Intimate Preparations #ValentinesDay

Posted February 13, 2019 6:54 am by Ellen Gable Hrkach

Intimate Preparations #ValentinesDay

February is the month of Valentine’s Day, so below is a reprint of an article I originally wrote for Catholic Mom and Amazing Catechists years ago.
“And so I take (my wife) not for any lustful motive, but I do it in singleness of heart. Be kind enough to…bring us to old age together.” Tobit 8:7
“..Now, gird up your loins and arise…”  Jer: 1:17
Which scripture verse more accurately describes how a couple should prepare for the conjugal embrace?   Praying for a singleness of heart, without lustful motive…or girding up one’s loins for “war”?
Yet many couples prepare for intimacy by “girding up their

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