Last night, our parish held a dinner and bush dance. Apart from the fact that I love dancing, I was eager to help run this event because I felt it tied in very closely with my own concerns about our lack of community within the Church.
A few days ago a reader alerted me to the news that popular evangelical Christian author Josh Harris of I kissed dating goodbye fame renounced his Christian faith following his recent divorce. Or more accurately, he announced that the renunciation of his Christian faith was intricately linked with his well-publicised divorce. The obvious question here … Continue reading Kissing Christianity goodbye
Being a Christian has never been an easy gig. However, being a Christian seems to have gotten so much harder in recent times. I'm not talking about the last few decades, I'm talking about the last 10 years.
Okay... so I realise I've come very late to the party on this one - but I just discovered the Lizzie Bennet Diaries on Youtube and for a couple of shameful days, I did almost nothing other than watch it from start to finish! And before YOU start shaming me too, bear in mind that … Continue reading Something light… The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
Have you ever had those moments when your life feels a bit like a sitcom? That there is some cosmic candid camera on standby and a hidden audience laughing at whatever unfortunate or painfully coincidental circumstance is happening to you? Like when you meet up with the guy you're seeing in order to break up … Continue reading When life pulls a fast one on you…
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