As someone who was raised by a Catholic mother and an atheist father, I find it strange that they managed to make their marriage work. I would personally never date someone who didn't share my religious beliefs, which are non-existent.
In recognition of his pledge of virginity until marriage, New York's Museum of Sex has offered famous fundamentalist football player Tim Tebow a chance to take a closer look at what sex is all about. Beyond making Jesus cry, I mean.
The sex was great. That wasn't the problem in my four-year relationship with Rob. He knew what I liked and how I liked it. The problem was the mandatory shower and praying afterwards. The hours we'd spend at church on Sundays. The talking about how we were going to hell.
Spirituality has been linked to mental health by a number of studies including one from the University of Missouri. While this study focused on how spirituality was linked to individual mental health, increased spirituality also helps in the area of forgiveness in couples.
Have you ever heard the sound of the shofar? Its sounds is one that you would remember, whether the short blasts or the longer sustained blast that goes on over many seconds. This ram’s horn sounds one hundred notes a day during Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the Jewish New Year.
When you have become emotionally close to another person, you have become more vulnerable. This vulnerability opens the doors for that person to do things that really hurt, which often comes out when conflicts arise. At the same time, you can develop higher expectations about what the other person does and how they should act towards you. This also can lead to unfulfilled expectations which could result in resentment or even anger, even without the other person knowing that they have done something to hurt you.
After checking out Tony Gaskins Jr.'s five-star app iLifeCoach, his collection of well-received books on Amazon, including "Mrs. Right: A Woman's Guide To Becoming And Remaining A Wife," and hearing about his appearances on "Oprah" and The "Tyra Banks Show," you'd never have guessed that the man so confident and comfortable in his role as a champion for faith and family values is only 28 years old.
My name is Jamie, and I survived an interfaith marriage. Hmm…sound anything like the beginning of a support group? There have been many times over the years when I’ve felt in need of one to cope with my spiritual upbringing. One of my most formative memories is, as an eight-year-old child, having my Catholic mother and Pentecostal-Evangelical father argue about the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception over dinner…and then candidly asking me for my opinion.
Well, well. Either there is a God after all, or the world really is coming to an end. Proof? A Catholic nun is condoning masturbation! Shocking, right? Not only that, but the maverick who's gotten the Vatican all up in arms is also down with divorce and thinks gay marriage is all the rage.
Remember when former Republican senator Larry Craig, who was always so anti-gay rights, got caught "tapping" his foot in a men's bathroom, looking for some man-on-man love? Hypocrite! Even more well-known is Ted Haggard, the crazy gay-hating evangelical Christian who, despite his sermons that condemned homosexuality, was getting busy with a male escort and doing crystal meth to boot.
Attending a religious event like Passover that's unfamiliar to you can be stressful, especially when you're worried about making a good impression on your boyfriend or girlfriend's family. Here are some tips that will ensure that it all goes smoothly.
You and your guy have been dating for a few months and are still getting to know each other. Is he "The One?" Maybe, but you're either not 100 percent sure — or don't want to scare him off by laying all your cards out on the table. How do you go about handling holidays like Easter or Passover?
As these celebrity families demonstrate, the 8-day holiday is celebrated in many different ways, but the themes of spending quality time with family, friends and loved ones while enjoying good food and wine remain the same. See how your favorite celebrity parents and their kids will be commemorating the Jewish holiday in our gallery.
I read on Tuesday that Father Martin McVeigh, a priest in the Northern Ireland village of Pomeroy, showed a slideshow of graphic pornographic images to a group of parents and an eight-year-old child and I thought, why oh why weren't my parents Catholic?!