Martha Sears Invites Dr. Greg Popcak to Serve on Attachment Parenting International–Resource Advisory Council

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I was genuinely honored today to receive an invitation from internationally-recognized parenting expert/author, Martha Sears,  and  Attachment Parenting International Board President, Janet Jendron, to become a member of API's Resource Advisory Council.  Dear Greg, I am happy to inform you that the Board of Directors for Attachment Parenting International has voted to ask you to become one of our advisors on the API Resource Advisory Council.  Having you as a resource, as an advisor, … [Read more...]

What Do Pope JPII, Pope BXVI, and a Lesbian Feminist Have in Common? (Guest post by Dave McClow)

In a WSJ interview with Bari Weiss, Camille Paglia, a self-described "notorious Amazon feminist" who is identified as a lesbian and a mom, actually sees that we have a problem with how we view men in our culture.  This is the theme I discussed in my previous blog, “Towards a Theology of Authentic Masculinity.”  She gets that, “Houston, we have a problem”!  Weiss states, “…no subject gets her going more than when I ask if she really sees a connection between society's attempts to … [Read more...]

Well, Shucks. Y’All Are Makin’ Us Blush.

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I had to post this truly touching review from the Snoring Scholar of Lisa and my new book Just Married:  A Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First 5 Years of Marriage. oh, the things I would’ve missed if I hadn’t read Just Married: The Catholic Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the First Five Years of Marriage, by Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak (who’ve written about 100 other books, and are professional marriage people, and have a radio show, and all sorts of credibility … [Read more...]

Więcej moich książek zostały przetłumaczone na język polski! (That is, “More of my books are coming out in Poland!”)

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For Better...Forever! ( NA DOBRE... NA ZAWSZE! )  and Holy Sex! (ŚWIĘTY SEKS! )  as well as God Help Me, This Stress is Driving Me Crazy! (Boże, pomóż mi! Ten stres doprowadza mnie do szaleństwa!) and God Help Me, These People Are Driving Me Nuts! (Boże, pomóż mi! Ci ludzie doprowadzają mnie do szału) have  been translated into Polish and are apparently selling well in JPII's homeland. I just got a note from the Polish publisher of For Better...Forever and Holy Sex! that they … [Read more...]

Science Supports Theology of the Body: Your Happiness Type is Expressed in Your Genes

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The Theology of the Body tells us that each person was made for self donation and that if we want to be happy, we need to make a gift of ourselves.   It further tells us that when we treat others, or ourselves, as objects of pleasure, we break down spiritually and emotionally because we are acting in a manner that is inconsistent with God's plan and our design.    This sounds like a lovely theological speculation, but what if it was physiologically true as well? This week, … [Read more...]

Emotional Security: Do You Know What YOUR Emotions Are Trying to Tell You?

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Most Christians have a pretty ambivalent relationship with our emotions.  We just don't know what to feel about our feelings.  Sometimes, emotions can be the source of a great deal of joy, satisfaction, and well-being.  Other times they can wreck us with anxiety, despair, anger, and angst.   Of course,  there are still other times when we get upset with ourselves for being upset, angry at ourselves for being angry, or depressed about how sad we feel. Emotions are a part of our body, of … [Read more...]

Coming Monday on More2Life Radio: FORGIVING YOURSELF (Plus, Win a Free Book! Details below…)

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Coming Monday on More2Life:  Forgiving Yourself--The Theology of the Body sets a high bar for our lives.  Most days, we are going to fail to reach that standard no matter how hard we try.  When that happens, we need to be willing to forgive ourselves and find the courage to try again. Today on More2Life, we'll look at what being forgiving of ourselves really means and what it takes to make it happen.   Call in at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1 Eastern (11-Noon Central) with your … [Read more...]

What Can the Theology of the Body Teach Us about Managing Stress?

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"I'm so busy!"  "There isn't enough time!"  Seemingly universal laments.  Life is filled with opportunities to be stressed and to become even more stressed all the time. In short bursts (of a few minutes or so) stress can be useful.  Stress, when it functions according to its purpose, calls our mind and body to be attentive and responsive to the challenges in front of us.  Ideally, stress ramps us up so that we can make a plan to handle those situations and then the stress should go … [Read more...]

Exclusive Breastfeeding Leads to Better Language, Cognitive and Emotional Development in Brain Earlier & More Than Thought

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The research found that by age 2, babies who had been breastfed exclusively for at least three months had enhanced development in key parts of the brain compared to children who were fed formula exclusively or who were fed a combination of formula and breastmilk. The extra growth was most pronounced in parts of the brain associated with language, emotional function, and cognition, the research showed.... The researchers split the babies into three groups: those whose mothers reported they … [Read more...]

Breastfeeding is Good Healthcare for Women (Not Just Babies)

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From Time Magazine... If new moms adhered to the recommended guidelines that urge them to  breast-feed each child they give birth to for at least one year, they could  theoretically stave off up to 5,000 cases of breast cancer,  about 54,000 cases of hypertension and nearly 14,000 heart  attacks annually. Averting those diseases could also save $860 million, according to research  published in Obstetrics & Gynecology. ...Drilling deeper, the study found that less-than-optimal … [Read more...]