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Kathy Johnson wrote:

Hi, guys —

My nephew married last April. His wife will not let him touch her in the married sense. It's been 6 months.

He loves her, but she is frigid to the extreme. He doesn't want to force her, but what would the Church say about this situation. He wants a family.


  { What if my nephew married a woman, but she will not let him touch her in the marital sense? }

Paul replied:

Dear Kathy,

The short answer is that the willingness and ability to sexually consummate a marriage is an essential element for the marriage to be valid.

This seems like a situation in which both your brother and his wife may need counseling. Perhaps you could suggest a good deacon, priest, or lay counselor to help them with this.



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