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“Spice Up Your Marriage”: A [Man’s] Review

May 28, AD 2014 4 Comments
“Spice Up Your Marriage”: A [Man’s] Review

Hallie Lord’s new e-book Spice Up Your Marriage turns up the heat. In a 28 day challenge, she offers tips and ideas that will rekindle low burning flames or ignite candles into torches. Yes, the book is mainly for women but it is only a man that can testify to its veracity. My wife and […]

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Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Finding Freedom from Porn Addiction — Part II

May 5, AD 2014 3 Comments
Blessed are the Pure in Heart: Finding Freedom from Porn Addiction — Part II

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God….” –Matthew 5:8 One of the paintings that is most dear to my heart is Diego Velazquez’s The Temptation of St. Thomas Aquinas. For anyone who has struggled with sexual sins, I think this work has the power to evoke many different feelings. In it I […]

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In Christ a New Creation: Finding Hope in Porn-Addiction — Part I

April 3, AD 2014 10 Comments
In Christ a New Creation: Finding Hope in Porn-Addiction — Part I

“Whoever drinks the water I shall give will never thirst; the water I shall give will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” –John 4:14 I recently read the article that Sr. Theresa Noble wrote about the Duke “adult film-actress” Belle Knox and have been reflecting on it ever since. To be […]

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Purity Balls: the Good, the Bad, and the Catholic

March 30, AD 2014 13 Comments
Purity Balls: the Good, the Bad, and the Catholic

He kneels before me, taking my hand in his, and slips a ring on my finger. I look it at: it’s beautiful, so sparkly, and I’m in awe of what it symbolises. This is what love is, I think. He tells me how glad he is so that he is able to give me ring, […]

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Veiled Words: Modesty in Speech and Thought

December 2, AD 2013 4 Comments
Veiled Words: Modesty in Speech and Thought

“The Victorians pretended sex did not exist; the moderns pretend nothing else exists.” Archbishop Fulton J Sheen This is my first post writing for Ignitum Today, and in honour of that I thought I would try to ignite a little debate on a nice controversial topic, sex. Seven years into marriage I’m somewhere right between […]

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The Biggest Announcement I Have Ever Made

October 19, AD 2013 1 Comment
The Biggest Announcement I Have Ever Made

Since Feb. 28, 2013 — the last day of Pope Benedict’s papacy — I’ve been harboring a secret. A secret I’m ready to share. I sat that morning at the kitchen table, typing grateful Tweets to the pope and waiting to receive news that would make or break my day (and potentially change my life). […]

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Just Don’t Say It: Chewed Gum, Spit Cups, and Duct Tape

September 9, AD 2013 5 Comments
Just Don’t Say It: Chewed Gum, Spit Cups, and Duct Tape

You are not the chewed up gum that is stuck to the sidewalk and trampled on. You are not the spit water in the cup that everyone has spit in after swishing water around in their mouth while eating an Oreo. You are not the duct tape or the post-it note that no longer sticks. […]

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I’m Not Saving Myself for Marriage

November 17, AD 2012 13 Comments
I’m Not Saving Myself for Marriage

I’m not saving myself for marriage. First, I know no follower of Christ who thinks any of us can save ourselves. Secondly, to say “I’m saving myself” when you mean “I’m saving sex” equates who you are – and therefore your worth – with sex. But your worth is wrapped up in nothing except your […]

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Teen Pregnancy Isn’t the Problem

October 20, AD 2012 38 Comments
Teen Pregnancy Isn’t the Problem

One recent evening, I shook a bottle of hot sauce over my burger and watched the news from the kitchen table. Popular that night was the story of a set of New York City schools that are part of a pilot program in which female students who are 14 and up can access Plan B, […]

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Suffering to sanctity

July 30, AD 2012 16 Comments
Suffering to sanctity

If it causes pain, it cannot be true. This principle, it seems to me, is an unspoken premise underlying the general public’s passionate opposition to many of the Church’s teachings. The same-sex marriage movement, for example, decries the Church’s position on the subject because it causes emotional pain and anguish to gays and lesbians. Abortion […]

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Marriage & Shame?

September 19, AD 2011 10 Comments
Marriage & Shame?

“And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.”-Gen 2:25 A very popular preacher who is downloaded frequently, wears MMA shirts and whom I’m sure can do more pushups than me now, introduces a series of posts about intimate topics with this Scripture passage. What ensues is a marriage free-for-all. The […]

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