A Letter to the Woman Wondering About Feminism

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Show Notes 

- Samantha runs FemCatholic: For Women, For the Church. Her mission on the website is to educate, encourage and empower women as they strive for Christ. 

- One of Samantha's articles on Catholic feminism was featured on Aleteia, "How Being a Feminist Brought Me Closer to God". 

- Samantha mentions Edith Stein and her approach to feminism. I've found the book "Edith Stein: The Life and Legacy of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross" by Maria Ruiz Scaperlanda to be a great look into Edith's life and her writings. 

- Saint Pope John Paul II's idea of new feminism is explored in this article, "Can a Catholic be a feminist? Here’s why John Paul II thought so," an article by Dominika Cicha. 

- FemCatholic was an idea Samantha worked with at the 2016 Given Conference. You can find all of the talks from that conference here - I can't wait to listen to them all!

- Back in 2016, I wrote an article on Old Fashioned Girl called "5 Reasons Why You Can't Bea Feminist and Pro-Contraception." 

- Theology of the Body is a beautiful work by Saint Pope John Paul II. You can find the original general audiences here.  Christopher West has done some amazing work at making the pope's work accessible. You can find out more about his work over at Theology of the Body Institute

- Another beautiful work by Saint Pope John Paul II that Samantha mentions is Evangelium Vitae

One of the best books I have yet to read on Natural Family Reading is "The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning" by Simcha Fisher.

- Seven Times Pope Paul VI Predicted the Future, and article from EpicPew

- Lisa Cotter's talk "The Truth about Sexes" beautifully tackles the question of what it means to be a woman.

 

A Letter to the Woman Desiring Fuller Feminine Friendships

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Show Notes 

- Katrina is involved with City on a Hill young adult ministries in the Kansas City area. If you're a KC area listener, check out their website

- Katrina makes some stellar comparisons between dating and friendships. I also mentioned this article from Verily Magazine called 3 Dating Tricks You Can Also Use to Make New Friends as an Adult.  Check out these articles from Verily for more 

- I recently wrote a couple of blogs about feminine friendship inspired by Katrina and I's conversation. Check out '3 Things to Keep in Mind if You're Struggling with Feminine Friendship', 'How to Help (Step by Step) When Women in Your Life are Suffering', and 'These Tricks Will Help Your Long Distance Relationships Thrive'. 

- If you're wanting to plug into women in your area who are also striving towards sainthood, check out Blessed Is She. Not only do they have community online for women, but also coordinate brunches so you can meet women face-to-face. 

- You can find my Patreon page here

A Letter to the Woman Struggling with Pornography and Masturbation

Show Notes 

- Bethany blogs over at Strengthen My Heart, where she writes about her life as a Catholic stay-at-home-wife living in California. You can also find and follow her on Facebook

- Bethany's post Past Addiction discusses her past with masturbation and pornography. 

- Audrey Assad, a worship leader, wife and mother, shares a witness of how pornography has affected her life in this video. You can learn more about Audrey and her spiritual life in this witness she gives

- Emily Wilson recently released a great video tackling the myths and stereotypes that surround women's struggle with pornography and masturbation 

- Bethany mentions the resources offered by Fight the New Drug in the podcast 

- Integrity Restored has great resources for those struggling with addictions as well as family and spouses of those who struggle with these addictions 

 

A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Read More

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Show Notes: 

Sarah and I both recommend GoodReads for keeping track of your to-read list and find great reading recommendations. 

You can use this website to find a book club near you. 

Anthony Esolen has lectures on the Divine Comedy, which you can find here. He also has some free lectures available, such as this one. You can also find lectures on Dante and the Divine Comedy by other great Catholic names (like Bishop Barron!) in this list

Death in Kristin Lavransdatter

Under Her Heart - Motherhood in Kristin Lavransdatter

If you're looking for other great literature recommendations, check out 15 Suggestions for Literature That Will Feed Your Soul by Susanna Spencer. 

