Men Can’t Read Women’s Minds


From NBC News:To see whether men really did  have trouble reading women's emotions, Boris Schiffer, a researcher at the  LWL-University Hospital in Bochum, Germany and his colleagues put 22 men between  the ages of 21 and 52, with an average age of 36, in a functional magnetic  resonance imaging scanner, which uses blood flow as a measure of  to measure  their brain activity.They then asked the men to look at images of 36  pairs of eyes, half from men and half from women, and guess the em … [Read more...]

Coming Monday on More2Life Radio: You Just Don’t Get Me!

Coming Monday on M2L:  You Just Don't Get Me! -- A new study shows that men really can't read women's minds.  (I know, really?!?  But there's more to the study we'll share on the air.)    On today's program we'll look at the challenges of communicating our needs to our spouse. Call in with your questions about marital communication from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon Central) at 877-573-7825.Don't forget our M2L FB Q's of the D:  1. What do you think makes it hard for couples to communicate their need … [Read more...]

How Big SHOULD Your Family Be?


How do you know how big your family should be?  How do you know what Godwants?  Discerning family size is one of the most common concerns expressed by both listeners to my radio program and clients in my counseling practice.A lot of people use the phrase “responsible parenthood” but few understand the practical implications of the concept. It’s a phrase that’s found in the catechism as well as most of the Church’s documents on marriage and family life from Humanae Vitae to Familiaris Consorti … [Read more...]

“Love is a climb, not a fall. I want to keep climbing with you.”

A powerful and beautiful post about what real love looks like between two people cooperating with God's grace to heal their simple human brokenness.  She writes...With swollen eyes, I woke up early the next morning to write an email."Moses, I’ve made promises to be a committed and loyal girlfriend and I haven’t kept it. I have not given my best to you; I’ve only given you the leftovers. I’m sorry."As I hit SEND, I realized that an email from Moses was already waiting in my inbox... … [Read more...]

How do you make a man disappear?


Put him on trial for capital murder.The way reporters are handling the case of Kermit Gosnell (by not handling it at all)  is a travesty even considering the travesty that constitutes journalism today.  I'm used to the Liberal Ministers of Truthiness(TM) downplaying the March for Life or other Pro-life stories.  I've even largely come to accept that is just the way it is. But THIS?  This is an unconscionable conspiracy of silence.  We're talking about a man who was responsible for "aborting"  … [Read more...]

What Does It Take to Create a CATHOLIC Home?


What does it mean to create a Catholic home?  To some, it primarily has to do with the customs and traditions a family celebrates.  To others, it has to do with the art and sacramentals (e.g., crosses, statues, holy pictures, etc) that adorn the house and remind the family of Christ's presence in their everyday lives.  Still others might point to the charitable works their family is involved in.   And, of course, it has everything to do with celebrating the sacraments--especially the Euch … [Read more...]

The Eff-ingCC– Federal Communication Commission to Allow F-Word/Nudity on Network TV

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Please take a moment of your time to let the FCC know that you expect them to maintain what few decency standards remain in place.The Federal CommunicationsCommission wants to loosen on nudity and expletives, including the "F-word." This would include hours when children may be watching.In the years since the pop start Janet Jackson's Superbowl "wardrobe malfunction," the FCC has faced a large number of obscenity complaints.But then the U.S. Supreme Court decided in 2012 that the FCC … [Read more...]

Feel Insecure in Relationships? Healing the Roots of the Problem.


Last week we had a vigorous discussion (here and here, in particular) about the pseudo-scientific claims of the "cry-it-out" method of sleep training.  Specifically, I challenged the junk science that claims that letting a baby cry-it-out works  because it teaches a baby to "self-soothe."  We discussed the absolute absence of any evidence whatsoever from developmental psychology and neurology that an infant or toddler has any ability--or even potential ability--to self-soothe (a skill requiri … [Read more...]