Ask Christopher West

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

212 episodes of Ask Christopher West since the first episode, which aired on January 7th, 2019.

  • Is Netflix Pornography? | ACW211

    January 23rd, 2023  |  46 mins 27 secs
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    Does being in mortal sin at the time of vows invalidate my marriage? Is Netflix pornographic? Is it immoral to work somewhere that advocates for contraception, gender fluidity, and LQBTQ lifestyles?

    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.

  • The Language of Lovers | ACW210

    January 16th, 2023  |  51 mins 25 secs
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    Is it enough that we desire marriage and feel the Lord calling us, or should we wait to receive some explicit confirmation? It's hard for me to believe that Mary gave birth without pain while Jesus consumated his marriage with us in pain. What do you think about this? How can a bear a sexless marriage as a wife with love and joy?

    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.

  • A Child in His Name | ACW209

    January 9th, 2023  |  43 mins 30 secs
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    I tend to get bored in my relationships with the opposite sex but I'm scared to death of being alone for the rest of my life. . . do you have any advice? Are strict codes of modesty always linked with puritanism? Is it wrong for me to imagine that I am taking care of the Christ child when I care for my children?

    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.

  • The Blood of Our Lord | ACW208

    January 2nd, 2023  |  45 mins 34 secs
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    How do I remember the path to escape from lust when my mind becomes so preocupied by the temptation? How does contraception differ from NFP or natural infertility? Does consumation have to be done on the wedding night?

    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.

  • The Mystery of Birth | ACW207

    December 26th, 2022  |  51 mins 52 secs
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    What is the Catholic Church's teaching on sex toys? How can a become detached from my appearance without worrying that my husband will want something I'm not? Do you have any insight from Theology of the Body on the process of birth?

    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.

  • Strides Toward Sacrilege | ACW206

    December 19th, 2022  |  42 mins 38 secs
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    Is it a mortal sin for a wife to deny her husband's "marital rights"? What your thoughts on the article from Stat titled: "After decades of setbacks, scientists make strides toward the holy grail of male birth control"? Why do you think the genitals are located in such proximity or share the same location as our excretion pathways?

    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.

  • Open the Latch | ACW205

    December 12th, 2022  |  42 mins 46 secs
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    How can TOB help with a healthy relationship to food? For many years I suffered from premature ejaculation but now, sometimes I have unions with my wife where I do not ejaculate. . . is that acceptable? I am yearning for spiritual and emotional intimacy with my husband of 29 years, but he seems incapable of sharing his heart and our conjugal union has become, for me, merely mechanical. How does one survive in such a marriage?

    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.

  • Just Reason | ACW204

    December 5th, 2022  |  47 mins 48 secs
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    Many devout Catholics hold a negative view of NFP, but Humanae Vitae seems to cast it in a positive light. Am I wrong to think that practicing NFP is not only permissiable but commendable? If redemption and resurection is the restoration of our humanity to its origins, why won't there be marriage in heaven? How can TOB help me give myself sexually to my husband when I feel so disconnected from him due to betrayal and use?

    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.

  • Reclaiming "Sexiness" | ACW203

    November 28th, 2022  |  42 mins 28 secs
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    Any practical advice for how to spread the message of TOB through the mass media? Is there any eternal merit or divine purpose in seeking an anulment for its own sake, without the earthly hope of remarriage? Can annulments help heal the wounds of a painful marriage and divorce? Is it wrong to be attracted to "sexiness"?

    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.

  • Balancing Ministry and Family | ACW202

    November 21st, 2022  |  57 mins 37 secs
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    What are your prayer lives like as individuals and as a couple? How does Christopher balance his family life and work life? What actually happens spiritually during the maritual embrace and why is it so sacred?

    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.

  • What Kind of Desire? | ACW201

    November 14th, 2022  |  42 mins 49 secs
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    What is the theological significance of nocturnal emmissions? What does it mean to lust after your spouse? What does that look like? If the desire to have a spouse is holy, then what was meant after The Fall when God said to Eve, "Your desire shall be for your husband and he shall rule over you"?

    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.

  • Did God Know? | ACW200

    November 7th, 2022  |  39 mins 5 secs
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    Does the Theology of the Body touch on the mystery of death and "until death do us part"? Did God know Adam and Eve would commit the original sin? Before I was married, I had an IUD inserted. My husband and I are newly married and both want to have it removed; however, his problems with drinking make me afraid to have it taken out. . . am I still sinning by keeping it in?

    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.