Do catholics believe in interracial dating
And there are all sorts of “reasons” not to wait, it seems.
One argument would go that sex is an important part of marriage, so you should practice in advance. Sexual intercourse isn’t like playing tennis or basketball.
But the arguments for chastity aren’t, “don’t do it,” “sex is dirty”—they are about valuing yourself, protecting yourself from making premature commitments and keeping sacred the sexual union for marriage.
“If you know you want to marry someone, does that make it more OK to have sex before marriage? Because if you know that you love someone and that you’re going to be sharing the gift of sex with them in a few months, why do you have to wait?
“Does the Church think it’s better to lead a chaste life and that marriage is just a second-best option?
” This is an excellent question—and one that I think a lot of people are confused about.
If they say “let’s go home together now,” you can say you think they’re really great and you’d like to get to know then better—over coffee the next day.
This does a few things: First of all, it’s different, so you’ve got their attention.
In a nearly-packed room in the basement of the Newman Center (and with Daily Iowan reporters there taking notes and snapping my picture) we had 90 minutes of questions, answers and discussion.To prepare for the talk, I attended at Thursday 10 p.m.Mass where about 75 committed Catholic undergrads served as a focus group: After I explained why I thought it was important for issues of sex and dating to be address within the Church, I asked students to put their anonymous questions on index cards.Second, it shields you from someone who just wants a one-night stand.If they don’t want to have coffee with you in 12 hours but they wanted to have sex with you right then, you made the right choice.
Chastity, however, is something that is valued by the Church as the way we guard our sexuality before marriage.