I get this question a lot, “What if I'm single, but I really feel called to marriage? How can I use the single years to prepare for the vocation of marriage? And can you give me something more substantial than, “be patient, keeping praying, and wait for God’s perfect timing!” (Which, by the way, are… Continue reading Happily Ever After Begins Now
I got hit with a question that I wasn't expecting this morning. I was making small talk with a well-meaning parishoner as we were walking into Mass together, and he asked what was keeping me busy this summer. I told him that I’ve been working on a book about the spirituality of being single. And he… Continue reading What Good Does It Do?
We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 Virginia has already invited herself to my wedding. Virginia is an old family friend, and every time my parents run into her, Virginia asks, “When is Beth getting married? We can’t wait to… Continue reading Virginia and the Wedding Invitation