Ladies, every now and then you will be asked out by someone you have absolutely no attraction to, or interest in. However, nothing warrants rudeness or unkindness in response.
A few weeks ago I mentioned that I had recorded a podcast with Fishers of Men host Mary Ashley Burton. The episode has just been released! I had a chance to listen to it today and am pleased to report that I'm getting gradually less squeamish about hearing my voice on audio 🙂
Bleughhh. Is there anything quite so revolting as sitting near a couple who start smooching on a train or a bus? I found myself in just such a situation this morning.
A little while ago, I received the following email from a reader: Maybe it's not a spot-on topic vis-a-vis your article, but I would like practical ideas as to what those of us who are parents of boys (I have 3) can do to ensure that they (1) are encouraged to marry orthodox Catholic women and (2) find orthodox Catholic women to marry!
Last week I went to the wedding of two very dear friends. This image of the couple on their happy day shows what True Love really looks like.
I was recently contacted by our national broadcaster, ABC, to speak about the issues raised in my article. Here is the result.
In today's edition of The Catholic Weekly - the paper that published my now-viral article - there is a beautiful testimony from an unnamed woman as a sort of response to the concerns I raised. It also ties in nicely with my last post on making the most of your single years.
While the tried and true guide to help Catholic women 'survive' the single years has been written by American author Emily Stimpson, I thought it would be helpful to share some of my own advice on getting the best out of your singlehood.
I recently noted that several men said 'kindness' was a desirable trait in a wife. But what does kindness actually mean?
Just a short post here to let you know Agony & Hope is now on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/p/BzCxPl4jfs1/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link My handle is @agony.and.hope. I've 'grammed about a few of my posts here and plan to continue doing so, supplemented by pretty pictures and inspiring quotes 🙂 (NB this is probably going to appeal more to my female … Continue reading Now on Instagram
I don't know about you, but I get distracted easily. That's why I'm very excited about this framed Latin quote I commissioned which contains some very helpful advice.
Taylor Swift has released the second single from her upcoming album Lover, called 'You Need To Calm Down'. The catchy track marks a departure from Tay-Tay's previous image, with the top-selling singer becoming much more openly political than ever before. Here's why that's a problem.
A friend of mine just put me onto this fantastic article by Maria Walley on the Grotto Network: What the world needs to understand about single people. Maria hits the nail on the head about a number of issues, including common myths surrounding dating and marriage, how married couples should (and shouldn't) speak to singles … Continue reading How to navigate the single life (and how to talk to your single friends)
A reader just put me onto this very enjoyable rant by Suzanne Venker in the Washington Examiner. I understand last Sunday was Father's Day in the USA (in Australia it falls in September); this op-ed addresses the issue of fatherlessness and father absence in America, hitting on some very poignant universal truths, in my opinion: … Continue reading How father absence is affecting our marriage prospects
Something that has come up again and again in discussions on this blog and elsewhere in response to what I've written is the need for community. The loss of community is one of the many scourges of the modern age, particularly in countries like Australia. Unlike many older countries, we do not have the customs, … Continue reading Why you need a community