What Happens in Vegas…Will Haunt Your Marriage Later. New Study Shows Pre-Marital Sex Decreases Marital Satisfaction.


The National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia published a study called "Before 'I Do'" and found that what couples do before they say 'I do' actually matters — and that premarital experiences from the past could end up haunting them long into marital bliss. "What people do before marriage appears to matter," stated Dr. Galena K. Rhoades and Dr. Scott M. Stanley in the 2014 study, saying that "how they conduct their romantic lives before they tie the knot is linked to their odds of … [Read more...]

Don’t Think NFP is Effective? Advertisers KNOW It Is–”Bio-Marketing” Can Remotely Monitor Fertility Data to Increase Sales

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This blew my mind--and not in a good way."In the creepy brave new world of marketing, a woman who logs onto Facebook during her fertile phase can expect to be barraged by ads for new consumer products that are absent on non-fertile days. It is not happening yet, but it is technically possible and it is hard to see who has the power to stop it."Aldous Huxley?  Meet Don Draper.Dr. Nigel Barber, an evolutionary psychologist who writes at Psychology Today describes new research that s … [Read more...]

Children Raised by Gay Parents WORSE OFF Than Other Kids, New Major Study Shows.

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From Mercator.net via the British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioral Science.Fresh research has just tossed a grenade into the incendiary issue of same-sex parenting. Writing in the British Journal of Education, Society & Behavioural Science, a peer-reviewed journal, American sociologist Paul Sullins concludes that children’s “Emotional problems [are] over twice as prevalent for children with same-sex parents than for children with opposite-sex parents”.He says confid … [Read more...]

Fight the Power of 50 Shades: Here’s What YOU Can Do!


I am doing a lot of interviews over the next few days about the appeal of the 50 Shades of Grey phenomenon and what our Christian response should be.  I find that many people are responding to the wide appeal of the film by being outraged, clucking about how disgusting and shameful it is. I want to say upfront that I agree that the content of 50 Shades is, indeed, disgusting and shameful, but I also want to say that I think that being shocked and outraged is not only insufficient it is,  in fact, … [Read more...]

Tainted Love: Why is 50 Shades of Grey So Popular?

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Note:  The following article deals frankly with sexual topics.  Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that 50 Shades of Grey, a popular soft-core pornographic movie about a timid young woman who is sexually dominated by a billionaire, is being released this coming Valentine's Day.  Based on a popular series of erotic novels, the film is being released both to wide acclaim and wider controversy, especially among those who are repulsed by this glorification of domestic partner vi … [Read more...]

The Crux of the Matter: Catholics and Contraception–A Challenge to Margery Eagan.

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Over at Crux News the other day, Margery Eagan posted a column indicating that she was "devastated" that Pope Francis crushed her hopes for reform on pelvic issues by affirming Pope Paul VI'scourage in promoting Humanae Vitae.  A snippet: "Although he has not lived it himself, I had thought he understood something about good people living real lives in real marriages. I had thought he even understood something about the beauty of sex in marriage, the need for sex in marriage.  I was wro … [Read more...]

CNN (!?!) Loves NFP


This article isn't perfect, but the fact that its as good as it is and in CNN is a minor miracle.  Nice to see the world is catching up with those of us who've been in the know since Humanae Vitae.  Now if we could just get the Church to capitalize on this to start promoting our resources.... FAM is frequently referred to as the rhythm method -- a system in which women predict their likely fertile days based on the lengths of their cycles. However, FAM advocates say there is a clear d … [Read more...]

Holy Sex in the Huffington Post


 My book, Holy Sex! A Catholic Guide to Toe-Curling, Mind-Blowing, Infallible Loving got a mention in an article over at the Huffington Post.   "Sexier Religious Holidays:  11 Sugarplums of Wisdom."Apparently, I am the 10th sugarplum (just as I always suspected ;-). … [Read more...]