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Some women have been waiting all their lives, like some men, to spend a night together with someone that they will love forever.
Once when many of my girls were still teens, I was in a meeting with our priest. He was railing on and on about how provacatively the young girls in Mass were dressing and how he was going to institute a dress code and have A Knight at the door to turn them away it they didnt meet it. He ended his rant with "after all priests are men, too and I don't need to be tempted". I stood up and said "Father, are you blaming these adolescents, who are experimenting with their newfound adult bodies, for YOUR lust?. for your sin? Where do you want these girls to be on Sunday morning, standing outside the church or inside where you and the rest of us can gently and with tact explain how dressing this way can be bad for their souls, for their salvation?. Your attitude may be Catholic, but it is not Christ-like."
The attitude of that priest is often found in the responses to these kind of questions. Of course pre-marital sex is wrong. But the harsh critcism of those who answered the question "wrong" is not Christ-like. He gathered the sinners to him with love and explained how, what and why God wants us to obey his commandments and the reason is always the same; it is for our own good!
Pre-marital sex and the answer to that question hurts no one else on this site except the person who engages in it. I would like to see the responses to that question reflect concern and love for those who misguidedly believe otherwise, instead of anger and recrimination. Pre-marital sex is wrong because it hurts us, it leads to other sin and it leaves us open to self hate, disease, low self esteem and depression. I would like to speak to those honest people who answered "no" to open a dialogue to the practical harm it does, without judging their beliefs. To the men I have spoken to on here who answered "yes" and then talked to me about having sex right away, well you cant change honesty
..I am usually horrified at how this minority of people dress for mass
Hopefully more and more people will pay heed to their guardian angels.
God has done many people a great favor by leaving them feeling very empty after the experience of sex outside of marriage.
Also, unfortunately, people also "lie" to lure people in I suppose. Which I think is sad because it is a selfish and deceitful act. Lord have Mercy, protect me for such men.
was full of questions................
also really struggling with getting my mind around 80 year olds
needing to be open to more children to have sex
Anyway, that's how I read the questions. I'm open any answer to the questions as long as it involves discussion about the why of the answer.