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 holy peace through me – made possible by doing the best imitation of Jesus I can.
And it’s a struggle.
There is so much so overcome – fears, habitual sin, uncertainty; and my life is a constant do-over of asking Jesus to make me brave by grace.
And it’s all in the name of not just being a good wife, but learning to accept myself as beloved by God.
Andrew and I have been married since June of ’08 and we’re mighty blessed with the five cutest babies this side of the Mississippi, including three strapping sons, a little girl who saved my faith, and a sweet, fresh Sciba face due May 2017.
We’re graduates of Benedictine College, where we both double majored in Theology and Youth Ministry.
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.
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, The Right Heart Podcast, and Fountains of Carrots. To get in touch or to book speaking engagements, contact me!