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Apr 16th 2013 new
(Quote) Meesch-691047 said: Twenty eight years old, still single, no kids and no prospects! I watch too many Jane Austen movies!
(Quote) Meesch-691047 said: Twenty eight years old, still single, no kids and no prospects! I watch too many Jane Austen movies!
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Try fifty, with nothing in the wings...
Apr 16th 2013 new

Bahar, "artificial insemination" is not morally licit. Here is what the catechism says about it:

Catechism of the Catholic Churchon reproductive technologies

2374Couples who discover that they are sterile suffer greatly. "What will you give me," asks Abraham of God, "for I continue childless?" And Rachel cries to her husband Jacob, "Give me children, or I shall die!"

2375Research aimed at reducing human sterility is to be encouraged, on condition that it is placed "at the service of the human person, of his inalienable rights, and his true and integral good according to the design and will of God."

2376Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral. These techniques (heterologous artificial insemination and fertilization) infringe the child's right to be born of a father and mother known to him and bound to each other by marriage. They betray the spouses' "right to become a father and a mother only through each other."

2377Techniques involving only the married couple (homologous artificial insemination and fertilization) are perhaps less reprehensible, yet remain morally unacceptable. They dissociate the sexual act from the procreative act. The act which brings the child into existence is no longer an act by which two persons give themselves to one another, but one that "entrusts the life and identity of the embryo into the power of doctors and biologists and establishes the domination of technology over the origin and destiny of the human person. Such a relationship of domination is in itself contrary to the dignity and equality that must be common to parents and children." "Under the moral aspect procreation is deprived of its proper perfection when it is not willed as the fruit of the conjugal act, that is to say, of the specific act of the spouses' union. . . . Only respect for the link between the meanings of the conjugal act and respect for the unity of the human being make possible procreation in conformity with the dignity of the person."

2378A child is not something owed to one, but is a gift. The "supreme gift of marriage" is a human person. A child may not be considered a piece of property, an idea to which an alleged "right to a child" would lead. In this area, only the child possesses genuine rights: the right "to be the fruit of the specific act of the conjugal love of his parents," and "the right to be respected as a person from the moment of his conception."

2379The Gospel shows that physical sterility is not an absolute evil. Spouses who still suffer from infertility after exhausting legitimate medical procedures should unite themselves with the Lord's Cross, the source of all spiritual fecundity. They can give expression to their generosity by adopting abandoned children or performing demanding services for others.
Apr 17th 2013 new

(Quote) Meesch-691047 said: Twenty eight years old, still single, no kids and no prospects! I watch too many Jane Austen movies!
(Quote) Meesch-691047 said: Twenty eight years old, still single, no kids and no prospects! I watch too many Jane Austen movies!
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Maybe too many of us are searching for Mr. Darcy. scratchchin

Apr 18th 2013 new

(Quote) Pat-5351 said: Bahar, "artificial insemination" is not morally licit. Here is what the catechism says abou...
(Quote) Pat-5351 said:

Bahar, "artificial insemination" is not morally licit. Here is what the catechism says about it:

Catechism of the Catholic Churchon reproductive technologies

2374Couples who discover that they are sterile suffer greatly. "What will you give me," asks Abraham of God, "for I continue childless?" And Rachel cries to her husband Jacob, "Give me children, or I shall die!"

2375Research aimed at reducing human sterility is to be encouraged, on condition that it is placed "at the service of the human person, of his inalienable rights, and his true and integral good according to the design and will of God."

2376Techniques that entail the dissociation of husband and wife, by the intrusion of a person other than the couple (donation of sperm or ovum, surrogate uterus), are gravely immoral. These techniques (heterologous artificial insemination and fertilization) infringe the child's right to be born of a father and mother known to him and bound to each other by marriage. They betray the spouses' "right to become a father and a mother only through each other."

2377Techniques involving only the married couple (homologous artificial insemination and fertilization) are perhaps less reprehensible, yet remain morally unacceptable. They dissociate the sexual act from the procreative act. The act which brings the child into existence is no longer an act by which two persons give themselves to one another, but one that "entrusts the life and identity of the embryo into the power of doctors and biologists and establishes the domination of technology over the origin and destiny of the human person. Such a relationship of domination is in itself contrary to the dignity and equality that must be common to parents and children." "Under the moral aspect procreation is deprived of its proper perfection when it is not willed as the fruit of the conjugal act, that is to say, of the specific act of the spouses' union. . . . Only respect for the link between the meanings of the conjugal act and respect for the unity of the human being make possible procreation in conformity with the dignity of the person."

2378A child is not something owed to one, but is a gift. The "supreme gift of marriage" is a human person. A child may not be considered a piece of property, an idea to which an alleged "right to a child" would lead. In this area, only the child possesses genuine rights: the right "to be the fruit of the specific act of the conjugal love of his parents," and "the right to be respected as a person from the moment of his conception."

2379The Gospel shows that physical sterility is not an absolute evil. Spouses who still suffer from infertility after exhausting legitimate medical procedures should unite themselves with the Lord's Cross, the source of all spiritual fecundity. They can give expression to their generosity by adopting abandoned children or performing demanding services for others.

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Then I have to propose to somebody or give matrimonial Ads in newspapers to find a man who is interested in having kids too. eyebrow

I have to admit it I envy men! They are able to propose to women but we are not able to propose to them! cool

Apr 18th 2013 new

(Quote) Kristine-450998 said: Maybe too many of us are searching for Mr. Darcy.
(Quote) Kristine-450998 said:


Maybe too many of us are searching for Mr. Darcy.

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Kristine dear I receive marriage proposals from men as old as my grand father! If we are waiting for Mr Darcy, what they are looking for! May be Scarlett O'hara!

Is there any problem with looking for someone who is on the same level as you, intellectually, physically...?

Apr 20th 2013 new
We have to keep Praying we find the one. The person we're looking for is out there, we must never give up hope. The day we give up could be the day we find that person.
Apr 21st 2013 new

You are not the only who feels this way.
I keep on praying to meet the man whom God has prepared for me.

May 1st 2013 new

(Quote) Clair-6292 said: Today's Short Reading from the Bible from the Book of Genesis: "And God promised men that...
(Quote) Clair-6292 said: Today's Short Reading from the Bible from the Book of Genesis:

"And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all

corners of the earth."

Then he made the earth round... and he laughed and laughed and laughed!
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I hope you don't mind... I >had< to share that on my Facebook page!!

May 1st 2013 new
(Quote) Bahar-937890 said: Kristine dear I receive marriage proposals from men as old as my grand father! If we are waiti...
(Quote) Bahar-937890 said:



Kristine dear I receive marriage proposals from men as old as my grand father! If we are waiting for Mr Darcy, what they are looking for! May be Scarlett O'hara!



Is there any problem with looking for someone who is on the same level as you, intellectually, physically...?

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Equal to you in sense and situation? NEVER!!!!! Such individuals are worth waiting for!
May 6th 2013 new
(Quote) Jennifer-61707 said: Oh, dear, Prince Charming, where are you? Beats me! Think I've been watching too many romantic comedy mov...
(Quote) Jennifer-61707 said:

Oh, dear, Prince Charming, where are you? Beats me! Think I've been watching too many romantic comedy movies lately!

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irked :fhhh: I told you I'm in the witness protection program! I can't step out to even get my mail without getting swamped. It's a rough life. Sorry
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