Some couples choose to live together without ever getting married. This story suggests that man and woman unite to become complete. This is supported by one of the Ten Commandments in Exodus :. Nature and purpose of sex For the Catholic Church the act of sex is important.
As the Church values sex so highly, it is seen as a gift and not something to be taken lightly.
Sign up Log in. To allow the couple to have sex. The Middle Ages was also a "golden era" for gay poetry, especially between members of the clergy. And then, you could have at it all you wanted. Marriage is viewed as a Gift from God which serves the following purposes. No thanks.
Many Christians believe that restricting sex within marriage is in the best interests of society, children and the individual.
Living together without being married is called cohabitation. It unites two individuals and completes the marriage bond. This is supported by one of the Ten Commandments in Exodus :. In some religious traditions marriages are 'arranged' by the young person's family. Divorce An increasing number of marriages now break down and end in divorce.
Since one of the purposes of sex is to procreatethe use of artificial methods of contraception interferes with God's creative act and is not acceptable. St Paul reminds Christians that: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God?
This often has the full support of parents. Attitudes to remarriage after divorce vary within and between religious traditions. The Church believes that sex should only take place within a safe and stable environment. It unites two individuals and completes the marriage bond.
Most Christians accept the teaching that sexual relationships should only happen in marriage. The teaching has a strong implication for a Christian's sexuality.