Celibate or Chaste? I no longer consider my marriage that lacks a sexual dimension to be a “less than” or inferior bond. It is what it is. And the love between my wife and me is wholly satisfying.
I believe our highly sexualized culture is a great deception. That happiness based on sexual fulfillment is an unattainable state and rests at the heart of this deception.
So I’m choosing chastity until we have a sexually active aspect to this marriage. As a Catholic marriage, we recognize God in all Three Persons of the Most Holy Trinity as a partner in this bond. Our marriage is our Vocation. I am saying good bye to the illusions of the erotic fantasy world.