Open up Scripture and let Him love you through His words. When you meet your future husband do you want to tell him about all the guys you’ve screwed around with, or tell him about the guys who’ve helped you become a better person? Don’t forget though that it’s never too late to recommit to purity. He said, “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Look to our mama Mary as a model and pray to her to help you understand what kind of woman God wants you to be.It’s great to have other people to support you but ultimately, you have to let Jesus have that #1 spot in your heart. You’re not going to be happier by obsessing over your weight and feeling guilty about every little thing you eat. Of course, you have to be healthy and a good diet and regular exercise are part of what makes you a well rounded, balanced person. You are beautiful because you are a , not because you’ve achieved a size 2 at Hollister. Dating can be a great way to understand guys better… I hope you can take all this advice to heart because it came from mine.
Of these important qualities, the chapter on being a communicator is most valuable.
Divorce, as Duffy points out, often involves a breakdown of communication.
It’s such an honor to be able to write just for you girls this time.
I love being able to share with you some of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the past couple years about being a woman and being a Catholic. I hope you can put this advice to good use in your own life. When you’re upset about something, ask God to comfort you and heal the wound.
The point is, don’t bottle up your emotions inside because later they’ll explode. Now though, every time she sees him, she thinks of what I told her and can’t help but think of Phil in an uncharitable way. This has been a huge blessing in my life and one of the reasons I’m the person I am today. It’s great to have a priest or nun because they have special graces from God.
However, if you ask your diocesan office, they probably have some lay spiritual directors too!The quality of availability discussed in this initial chapter acts as a springboard for the other qualities discussed by Duffy, and thus this chapter is by far the most important of the book, and the most likely to help the reader rebuild after a divorce.The next three chapters discuss being affectionate, being a communicator, and being faithful.Lisa Duffy’s friendly and uplifting tone radiates off the page.The book’s opening chapter encourages the reader, first and foremost, to draw strength from Christ and not to turn away from His Church during this difficult time.Do you care if you best friend gains a couple pounds on her hips? All I’m saying is don’t go overboard, don’t stress about it. So I can’t finish this advice without talking about boys.