Abstinence during dating
What are your beliefs about dating and premarital sex?Do your dating values conform to God’s standards or do they reflect cultural norms?God has somebody perfect in mind for you, and you will recognize that person when you meet them.
The obvious purpose of this mandate was to lead the moral head of the human race to recognize the necessary dependence of creature upon Creator.
Laws relating to fasting are principally intended to define what pertains to the quantity of food allowed on days of fasting, while those regulating abstinence, what refers to the quality of viands.
In some instances both obligations coincide; thus, the Fridays of Lent are days of fasting and abstinence.
In other instances the law of abstinence alone binds the faithful; thus ordinary Fridays are simply days of abstinence.
The purpose of this article is to trace the history of ecclesiastical legislation regarding the law of abstinence, as well as to examine the motives which underlie this legislation.