“Guard your heart” is a phrase we throw around a lot in my community. For me, it was especially important while I was on a dating fast. During that intentional time away from dating I ended up very closed off and guarded because I wanted to guard my heart not only from evil but also from pain and suffering. Guarding your heart from evils is a great thing in order to learn temperance and strength in times of temptation.
Men marriage is a sacrament, just like confession or the Eucharist. A good marriage can literally give us spiritual life and grace. Isn’t that amazing? And yet despite this fact, many of us treat our spouse casually and irreverently, as a nuisance, or worse, as an enemy. How sad.
In the book Song of Songs, the woman says to her lover, “Your name is like purified oil.” In the Hebrew language, the word for name is best translated to be etched. In this day, a name was much more than what people would call you. A name was your character, your virtue; your hidden life with God. Proverbs says, “A good name is better than silver and gold.” A name spoke of a person’s core, the kind of person they are when no one is looking. She is saying to Solomon, “Your character is holy.”
For young people, viewing sexually explicit web sites increased the likelihood of having more than one sexual partner in the last three months and for using alcohol and drugs during sexual activity. (26) The recent phenomenon of teenage sexting (the sending of sexually explicit photos, images, text messages or emails using a mobile device) has been linked with pornography exposure.
Dating has built-in problems, and if we continue to date according to the system as it is today, well more than likely swerve into trouble. The following seven habits of highly defective dating are some of the swerves dating relationships often make. Perhaps you can relate to one or two of them. (I know I can!)
What is the difference between Love and Lust? This video explains.
This podcast is a collection of debates, lectures and conversations regarding the same-sex marriage discussion going on in Australia. Too often voices are silenced in this debate, and those advocating for marriage between a man and a woman are not given a chance to speak their views in public. This podcast gives you a chance to listen to respectful and intelligent conversations about marriage in a Australia.
Child psychotherapist Dilys Daws said the fact that virgin women were resorting to IVF “suggests someone who is not emotionally mature enough to be close to someone else – and that matters when it comes to bringing up a child. It implies the woman has a fear of having a close physical relationship with someone else, in which case the baby will not be brought up with that love.
It is not easy to admit to masturbation, especially to priests in Confession. But if you want a true relationship with our Lord, you need to ask for His help and receive His grace in the Sacrament of Reconciliation.
Singer and speaker Jackie Francois-Angel is interviewed by Ascension Presents personality Father Mike Schmitz, as she prepares to speak and sing at the Ascension Cafe about Catholic marriage. In this video, she answers some tough questions about marriage, striking a balance between the negative notion and the fairytale notion often portrayed in our culture.
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