There are two major factors I've identified that I believe are preventing a lot of men from succeeding when it comes to asking women out on dates.
Several years ago I discovered a delightful little book called The Jane Austen Handbook: Proper Life Skills from Regency England, full of tidbits and instructions about life in Austen's day. (Side note: if you're a Jane Austen fan you should seriously consider getting it.) However, the chapter that captured my attention most was the last: … Continue reading Bringing back the 12 Days of Christmas
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
A friend recently put me onto the Netflix comedy special Iliza: Elder Millennial. This is what I thought.
So the posts have been a little light-on of late, and I can only apologise. It’s just that time of year, you know what I mean? One thing after another. Anyway this is just a quick post to let you know I’m still alive and well, and to share some updates. First of all, I’m … Continue reading No, I’m not dead
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.
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...
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.
Yes, judge me if you will. Despite detailing my disappointment with how the series developed, I went ahead and watched the movie anyway. But look at it this way: now you can decide whether or not you want to see it based on my spoiler-free review 🙂 So with that non-apology out of the way, what did … Continue reading Something light: Reviewing the Downton Abbey movie
A few days ago I finally got to see Unplanned!
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.
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...
Since the Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse wrapped up at the end of 2017 in Australia, there have been many calls from politicians, child protection groups and the media to force priests to break the confessional seal in cases of confessions by pedophiles and child abusers. Some states have even gone so far … Continue reading Attack the confessional seal, attack the Church
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’
Below is the second version of the article 'For want of a lot of good men'; this one I wrote for The Australian. It was published on Saturday, 25 May 2019. A good man is hard to find, and increasingly becoming even more scarce Where are all the good, marriageable men? This is a question … Continue reading Good men are hard to find