Autographed books about marriage for Valentine’s Day

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I'm not going to tell you to get your wife a book or two for Valentine's Day, but IF you are VERY SURE that she would want a book or two for Valentine's Day, here's a deal for you: I'm offering ... The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning (OSV list price $9.95) and Catholic and Married: Leaning Into Love (OSV list price $14.95) with my chapter, called "Mirrors Around a Flame: The Gift of Children". This is a new book from OSV. You can read a nice review of it at Aleteia he … [Read more...]

About the Pope’s “don’t be like rabbits” remark UPDATED

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   Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons First, kudos for Erin of Bearing Blog for spurring me to reread the full transcript of the Pope's recent in-flight remarks. He didn't precisely say "Catholics shouldn't be like rabbits" (and he never used the word "breed" at all). What happened was that the reporter asked him what he thought about the idea that so many in the Philippines are poor because of the Church's ban on contraception. The Pope replied: God gives you means to be r … [Read more...]

Hooray, I wrote a bizarre book that should have been stopped!

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At least according to Tiffany Willis, in her piece 27 Bizarre Religious Book Titles that Should Have Been Stopped. I'm #27!According to her bio, the blogger Tiffany Willis "has spent most of her career actively working with 'the least of these' and disadvantaged and oppressed populations."Sister, if you can find anyone more disadvantaged than the author of a book about NFP, you're a better finder than I am. Still, to have my slim volume in the company of Communism, Hypnotism, and the … [Read more...]

First Things likes The Sinner’s Guide to NFP!

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Reviewer Christine Emba says in First Things: What especially recommends The Sinner’s Guide to a broader ­audience is Fisher’s ability to use NFP as a starting point to engage with the larger and more universal questions facing anyone attempting to live out a Christian life day to day. What is prudence? How does one persevere in adversity? What does charity actually look like in relationships, and in daily life? As Fisher asks, “Does God just hate women, or what?” The question “Is it the right t … [Read more...]

It’s our 17th anniversary SALE-abration!

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I can't even believe I just said that.Anyway, tomorrow is my and Damien's 17th wedding anniversary, which we will be celebrating with great joy, eventually. Heck, we've kept it together for seventeen years, more or less, so I guess we can hold out for one more week.Seemed like as good a time as any to put my dear beloved ebook back on sale. I wish I could put the paperback or audiobook on sale, but the ebook is the only one I control. The price is now as low as Amazon will let me set it: … [Read more...]

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...]


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