How Celibacy Gives This Christian Woman 'A Higher Reason For Living'

08/14/2014 02:51 pm ET

Lina Abujamra lives life alone and has never had a sexual encounter, but she insists there's no reason to feel bad for her.

"It's a lie in our culture that if you're not in a romantic relationship, you're less there -- [that] you haven't fulfilled your full potential as a human," the Pediatric ER doctor said in a HuffPost Live interview Thursday.

The devout Christian subsequently lives her life without "every connection" -- emotional, physical and sexual -- as a means of establishing her belief in "something greater."

"I believe in a higher reason for living," she said. "I believe I'm on this earth for a purpose. I believe that there's a thing for me to do here on this earth -- I'm not just here to get a job, have three kids and die. I think that's very glum in some ways."

You can hear more of Lina's story as part of HuffPost Live's conversation on living a fulfilling life alonehere.

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