#1, Apr 25, 2012 8:27pm
Thanks for reminding me of this! It was a wonderful find. It reminds me of a work that I am slowly making my way through, Fulton Sheen's Three to Get Married.
Too often in today's culture do couples of all ages disregard the "veil" of our "sexual secret."
For a great contemporary work that outlines the scientific backing behind the intimate disclosure of sex, check out "Holy Sex!" by Dr. Gregory Popcak.
Some research on the cognitive, physiological effects of the sexual union and the damage of the severing of the sexual relationship was shared with me by a seminarian at Saint Thomas U recently. It's great to meet other young individuals who care about the sanctity of the sexual union.
Katie van Schaijik
#2, Apr 25, 2012 8:40pm
I have some differences with Greg Popcak (who was a classmate of mine at FUS). I wish he'd had more exposure to von Hildebrand. But his basic sense of the central principle of sexual morality (viz. that it should always be a gift of love, never a using) is right on target.
#3, Apr 25, 2012 8:49pm
Interesting! What did you think of his work? I'm halfway through, and it's a good work to expose lay (non-philosophical) readers to basic Christian principles of sexual chastity and purity. Although I'll always prefer D v H's Purity and Marriage, essential texts for anyone interested in good Catholic theology of love and sex.