A book by the webmistress, written to help Catholics gain victory over sins of the flesh. Purchase as a softcover or ebook through Lulu.com.
"This book says what every balanced person knows: "Sex is beautiful". But it also says what a growingly disturbed world does not know: "The abuse of sex..no matter how clamorous, no matter how perfumed and smiling..is NOT beautiful." This is the most unusual book for our times, concentrating on subjects that are seldom stressed: purity, virtue, and peace of soul. There has never been a time when such a book was more badly needed. Haffert stresses that purity of heart can be achieved by devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, wearing the Brown Scapular and praying the Rosary. Contains many meditations for the fifteen traditional Mysteries of the Rosary.
NOTE: First published in 1970, this book is still in print but not very easy to find. New copies are available for purchase from the 101 Foundation, a company which also promotes certain unapproved apparitions (this book is okay, but be cautious about some of the other stuff on their site!). You may end up on their mailing list if you order anything from them. Various used book stores also carry a few preowned copies, including some hardcover first editions. Try Abebooks.com, (if that link doesn't work, use their Search function). Prices and quality will vary.
Nine meditations on Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body, drawing from "a wide range of papal writings, from Pope Pius X's "On Chaste Marriage"(Casti Connubii) through Pope John Paul II's "On the Dignity of Women", "Letter to Families", "The Family in the Modern World", "Guardian of the Redeemer" and the Catechism of the Catholic Church." A concise introduction to this important topic.
Available from Bridegroom Press, as a book. A compact disk by the same title is also available for about the same price. It is a one-hour talk was given in March 2002; I don't know how much information it contains compared to the book.
(I haven't read this one, but Steve Wood of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers highly recommends it for people who struggle with this)
Laurie Hall learned of her husband's secret addiction to pornography after more than 18 years of marriage. Laurie relives the nightmare that nearly destroyed her family, warning others of porn's seductive, addictive nature. She opens her heart and bares her soul, imparting keen insights and comfort. And she shares the hard lessons God taught her. Through research, tenacity, and faith, Laurie has found a way to reach out to her husband, and together they have begun to slowly rebuild their marriage. The Hall's story is not an isolated case. But it is an amazing testimony to the growth and restoration that come from God.
This book is in print and should be easily acquired through bookstores or online.
George Wiegel, Papal Biographer, calls Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body a Theological Time Bomb. Christopher West, MTS, one of the English speaking world’s most dynamic Catholic speakers, presents a riveting 14 hour Crash Course in John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. This series includes a bonus talk called "A Weed in the Garden": Mr. West’s mind blowing hypothesis on original sin influenced by Pope John Paul II and St. Edith Stein.
Available from The GIFT Foundation on either 14 CD's or 12 Audio Tapes. An 80+ page printed study guide is also available to follow along. Prices are reasonable; if you are able, consider giving a donation to this worthy ministry.
Other resources from Christopher West:
A free tape or CD of "Marriage and the Eucharist" is available from the Mary Foundation
A tape of "Theology of the Body and the New Evangelization" can be purchased from The Couple to Couple League International (look under Audio Tapes or Specials)
More of his books and tapes available for purchase on Christopher West's web site
The venom of Internet pornography is slowly killing the spiritual life of millions of Christian fathers. Pornography, like alcoholism, isn't a problem that goes away if left untreated. This important album is designed to educate Christians regarding the crisis that is facing men in the Church today. You will hear encouraging testimonies and gain practical assistance to help prevent and overcome a pornography addiction. This album should be heard by everyone who wants to help heal the plague of Internet pornography.
Available from Family Life Center/St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers
The The Couple to Couple League International also has many other helpful resources on chastity.| Last Article | Church Teaching on Sexuality | Site Index | Home Page |
The Family Life Center/St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers has more resources to Help Those Struggling with Porn. Check out the pamphlet Breaking Free: 12 Steps to Sexual Purity for Men and the Pure Mind Scriptural Memory Kits.
Also recommended: the Serenellians Apostolate (PornNoMore.com), a Catholic healing and recovery program for pornography addiction.