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Respect for Human Sexuality

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Human Sexuality

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Respect for Human Sexuality

  1. 1. Sexuality
  2. 2. Sexuality essential dimension of the whole person
  3. 3. It touches every aspect of personal life • mode of being • manifestation • communication with others • expressing human love I t is t he f undament al component of personalit y
  4. 4. 1.God’s gift to us: 2.We share in the divine life of love and creativity not in lonely solitude, but precisely in relating to one another through our sexual natures. HUMAN SEXUALITY
  5. 5. The different states of life for men and women are: Conjugal union of the married; Consecrated celibacy chosen freely for the sake of the Kingdom; What are the different states of life expressing love? Christian youths before entering into a definite state of life The single blessedness chosen by lay faithful.
  6. 6. What are the consequences of this view of sexuality? 1. Equal personal dignity and human rights;2. Different but complementary; 3. Called to mutual gift of self and reciprocity; 4. Created through love and for love.
  7. 7. The meaning of sexuality should not be reduced to the sexual act.
  8. 8. Sex is an exclusive expression and deepest act of communion between man and woman.
  9. 9. Expressions of intimacy in a relationship should be at par with the depth of commitment .
  10. 10. The nature of married life : •exclusive •permanent •open to life
  11. 11. Of f enses Against The Dignit y of Marriage Adultery Divorce Trial Marriage
  12. 12. Adultery refers to marital infidelity. When two partners of whom at least one is married to another party, have sexual relations- even transient ones- they commit adultery.
  13. 13. Adultery is an injustice. He who commits adultery: • fails in his commitment • transgresses the rights of the other spouse • undermines the institution of marriage • compromises the good of human generation • breaches the welfare of children
  14. 14. Divorce breaks the contract by which the spouses freely consented to live with each other till death. Divorce is immoral because: • introduces disorder into the family & society • brings grave harm to the deserted spouse • brings ill-effects to children torn by the separation of parents • becomes a plague on society
  15. 15. Trial Marriage or Live-In a temporary commitment of a man and woman. It violates the true meaning of commitment in marriage which demand a total and irrevocable gift of persons to one another.
  16. 16. development in science advancement in technology industrialization urbanization values have changed
  17. 17. The influence of movies televisions stage advertising has also created new images and models of contemporary men and women
  18. 18. Much of thesexual attitudesand behavior of theyoung havechanged. Thetraditional Filipino norm of abstinence from all formsof premarital sex istoday widely ignored.
  19. 19. Thesearethethreetraditional sourcesof sin: 1 John 2:16- “ Allthat is in the wo rld. Lust o f the flesh, enticements fo r the eye, pride o f life.”
  20. 20. Chastity is the purity of the heart It is a spiritual energy capable of defending love from perils of selfishness and aggressiveness
  21. 21. Old TestamentOld Testament Ex 20:14; Dt 5:18; Ex 20:17 The sixth commandment promotes not only the sanctity of marriage but also the integrity of the human family. The ninth commandment warns us against the interior roots of offenses against chastity: the covetousness of the heart.
  22. 22. New Testament Matthew 5:8 Jesus teaches us that those who strive to live chaste lives will experience the great reward of personally seeing God in perfect joy and freedom
  23. 23. What does the virtue of chastity do? Chastity puts order into our use of sexuality; Chastity channels our sexual energies toward the positive service of love; Chastity seeks the proper limits within which our passions can be reasonably directed toward authentic joy and peace Chastity demands that we develop the needed self- control for married as well as single persons.
  24. 24. a.Lust is disordered desire for sexual pleasure.
  25. 25. b. Masturbation seeking of sexual pleasure that is turned in on himself/herself; deliberate stimulation of genital organs to derive sexual pleasure.
  26. 26. c. Fornication sexual union outside of
  27. 27. d. Homosexuality inordinate desire for the same sex homosexual orientation versus homosexual act.
  28. 28. e. Pornography constitute a dehumanizing, self-centered and immoral use of God-given sexuality.
  29. 29. f. Prostitution use of sex for illicit profit; reduces persons to sex objects for illicit pleasure.
  30. 30. Human sexuality is God’s gift to us. We are according to God’s image precisely as “male or female.” It is not lonely solitude but rather in relating to others through our sexual natures that we share in God’s life of love and creativity.
  31. 31. Despite all misuses and misunderstandings, our human sexuality is something good! It is a God-given power for love and generativity that we must learn to gradually integrate even more fully with our total selves.
  32. 32. I AM A RESPONSIBLE BOY The parents of my girlfriend place their trust in me. I will not violate it. I will respect my girlfriend as I expect other men to respect my sister. I will respect womanhood because my mother is a woman: I will ask my girlfriend to do nothing that I would be ashamed of if my mother found out. My girlfriend has given me the honor and pleasure of her company. It is wrong for me to expect more in payment for this date.
  33. 33. My girlfriend will be a wife and a mother someday. She must be an example to her children and the pride of her husband. I will help her to be as pure and decent as I want my own wife to be. Manhood means strength of character as well as body. Lack of self-control is a sign of weakness. I want my girlfriend to know that I am manly. God is everywhere, sees everything, and knows everything. Darkness may hide me from people, but it cannot hide me from God.
  34. 34. I Am a Responsible Girl My kisses are worth more than a party or a movie. My body is the temple of God...not a plaything. The first "NO" may be difficult...after that it's easy. Virginity is still a virtue; lust is still a capital sin. The way I dress, act and speak may be a temptation to my boyfriend. I will observe modesty for his and my own protection.
  35. 35. My parents have done so much for me I wish always to be a credit to them. My boyfriend will be a husband and a father some day. He must be a hero in the eyes of his wife and children. I will do nothing to prevent that on my dates with him. I want to be a wife and mother. I will reserve my purity and affection for my husband and children. If through my weakness, I should get pregnant, I will not take "the easy way out" by killing my unborn child.

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