Don’t be a sex sponge.

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Most women bloggers have a loyal reader and commenter who can be described as "Issues Guy."  Like a dog has fleas, he's got issues with women -- and man, do they bite.My Issues Guy put himself right in the middle of this post on idolatry, in a tangential combox conversation which turned out to be far more interesting than the post itself  (even though the post itself had "foreskin" in the title!). Issues Guy described his perfect potential wife and marriage thus: The Plan Find a woman w … [Read more...]

And that’s exactly why I wrote my book.

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Okay, so I've been trying not to grouse publicly about it every time someone says boo to me. This is not that!I came across a review that thought the first two third of my book ("NFP and your spiritual life" and "NFP and the rest of the world") were good, but he really didn't like the third part ("NFP in the trenches").  He's an NFP teacher, and thinks that maybe we need to talk about intimate things, but only in an intimate setting:  literally, person to person. His review got a c … [Read more...]

Sex is about lovers, not about sex

People need to hear this more.  Will Duquette (are you reading Will Duquette?  You should be!) says It is true that the first stages of Eros are like shooting the rapids on a river: exciting and scary, and great fun, especially if you’re an adrenalin junky. But mature Eros is that like that same river, downstream: wide and deep, flowing strongly, deeply peaceful but in no way static or stagnant.Oh, yes: and sometimes there’s sex involved, and it gets better over time, especially when you get … [Read more...]

Great stuff from Steve Gershom

Humans don’t make sense without gender.When I tell people I don’t believe that homosexual acts are right, I don’t mean two men shouldn’t have sex; I mean they can’t. See what he means. … [Read more...]

Young Catholic women: what do you want to know about sex and the spiritual life?

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I've very graciously been invited to lead a Theology on Tap discussion this Tuesday in Keene, NH.  Here's the event description:Think "Fifty Shades of Grey" is shocking? We'll see your fifty and raise you 5 years and 129 talks--that's what it took for Blessed John Paul II to outline his "Theology of the Body", in which he explained the relationship between sex and spirituality. We're so often taught in church that sex is a black-and-white, "do it" or "don't do it" issue, but Theology of the … [Read more...]

Shame on you for not reading me

. . . says Steve Gershom, in a nice acknowledgement for the interview we did a couple of weeks ago.  Steve expands a little on his favorite parts, and remarks rather poignantly, As a celibate gay man, I seem to spend half my time telling secular people that I’m just the same as other men, and telling Christians that I’m extremely different from other men. The truth is in the mean, I guess, but sometimes to make the stick straight (heh) you have to bend it too far in the other direction. If you' … [Read more...]

Ex-Gay? Is That Even a Thing? An Interview with Steve Gershom (part one)

On June 19, the ex-gay ministry Exodus International issued an apology for the harm it has done to LGBT people. The organization is now shutting down.Many secular organizations who embrace homosexuality as healthy are overjoyed to see Exodus go; but many Christian organizations -- even those who see homosexual attraction as disordered -- are also glad. Aaron Taylor of First Things, for instance, says that Exodus' views and methods show that their idea of heterosexuality is just as disordered as … [Read more...]


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