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Chastity – A Guide for Teens and Young Adults

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide, Human Sexuallity, Love

Originally published under the title Modern Youth and Chastityby Gerald Kelly, S.J., A.M., S.T.D. former Professor of Moral Theology, St. Mary’s College, St. Mary’s, Kansas in collaboration with B. R. Fulkerson, S.J., A.M., S.T.L. and C. F. Whitford, S.J., A.M., Ph.D. [Note: St. Mary’s College was once a major Jesuit school in the Midwest. It …

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Introduction

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide

  In the summer of 1940 a group of approximately fifty Jesuit Fathers met at Campion, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, for the annual convention of the Midwest Section of THE INSTITUTE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. In the course of that 1940 convention the members of the Institute (mostly student counsellors and professors of Religion in Jesuit …

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Chapter I – True Friendship

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide, Friendship, Human Sexuallity, Love

The main purpose of the first part of this book is to analyze the psychology of sex attraction. However, as will appear later, there are certain elements of sex attraction that cannot be properly estimated without reference to the more general notion of friendship. Hence it is necessary to begin the entire section with an …

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Chapter II – General Sex Attraction

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide, Human Sexuallity

As a social being, each of us has a natural desire for companionship and for the more intimate joys of friendship. As a member of a definite sex, each has a natural, God-given attraction toward the other sex which is quite different from the attraction that we normally experience toward the members of our own …

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Chapter III – Personal Sex Attraction

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide, Human Sexuallity

At some time in his life a boy usually has this experience: he likes, or is attracted by, many girls, but he has a special attraction toward one. And, of course, girls will have the same experience regarding boys. This special liking for an individual may be a case of mere friendship, and nothing more, …

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Chapter IV – Physical Sex Attraction

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide, Human Sexuallity

The third type of sex attraction is physical attraction. This, as the word indicates, is an attraction of body to body. It seeks the other sex as a means of stimulating and satisfying physical passion; and it urges one, therefore, to such acts as will afford this satisfaction, chiefly to intimate and passionate embraces and, …

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Chapter V – Choice of a Marriage Partner

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide

The preceding chapters on friendship and sex attraction contain sound theory in a very compact form. They have to I)e read and studied thoughtfully before their full value is appreciated. But even after much study and full understanding, such theory is useless unless it is put into practice. The most important practical use of those …

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Chapter VI – “Falling out of Love”

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide

The first practical application of our theory of friendship and sex attraction was the choice of a suitable companion for marriage; the second in the rejection of an unsuitable one. For instance, it may happen that after having read the preceding chapters and been convinced of their truth, you will realize that already your heart …

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Chapter VII – The Divine Plan of Reproduction

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide

The ultimate meaning of sex is reproduction. Only when we see the full meaning of human parenthood do we realize why God created us man and woman, fashioned our bodies so differently, endowed each in a peculiar way with the psychic characteristics necessary for fatherhood or motherhood respectively, and gave that strong mutual attraction that …

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Chapter VIII – The Meaning of Chastity

May 4, 2012 | Author: | Posted in Chastity Guide

Chastity may be defined as: The habit of regulating the use of the generative faculty according to the principles of reason and of Faith. It might also be defined as the habit-of regulating the pursuit of venereal pleasure according to the principles of reason and of Faith. And still another definition might be the habit …

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