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Theology of the body for schools PSHE course on love and sexuality By Robert Colquhoun [email_address]
Prayer <ul><li>O my God, teach me to love others with purity. Help me to love with generosity and goodness, to respect mys...
Deep and difficult questions <ul><li>Is there a purpose to life? What is the  </li></ul><ul><li>purpose and meaning of the...
What does the Church say about love and marriage? <ul><li>Love is the vocation of every person </li></ul><ul><li>Family is...
Why save sex until marriage? <ul><li>Love without regret </li></ul><ul><li>Among those who have already lost their virgini...
Why save sex until marriage? <ul><li>Less likely to divorce </li></ul><ul><li>When a man is married as a virgin, his divor...
Why save sex until marriage? <ul><li>The younger a girl is when she becomes sexually active, the more likely she is to exp...
What is love? <ul><li>We are all looking for love. Sometimes we look for the right thing in the wrong places.  </li></ul><...
How does love relate to happiness? <ul><li>“ Because true happiness, dear friends, does not consist in the pleasures of th...
What is the difference between love and lust? <ul><li>Lust is a disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pl...
Comparing love with lust <ul><li>Words to describe lust: </li></ul><ul><li>Objectifying devious </li></ul><ul><li>lifeless...
Comparing love with lust <ul><li>Words to describe love </li></ul><ul><li>gives personal honest </li></ul><ul><li>waits li...
What is the difference between chastity and abstinence? <ul><li>Some think saving sex until marriage will either lead to r...
Chastity: a definition <ul><li>A positive virtue, to be thought only in association with love.  </li></ul><ul><li>Is about...
How dangerous is virginity? <ul><li>Some think that  virginity is something  dangerous and it  might in fact kill you. </l...
How important is the body for Christians? <ul><li>We are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). </li></ul><ul><li>God be...
How important is the body for Christians? <ul><li>We believe in the resurrection of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>The body a...
What are important elements of marriage? <ul><li>Free - through personal consent.  </li></ul><ul><li>Faithful - a promise ...
What about the message of ‘safe’ sex? <ul><li>Safe sex is an absolute joke. </li></ul><ul><li>It is medically inaccurate a...
 
‘Safe sex’ examined <ul><li>46% of teenage girls acquire HPV from their first sexual relationship.  </li></ul><ul><li>Coll...
Oral contraceptive pill <ul><li>Pill can act as an abortifacient. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Physicians' Desk Reference, 2414...
Oral contraceptive pill <ul><li>The birth control pill increases a woman’s chance of having breast cancer, cervical cancer...
Modesty <ul><li>There is a difference between dressing attractively and dressing to attract.  </li></ul><ul><li>When women...
Women <ul><li>Pope John Paul said, &quot;God has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman.&quot; </li></...
A dump him list for girls <ul><li>You've had to tell him more than once to stop </li></ul><ul><li>You feel the need to fix...
A dump him list for girls <ul><li>He doesn't care if you lie to your family. </li></ul><ul><li>He puts you down with words...
Pornography <ul><li>Trains the mind to want women to be constantly sexually available and physically flawless.  </li></ul>...
Top ten myths about sex <ul><li>1. Fertility is a disease. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Refraining from sex is something that is g...
Response to top ten myths about sex <ul><li>1. Fertility is a normal and natural part of a healthy, functioning body. </li...
Why live a pure life? <ul><li>Chastity is a sure way to happiness as it sets you free to love rather than use. It is a sta...
Why live a pure life? <ul><li>A source of self respect, clear conscience, less pressure, the wisdom of how to respect othe...
A final exhortation <ul><li>Don't be afraid to be the saints of the new millennium! Christ is calling you. The Church need...
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  • Many people know what the Church teaches about sex and marriage, but they don’t know why the Church teaches it.
  • Pope John Paul defined love in different ways. He talked of love under three definitions: attraction, desire and goodwill. To love another person is to make a gift of oneself. John Paul II said that “Man cannot find himself apart from making a sincere gift of himself.” This is disinterested love. Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta “Spread love everywhere you go. First of all in your own home. Be the living expression of God&apos;s kindness; kindness in your fact; kindness in your eyes; kindness in your smile; kindness in your warm greeting.”
