I sat in a mom-n-pop coffee shop the day I started my site. Just two weeks shy of our first anniversary, I was DEAD. SET on being Andrew’s Mrs. Right. I had a mission: I want my husband to experience some holy peace through me – made possible by doing the best imitation of Jesus I can.
And speaking of my husband – I’ve been married to this winner since June of ’08. Andrew and I are mighty blessed with the five cutest babies this side of the Mississippi, including three strapping sons and a little girl who saved my faith.
We’re graduates of Benedictine College, where we both double majored in Theology and Youth Ministry. So yeah, our house can get a little philosophically
Aside from our kiddos, the biggest blessing to our marriage has been Domestic Church – a lay movement new to the U.S. that provides lifelong formation in the Sacrament of Marriage. We thought our relationship had zero trouble spots; Domestic Church not only revealed them to us, it also brought some intensely deep healing.
Other miscellany: According to The Temperament God Gave You, I’m a Sanguine/Phlegmatic-Choleric, which means I’m an optimist who loves the spotlight (on my terms), AND I need someone to hold my hand while I charge ahead toward idealism. I relish in natural light, belting Garth Brooks in my mini-van, and singing with Andrew.
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The Catholic Wife has been featured on the Southern Nebraska Register, National Catholic Register, New Advent, Spirit Daily, and Big Pulpit; and I’ve also been a guest on Faith & Good Counsel Radio Show, the Wake Up Louisiana radio show, and The Right Heart Podcast. To get in touch or to book speaking engagements, contact me!