Being Human Podcast - Episode 90: Male & Female: Why Would God Do That? w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 7 of 12)

podcast Jan 01, 2020

Welcome to Episode 90 of the Being Human Podcast: Male & Female: Why Would God Do That? w/ Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace (Certification Series: Part 7 of 12)

There’s a tremendous amount of suffering that has happened due to the differences between men and women. What was God’s purpose in creating us so different from one another? In this episode, Dr. Greg, Dr. Bryan and Amy Grace break open content from the third Anthropology course in our new Certification, focusing on the relationship between men and women.  

Discussed in this episode:

  • The impact of brain differences between men and women; 
  • Distinctions between the sexes as building blocks that help us grow out of self-centeredness; 
  • How the apprenticeship of marriage transforms us; 
  • The importance of mutual respect when learning from the opposite sex;
  • Openness to the opposite sex’s way of looking at things as a prerequisite to becoming more human;
  • Choosing to grow in the gifts of the opposite sex as an act of the will; 
  • Personal examples of how Dr. Greg, Dr. Bryan, and Amy Grace have each grown from their relationships with the opposite sex;
  • What the Church isn’t talking about in regards to masculinity and femininity;
  • Self-donation as a lifelong adventure that requires sacrifice.

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About Dr. Greg and the CatholicPsych Institute

Dr. Bottaro is a clinical psychologist and founder of the CatholicPsych Institute. He received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Institute for the Psychological Sciences, a graduate school that integrates Catholic philosophy and theology with sound, empirically validated psychology.

Before his degree, Dr. Bottaro discerned a religious vocation with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs). He lived four years in the Bronx, serving the poor in the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi. Under the mentorship of Fr. Benedict Groeschel, this experience helped him form a spirituality based on Abandonment to Divine Providence which he now applies to psychological principles in his practice. He learned from Fr. Benedict how to discern God's voice and live a life in service to others.

Six years after leaving NYC as a friar, he returned as a psychologist. The CatholicPsych Institute began there in 2012 and has since grown to 5 offices with 12 therapists serving clients around the globe.

Dr. Bottaro now lives in Connecticut with his wife Barbra and their six children. He actively avoids watching the news and spends his free time thinking up crazy new ideas on how to make the world a better place.