Ask Christopher West

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Somebody Knows We're Confused | ACW176

    May 23rd, 2022  |  35 mins 43 secs
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute

    Am I doing something wrong if I get more out of this podcast than out of prayer? I'm concerned about my boyfriend following women he's attracted to on social media – I want to feel like I am enough. What do you think of the connections between Our Lady on Islam?

    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 Demands of Love | ACW175

    May 16th, 2022  |  32 mins 32 secs
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute

    What do you recommend to priests desiring to learn Theology of the Body? How can a virgin prepare for sexual intimacy with his future spouse? My wife and I are Catholic and even though I am open to life, my wife wants me to use condoms. Would doing this make me guilty of contraception? Do my husband and I have to discern whether or not to have more 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.

  • Not As Orphans | ACW174

    May 9th, 2022  |  41 mins 25 secs
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute

    Do you have any advice for me as a wife whose husband is falling away from the faith? As a married woman, how should I handle being attracted to men who are not my husband? Why did Jesus ascend into heaven?

    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.

  • Good Eros vs. The Near Occasion of Sin | ACW173

    May 2nd, 2022  |  42 mins 7 secs
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute

    How do I train my mind, heart, and body to gravitate towards good eros when I'm always fearing the near occasion of sin? What is a just reason for avoiding a baby? How can I really SEE people?

    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.

  • Was Jesus Naked on the Cross? | ACW172

    April 25th, 2022  |  35 mins 19 secs
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    Why is Christ depicted with a loin cloth in nearly all crucifixes? Do you have any advice for finding a husband in this day and age? Do you have any insights on Jesus drawing in the dirt when the woman is caught in adultery?

    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.

  • Matter Matters | ACW171

    April 11th, 2022  |  43 mins
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    Do you have any advice for husbands to mend the wounds of pornography use in marriage? How does Theology of the Body relate to priests? Am I obliged to leave my husband if he does not uphold the Church's teaching on sexuality?

    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.

  • Matt is Coming! | ACW170

    April 4th, 2022  |  40 mins 47 secs
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    Do you have any advice for sharing TOB with young children? Are civil marriages between a Catholic and a non-Catholic cosidered valid by the Church? As a woman in her 30s, I desire to be married but have some inhibitions about being a mother. Do you have any advice?

    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.

  • Body Image | ACW169

    March 28th, 2022  |  42 mins 1 sec
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute

    What light can TOB shed on separated boys and girls schools? What light can TOB shed on body image? What's the relationship between the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Theology of the Body?

    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.

  • Active Suffering | ACW168

    March 22nd, 2022  |  48 mins 26 secs
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    I have heard Christopher define suffering as "continued receptivity before God." Could you say more about this? If "arousal is a sign our bodies are made to be gifts," what are practical ways to make a gift of yourself to the other when dating? Can you explain the symbolism of the Unity Cross?

    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 Rich Spiritual Life | ACW167

    March 14th, 2022  |  47 mins 12 secs
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute

    I'm struggling to forgive my husband for looking at pornography during a difficult season of our marriage – how can I heal? Are condoms used for the prevention of sexually transmitted disease still immoral? As an 18-year-old in a relationship for the first time, I'm struggling with how easily I am aroused even just by holding hands or seeing pictures of my girlfriend – what should I do?

    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 Goal of Lent | ACW166

    March 7th, 2022  |  44 mins 52 secs
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute
  • Attracted to a Priest? | ACW165

    February 28th, 2022  |  43 mins 25 secs
    catholic, catholic answers, catholic podcast, catholic questions, christian, christopher west, faith formation, faith questions, john paul ii, jpii, theology of the body, theology of the body institute

    What should I do if I'm attracted to a priest or a married man? Does having had a vasectomy invalidate my marriage? What does it mean that "Christ fully reveals man to himself?"

    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.