Not the Destination...

Marriage is a journey, not a destination...

Hit the Pause Button (HPB)


  - What is HPB?
It’s the time when you put the frenzy of the world on pause to be by yourself with God.
Call it conversation with God, prayer times, spiritual breaks, recollection and more.

- Why?

"Because God has made us for Himself, and our hearts are restless until they rest in Him." St. Augustine

- When?

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Saintly Parents Inspire Holy Children: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton


I have always had an interest in the holy men and women who the church considers saints, especially those resolute moms and dads who were able to raise a family and live their faith fully.  There are so many beautiful examples in our church of saintly parents…whom I desire to be like!  I love sharing these inspiring stories in hopes that these holy men and women will also inspire you.  In this article we will look further at the life of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton…one of my favorites.  When we look at her life, we are able to see that parenthood can make us saintly! 

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Happy Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary!


"Let Mary's soul be in each of you to proclaim the greatness of the Lord. Let her spirit be in each to rejoice in the Lord." - St. Ambrose of Milan

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Join the Little Way of Marriage workshop - free through June 9th!


It was 1873, in France. A loving, faith-filled, hardworking married couple welcomed their ninth little baby into the world.

Zélie and Louis Martin had lost two baby boys, a baby girl, and a five year old daughter already. So, along with her four big sisters--Marie, Pauline, Céline, and Léonie—they doted on this little one. As she grew, the whole family was totally charmed by this intelligent, affectionate, and strong-willed youngest child.

St. Thérèse of Lisieux  would go on to charm souls around the whole world for Jesus!

Now is the perfect time to ask St. Thérèse to show you her “Little Way” of love and holiness through doing small things with great love... in your marriage!

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The Little Way of Marriage Workshop


What if the small steps to finding more joy in marriage were as simple – yet as beautiful—as a single rose?

What would it be like to take a journey of small steps to feeling more connection and love in marriage, guided by St. Thérèse of Lisieux and her holy parents, Saints Louis and Zélie Martin?

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Two Conversions


Today, I’d like to share two conversion stories: my friend’s, and my husband-to-be’s.

I first met Emily on a sweaty, late August day during the chaos of freshman move-in. Dressed in a red RA t-shirt, she calmly fielded mothers’ questions and fathers’ jokes while shouldering suitcase after suitcase up the stairs for her future residents. 

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Virtually Prepared


Long-Distance Relationship: Marriage Prep Edition

My mom’s voice buzzed over the phone: “You have not taken enough ownership of the wedding-planning process. You should have thought more of the details through before attempting to plan your wedding from a different state.”

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