Study Says, “Men aren’t dogs after all.”

At the Theology of the Body Congress last week, I got into a conversation with some of the other speakers about the way Catholics do ministry with teens, especially teen boys.  I have long objected to the weird double-standard Christians take in ministering to teen boys versus girls.  My son, who was part of the discussion, feels even more strongly than I do about this--and I feel pretty strongly.  Let me give you an example of what I'm talking about.When speaking with teen girls, youth mi … [Read more...]

Is No-Sex the New Sex?

That's the title of an article at The Science of Relationships.The article itself covers a few different topics related to this theme, but the thing that struck me was a recognition by secular professionals that a lack of chastity (not the way they put it, of course, but still) is bad for relationships.  To put it in their language, the longer a couple delays the onset of sexual activity, the more likely the relationship will be long lasting and exclusive.Delaying the onset of sexual … [Read more...]