Your body is not an object of sin and temptation. Your body is good, and your figure is lovely. Pope Saint John Paul II speaks of woman as the “crown of creation” and tells us that we are the most beautiful aspect of the created world. Far from being an object of sin, your body is an opportunity for love, grace, and greater conversion. You have the power to turn a man’s head, but you have a deeper responsibility to turn his heart toward the source of your beauty. Your beauty is not your own; rather, it is a reflection of that of the One Who formed you.Read more
To me, our love story will always be a special gift from God. Some day, I will hopefully tell my children and grandchildren how I married my high school sweetheart, but there are so many other happy couples who are in love with each other and who could also be sharing their years of memories and experience. So, what makes our love story so special that it could help other young couples discern matrimony?Read more
Marriage: The most sacred promise two people can make to each other; a holy union recognized and blessed by the Lord; a testimony to the true gift of oneself and to a lifelong commitment that will withstand the test of time. This magnificent unification is arguably one of the most beautiful symbols of hope in a time of chaos and confusion within modern-day society.Read more
Something my fiancé and I have talked about many times is how to be vulnerable with each other while honoring the fact that we are still in the process of trying to decide if this is the person we want to spend the rest of our lives with. As we have gone to friends and mentors for advice on this topic, there seems to be a split trend that I’d like to address.Read more
We live in a world that has been taken over by social media, filled with images where we only show followers our best. Pictures are clouded by filters and edits and posts about the spectacular lives we are living. As we scroll through looking at our friends’ beauty and happiness, we often start comparing ourselves to them. Why am I not that beautiful? Why do I not have that many likes? Why am I not that happy?
It’s a common misconception that you cannot be Catholic and have a good time. Let me tell you, I have been living my best Catholic girl life since 1997, and not once has my religion gotten in the way of me having a good time and making memories with those that I love. Let’s talk, I promise to keep it short, sweet and to the point.Read more
Think about God as a sculptor. As a sculptor, he begins with this amazing idea. He begins to dig deeper into this idea, forming aspects and qualities of this piece of work. He spends days upon days sculpting every single detail to perfection, before he finally sits back and admires his work of art. He loves it. He adores it. He thinks it is his greatest masterpiece of all creation. He knows it is worthy enough to be presented to the world. He wouldn’t send out an unworthy or unfinished work of art to the world.