Cosmo Article Cites “Theology of the Body” in Defense of Waiting Until Marriage

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Who could have seen this coming?

Cosmopolitan (often shortened to Cosmo) is a woman’s magazine known for its trashy articles on sex and relationships that promote fornication and sexual perversion. That’s why it was quite a surprise that they published an article on why some women choose to not have sex until marriage.

Titled, “I’m Waiting Until Marriage — This Is What My Dating Life Is Like,” the article published in early March of 2016 has a few paragraphs from three different women explaining themselves to an audience which takes it as a given that people have sex while dating.

But the article was truly incredible because of what the first woman cited as what convinced her of her position: Pope St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.

Here’s an excerpt:

“I decided I wanted to wait when I read St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. In it, he discusses how Christ loves us totally, definitely, and sacrificially through his body, and that is what sex was created for us to do as well — to love others totally, definitely, and sacrificially through out bodies. Most people I go on dates with are people who know I take my commitment to my Catholic faith seriously and know before going on a date with me that keeping sex sacred in the sacrament of marriage is important to me.

Wow!

She says her commitment to only have sex with her husband has helped her form better friendships with men: “I feel like I have a lot of really solid, platonic friendships with guys because it sort of eliminates any possible sexual tension.”

And she says she’s gotten a wide range of reactions to her stance: “The nicest thing a guy’s ever said to me when I told him I was waiting was, ‘Your commitment to waiting just makes you that much more attractive to me.’ The worst thing was, ‘I don’t know how you do that.'”

Praise the Lord that this message was presented to the readers of Cosmo! Pray that it has an impact on someone’s life!

[See also: 6 Reasons This Evangelical Was Convinced ‘Humanae Vitae’ Is Right]

[See also: How I Lost Faith in the Pro-Choice Movement]

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