Every action before, during, or after sexual intercourse that deliberately attempts to impede its procreative potential. These acts are intrinsically evil and always morally unacceptable.
Ethos of the Image
The responsibility that every artist has to represent persons with dignity, especially through the depiction of the human body in artistic form.
Ethos of Seeing
The responsibility of all viewers of the human body portrayed in art to see humans as persons with dignity, not objects to be lustfully desired.
Having sex outside of marriage.
Language of the Body
The capability of the body to speak its own language and to communicate without words.
Language of Love
Generally speaking, the words that speak truth and compassion. Specifically regarding the body, the truth and totally of self communicated through the body in sexual intercourse.
The most widely-accepted statement of Christian faith, it was first adopted at the Council of Nicaea in AD 325.
To treat someone as a thing rather than as a person through actions that disregard his or her inherent dignity as a human being.
The loving embrace of a married couple through sexual intercourse, in which they become "one flesh." The Scriptures teach that this union prefigures that total communion we will have with God in heaven.
The sexually-explicit depiction of persons, in words or images, created in order to cause the arousal of lust on the part of the observer.