Lent is a special time for Catholics. All the guilty feeling from the rest of the year coming roaring back for those special 40 days between Fat Tuesday and Easter. And, in order to better love Jesus, sacrifices are made. Some people give up caffeine or alcohol or burritos and others decide that abstinence is the best way to get in God's good graces. Is giving up sex really the best way to show tell Jesus thanks for dying for our sins? Probably not. Instead, try doing something new and adventurous.
When Maureen Dowd wrote a column in the New York Times on celebrity divorce, she turned to Father Pat Connor for tips on finding an ideal husband. The LoveFeed follows her lead by examining Father Connor's lecture, Whom Not To Marry, for dating tips and advice. The LoveFeed is YourTango's daily round-up of love, sex and relationship news and trends. New episodes Tuesday-Saturday.
Up until I was six years old, my family celebrated Christmas. In 1984, we moved to a new town in a new state and joined a synagogue. As December rolled around, there was no tree, just a menorah in the kitchen and a pile of Hanukkah presents in the corner of the living room. In high school, I began dating a Catholic boy—and like a holiday miracle, Christmas returned! I was a jolly, happy soul once more... until we broke up and I had to find a new Christian boyfriend to spend the holidays with. On the occasions that I did not have a boyfriend during "the season," I was the sad orphan Jew.
Mark Wahlberg, star of many films, music videos, and creative inspiration of Entourage is planning on getting married. He and girlfriend Rhea Durham only needed about 8 years and 3 kids to figure out that they'd like to take a shot at maybe getting really serious. Eight years sounds about right.
Liz Tuccillo talks to an Italian professor at Vatican University about keeping love alive through forgiveness and change.