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Caffeinated Conversations with Matt Fradd

Last edited 29th March 2016

Many of us may wonder how to talk to our loved ones about pornography’s damaging effects. It’s a tough subject to bring up, but Catholic apologist and speaker Matt Fradd shows us how to start the conversation with grace and practicality.

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The Dangers of Raising a Child as Transgender

Last edited 29th March 2016

Corrections about GenderFirstly, if a scientist was to unearth the remains of Jenner in 100,000 years he will be categorised as male. There is a reality that sex is binary, it is not fluid. 99.8% of the population is born either male or female, their chromosomal arrangement determines if they are male or female. People might then say, well sex might be binary but gender is fluid, it is a construct made up of our feelings.

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Sarah Swafford: Top Tips for Building Emotional Virtue

Last edited 20th March 2016

After spending three years as a “dorm mom” for 142 college women, Sarah Swafford learned much about the challenges facing young men and women – particularly in their dating and relationships. From here, Sarah founded Emotional Virtue Ministries, has spoken for Steubenville Conferences and FOCUS, and is a member of Chastity Project. Sarah is currently on a speaking tour in Australia, and we had the opportunity to catch up and find out more about her work. In this interview, Sarah Swafford explains what inspired her to start Emotional Virtue Ministries, her top tips for living emotional virtue, and the importance of striving and surrender.

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Child of Mercy

Last edited 3rd February 2016

As she sat across from us, her pain was almost palpable. A family friend sat with my then-fiancé and I as she lamented about her oldest son’s behavior problems.

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The Pros and Cons of Long Distance Relationships

Last edited 1st February 2016

On August 15th, 2015, my wife and I accomplished what many people think is impossible – what started as a long distance relationship ended in marriage. Sure, this is one of the two ways that a long distance relationship can end, but as someone experienced in long distance relationships, I wanted to offer some thoughts (and warnings, and encouragements) in case you too might be considering dating long-distance.

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The Problem with Pick-Up Lines

Last edited 31st January 2016

Recently, as I was boarding my return flight to Denver, I was dreading the fact that I couldn’t avoid the uncomfortable experience of getting stuck with the middle seat on the flight.

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Chastity: A Beautiful Exchange

Last edited 14th January 2016

I remember overhearing a couple of high school girls discussing love and relationships at a party a few years back. The first girl asked, “What do you think is more important in a relationship: love or lust?”

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5 Ways to Get Better at Practicing Chastity

Last edited 12th January 2016

Chastity is for lovers. That isn’t solely the title of my book, but a truth I believe with my whole heart. It’s a virtue for all of us—single, married, priest, nun—that creates conditions in which we can do what we were designed to do: love God and each other.

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Is Porn Cheating?

Last edited 21st December 2015

Bobby Angel, husband of Catholic musician and speaker Jackie Angel, talks about the serious spiritual effects of pornography on men and women. He explains how porn hijacks our natural ability to love and replaces it with a less dignified sense of ourselves and of others. Bobby also recommends several powerful weapons against porn: prayer, acts of charity, and asking friends to hold us accountable.

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Why Choose Celibacy? A Gay Catholic Speaks Out

Last edited 20th December 2015

More than 10 years ago, Joseph Prever found himself scouring the internet for anything that might help him: he was gay, Catholic, and confused. Resources were scarce for a man struggling with homosexuality and trying to remain faithful to the Church’s teaching.

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