Category: Dating & Singles

Should You Date Non-Catholics?
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Should You Date Non-Catholics?

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For the average practicing Catholic, dating can be really fun. After all, you’re young, ready to discern marriage, and maybe even ready to start a family of your own. But when it comes to the questions of dating non-Catholics, a lot of questions begin to surface. What are their opinions about the teachings of the […]

7 Types of False Love
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7 Types of False Love

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There is nothing quite like being in love and sharing a loving relationship. You often hear about finding “true love,” but we seldom stop to think about what that means. To consider this properly, you need to know a little something about true love. What makes it true? There is much to say about true […]

Would You Date You?
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Would You Date You?

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Would the type of person you are praying to meet and fall in love with find you attractive? When and if it should happen that you meet someone special, fall in love, and get married, the process starts with you. This is the premise of my first book, Would You Date You? I appeared on […]

Why I Hate Mr. Darcy
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Why I Hate Mr. Darcy

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No, that isn’t one of my misleading provocative titles.  I’m not going to be all clever and then reveal that I, like every woman my age, think Darcy is just the most wonderful thing ever.  He’s not.  He’s kind of awful. If you haven’t read Pride and Prejudice–or at least seen the BBC movie–you might […]

The Loneliness of Singlehood
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The Loneliness of Singlehood

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“You can find Calcutta all over the world, if you have eyes to see” Mother Teresa profoundly remarks in this video (at about 2:20). She explains that, “Material poverty you can always satisfy with material. The unwanted, the unloved, the uncared, the forgotten, the lonely: this is much greater poverty” (at 4:15). There are many that […]

Opposites Attract, But Can They Go the Distance?
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Opposites Attract, But Can They Go the Distance?

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Dear Anthony, I’ve recently started dating a girl who everyone says is wrong for me. They don’t like that I broke up with a girl who seemed perfect for me in order to date this girl I’m seeing now.  I keep telling people opposites attract just to get them off my back.  But honestly, I […]

Finding a Good, Catholic Restaurant
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Finding a Good, Catholic Restaurant

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“I know a great little place where we can get some good, authentic Catholic cuisine.”  How would you react if your date made that statement?  If you’re being honest, wouldn’t you silently stare at that person with a blank look on your face, and think to yourself “Um…I think I’ll go home now”? I have […]

Mom's Rules for Getting the Girl
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Mom’s Rules for Getting the Girl

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At a bridal shower today I was chatting with a friend who told me this true story about someone she knows- A woman was on a first date with a man. As they drove in the car to their destination of a nice restaurant,  the conversation was lively and they found they had much in […]

Avoiding a Boring Summer
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Avoiding a Boring Summer

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Saint Josemaria Escriva relentlessly telling it like it is: If you say that you want to imitate Christ… and yet have time on your hands, then you are on the road to lukewarmness. (The Forge, 701) The first time I read that it really stung.  It stung so bad that I printed it out and […]

Tired of Being Alone - The Singles Trap
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Tired of Being Alone – The Singles Trap

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Dear Anthony, I’m absolutely fed up!  I’m done!  I’m tired of the singles trap and everyone telling me it’s just not my turn yet!  Why isn’t it my turn?  Why must it take so long?  I’m tired of being alone!  I’m tired of having no one to share my life with!  I’m trying not to […]

Is Jealousy a Relationship Killer?
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Is Jealousy a Relationship Killer?

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Dear Anthony, My girlfriend and I are very serious and talk about marriage. But I’m a little concerned about how she accuses me of being too friendly with other women.  I guess I should be happy that she cares so much for me that she would be jealous of other women. But I wish she […]

Book Review: <i>Style, Sex, & Substance</i>
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Book Review: Style, Sex, & Substance

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Style, Sex, & Substance: 10 Catholic Women Consider the Things that Really Matter, edited buy Hallie Lord, is full of spiritual truths and spunk! The ten women who each tackle a different current issue seem to hit most of the hot topics usually found splashed across the covers of women’s tabloids, but from a Catholic […]

