"Self defense and survivability are about one's mindset more than anything. People generally have three natural responses to any tense situation, freeze, fight, or flight. Being geared to fight naturally is a plus but it closes your mind off…"
"You need more to your explanation. I can read the Catechism, encyclicals, and all sorts of "higher" things on my own, but 1) few Christians do, and pastors need to meet people where they are, and 2) sure the homily is for some sort…"
"Whether that's the case or not I think you can see my point: When you constantly rub people's noses in it, it's only so long before they go from grateful to resentful. Using your firefighter anaolgy, I can't help but assume that…"
"That's understandable. I wish you could come to our meetings; our group is permanently open, unlike a lot of other igroups that open only long enough to put pressure on you to do the Weekend. I went a year before going; I needed to do it at my…"
"A sermon on sexuality is not relationship advice. Or, if it is, that advice is supposed to come from the One who created sexuality and love affairs, and Who presumably knows way more than any of us on the topic, from a celibate to a couple who…"