Tuesday, July 17, 2012

TOB Tuesday: Confessions of a 26-year-old Virgin

And it looks like she has a genuinely TOB understanding of marriage, too:

"...Chastity shifts a person's focus from self to others, from what a potential husband could do for me to what he and I could do together — what we, as a unit, could contribute to the world. It is less about whether sex with him will be awkward at first and more about whether it would be a good thing for our future kids to grow up and turn into one of us.
"For us [Catholics], sex serves two purposes: procreation and unity. We don't believe we're supposed to decide to unite because sex is pleasurable, but to create a pleasurable sexual relationship with the person to whom we are permanently united."

Read the rest here!


The Dutchman said...

Saw this article last week and liked it so much I sent it on to my sixteen-year-old daughter.

Anonymous said...

What an incredible recommendation from a very discriminating source. Sister Anne, your acumen never ceases to amaze me. May God bless the Dutchman for his exemplary taste.