Marriage Advice from St. John Chrysostom

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Today is the feast of St. John Chrysostom. I quite like this advice he gives to the men-folk: young husbands should say to their wives: “I have taken you in my arms, and I love you, and I prefer you to my life itself. For the present life is nothing, and my most ardent dream is to spend it with … Read More

TOB Tues.: Picking Rotten Fruit

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Reflecting on the book of Genesis (2:25), John Paul II writes: The human body, with its sex – its masculinity and femininity – seen in the very mystery of creation, is not only a source of fruitfulness and of procreation, as in the whole natural order, but contains “from the beginning” the “spousal” attribute, that is, the power to express … Read More

TOB Tues: To Love is to Revel in Each Other’s Very Existence

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I just love this: Adam revels in the goodness of Eve’s very existence, just as she revels in the goodness of his; it is as if they said to each other: “It is good that you exist and that we exist together.” It’s only when lovers recognize this depth dimension in each other that their love becomes hardy enough to … Read More

Fr. Barron on Marriage and Relationships

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Here’s another excellent video from Fr. Robert Barron on how a relationship will only endure when two people fall in love, not so much with each other, but together with a “transcendent third.” Relating that to Christian marriage he says To get married in the Church, that is to say, before God, what you’re saying is, “we’ve discerned that together … Read More

TOB Tuesday: Sexuality, Sacrifice and Love

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Fr. Robert Barron:

TOB Tuesday: Xtranormal TOB

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Very well done. Watch it in Spanish Portuguese

TOB Tues: The Icon Of Marital Love

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On this feast of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Christopher West shares his thoughts upon discovering the Eastern church’s popular icon of the saints embracing with a marriage bed in the background (pictured right). They call it “The Immaculate Conception”: To be honest, I had never given any thought to the reality of Joachim and … Read More

Authentic Love

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“Authentic love is not a vague sentiment or a blind passion. It is an inner attitude that involves the whole human being. It is looking at others, not to use them but to serve them. Love, in a word, is the gift of self.” – Blessed John Paul II In today’s culture it is considered “loving” for families to end … Read More

Diaz: “Sex is My Favorite Sport”

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Spoken like a true lady: “Sex is my favorite sport,” Diaz gushed while promoting her new movie, “Bad Teacher.” “Sex is the sexiest word in the English language,” she says in the June issue of Maxim Magazine. “Just the word is sexy to me. There’s something to it, don’t you think?” Diaz, 38, who is cast as a foul-mouthed school … Read More

TOB Tues.: To Love is to Create Anew

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Love this: The pope’s interpretation of Genesis rings true to our experience: To know love is to be created anew. By the same token, to love others is, in a sense, to create them in our turn. After all, to love someone isn’t just to appreciate his good qualities; it is to rejoice in his very being in the first … Read More