Saturday, 1 June 2013

Beautiful June!

Good morning, girls. It's a beautiful Saturday here in Edinburgh, and no better a day to rest my very achy-breaky, overused right arm. So I will just leave the combox open so you can talk about yesterday's post and bring up issues you would like me to pronounce upon write about in the next few weeks.

Update: Thanks very much to B.S. and R.C. for their May donations!


OntarioGirl said...

Perhaps you'd like to comment on this article or just appreciate it:
Have a good Sunday!

Pearlmusic said...

Dear Seraphic,

first of all I would like to express my gratitude for this blog, in which I, as well as many many needful single Christian women worldwide, found so many issues told about boldly and firmly, which my little heart only timidly foreknows...

It would be nice, as you are expert in theology, if you could comment on the book "Captivating" by John and Stasi Eldredge. It is widely popular among Christian women and even recommended by priests, although I've read there were some theological reservations about this book and in some ways it might be even destructive or at least one-sided.
You may have a look at this whem your arm is better :)

Best greetings from Poland!

Jam said...

Something about housemates/roommates?

Kate P said...

How to explain the annulment process (and/or the necessity of it) to people who aren't Catholic--in a way that doesn't make such people explode into some rant against the Church. It's not for me but for someone close to me.

Thanks in advance, Auntie Seraphic.

Anonymous said...

I'm a single lady who who has just moved out of home for the first time at age 28, renting with some other young women. I recognise this as a good step in becoming more independent/seraphic, but I can't help feeling sad about missing family tremendously and the lingering disappointment of renting with other women at age 28 is not exactly what I had in mind for myself. What is your advice for making a home of three ladies as lovely, homely and seraphic as possible?

Anonymous said...

Oh auntie, I’m glad you’re asking for topics. I don’t know if you have advice on this one, but I hope so!
Now that I’m nearing my thirties, I’m noticing that it’s very hard to befriend families, even though most of the parents are near my age! It’s quite confusing, as I love talking with the parents (and they love talking to me) and I love playing with the kids or babysitting too, but I somehow never become more than an acquaintance. Of course, I still have a lot of friends and several are starting their own families, which I love, but they mostly live further away. When I was in my early twenties, I knew quite a lot of young families, but due to my previous studies (in a different city), my conversion and other reasons, we’re not close anymore. I would love to befriend nice Catholic families, but it seems that’s almost impossible. It’s like there’s a giant cliff between families and singles my age and the only way to cross that cliff is to get married. So my question is: I would love having families as friends, but should I put more energy in it or is it a lost battle? And if it’s worth pursuing: do you have any tips, because I don't really understand what I'm doing wrong.
Looking forward to your answer!

Anonymous said...

Could you maybe speak about the reality of how health and fitness plays a role in the way men judge/are attracted to women? I was never one of those beautiful girls who had men chasing her all the time, but I was very thin and fit in college and at least received compliments from people. Now in my mid-twenties I've put on a bit of weight, and I feel like the elephant in the room whenever I complain to a friend or family member about being single is just that I'm too plump to be attractive to men.