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Fabulously Featured: Conversation with Women

Welcome to Catholic Sistas’ newest series, featuring some of our friends in the Catholic blogging world entitled Fabulously Featured which will run on Wednesdays. I have always wanted to introduce you to some new blogs to follow and support, but seriously lacked the time to put this together before now. In a Facebook group of fellow Catholic women bloggers, I asked ladies to answer some questions for this series, and they were all too excited to participate! I give you their answers in their own words. 🙂

ConversationwithWomen

 

Emily at Conversation with Women is a woman after my own heart. I love multi contributor blogs because it ends up being a treasure trove of so many voices that stoppers-by will not have to look long before they connect with a particular writer and the stories they have to tell. The blog’s focus is telling stories anonymously on raw topics, so women are free to share in a unique way they may not otherwise be able.

Emily Borman

Emily Borman

ESTABLISHED:

March 2013

THEME:

Conversation with Women is blog for women who have struggled with Catholic teaching in the areas of sexuality, marriage, fertility, or chastity but ultimately have found peace, joy, and healing through the church and by living her teaching. All stories are anonymous. Women find support, community, and kindling for in person conversations.  Women find that they are not alone.

INSPIRATION/MOTIVATION:

Conversation with Women was initially an occasional column in a parish bulletin.  I ran across it and thought it was a brilliant idea.  I really wanted to expand the reach of the project and a blog seemed to be the best answer,  I approached the women involved and they agreed to let me do it.  One of the original women, Mary Clare, has continued to work on the blog with me.

FAVORITE ELEMENT:

I love that we are able to reach struggling women with the truth, to be their confidant and support. Sometimes women are too ashamed to confide int heir friends about their struggles or don’t have well-formed like-minded friends. This can leave women feeling isolated and that isn’t good. Conversation with Women gives women an opportunity to talk about their faith struggles, a subject near and dear to their heart, without revealing themselves or their family.  They find support (in the comments and the other stories). They find that they are not alone.

FAVORITE POST:

It is hard to choose just one favorite story. I do have some favorite quotes that resonate with me.
“Living my Catholic faith can be a struggle at times but it is a joyful struggle.  I’d choose this joyful struggle over my previous ignorant misery any day and every day!”
“when I need what I can’t get, I turn to Christ and realize that, even when it’s rough, this is a good life, a good marriage, and a long path to heaven.”
“I write my story as a message to all those who have experienced the pain and despair of abortion as I have. If you are feeling lost, know that God is waiting for you to take that tiniest step and say “Help me.” He will come to you in an instant and take away all that pain, I promise you.”
“I did not like the girl I was becoming and wanted to change. This was something I could not accomplish alone — I needed some Divine help. So I went to confession, I returned to Mass, I went to Holy Hours, I stopped dating. I told my girlfriends my new decision to not have sex again till marriage, and asked for their support and help. A true friend wants you to be the best you can be.”

AUDIENCE:

Catholic Women of all ages. We even have a couple of post written by college students on modesty.

 

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CATCH PHRASE/TAGLINE:

You are not alone!

ADVICE :

Prayer is the proverbial horse before the cart.  I would pray before starting a blog and try to listen. Is this how God wants you to further His kingdom?

 

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

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About Martina Kreitzer

Martina is a cradle Catholic, wife to Neil, and mother to seven kiddos here {and three in heaven}– 4/96-1/17. She decided to homeschool the kiddos in 2010 after many years in public schools and is currently transitioning out of homeschooling. She is the creator of Catholic Sistas which focuses on a feminine perspective of the Catholic Faith. The website was the result of an existing camaraderie by the contributors in a Catholic women’s group she created. She is also a Seal of Approval evaluator for the Catholic Writers Guild. Lest you think she spends all her time online, Martina has enjoyed getting out into the community by serving on the Pastoral Council from 2010-2013. She is constantly on the lookout to make her parish as welcoming as the small town she grew up in East Texas. This task is not easy given that St. William is the largest parish in the Austin diocese, serving well over twenty thousand parishioners. She loves Jesus, coffee, bacon, chocolate, photography, more bacon, evangelizing, and the company of those unafraid to use their sense of humor.