|Posted by BOMA-TT on November 19, 2014 at 4:15 PM|
Q: Why is it a constant issue, the idea of contraception? Isn’t it the woman’s choice to exercise agency over her body?
A: A woman’s body is beautiful the way it was created by God. Women were made to love and for love, as were men. A woman’s fertility is a precious gift given to her by God. The Billings Ovulation Method® was developed to help women observe for changes in her reproductive health. A woman can identify her unique patterns of fertility and infertility using this Method. If a woman knew all four phases of her cycle, she would be able to detect abnormalities faster and see a doctor in time, before any illness of the reproductive system goes really badly for her. Additionally couples can plan when they would like to conceive or postpone having a child. Now if that is not “the woman’s choice to exercise agency over her body” then I don’t know what is. In the Natural Law, the purposes of sex are both for bonding, but at the same time it is also for procreation. Women have the “choice to exercise agency over her body” and that choice really should be to either engage in sexual intercourse and possibly end up pregnant or not. Why? Because sex by its very nature is procreative.
Q: Isn’t Billings natural contraception?
A: To contra-cept is to go against (contra) the creation of new life (conception). Contraception is putting a barrier between the bonding aspect and the baby-making aspect of sex, in an attempt to exclude the baby-making aspect during the act of sexual intercourse. God never intended this for us. So many years of experience with contracepting have left women to feel used by men (men objectifying women), have led to infidelity, divorces, not to mention the host of side-effects some women have to put up with if they insist their fertility is like a disease that needs to be gotten rid of. Instead of all this, with the Billings Ovulation Method®, couples can respect God’s order for sex and fertility. If the couple should not have children, due to some serious reason like health problems (mental or physical) or other serious reasons, or if the couple has just reasons, such as spacing their children by 2 years or more so that they can cope with raising a family well, then the Billings Ovulation Method® of Natural Fertility Regulation can come to the rescue. Couples simply allow the fertile time to pass before resuming sexual intercourse – this is not contracepting. This is using the God-given information about fertile and infertile times (provided by the woman’s body) and using this to go along with God’s plan for that family. We encourage couples who use this Method to ask for God’s guidance in their family planning decisions. God wants us to be generous, yet He wants us to be responsible with the ability to procreate.
Q: What diseases can you get from kissing and touching?
A: The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is spread via skin-to-skin contact. From mid-thigh to mid-waist this virus may exist on the skin and can be transmitted by skin-to-skin contact via hand to genital or any skin-to-skin contact. Think about what happens during Carnival here…I wonder if this is linked to the high rates of HPV in this country? Deep kissing can transmit HIV, Herpes and Hepatitis B, if a person has any of these diseases and has any open cuts or sores in the mouth, they may be spread this way. Kissing and touching may be seen as simple ways to explore the other’s body, but sexual arousal belongs in Marriage. Trying out these things is like starting a little fire, but what you don’t know is that place where kerosene is that would not allow that fire to stop (when it ends up with sex) – try not to arouse each other before Marriage.
|Posted by BOMA-TT on November 11, 2014 at 4:05 PM|
Thanks ladies for all your answers to our questions! Here is one of the group contributions:
Why does sex belong in marriage?
Sex belongs in marriage because it solidifies your love with a ring.
What is the difference between Love and Lust?
Love is trusting and accepting someone for who they are.
Lust is using someone to satisfy your wants.
Love can wait to give.
Lust can't wait to get.
What does Jesus' death on a cross mean to you and what you are worth?
You are worth something and you should not give yourself up for temporary pleasure. Today, we use the term 'love' loosely. God demonstrated His love for us by sending His Son to die for us. How can we compare the way we love to God's love - I asked Jesus how much He loved me "This much" he said and then He opened up His arms and died on the cross.
|Posted by BOMA-TT on November 11, 2014 at 3:45 PM|
Thanks very much to the ladies at Corpus Christi College who had many creative pieces to share. Here is one of them on Pornography-
A night I was watching porn
with a side of butter popcorn
De scenes made my eyes open big
My mind grew to d size of a pig
I did not know what to think
See this lady in a red suit
I ain't go lie she look real cute
But she was selling her body for one hungry hundred dollar
I would feel so ashame if I was her mother
Diz Rasta man sitting there with a big smile on his face
B'cuz he know exactly what was going to take place
As he pulled the lady closer, he watched her like he did not luv her
The sight of that turned me off, my little night of pleasure was distort
How could diz feel so wrong, my love for porn was lost
Before I used to watch it like ah boss
Something struck me saying watching porn is wrong my sister
All d porn you watch you will never get a Mister
If you continue all your friends will diss yuh
So go tell the world porn is wrong
And when yuh done
Finish eat yuh popcorn
|Posted by BOMA-TT on November 11, 2014 at 3:00 PM|
We wish to thank the students of Matelot Community College who gave the following contributions on Chastity:
On how to date-
Be A Good Date
Carry her to watch a show
Do not be taking a dose
Buy the girl a pink, nice rose
And don't be ready to take off her clothes.
Remember she's your date
So you will have to wait
Don't stay out too late
If her father catches you, you will meet your fate
That is why you have to be a good date.
D- damages the family
I- individuals separate
V- violence can be a cause
O- offense to children
R- relationship broken
C- children are greatly affected
E- end of love.
|Posted by BOMA-TT on October 7, 2014 at 5:10 PM|
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|Posted by BOMA-TT on March 12, 2014 at 3:20 PM|
Thanks to the many contributions from the fellas down at St. Mary's College during our one-day retreat! Here is an example of their creativity with the topic of "Chastity":
She wanted to have sex
But Jesus Christ say "Not Yet"
I find it hard because she was so damn bess
She was better than the rest
I wanted to grab her *****
I wanted to eat a food
But Jesus kill de mood
I thought that was the way to live my life
But I go preserve all of this for my future wife
I wanted to do it so bad
I got kinda ****
And it made me mad
At the end of the night it was just us two
So I asked her what ya gonna do?
I hope and pray that just you two knew that saying "Good Night in the Light" was the best thing to do...at your age when you are not thinking of Marriage, why go alone in a dark corner with a girl (or guy) you are really attracted to? It ONLY spells TROUBLE...if you want to keep Chaste, you need to RUN (don't just walk, but RUN) from getting sexually aroused...and that means no dark corners, avoiding being alone together (just you two), going out in groups and enjoying each other's company there....and please GET TO KNOW the person, not just appreciate their looks! This takes time...no rush, especially if you are not planning to get married soon!
|Posted by BOMA-TT on January 29, 2014 at 12:00 AM|
|Posted by BOMA-TT on January 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM|
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