Jumping In and Out of Hell
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(03-19-2018, 02:49 AM)Rivers Wrote: But the problem is that when people used to get married at 18,19 or 20, this whole thing was doable. But at 29, gee whiz...

Priests and religious aren't asexual, and for a higher end, freely give up sexual pleasure.

It's not impossible and age has nothing to do with it. Virtue is not age-dependent.

Granted St. Paul says that those who cannot easily quell the flesh should marry, and he is right, but is not as if that is because such a one is completely incapable otherwise. That would be to say that God commands the impossible.

Controlling the passions is necessary for everyone, even the married. Marriage does not solve problems of chastity. If you go into marriage with problems of self-abuse or abuse chastity with a girlfriend or boyfriend marriage will not fix this. You will bring those problems to the marriage. Just because a man is married does not mean masturbation is not still a real risk. In fact, consider what will happen if he never learns self-control and virtue and then his wife becomes pregnant and at least for some time towards the end of that pregnancy and after birth, he must remain chaste without recourse to intercourse. Consider if his wife leaves him, or she decides to start using contraception which would make relations not only forbidden, but risks possible abortion due to the pill or chemicals. He has to stay continent and chaste, but if he never learns how to do that, he will go right back to self-abuse, illicit relations or even adultery.

It is a matter of will training and virtue. Everyone whether he is pursuing a religious life or marriage has to do that.
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Jumping In and Out of Hell - by SacraCor714 - 03-16-2018, 02:15 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by BC - 03-16-2018, 02:25 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by FultonFan - 03-16-2018, 02:38 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by SacraCor714 - 03-16-2018, 02:41 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by FultonFan - 03-16-2018, 02:51 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Galahad3 - 03-16-2018, 02:44 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by SacraCor714 - 03-16-2018, 03:25 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by FultonFan - 03-16-2018, 03:38 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by SacraCor714 - 03-16-2018, 08:00 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by FultonFan - 03-16-2018, 08:32 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Rivers - 03-17-2018, 02:12 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by BC - 03-17-2018, 09:21 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Rivers - 03-18-2018, 06:25 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by BC - 03-18-2018, 06:53 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Rivers - 03-18-2018, 07:11 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by BC - 03-18-2018, 01:10 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Rivers - 03-18-2018, 01:31 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Rivers - 03-19-2018, 02:49 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by MagisterMusicae - 03-19-2018, 03:04 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Rivers - 03-19-2018, 03:33 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by SacraCor714 - 03-19-2018, 11:51 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Galahad3 - 03-16-2018, 03:29 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Poche - 03-17-2018, 01:09 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by IntoTheMystic - 03-18-2018, 08:22 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by GangGreen - 03-18-2018, 09:40 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by SacraCor714 - 03-19-2018, 11:25 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Rivers - 03-19-2018, 03:43 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by SacraCor714 - 03-19-2018, 11:57 AM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by Ptochos - 03-21-2018, 12:36 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by GangGreen - 03-21-2018, 01:40 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by BC - 03-21-2018, 02:11 PM
RE: Jumping In and Out of Hell - by gracemary5 - 03-23-2018, 12:24 PM



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