Freely choosing to forego earthly marriage "for the sake of the kingdom of heaven"
celibacy
The "common union" between two or more persons who give themselves to one another in love
celibate life
the "inclination to sin" that is present in all humans, inherited through the sin of Adam and Eve, and against which we must struggle to resist "by the grace of Jesus Christ"
concupiscence
the opposite of hope, is the resolve to give up pursuing whatever was initially pursued
Despair
the inherent and unchanging value of all persons as a direct result of their being created by God in His image and likeness
dignity
a decisions "to will the good of another" person
love
it is a "disordered desire or inordinate enjoyment of sexual pleasure"
lust
the first sin of mankind against God. When Adam and Eve choose to disobey God's command and do what they want instead
original sin
makes a spiritual realty visible to us
sacrament
the inherent ability of the body to act as a visible sign of God's invisible love
sacramentality of the body
The common term for escaping sexual "rules" so as to do whatever one wants with his or her sexuality
sexual liberation
the study of God
theology
the study of God and the purpose of our existence, as discovered and revealed through our bodies
theology of the body