4 Reasons Why I Practiced Natural Family Planning as a Single Woman

4 Reasons Why I Practiced Natural Family Planning as a Single Woman

Before I learned about Natural Family Planning (NFP), I didn’t know that much about my cycle as a woman. I knew that my period came around the same time every month, and it usually brought with it cramps, grouchiness and a strong craving for caffeine. In college, I realized that my fertility didn’t just matter

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July 30, 2021 by Chloe Langr

4 Reasons Why I Practiced Natural Family Planning as a Single Woman

Before I learned about Natural Family Planning (NFP), I didn’t know that much about my cycle as a woman. I knew that my period came around the same time every month, and it usually brought with it cramps, grouchiness and a strong craving for caffeine. In college, I realized that my fertility didn’t just matter [...]

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July 23, 2021 by John Antonio

Do You Want a Healthy Dating Relationship? Here Are 3 Things to Keep in Mind

We all want a healthy dating relationship. But what does a healthy dating life look like practically in our lives as single Catholic men and women? If you’re looking for some practical things to focus on when it comes to building a healthy Catholic dating relationship, here are three things to get you started. 1. [...]

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July 19, 2021 by Theresa Zoe Williams

I Met My Husband on a Catholic Dating Site—and You Can, Too!

Meeting someone on a Catholic dating site can be intimidating and full of questions. But it doesn’t have to be scary! After all, I met my husband on a Catholic dating site! Here are are some things I learned about dating relationships between Catholic men and women after meeting my husband on an online dating [...]

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July 16, 2021 by Erin Miller

5 Reasons You and Your Significant Other Should Be Friends First

Should you be friends first? It’s a question you’ve probably asked yourself before. The timeline of relationships gets even messier through the lens of online dating, where people can skip the friendship stage. It’s tempting to transition off of dating sites and into the first date right away. I believe you should definitely be friends [...]

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July 12, 2021 by Adrienne Thorne

How to Survive Peak Wedding Season as a Catholic Single

Starting in June and going all the way until September, it is prime time for couples to tie the knot. For couples in the United States, the warm and picturesque summer months are traditionally the peak time for weddings. Maybe you’ve received the inevitable save-the-date in the mail recently. Perhaps you’re not necessarily thrilled at the [...]

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July 9, 2021 by Erin Miller

10 Tips to Avoid Stress and Have Fun When Dating

The people who tell me that online dating is supposed to be fun aren’t the same as the people in my life who are logging onto online dating profiles. The people in my life who actually are using online dating sites usually say something more like, “Ugh, yes, I hate it, too.” The stress of [...]

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July 5, 2021 by Patty Breen

5 Ways Parishes Can Better Support Divorced Catholics

If you gave your local parish a report of the kinds of outreach and support they have for people and families, what grade would you give them, and why? What does your parish do well? What are areas of improvement your parish could do better in? I’ve worked in lay ministry for over a decade [...]

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June 25, 2021 by Chloe Langr

Introverts, Here’s How to Send That First Online Dating Message

At first glance, it seems like online dating is the perfect answer for any introvert looking for love. You can meet people at your own pace and spend as much time as you need writing out that first message. But after you’ve spent time making sure that messages says exactly what you want it to, it [...]

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June 21, 2021 by Adrienne Thorne

3 Ways to Prepare for a Strong Future Marriage

We’ve probably all heard the statistics that forty to fifty percent of marriages end in divorce these days. In our own lives, it’s likely that most of us have quite a few friends and relatives who have gone through a divorce. As Catholics, we know that a strong and healthy marriage is a great good. [...]

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June 18, 2021 by Patty Breen

How to Talk About Your Past with Someone You’re Dating

I’ve been married before. After my annulment came through and I started dating again, I was nervous about how to approach this topic of my past relationship. Past experiences of being probed and asked too many questions in the early stages of getting to know someone left me worried about how the story of my [...]

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