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Love Over Convenience: Why I’m Not Living with My Fiance
Last edited 22nd September 2014

I marry my fiancé, Jim, in 55 days. For the last three and a half years, Jim and I have lived in separate places... for Jim and I, living together before we got married wasn’t an option. Sure, I might have saved some rent money these past two years, but as we get ready to celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony, we’re realising just how much we gained by waiting to share an address...

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Where’s the Line?: Dating, Purity, and Sin
Last edited 12th September 2014

For a couple that is not married, one of the reasons that sex is a sin is because their bodies are saying something that contradicts the reality of their souls. In the body language of sex, the body says, “Here is all of me, completely given to you and only you.” Realizing that sex is naturally designed toward the creation of new life, there is also a way in which the body speaks of an openness to becoming co-creators with God.

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Film: People with Same-Sex Attraction Find Peace in Church
Last edited 27th July 2014

Dan, Rilene and Paul knew that once their stories were out, life would not be the same. “We’ve been advised not to google ourselves,” Rilene said, laughing. These three are the subjects of a recently released documentary, “Desire of the Everlasting Hills,” which chronicles their stories of having same-sex attraction, and how they eventually found peace in the Catholic Church.

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Pornography Recovery Program Helps 'Fight the New Drug'
Last edited 24th July 2014

The co-founder and executive director of an organization that fights pornography addiction among youth says he sees a need to continue raising awareness about the harmful effects of porn. “We want to change the attitude and perception of young people on this topic so that we can help preserve relationships, love, intimacy, spirituality and inspire a new generation to pursue real love and avoid its counterfeit,” Clay Olsen told CNA.

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A Vow Worth Keeping: Why Wait Until Marriage?
Last edited 16th July 2014

Question: "Lately all of my friends have been having sex. I made a vow to wait until marriage, but how do I keep my vow when I’m around them and peer pressure is at its highest?"

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Pornography faulted as a root of human trafficking
Last edited 18th May 2014

An expert in combating human trafficking urged congressmen last week to focus their efforts against the scourge on reducing the demand for commercialized sex, including pornography.

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Catholic Talk Blog: Sex Education in Schools
Last edited 7th May 2014

Last week, La Trobe University published the 2013 National Survey of Australian Secondary Students and Sexual Health. Conducted every five years, this study is arguably the most accurate picture of teenage sexual practices in Australia. Participants are taken from years 10-12, from public, independent and Catholic schools, and are recruited at school and online.

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A Powerful Letter from the Wife of a Porn Addict
Last edited 6th May 2014

"Anonymously in your pews are women holding families together against the destructive forces of pornography on our husbands and sons. We are hurting and ashamed, tolerating – not enjoying – marriages and dealing with our inadequacies and depression. Personally, I feel like the 15 years of my marriage before my discovery were one big lie..."

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In Pursuit - A Blog on Intimacy in Relationships
Last edited 1st May 2014

Q: In your last blog Better Than Kissing, you said you and Brian (your now husband) avoided passionate kissing while dating. If you weren’t kissing, how did you know Brian liked you?

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The Third Way - The Catholic Church and Homosexuality
Last edited 1st May 2014

Anger. Frustration. Hatred. These are the common emotions of thousands concerning the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality. Is the rage justified? Or is it misguided? What does the Church really teach about homosexuality?

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