February: The Month of Love

As we enter the month of February when stores are awash with merchandise sporting pinks, reds, and purples, consider that the first boundary of respecting yourself and others is your . . . SKIN. Reflect for a moment what skin does for our bodies. Our dermal layer protects us from dirt, disease, germs, injuries, and … Continue reading February: The Month of Love

Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.

The holidays are upon us opening doors to joy and blessings and suffering and wounds. Real forgiveness doesn't equate to the secular quip, "Forgive and forget" which by the way is cognitively impossible unless brain trauma exists. Real forgiveness is an act of the will, an act of love not a feeling or emotion. “Forgiveness is … Continue reading Forgive and Forget? My brain wasn’t designed for that.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae: An Encyclical of Hope

  July 25, 2018 marks the 50th Anniversary of the prophetic and controversial Encyclical of Pope Paul VI Humanae Vitae or "On Human Life."  Most people refer to his beautiful encyclical as the "contraception" encyclical. During a period of social, cultural, and religious turmoil surrounding the purpose and place of family, relationships, and procreation, Pope … Continue reading Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae: An Encyclical of Hope

The Inspiration Behind Modern NFP

    Where did modern Natural Family Planning originate? Modern NFP originated from Pope Paul VI's groundbreaking and controversial encyclical issued July 25, 1968. In 1968, many people anticipated and expected the Catholic Church to follow the direction set by their Protestant and other monotheistic brethren who accepted the practice of contraception especially hormonal birth … Continue reading The Inspiration Behind Modern NFP

Catholic Match Blog Post

Please, read my recently published article on Catholic Match Institute's Blog, by clicking on the link below. Bargain Less & Embrace More: How to Navigate Love with Chronic Illness This article shares my personal experience with navigating the highs and lows of life, love, dating, and relationships with chronic illness. Learn how I've changed my … Continue reading Catholic Match Blog Post

Catholic Match Blog Post

Please. check out my latest blog post published on Catholic Match Institute's Blog. I'm hoping this article helps provide a Catholic perspective on relationships, marriage, and high risk pregnancy. Please, enter into a very personal and important topic that has touched my life and many other women. May God bless and keep you all! Real … Continue reading Catholic Match Blog Post

Embracing Chastity with Body & Soul

Everyone is called to chastity. Not everyone is called to abstinence, but all people are called to embrace chastity. What is chastity? An orientation towards God, His divine plan, and the good of the other by practicing a chaste love in the actions of our body and a purity of the heart, mind, and soul. … Continue reading Embracing Chastity with Body & Soul

A Letter to My Future Husband #NPN2017

Dear Future Husband, In our day and age, I know it isn't a matter of whether or not you have been exposed to pornography, but a matter of what you did/do once you were. I ask you to be honest with me. I know. I learned the statistics, the appeal, the behavior, the prevalence, and … Continue reading A Letter to My Future Husband #NPN2017