Today I came across this great article from Christine Whelan over at BustedHalo.com that I thought was worth sharing. I also get this question quite often, “Can being single be a Vocation?” It’s a tough one to answer! For many of us “vocation” sounds so permanent, and not everyone who is single wants to be single forever. … Continue reading The Vocation to be Single
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?
A friend of mine recently required some minor surgery for an ongoing health issue. We had been out for coffee the day before, and finding myself with relatively few commitments that week, I said, “Please don’t hesitate to call if you need anything.” My cordial gesture was met with the usual, “Oh, don’t worry, I’ll be… Continue reading Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up!
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
I feel like I’ve spent more time this week talking about the single life project than actually writing about it! I had a great conversation yesterday with a student who is doing on paper on the sociology of dating. Earlier in the week, I gave a presentation with the Chicago Area Vocations Association (CAVA) on… Continue reading An Abundant Single Life
One of my favorite provocative questions is, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” Well … today marks the first day of my adventure into the blogging sphere. Over the past year, I have been a first time home buyer, a first time published author, a first time Lacrosse fan,… Continue reading A first time for everything