Editors Note: As a Roman Catholic, Christopher West here provides important cultural commentary on the fallout of the sexual revolution which divorced sexual activity from children and family entirely. While we find West’s commentary helpful, we offer the following caveat: Although children are a profound blessing from God and there is a theological link between complementary sexual organs, sexuality, and procreation, this does not mean that those who cannot have children or those who choose to not have children for special reasons are not fulfilling God’s purpose for sexuality. Nor does it necessarily mean that sexual intimacy is limited to pro-creative functions.
What happened during the 20th century sexual revolution, and how did this affect our culture’s views on sexuality? View this Seven Minute Seminary video from Christopher West, the world’s leading spokesperson on Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body.