  • Role model. Young man, energetic alive to the world, zealous and enthusiastic.
  • When we discover true love, lust becomes boring. In the words of Josh Harris, “Lust would like us to believe that it can make us happy. If we just give it what it wants, it will stop pestering us and be satisfied. Lust is never satisfied, you can’t bargain with it and come out a winner. Lust hijacks sex. It wants to train your desires to delight in the thrill of the forbidden so that you lose your Godly appetite for what is good.”
  • What then is the difference between love and lust? Lust is not even a suitable alternative to love. When we discover true love, lust becomes boring. In the words of Josh Harris, “Lust would like us to believe that it can make us happy. If we just give it what it wants, it will stop pestering us and be satisfied. Lust is never satisfied, you can’t bargain with it and come out a winner. Lust hijacks sex. It wants to train your desires to delight in the thrill of the forbidden so that you lose your Godly appetite for what is good.” Lust is a disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure, sought for itself.
  • Some people might be abstinent because they have chosen to, others because they cannot get a date. It tells us little about the spiritual state of a person.
  • This great virtue gives us purity in mind, heart and conscience and prepares our souls for love. Only the chaste man and the chaste woman are capable of true love. This virtue gives us self control, spiritual strength and is a certain path to happiness. from the latin adjective ‘castus’ which means pure.
  • Alice von Hildebrand mentions in her classic book,The privilege of being a woman an amusing anecdote. She states, “Let us imagine how ludicrous it would be if all of a sudden a young person who seemed to enjoy a blooming health dropped dead; according to the laws of certain states, an autopsy must be performed on the corpse. How ridiculous it would be if, after hours of careful dissection of the dead person, the doctor would declare virginity to be the cause of her demise! Everyone know that this does not make sense. But we all know people who die young because they have abused sex and caught diseases that unforgiving nature has linked to these aberrations.” (p94-5).
  • The flesh is the hinge of salvation (Tertullian)
  • We are all mortal, and return to ashes. What is the meaning and purpose of our bodies?
  • Two become one. When we get married we take a number of vows and promises to our spouse. These wedding vows we swear to a marriage that is free (through our own personal consent), faithful (a promise of exclusivity), total (holding nothing back) and fruitful (open to the gift of new life). Without one of these indispensable attributes in a Catholic wedding, it would be questionable that a marriage took place. Who here has thought of their future spouse? Maybe they are nearby somewhere. Maybe they are in school right now. Maybe they are in this room. What about premarital sex? Is that free, faithful, fruitful and total? Let me think about this with my ex girlfriend... I&apos;ve known you for all of 25 minutes...
  • Safe sex= absolute joke The message of so called ‘safe’ sex and ‘safer’ sex is devastating and dangerous. It is medically inaccurate and insulting to women. It generates a false sense of security encouraging risky behaviour and reduces the understanding of sex to purely genital. Sex has more consequences than a condom could ever protect against. The message of ‘safe’ sex is an absolute joke. Sex is not safe, but involves the complete gift of self to another person. ‘safe’ sex misleads people about the biological, spiritual and emotional effects of sex. Such a message is patronising and insulting to teenagers. Effectively, it communicates, “I have no confidence in you.” Being neutered by drugs is one way of repressing your fertility. When we set the standards high and if fact say: save sex until marriage, we give a new generation the confidence to believe in themselves and to live for something greater. There is no condom for the heart or the soul •Either we have control over our passions or they control us.
  • The pill thins the lining of the uterus and prevents implantation. The pill can cause more than 150 biological changes in a woman according to the textbook of contraceptive practice. This can include gallbladder disease, headache, bleeding irregularities, ectopic pregnancy, yeast infection, changes to the curvature of the eye, excessive hair growth in unusual places, acne, and partial or complete loss of vision. (Contem. Obstetrics &amp; Gynaecology, 1988; 19: 315-26). Research by Professor Erik Odeblad, Dept. of Medical Biophysics, University of Umeå, Sweden shows that the pill ages a woman&apos;s cervix twice as quickly. In other words, a 24-year-old woman who has been on the Pill since she was 12 (as is not uncommon) and is now married and wants to have children may be shocked to find that she has the cervix of a 36-year-old woman!
