So the interior order of married life, which enables the manifestations of affection to develop according to their right proportion and meaning, is a fruit not only of the virtue which the couple practice, but also of the gifts of the Holy Spirit with which they cooperate. In this age of spiritual awakening, the world has entered upon the path of progress into the arena of development, where the power of the spirit surpasses that of the body.
Delray Beach, FL. However, all gifts have to be used appropriately. The Catholic Church disapproves of fornication sexual intercourse between two people not married to each othercalling it "gravely contrary to the dignity of persons and of human sexuality".
The questioner asked to remain anonymous:. Is Sex before Marriage a Sin? You can find her at www. And his commandments are not burdensome. Distance yourself from church-going friends who persist in cohabitating, and build relationships with Christians who will encourage you and hold you accountable in abstaining from sex before marriage.
Living together has become a de facto way of testing the relationship before making a final commitment.
I realize this is a topic for another post but sexual matters hit at the core of our being; thus they have great potential to harm and build walls between partners. Well, it is grave matter. God is not a cosmic party pooper. She had the right to prove her virginity had been taken in the marriage bed.