Married Young

3 Ways to Politely Suggest to Him Your Dream Engagement Ring

You’ve been dating for long enough to know–you want to commit to this guy until death do you part. The million-dollar question your friends have been asking for months: “When is he gonna propose??”  My husband, Caleb, and I only dated for about 10 months before we both knew we wanted to spend the rest …

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Reader Question: Why Can’t A Catholic Spouse Receive Sacraments After Learning They’re Invalidly Married?

I’ve been helping a lot of folks to the best of my abilities in my DMs, comments, email, etc. So I figured I would share some of those answers with you! Question: Hi! My husband is Catholic, however, I am not, I am non-denominational. We recently got married in a small ceremony without a priest. …

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My 4-Months-In Thoughts on Vocation / Hobby Balance

This vocation/hobby balance thing is hard. I tend toward extremes in my life—either entirely melancholy and bored or super fired up and passionate for my hobbies and vocation. As you can probably imagine, this dichotomy makes for some pretty stressful times when Abigail is having a tough/tired day. It took me 4 months to realize …

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How I Planned my Dream Catholic Wedding for Less than $10,000

The way people celebrate weddings nowadays is super expensive. When I got married, I was a college student marrying a recent college graduate, so I did not have much money to work with. At the end of the day. you don’t need all of the expensive bells and whistles wedding vendors tell you that you need …

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11 Super unglamorous Postpartum things you need

Before going through it, I had no idea what to expect postpartum. Folks warned me about postpartum depression and the exhaustion that comes with feedings every 2 hours. They gave me breastfeeding suggestions and told me stories of dropping their babies (yikes). But most of the time people talked about the transition from pregnancy to …

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She Was Born Three Weeks Early! My Bradley Birth Story (Pitocin, Preeclampsia, and Birth Plans Awry)

Saying the birth of Abigail didn’t go according to my perfectly laid birth plan would be quite an understatement. Caleb and I learned everything there is to know about natural childbirth through about 9 weeks of Bradley Method classes. (I highly recommend the Bradley Method, y’all. It was an amazing learning process and incredibly stress-relieving during …

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The Complete Catholic Guide to Getting Married Young💍

Young Marriage = Divorce (a Lie) With the prevalence of divorce in the world today, many young people ask themselves: ‘Why should I get married young?’ Their concern often hinges on the assumption that the younger you get married, the greater the chance your marriage flops. But where is the logic in that? Divorces do …

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10 Crucial Catholic Questions You Must Ask Before Marriage–Part 2

Before Caleb and I were married, we went through extensive pre-marital counseling to help us discern whether God willed us to be wed.  In the first important questions to ask before marriage post, I shared 5 questions to ask your boyfriend/girlfriend/fiancé/fiancée about their spiritual beliefs: 1. To what extent does faith play a role in …

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13 Things to do As Soon As You Find Out You’re Pregnant

You’re pregnant . . . congratulations! Whether this baby was meticulously planned for or a total surprise, you’ve been given a gift from God. Rejoice! When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby this past October, I was SHOCKED–sorta. My husband, Caleb, and I use the Creighton Model of Natural Family Planning …

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What Is It Like to Plan A Wedding in College? Plus some helpful tips to ignore the #haters 😉

My husband Caleb and I got married in a super busy time of our lives. Our wedding was only a month after he graduated college and a week before I began 15 college hours in the summer (with a 19-hour fall semester to go)!  Originally, we planned to get married in May 2019 so he …

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