  • The birth control pill increases a woman’s chance of having breast cancer, cervical cancer and liver cancer. Chris Kahlenborn, MD, et al., &amp;quot;Oral Contraceptive Use as a Risk Factor for Premenopausal Breast Cancer: A Meta-analysis,&amp;quot; Mayo Clinic Proceedings 81:10 (October, 2006): 1290-1302; Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in Breast Cancer, &amp;quot;Breast cancer and hormonal contraceptives: collaborative reanalysis of individual data on 53,297 women with breast cancer and 100,239 women without breast cancer from 54 epidemiological studies,&amp;quot; Lancet 347 (June, 1996): 1713-1727; World Health Organization, &amp;quot;IARC Monographs Programme Finds Combined Estrogen-Progestogen Contraceptives and Menopausal Therapy are Carcinogenic to Humans,&amp;quot; International Agency for Research on Cancer, Press Release 167 (July 29, 2005); Smith, et al., &amp;quot;Cervical cancer and use of hormonal contraceptives: A systematic review,&amp;quot; Lancet 361 (2003):1159?1167; La Vecchia, &amp;quot;Oral contraceptives and cancer,&amp;quot; Minerva Ginecologica 58:3 (June, 2006): 209-214. Birth control pills meddle with a woman’s immune system, making her more likely to contract certain STDs. Yovel, et al., &amp;quot;The Effects of Sex, Menstrual Cycle, and Oral Contraceptives on the Number and Activity of Natural Killer Cells,&amp;quot; Gynecologic Oncology 81:2 (May, 2001): 254-262; Blum, et al., &amp;quot;Antisperm Antibodies in Young Oral Contraceptive Users,&amp;quot; Advances in Contraception 5 (1989): 41?46; Critchlow, et al., &amp;quot;Determinants of cervical ectopia and of cervicitis: age, oral contraception, specific cervical infection, smoking, and douching,&amp;quot; American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 173:2 (August, 1995): 534-43; Baeten, et al.,&amp;quot;Hormonal contraception and risk of sexually transmitted disease acquisition: results from a prospective study,&amp;quot; American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology 185:2 (August, 2001): 380-385; Ley, et al., &amp;quot;Determinants of Genital Human Papillomavirus Infection in Young Women,&amp;quot; Journal of the National Cancer Institute 83:14 (July, 1991): 997-1003; Prakash, et al., &amp;quot;Oral contraceptive use induces upregulation of the CCR5 chemokine receptor on CD4(+) T cells in the cervical epithelium of healthy women,&amp;quot; Journal of Reproductive Immunology 54 (March, 2002): 117-131; Wang, et al., &amp;quot;Risk of HIV infection in oral contraceptive pill users: a meta-analysis,&amp;quot; Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 21:1 (May, 1999): 51-58; Lavreys, et al., &amp;quot;Hormonal contraception and risk of HIV-1 acquisition: results from a 10-year prospective study,&amp;quot; AIDS 18:4 (March, 2004): 695-697. Because of its link to breast cancer, veterinarians stopped prescribing Depo-Provera for dogs. However, it&apos;s still being given to women, and is sometimes injected into male sex offenders in order to kill their sex drive. &amp;quot;The Case Against Depo-Provera,&amp;quot; Multinational Monitor 6:2-3 (February/March, 1985); T.A. Kiersch, &amp;quot;Treatment of sex offenders with Depo-Provera,&amp;quot; The Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 18:2 (1990): 179-187; &amp;quot;Assembly Bill 3339, &amp;quot;An act to repeal and add Section 645 of the Penal Code, relating to crimes.&amp;quot; California State Senate, Amended August 20, 1996; 2005 California Penal Code, 645.
