Why Isn’t Married Sex “Hot”? And Should It Be?

At PsychCentral, Dr. Linda Hatch has a thought provoking article that gets at the heart of the difference I draw in my book,  Holy Sex! , between eroticism, which is sex that is hyper-focused on pleasure to the exclusion of intimacy, and what I call "Holy Sex", which sees pleasure as the fruit of t … [Read More...]

Pornography: A Public Health Crisis

The question is no longer just about the morality of porn.  The science shows it is a public health crisis.From the Chicago TribuneThe thing is, no matter what you think of pornography (whether it's harmful or harmless fantasy) the science is there. After 40 years of peer-reviewed research, … [Read More...]

A Crisis In Catholic Fatherhood

A recent caller to my radio program said that she and her husband weren't on the same spiritual level.  He didn't go to mass or pray with her. He zoned out when she talked about the faith.  As a r … [Read More...]

So, What IS Modesty Anyway?

Fellow Patheosi, Rebecca Bratten-Weiss posted a terrific article that cuts through a lot of the nonsense people say about what modesty is and what it isn't.  You should read the whole thing, but here … [Read More...]

New Major Study of 160,000 Children Finds Spanking Causes Similar Harm As Abuse.

Children need solid discipline, consistent expectations, and solid structure, but there are many better ways to accomplish these ends than corporal punishment.  A new study examining 50 years of data … [Read More...]

Trust Me (?)

 Trust is in the news a lot these days as candidates from both parties present their ideas and ask us to trust them to lead nation.  But the campaign raises an interesting question.  How d … [Read More...]

MRI Shows Breastfed Babies’ Brains Develop Better/Faster than Formula or Mixed-Fed Infants

Several weeks ago, I posted an article on how nursing facilitates the development of structures in the brain responsible for moral cognition, and a follow up article on how certain "high -touch" … [Read More...]

Hard to Say, “I’m Sorry” 3 Keys to an Effective Apology

Saying "sorry" and meaning it is about repairing relationship, not making ourselves feel better.  Check out my latest column for Our Sunday VisitorLent is a time of reparation — a season of sorrow … [Read More...]

Meeting Your Needs AND Your Wants–A Godly Guide to Personal Fulfillment

"That's not a need!  That's a want!"How often have you heard this?  How often have you said it?We throw the words "need" and "want"around but do we really know what they mean?  Somehow, by la … [Read More...]

Parenting Style Most Significant Factor Predicting Support for Trump, New Study Finds

Readers of Parenting with Grace, in which I discuss this very issue (not as it relates to Trump, but to other historic, cultural and political trends) will not be surprised by this latest study from … [Read More...]