God intends us to save ourselves for marriage. Mary is the example we as women should try to live up to and men should strive to treat women with respect and remain a virgin as well and try to live a virtuous life like St. Joseph and how he treated her with reverence. The family is the most fundamental thing in society and God gave us the Holy family to look up to. We should try to live a life of chastity and follow the footsteps of Mary and St. Joseph. St. Joseph respected Mary and Jesus and lived to be there provider and protector of there family. He took Mary as his wife even when she was pregnant and the child wasn’t his. He listened to God and obeyed him to look after them for the rest of his life. He is one of the greatest saints and he remained chaste throughout his whole life out of respect for the Mother of God.
“The exclusive donation of self to God in virginity and celibacy has deep roots in the theology of the body, in the beginning and in the resurrection of the body. Christ’s reference to heaven indicates a life without marriage in which man and woman find the fullness of personal gift and communion of persons through glorification in eternal union with God. This is where celibacy for the sake of the kingdom is grounded. But there remains an essential between continence in this world and heavenly life.” – FR. ROGER J. LANDRY, SUMMARY OF JOHN PAUL II’S THEOLOGY OF THE BODY
The Theology of the Body was written by St. Pope John Paul II, he wrote it on human sexualtiy and the beauty of it, we should not be ashamed of it, but we should be respectful and follow God’s teaches on the manor. Sex is a gift from God that should be treated with respect, it’s pure love for another. Saving yourself goes a lot further then ” my parents said it’s bad” our virginity is something that is sacred and we share it within a marriage, it is part of the marital bond between man, woman, and God. Our gift is not something we abuse, it is an important gift that we should keep so we can learn the meaning of love and witness what God intends for us.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches us what God intends us to do and to follow his plan for .”God created man in his own image . . . male and female he created them, Be fruitful and multiply. When God created man, he made him in the likeness of God. Male and female he created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created.” Jesus came to earth and when he spoke the Sermon on the Mount he clarified the sixth commandment. ” You shall not commit adultery” this not only means don’t have sex with someone who is married but don’t live your life with lust. Lust is one of the seven deadly sins and it tempts us everywhere we go. Sex is on every billboard and tv station, it’s mentioned in every song and shown in every movie. We must strive to live life with chastity, because of original sin we will always struggle but God expects us to overcome it and be faithful. We can’t always be good and we do fail but God gives us the sacrament of confession to allow us to confess our wrong doings and be forgiven if we are truly sorry. God is all loving and merciful, we must acknowledge his power and love and respect him for it. The Catechism is a guide book on the church’s teaches and we should look to it for help and understanding.