Sophie... I agree... I look at that little face and my heart feels like the Grinch's heart and grows 3 times it's normal itty-bitty size!
HA HA HA
Your parents-And I may get blasted for this-are an anamoly as most men don't buy the cow if they are getting the milk for free. My boyfriend of 3 1/2 years dumped me when I told him I was pregnant-Not because he doubted the baby was his, but because he didn't feel ready for fatherhood.
I had his wages attached.
(o/' o/' ...18 years, she got you for 18 years...o/' o/')
As for my friend...Maybe she's a little, um, psycho, or something??
I am going to teach my children to not have sex before marriage not out of fear of God, but out of respect for themselves.
I know too many people that are cavalier with their bodies and it's sad...
There IS a HUGE difference between jumping into bed with a random stranger and someone that you love, and have been with for years.
A priest explained that my relationship with Christ is personal, and where NO Christian religion condones pre-marital sex, if I felt like me being intimate with my boyfriend of several years whom I love, who loves me and who I see myself marrying is not standing in the way of my relationship with Christ, then who is he, or the Church, to tell me it's wrong?
And surprisingly...progressive... for a Catholic priest.