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Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., offers practical ways to manage feelings of attraction in the context of celibate living.
Pope John Paul II wrote that the true charism of celibacy doesn’t seek to eradicate human romantic and sexual desires, but rather leaves our “affections and…instinctive impulses intact.” Sustainable, healthy celibacy therefore focuses on the development of skills for coping with such desires. Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D., offers practical ways to manage feelings of attraction in the context of celibate living.
Priests, deacons, men and women religious, lay ministers, and those involved in vocations, formation, or clergy and ministry personnel needs.
Questions for reflection and discussion prior to the learning session are provided below.
Nancy A. Kluge, Ph.D., LCPC, explores the warning signs of behavioral addictions and offers practical treatment and prevention strategies.
Sr. Jane Becker, OSB, Ph.D., explores what happens to us emotionally and spiritually as we encounter major change.
Br. John Mark Falkenhain, OSB, Ph.D. addresses what sexual integrity and sexual integration look like in the context of a commitment to chaste celibacy.
Emily R. Cash, Psy.D., identifies communication skills for ministering to individuals with complicated personalities.
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