I was raised in a Catholic home. My parents taught me that sex was reserved for marriage, but that was the extent of the discussion. They never explained why it was reserved for marriage. He gave us a roadmap to navigate a culture that has completely lost its understanding and purpose. I spent a few years, for all intents and purposes, outside of the Church.
You may visit his website at www. The ultimate form of speech is the body. And so the body and the things we say with it matter. This, says Pope John Paul, is why sex outside marriage is such a cruel violation of the nature of the human person.
Learning Love: Theology of the Body and the Family (Part 1)
For many a soul, it conjures up images of dusty books, dry speculation and generously proportioned friars debating the number of angels who can dance upon the head of a pin. To a certain extent, theology has earned that reputation. It can and has been made deadly dull by those who make a living by it. This is particularly true of the theology of the body — the study of the meaning and purpose of the human person and what we reveal about the One in whose image we were made.
The Theology of the Body comes from a series of reflections that Blessed Pope John Paul II gave about the truth, beauty, and goodness of the human body especially in how the husband and wife come together through the marital embrace in a complete gift of self to each other. The body reveals the inner person and whatever we do to the body, we do to the soul: they are united. Shame and fear entered the human experience after Adam and Eve sinned, and it took Jesus coming as the redeemer to be back in unity with God.