I have a good question. Is it okay to practice celibacy within marriage? Do you need a good reason within marriage?
My fiance and I are engaged and will be married next May. I have a dream to get my doctorate in psychology after I graduate with a Bachelor’s in December 2008.
I have explained to him that I am open to children and he has a similar mindset. We plan to practice NFP but I have said that throughout one year of the program it would be quite inconveinient to have a child, so we will have to be sure to do it perfectly. I also said that even if God was to bless us with a child in that one year we would figure something out and love the child all the same. : He has said that if it is that important to me maybe we should try a year of celibacy. I am concerned that this would be against Church teaching… but I know Saints have done it and didn’t Mary and Joseph do it? Where does the Church stand on this? :signofcross: