Vice and sin are sexy. Character and virtue… not so much. But where’s the line between them? What exactly is a virtue? Can it be…read more
When Sex and the City 2 arrived in theaters last Friday, women across the country were eagerly anticipating its release with all the excitement of a Harry Potter-phile awaiting a Daniel Radcliffe appearance. So why does the Sex and the City franchise continue to appeal to people (mostly women), six television seasons and two movies later? The answer may, ironically, have nothing to do with the sex or the city, and more to do with its very real representation of the feelings, conversations and experiences women have, juxtaposed with the exaggerated characters and lives that don’t reflect most women’s reality at all.
In this “Thinking Out Loud,” Dr. Christine Whelan and I compare thoughts on SATC and how it relates to our own adventures in dating, friendship, married life and even our faith lives.read more
On March 28, 2016, as we walked along a secluded hiking trail (like we did on our very first date), my best friend, Jesse, got…read more
When my husband and I converted from Evangelical Protestantism to Catholicism nine years ago, I knew it was God’s voice calling us, and I wanted…read more
Today, the median age of marriage is 26 for women and 28 for men. Is that too old? An increasingly vocal group of social commentators…read more
What is a hook up? As a not-that-old, not-that-out-of-touch college professor who teaches classes on the sociology of marriage, family and gender, this is one…read more