02 June 2011

Uncommon Commentary #189: Make Love, Not For-nication

People often speak and act as if being "in love" gave them the right to break a law of God by engaging in extramarital sexual intercourse, but such activity is a product of sexual passion, not of love. (Coitus is perfectly legitimate within the bounds of marriage, since it furthers the biblical primary purpose of marriage, which is procreation; in fact, the very word "matrimony" derives from the Latin for "mother."  Note that the biblical secondary purpose of marriage is to provide a benign means of satisfying the sexual desire that adults and adolescents feel.)  Love—true love—is no justification for fornication.