Our Christian faith teaches that a sexual relationship belongs only in marriage.
Sex outside of marriage shows disrespect for the sacrament of marriage, the sacredness of sex, and human dignity. We have good reasons for living together before our wedding. The Church cares for you as a parent cares for a beloved son or daughter.
According to God’s design, the gift of sexual union has two primary purposes: strengthening married love and sharing that love with children.
People can be wrong in matters of conscience, and people often are.