Chastity was once prized as something good and beautiful not only in the church, but in the world at large as well. Yet in recent times it has been belittled and treated with contempt because it is so often understood negatively in terms of frigid sexual abstinence and self-righteous denial of sexual enjoyment. This presentation makes the case for the beauty of chastity from two viewpoints: 1) It promotes healthy self-giving and willing self-disclosure in marriage humanly speaking; and 2) Theologically, it connects bodily sanctification and the resurrection with eternal intimacy with God and all the saints.


Doxology provides a safe environment for clergy to reflect on their own spiritual and emotional health and assists them to review and enhance their professional competencies and skills as servants of Christ and stewards of God’s sacred mysteries.

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