Jason Evert — “How to Save Your Marriage…Before You Meet Your Spouse”

Jason Evert, author of “How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul”, delivers his talk entitled “How to Save Your Marriage… Before You Meet Your Spouse”. Mr. Evert’s talk was sponsored by the Department of Student Life at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Dr. Jonathan Sanford — Can Philosophy Change Your Life?

Dr. Jonathan Sanford, Professor of Philosophy and Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and author of “Spider-Man and Philosophy”, discusses the impact that studying philosophy can have on your understanding of life.

Dr. John Davenport: Kierkegaard and von Hildebrand on Human Loves

Dr. John Davenport, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University, delivers his talk entitled “Kierkegaard and von Hildebrand on Human Loves.”  Dr. Daveport’s talk was the final entry in the Philosophical Legacy of Søren Kierkegaard Lecture Series at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Fr. Tom Morrow — Christian Courtship in an Over-Sexed World

Fr. Tom Morrow, author of the book “Christian Courtship in an Over-Sexed World”, delivers a talk on the subject of living chastity before marriage.  Fr. Tom’s talk was part of the Veritas Lecture Series.

Fr. Tom Morrow — The Language of Affection

Fr. Tom Morrow, author of “Christian Courtship in an Over-Sexed World”, discusses the language of affection in this excerpt from his talk on the subject of living chastity before marriage.  Fr. Tom’s talk was part of the Veritas Lecture Series.

Dr. Andrew Sodergren — The Roles of Multiple Attachment Figures

Dr. Andrew Sodergren, Clinical Psychologist at Ruah Woods Psychological Services, explains why we need multiple attachments in this excerpt from the 2nd half of his presentation about Attachment Theory and why it matters to the moral development of individuals.  Dr. Sodergren’s appearance was part of the Annual Gemelli Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Andrew Sodergren — Learning How to Love: Attachment, Morality, and Psychotherapy (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Andrew Sodergren, Clinical Psychologist at Ruah Woods Psychological Services, delivers the 2nd half of his presentation about Attachment Theory and why it matters to the moral development of individuals.  Dr. Sodergren’s appearance was part of the Annual Gemelli Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Dr. Andrew Sodergren — Love: Our Origin and End

Dr. Andrew Sodergren, Clinical Psychologist at Ruah Woods Psychological Services, discusses the role of love human psychology in this excerpt from the 1st half of his presentation about Attachment Theory and why it matters to the moral development of individuals.  Dr. Sodergren’s appearance was part of the Annual Gemelli Lecture Series, sponsored by the Department of Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology at Franciscan University of Steubenville.

Living Chastity in Today’s World

Kimberly Hahn, popular speaker and author of many books, gave the closing keynote talk entitled “Knowing God’s Will, Transforming Your Mind” at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s 2010 Defending the Faith Conference “Be Transformed by the Renewal of Your Mind.”  In her talk, Kimberly exhorted the audience to embrace the path to holiness and give themselves entirely over to Jesus Christ.  “What has Jesus withheld from you?  Nothing,” she said.  “And he asks the same in return.  We are to give all of ourselves to him…Don’t be conformed to this world.  We don’t even know the ways we are conformed to this world!  We don’t even know the ways in which we are influenced!…How do we even begin to change the way we think if we are immersed in our own culture?  That comes from the transformation of our minds.”

PODCAST: Download a podcast of the full talk here.

First Comes Love: The Family Spirit (appendix)

Those interested in what Dr. Hahn has written about the Holy Spirit may read an online version of the revised and expanded chapter from First Comes Love (pp.152-174), including Sources and References (pp. 201-213).

The Church is our mother, and for that we should rejoice. Moreover, Jesus Christ has given us His own mother, Mary, to be our mother, too. Praise God for that—because if He has given us His mother as our own, He will surely deny us nothing! It almost seems an understatement to say He has not left us orphans. His gifts surely surpass all of mankind’s expectations for salvation.

Yet there is something penultimate in these gifts of motherhood. Great as they are, they point to a still greater gift that our Lord wants to give us.  Like all the good things of creation and the people and events in the Bible, these instance of holy motherhood are real, and we experience them powerfully, but God intended them to direct us to something still greater, something more real, something heavenly, eternal, and divine.  God intends for us to contemplate the biblical types and other creaturely images until we arrive at their uncreated origons. That, after all, is what creation is for, and that’s what revelation is for. It’s also what motherhood is for.

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