Financial & Marital Peace

Apr 7, 2015 by

After years of scrimping, countless setbacks, and a handful of slip-ups, Andrew and I recently hit a major financial milestone in our marriage – completing an emergency fund by setting aside enough cash to equate three months of bare-bones expenses. I can hardly articulate the peace and sheer...

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The Holy Blaze of Real Romantic Passion

Feb 9, 2015 by

I relish in St. Valentine’s Day – my favorite non-Christmas holiday the whole year long. It’s a spark of warmth in winter’s chill; a day culturally dedicated to romance. With all the hype about V-Day, the upcoming release of 50 Shades, the chase for surfacey romance and infatuation, do we...

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Introducing The Family Friendly Aisle Campaign

Jan 28, 2015 by

The Family Friendly Aisle Campaign is a new effort born in Lincoln, Nebraska, where two moms have asked that magazine covers featuring sexual or immodest images be concealed from consumers’ eyes, especially to protect the innocence of children. Its mission is protect families by holding...

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The *Perfect* Birthday Present

Jan 5, 2015 by

My birthday is coming up. January 8th I start looking forward to my birthday every year on the 9th – I love it. I make a point to have a good time and set myself up for delight – choosing my clothes, breakfast, and day’s activities in advance to celebrate the fact that God has...

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Resolutions for the Improving Catholic

Dec 30, 2014 by

  A NEW YEAR! Nothing gives hope like a blank slate and this, the beginning of 2015, offers every chance for improvement that I could possibly hope for. Like any fresh-start-revering American, I fantasize about pursuing health, purging our house of excess, and finally running a half...

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Marital Respect during Pro-Life Month

Oct 6, 2014 by

Happy National Respect Life Month! If there’s any assembly in the world ready to stand for life from conception to natural death, it’s Catholics. We share articles, pray before clinics, and organize events for the noblest of causes. It’s an uphill battle going against societal norms, but one...

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Humbled at the Pump: An Unexpected Lesson in Chari...

Oct 1, 2014 by

The pump was irritatingly slow; and for a mama with a rare hour to herself, I wasn’t excited about the time it was taking to fill my gas tank in the sweltering Southern heat. I took the opportunity to clean out the van and, stepping away to toss my trash, I was approached. “’Scuse me...

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The Real Philosophy of Being a “Crunchy̶...

Aug 12, 2014 by

I’m always happy when the musings of Mary Walker grace the home page of The Catholic Wife. Here this thoughtful woman recognizes the real definition of an “organic” or “natural” family. _______________________________________________________ I see all kinds of blogs...

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Primary Educators NEED Education in Mercy

Aug 5, 2014 by

The whole point of any vocation is to get you to heaven. From my still-fresh view on marriage and family, closeness with Christ is absolutely required if salvation is the goal. I don’t know about you, but I think that fits the bill pretty well for parenthood, because how in the WORLD am I going...

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Reaping Grace from a Generous Sower

Jul 14, 2014 by

______________________________________________________________________   FACT #1: Life is easier when I decide to be happy. FACT #2: Misery abounds when I pick discontentment over joy. I don’t know what my gig was – maybe I felt like the only human trapped in the monkey house,...

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