i really like the idea of people with STDs only being with those who have it or at least let the person they see a future with know they have them.
God bless you!
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Tobias and Sarah's story is from the Book of Tobit, and his journey is guided by Saint Raphael.
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There is a thing called TMI or too much information. I don't need to know if my boss, my neighbor, the bank teller or any stranger is practicing chastity. Prying into the private matters of others for titillating purposes or to provoke giggles is inappropriate.
However, in seeking a relationship that leads to marriage it is an important issue. It comes across in how one carries oneself, how they interact with others, and in how their words match their actions. It is not just a question to ask, but rather it is common ground upon which to stand together.
The importance of avoiding temptation and near occasions of sin cannot be overstated. People used to make jokes about the Catholic high school dances where the chaperones would make sure the couples were not dancing too close, but you know what? You can thank Sr. Mary Margaret or Principal Whoever for saving your soul there.
Catholic teaching is not arbitrary. I sometimes think that people have not had the benefit of an adult conversation where they are told that sex is how babies are made. If you're not ready as a husband and wife to feed, diaper and burp the little angel, then get a hobby where your clothes stay on.