How father absence is affecting our marriage prospects

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

Women: marriage and motherhood are not the pinnacle of your lives

Today I recorded an interview with Mary Ashley Burton of the Fishers of Men Podcast. The podcast explores Christian dating, relationships and singlehood in a post-Christian context. She called me from LA - 8pm Thursday her time, 1pm Friday my time - and we chatted through my lunch break. I really enjoyed the conversation, as … Continue reading Women: marriage and motherhood are not the pinnacle of your lives

7 reasons why women love Jane Austen

Her characters are relatableSeriously, who doesn't identify with Anne Elliot, Catherine Morland, Marianne Dashwood or Lizzie Bennet at times? Or indeed, any of her other characters? Love her or loathe her, Jane Austen had a wonderful understanding of the human person, which is why she was able to create such three-dimensional, relatable characters that you … Continue reading 7 reasons why women love Jane Austen

The Lavender Mafia and loss of masculinity in the Church

I've just watched this interview Jordan Peterson did with Milo Yiannopoulos a couple of weeks ago. I only just heard about it and was keen to see it because of the history between the two men involved, because of the content and because it relates somewhat to yesterday's post. Like pretty much anything that involves … Continue reading The Lavender Mafia and loss of masculinity in the Church

Don’t hide behind ‘God’s will’

After publishing my article, The Catholic Weekly followed it up the next week with a wonderful response by Philippa Martyr. Philippa picked up where my article left off - on the importance of not storing up your treasures here on earth but in Heaven, our ultimate destiny. She addressed an important issue that I didn't … Continue reading Don’t hide behind ‘God’s will’