  • Modesty: There is a difference between dressing attractively and dressing to attract. In her spellbinding book, Colleen Hammond describes what it is like to live life “Dressing with dignity.” She describes why this is so important for the moral upstanding of society and how culturally damaging the modern onslaught of immodest clothing is. When women wear suggestive clothing, men will finish the picture with their imagination. Men are visually stimulated, whereas as a generalisation women rely more on verbal communication and their feelings. Many women fail to realise the influence that wearing sexually suggestive clothing has on others. Modesty is closely related to mystery. Alice von Hildebrand has said that “To dress modestly is the appropriate response that women should give to their ‘mystery.’” When little is left to the imagination, the mystery vanishes because everything is flaunted. Things are veiled when they are thought to have great importance. Modesty helps to guard purity and the resplendent virtue of chastity, preserving mystery. Many believe that modesty in dress is far more attractive, dignified and classy. St Bernard of Clairvaux said, “How beautiful then, is modesty, and what a gem among virtues it is.” In a recent X Factor audition, Cheryl Cole berated a pop group for wearing too suggestive clothing, considering it tasteless. Modest dress helps to keep society healthy. Confucius knew that women are the moral root of society and the culture will only grow in proportion to the moral strength of its women. Cultures collapse if women, the moral fibre of society, do not put modesty into practice. The immodest trends that arrived in the twentieth century broke historical precedence. Fashion designers gradually developed more and more revealing dresses. When the bikini was first introduced, none of the models in Paris would wear it on the catwalks. The designer had to hire a nude dancer from the Casino de Paris. She had no problem about walking down the catwalk in this bathing suit! To be able to love your future spouse before you have even met them is something truly noble and honourable.
  • • The pinnacle of God&apos;s creation • Most beautiful thing in the world • Pope John Paul said, &amp;quot;God has assigned every man the dignity of every woman.&amp;quot; • Ephesians chapter 6 &amp;quot;Husbands love your brides as Christ loved the Church.&amp;quot; • A man who looks at a woman lustfully commits adultery with her in his heart. • Sirach 9:2 &amp;quot;Do not give yourself to a woman so that she gains mastery over your strength.&amp;quot; • Purity is about wanting heaven for the women we love • Woman are a gift to be received not a goal to be conquered. • Every woman is somebody&apos;s daughter • Imagine your future bride • Real men empty themselves for the sake of their princesses. • Women are able to carry 2 or more souls in their body at the same time • You don&apos;t want to take your girlfriend further away from God. It&apos;s never to late to become the person you ought to be.
  • These are not minor faults, but they are signs of major issues that can be disastrous to a future marriage. If any one of these applies to him, end th relationship now.
  • Chesterton said: &amp;quot;Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is looking for God.&amp;quot; Pornography e.g. porn on wedding night anecdote. Couple excited in honeymoon suite, wife says to husband how much she has been looking forward to this night and how wonderful it is going to be. After the romantic anticipation of both the man and the woman, the woman says “to prepare for this night I have seen hundreds of pictures of naked men.” Training the mind to see women to be constantly sexually available, physically flawless. This is an impossible demand! Pornography is the best training around for divorce. A coherent training in an marital unhappiness. Last Judgement – what did you do with you life? I first came across pornography when I was aged about 11 years old. It was the Sun magazine... so excited to find it, but amongst this trash I learnt how to treat women dishonourably.The real sign of the decline of a civilization is when women do not blush anymore.
  • It calls us to remember friendship and forget lust. Who will be laughing at your wedding?
  • Chastity brings superior health, happiness and hope. One young writer wrote, “the commandment to wait… promoted the greatest fulfilment in sex by paving the way for trust, emotional satisfaction, joy and passion unthreatened by mental battles. How good and intelligent the Creator is.” There is one method that is 100% effective against STDs, unwanted pregnancies and the physical, emotional and spiritual problems connected with pre-marital sex. The virtue of chastity protects the relationship we are in and helps us to be captivated by the beauty and pleasure of God’s way. True love waits and plans.
