Lisa Schmidt is a Catholic wife, mother of three (with one on the way!), blogger and speaker. She and her husband, Deacon Joel Schmidt, run The Practicing Catholic. Lisa and Deacon Joel also host their own podcast, and Lisa is no stranger to radio. She writes regularly for Catholic Stand and CatholicMom.com. After meeting Lisa at Edel last summer, I was thrilled to talk to her again
If you enjoyed my recent blog post, “Why I Don’t Hate NFP Anymore,” I think you’ll connect with this very honest episode of “Faith and Good Counsel.” Staci and I had a great discussion about the realities and struggles of using NFP to achieve or avoid pregnancy, and why when intimacy gets complicated, and using NFP gets tough, we have to remember what the real Enemy is. Click here
I used to hate NFP. I hated waking up to take my temperature every morning. Later, the rainbow of special stickers to keep track of, and having to fold the toilet paper every single time into those neat, flat layers of tissue. The charts that became such a heavy weight on my shoulders. Feeling like a gatekeeper for intimacy. The fact that “green light” days were the very
You’re going to love this fantastic episode with Creighton Practitioner and Catholic wife and mother of four Danielle van Haute. At a little over 43 minutes long, it’s admittedly a four-plus-loads-of-laundry or a morning-then-evening-commute kind of a time commitment, but I don’t think it will disappoint. We start off with the what, why and how of the Creighton FertilityCare Model of natural family planning,
Young mothers have been on my heart lately. Certainly not all young wives are mothers, and not all mothers of little ones are young wives. But in general the first few years of marriage and motherhood, wherever you are, can be incredibly difficult. For me, many times a cup of coffee and a good conversation with a Titus 2 mom friend has been much-needed moment of encouragement.
When it comes to books, movies and television, many of us have had our guilty pleasures at one time or another. I sure have. There comes a point though when we can’t reconcile consuming junk and then turning around and putting out goodness. There’s comes a point when God answers our prayer to “search me O Lord,” and He asks us to take a hard look
“Guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” -Proverbs 4:23 If you eat a box of donuts, you know they are going to go straight to your hips. If you consume trashy media, it’s going to go straight to your head–and your heart. Instead of muffin tops, though, the consequences of consuming “junk” from books, music and film will come in the form