October 3rd, 2007

Prayer for a Happy Married Life

Lord, bless and preserve my cherished husband, whom You have given me: Let his life be long and blessed, comfortable and holy; let me ever be a blessing and a comfort to him, a sharer in all his sorrows, a consolation in all the accidents and trials of life; make me forever lovable in his eyes and forever dear to him; unite his heart to mine in fondest love and

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October 2nd, 2007

Your Turn: Handling Husbands

A Reader Writes: Can you offer any insights on how hard it is to manage kids and husband (essentially another kid)? I would appreciate your insight. — A great fan struggling with her husband

Since I do not know the details of what is going on in your marriage, I can’t speak about specifics, but perhaps that is just as well. I think that maybe the most valuable thing I

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May 21st, 2007

Happy Birthday

to a great catch. I love you.

May 7th, 2007

Your Turn: New Baby Adjustments

A reader writes: I am 25 years old and about to become a mother for the first time! My husband and I were high school sweethearts, so it has been just the two of us for 9 years now. I worry about how he will cope when the baby comes along. It sounds silly, as I know he’ll adore our baby, but I’m thinking more of the little things that

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May 1st, 2007

Singled Out

Some in the ongoing discussion about single life below have rejected the idea of calling the single life a vocation. Perhaps this is because there are no vows involved in becoming single. There are formal ways of embracing a religious vocation or marriage, but being single may or may not be a permanent situation. It can thus feel more like a time of waiting or a default state than a

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April 30th, 2007

Your Turn: Calling All Singles

A Reader Writes: I was wondering if you had any advice for young Catholic women who feel called to marriage and family but haven’t met the right person yet? Did you do anything during your single years to prepare for your vocation?

I answered some questions about singles in this post from … YIKES! … almost two years ago. Tonight I am running short on time and brain power, so

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February 5th, 2007

Your Turn: In Praise of Husbands

I was reading this inspiring thread over at the 4RealLearning Forumsand I thought we all should get in on the game. If we wanthusband-bashing, we need only turn on our television sets. Let’s do theopposite here today. After all, it’s almost Valentine’s Day. Tell us,what does your husband (or wife — I know there are some quiet guys outthere!) do right?

I’ll start. Dan helps with homeschooling. I feel like

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January 5th, 2007

Names Withheld

Her: The baby has been sleeping really well lately.

Him: (without taking eyes off ESPN) Uh huh.

Her: He’s on a pretty regular schedule, you know?

Him: (eyes still on TV) Mmmm … hmmmm …

Her: I’m leaving you and the children. I’m addicted to crack and I’ve fallen in love with my dealer.

Him: (finally looking up from the TV) Can you believe Bill Cowher is retiring?