In the midst of longings and desires, how do we find our way to love others as God does? In this episode, the Lindas refer back to the personalistic norm as a way to love as Jesus loved. Listen as we offer suggestions for conversations addressing questions such as, "If we really love each other, why can't we have sex?" And, "How far is too far?"Read More
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In Genesis 3, we see the serpent approaching Adam and Eve with a suggestion - a suggestion that perhaps God had been withholding "the good life" from them. They considered and the question took root in their hearts. They strike out on their own and grasp for MORE apart from Him. Immediately blame, shame and suspicion entered the picture and they hid from God and each other. In the Theology of the Body by Pope John Paul II this event is described in this way: "Before the fall, there was no threat to the dignity of the person. They desired nothing but to love as God loves. After the fall, they covered themselves as a protection from lust." Their choice to grasp for the good life apart from God delivered them into a realm where instead of experiencing a life of giving and receiving love, it was possible to become the vicim or perpetrator of use and abuse. Lust had entered into our human experience.Read More