Christianboundaries for dating

15-Mar-2020 21:48

It’s right to acknowledge that there is far more to marriage than sex, and that other factors (such as mutual respect, commitment, companionship, a shared sense of calling, faith in Christ) are indispensable criteria for a couple trying to discern whether they should marry or not. Any couple considering marriage should be really sure that they are sexually attracted to one another – whether either of them experience same-sex attraction or not.If you aren’t attracted to someone, you shouldn’t marry them!

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"Last year I was looking for an answer to these words: 'I belong to you,' and finally, before leaving Poland, I found a way - a scapular," he wrote in September 1976.

By Sean Doherty “Our pastoral experience over the years has demonstrated again and again that when a gay man marries, this is not only inappropriate for him, but this can absolutely destroy his wife.”As a predominantly same-sex attracted man, Jeremy’s comment here is the kind of attitude I often encounter when people find out that I used to consider myself to be gay.

And whilst I am convinced that some people with same sex attraction can and should get married (to someone of the opposite sex), Jeremy and others are absolutely right to remind us of the profound damage that can be caused when someone ignores or refuses to be honest about their true sexual feelings and enters into a marriage, hoping that they will become sexually attracted to their spouse after the wedding.

The average family spends at least £800 on the celebrations (that’s a lot of Quality Street), and in the UK alone, we buy 6 million rolls of Sellotape and more than 25 million Christmas puddings each year.

So where exactly does this festive fervour come from, when almost half of us are not religious?

"Last year I was looking for an answer to these words: 'I belong to you,' and finally, before leaving Poland, I found a way - a scapular," he wrote in September 1976.

By Sean Doherty “Our pastoral experience over the years has demonstrated again and again that when a gay man marries, this is not only inappropriate for him, but this can absolutely destroy his wife.”As a predominantly same-sex attracted man, Jeremy’s comment here is the kind of attitude I often encounter when people find out that I used to consider myself to be gay.

And whilst I am convinced that some people with same sex attraction can and should get married (to someone of the opposite sex), Jeremy and others are absolutely right to remind us of the profound damage that can be caused when someone ignores or refuses to be honest about their true sexual feelings and enters into a marriage, hoping that they will become sexually attracted to their spouse after the wedding.

The average family spends at least £800 on the celebrations (that’s a lot of Quality Street), and in the UK alone, we buy 6 million rolls of Sellotape and more than 25 million Christmas puddings each year.

So where exactly does this festive fervour come from, when almost half of us are not religious?

The other secular symbols of Christmas, the tree, street and yard decorations, and even Santa Claus (as usually presented) are tangential to the real center of the season.