Dating intimacy relationship sex
As we grow older opportunities arise to develop more intimate relationships outside of the home, getting to know people, establishing commitment and trust, building connections through work, play, sexual contact, parenting, etc.
The journey towards creating intimate relationships is therefore potentially never ending and everyone’s experience in growing up and learning about intimacy is going to be different: Cultural beliefs about men, about what a man should stereotypically do and be, influence how men understand and relate to intimacy.
At the moment of his Baptism, the Christian is pledged to lead his affective life in chastity (CCC 2348). The underlying issue here is the misunderstanding and erroneous attitude that much of the world today has towards sex. So many do not seem to understand what sex and sexual intimacy is really all about.
In general, the world does not teach us to regard sex as a beautiful and noble gift from God, intended to fulfill His divine plan. And the intimate bodily aspects of our sexuality were meant by God for marriage.
Would a woman who has a strong interest in and desire for a married man do well in spending time alone with him?
In doing so, each of these persons would be placing himself in what is called “a near occasion of sin” a circumstance which offers a person an enticement or invitation to sin..
As Christians, we have a moral obligation to avoid sin in all its forms.
When we do not do so, we offend God we sin.How good it would be if more men and women asked these questions.