Ask Christopher West

Christopher and Wendy West answer questions about faith, life, love, and sexuality, in light of John Paul II's Theology of the Body.

About the show

Since the early 90's, author and speaker Christopher West has devoted his life to spreading John Paul II's revolutionary teaching on human life, love, and sexuality: The Theology of the Body. His beloved wife Wendy, mother of their five children, has served as his confidante, friend, and support through these long years of ministry. In this podcast, Christopher and Wendy combine their wisdom to tackle the toughest questions dealing with vocation, sexuality, marriage, and the Catholic faith.

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Episodes

  • The 100th Episode Celebrity Question Royale | ACW100

    November 30th, 2020  |  48 mins 37 secs

    What's a good strategy in the moment of temptation? Why did both Divine Mercy and Theology of the Body come into the world through Saint John Paul II? What is the secret of a good marriage? What's the biblical connection between sexual immorality and idolatry? If you could be the lead singer of any band, which would it be? What is one truth that God has been speaking to your heart recently that you would be excited to share with people? How is Theology of the Body particularly effective in communicating the heart of the kerygma? If you were to have any of Jesus's diciples at one of your courses, which one would you want it to 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.

  • Theology of the Hospitalized Body | ACW99

    November 23rd, 2020  |  29 mins 19 secs

    Is expressing my love to my husband a way of expressing it to the Lord? Can medical benefits ever justify masturbation? How does Theology of the Body impact healthcare?

    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.

  • Only the Lord Has Authority | ACW98

    November 16th, 2020  |  40 mins 9 secs

    Did Adam and Eve have sex before the fall? When I have crossed a boundary sexually, it is hard not to give up afterwards. I know this is a lie, but it feels like the truth. Even though I believe God forgives me, I still failed. Can you offer advice or resources to help? When a person passes away, we pray for his or her soul, but what about 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.

  • Modesty, Pornography, and Protestantism | ACW97

    November 9th, 2020  |  38 mins 17 secs

    Is it okay for women to wear jeans? Why do men look at pornography? What is the key difference between Catholicism and Christianity?

    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.

  • True Sexual Liberation | ACW96

    November 2nd, 2020  |  34 mins 10 secs

    What determines gender? How do I share Theology of the Body with someone who has same sex attraction? What are your thoughts on Vatican II?

    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.

  • Altar-ing the Meaning of Sexuality | ACW95

    October 26th, 2020  |  37 mins 15 secs

    I heard about the terrible thing that happened in New Orleans where the priest desecrated the altar with porn stars. How could he be a priest and do something like that? With unpredictable menstrual cycles and having made a career commitment for the next two years, should my soon-to-be-husband and I refrain from consumating our union? Why do Catholics pray to saints?

    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.

  • Consecrated Virginity | ACW94

    October 19th, 2020  |  32 mins 38 secs

    What is Consecrated Virginity and how does it differ from religous life and other vocations? How does one discern a call to consecrated virginity? Is it possible to explain the truths of Theology of the Body without reference to Christianity?

    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.

  • Dating, Courtship, & Breakups | ACW93

    October 12th, 2020  |  36 mins 30 secs

    What key relationship advice would you offer to Catholic couples? What is the difference between courtship and dating? What is the best way to heal from a heart break from a serious relationship?

    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 Pregnant Man? | ACW92

    October 5th, 2020  |  42 mins 40 secs

    Why is gender diversity in the work force important from a TOB perspective? I just saw a trailer for TLC's new show, "My Pregnant Husband." I don't even know how to process this; what are your thoughts? Do you have any advice for new parents on raising strong, Catholic men?

    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 Multimedia Event! | ACW91

    September 28th, 2020  |  41 mins 18 secs

    If God is all powerful, why does he let bad things happen? Should a Catholic marry a non Catholic or is it necessary to be of the same faith as your spouse? How do I give my sexual desires to Jesus?

    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.

  • You Are Made for Love | ACW90

    September 21st, 2020  |  41 mins 52 secs

    Can a girl ask a guy out? Should a Catholic have sex outside of marriage? What powers are granted by God in the Sacrament of Matrimony?

    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.

  • Who's the Captain? | ACW89

    September 14th, 2020  |  37 mins 51 secs

    How do you reconcile St. Paul's writings in Romans with Theology of the Body? How do you reconcile the saints' words that say Celibacy is the superior vocation when the Sacrament of Marriage is so beautiful and ordained by God? Is there a video series you would recommend for introducing TOB to my parish?

    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.