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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.
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Ask Christopher West Theology of the Body Institute

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 375 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/).

    They Know Not What They Do | ACW181

    They Know Not What They Do | ACW181

    What does TOB inform about why throwing up is so horrible? Is it sinful to seek arousal within marriage outside of the marital embrace? Am I in the wrong for being hurt by my boyfriends past sexual relationship if he didn't know any better?


    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.




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    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.

    • 47 min
    The One Blessing | ACW180

    The One Blessing | ACW180

    I know life has consolations and desolations but I find it hard to enjoy the blessings in my life because the troubles simply over take all the good that is happening. Am I doing something wrong? What light can Theology of the Body shed on Jesus' words in Luke 23:28-30? Could you share some reflections on the nuptial blessing in the sacrament of matrimony?


    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 Discernment of Spirits by Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher


    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.

    • 52 min
    What Is Your Calling? | ACW179

    What Is Your Calling? | ACW179

    Having had sex before marriage with a man I loved, how do I aknowledge that the degree of intimacy we shared was wrong when my heart wants to believe it was beautiful? Is it permissable to use contraception since my wife has to be on a medication that can cause sever birth defects? How were you able to learn Theology of the Body so well and teach is to others?


    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.

    • 42 min
    We Have to Stand Up | ACW178

    We Have to Stand Up | ACW178

    How do mental health conditions relate to Theology of the Body and the discernment of our vocations? Do you think there is a relationship between our ability to recognize the true presence of Christ in the Eucharist and His presence in souls of those we encounter? As a nurse, how should I go about carring for patients who are "transitioning genders"?


    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 access to the Revealed Experience Weekend with a PREMIUM PASS.


    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 our Pilgrimage to Spain and Fatima! (August 26 - September 4, 2022)


    Bring Made For More to your area!


    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.

    • 53 min
    Purity in Physical Affection | ACW177

    Purity in Physical Affection | ACW177

    What do you recommend for teaching middle school students about the Catholic stance on modern gender issues? Do you have any advice or resources for healing mother wounds? How do you ensure purity of desire when, in giving physical affection, you are also receiveing 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 access to the Revealed Experience Weekend with a PREMIUM PASS.


    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!


    Person and Identity


    Jason Evert's Gender Resource list


    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.

    • 42 min
    Somebody Knows We're Confused | ACW176

    Somebody Knows We're Confused | ACW176

    Am I doing something wrong if I get more out of this podcast than out of prayer? I'm concerned about my boyfriend following women he's attracted to on social media – I want to feel like I am enough. What do you think of the connections between Our Lady on Islam?


    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.


    REGISTER for FREE for Revealed: Become What You Are (May 13-15, 2022)


    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!


    ECLIPSE OF THE BODY: HOW WE LOST THE MEANING OF SEX, GENDER, MARRIAGE & FAMILY (AND HOW TO RECLAIM IT)


    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.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

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 :)

jamesofedmonds ,

Outstanding and simple aid to the faith journey

I have taken the Theology of the Body 1 and 2 courses, and this podcast is an outstanding reinforcement of the concepts as well as applications of these teachings beyond what was covered in the courses. The podcasts do not speak only or even primarily to the head, but to that deep well of spirituality which is the human heart. And hearing a married couple speak about these issues gives added perspective. Wendy and Christopher are intimate and transparent with their listeners. Also, a wide range of religious topics enter in, including the practices of the Saints, history of the Church, material from popular culture, and principles of discipleship. There is literally no other podcast to which I look forward to hearing than this one.

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