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Marriage and Sexuality
Marriage and family life are to be defended and protected against every open and subtle attack and ridicule.
Sexual intercourse is to be protected as a sacred expression of love within the community of heterosexual monogamous marriage in which alone it can be that for which God has given it to human beings for their sanctification.
Sexual love in marriage is to be chaste and pure, devoid of lewdness, lechery, violence and self-gratification.
Couples planning to marry are to be properly counselled and prepared to confront the challenges of the married life, being guided in the ways to find within family life the way to spiritual fulfillment and sanctity.