Life is too short for bad sex with a good husband.

dancing peasant couple

This is the greatest letter I’ve gotten in a million years. It’s from MightyMighty at Letters To Us. I’ve bolded the best lines. She mentions Greg Popcak’s excellent book Holy Sex, which I’ve been meaning to review for a long time; and also references the Real Catholic Love and Sex blog, which is full of good and honest discussions. Here’s the letter: I don't want to be a freaky fan girl, but would like to take a sec to tell you how awesome your book is. I read it during a … [Read more...]

At the Register: A Few Tips for Making Hard Choices

BECAUSE I LOVE TO GIVE ADVICE! And my life is not a complete and utter catastrophe, so I must know something, right? … [Read more...]

At the Register: Reading Suggestions for Lent

Sixteen great books I've read or mean to read for Lent. … [Read more...]

Calling someone “angel”

Very interesting stuff from Tammy Ruiz, who has worked in perinatal NICU and hospice centers for most of her career, and who recently and unexpectedly lost her husband.  She has witnessed many crises, much grief, and many people behaving with compassion and selflessness She says it's not only theoloically inaccurate to call someone an "angel" when they demonstrate what seems like heroic virtue, but it can provide us with an excuse to avoid even trying to do the right thing.  Calling … [Read more...]

At the Register: First World Tears

Today's post has nothing whatsoever to do with the fact that I'm sitting in a cushioned leather chair at a climate controlled airport with free wi fi, and I'm genuinely troubled by the fact that the sun is glaring in my left eye a little bit. … [Read more...]

At the Register: The Allure of Either/Or

I wrote today's post in forty-second increments all morning long.  If it makes any sense, it'll be a miracle.  But hey, the title rhymes!  Awesome! … [Read more...]

At the Register: The Unlabeled Life

Woman with Double Stroller, American, 2013.  That says it all, right? … [Read more...]