Episode 26

The Misadventure of Christopher | ACW26

July 1st, 2019

32 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

How do I get started learning about TOB? How do I abstain from participating in Pride Month activities, while still showing compassion for all people? Does TOB give guidance on taking care of the body? Would you and Wendy every consider writing a book together?

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.

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This week’s questions:

Q1: I am drawn to the Theology of the Body. I just watched your 15 minute interview about this and your ending comments were something like: "this will change your life, this will rock your world". I think this is something I am ready to dive into. Can you direct me on how to start?

Q2: My employer is pushing hard for employees to participate in Pride Month, but this violates my conscience. How can I show compassion for all people, without participating in activities like this?

Q3: Does Theology of the Body also give guidance on taking care of the body, such as exercise and food?

Q4: Would you and Wendy ever consider writing a book together?

Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.


Resources mentioned this week:

TOB1 - Head and Heart Immersion Course - September 8-13

Dumb Ox Ministries
Ascension Press for Teens
Theology of the Body Evangelization Teams
Damon Owens' JoyTOB


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Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

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