Episode 104

Honor the Temple | ACW104


December 28th, 2020

35 mins 47 secs

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About this Episode

How did you know they were "the one"? What is a normal age to start dating? Why do Catholics place such an emphasis on Mary?

Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.

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Q1: Hi there! I have a personal question for you. Can you each tell the story of how you knew each other was “the one”? You have a beautiful marriage and I love listening to your podcast!!

Q2: Hi Wendy and Christopher! In your opinion, what is a normal age to start dating? I am wondering because I think many people rush into relationships when they’re too immature to be discerning marriage but sometimes it is important to have learning experiences and allow feelings to be expressed, especially when you’re young. I don’t want to be set up for heartbreak but I also don’t want to live in fear! What are your thoughts on this?

Q3: Hello Christopher and Wendy. I was raised with a very negative view of Catholics, but your podcast has opened my mind. Can you explain to me, a Protestant, why Catholics place such an emphasis on Mary? Why do you pray to her and not just Jesus? - it seems very odd (and somewhat pagan).

Resources mentioned this week:

Theology of the Body I: Head & Heart Immersion Course (Online) January 18-29, 2021

[Theology of the Body I: Head and Heart Immersion (Winter Park, Florida) February 7-12, 2021

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