What does TOB teach about individuals with physical, emotional, or intellecutal disabilities? What is "the interior gaze" and why does it matter? How do I recover from bullying?
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: What does TOB teach about individuals with disabilities? It has been my personal vocation and privilege to educate children with a variety of special needs (e.g., physical, emotional, intellectual, etc.). These children and families encounter serious difficulties due to bodies and I'm not sure how to reconcile the truth of TOB with this. How do you think TOB could resonate with these children and their families?
Q2: Could you talk to me further about the peace of the interior gaze and how that is developed between husband & wife.
Q3: How do I learn to see myself as beautiful/valuable after years of bullying?
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