- Topic 1: Self-Knowledge
Topic 1: Self-Knowledge
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Love Made Credible
5/1/2014 4:00:00 PM
We often feel love, particularly when we are at the outset of a romantic relationship. The struggles of married life, however, move this feeling much deeper, rooting our love in choice, intentional gi...
Before You Argue, Try This
4/9/2014 4:00:00 PM
Sometimes people around us make decisions that make us MAD. We hear about a decision or situation that may or may not affect us personally but about which we have information and/or vested interest. A...
I had forgotten what love truly means
3/20/2014 4:00:00 PM
"In my fight to continue to be me, I had forgotten what love truly means."This line jumped out at me from an article written by Dennis Erford at TOBA Blog. It seems that we have three options whe...
Your Wedding Is Part of Something Greater
3/13/2014 4:00:00 PM
"I'm not quite sure why so many people cared about the details of my wedding. They were quite often appalled that I couldn't plan each detail of my wedding to make it "the wedding I wanted...
Thou Shalt Be Responsible For Thyself
1/25/2014 4:00:00 PM
by Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes, FSPSince I work in the Digital Department of our publishing house, I am often asked by people I work with to fix a computer problem. Typically I’m not the one who shoul...
How to Move Past the Hurt: 3 tips that could save a relationship
1/15/2014 4:00:00 PM
In preparation for the Jubilee celebrated in the year 2000, a cleaning project was initiated for the facade of St. Peter's Basilica. Chemical agents were applied to the marble of the basilica. The wor...
How to Recover from an Argument
1/9/2014 4:00:00 PM
Emotions have a way of escalating out of control especially in a close relationship. We are often baffled by another's behavior or choices. Instead of a calm conversation to explore what is happening,...
New Year's Resolution: Open Your Eyes
12/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Open your eyes...not the eyes that provide your "everyday sight," but the eyes through which you know what you see...inner eyes made gentle and kind by being washed in truth.What do you see when you l...
The Christmas Gift
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Gifts remind us of how much we depend on others, for we can't give ourselves a gift. A gift by its nature is received from the graciousness of the gift giver. So in one way it is highly appropriate th...
The Blessing of "Unanswered Prayer" - An Adoption Story
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
By MaryPat St. Jean I am still in awe of how abundantly my husband Tom and I have been blessed. Like country music star Garth Brooks states so well in one of his songs, “I thank God ...
Sex in God's Plan
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
When God created Adam and Eve, he created them for one another. Men and women are made to physically and spiritually complement one another. When Adam saw Eve for the first time, he exclaimed in utter...
5 Ways to Undo an Argument
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
by Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes, FSPI know when I've been in an argument with someone, I feel devastated. I withdraw. I avert my eyes when I meet the other person again and am not sure whether I can trust th...
When we can't see the one we love....
10/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Recently I saw a news article that reported statistics of how detrimental the amount of time we spend looking at screens (i.e., smartphone screens, computer screens, tablet screens) is to our face-to-...
The rich future of love
9/17/2013 3:52:00 AM
Love has the promise of a rich future. We can trust its music, listen to its voice, hope in its song. And like any musician, the song we play is the better for the practice we put in to it. Why do we ...
Strength for Carrying Your Cross
9/14/2013 5:25:00 AM
Once a year where I come from there is a huge county fair. Pumpkins piled high, baked goods, and horses, cattle, and every kind of farm animal await the visitors. More subdued yet no less attractive a...
4 Points for Communication when Love Is Tired
9/5/2013 10:29:00 AM
Mary Cathryn TamesIn any relationship, but particularly in a marriage, communication is key, hardly a groundbreaking statement…. In fact, we hear advice about communication from every quarter, ...
Abstinence as Virtue
7/19/2013 3:13:00 AM
by Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II), translated by Grzegorz Ignatik in Love and ResponsibilitySexual intercourse of a man and a woman in marriage remains on the level of a personal union in love onl...
God loves me for who I am
6/18/2013 2:22:00 AM
“I wish I had more self-confidence.” My heart is pounding, my palms sweaty, my fingers cold as ice, and I cannot quite take in a full breath of air. I am standing in general assembly on my first day...
God can turn weakness into something great
6/18/2013 2:07:00 AM
We all have things in our past that haunt us – friends we've lost, cruel things we have said, inexcusable things we have done. St. Paul knew this feeling, the feeling of having squandered something t...
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