Does anyone else feel like sin has become almost synonymous with sex or anything pertaining to anything sexual?
I was recieved into the catholic church this easter. yay! But I confess that I am at a loss. I am getting married in July, and so issues of sexual ethics as well as pregnancy and children come into play since we have both saved sex for marriage (and are therefore really excited about the expression of sexual love) and equally excited for starting a large family (we want lots of kids).
However, I am getting immensely discouraged at the exhaustive rules that seem to govern this topic, and I don’t see the likeness of such a list of rules with any other topic! Rules that govern when it is okay and when it isn’t to postpone or prevent pregnancy, rules on artificial insemination, and fertility treatments…even rules about how you should have your kid, or rules about what kind of medical treatment you can get if you life is endagered due to pregnancy.
I understand the seriousness of sex, but frankly, it’s so overwhelming to the point of depression that is starting to make me wonder what is the point? The intimacy of a sexual relationship in marriage doesn’t seem worth the rulebook anymore. I feel like I can’t even do anything with my husband (when we are married) without having to have EVERYONE sign off on it, and after reading rules about pregnancy, it’s making me horified to take such a risk!