MARRIAGE AND THE WORLD OF FAMILIES. WEEK 2 DAY 2. August 30.  Mary-Ann realised that in a marriage lasting for so many years  there could well be problems with their sexual relationship but she still found it quite difficult to discuss the issue with Clive. It wasn’t something she wanted to bring to her parish priest either. Either of the couple might have the proverbial headache and not be in the mood for lovemaking but medical conditions arose for them too. She was the one who read up the subject on the internet and listening to a radio talk encouraged her to contact a sex therapist. They were both grateful that she did as it opened many aspects for them to consider. 

My lover is like a gazelle or a young stag.  Here he stands behind our wall, gazing through the windows, peering through the lattices. My lover speaks to me, “arise my beloved, my beautiful one and come.  Song of Songs 2:8-10   

Pope Francis:  God loves the joy of his children. AL 147.  Sexuality is not a means of gratification or entertainment it is an interpersonal language wherein the other is taken seriously in his or her sacred and inviolable dignity.  AL 151