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Modesty is Not Toxic

I want to scream this out loud and clear. I watched a number of my friends rebel so hard due to modest wounds they walked right out the door of the Catholic Church. Teaching women that “modesty is the virtue that hides their sinful bodies” inspires a different brand of negative body image; one that often produces serious rebellion. Again: this is unhealthy, and it encourages more women to abandon modesty altogether than ever come to love it.

However, I am reluctant to call this ideology “modesty culture” because this kind of thinking has nothing to do with modesty.

“I’m Not a Baby-Making-Machine” — A Response to Oct. 2nd

When we cheapen sex, we cheapen also cheapen women. When you take the procreative end out of the sexual union, suddenly, a huge, massive, mind-blowing possibility (NEW life) is erased. There is no more awe and mystery. Nothing astounding is supposed to happen as a fruit of the act. No, instead it’s about taking.

Overcoming the Empowerment Delusion

An understanding of the female body leads one to the truth that women are designed to be mothers. Through the body a spiritual mystery is clearly hinted at.

Our bodily blueprint reveals our maternal and self-giving calling, but that reality is inconvenient.

Are we that afraid of who we are as women and what we are capable of?

Are we afraid to discover that our bodies might actually point to a higher truth?

Unabashed Joy: Chasing Smiles Even in the Midst of Sorrow

Do we really believe we are so unworthy of joy? Or that joy is something vapid and phony? It reminds me of Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, which has one of the most dismal openings I have ever encountered: “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” These words compose one of the most famous introductions in literature. They assume a tone of wisdom and insight. Yet, they could not be more false

Hatred Redeemed

Hatred Redeemed

In 2017 Martin McDonough released his grotesquely dark film Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing Missouri. Essentially,...

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