Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Husband and wife must sleep together

I happen to see this particular segment last night on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer regarding married couples not sleeping together for various reasons. 

First, of all, I would like to point out that it is part of the marital duty for a husband and wife to sleep together on a nightly basis. Such action is stated in the wedding vows "I plight thee my troth" and "with this body I thee worship." This includes nightly sexual intercourse, without any birth control. 

The reason for intercourse is to open the marriage to children (if she is at childbearing age). This is really important. Not only for the Church and society, but for the health of the husband most especially. Refusing to perform intercourse properly without a serious reason (e.g. illness, hospitalization, incarceration, or military service) is a mortal sin, regardless of how old the couple is. 

This blog post should be a simple reminder that sexual activity is reserved to married couples only. Any other use is a mortal sin, and must be confessed to a priest. 

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