[quote="someperson555, post:1, topic:305030"]
in the midle ages the catholic church tolerated prostitution because they thought it was a good alternative to stop people from committing greater sins such as masterbation, adultery, and sodomy.
so it is worth considering, would it be the morally responsible thing to do to have a certain someone you could have sex with until marriage? just to keep from committing more grevious sins?
p.s. i realise the real morally responsible thing to do would be to not have sex at al untill marriage, but many of us find this very difficult to do. so basically wouldnt it be better to have sex with a person (using NFP ofcourse), to stave off masterbation and pornography?
I smell balogny.:D
Chastity builds the character necessary for life long marriage. Learning that you can live through long periods of time with out sex, is integral to sexual self conrol. It develops in you the ability to put the welfare of others, your wife/husband and kids, ahead of your own selfish desires.
What you suggest above is just practicing weakness, and sin over & over again. It only makes one more weak. Then if that person finds someone they truely love, and marry them, they are doomed to failure. When they are tempted by someone younger, more beautiful, with money, flashy car.......they will cave, their spouse finds out, and boom they end up divorced. They hurt most those they wanted to love and cherish! Living a lustful life renders people **incapable of true **love which is exclusive.
My husband & I chose to have a chaste courtship. 27 years later, I still save all of my sexual expression for him. I can't imagine being intimate with anyone else. He is everything to me.
Hanging on to sin, is like clinging to bobwire that is chained to a monster truck going 60 mph. It will shred you!