A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Read More

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Show Notes: 

Sarah and I both recommend GoodReads for keeping track of your to-read list and find great reading recommendations. 

You can use this website to find a book club near you. 

Anthony Esolen has lectures on the Divine Comedy, which you can find here. He also has some free lectures available, such as this one. You can also find lectures on Dante and the Divine Comedy by other great Catholic names (like Bishop Barron!) in this list

Death in Kristin Lavransdatter

Under Her Heart - Motherhood in Kristin Lavransdatter

If you're looking for other great literature recommendations, check out 15 Suggestions for Literature That Will Feed Your Soul by Susanna Spencer. 

Sarah and I mentioned quite a few books in this podcast. If you're interested in checking any of our recommendations out, please consider finding them through these Amazon affiliate links. It helps me keep producing the podcast! 

A Letter to the Woman Preparing for Marriage

Show Notes 

Back when we were dating, Joseph and I wrote a blog together on prayer and our relationships: Praying as a Couple

Sarah mentions the Catholic Match Blog.

She also mentions one of my favorite letters from Saint Pope John Paul II, his Letter to Women. 

Books mentioned in this podcast include: 

Please keep Sarah & Kevin in your prayers as they prepare for their marriage! 

Please keep Sarah & Kevin in your prayers as they prepare for their marriage! 

A Letter to the Woman Experiencing Same Sex Attraction

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Show Notes 

The Third Way: Homosexuality and the Catholic Church

Saint Paul's Outreach 

Although 'gay' is not an identity, Steve Gershom had some great things to say in his article that was featured on Life Teen: Gay, Catholic and Doing Fine

Open to Life: How Jesus Transforms Persons with Same-Sex Attraction

Love and Same Sex Attraction by Father Mike Schmitz

Desert Stream Living Waters Ministry

A Letter to the Woman Struggling with Depression and Anxiety

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Show Notes

National Suicide Prevention Hotline

Catholic Counselors through the Pastoral Solutions Institute. If you find yourself in a situation where there are no local Catholic counselors locally, the Pastoral Solutions Institute provides telephone counseling as well. 

Paul Asay writes about 13 Reasons Why here in his article Is your teen watching ’13 Reasons Why’? Here’s why you should be concerned

Depression and anxiety: Exercise eases symptoms

In the podcast, I mention how we can utilize our suffering to console the heart of Christ. If you'd like to know more about this concept, the best book I've read on the subject is Consoling the Heart of Jesus by Father Michael Gaitley. 

I'm Not OK. You're Not OK. It's OK by Chris Padgett 

The Catholic Guide to Depression by Aaron Kheriaty

Head Space for Android and Apple phones 

The Calm App for Android and Apple phones 

The National Association for Mental Illness

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention 

A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Know More About Her Fertility

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Show Notes 

Excuse Wilson's noise in this podcast - he has a cat toy that he loves to play with . . . but only when I'm recording a podcast!

How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul by Jason Evert

The Chastity Project - A ministry run by Jason and Crystalina Evert

Theology of the Body for Beginners: A Basic Introduction to Pope John Paul II's Sexual Revolution - by Christopher West

Janet Smith - Breanna mentions her work with nursing and Natural Family Planning. 

Theology of the Body Institute

The Creighton Model Fertility Care System

Men, Women and the Mystery of Love by Edward Sri

Love and Responsibility by Saint Pope John Paul II

Learn more about the Creighton Model

Regardless of whether you are single, dating, engaged or married, read my blog post about why Charting your fertility may be the best self-care you can give yourself


A Letter to the Woman Who Wants to Share Jesus

Saint Paul's Outreach

Saint Paul's Outreach Vimeo channel

- Become a missionary with Saint Paul's Outreach

- The God Ask: A Fresh, Biblical Approach to Support Raising by Steve Shadrach

- I've written several blog posts on my own dating fast, which you can find here: 
   - Falling in love with authentic love
   - What I didn't know when I went on a dating fast
   - Fourteen days into the journey
   - I went on a dating fast and it didn't ruin my love life. 

- School of the New Evangelization talks from
   - 2014
   - 2015 
   - 2016

- If you'd like to contact Mary with questions about her work with Saint Paul's Outreach, her e-mail is mary.khadivi@spo.org

Photo credit to Jina Williams Photography 

Photo credit to Jina Williams Photography 


A Letter to the Woman Who Made Me

Show Notes 

Focus on the Family and Dr. James Dobson

The Importance of Mom Friendships

Spiritual Motherhood, an article from LifeTeen

Family Financial Workbook - A Family Budgeting Guide

Seton Home Study School: Catholic Home Schooling is the main program my mom uses for homeschooling. 

An ABCs of Must Read Children's Book Authors, written by Haley Stewart from Carrots for Michaelmas

The Joy of a Praying Family


Photography credit to Jina Williams Photography

Photography credit to Jina Williams Photography