Identity and Relationships
By Chelsey Thorne
Catholic Church teaching about sexual intimacy
Sexual intimacy includes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the human person.
Sexual acts are to function both unitive and procreation and must respect the dignity of each person.
The reason why the Church teaches us this is because we are creating dignity and worthy that gives us rights, responsibilities and uniqueness; as well as every human act, whether that is sexual or not, should enhance and reflect the image, dignity and respect of individuals.
Catholic Church teachings on Contraceptives
What is a healthy relationship and what makes a good relationship?
A healthy relationship is a happy friendship between two people. This could be romantic, best friends or just friends.
A healthy relationship involves trust, happiness, honesty and respect between each other. Also, to listen, respect and understand each others point of view, as well as enjoying and valuing time together.
You have a relationship with each person you know, that being family, friends, your boss, your classmates, teachers, workmates, friends parents, neighbours and so many others, whether they are your best/closest friend, boyfriend/girlfriend, right through to your enemy.
Positive and happy relationships are healthy relationships, where you can be yourself and be respected for being that person.