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Ask Mary: “How Far is Too Far?” The Church Has A Really Practical Answer!
This is a question we have often been asked during our years of pleasant association with young people. Here we merely give a concise summary on the subject of kissing; later we shall elaborate on the subject. We distinguish between kissing and kissing. Rather, let us say that there are four categories of kisses:. Kisses that are merely a sacred and lovely symbol used to express deep and beautiful emotion and are not, of course, sinful; the mutual kisses of mother and child; the mutual kisses of husband and wife; the kisses imprinted on a sacred object, such as the Bible, the crucifix, the ring of a bishop, the relic of a saint, the altar, the hand of a priest, etc. Non-passionate kisses — that is, those which are of such a nature as not to arouse the passions of a normal person — are not sinful in themselves, though they may easily prepare the way for passionate kisses, especially when indulged in by young persons of the opposite sex.
I tend to prefer to avoid conflict as much as possible : But a blog reader requested this topic, and so here I am :. Which is very helpful in moments like these, but less helpful when it comes to picking a restaurant to eat at LOL! My best friend declared to me that she wanted to wait until her wedding day to kiss someone. I also know some girls whose top love language is physical touch, so they have chosen to refrain from kissing to help guard against the temptation of sexual sin. So by not kissing your boyfriend, you could increase the odds that you could stay friends after the relationship ends. Not saying this is a guarantee, of course, just that it could help.
If you passionately kiss someone and it means something to you however you do not want it to go any further , is it still a sin? And can you still go for holy communion if you have done this? Meaning- Is it a mortal sin? Chastity is a difficult task, especially for the unmarried couple in any sort of serious relationship.
Is Kissing before Marriage Really a Sin?
This was such an excellent request. I hope that the following 20 Tips for Women about Courtship will help to inspire you and others to holy romance when that time in life comes. Only consider courtship at a time in your life when you are ready to consider marriage. Until that time—foster the virtue of friendship and hold off the romance until you are really ready for it.