Octavia channelFrom Redbridge (London)
The difficulties of maintaining marital fidelity are compounded by current social stresses and continuing silence within the church on sexuality. Courtship Stage: Two people who have confirmed it is the will of God for them to be together should begin a process of spending time together. The challenge to separate or, if continuing to live together, to live chastely, can be fruitfully posed at the end of a process in which the church's teaching on marriage and sexuality is carefully explained.
In the decade following the document's publication, pastoral experience and diocesan policies have borne out the wisdom of this approach. Other times God is only indirectly involved. Public Displays of Affection In order to maintain a professional atmosphere of learning, romantic displays of affection, such as romantic hugging, kissing, hand-holding, sitting on laps, etc.