Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Humanae Vitae.

Humanae Vitae written by Pope Paul VI issued on July 25, 1968.

Love is total — that very special form of personal friendship in which husband and wife generously share everything, allowing no unreasonable exceptions and not thinking solely of their own convenience. Whoever really loves his partner loves not only for what he receives, but loves that partner for the partner's own sake, content to be able to enrich the other with the gift of himself. (pages 8-9, Humanae Vitae)

*44 years ago..amazing. Once I learned to open my heart and listen to what God wanted of a marriage union between husband and wife, I learn to love more and give more as a wife and what I have received is unmeasurable.

Also within Humanae Vitae (meaning written by and predicted by Pope Paul VI) that I find VERY interesting:

Pope Paul predicted four dire consequences if the use of contraception escalated: 1) increased marital infidelity; 2) a general lowering of morality, especially among the young; 3) husbands viewing their wives as mere sex objects; and 4) governments forcing massive birth control programs on their people.

Forty years later the moral landscape is strewn with the following stark reality: 1) The divorce rate has more than tripled. 2) Sexually transmitted diseases have increased from six to fifty. 3) Pornography—especially on the Internet—is a plague, addicting millions annually. 4) Sterilization is forced on women in third world countries, with China’s one-child policy in the vanguard.

*I wanted to share this information because it was something that hit me in the face a couple of years ago. That one man predicted what was going to happen to our society today. Be the change you want to be in the world and make a difference today!! Above all, listen to your heart and give yourself a chance to LISTEN to what God is trying to tell you.

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