7 Ways to Free Yourself From Guilt

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FaithStreet.com published an article on overcoming guilt and learning to forgive ourselves which is taken from my latest book, Broken Gods: Hope, Healing and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart which is available in stores as of today!   I hope you enjoy the article.It’s practically impossible to underestimate our capacity for making the same mistakes over and over again. We commit the same sins. Repeat the same patterns. Fall down in the same place. We often respond to this tendency with g … [Read more...]

Silencing The Inner-Critic: 4 Keys to Loving Yourself

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It can be hard to love ourselves.Many of us are afraid that loving ourselves will make us narcissistic and selfish.  Many others of us have too hard a time getting past our inner-critics to even try to figure out what it means.Despite popular fears to the contrary, loving ourselves is an essential ingredient in being a truly moral person.  As Jesus, himself, observed, the Golden Rule states that we must love others as we love ourselves (Mk. 12:31). Perhaps the reason the people seem to s … [Read more...]

Be Not Afraid: God’s Plan for The Fulfillment of All Your Deepest (and even Darkest) Desires–REVEALED!

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The following is adapted from my forthcoming book, Broken Gods:  Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart which looks at the longings that drive our deepest and even darkest desires and how God wants to use those longings to reveal his plan for our ultimate fulfillment.  It is available NOW for pre-order!Christians have a complicated relationship with desire.  We desire many things, but so often our desires get us into trouble.  They can wreck our lives, ruin our rel … [Read more...]

7 Surprising Ways to Free Yourself from Guilt (And Discover God’s Plan for Your Ultimate Fulfillment)

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The following is adapted from my upcoming book Broken Gods:  Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart.  It is a book that explores the seven divine longings that hide behind our deepest and even darkest desires and those longings point to God's plan for our ultimate fulfillment.  Coming out in June, it's available for pre-order this week!It's practically impossible to underestimate our capacity for making the same mistakes over and over again.  We commit the same sins.  Repe … [Read more...]

Father Forgive Me, For I Am Angry: Further Reflections on “The Furious Mysteries”

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It seems like anger is the topic of the day.  Earlier, my wife and I were discussing the Christian response to anger on More2Life Radio.  Shortly after I got off the air, I came across an article titled, The Furious Mysteries  in which America's Fr. James Martin reflects on what we are to make of Jesus' displays of anger in Scripture.It's a terrific question.  What does Jesus' anger teach us about how we should manage ours?Anger, Wrath & the Divine Longing for JusticeMany people t … [Read more...]

Just Wait a Minute! (Why Patience Isn’t What You Think)

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We were talking about patience on More2Life Radio today.  What it is, what it isn't, and how to get more of it.Patience, of course, is the virtue we all love to hate.  We all know we need it, but we sure as heck don't want to ask God to give it to us.  And yet, perhaps some of that reluctance is due to the fact that we don't really understand what patience is.Patience---> HappinessPsychologists refer to patience as the ability to delay gratification and we know from research that t … [Read more...]

Big Announcement #1: You CAN Balance Baby, Marriage, Family, & Your Needs–Here’s How!

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We mentioned a few big announcements this week. The first is the launch of my latest book with my wife and co-host of More2Life Radio, Lisa Popcak titled, Then Comes Baby:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First 3 Years of Parenthood.  The biggest parenting question we get is, "How can I balance it all?  How can I attend to  baby's needs without losing my mind or my marriage?"    Then Comes Baby:  The Catholic Guide to Surviving & Thriving in the First 3 Years of Pare … [Read more...]

Healthy Marriage Habit #5: Caretaking in Conflict

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Each day, in celebration of the release of my latest book, When Divorce Is Not An Option: How to Heal Your Marriage and Nurture Lasting Love, I’ll look at one of the 8 habits that separates “marriage masters” from “marriage disasters.”  Last week, I summarized all 8 habits and we’ve looked at the first four habits in greater detail already.   Today, I’ll describe the fifth habit, Caretaking in Conflict.  After a brief explanation, you’ll have a chance to take a quiz that can help you evaluate how … [Read more...]


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