Dr. Jay Boyd earned her doctorate in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1989. She was received into the Catholic Church in 2002. Her blog, Philothea on Phire, features many posts on the liturgy, NFP, and other topics relevant to the Catholic faith. Dr. Boyd is the author of two books: Natural Family Planning: Trojan Horse in the Catholic Bedroom? and Zeal for Thy House: Suffering Through Mass. She has also written a number of articles for Homiletic and Pastoral Review.