Hello, friends! Yes, I know it's been five months since I last updated Agony & Hope (eek!) - I appreciate your patience with my non-activity. Unfortunately the last six months have seen some very real hardships in my personal life, which have taken their toll. As a result, I've let my writing take a backseat … Continue reading The Magic of Finding Your Spouse
Getting off the shelf and into a relationship
Off the Shelf: Traditional Dating Truths for the Modern Christian Woman is full of sage and practical wisdom for women on how to lose the single status and get into a relationship.
No kissing until marriage?
When it comes to kissing, hardly any Christian couples are certain of what’s appropriate and what isn’t. While less intimate kisses, such as on the cheek or forehead, are quite innocuous, where do we draw the line when it comes to locking lips?
Why Coronavirus might not be such a bad thing after all…
So since my impassioned letter to the Sydney Archbishop, my perspective on the ban on religious services has changed.
My Letter to the Archbishop of Sydney
For those unaware, the Australian Government has issued a ban on any nonessential indoor gatherings of more than 100 people. In response to this, the Archdiocese of Melbourne has suspended all public Masses indefinitely. Many of my closest friends live in Melbourne, and after hearing about what it’s been like there over the past 24 … Continue reading My Letter to the Archbishop of Sydney
Women: what we hate and love about the single life
So I mentioned a while back that I'd recorded a podcast with Natalie of The Thirtyest podcast. I'm pleased to announce that this has just been released! This was, hands down, my favourite experience podcasting yet. Natalie and I clearly share many of the same experiences, so the conversation was a very meaningful one. However, … Continue reading Women: what we hate and love about the single life
Why you need to love loosely
A friend recently put me onto this wonderful article by Anna Laughery in The Young Catholic Woman. The author starts off by describing the kind of controlling attitude that many of us display towards love and towards letting God work in our lives. I wrote a blog post about this recently. However, Anna manages to … Continue reading Why you need to love loosely
Does Australia have a man-drought? (My ABC interview)
I mentioned last time that the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) had asked to interview me for a story they were doing on Christian women like myself who were still single into their 30s and 40s in light of statistics showing a slump in the male-female population ratio. That article, and the accompanying video, by journalist Karen Tong came out a couple of days ago. I reproduce it here:
How to do nothing
Acceptance is particularly difficult for women, as our natures tend towards improving things and trying to make them better. So ladies, if you struggle to just do nothing, this is directed especially at you.
Reclaiming Masculinity in the Church
One of the biggest challenges in our world of toxic feminism and identity politics is reclaiming authentic masculinity, particularly in the Church. That's why I was very encouraged to hear about this new movement, which is taking the Church by storm.
My television debut…
This week I wrote an op-ed which generated a lot of commentary and feedback. After it came out, I got a call from a news network to do a live interview...
A response to Kyle Sandilands
Today I had the honour of seeing my name in print for the second time in our national newspaper, The Australian. This time, I wrote a response to FM radio host Kyle Sandilands of The Kyle and Jackie O Show, the highest-rated FM radio show.
My thoughts on ‘Unplanned’
A few days ago I finally got to see Unplanned!
Hospitality – the forgotten virtue
A couple of months ago I was invited to speak on the Made for Love podcast, to discuss hospitality - what has arguably become the forgotten virtue of our time.
Don’t worry, everything will be alright
Dear friends, I have returned to the busy, noisy world after spending most of the week in blissful silence on retreat. And something happened which I want to share...