Ricki Lake to Produce Documentary on Dangers of the Pill

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I admit I never saw this coming.  Check out the story here which includes an anti-contraceptive pill tweet from Ms. Lake herself.    Here's a sample of the article.Lake will act as executive producer alongside director Abby Epstein in a full-length film based on Holly Grigg-Spall's book Sweetening The Pill: or How We Became Hooked On Hormonal Birth Control.“In the 50 years since its release, the birth control Pill has become synonymous with women’s liberation and has been thought of as so … [Read more...]

Happily Ever After–Dr. Greg and Lisa Interviewed in National Review on New Book, “Just Married.”

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Kathryn Lopez posted her interview with Lisa and I on what it takes to make marriage last a lifetime. ‘All the research says that a good marriage has little to do with where you and your mate come from and everything to do with whether you are willing to learn the skills it takes to have a good marriage — and to learn about each other to build your unique marriage,” husband and wife Gregory and Lisa Popcak write in their new book, Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in … [Read more...]

From Russia with Love

Of course you all know what today is....  That's right!  Sts. Cyril and Methodius Day!On the official Church calendar, we do not celebrate St Valentine, but rather,  the Feast of Sts. Cyril and Methodius, evangelists to the Slavs, on February 14th.  You might ask, "Why does the Church promote devotion to Sts. Cyril and Methodius on the same day as St. Valentine's Day?  Well, the answer is quite simple.There is an ancient saying in the Church, "Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi"  As the Church pray … [Read more...]

Couple Conflict: Quality of Argument Less Important than Quality of Relationship

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The way a couple treats each other outside of their arguments is the best predictor of the couple's ability to get something positive out of their arguments--even if they're more heated than they ought to be.  Obviously, no couple likes to argue, but some couples seem to weather it better than others.  Therapists often think that the best way to deal with arguments is to avoid them, but is it possible to help teach couples to not be overwhelmed by bad arguments when they happen--and even be able … [Read more...]

“Just Married” and Loving It! (Plus, Other Great Resources No Couple Should Be Without!)

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Dear Dr. Popcak, I just wanted to tell you (and your wife) THANK YOU for writing "Just Married." My married friends and I are always complaining to each other about the absolute dearth of material for faithful Catholics wanting to date, prepare for marriage, and live marriage in an authentically Catholic way. Basically, we hear two messages: 1. Marriage is hard. Marriages fall apart because people think it's all going to be rosy, then when reality hits, the spouses don't know what to … [Read more...]

Reforming the Annulment Process–Brainstorming Solutions.

Deacon Greg Kandra links an article that encourages overhauling the annulment process.   I think most people would agree that the annulment process is in need of serious improvement.  In fact, one of the factors influencing Pope Francis' call for an Extraordinary Synod on the Family next November was his concern about the way the Church handles divorce and annulment.  Many of the questions in the survey the Vatican sent to the world's bishops had to do with seeking input on how to improve the han … [Read more...]

Exposing the Lie: Marriage and Manipulating the Media

No doubt you've seen the headlines, Marriage Is Not an Antidote to Poverty.  It's a lie--or at least wishful thinking.  If Marlboro came out with a pr campaign that said, "Anti-Smoking Efforts Fail to Curb Lung Cancer Rates" would you believe it?  Or would some part of you say, "Hmmm.  Maybe there is something else going on here."The same is true about the paper underlying the headlines. It's a position paper--essentially a PR campaign of the marriage-hostile "Council on Contemporary Fam … [Read more...]

Study Says,Casual Sex Can Cause Depression

“There’s always been a question about which one is the cause  and which is the effect.  This study  provides evidence that poor mental health can lead to casual sex, but also that  casual sex leads to additional declines in mental health.” Sandberg-Thoma conducted the study with Claire Kamp Dush,  assistant professor of human sciences at Ohio State.  The research was published online recently in  the Journal of Sex Research and will  appear in a future print edition. One surprising finding was th … [Read more...]


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