Ask Christopher West

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • At Breast of Mary | ACW228

    May 15th, 2023  |  49 mins 20 secs
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    I’m a young adult that struggles with same sex attraction. I was deeply wounded by my parents’ reaction when I shared my struggle. Do you have any advice?
    I want to continue loving my husband but I sometimes worry that I’m using him in the marital embrace. What helps you keep the spiritual reality of the marital embrace at the forefront?
    Secular art, when seen through the lens of our relationship with Christ, awakens in our heart a holy erotic longing. Could you share a playlist of the songs that move you?

  • Redeeming the Wounds of Pornography | ACW227

    May 8th, 2023  |  43 mins 27 secs
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    • I'm struggling with sloth and the burdens of motherhood, does the Theology of the Body have any advice?
    • I was exposed to pornography and I'm afraid I'll bring the wounds into my marriage. Is there any way to forget these memories?
    • I struggled with self hate and whenever men approach me I close down. I'm also drawn to religious life, how can I work through this?
  • Did Jesus and Mary have Sexual Desires?

    May 1st, 2023  |  48 mins 3 secs
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    How is it that God met Moses "face-to-face" before the incarnation? I have some fears about NFP as a soon-to-be-engaged woman and I am sometimes tempted to just use contraception. Do you have any advice? Did Jesus and Mary have sexual desires? Were they able to have sex? How did their sexuality differ from ours?

    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 to Do with Sexual Dreams | ACW224

    April 24th, 2023  |  41 mins 8 secs
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    Is it normal that women desire to be mothers more than men desire to be fathers? Why does God allow sexually explicit dreams? If you were to choose a set of Theology of the Body mass readings what would they be?

    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.

  • Marriage after "Detransitioning" | ACW225

    April 24th, 2023  |  40 mins 16 secs
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    How important do you think physical fitness is in light of Theology of the Body? If Satan has no body, how can he have offspring? (In Genesis it says that God will put emnity between his offspring and Eve's.) As someone who fell for the gender ideology and got a double mastectomy, what does TOB have to offer me as I am now embracing my femininity and discerning marriage with a man?

    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.

  • Every part in the light | ACW223

    April 17th, 2023  |  36 mins 12 secs
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    I struggle to see the goodness in my body – only it's defects. Any advice? Is it morally acceptable as a faithful Catholic to send your kids to public school? Is it important to say "I love you" to the people you love?

    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.

  • HE IS RISEN | ACW222

    April 10th, 2023  |  39 mins 48 secs
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    How have you instilled Theology of the Body in your children? Do you think we will be naked in heaven? Any advice for getting my boyfriend on board with using NFP as a protestant?

    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.

  • Is the Soul Greater than the Body? | ACW221

    April 3rd, 2023  |  58 mins 26 secs
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    Even though I know God loves me, infedelity in my parents marriage and rejection from my family has left me feeling unloved by God. How can I apply Theology of the Body to my life? What does Theology of the Body have to say about the claim that the soul is more important than the body? What advice would you give for engaged couples who have a past with sexual sin and pornography?

    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.

  • Is My Marriage Valid? | ACW220

    March 27th, 2023  |  49 mins 43 secs
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    Can you unpack the reason there is no such thing as "same sex marriage"? How do I know that my marriage is valid if the Church is able to issue a decree of nulity? Is it wrong that I'm somtimes attracted to priests?

    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.

  • Living Chastely as a Same Sex Couple? | ACW219

    March 20th, 2023  |  48 mins 31 secs
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    Is there something wrong with me if I'm in my twenties and haven't ever dated? Is it possible to live chastely as a same sex couple? What advice do you have for creating a prayerful and reverent 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.

  • Why haven't I heard this? | ACW218

    March 13th, 2023  |  43 mins 23 secs
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    Why don't Catholic schools teach Theology of the Body? My husband got a vasectomy against my convictions. . . should I still insist that we abstain when we need to avoid a pregnancy? What do recommend to single women, disirng to be married but struggling with perfectionism?

    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.

  • Can NFP be Contraceptive? | ACW217

    March 6th, 2023  |  50 mins 55 secs
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    I know we are no longer bound by them, but what was the line of thinking behind Jewish purity laws? We used natural family planning with a contraceptive mentality and it wounded our marriage. . . do you have any advice? In a world of so much confusion about one's own image, gender, belonging, how can mothers and fathers nourish our children's identities?

    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.