I wrote a (free) Elisabeth Leseur devotional!

For months now, I have been working on a short, 7-day devotional based on the writing in Elisabeth Leseur’s diary. After many stops and starts, it’s ready to go! It is meant to be self-paced, and is in the format of Meditate – Pray – Act. Elisabeth believed that our prayer lives must lead toContinue reading “I wrote a (free) Elisabeth Leseur devotional!”

Examining my conscience

Hi there! It’s been very quiet around here. I’ve had lots of ideas floating around, but some of them haven’t fitted into the remit of this blog (i.e. not related to being in a mixed marriage). I’ve been contemplating whether to slightly readjust the premise of the blog to make room for a wider varietyContinue reading “Examining my conscience”

Why I’ve been quiet

It’s been a little while since I wrote on this blog. I think about it often, but I’ve been doing some reflection on my purpose in writing, and what exactly I want to achieve, or contribute, through this medium. Did you hear about Joshua Harris, author of the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye (1997) which wasContinue reading “Why I’ve been quiet”

When NFP… isn’t (NFP Awareness Week)

It’s NFP Awareness Week. For years – since before I became Catholic – I’ve been reading blog and Instagram posts by Catholic women (it’s always women) about the struggles, blessings, disappointments, and gratitude that come with practising NFP within a marriage. Some of these women experience hyperfertility and have struggled to space babies as they’dContinue reading “When NFP… isn’t (NFP Awareness Week)”

St. Gina, Patron of Nominally Catholic Spouses

Sometimes – quite frequently – I ask myself the following two questions: What would I have to do, in my particular circumstances, to become a saint? Which living Catholics do I think should become saints? The answers to both questions tend to lead me to the same answer, but unfortunately it’s one that I seem to forgetContinue reading “St. Gina, Patron of Nominally Catholic Spouses”

Catholic marriage envy

I think we all have sins that we know we’re guilty of, that we bring to Confession again and again – gossip, anger, judgement. But we also have sins that we think don’t apply to us, that we have never struggled with. For me, one of those is envy. I’ve never really envied the wealthContinue reading “Catholic marriage envy”