Easter as Wisdom: Seeing the Ups and Downs of Life

Understanding the meaning of Easter Season for Christians is wisdom. Wisdom is different from knowledge, although wisdom needs knowledge. But this type of knowledge called wisdom is neither technical nor scientific about the world or life. A wise person may not be highly educated. He or she can even be illiterate. Wisdom has something to …

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How to Overcome Material Traps

Once we are born in the material world and become members of society, we are thrown into a sea of social norms. These norms can be laws, rules, regulations, customs, traditions, and other forms of behavioral regimes. Social norms when effectively enforced can be coercive to people. Each norm has coercion and sanction. This sanction …

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My forthcoming book on clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic Church

Photo Credit: ipsnews.net Responding to the "signs of the times" of providing a sociological explanation concerning the structural roots of the persistent clerical sexual abuse by priests and bishops in the Catholic Church, I wrote a sociological book entitled "Sociological Perspectives on the Clerical Sexual Abuse and the Catholic Hierarchy: An Exploratory Structural Analysis of …

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Chasing the Ultimate Meaning of Life & Happiness

       Do we really know where we are going to in life? The following lines of the song of Diana Ross entitled “Do You Know Where You’re Going To” are loaded with philosophical and sociological meanings which can challenge us to find the ultimate meaning and happiness of our life:      “Do you know where you’re …

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5 Secrets Wives Won’t Tell their Husbands

It is always a taboo or prohibited for a wife to tell her husband how she felt with her former boyfriends or past partners. Even if the husband would personally ask her, the wife would not usually reveal all about her past relationships, especially if she feels that her secrets can affect the marital relationship. …

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Male Traits Attractive to Women

Photo credit: Pixabay.com   On Physical Traits Romantic love often begins with physicality. People are embodied beings and communicate with the world through their bodies. In cultures where marriages are arranged, physicality is not a major problem in the selection of partners. But in urban and advanced societies with a strong emphasis on romantic love and …

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What is the Relationship between the Material and the Spiritual?

INTRODUCTION Whether we believe it or not, life has two dimensions: the material and the spiritual, the real and the ideal.  Life is more than what we eat. That is why religions are born to give meaning to the great tragedies of life such as sickness, accidents, and death, as well as to the realization …

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Which Comes First: Courtship or Friendship?

Which comes first as an effective strategy to establish romantic ties with the person that one loves? The guy must first befriend the girl and then court her after she has shown enough trust to him? Or the guy must first directly court the girl and when she accepts the proposal, he could start establishing …

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8 Biggest Dating Turn-offs for Women

The following are some of the biggest turn-offs for women on a date. Men must avoid these actions and traits when having a formal or informal date with a lady. A turned off girl would probably tell her partner the following observations: 1. You Lack  Confidence, Boy! Your Body Language will Show it. Insecure personality …

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