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MaryMotherOfGod-238x300 Is Mary the Mother of God? A Socratic Dialogue

The following is a fictitious Socratic styled dialogue between John, a Protestant who rejects the doctrine of Mary, Mother of God (Theotokos) and Mark, a Catholic who (obviously) doesn’t. enjoy! Or don’t. Either way, let me know what you think. John: Hey Mark, why do Catholics call Mary the “Mother of God.” Mark: Uh, because she’s the Mother... Read More

Help Me Launch ThePornEffect.com

In order to get theporneffect.com up and supported we need to raise 15k Whaaaaa? You heard (read) me. Water’s free; whiskey costs money! Check out my go-fund-me site. Please help me out by praying, sharing, and donating www.gofundme.com/mattfradd Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Read More →

delivered Giving Away 40 Books in 24 hours!

Shaun Alexander McAfee, who donated the money, chose the two winners: Jeremy and Fr. Joseph. Jeremy wrote: “If I won 20 books, every man in my weekly men’s group would get a copy.”   Fr. Joseph wrote: “I would have the books available outside my confessional so that people struggling with this addiction could have the resources they need along with prayer... Read More

Struggling with porn can be an effective means of growing in virtue. Why Struggling With Porn Is A Good Thing

Struggling with porn can be an effective means of growing in virtue. Whenever I’m interviewed on the topic of pornography, my interviewer usually begins by reminding the audience of what a ginormous problem pornography is. He then lists some (questionable) statistics on the size of the industry; recounts how this many men and that many women are addicted to it, and essentially,... Read More

boyfriend1 How To Tell Your Fiance You Struggle With Porn

I get many emails from men asking my advice on how to break the news to their girlfriend/finance about their struggles with porn. This short blog will be a summation of my thoughts, how I typically respond to such a question. Should I Even Tell Her? Let’s get this one out of the way first. Sometimes people will say (and if I’m honest, I remember thinking the same... Read More

Fotolia-Spirituality-e1328089589431 Overcoming Porn: Why Spiritual Advice Isn’t Enough

In this post I’d like to address what I consider to be a problematic approach that Christians sometimes take when counseling those addicted to pornography. It’s the nothing-but-spiritual-advice approach. This approach is problematic for two reasons. 1) It fails to understand the nature of addiction, and 2) It doesn’t work (unless you’re Kirk Cameron... Read More

Colbert-1 Stephen Colbert Mocks Atheists

Last night, Stephen Colbert tackled American Atheists’ lawsuit against the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and its exhibit featuring a cross, a cross which some atheists claim causes “mental anguish”. I thought he did a splendid job at mocking the stupidity of some (not all) of our fellow atheists. Take a look and share your thoughts below. The Colbert... Read More

st-joseph-icon My Favorite St. Joseph Quotes

In honor of the feast of St. Joseph, I thought I would compile a list of my favorite quotes from him in the Bible: Share this:FacebookTwitterEmailGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Read More →

Shield-Trinity-Scutum-Fidei-English.svg How To Explain (and Not Explain) The Trinity

This essay was originally published in Catholic Answers Magazine The mystery of the Most Holy Trinity is the “central mystery of [our] faith” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 234). It is therefore the most fundamental. If we get it wrong, then everything else gets obscured or perverted. The Catechism summarizes the Trinity in this way: We do not confess three Gods but... Read More

selfish3 3 Self-Interested Reasons to Be Porn Free

There are many good reasons to decide to live a porn-free life: It’s a sin; it can be addictive; it objectifies people, and so forth. In this post, however, I want to share three self-interested reasons to be porn free that are, perhaps, just as valid but rarely discussed. 1. So that you can be happy Though pornography promises us many things, it, as any number of porn... Read More

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