  • Be contemplative, love prayer, be coherent with your faith and generous in your service of brothers and sisters, be active members of the Church and builders of peace. To succeed in this demanding project of life, continue to listen to his word, draw strength from the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and penance. The Lord wants you to be intrepid apostles of his Gospel and builders of a new humanity.
  • Transcript of "Theology Of The Body For Schools"

    1. 1. Theology of the body for schools PSHE course on love and sexuality By Robert Colquhoun [email_address]
    2. 2. Prayer <ul><li>O my God, teach me to love others with purity. Help me to love with generosity and goodness, to respect myself and others in the way I act and to reverence the way that you have given us for the creation of new life. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Deep and difficult questions <ul><li>Is there a purpose to life? What is the </li></ul><ul><li>purpose and meaning of the body? </li></ul><ul><li>What exactly is love? </li></ul><ul><li>Is it possible to be pure of heart? </li></ul>
    4. 4. What does the Church say about love and marriage? <ul><li>Love is the vocation of every person </li></ul><ul><li>Family is the school of love. Future of humanity passes by way of family. </li></ul><ul><li>The opposite of to love is to use (not hate) </li></ul><ul><li>No one should use another person as a means to an end (e.g. for utility or pleasure) </li></ul><ul><li>Body speaks a language: the gift of self. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why save sex until marriage? <ul><li>Love without regret </li></ul><ul><li>Among those who have already lost their virginity, two-thirds of them wished they had waited longer to have sex (77 percent of girls and 60 percent of guys). </li></ul><ul><li>National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, &quot;America's Adults and Teens Sound Off About Teen Pregnancy: An Annual National Survey,&quot; (December 16, 2003), 17. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: Chastity.com </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why save sex until marriage? <ul><li>Less likely to divorce </li></ul><ul><li>When a man is married as a virgin, his divorce rate is 63 percent lower than a non-virgin. For women, it's 76 percent lower. </li></ul><ul><li>Edward O. Laumann, et al., The Social Organization of Sexuality: Sexual Practices in the United States (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994), 503. </li></ul><ul><li>Source: chastity.com </li></ul>
    7. 7. Why save sex until marriage? <ul><li>The younger a girl is when she becomes sexually active, the more likely she is to experience multiple sexual partners, STDs, out of wedlock pregnancies, depression, abortion, and poverty. </li></ul><ul><li>Heritage Foundation, &quot;The Harmful Effects of Early Sexual Activity and Multiple Sexual Partners Among Women: A Book of Charts.&quot; </li></ul>
    8. 8. What is love? <ul><li>We are all looking for love. Sometimes we look for the right thing in the wrong places. </li></ul><ul><li>Aquinas 'Love is willing the good of another person.' </li></ul><ul><li>Pope John Paul II: ‘love is not merely a feeling, but an act of the will, preferring the good of another to the good of oneself. Love is not easy.’ </li></ul>
    9. 9. How does love relate to happiness? <ul><li>“ Because true happiness, dear friends, does not consist in the pleasures of the world or in earthly things, but in peace of conscience, which we have only if we are pure in heart and mind.” </li></ul><ul><li>Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati </li></ul>
    10. 10. What is the difference between love and lust? <ul><li>Lust is a disordered desire for or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure, sought for itself. </li></ul><ul><li>Lust is the counterfeit of love. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Comparing love with lust <ul><li>Words to describe lust: </li></ul><ul><li>Objectifying devious </li></ul><ul><li>lifeless temporary </li></ul><ul><li>Uses criticizes unattached </li></ul><ul><li>Disloyal selfish manipulates </li></ul><ul><li>Shallow insensitive impure </li></ul><ul><li>Demanding blind intimidates </li></ul><ul><li>Discards obsessed </li></ul>
    12. 12. Comparing love with lust <ul><li>Words to describe love </li></ul><ul><li>gives personal honest </li></ul><ul><li>waits life giving life long </li></ul><ul><li>chooses sympathizes committed </li></ul><ul><li>faithful generous communicates </li></ul><ul><li>deep responsive pure </li></ul><ul><li>understands kind appreciates </li></ul><ul><li>kind accepts given talks adores </li></ul>
