Thursday, December 28, 2006

My public-radio debut [updated with audio]

This morning, I did an hourlong phoner with the "Joy Cardin Show" on Wisconsin Public Radio — my first time on an NPR affiliate — to promote my book. You can hear it for yourself in Real Audio.

Because of NPR's (and Madison, Wis.'s) reputation for liberalism, I had actually had a nightmare about doing the show, fearing it would be a one-hour version of the more antagonistic interviews I've endured. Instead, I was very pleasantly surprised. Ms. Cardin was the perfect host, and the callers were overwhelmingly supportive. Several of them remarked how refreshing it was to hear chastity discussed on the radio.

One female caller with a gentle, saintly voice said that she and her husband waited to have sex until they were married, when she was in her late 20s. They've now been together for 33 years and "it keeps getting better," she said with tangible joy. I had to restrain myself from asking her to pray for me!

Buy my book The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On at