Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Why this former rock journalist authored a book on chastity"

I spoke in April at the Institute on Religious Life conference.
Listen to the talk via iTunes or SoundCloud.
Catholic News Agency today features an interview in which I share the message of the new Catholic edition of The Thrill of the Chaste.

In "Why This Former Rock Journalist Authored a Book About Chastity," Maggie Lawson reports,

In writing her book, Eden wanted to address the person she had been before her conversion – the person who was searching for ways to fill her hurting, lonely heart. She wanted to offer hope and healing to the other men and women who had also been hurt by past experiences.

Eden wasn't the only one out there who felt the harrowing, sweeping feeling of loneliness – she found that it was becoming an increasingly popular sentiment. However, that lonely feeling wasn’t always a negative thing, she recalled.

“I have come to realize that hunger and loneliness are not bad things: they are signs that I am made for something better and higher than this world, signs that I am meant to make room for God.”

“We are all made with a God-shaped vacuum in our heart that can only be filled by the love of God in and through Christ,” Eden reflected.

Read the entire article at CatholicNewsAgency.com.