7 Quick Takes Friday ~ Vol 109

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 — 1 —  Last Week’s Post:  Thank you again to Tammy for allowing me to link to her post over at Counter Cultural Catholic!  Looking forward to more from her!

— 2 —  Next Week’s Post:  As promised, I will be sharing my post about managing your online dating ‘footprint’.  The post is titled, “Don’t Take Away His Dragons” which is a direct quote from Gregg after I shared with him your experiences with online dating.

— 3 —    Not Alone Series:  Last Week’s Topic was Qualities in our Husbands.  Such a wise listing by these wise girls! Thank you for the shout-out Katie!

I was impressed that new-comer, Katie, listed RESOURCEFUL as a quality.  Girl, you are a very wise 21 year-old!  I also loved her concluding paragraph and want to say, “Yes, hold on to that hope!”:

“The romantic in me wants to believe that you can have both: passionate love and compatibility. Is that what God has in mind for us single women? I’d like to think so, and unless He shows me otherwise, I’m going to hold on hoping for a man who will check off my list and sweep me off my feet.”

— 4 —    Not Alone Series:  This Week’s Topic was Loneliness.  I was impressed that these post were so honest.  I did not detect any pity parties going on, just the reality of what we experience in the single life.  It helps to know that it is a universal feeling.  And, as Morgan wrote, the whole idea of NAS is ‘solidarity.’  Great job, girls!

— 5 —   Overload:  Remember I wrote that I was feeling overloaded?  Welll, the 7 day fever, headache and fatigue that was heading my way at the time might explain why.  I was out of work this whole week and had 3 visits to different medical professionals. There were days when I didn’t turn a single light on in the house or get off the couch until Gregg arrived home.  I am feeling much better today.  I know some of you were praying for me and I thank you!

— 6 —    Spotlight On:  This week’s spotlight is on you, my beautiful readers. I think you are so brave and healthy.  After reading so much about that stupid movie and book, I realized the pressure you girls are under and how you could be judged for your opinion about the holiness of sex. This article helped me understand the appeal that the book and movie might have for some.  It basically boils down to unresolved Daddy issues.  These women may have never experienced love and acceptance from anyone.

But some of you have bad or even no father at all and you are still able to see the truth.  You are correct if you believe marital love is freeing.  You are correct to want passion that you can trust and leaves you feeling beautiful and safe.  I am so impressed that you are not believing the lie that stands ready to destroy you.  I solute you.

“The virtue of chastity in our culture may be seen as a form of white martyrdom”

(Fr. Dan Pattee, TOR). St. Agatha, pray for us!

  7 —   Lent and a Healing Mass:  Lent starts Wednesday!  We are going to a Healing Mass on Thursday. It is going to be a good week.  I will be praying for you.

God love and bless you!

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