— 2 — Not Alone Series: This week’s NAS topic was: Deal Breakers! There were some great posts this week. Shout out to Jen who does not want anyone massaging her feet. *** Ummm, Jen. We can’t be friends cause I loooove having my feet massaged! Ha, just kidding. Isn’t it funny how one girl can loooove something that is another girl’s deal breaker?
***Update: I read Jen’s post incorrectly. She does like **her** feet massaged but is not too excited about massaging other’s feet. Yes, yes, I understand this.
Shout out to Britt for the funniest video. I had never heard of Liz Lemon before but oh boy did I laugh at this one because this is totally me:
Anyway, I had a short list of deal breakers. Similar to many of the girls, I wanted to marry a Catholic guy. I knew, based on experience, that I would resent my husband if he did not participate in a spiritual life of Sacramental grace with me. So, for the sake of my future husband, lest he not have to deal with my resentment, I made it a requirement. Other deal breakers for me were bad dental hygiene (#callmeshallow) and a guy who cannot hold an interesting conversation. (#moretalkingthansexinmarriage)
— 4 — Is She The Best Or What? You all know Maura from Made In His Image and follow her on her website, Facebook and Twitter, right? Take a look at her Facebook status from today and let’s just all agree that we would feel very blessed to have her as our friend. #lovethatgirl
“…I prayed for all of you today – for your hope, healing, strength, vocations and that you may know how loved, wanted and beautiful you are and that our sweet Father would show you how much He adores you. #youarewanted..”
— 5 — It Is Tough Out There: I was talking to a new engineer in our group at work (I easily go into Mom mode with these youngin’s). He is about 27 years old. He is new to the area and went to a Theology on Tap event this week which I had told him about. He said the girls were all very beautiful and friendly. But, he felt strange asking any of them out on a date.
I remembered the days when I would attend those types of events and yes, it is uncomfortable. But, I encouraged him to keep attending and to go to Mass at a variety of churches in our area and that maybe he will see these girls again and can form a firmer foundation which can lead to a date.
I understand how a guy may feel strange asking a girl out upon the first meeting at an event like that. Does she have a boyfriend? Maybe she is only interested in the Theology on Tap talk and not interested in dates? Will the girls think he is a ‘creeper’? I think these things go through guy’s minds.
This is why I am such a fan of online dating. Everyone knows the deal. We are here for dates and marriage. Anyway, initial meetings in person are tough for guys so just a sweet reminder of the importance of your smile. It is like honey, after all.
— 6 — Jackie Francois: She was at our local high school Wednesday evening! I was so sorry to have missed her! She doesn’t know me but we have been mentioned in the same tweet a couple of times! That counts, right?
— 7 — Passions and Emotions: I love this from YOUCAT:
“Why did God give us “passions” or emotions?
We have passions so that through strong emotions and distinct feelings we might be attracted to what is right and good and repelled from what is evil and bad.
God made man in such a way that he can love and hate, desire or despise something, be attracted by some things and afraid of others, be full of joy, sorrow, or anger. In the depths of his heart man always loves good and hates evil-or what he considers to be such.
Is someone a sinner if he experiences strong passions within himself? No, passions can be very valuable. They are designed to lead to and reinforce good actions; only when they are disordered do the passions contribute to evil.
Passions that are ordered to the good become virtues. They then become the motive force of a life of fighting for love and justice. Passions that overpower a person, rob him of his freedom and entice him to evil, we call vice.” (YOUCAT questions 293-294)
God love and bless you!
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