One of my favorite experiences from college was helping to run a psychology study where we were looking at the effects of being exposed to sexualized images. It turned out that for both men and women, after being exposed to sexualized images, they were likely to objectify women in any scenario. I don't know if… Continue reading Better Love Stories
Disclaimer: I'm not a theologian, I'm a very novice Theology of the Body aficionado. This is meant to start a discussion, not to proclaim dogma. Please do feel free to discuss! Second disclaimer: I'm talking about married sex here. Just thought you might want to be warned. Now on to the sweeping generalization! Sweeping generalization: in… Continue reading Conflict of Desire is a Good Thing!
Vocation: a call from God to a distinctive state of life, in which the person can reach holiness (Modern Catholic Dictionary, Fr. John Hardon, S.J.). One of the best things that happened during Vatican II was the declaration of the Universal vocation: holiness. ...all the faithful of Christ of whatever rank or status, are called to the… Continue reading Motherhood isn’t a Primary Vocation
It ain't easy being male. Not that I would know, but lately being a wife and a boy-mom, I've had a lot of sympathy for the less-fair sex. Feminism ran rampant, going so far beyond its noble beginnings with woman's suffrage and ended up shaping our entire culture into a place where genuine masculinity is… Continue reading Non-toxic Masculinity
Think about the last time you really felt aware of and in awe of God. I've been thinking about it all day, because I've had How Great Thou Art stuck in my head all day. The first three verses of the hymn relate to God's creation, salvation, and splendor. They highlight the differences between God and man.… Continue reading God and Grease Monkeys
Sister Lucia, the oldest of the Fatima visionaries prophesied that the final fight between Our Lord and Satan will be over marriage and the family. Being the one good thing that remains from Paradise, it is easy to see why the devil would attack it so harshly. With sex scandals upon scandals, the acceptance of… Continue reading The Final Fight