Relationships and Identity
The Catholic Church's Teachings
- Sexual intimacy finds it’s fullness in the commitment of a marriage relationship.
- Sexual intimacy includes the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual aspects of the human person.
- Sexual acts have two functions-they are both UNITIVE and PROCREATING.
- Homosexual acts can not be procreative.
- Sexual acts must respect the dignity of each person.
What is a healthy relationship and what is important?
A healthy relationship is when both or all people apart of the relationship have value for one another and feel comfortable towards each other. A mutual feeling of respect and being open enough to share your feelings and maturely talk about your feelings if a conflict arises.
In a healthy relationship it is important to have qualities such as trust, faith, loyalty, humor and perseverance. It is normal and healthy for arguements in any type of relationship, whether a parent to a child or a husband and wife but it is how you confront these problems and work through them that determines your healthy relationship. How you put them behind you and move on to learn from your mistakes helps to build a stronger and happier relationship. Also, in a healthy relationship it is important to make time together and to respect the time the other person has to spend with other people.