    13. 13. What is the difference between chastity and abstinence? <ul><li>Some think saving sex until marriage will either lead to repression or indulgence. </li></ul><ul><li>Abstinence is the lack of sexual activity. In itself it is not a virtue, but simply abstaining from action. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Chastity: a definition <ul><li>A positive virtue, to be thought only in association with love. </li></ul><ul><li>Is about living an integrated and well balanced life. </li></ul><ul><li>All Christians are called to chastity, whether married, single or celibate. </li></ul>
    15. 15. How dangerous is virginity? <ul><li>Some think that virginity is something dangerous and it might in fact kill you. </li></ul><ul><li>The gift of one’s virginity is the most perfect present that you can give your spouse on your wedding day. </li></ul>
    16. 16. How important is the body for Christians? <ul><li>We are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27). </li></ul><ul><li>God became man, in order that man might become God. (St. Athanasius, De Incarnatione or On the Incarnation 54:3, PG 25:192B). </li></ul><ul><li>God would rather die than live without us. He sent his own son to redeem the world. </li></ul>
    17. 17. How important is the body for Christians? <ul><li>We believe in the resurrection of the body. </li></ul><ul><li>The body and desire are good in and of themselves. The body is able to make visible what is invisible. </li></ul><ul><li>Glorify God with our body (1 Cor 6:13, Rm 12:1) </li></ul><ul><li>Our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit (1 Cor 6:18-20). </li></ul>
    18. 18. What are important elements of marriage? <ul><li>Free - through personal consent. </li></ul><ul><li>Faithful - a promise of exclusivity </li></ul><ul><li>Total - holding nothing back </li></ul><ul><li>Fruitful - open to the gift of new life </li></ul>
    19. 19. What about the message of ‘safe’ sex? <ul><li>Safe sex is an absolute joke. </li></ul><ul><li>It is medically inaccurate and insulting to women. </li></ul><ul><li>It generates a false sense of security encouraging risky behaviour. </li></ul><ul><li>Sex has more consequences than a condom could ever protect against. There is no condom for the heart or the soul. </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Safe’ sex misleads people about the biological, spiritual and emotional effects of sex. </li></ul>
    20. 21. ‘Safe sex’ examined <ul><li>46% of teenage girls acquire HPV from their first sexual relationship. </li></ul><ul><li>Collins, et al., &quot;High incidence of cervical human papillomavirus infection in women during their first sexual relationship,&quot; BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology 109:1 (January, 2002): 96-98. </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn't matter where you have been, or what you have done, it's always possible to start again. </li></ul>
    21. 22. Oral contraceptive pill <ul><li>Pill can act as an abortifacient. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;Physicians' Desk Reference, 2414, 2626, 2411.Physicians' Desk Reference, 1068; &quot;Plan B® (Levonorgestrel) Prescribing Information, Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (August, 2006); Larimore, et al.,&quot;Postfertilization Effects of Oral Contraceptives and Their Relationship to Informed Consent,&quot; Archives of Family Medicine 9 (2000): 126-133. </li></ul><ul><li>Pill ages the cervix twice as quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Research by Professor Erik Odeblad, Dept. of Medical Biophysics, University of Umeå, Sweden </li></ul>
    22. 23. Oral contraceptive pill <ul><li>The birth control pill increases a woman’s chance of having breast cancer, cervical cancer and liver cancer. </li></ul><ul><li>Birth control pills meddle with a woman’s immune system, making her more likely to contract certain STDs. </li></ul><ul><li>Because of its link to breast cancer, veterinarians stopped prescribing Depo-Provera for dogs. However, it's still being given to women. </li></ul>
    23. 24. Modesty <ul><li>There is a difference between dressing attractively and dressing to attract. </li></ul><ul><li>When women wear suggestive clothing, men will finish the picture with their imagination. </li></ul><ul><li>Modesty is closely related to mystery and helps to guard purity. </li></ul><ul><li>Many believe that modesty in dress is far more attractive, dignified and classy. </li></ul>