Sarah and I mentioned quite a few books in this podcast. If you're interested in checking any of our recommendations out, please consider finding them through these Amazon affiliate links. It helps me keep producing the podcast! 

A Letter to the Woman Preparing for Marriage

Show Notes 

Back when we were dating, Joseph and I wrote a blog together on prayer and our relationships: Praying as a Couple

Sarah mentions the Catholic Match Blog.

She also mentions one of my favorite letters from Saint Pope John Paul II, his Letter to Women. 

Books mentioned in this podcast include: 

Please keep Sarah & Kevin in your prayers as they prepare for their marriage! 

Please keep Sarah & Kevin in your prayers as they prepare for their marriage! 

A Letter to the Woman Experiencing Same Sex Attraction

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Show Notes 

The Third Way: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church

Saint Paul's Outreach 

Although 'gay' is not an identity, Steve Gershom had some great things to say in his article that was featured on Life Teen: Gay, Catholic and Doing Fine

Open to Life: How Jesus Transforms Persons with Same-Sex Attraction

Love and Same Sex Attraction by Father Mike Schmitz

Desert Stream Living Waters Ministry

A Letter to the Woman Struggling with Depression and Anxiety

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Show Notes

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Catholic Counselors through the Pastoral Solutions Institute. If you find yourself in a situation where there are no local Catholic counselors locally, the Pastoral Solutions Institute provides telephone counseling as well. 

Paul Asay writes about 13 Reasons Why here in his article Is your teen watching ’13 Reasons Why’? Here’s why you should be concerned

Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

In the podcast, I mention how we can utilize our suffering to console the heart of Christ. If you'd like to know more about this concept, the best book I've read on the subject is Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Father Michael Gaitley. 

I'm Not OK. You're Not OK. It's OK by Chris Padgett 

The Catholic Guide to Depression by Aaron Kheriaty

Head Space for Android and Apple phones 

The Calm App for Android and Apple phones 

The National Association for Mental Illness

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Know More About Her Fertility

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Show Notes 

Excuse Wilson's noise in this podcast - he has a cat toy that he loves to play with . . . but only when I'm recording a podcast!

How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul by Jason Evert

The Chastity Project - A ministry run by Jason and Crystalina Evert

Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution - by Christopher West

Janet Smith - Breanna mentions her work with nursing and Natural Family Planning. 

Theology of the Body Institute

The Creighton Model Fertility Care System

Men, Women and the Mystery of Love by Edward Sri

Love and Responsibility by Saint Pope John Paul II

Learn more about the Creighton Model

Regardless of whether you are single, dating, engaged or married, read my blog post about why Charting your fertility may be the best self-care you can give yourself

 

A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Share Jesus

Saint Paul's Outreach

Saint Paul's Outreach Vimeo channel

- Become a missionary with Saint Paul's Outreach

- The God Ask: A Fresh, Biblical Approach to Support Raising by Steve Shadrach

- I've written several blog posts on my own dating fast, which you can find here: 
   - Falling in love with authentic love
   - What I didn't know when I went on a dating fast
   - Fourteen days into the journey
   - I went on a dating fast and it didn't ruin my love life. 

- School of the New Evangelization talks from
   - 2014
   - 2015 
   - 2016

- If you'd like to contact Mary with questions about her work with Saint Paul's Outreach, her e-mail is mary.khadivi@spo.org

Photo credit to Jina Williams Photography 

Photo credit to Jina Williams Photography 





 

A Letter to the Woman Who Made Me

Show Notes 

Focus on the Family and Dr. James Dobson

The Importance of Mom Friendships

Spiritual Motherhood, an article from LifeTeen

Family Financial Workbook - A Family Budgeting Guide

Seton Home Study School: Catholic Home Schooling is the main program my mom uses for homeschooling. 

An ABCs of Must Read Children's Book Authors, written by Haley Stewart from Carrots for Michaelmas

The Joy of a Praying Family


 

Photography credit to Jina Williams Photography

Photography credit to Jina Williams Photography