Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Today on "Kresta in the Afternoon" - Sept. 4, 2012

Talking about the "things that matter most" on Sept. 4

4:00 – Kresta Comments: Some Things To Remember On The Topic of Sex Abuse

4:20 – Would You Date You?
Would You Date You? asks a pointed question, and then goes on to provide honest answers. Many singles have an unrealistic approach to dating, feeling shock and dismay when someone to whom they are attracted is not interested in them. Sadly, it never dawns on them that they might be the problem. Anthony Buono challenges his readers to look closely at themselves to discover areas that might be preventing them from having successful relationships. He explains the importance of self-knowledge in becoming comfortable with who we are meant to be, because anything less cannot be sustained over a lifetime.

4:40 – Navigating the Interior Life: Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God
What is spiritual direction and my spiritual direction? – What are my “blind spots” and how can I uncover them? – What keeps me from all the spiritual riches Christ has for me? – How can I better understand where I am in my spiritual progress? Dan Burke provides a straight forward framework for effective spiritual direction and an understanding of how to experience growth both within and outside of a spiritual direction relationship.

5:00 – Kresta Comments: Some Things To Remember On The Topic of Sex Abuse

5:20 – From Pro-Choice Atheist to Pro-Life Catholic
When she was 26, she had never once believed in God, not even as a child. She was a content atheist and thought it was simply obvious that God did not exist. She thought that religion and reason were incompatible, and was baffled by why anyone would believe in God. After a few years in the Bible Belt, she became vocally anti-Christian. Imagine the surprise to find her today, just a few years later, a practicing Catholic who loves her faith. Jennifer Fulwiler tells her story.

5:40 – Unbridled Grace: A True Story About the Power of Choice
A naïve doctor fresh out of school was just what the Russian Mafia sought for their fraudulent medical ring. As a surface Christian living a self-absorbed life, Dr. Michael Norman was the perfect hire for their web of evil after answering a two-line classified ad in the newspaper. Months later, it became difficult to distinguish the bad guys from the good guys as Dr. Norman's cooperation was cruelly turned against him by corrupt government officials well aware of his accidental ties to this criminal conspiracy. What follows is a frightening true story that could occur to any of us, and a powerful faith journey to redemption that is made possible only through our Christian faith and the bold use of our power of choice for God.

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