    24. 25. Women <ul><li>Pope John Paul said, &quot;God has assigned as a duty to every man the dignity of every woman.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 6 &quot;Husbands love your brides as Christ loved the Church.&quot; </li></ul><ul><li>A man who looks at a woman lustfully commits adultery with her in his heart. </li></ul><ul><li>Purity is about wanting heaven for the women we love. Woman are a gift to be received not a goal to be conquered. Every woman is somebody's daughter. Imagine your future bride. </li></ul>
    25. 26. A dump him list for girls <ul><li>You've had to tell him more than once to stop </li></ul><ul><li>You feel the need to fix him </li></ul><ul><li>He looks at pornography </li></ul><ul><li>He hits you, pushes you, or does anything to frighten you. </li></ul><ul><li>He has a drinking or drug problem. </li></ul>
    26. 27. A dump him list for girls <ul><li>He doesn't care if you lie to your family. </li></ul><ul><li>He puts you down with words, cheats, lies and flirts with other girls. </li></ul><ul><li>He uses guilt to get you to do what he wants. </li></ul><ul><li>He always resents time you spend with your friends and family. </li></ul><ul><li>He behaves badly and then blames it on other people or on things that happen to him. </li></ul><ul><li>He can't stand on his own two feet without you. </li></ul><ul><li>You can't stand on your own two feet and remain pure with him. </li></ul><ul><li>taken from a book called </li></ul><ul><li>Pure Womanhood by Crystalina Evert </li></ul>
    27. 28. Pornography <ul><li>Trains the mind to want women to be constantly sexually available and physically flawless. </li></ul><ul><li>Is a fantasy based on lies, manipulation and profit. It destroys marriages, degrades women, emasculates men and distorts the emotional and spiritual dimensions of sex. </li></ul>
    28. 29. Top ten myths about sex <ul><li>1. Fertility is a disease. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Refraining from sex is something that is going to kill you. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Gender is a social construct. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Natural family planning is ineffective. </li></ul><ul><li>5. HIV is the most widespread sexually transmitted disease. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Abortion is just a simple medical procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Sexual intercourse is dirty and bad. </li></ul><ul><li>8. The best two ways to deal with sexual desire is repression or indulgence. </li></ul><ul><li>9. The pill has no negative side effects. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Safe sex works. </li></ul>
    29. 30. Response to top ten myths about sex <ul><li>1. Fertility is a normal and natural part of a healthy, functioning body. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Refraining from sex is possible and normal. </li></ul><ul><li>3. We are given our sexual identity from the moment of conception. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Natural Family planning can be 99% effective when used correctly. </li></ul><ul><li>5. HPV is the most widespread sexually transmitted disease. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Abortion can bring many mental, physical and psychological problems. </li></ul><ul><li>7. Sexual intercourse was invented by God to be a blessing and gift for mankind in the right context (marriage). </li></ul><ul><li>8. A chaste lifestyle is the most healthy approach to sexual desire. </li></ul><ul><li>9. The pill is a carcinogenic with many negative side effects. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Safe sex is a joke. </li></ul>
    30. 31. Why live a pure life? <ul><li>Chastity is a sure way to happiness as it sets you free to love rather than use. It is a stable foundation for a happy marriage. It brings integration, gratitude and joy, preparing us in faithfulness that brings us closer to God. </li></ul>
    31. 32. Why live a pure life? <ul><li>A source of self respect, clear conscience, less pressure, the wisdom of how to respect others, improved sex in marriage, help in finding the right mate, the development of virtues. </li></ul><ul><li>Doesn't matter where you have been, or what you have done, it's always possible to start again. </li></ul>
    32. 33. A final exhortation <ul><li>Don't be afraid to be the saints of the new millennium! Christ is calling you. The Church needs you; the Pope believes in you and he expects great things of you. </li></ul>
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