Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage in a Hookup World
- Dates: April 23, 2020
- Times: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Catholic Information Center
360 Division Ave. S., Ste. 2A, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
- Phone: (616) 459-7267
- Category: Lecture/Education
- Price Per Person: $10 donation requested.
Thursday, April 23, 7-8:30pm
With Timothy P. O'Malley, PhD, Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame
The hookup culture is about much more than the quest for pleasure. It offers an easy way out of real communication and lasting relationships. It also teaches us to treat each other as objects for personal satisfaction. Even those who reject the hookup culture can still be negatively affected by it and develop poor habits of relating to others. Join us as Dr. Timothy O’Malley shows how God’s plan for love serves to heal the wounds of a hookup culture and is a medicine for what ails our understanding of sex, romance, love, and marriage.
This presentation will help young people find help grappling with the Church’s countercultural understanding of sex, love, and marriage. Parents and pastoral workers will discover a refreshing presentation of the Catholic theology of marriage and wise counsel about forming young people in the Church’s vision. Newly married, and even long-married couples will find hope, courage, and the promise of sacramental love that can sustain them for a lifetime. ($10 donation requested)
Timothy P. O’Malley, PhD is the academic director of the Notre Dame Center for Liturgy in the McGrath Institute for Church Life. He is also a theologian in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. He is the recent author of Off the Hook: God, Love, Dating, and Marriage (Ave Maria Press, 2018) and Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life (Our Sunday Visitor, 2017).