TRUTH AND MEANING OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
What is human sexuality? What should we teach the students about the body and human purpose? How can an incomplete understanding of sexuality mislead our students and destroy the future of the family? How is chastity an expression of sexuality?
Human sexuality refers to the totality of the person, not just the sexual act. There are two aspects of human sexuality, the biological and the non-biological, which refers to the relational power of human beings. Sexuality is man’s capacity to be fulfilled, to be creative, and to be generative, expressed either biologically or non-biologically.
Man and woman, being created both in the image of God, are endowed with equal personal dignity. They are not just bodies, but persons, and the wholeness involves the physical and the spiritual aspects. Sexuality must be understood in its Christian view in order to develop the proper attitude in relating to others.
Sexuality in its proper perspective; the body & its purpose; the biological and non-biological aspects of sexuality; the twin aspects of biological sexuality and the consequences of separating these two; non-biological or relational sexuality as a lasting expression of love; man & woman as complements and endowed with equal personal dignity; conjugal love as the merger of the human and the divine; sexuality & the family; marriage and same-sex unions; love as the fundamental vocation of every person; chastity, abstinence and fidelity as an expression of love.
Cartoons on this page from: Philippine Daily Inquirer