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How Marriage Will Get Us To Heaven – or, Why I Change the Toilet Paper Roll

::Pulled from the Catholic Sistas archives, this post originally featured on August 22, 2011:: “What was the best day of your life?” It’s aRead more »

Suffering at the Hands of Family: A Personal Invitation and a Gift {Part 1}

I’m reading through threads on social media today and am thinking that if I had a nickel for every thread I read about the hurtRead more »

NFP – Long Term Promises

Growing up Catholic means NFP was a familiar word to me. As I entered my teen and college years, I was aware of its existence, but that wasRead more »

Three Things I Used to Know About Myself

I learned many things when I was in a junior in college and in my first year at the College of Education.  I took many classes and gained aRead more »

7 Quick Takes Friday, no. 16: Prayer Intentions

The most important thing we can do as Catholics is pray. I’m sure we have all seen examples of the amazing power of prayer in our lives orRead more »

Christ in my Beloved: A Cop’s Wife Counts her Blessings

For nearly two decades, I’ve been the wife of a police officer. Invariably, friends whose husbands do not require body armor to go toRead more »

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Your Mercy Saved Me

I have a strong devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Being that this is His month, I wanted to share a little story of myRead more »

Why Christians Opened the Door to Gay Marriage

As a Catholic, I oppose gay marriage with my whole being. But I also believe we lost the battle against it long before Massachusetts beganRead more »

Why It Matters

You never know. A seemingly innocent remark wounds a friend. Callous words from bystanders injure fragile survivors. A stranger is believedRead more »

10 Facts About Sacred Matrimony

Matrimony is the Sacrament which makes a Christian man and a Christian woman husband and wife.  Holy Mother Church, in Her infinite wisdomRead more »

Recognizing God’s Gift

NOTE: This story was written while the author was still in the midst of her journey to Catholicism. She had not yet embraced the CatholicRead more »

Women with a purpose

“The woman is at the heart of the home. Let us pray that we women realize the reason for our existence: to love and be loved and throughRead more »

Your Handy-Dandy List to Matrimony Resources

We are so excited about our next prayer campaign, which is set to begin on May 1! The title of the campaign is 40 Days for SacredRead more »

10 Steps to Start {Catholic} Homeschooling

Recently, in a Catholic Homeschool group on Facebook, a mom commented about her doubts regarding homeschooling. My dear friend and bloggerRead more »

Soul-Searching Valentine’s Day – Mourning Motherhood

I am in mourning. No, no one close to me has died, there has been no divorce – no loss of home or means of income. My loss relates to myRead more »