I mentioned some weeks ago that I’d recorded an episode for a new podcast the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney launched this month called This Catholic Life.
The episode has just come out and I hope you’ll find it as interesting to listen to as I did recording it.
What I really enjoyed about this conversation was how honest it was, from every perspective – married, unmarried, male and female. I spoke about my experiences and clarified some of what I perceive to be the misconceptions that arose from my article, while I was able to get a new perspective from Box, a 36-year-old single guy, who has had his share of brutal experiences at the hands of several women.
Peter and Renee gave their perspectives as a married man and woman and the conversation overall was enlightening and refreshing.
We discussed the Catholic dating scene in Sydney, the challenges Catholic women and Catholic men face, bad dating experiences, the pornification of our culture, the “Disney factor”, and of course, whether a good man is hard to find, amongst other things.
Two issues that arose from this discussion that I would like to talk about in more detail in future blog posts are:
- Clarity in dating – overcoming the confusion and uncertainty that arises whether two people are “actually dating” or not
- Not stringing men along for fear of hurting their feelings
These are both big issues that I see crop up in the dating scene all the time. The first is a problem that men primarily need to overcome and the second, unsurprisingly, is for women.
For some reason I’m unable to embed the audio on this page, but I’ve put the link to the podcast in a fancy button to make it that much more enticing to click on…
I hope you enjoy it!