Sex, Love, and Marriage-Introduction
What vital subjects these are! None can remain unaffected by them. And yet what ignorance there is about the real purpose of these gifts of God to mankind.
Usually there is very little instruction on these matters whether by parents to their children or by Priest to their young people. As a result, young people obtain their information in perverted forms from the "gutter". The world and the Devil are quick to teach them in their own way what the Church should have taught them first in a pure way. Ignorance about the Scriptural teaching on these subjects has left most young people defenseless against Satan's attacks in these areas. I have had people send me emails and messages where they were struggling with these subjects. I will be the first to admit that there was a time in my life that I did not take heed to that which I speak, to my own detriment and the detriment of others. My desire is to present sex, love and marriage from God's viewpoint.
God Himself is the essence of true love and He is the One Who created sex and ordained marriage.
He alone can therefore tell us what love really means, and how sex and marriage can be used for our greatest good. What God has said in His Word, we shall find is contrary to much that this world teaches on these subjects. But the teaching of God's Word is like a rock. He who builds his life on it can never fall - no storm or earthquake will ever shake him.
There are some matters on which one cannot be dogmatic. In these, I will refrain from dogmatism. But there are other matters on which one cannot but be firm. On such matters I will express myself in a way that leaves no doubt to the reader.
I will do some plain speaking in these posts. There will be some strong statements too. Most of the Church since the 1960s, and maybe longer, I fear, have soft-pedaled these issues for far too long. Many a young life might have been saved from ruin if our Catholic Parents and our Clergy had spoken with a firmer voice on these matters. Hence I make no apology for hitting hard in some places. I have seen many Christians falling into Satan's traps in the realm of sex. I have also seen many "Christian" marriages that have fulfilled the devil's purpose instead of God's. In the words of one author I know, “I cannot but open fire now with the deadliest weapons in God's armoury.”
I would urge everyone to read through these post seriously. Print them out, meditate on them, pass them out to others who can use them. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Prevention is better than cure. Taking heed to what is said may save you from many a heartache and many a shipwreck in the future.
In many places where I will use the pronouns, "he" and "him", they do not refer only to men. I have used these words in a generic way to refer to mankind in general - and so women are included too. The places where this is so will be obvious to the reader.
It is my prayer that these post will be a blessing to many in helping them to find God's perfect will in sex, love and marriage.