February 20, 2013

40 Days to a Better Marriage Tip– Wed 2/20.   The Kinesthetic Lovestyle–Let your mate know you love him or her through all the senses.  Today, focus on his/her sense of touch.   What kinds of touch (besides sexual touch, we’ll talk about that in another tip) mean the most to your spouse?  A neck rub?  A foot massage?  Cuddling on the couch?  A time to kiss and snuggle?  Don’t wait to be asked.  Initiate!  Ask your spouse to come join you and… Read more

February 20, 2013

Over on the Patheos Atheist Channel, Dan Fincke of Forward Thinking asks an interesting question…. How and when (if ever) should we take it upon ourselves to punish someone in our lives for a moral failure? How does this vary depending on various possible relationships we might have to the the morally guilty party? Consider, for example, how or whether we might punish our friends, our partners, our parents, our colleagues, strangers we encounter, etc. What sorts of values and… Read more

February 20, 2013

You can’t make stuff like this up.  From the Dear Prudence column at Slate. Q. Nasty Surprise: My wife and I…were both born to lesbians, she to a couple, and me to a single woman. She had sought out her biological father as soon as she turned 18,…I never was interested in learning about that for myself, but she felt we were cheating our future children by not learning everything we could about my past, too….  I decided to…see if… Read more

February 20, 2013

The Challenges that Choose You — In Lent, we like to choose our sacrifices, but everyone experiences little daily sacrifices that choose them.  Irritating people, frustrating situations, unexpected setbacks challenge us every day. Today on M2L, we’ll explore how to use those frustrations as moments of grace and growth.  Call in from Noon-1pm E (11am-Noon Central) at 877-573-7825 with your questions about how to rise to the challenges that choose you! And don’t forget to respond to our Facebook Question of the… Read more

February 19, 2013

An acquaintance of mine who works in public relations was bemoaning a conversation with a producer for a liberal cable news outlet. The producer asked my friend if the Catholic speakers she represents would be prepared to discuss the likelihood of women priests under a new pontificate.  She, of course, was frustrated and annoyed.  I, on the other hand, see an awesome opportunity. As a therapist, I spend a lot of time contemplating gender issues and the war between the… Read more

February 19, 2013

40 Days to a Better Marriage Tip– Tues 2/19.   The Auditory Lovestyle–Let your mate know you love him or her through all the senses.  Today, focus on his/her sense of hearing. Call your spouse up when he or she might least expect it to say, “I love you.”  Make sure you have at least 5 min to chat.  Before you hang up, say, “You know?  I really love that you… (fill in the blank).”  ——For the next 40 days, Dr. Greg… Read more

February 19, 2013

Reflecting upon Cardinal Mahony’s recent blog posts, Mark Shea wonders if there isn’t a kind of sociopathic narcissism at play.  He uses the terms loosely, but it’s worth asking if there is something more to it than hyperbole. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is disturbingly common among leaders of corporations and other high-profile institutions, including, sadly, the church.  That’s not to say that God can’t work through narcissists–he works through all of us after all–but it is important to realize when you’re… Read more

February 19, 2013

Peer pressure cuts both ways.  It’s not always a bad thing.  In fact, under the right circumstances, it can be an incredible force for good.  For example… Good grades could be contagious. Students surrounded by friends who earn better grades than they do tend to see their own grades rise over the next year, according to a new study. “The smarter that your friends are today, there’s a higher chance for you to become smarter as well tomorrow,” said study… Read more

February 19, 2013

COMING TUES on  More2Life Radio:  Laying the Groundwork for Grace–We’re told that “Grace builds on nature.”  Today, we’ll explore ways you can give grace as much as possible to work with. We’ll talk about cultivating emotional health, activating virtues and growing healthy habits.  Join us as we offer techniques to enable you to get out of God’s way and cooperate with the amazing things he wants to build in your life. Call in from Noon-1pm E (11-Noon C) at 877-573-7825… Read more

February 18, 2013

So, if you were the president of Russia and your people were not having enough  children to support your social infrastructure, what would you do? A). Enact legislation and initiate a public information campaign designed to curtail the scandalous abortion rates affecting your country. B). Hire Boyz II Men to reprise their greatest romantic hits in the hopes of indirectly increasing  fertility rates. If you guessed B then (God help us) you’d be absolutely right. Read more

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