4 Reasons to Keep Bikini Pictures Off Facebook
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4 Reasons to Keep Bikini Pictures Off Facebook

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Even though the weather in my neck of the woods as of late would seem to indicate otherwise, the calendar is telling me that summer is just around the corner.  You know what that means: Beach Season! If you recall, last summer was My First Summer Without a Bikini, and honestly, I haven’t looked back […]

Love Doesn’t React in Anger
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Love Doesn’t React in Anger

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Dear Anthony, I was wondering if you could help me. I really love my boyfriend, but sometimes he just snaps at me for no reason. I don’t like it when he raises his voice at me. I snap back at him in anger, which doesn’t make it any better, I know. But I don’t want […]

Dating: Solid Bunny vs. Hollow Bunny
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Dating: Solid Bunny vs. Hollow Bunny

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The highlight of every child’s Easter basket is the chocolate bunny. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into it. I don’t know about you, but I have always preferred the solid chocolate bunny over the hollow bunny. What an utter disappointment to bite into that ear and have it shatter chocolate crumbs all over. […]

Bring Your Luggage, Don't Lug Your Baggage
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Bring Your Luggage, Don’t Lug Your Baggage

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If you haven’t yet seen the film October Baby yet, find the time to do so.  I can’t recommend it strongly enough. It’s one of the best films I’ve ever seen. I’m not going to critique the film or focus on the obvious pro-life aspect of the story (that’s for you to discover for yourself), […]

Meditation on the Crucifix
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Meditation on the Crucifix

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“We become what we love and who we love shapes what we become. If we love things, we become a thing. If we love nothing, we become nothing. Imitation is not a literal mimicking of Christ, rather it means becoming the image of the beloved, an image disclosed through transformation. This means we are to […]

The Guy-Girl Friendship
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The Guy-Girl Friendship

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Stop me if you’ve heard this one. Men and women can’t be just friends. It was the main point of a video that made the rounds a few months back in the wonderful world of social media, linked below for your convenience. http://youtu.be/T_lh5fR4DMA Makes a compelling case.  But regardless of which side of the fence […]

Fasting That Can Help Your Love Life
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Fasting That Can Help Your Love Life

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Lent is a time when we make an attempt to address things about our corporeal and spiritual lives that need addressing. Many give up sweets as a gesture of putting aside objectively good things associated with feasting to live the days of mourning in preparation for when they will feast again at Easter. Some attempt […]

Living Together . . . Why It is Not a Good Thing
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Living Together . . . Why It is Not a Good Thing

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Even if you aren’t a Christian, even if you are an atheist, living together is NOT a good idea.  Yeah, everybody is doing it now. It’s the norm.  Who needs to get married when you have people ready and willing to move in with you?  But, here’s why it’s not a good situation. First of […]

Attachment in Human Love
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Attachment in Human Love

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Love between a man and a woman is one of the most beautiful things in the world. But what happens when the love you share with that person becomes the most important thing in your life? There is nothing more natural than wanting to be loved. We need it. We need it from our parents […]

couples, fighting, dating, marraige
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The Silent Treatment

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Have you ever given or received the silent treatment? Chances are good that most of you have. I think this AT & T commercial about the silent treatment is very clever, and will give you a good laugh. Like most jokes, there is an element of truth to it. In particular, the angst that accompanies […]

Just Give Me a Hug!
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Just Give Me a Hug!

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If you don’t know the power of a hug, then you are probably not having much success in your relationships. To hug is to heal.  To be hugged is to be healed. To not hug is to deprive. I am not exaggerating when I say that hugs have the power to convert. A person having […]

Top Five Dating Tips for Men
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Top Five Dating Tips for Men

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This Valentine’s Day, I thought I’d do something different.  People who follow my writing know that I rarely give guy’s dating advice.  I feel that it can be hard for a woman to effectively mentor a man on dating, because let’s face it: we have not walked in their shoes.  Nevertheless, a sincere Catholic man […]

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