The Catholic Wife is for those of us trying to put Christ right at the center of our families, knowing the best way to do so is to put him at the center of our hearts.
I sat in a mom-n-pop coffee shop the day I started my site. Just two weeks shy of our first anniversary, I took to heart how I could be my husband’s Mrs. Right. I had a list. And that list, along with the famed Proverbs 31, became my 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 four 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!