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My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale

My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale by Jackie Angel Also titled, “How you can marry the man of your dreams and still want to punch him in the face sometimes” A few years ago, as a single woman, I sat across from a young engaged couple at a Theology of the Body retreat during lunchtime. Curious about their “love…


Why Men Bear Responsibility for Abortion

Women don’t spontaneously get pregnant. As a guy, I don’t know much, but I’m pretty sure that’s not how it works. Nor does any woman, I believe, naturally desire the death sentence for any child conceived within her womb. No woman walks into an abortion clinic because of her choice, but rather because of a perceived lack of choice. She…

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Love & Responsibility Talk in NYC

We gave a talk in New York City earlier this summer for young adults.  The topic was “Love & Responsibility,” with a focus on dating and all those questions we love/hate to ask.  It was a lot of fun.  The talk was filmed and was recently posted, along with the brief Q&A we did at the end of the night.…

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Baby Worship

Babies are useless.   Yes, I mean this. Babies are also “the worst roommates,” as the comedian Jim Gaffigan puts it: “They’re unemployed. They don’t pay rent. They keep insane hours. Their hygiene is horrible. If you had a roommate that did any of the things babies do, you’d ask them to move out.”   A baby has no use. But…


Vocation and the Journey: Interview with Radio Maria

If you hate how your voice sounds when you hear it on an answering machine or voicemail, welcome to my world. I did an interview with a friend who works at Radio Maria.  While I can’t stand hearing my recorded voice, the content may help anyone with questions on vocation or discernment.  Forgive my grogginess…I only had one cup of coffee…

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Why Marriage Won’t Cure Your Porn Problem

  I wrote an article recently for Covenant Eyes on the subject of “Why Marriage Won’t Cure Your Porn Problem.” In a nutshell, we need to have cultivated discipline and mastery of self before we take our marital vows, not after.  There’s no magical power in the wedding ring; it isn’t forged in the fires of Mt. Doom or Mt. Virtue.…

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Discernment III: Consolations & Desolations

Still agonizing over a life choice, dating situation, or career path?  You’re in good company.   In Part I and Part II, I wrote about the agony of discernment and the necessity for silence in the decision-making process. Now, onward to Part III: Understanding Consolations and Desolations.   One of the greatest tools in your discernment toolbox will be a…


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