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8 years ago  ::  Oct 12, 2010 - 6:20PM #1
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Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I'm 23, my partner is the same age, and the same sex. We're both Anglicans, both believe strongly in marriage and would like to get married, unfortunately not a possibility at the moment due to the position of the Archbishop of Sydney and the Church of England in Australia generally.

We don't want to abscond overseas to get married (it would have to be C of E or TEC), we want to have our families and friends with us, etc

We both generally believe in sex only inside marriage, but its nigh impossible to be chaste in the situation we're in, I feel. We're both reasonably young, and not exactly plagued by guilt from the fact that we are intimate.

Do you have any advice or viewpoints? Is there a clear point at which intimacy becomes sexual relations?

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8 years ago  ::  Nov 05, 2010 - 2:13PM #2
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Oct 12, 2010 -- 6:20PM, AlexanderAC wrote:

Is there a clear point at which intimacy becomes sexual relations?

Sex is sex. Sex can be intimate, but intimacy is not required.

Intimacy does not require sex. Intimacy does not become sex.

They are independent of one another. One does not become the other.

Moderated by Merope on Dec 10, 2010 - 11:31AM

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and know that's the best place to be...

If my faith isn't leading me inward, then my faith is leading me astray.

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