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Since the early 90's, author and speaker Christopher West has devoted his life to spreading John Paul II's revolutionary teaching on human life, love, and sexuality: The Theology of the Body. His beloved wife Wendy, mother of their five children, has served as his confidante, friend, and support through these long years of ministry. In this podcast, Christopher and Wendy combine their wisdom to tackle the toughest questions dealing with vocation, sexuality, marriage, and the Catholic faith.
Support the mission of Christopher and Theology of the Body Institute by becoming a Patron! Join our Patron Community at TOBPatron.com (http://tobpatron.com/).

Ask Christopher West Theology of the Body Institute

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 379 Ratings

Since the early 90's, author and speaker Christopher West has devoted his life to spreading John Paul II's revolutionary teaching on human life, love, and sexuality: The Theology of the Body. His beloved wife Wendy, mother of their five children, has served as his confidante, friend, and support through these long years of ministry. In this podcast, Christopher and Wendy combine their wisdom to tackle the toughest questions dealing with vocation, sexuality, marriage, and the Catholic faith.
Support the mission of Christopher and Theology of the Body Institute by becoming a Patron! Join our Patron Community at TOBPatron.com (http://tobpatron.com/).

    The Healing Journey | ACW187

    The Healing Journey | ACW187

    Does Theology of the Body have anything to contribute to the image of placing prayer intentions in the womb of Mary? Should people always be actively seeking a vocation to marriage or religious life? How did you get healed from your sexual past and what should I do?


    Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.


    Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English.


    Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community!




    Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.




    Resources mentioned this week:


    View our COURSE SCHEDULE to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON!


    John Paul II Healing Center


    Restore the Glory Podcast with Christopher West
    Restore the Glory Podcast with Christopher West (Continued)


    If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org




    Find Christopher West on Facebook and Instagram.
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    Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals.


    Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

    • 45 min
    A Waste of Time? | ACW186

    A Waste of Time? | ACW186

    What are your thoughts on nudity in art? How can Theology of the Body help me and my fiance discuss our disagreements about abortion? What are your thoughts on teaching TOB in Catholic high schools? Is it a waste of time?


    Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.


    Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English.


    Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community!




    Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.




    Resources mentioned this week:


    View our COURSE SCHEDULE to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON!


    If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org




    Find Christopher West on Facebook and Instagram.
    Discover the Theology of the Body Institute.




    If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review. Thanks for listening!




    Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals.


    Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

    • 34 min
    The Glory That Awaits | ACW185

    The Glory That Awaits | ACW185

    What should I do, as a husband, about missing the way my wife's body used to be? As a virgin man saving himself for marriage, how can I prepare myself physically to connect with my future wife spiritually and emotionally and provide pleasure to her without falling into sin? How should you respond to a child or adult who says they do not desire physical affection?


    Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.


    Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English.


    Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community!




    Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.




    Resources mentioned this week:


    View our COURSE SCHEDULE to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON!


    GOOD NEWS ABOUT SEX & MARRIAGE by Christopher West


    If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org




    Find Christopher West on Facebook and Instagram.
    Discover the Theology of the Body Institute.




    If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review. Thanks for listening!




    Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals.


    Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

    • 45 min
    It Takes A Lifetime | ACW184

    It Takes A Lifetime | ACW184

    I'm scared of my marriage changing after we start having kids – do you have any advice? How do you discern what God is calling you to do vs. what you want to do? What is the importance of a parental blessing on a marriage?


    Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.


    Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English.


    Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community!




    Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.




    Resources mentioned this week:


    View our COURSE SCHEDULE to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON!


    Join us on PILGRIMAGE to Fatima (August 26-September 4, 2022)


    If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org




    Find Christopher West on Facebook and Instagram.
    Discover the Theology of the Body Institute.




    If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review. Thanks for listening!




    Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals.


    Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

    • 36 min
    The Third Way | ACW183

    The Third Way | ACW183

    Why are we "the bride" in the spousal analogy, independently of being men or women, while priests must be men in order to signify the bridegroom? How can I, as a woman, prepare myself to receive the sacrament of marriage and confront my fear of consumation? Do you have any suggestions for approaching our teenage children who have been influenced by LGBTQ propaganda?


    Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.


    Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English.


    Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community!




    Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.




    Resources mentioned this week:


    View our COURSE SCHEDULE to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON!


    The Third Way: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church


    If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org




    Find Christopher West on Facebook and Instagram.
    Discover the Theology of the Body Institute.




    If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review. Thanks for listening!




    Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals.


    Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

    • 49 min
    Blood and Water | ACW182

    Blood and Water | ACW182

    How can I best love my husband while holding up appropriate boundaries when he acts abusively, out of pain and suffering? Did God create men to be more susceptible to sexual sin? How can my husband and I grow in love for one another during our struggle with infertility?


    Ask Christopher West is a weekly podcast in which Theology of the Body Institute President Christopher West and his beloved wife Wendy share their humor and wisdom, answering questions about marriage, relationships, life, and the Catholic faith, all in light of John Paul II’s beautiful teachings on the Theology of the Body.


    Get a copy of God Is Beauty, A Retreat on the Gospel and Art by Karoly Wojtyla/John Paul II. Available now for the first time in English.


    Want to support the Theology of the Body Institute and have a better chance of us answering your question? Join our Patron Community!




    Submit your question at AskChristopherWest.com.




    Resources mentioned this week:


    View our COURSE SCHEDULE to register for a course, ONLINE or IN-PERSON!


    Join us on PILGRIMAGE to Fatima (August 26-September 4, 2022)


    If you are in financial need and honestly cannot afford a book or resource recomended on this podcast, contact: michele@tobinstitute.org




    Find Christopher West on Facebook and Instagram.
    Discover the Theology of the Body Institute.




    If you enjoy the podcast, help us out by writing a review. Thanks for listening!




    Christopher and Wendy hope their advice is helpful to you, but they are not licensed counseling professionals. If you are dealing with serious issues, please consult our list of trusted professionals.


    Featuring music by Mike Mangione.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
379 Ratings

379 Ratings

Emily Caldwell ,

A brilliant light in the darkness ✨

This is my favorite podcast 🤩. So much practical wisdom for those of us on a healing journey and who seek to accompany others along the way. This podcast is so important for anyone seeking to authentically love others and God. I recommend this to parents, teachers, catechisms, physicians, counselors but especially for those called to the vocations of marriage and celibacy for the Kingdom.

I<3 chompy! ,

I never miss an episode

Thanks Christopher and Wendy for the simple truths you speak into complex issues. You are gifts that have become what you are. 😍

Cholex 3000 ,

Thanks be to God!

This Podcast is an ever flowing “River of Graces” to my life, however, it would have not been possible if “The Eye in the Sky” have not conceived creation out of true love.
Thank you Lord, thank you Mary, thank you Jesus, thank you Peter, Paul and everyone up to JP2 for carrying us up to this moment, where Wendy West generates that movement in Christopher’s heart to gives us this gift.

What can I say? You guys… I luv ya :)

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