Individuals and couples of all sexualities, gender identities and expressions, and relationship styles are welcome!Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.In the past four decades we have seen a paradigm shift to rationalize behavior that would have been considered a form of prostitution in most other times. For example, the post-1970’s premarital “relationship” has become a type of “mini-marriage” based on selfish aims.The unspoken contract presumed by both partners in today’s “relationship” model would include the following promises: “I John take you Mary to be my temporary sex partner, so that I may fulfill my emotional and physical desires until another person comes along that might be able to better fulfill them, or until I get tired of you, whichever comes first.” Like sheep following their shepherd (the media), this unspoken deal is what a generation and a half of young people have consented and exposed themselves to in a serial way, without realizing how detrimental it is to the individual and to marriage.
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It unwittingly attacks hope, self esteem, and the institution of marriage.
This relationship paradigm has become an ingrained cultural habit, making marriage just another “relationship” — and we wonder why 50% of marriages now end in divorce.45 years ago on July 25th, a letter to the world entitled Humanae Vitae was written by Pope Paul VI.
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