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One of the central themes of JP II’s Theology of the Body is that the body has a “nuptial meaning.” On his blog, Msgr. Charles Pope gives a brief explanation of the nuptial meaning of the body, specifically as it relates to the priesthood. To speak of the nuptial meaning of the body, means that […]


Posted at: December 10th, 2013 - 5:24 pm - Number of Comments » 0

When a guy is happily married, no matter what happens at work, no matter what happens the rest of the day, there’s a shelter when you get home. There’s a knowledge, knowing that you can hug somebody without them throwing you down the stairs and saying get your hands off me. Being married is like […]


Posted at: October 8th, 2013 - 7:51 am - Number of Comments » 1

A friend of mine from college has written a beautiful reflection on marriage based on what she has observed since she herself got married 82 days ago. It’s not what you would expect to hear from a young newlywed. The whole thing is worth reading, but I especially like when she addresses an article written […]


Posted at: August 31st, 2013 - 7:13 am - Number of Comments » 0

I don’t know about you, but one of my biggest pet-peeves in the debate over same-sex marriage is the comparison of SSM to interracial marriages. Recently a good friend of mine received an email bringing up that very argument in response to an article he wrote about last month’s DOMA ruling. I really liked his […]


Posted at: August 13th, 2013 - 9:00 am - Number of Comments » 2

This week, two of my favorite lawyers wrote their analysis of last week’s Supreme Court marriage decisions — specifically the ruling on DOMA. First, my friend Jim Cole, legal counsel for Missouri Right to Life, writes at Mercator Net: As the dissents of Justice Scalia and Justice Alito make clear, the reasoning and legal principles […]


Posted at: July 6th, 2013 - 6:10 am - Number of Comments » 2

“Today I’m going to marry my best friend!” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen that announcement or something similar to it (“today my best friend asked me to marry him,” etc…) on Facebook. That’s why I was so intrigued to read this article from Marjorie Campbell on why she’s glad her husband […]


Posted at: November 19th, 2012 - 7:29 am - Number of Comments » 4

Conservative pundit/comedian Steven Crowder gave a great presentation at the Values Voter Summit last weekend. At around the 5 min mark Crowder, a newlywed, starts to get serious about our culture’s attitude towards the sanctity of the marriage and the marital act. However you may feel about his delivery style, he made excellent points about […]


Posted at: September 18th, 2012 - 8:10 am - Number of Comments » 0

What is marriage? This short and to-the-point video is for Australia, but it perfectly explains why the government has an interest in regulating marriage in any country, including the US. Whenever a marriage amendment passes in one state or another, I can’t tell you how many times I hear someone lament, “why would anyone deny […]


Posted at: July 11th, 2012 - 8:09 pm - Number of Comments » 1

In case you missed it over at CMR. This is so delightful. And I need something delightful after reading yet another depressing reminder of the culture of death we are living in – collecting my thoughts for a post/article to (hopefully) come soon. In the meantime, please enjoy: Also, in further commemoration of the 100th […]


Posted at: April 15th, 2012 - 10:12 pm - Number of Comments » 0

Great image I found via Pinterest (where else?). You might also like: Marriage Sustains Love My apologies for the serious lack of posting this week. Been a little busy with other things. I hope you haven’t abandoned me, yet!


Posted at: March 16th, 2012 - 7:40 am - Number of Comments » 1