Episode 24

Grace Is Your Name | ACW24

June 17th, 2019

40 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

How can TOB help me heal spiritually from anorexia? Why does the Church teach against contraceptives? Is watching Game of Thrones okay? As a woman who has struggled with pornography, how do I heal?

Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute Director 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.


This week’s questions:

Q1: I’ve been physically and mentally recovering from anorexia for awhile, and I’m realizing that my soul needs healing, too. Is there anything in Theology of the Body that can help me understand self-worth and self-love. Are these things God wants for me?

Q2: I grew up in a church environment where the use of contraceptives was not questioned morally at all. I’d love to hear you explain a little more about how the use of contraceptives relates to TOB both in Christian marriage and in secular culture.

Q3: I’m struggling to decide whether or not to watch the new season of Game of Ghrones. I know that it contains pornographic scenes, and while I skip them, I feel guilty whenever I watch it. I hate telling people I’ve seen it because I feel they’ll be drawn to do the same, and it may cause them to sin.

Q4: As a female who has struggled with pornography, my view on sex has been distorted. While I know that sex is good on a head level, how can I more fully understand this on a heart level?

Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.


Resources mentioned this week:
The Heart of Perfection by Colleen Carol Campbell
The Body Reveals God by Katrina Zeno
Theology of the Body in One Hour by Jason Evert

Books by Christopher West:
Theology of the Body for Beginners
Eclipse of the Body
The Good News about Sex and Marriage

TOB1 September Course


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Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals.

Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

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