More2Life Hack: Living A More Joyful Life

It seems as though so many things in life are constantly trying to steal our joy. From politics, to work stress, to the craziness of daily life, it can be hard to find the joy in each day.We tend to think that joy is a product of stepping away from life and finding little ways to take a break or enjoy ourselves.  Taking breaks can be important, but while doing this can lead to fleeting moments of happiness, it doesn’t lead to joy. The Theology of the Body reminds us that Joy is the fruit of l … [Read more...]

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5 Steps To More Joyful Living

Today on More2Life Radio, Lisa and I revealed what our Catholic faith and the latest studies from positive psychology have to teach us about living more joyfully.Does God Want Us to Be Happy?A lot of Christians question whether God wants us to be be happy.  I've even heard people say, "God doesn't want us to be happy.  He wants us to be holy."  But as I argue in Broken Gods:  Hope, Healing, and the Seven Longings of the Human Heart, the two are far from mutually exclusive.   To be holy is … [Read more...]

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Cultivating Joy

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thess 5:16-18).    That's a tall order St Paul lays on us.  It can be hard to remain joyful even when times are good, but it's especially challenging when life becomes complicated or downright difficult.  The first thing to remember is that while joy and happiness are related, they aren't the same thing.  Happiness is more fleeting and dependent upon our environment, while joy is a state of being that allows us to hold on to a s … [Read more...]

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Coming Fri 4/19 to More2Life Radio: Hanging on to Joy

COMING FRI on M2L--Hanging on to Joy.   In light of the events of this week, we're looking at the challenge of holding on to joy through difficult times.  We'll look at what joy is and what it takes to experience joy even when things aren't as they should be. If you'd like more joy in your life, call in to discuss what's holding you back at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1pm Eastern (11am-Noon C)Don't forget to respond to our M2L FB Q of the D:  (Two-fer.  Answer one or both) 1.  When, in the course … [Read more...]

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