If you are honest with yourself, every practical consideration will tell you that separating before marriage is the right thing to do. It is a decision to turn away from sin and to follow Christ and His teaching.
Thirty years ago Pope Paul VI issued his encyclical letter Humanae Vitae, which reaffirmed the Churchs constant teaching on the regulation of births. It is certainly the most misunderstood papal intervention of this century.
The unique profundity of sex in the physical sphere is sufficiently shown by the simple fact that a man's attitude towards it is of incomparably greater moral significance than his attitude towards other bodily appetites.
Most of us assume that contraception works the way it says it works by preventing conception. If a woman is on the Pill, she doesnt ovulate and therefore there is no egg to be fertilized when she engages in sexual intercourse.
Im guessing most of you have heard the news about the teen birth rate. Recent figures reveal that births to teenaged women have reached the lowest point in 60 years. But dont get your party hats out just yet.
In the area of HIV/AIDS, we have treated man as if he were an animal being treated by a veterinarian, forgetting all, the energies he can bring to bear when he is convinced that it is worthwhile acting for something necessary.