[quote=wcknight]That’s a pretty tough request, and my guess is that the percentage of folks who didn’t kiss passionately during courtship before marriage is less than one tenth of one percent.
Of course, just because everyone else is doing it, doesn’t make it right. I’d be curious to find out if anyone on these boards held off kissing until after marriage.
Since this is a site whose membership is largely made up of converts, I don’t think we could expect to find too many who didn’t passionately kiss or more before marriage.
Living the Catholic understanding of courtship has been foreign to most of us. And even on a site made up mostly of cradle Catholics, because of the damage the “sexual revolution” has done to our people, we might be hard pressed to find any who abstained from passionate kissing, if not more there too.
It is only now, after the major wave of the sexual revolution has passed over us and we are beginning to see the ravages of it, that people are beginning to rethink everything our culture has told us for at least two generations–that we should hang the consequences and just do what feels right to us. Unfortunately, we haven’t seen the exhaustion of this notion yet, and probably won’t for another generation or two. But, there is hope for our young people if we tell them the truth–that sex is nothing to play around with and chastity isn’t a dirty word.