“Love and Responsibilty” by Karol Wojtyla, highlights and explains sexual morality in its truest form. “The Metaphysical Analysis of Love” found in Chapter 2, is the first section I chose to consider. Here, Wojtyla speaks of love with three specific conditions in mind. Anything without all three would not be considered true betrothed love. The next section, found in chapter 3, entitled, “The Person and Chastity” is something I felt needed to be examined. One major point Wojtyla made was on the value of a person as a whole which is also known as the Personalistic Norm. The last section I will touch on is “Periodic Continence: Method and Interpretation.” Wojtyla bases this chapter on marriage and procreation while still emphasizing the utter value of human life.
Understanding love is an age old problem that many people have tried to answer. Wojtyla breaks it down into three separate parts that work together. According to Wojtyla, love is, “based on particular attitudes toward the good, adopted by each of them individually and by both jointly” (p. 73) This seems simple enough and although it does not fully complete the idea of love, it is one of the major aspects. Betrothed love is different than the love that a mother may have for her child. St. Monica truly love St. Augustine and wished goodwill for him but this was not always a mutual love. Love is especially applicable to me because it is something that I hope eventually find as I hope to marry. Before reading