Blogs Worth Reading
A Beautiful, Camouflaged, Mess of a Life– Anni is an Army Wife with a passion for the Church. She takes her Faith very seriously and isn’t afraid to show it. She writes for Everyday Ediths as well, and I’m constantly inspired by her insight.
Couple to Couple League International– CCLI taught our NFP classes while my husband and I were engaged, and did a great job. If you’re new to NFP (or just really like the sympto-thermal method) these are your people.
Fight the New Drug– I know a significant number of marriages struggle with pornography, and I am determined to do what I can to make that stop. There are some great sites like Covenant Eyes using Theology of the Body based methods, but this secular site has the best compilation of information and cutting-edge research on the effects of pornography that I have ever seen.
Front Porch Catholic– Jacinta is a wonderful example of how rich our Catholic Faith is! I love her enthusiasm for all things Catholic, and I’m always finding more new and beautiful things to learn whenever I click on her page.
Greg and Lisa Popcak– You might know Dr. Popcak as the author of Holy Sex, which I think all engaged and married couples should read. He and his wife host More2Life Radio on EWTN and also are affiliated with a pretty fantastic tele-counseling organization.
Hail Marry– Two best friends with a passion for young marriages. Kristi and Rachel talk all things wife and mommy on their site and on their podcast, FIAT (Faith in All Things). On Thursdays, Kristi, Jen (of Into Your Will– see below) and I take a stab at answering your sex questions from a Catholic perspective. Want to submit a question? Hit up my “Connect” button in the menu bar above!
I Use NFP– For all other things NFP related, this is where to go. One of my favorite parts is the compare and contrast of all the different methods. You can also search for teachers and get some good scientific arguments to pass along to your OBGYN next time he gives you that talk.
Integrity Restored– If Fight the New Drug is the “why”, Integrity Restored is the “how”. One priest told me that this is the best resource he has ever found to help people break free from pornography. The book by the same name is wonderful, and I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone or the spouse of anyone struggling with pornography.
Into Your Will– Jen (the same Jen from Surprised by Marriage) started her blogging journey over here. Originally, it was about her journey through the loss of her son at 22 weeks, but she kept blogging after that about Marriage and Motherhood. I love her honest and easy style of sharing her experiences.
Joy in the Morning– Joy is a go-to gal for a good book recommendation and also a certified nurse midwife!
Life is Beautiful– “Always. Even in the mess.” Laura says she was blogging before it was cool, and she’s right. Reading through her work, it’s easy to see a woman who loves God more than anything, then her husband, and her kids. She helps me keep things in perspective!
Mama Needs Coffee– The link takes you to Jenny’s collection of NFP articles (which is the best I’ve ever found!), but the rest of the site is well worth perusing as well. She sums it up the best here: “Sometimes I write about good stuff that’s hard, or hard stuff that’s hard, and it touches a nerve for people. I’m never trying to be offensive, but sometimes it’s effortless, you know?”
Surprised by Marriage– Jen and Logan are #couplegoals. They have a blog and youtube channel dedicated to helping couples strengthen their marriages. I love that they don’t focus on “you need to have date night every week, and a weeklong vacation alone every year” (although I think Jen would be all about that life), but they focus on making the everyday living of your marriage amazing.
The Natural Catholic Mom– Most of the time, you’ll find ideas about healthy living, but very frequently, you’ll learn about thoughtful parenting and intentional marriage. There’s a wonderful collection of birth stories in progress too that I really enjoy.
To Jesus, Sincerely– Sara is another writer who is #wifegoals and #momgoals and just #catholicgoals. I’m so thankful to have found her writing. It’s honest, intimate, inspiring, and uplifting. She hosts “My Mass Takeaway” on Sundays which has made me pay more attention in Mass than I have in a long time.
To Love, Honor, and Vacuum– Okay, Sheila Wray Gregorie legitimately changed my life. She’s evangelical, so I don’t give a blanket recommendation to everything she says, but by and large, she is amazing. Her main focus is sex in marriage, and she manages to talk about that very respectfully and effectively.
Under Thy Roof– Parenting, marriage, acting, and ballet! I really admire Kirby’s ability to balance her passion for art and her family life. There’s always something fun happening over there.
Disclaimer- there are some Protestant sites and authors on this list (and even some Catholics I don’t 100% agree with), so as always, use discernment before taking any random person on the internet’s word as gospel truth.
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