Relationships Articles

Creating “Easy Buttons” for Your Spiritual, Physical, and Mental Health

When we have habits, routines, plans, systems in place we free our minds from having to remember to do something — these are my “easy buttons.”

Love Will Carry Us Through: Finding Healing in Marriage

When we are young and we fall in love we believe that everything will work out. That our love will carry us through. At least that’s what I believed. My parents tried to tell me that ‘marriage was hard.’ Ha! They just didn’t understand my relationship. My husband and...

Embracing the Messy of Discernment: Four Things I’ve Learned

I was 31 years old and had just moved back home. I left my consecrated community and found myself starting over. Chatting with a younger friend after Mass one day, I told her that I was trying to figure out my calling. She responded innocently, “Weren’t you supposed to do that a long time ago?”

What God Wants

I lie awake, listening to my husband slowly drifting off, gently snoring, rosary beads wrapped loosely around my fingers. Soon the snoring won’t be so gentle. A soft tap on the shoulder and he will turn over, opening up his airway to rhythmic breathing again. This is...