In her discussion about guarding our hearts, Kara Klein observes that intimacy is both joyful and uncomfortable. It’s our deepest desire to be one with another, to have someone see, know and embrace all of us—our beauty as well as brokenness—and yet, it’s our greatest fear precisely because of its risks.
After suffering through physical and emotional abuse, bankruptcy, and two failed marriages, Marie Therese Kceif found love again in her husband Samuel and faith through the Catholic Church. Read about how she coped as a person and as a mother in this interview by Karee Santos.
I said yes to chastity when I was 13 years old and have been living out this commitment joyfully and gratefully for the last 16 years. But what exactly did I say yes to? An abstinent life of waiting for the perfect prince charming to come along and fulfill all of my deepest dreams and longings? Or a life of choosing to truly love the other—whoever may be in front of me—selflessly, totally, freely, faithfully, fruitfully. Today.
Family Dinner – A short film inviting families to the kitchen table, and the table of the Lord.
Charisse Tierney seeks answers to this question through the wisdom of the Theology of the Body.