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Made for Love Ep. 78: Having “The Talk” plus The Great Divorce part 1

Posted Nov. 19, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

The vaunted birds and the bees talk. April Readlinger of CanaVox offers tips to make it easier to have successful conversations with your son or daughter about sex. Later (29:47), Kara joins for part 1 of our chat about C.S. Lewis’s novel The Great Divorce. Topics covered include: the obliviousness of teenage boys, how the love of neighbor relates to the meaning of all human life, and Sonny Corleone.

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Tips for Talking to Your Kids about Sex

Elementary school years

Middle school years

High school years

“Dear Katie” video

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The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Bishop Barron on The Great Divorce

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Made for Love Ep. 77: Infertility part 2 plus Beauty and the Beast vs. Shrek

Posted Nov. 5, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Ann Koshute and Kimberly Henkel of Springs in the Desert wrap up our discussion on infertility, then we pit Beauty and the Beast against Shrek (21:10) on the occasion of their 30th and 20th anniversaries respectively. Topics covered include: deep-fried Shrek memes, love and appearances, postmodernism, and surprise weddings.

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Kimberly and Ann’s article in Humanum Review

More info available about infertility from the USCCB

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Made for Love Ep. 75: Fantasy and Family

Posted Oct. 8, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

We’re back with lots more Lord of the Rings and its significance for fantasy and family! First, the founder of Tea with Tolkien joins us to share her mission of spreading the author’s wisdom and world. Then, Kara joins to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film release of Fellowship of the Ring. Topics covered include: the Immaculate Conception, Frodo paying off his student loans, Tom Bombadil’s divisiveness, and trees. Lots of trees.

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Tree and Leaf by JRR Tolkien

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Pray for Dobbs

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Made for Love Ep. 74: The Green Knight vs. Lord of the Rings

Posted Sep. 24, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Kara and Andrew go on a journey with Sir Gawain to see if he’s up to the Green Knight’s challenge. Honestly, though, traveling with Bilbo or Frodo would be a more enjoyable experience. Topics include: Memento Mori, humanity’s relationship with nature, talking foxes, and random giants.

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Based on Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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Made for Love Ep. 73: Edward Sri Wraps Up MWML

Posted Sep. 10, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Our journey through Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love concludes with the book’s author, Dr. Edward Sri! Join us as he gives the inside scoop on the book’s background and where it leads. Topics covered include: doing it for the gram, the scourge of event maybes, Jesus is enough, and the point of virtue is to give us the freedom to love.

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Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love by Edward Sri

The Art of Living by Edward Sri

The Realities of Marriage talk by Edward and Beth Sri

Edwardsri.com

Men & Women are from Eden by Mary Healy

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Made for Love Ep. 72: When Harry Met Sally part 2

Posted Aug. 27, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

We had too much to say about When Harry Met Sally! We’re back with the second part of our chat about this endlessly entertaining, and at least somewhat edifying, look at relationships. Topics include: Gerald Ford, 80’s hair, the disputed nature of “chick flicks”, and the applicable ideas from Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love.

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Made for Love Ep. 71: Attraction and Discordance part 2 plus When Harry Met Sally

Posted Aug. 13, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

We finish up our two-part interview with Eden Invitation’s Anna Carter BUT we also start another multi-parter with the first of (at least) two episodes on When Harry Met Sally, the classic romcom from 1989. Seriously, we had way too much to say about this movie, even more than we thought going in.

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Anna Carter at Eden Invitation

Inheritance blog series part 1 of 4

Previous Episodes featuring Anna Carter:

21- Lots of Kinds of Love

24- Young People

When Harry Met Sally

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Made for Love Ep. 70: Attraction and Discordance part 1

Posted Jul. 30, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

In the first of a two-part interview, Anna Carter imparts her wisdom gained from Eden Invitation’s exciting ministry relating to same-sex attraction and gender discordance. Following that, Kara jumps in to wrap up Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love with a cool conversation about remote preparation for marriage (i.e. singlehood).

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Anna Carter at Eden Invitation

Previous Episodes featuring Anna Carter:

21- Lots of Kinds of Love

24- Young People

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Made for Love Ep. 69: Indiana Jones and NFP and the Last Crusade

Posted Jul. 16, 2021 by DOM 2 comments

Damon Owens of Joyful Ever After joins for a surprisingly fun chat about NFP Week. Then Kara stops by for a while to cover Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, one of our favorite movies. Topics covered include: Elon Musk’s space ambitions, the Trinitarian theology of booby traps, and can archeology serve as a vessel for loving your family?

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Damon Owens at Joyful Ever After

Natural Family Planning Week (July 25-31)

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Made for Love Ep. 68: Grandparents plus a Relationship Disagreement

Posted Jul. 2, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Our guest Alice Heinzen tells us about grandparenthood, but maybe we should have brought her back for the second segment too. Kara and Andrew talk about Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love‘s section on tenderness, and find themselves disagreeing a bit. Is this the end for our heroes? Nah, it’s fine.

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Families and Faith by Vern Bengston

The Catholic Grandparents Handbook by Lorene Hanley Duquin

NFP Week

Episodes featuring Alice Heinzen:

3- Annulments

21- Lots of Kinds of Love

27- Holidays

(Note: Andrew did a bad job in the recording and got the episode numbers wrong. These are the right ones!)

