For the last 40 years our mainstream culture has been implanting clearly provocative ideas, images and messages in our brains regarding the marital act. Undoubtedly this pollution can and often does creep into the brain during intimacy. Our brains can “run wild” with images and memories of past experiences that are less than appropriate. What would constitute the idea of having “impure thoughts” during the marital act?
From time to time, I would suspect that all of us have wondered: “Should I have been thinking about THAT” ??? :eek:
I once heard a well respected Catholic commentator on a radio show advise that couples should pray beforehand. To me and maybe even to the best of Catholics this might seem like very strange advice. For now, I think my prayer time will remain during the morning and before meals!
Human sexuality and spirituality are undeniably linked as designed by God himself. Prayer should have the number one place in ALL of our lives, but somehow the two can seem like opposite ends of the spectrum of the human experience! Thoughts anyone?