[quote=Hero Of Time]I recently got engaged to a woman I love beyond measure. She found out a long time before we met that the lining of her euterus is too thin to support a baby and she can never get pregnant. Does this mean that she and are forbidden from making love or even consummating our marriage? I always believed the Church’s teaching to be that the sole purpose of sex was to bring children into the world and any other use is considered a perversion. Can someone please shed some light on the subject for me? Thanks :)~Jim
May I suggest, as the other posters have done, that you broaden the way you think about the matter? You are going to be entering marriage, which is a partnership of the whole of life abundantly blessed by Christ. It is ordered toward the good of the spouses as well as the procreation and education of children according to Catholic doctrine. Both of these goods are part of marriage, but when the second is not available to a couple, the first remains true and holy. (And having been adopted myself, I’'m fond of people who are able to do so.)
Chapter 48 of Gaudium et spes, the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World may be helpful in understanding these points, if you’re inclined to process thoughts by reading.
The rich interpersonal sharing of intimacy in marriage also serves to communicate love between the spouses. That is recognized as a legitimate and holy aspect of married love.
By all means if you’re the reading type, get a copy of Humanae Vitae, or read it on the internet. John Paul II did some wonderful reflection on the Theology of the Body.
But I would encourage you to speak with a priest, deacon or ecclesiastical lay minster about your concern, so that you may set aside any confusion, and approach marriage without qualms or worry.