Justin said his friend turned the gun on him and demanded that he help bury the bodies; Justin was, in turn, arrested and imprisoned.I had pushed myself to get through my final year at Georgetown.
I was ambitious, and my sights were set on anywhere but Delaware. Maybe when got his act together, I told myself, we could finally have a real relationship.
But in the spring of 2006, Justin came back into my life with a phone call from my mother.
The marriage covenant brings into existence an exclusive “space” in which the unique friendship of spousal love with its intense emotional companionship and sexual self-giving can flourish—and which is, quite simply, off-limits to everyone else.
The kind of sexual pleasure that women in particular derive (in a way men do not) from sexual attention itself should also be located in that exclusive space, and it should be uniquely derived from their husband’s attention.
When a woman deliberately attempts to look sexually attractive to a man other than her husband, she makes her body an object, using it as a means toward an immoral end.
Married husbands can be guilty of the same behavior, I might add, deliberately seeking to turn on the sex appeal for women other than their wives.
Beauty is a transcendent quality of the person that shines particularly through the face and eyes.
One of the points of modesty in female dress is precisely to direct the male’s eyes upward toward the locus of that beauty.
It can be the cause (or “occasion”) of the sin of lust or covetousness.
But on a deeper level, such behavior constitutes a sin against the marital bond.
She dresses up, puts on some makeup, and looks really good.