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Made for Love Ep 10: Man and Woman: Not Two Halves, but Two Wholes

Posted Mar. 26, 2018 by DOM No comments yet

The complementarity of men and women does not mean that men and women are half-people walking around looking for their other half (sorry, Plato). This episode explores complementarity with stories from Andy Lichtenwalner, Deborah Savage, Joseph Capizzi, Pat and Elisa Fleming from Verdant View farm.

NOTE: I have just learned that the Flemings’ barn, which housed their 60 cows, burned down last week. Please pray for them.

And here are more clips from MUR videos about this theme:

 

 

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Made for Love Ep 8: Love and Mental Illness

Posted Mar. 7, 2018 by DOM No comments yet

Mental Health and the Family
Mental illness is a reality for many families. Today, we’re focusing on depression and anxiety, two of the most common mental illnesses, and their effects on family life. This episode features Dr. Aaron Kheriaty (author of The Catholic Guide to Depression), Tommy Tighe (author of The Catholic Hipster Handbook), Sarah Elliot and her daughter Moire, and Teresa Bippus.

The National Catholic Partnership on Disability has resources regarding mental illness including prayer services, prayers of the faithful, tips for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, etc.

Here are some cool saints and blesseds related to mental illness to get to know.

Speaking of St. Dymphna, there’s a place in Denmark with a Church dedicated to her, where the mentally ill are welcomed into families. NPR did a story about this. 

And I just came across this story from Kevin Love, a player on the Cleveland Cavs. He has suffered panic attacks like Sarah in our podcast.

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Made for Love Ep 7: Love in Adoption

Posted Mar. 1, 2018 by DOM No comments yet

Kate was pregnant and in shock. Deborah, Elizabeth, Bethany, and their respective husbands, all felt an ache that their arms were empty after years of hoping for a child. This episode highlights the gift of adoption and its complexity in real life.

 

And don’t forget Kelli’s testimony about adoption:

 

And Peter Range: