Ask Christopher West

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Matter Matters | ACW171

    April 11th, 2022  |  43 mins
    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 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
    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 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
    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 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.

  • Big Air | ACW164

    February 21st, 2022  |  41 mins 54 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

    As a man, how can I heal from past wounds and learn to become a gift? Why is it sinful to separate marital intimacy from procreation (i.e. contraception, IVF, etc.)? Having been sexually abused as a child, how can God heal me and prepare me for 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.

  • The Way Up Is Down | ACW163

    February 14th, 2022  |  44 mins 27 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 does being born out of wedlock and raised in two homes impact my place in the Church? I'm husband has confessed pornography addiction and infidelity. . . I want to be faithful to my vows, but I don't know if I should seek an annulment. Christopher, what are you reading currently? Any recommendations?

    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.

  • Mixed Motives | ACW162

    February 8th, 2022  |  45 mins 45 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 you remain authentic when being true to yourself causes isolation? Do you have any advice for someone who is more attracted to comfort than greatness? How can sexual desire truly be oriented towards love for the other?

    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.

  • Turn On Your Heart Light | ACW 161

    January 31st, 2022  |  46 mins 2 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 does the Church say about tattoos? Is a marriage valid if it is never consumated? What does it mean that celibacy is a "higher calling" than 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.

  • The Blessed Vision | ACW160

    January 24th, 2022  |  42 mins 40 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 can I be merciful to myself for sinning when I was raised so well, in such a loving family? I understand the philosophical definition of love as willing the good of the other, but what does it truly mean to love someone theologically? What is the difference between lust and admiration?

    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.