Bringing you the "Good News" of Jesus Christ and His Church While PROMOTING CATHOLIC Apologetic Support groups loyal to the Holy Father and Church's magisterium
Home About
What's New? Resources The Church Family Life Mass and
Ask A Catholic
Knowledge base
AskACatholic Disclaimer
Search the
AskACatholic Database
Donate and
Support our work
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
New Questions
Cool Catholic Videos
About Saints
Disciplines & Practices for distinct Church seasons
Purgatory and Indulgences
About the Holy Mass
About Mary
Searching and Confused
Contemplating becoming a Catholic or Coming home
Homosexual and Gender Issues
Life and Family
No Salvation Outside the Church
Sacred Scripture
non-Catholic Cults
Justification and Salvation
The Pope and Papacy
The Sacraments
Relationships and Marriage situations
Specific people, organizations and events
Doctrine and Teachings
Specific Practices
Church Internals
Church History

GettingExpensive Ginger wrote:

Hi, guys —

My boyfriend and I live in two separate cities and we're both Catholic. Since we began dating we have been going to see each other on the weekends. We've been staying in hotels to honor our promise of not living together or have sex before marriage.

The only issue is that it's becoming too expensive for both of us. We have no family in either of our cities to stay with, so we are considering staying with each other. We have guest bedrooms that the other can sleep in and, again, we have no intentions of sleeping with each other before marriage.

  • If we slept in different guest rooms at each other's house while visiting, would it be sinful?


  { If we slept in different guest rooms at each other's house while visiting, would it be sinful? }

Mike replied:

Dear Ginger,

Here is my two cents.

First, I admire you and your boyfriend's desire to wait until marriage. That said, from my view, you and your boyfriend would be opening yourselves up to an easy occasion of sin, even if you were sleeping in different guest rooms.

I can't comment further because you didn't tell us how far apart you live and how long you have been dating.

If you don't really know each other, this would be a bad idea.

My colleagues may have more to add but, again, this doesn't sound like a good idea.

We have answered similar postings in the past that you may be interested in reading:

I hope this helps,


Please report any and all typos or grammatical errors.
Suggestions for this web page and the web site can be sent to Mike Humphrey
© 2012 Panoramic Sites
The Early Church Fathers Church Fathers on the Primacy of Peter. The Early Church Fathers on the Catholic Church and the term Catholic. The Early Church Fathers on the importance of the Roman Catholic Church centered in Rome.