But if you want to have the ability to meet good women to be able to choose whom to marry, you need to get out there. Get off your laptop and talk to them.[click to continue...]
Oh, I realize the state recognized them as married, issuing them a marriage license. I know they qualified for tax breaks. I imagine the cake cutting was a funny moment. Their first dance and their honeymoon in Cancun were romantic.
But that doesn’t mean God blessed their union.[click to continue...]
First, Pope Saint John Paul II is not defining something new here. He is simply identifying what is true and knowable as it exists in reality already.
The pope did not define the meaning of sex. Rather, he is pointing it out to help others to identify it.
Since it is something we can all reason to, this is anything but his invention.[click to continue...]
The Lambeth Conference 1930, however, is a historic event, but for the wrong reason.
At this gathering of bishops of the Anglican Communion, they ruled folks in their denomination could use birth control so as to avoid having children.
This decision broke from the 1900-year tradition of Christianity! Up to that point, every Christian denomination taught that using contraception was immoral.[click to continue...]
Modern radical feminists are so caught up in downplaying differences between people they miss the forest for the trees. Where they find any difference between human beings, they incorrectly assume inequality.
But what the late pope was calling for in this new feminist movement was something much different. He wants women to notice the dissimilarities between women and men, and from person to person.
He does this, not so one group or person can be deemed more valuable than another. Rather, he calls for this new feminist movement to practice their God-given gifts, as women and as mothers, to accept others in charity.[click to continue...]
Going back to the debt your daughter going to college will likely accumulate. Now fast forward to when she gets married.
That debt will loom large within the marriage, potentially.[click to continue...]
Quite often, at least in my experience, broaching this topic causes a lot of consternation. Frequently, wives feel defensive about how often they allow their husbands to have sex with them. But the command in 1 Corinthians extends further than just that.
As we will see, husbands have a marital duty to their wives, as well.[click to continue...]
The Catechism of Catholic Church (CCC) explains,
“Authority does not derive its moral legitimacy from itself. It must not behave in a despotic manner, but must act for the common good as a moral force based on freedom and a sense of responsibility:
“A human law has the character of law to the extent that it accords with right reason, and thus derives from the eternal law. Insofar as it falls short of right reason it is said to be an unjust law, and thus has not so much the nature of law as of a kind of violence” (#1902, emphasis added).[click to continue...]
“When he finally came to us, everything was worth it. Everything. My cup runneth over.
He’s nine months old now. Babbling and crawling and laughing, flashing his two teeth. He’s the happiest little guy.”[click to continue...]
And finally, the Catholic Catechism of present time, most certainly makes use of the vague term, “for the good of the spouses.” But it too implores the man and woman “give themselves to one another through the acts which are proper and exclusive to spouses.”
Thereby, the modern Catechism implies in agreement that one purpose for marriage is for the curbing of concupiscence.[click to continue...]