I don’t always do obnoxious fist pumps

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. . . but when I do, it's because I got a good book review from a priest. Madonna House's Fr. Denis Lemieux, whose blog, Ten Thousand Places, you should be reading, had this to say about The Sinner's Guide to  Natural Family Planning: The meaning of chastity in marriage and the painful journey towards it is well treated, as is the delicate subject of discernment around the choice to have another child. The judmentalism that can sometimes pervade NFP circles is squarely and forthrightly c … [Read more...]

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

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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 loooooong period o … [Read more...]

The Church asks us to become expert lovers

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at least according to Simcha Fisher, whoever that is, who has a new Tumblr account and is only a little bit afraid to use it.I'll be adding more shareable quotes from my book in the coming weeks.  I don't really know how to use Tumblr.  Do I put everything on my Tumblr page and share it on Facebook and Twitter and such? Do I blog it and link back to Tumblr? All of the above?Anyway, I can't quite bring myself to recommend buying The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning for someone for … [Read more...]

My interview on Omaha’s Spirit Radio

I had the nicest conversation about my book with Kris McGregor of "Discerning Hearts Presents" yesterday morning. It will be broadcast later this week, and also Saturday morning at 11 am Central. It just went into the online archive, and you can listen here. … [Read more...]

I will be on Busted Halo’s Sirius XM radio show Friday at 3 Eastern

The Busted Halo Show on the Catholic Channel (channel 129) with Fr. Dave Dwyer. Hope you can catch it!  … [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...]

$2.99 sale on my Kindle book!

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Today only!  The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning -- Kindle edition only -- usually $4.99, today only $2.99 (which is the cheapest Amazon will let me set the price at). … [Read more...]


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