The moment came when I realized I needed to learn the Theology of the body (an encyclical given as 129 Wednesday audience talks written and preached by the late St John Paul II) was when Rios and I were going through a rough patch. I’ve had the Theology of the body for beginners book since at least 2005 (I’ll include a link at the end)… but NEVER picked it up!! If I knew the knowledge that it could provide for me before I got married, or early in my marriage, I wouldn’t be divulging this information now… I would have been a serious follower of Christopher West (who wrote the beginner book) way back then. Alas, the Lord knows when to reveal himself to us and it just so happened to be at the perfect time.
I always felt sort of odd after I gave birth to Isaac (my middle child), but I never thought it was my understanding of my role as a woman. I honestly thought that there was a problem with me. I looked into speaking with doctors about this condition I was feeling… or this lack of feeling as it existed in me, but I never actually did anything about it…I let these feelings fester within me and at the same time, Rios was struggling to regain his manhood. I had broken him; to the point that he wanted to leave. As this blog goes on, I’ll share little nuggets of information about my life, but for now you’ll get this! 😉
I can safely say that we’re still together… hahaha, so no need to worry, BUT I will say this…. The THEOLOGY OF THE BODY saved my marriage… if it can for mine, it can for anyone!
“The human body includes right from the beginning…the capacity of expressing love, that love in which the person becomes a gift – and by means of this gift – fulfills the meaning of his being and existence.” TOB January 16, 1980, St John Paul II