It touches every
aspect of personal life
• mode of being
• communication with
• expressing human love
I t is t he f undament al component
of personalit y
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
The different states of life for
men and women are:
Conjugal union of the married;
chosen freely for the
sake of the Kingdom;
What are the different states of life
Christian youths before
entering into a definite
state of life
The single blessedness
chosen by lay faithful.
What are the consequences of this view
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.
The meaning of sexuality
should not be reduced to
the sexual act.
Sex is an
intimacy in a
should be at
par with the
The nature of
married life :
•open to life
Of f enses Against
The Dignit y of Marriage
Adultery refers to marital
When two partners of whom at least one is
married to another party, have sexual
relations- even transient ones- they commit
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
Divorce breaks the contract
by which the spouses freely
to live with each other till
Divorce is immoral because:
• introduces disorder into the
family & society
• brings grave harm to the
• brings ill-effects to children
torn by the separation of
• becomes a plague on society
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.
The influence of
has also created
new images and
men and women
Much of thesexual attitudesand behavior
of theyoung havechanged.
Thetraditional Filipino norm of abstinence
from all formsof premarital sex istoday
1 John 2:16-
“ Allthat is in the wo rld.
Lust o f the flesh,
enticements fo r the eye,
pride o f life.”
of the heart
It is a spiritual energy capable of defending
love from perils of selfishness and
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
Jesus teaches us that those
who strive to live chaste lives
will experience the great
reward of personally seeing
God in perfect joy and
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.
seeking of sexual
pleasure that is
turned in on
of genital organs to
for the same sex
constitute a dehumanizing,
self-centered and immoral
use of God-given sexuality.
use of sex for illicit
persons to sex
for illicit pleasure.
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
Despite all misuses
our human sexuality is
something good! It is
a God-given power for
love and generativity
that we must learn to
even more fully with
our total selves.
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
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
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.
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
God is everywhere, sees
everything, and knows everything.
Darkness may hide me from
people, but it cannot hide me from
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
The first "NO" may be difficult...after
that it's easy.
Virginity is still a virtue; lust is still a
The way I dress, act and speak may
be a temptation to my boyfriend. I will
observe modesty for his and my own
My parents have done so much for
me I wish always to be a credit to
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
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