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Book Review: The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

August 21, AD 2015 2 Comments
Book Review: The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

The Thrill of the Chaste:Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On by Dawn Eden Ave Maria Press, $15.95 One gets the idea that a fruit of the Spirit needs better PR when even practicing Catholics seem skeptical of the topic of chastity. Whenever I mentioned reading Dawn Eden’s newest book (an updated Catholic version of […]

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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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Modesty Only Works When it Isn’t Distorted

December 15, AD 2012 5 Comments
Modesty Only Works When it Isn’t Distorted

If one thing stands out about a trip I took to South Beach back in May, it’s this: I have never seen so much butt on a beach. Our first day there, I stepped off the boardwalk behind the hotel and onto the sand, far too close for comfort to a woman who – while holding […]

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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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What’s Next for Christopher West?

November 13, AD 2012 3 Comments
What’s Next for Christopher West?

It has been over a decade since I first read Christopher West’s Good News About Sex and Marriage and then made it required reading for the RCIA program I coordinated. I couldn’t help myself. If there was one area in which people seemed most confused it was the Catholic vision of sexuality and I had not seen […]

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Are We All Sexual Perverts?

October 23, AD 2012 9 Comments
Are We All Sexual Perverts?

Recently the Sydney Opera House in Australia hosted the Festival of Dangerous Ideas which brings together a host of speakers on a variety of controversial topics. Not one to shy away from controversy I attended a couple of sessions including We are all Sexual Perverts by an American psychologist Jesse Bering, whose basic premise was that each person has […]

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