28, 2010 -- It may be common for couples to have sex before marriage, but a new study shows that couples who wait until marriage are happier with the quality of sex than couples who have intercourse before their vows.
I realize that, but at the same time, this is becoming exhausting.Have you tried going to Catholic events similar to this?World Youth Day, a Eucharistic conference, retreats, etc.?“Regardless of religiosity, waiting helps the relationship form better communication processes, and these help improve long-term stability and relationship satisfaction,” Busby says.The study says 21% of respondents were Catholic, 39% Protestant, 6% Latter-Day Saints (Mormon), 17% members of “another religion,” and 17% who indicated no religious affiliation.I understand that this sucks, but, morality aside, you really don't want to get to a place of engaging in sexual relations because it's what you think you need to do to keep someone around.Sex is meant for intimacy in love (as well as reproduction).This doesn't make it right, but it's worth keeping in mind.The problem here isn't necessarily just ' We're not having sex and I want to have sex' but ' We're not having sex, uh, is this even serious? I bet I'm the only guy she gives this treatment to.' My wife and I were fortunate enough to meet at a little Catholic college that was super orthodox and did not attract people who weren't down with the Church's teachings.The authors write that sexual intimacy in the early stages of dating is sometimes viewed as an important part of testing compatibility, and determining whether a relationship would work later on.I have trouble keeping a guy for long, and I've chalked this up to me abstaining for marriage.