Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sex and the shell game

From my talk last Saturday in Syracuse, N.Y., at a breakfast sponsored by Advocating the Vocation of Women (AVOW):

"... I knew when I was having sex outside marriage — which is to say, all the sex I've ever had — that even as I was pouring out my body completely to my partner, I could not pour out my heart and give it all to him as a gift. If there was the slightest chance that we might not get married — and until you’ve gone through with it, there always is — then it would be too painful.

"So I learned to build up a shell. ..."

Thanks very much to Robert N. Going for the video.