Swallowing My Own Medicine

Sage advice for singles who have ever uttered the phrase, “My parish only cares about married couples and families.” I had to swallow a big dose of my own medicine today, and it didn’t taste very good.  It’s easy to dole out advice to other singles when life is more-or-less put together!  My life has… Continue reading Swallowing My Own Medicine

Attracted to the Single Life

The following essay was published in "Voices of Hope" – a newsletter from the Society of Helpers – as as part of their recent series on vocations.  I am grateful to share it with you here.   There was a time when my “attraction radar” was on high alert at all times – beginning with Sunday morning… Continue reading Attracted to the Single Life

Must Read Articles for Catholic Singles

It’s been a busy couple weeks with a string of speaking events in Chicago and Wisconsin, which concluded this past weekend with a talk at the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Parish Leadership Day. I have grown quite accustomed to talking about the single life with other singles.  Parish Leadership Day gave me a chance to view… Continue reading Must Read Articles for Catholic Singles

Accepting the Single Life is Not Admitting Defeat

I’m excited to be speaking this week for Chicago’s annual Theology-on-Tap summer speaker series.  I love going to new places, meeting young adult Catholics from across the diocese, and hearing people’s single life stories! For anyone who is thinking about coming to an event - or perhaps second guessing whether this is something for you… Continue reading Accepting the Single Life is Not Admitting Defeat

Reflections on Recording the Audio Book

A mysterious package arrived this week from Franciscan Media (formerly St. Anthony Messenger Press).  I’m always happy to receive a package in the mail, but until I tore it open, I had no idea what might be inside.  Much to my delight, the box contained two complimentary copies of the audiobook of Party of One! … Continue reading Reflections on Recording the Audio Book

Party of One: Living Single with Faith, Purpose, and Passion

It has long been my dream to write a book that encourages Christians to discover joy and purpose in the single years.  With the insights of many friends and the help of a great editorial team, I am excited to introduce Party of One: Living Single with Faith, Purpose, and Passion!  Please join me in celebrating… Continue reading Party of One: Living Single with Faith, Purpose, and Passion