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Now displaying: July, 2016
Jul 29, 2016

Description: Dan and Melissa address Rule 13 on the enemy's plan to keep us quiet during spiritual desolation.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is Rule 13 of the Discernment of Spirits?
  • Is there ever a time when a soul matures to the point of no longer experiencing spiritual desolation?
  • How can a soul discern between experiencing suffering and desolation?
  • The importance of making known the temptations of the enemy to combat his power over the soul.
  • To whom should one reveal his or her spiritual battles, temptations, or desolation?

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Jul 22, 2016

Description:

How strong is the enemy? Today Dan and Melissa discuss strength and weakness when faced with temptation from the enemy.

 Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is Saint Teresa of Avila’s advice about the tactics the enemy uses to dissuade those beginning to establish a prayer life?
  • Cooperation with God’s grace is essential in establishing a prayer life.
  • Saint Francis de Sales warns us that it is dangerous to receive a gift from God and ignore it.
  • Saint Therese of Lisieux says that “A soul in the state of grace has nothing to fear from demons, who are cowards, capable of fleeing before the gaze of a little child.”
  • Saint Ignatius suggests that we must be strong against the attacks of the enemy and resist temptations.

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Jul 15, 2016

Description: This week Dan and Melissa discuss how the rules of Saint Ignatius of Loyola's Discernment of Spirits has impacted their lives.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • The rules of The Discernment of Spirits that have had the most impact on Dan and Melissa.
  • Which rules seem to be the most important in establishing a closer relationship to Christ?
  • Is a daily examination of conscience necessary to grow in the spiritual life?
  • How can the life and writings of Saint Therese of Lisieux help inspire those called to the vocation of marriage and family life?

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Jul 8, 2016

Description: During this episode of Divine Intimacy Radio, Dan and Melissa explore what it means to prepare oneself for spiritual desolation and to place one's confidence in God.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • When in consolation, how do we prepare ourselves for upcoming desolation?
  • How does a melancholic personality approach this strategy without falling into desperation and depression?
  • What does it mean to place our confidence in God?
  • How do we discern between desolation and anxiety of daily life?
  • How can we properly discern a vocation to the religious life?

 

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Jul 1, 2016

Description: Why does God allow spiritual desolation? During today's show Dan and Melissa walk through the causes of spiritual desolation using "Rule the Ninth" of The Discernment of Spirits as well as determine the difference between desolation and aridity in the spiritual life.

 

Topics/Questions covered in the show:

  • What is the difference between spiritual desolation and aridity?
  • Why does God allow desolation in the soul?
  • How does God show His love through spiritual desolation?
  • What are the causes of spiritual desolation?

 

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