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Made for Love Ep. 67: St. Joseph, Fatherhood, and A Quiet Place

Posted Jun. 18, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

To mark Father’s Day, our chairman Bishop David Konderla joins us to chat about St. Joseph, fatherhood, and Pope Francis’s apostolic letter Patris Corde. Then later we keep the Father’s Day vibes rolling when Kara joins to talk about A Quiet Place (2018) and A Quiet Place Part II (2021), starring Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Topics covered: cheating off of Bishop Barron’s work, Neil Young’s devotion to music at risk of life and limb, and does John Krasinski’s fatherhood model Christ’s sacrificial love?

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Patris Corde

Year of St. Joseph

The Shadow of the Father by Jan Dobraczynski

Bishop Barron on A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place (2018)

A Quiet Place Part II (2021)

Related Episodes:

14- Fatherhood

39- Technology (featuring Bishop Konderla)

52- Enjoying the Seasons (also featuring Bishop Konderla)

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Made for Love Ep. 66: Language in Gender Theory part 2

Posted Jun. 4, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Dr. Abigail Favale is back for part 2 of her interview about language in Gender Theory. Plus, Kara joins us to cover Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love chapters 7-9. Topics covered include chastity, modesty, the Me Too movement, and frat bros. Missed part 1 of the interview? Find it here.

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Find Dr. Favale on Twitter and check out her book Into the Deep: An Unlikely Catholic Conversion.

Swedish Study regarding the mortality and suicidality rates among people receiving “gender-affirming surgery”.

American Journal of Psychiatry correction of a study which had erroneously concluded that “gender-affirming surgery” led to lower use of mental health treatment.

Church Resources:

“Male and female he created them” towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education (Congregation for Catholic Education, 2019)

Select Teaching Resources (USCCB, 2019)

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59- Sacraments and the Body

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Made for Love Ep. 65: Language in Gender Theory plus Pride and Prejudice

Posted May. 21, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Dr. Abigail Favale joins us for part 1 of her interview on the language of Gender Theory, which has a huge influence on current thought about what the human person is made for. Then, Kara talks excitedly about Pride and Prejudice (the 1995 BBC miniseries, not so much the movie). You can find part 2 of the interview here.

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Pride and Prejudice (1995)

Church Resources:

“Male and female he created them” towards a path of dialogue on the question of gender theory in education (Congregation for Catholic Education, 2019)

Select Teaching Resources (USCCB, 2019)

More Church Teaching

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59- Sacraments and the Body

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Made for Love Ep. 64: Priorities in Love

Posted May. 6, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

The second part of our interview with Mike and Alicia Hernon of the Messy Family Project continues our conversation about balancing priorities in a marriage. Totally by coincidence, our discussion of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love later in the episode happens to intersect.

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23- Divorce

26- Big Catholic Families

C.S. Lewis: “When I have learnt to love God better than my earthly dearest, I shall love my earthly dearest better than I do now. In so far as I learn to love my earthly dearest at the expense of God and instead of God, I shall be moving toward the state in which I shall not love my earthly dearest at all. When first things are put first, second things are not suppressed but increased.”

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Made for Love Ep. 62: Overcoming Resentment in Marriage

Posted Apr. 9, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak are back for part 2 of our interview on overcoming resentment, this time in marriage. Later, Kara returns to talk about chapters 3-4 of Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love.

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Check out Greg and Lisa’s radio show More2Life, along with their Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

The Amoris Laetitia Family Year runs from 3/19/21 until the 10th World Meeting of Families on 6/26/22.

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Episode 6: Reality of Marriage vs. the Ideal

Episode 50: Praying as a Family

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Made for Love Ep. 61: Dating, Breakups, and Pixar’s Soul

Posted Mar. 23, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Dr. Greg and Lisa Popcak are here to offer ways to help with resentment in dating and breakups. Kara joins us to cover Pixar’s most recent film Soul, starring Jamie Foxx and Tina Fey, because how could we not? Jazz and metaphysics never went so well together.

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Soul (2020) directed by Pete Docter and co-directed by Kemp Powers

“What is Immateriality?” by Prof. Therese Scarpelli Cory

Soul blog post from our sister site For Your Marriage:

Disney+ and Family Traditions

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Made for Love Ep. 60: Accompaniment and Same-Sex Attraction

Posted Mar. 5, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Fr. Philip Bochanski, Executive Director of Courage International, about accompaniment and same-sex attraction. Then Kara joins us to start our journey through Dr. Edward Sri’s Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love, with detours through Sex and the City and the Supreme Court. You know, like you’d expect.

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Courage International

Faces of Courage

The Upper Room

Men, Women, and the Mystery of Love by Dr. Edward Sri

“Dating columnist reveals how ‘Sex and the City’ ruined her life”

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Made for Love Ep. 59: Sacraments and the Body

Posted Feb. 2, 2021 by DOM No comments yet

Made for Love returns to talk about the impact of the sacraments on life as an embodied person, plus Andrew and Kara chat about the Studio Ghibli classic movie My Neighbor Totoro.

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Thanks to Sara Perla for everything she did to get this show off the ground and pilot it for the first two years. Without her efforts, we would not be able to continue on. She has moved on to work at the Catholic Project on their podcast “Crisis”.

G.E.M. Anscombe bio

Fr. Conrad Murphy on “Catholic Bytes”

My Neighbor Totoro

National Marriage Week at For Your Marriage

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Made for Love Ep 58: Love in the Time of COVID

Posted Apr. 17, 2020 by DOM 1 comment

In this pandemic, it is more important than ever to love one another! Today’s episode features Amy Stout (and family), Sarah Engel, Fr. Dan Leary of the Archdiocese of Washington, and Jason Kidd, Marriage and Family Life Director in the Archdiocese of Portland, Oregon. This is also the last episode of Made for Love for now, as Sara Perla is leaving for another adventure! Thanks for listening!

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