Putting an End to Body Shame

What should’ve been an inconsequential comment ended up being the beginning to a long journey of body-consciousness. Over time, my “buff” body didn’t change and I became increasingly uncomfortable in my own body. I sucked at every sport I tried, never fit right in my clothing, and had a terrible sweet tooth.

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5 Old Testament Men and What They Teach us About Masculinity

This vision of true, Catholic manhood isn’t new, “progressive,” or “liberal.” It’s actually affirmed by the way Jesus lived and ministered in the ancient world — it precedes many of our “traditional” notions of masculinity by thousands of years.

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Why Comparison is Hurting Your Prayer Life

I was in the middle of working on my own prayer life, and it’s not worth any less just because it didn’t look like anyone else’s. It only seemed ordinary because I was used to it, not because it was any less than enough.

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Why Men Need Hobbies

Spoiler alert: the world will never satisfy, its benefits are short-lived, and continuing to take from the chip bowl of the world just leaves us feeling as though we are incapable of doing anything on our own. Hobbies teach us to have a bias towards action – to happen to the world in a productive way rather than to take from it.

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Masculinity: Fact and Fiction

In reality, none of these examples has anything to do with masculinity. Telling someone to “man up” in situations like these not only spreads incorrect ideas about what makes a man a man, but it also can also belittle others and make them wonder if there is something wrong with them – all because of an arbitrary, silly stereotype that managed to become popular.

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Get in the Friendzone​

So can men and women really be just friends??

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Virality and Virtue: the Rise of “Internet Fame”

If you’re chasing your dream by creating content that people tend to enjoy and it just so happens that you become famous, then fantastic! Seeking fame as a first priority when it comes to your dream, however, is to misuse the gifts that God has given you.

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Rediscover the Sign of the Cross

It’s not just some good luck charm before a big play in a game. And it’s not just some sign as visible as an ash on your forehead to point out to everyone that you’re Catholic. It’s a prayer. And it’s one of the most powerful prayers you can make.

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Saving and Spending Like a Saint: 5 Money Tips

I didn’t realize that God was entrusting responsibility to me through my use of money. I believed that money was ‘out of my control’, ‘the root of all evil’, that I would always be running out it, and that to know too much about money meant I had made an idol of it.

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Rethinking Feminism

As a woman seeking every day to be transformed by the love and mercy of Jesus and allowing that to inform how I make my way through this life, I would be honored if you could consider the things that feminism means to me.

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