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Values, Virtues, and Your Daughter’s Date. – By Leila Miller via Catholic Lane

An entertaining distinction between values and virtues. Yes, we need to bring back “virtues” into our vocabulary, but even more we need to pursue the virtuous life each and every day.

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Catholic Mangate – Brent Stubbs via Ignitum Today

“There are men out there. There are. They realize that the fulfillment of their vocation of marriage terminates in you. Wait for that one. Some people think men should not “need” you, but that is wrong. Adam needed Eve. He was incomplete because his vocational calling was not yet realized. So too, the GCM called to marriage. Don’t settle for a boy, I agree, but also don’t settle for some dude who’s just “not that into you”.”

Bingo!

*note: in quote above: GCM = Good Catholic Man

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In the Absence of Fathers: A Story of Elephants and Men | Catholic Lane. – by Fr. Gordon J. MacRae

“Real men protect the vulnerable, not assault them. Growing up having learned that most basic tenet of manhood is the job of fathers.”

“Eighty percent of the young men I have met in prison grew up in homes without fathers. The problem seems clear. When prisons and police replace fathers, chaos reigns, and promising young lives are sacrificed.”

Challenge: bring back authentic masculinity and fatherhood. Guys, are you brave enough to accept? Our world needs it.

 

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What Arranged Marriages Taught Me About Love – by Jennifer Fulwiler, via NCRegister

“They were the experiment that tested the secular hypothesis of love-as-a-feeling, and the hypothesis proved to be false.”

A very, very interesting and eye-opening article. While there are definitely pluses and minuses to arranged marriages, the understanding of marriage and love discussed in the article is definitely closer to my own than that of secular mainstream Western society. More food for thought!