Don’t be a sex sponge.


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...]

Great article about Catholics and depression


Michael J. Lichens contributes a guest post to The Catholic Gentleman: Black Dog Days: How to Deal With Depression.  It's sympathetic but not squishy, practical, realistic, and humble. Great read for anyone who is suffering through depression.  An excerpt: Prayer is very hard when you are depressed. I, for one, have nagging doubts when I go through my black dog days. God seems silent and I wonder where He is and what He’s doing. All the same, I do pray, and peace eventually comes. In one case, i … [Read more...]

At the Register: True Suffering Isn’t Photogenic

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Don't add pain to pain by expecting it to "hurt so good."  … [Read more...]

The Dreadmill

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That's what my kids call my treadmill.  Today, the dreadmill and I discovered an unexpected advantage to living in an old house:  you can quickly, easily, unintentionally intensify your workout significantly by moving from the mostly-level living room into what turns out to be the ridiculously uphill dining room.Yarr. I've had this treadmill for about a month now, and by gum, I am using it.  I don't own a scale, and I'm pretty sure I haven't lost weight; but that wasn't my immediate goal … [Read more...]

An unthinkable story of love

Devin Rose has written a harrowing account of their adoption story.  It begins, Several years ago we adopted three children. We are no longer their parents. This is the story of what happened. Everyone should read this.  Everyone.  It is so important.  It's not only about adoption, it's about making decisions in love.  God bless Devin and Katie and all of the children they love and care for.  I am so grateful to them for having the courage to express these dreadful truths so clearly. … [Read more...]

At the Register: Francis and His Cross

See for yourself. … [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...]