Mormon-Mason wrote:I recall a conversation I had with a Bishop once on the topic of the Law of Chastity. And he stated that the Law in its self has a very basic definition that we receive in the Temple. That is "That you should have no sexual relations outside the bonds of marriage." What does that mean? Well first off to me it means "sex" "intercourse" the very nature of sexual relations denotes the very act. I'm happy to see the post referring the youth to setting there own guidelines. Because to add much more would be to add that "law of Moses wall" around our doctrine. and we don't need that.
Love the topic mackay11
To be fair to the video I have 'snipped' the bits I like the most.
They still have a list of 'don'ts' from 'Strength of the Youth' such as lying on top of each other, touching 'sacred parts' (what's a sacred part!). But I liked the fact that they only mention that briefly and instead focus the rest of it on making your own boundaries. And instead of telling them 'xyz is too far' they said 'you define xyz,' which suggests it's potentially different for different people. I also smiled at the 'would you do it in front of your parents' - that had big implications for how TBM the parent is and how comfortable the parent/child relationship is. In some ways though, it's again decent advice because it has nuance and degrees of difference built in.
On the subject of "sexual relations" in the temple, didn't it used to say "sexual intercourse"?
Relations can be defined as the same thing, but also has a broader meaning:
- the various connections between peoples, countries, etc.: foreign relations.
- the various connections in which persons are brought together: business and social relations.
- sexual intercourse.
On that note it's can be about a relationship of connection of a sexual nature. Is intercourse the only type?
Ask Bill Clinton...