Resources

Sonja Corbitt, the Bible Study Evangelista, is my favorite Catholic resource out there! I discovered Sonja Corbitt in 2015. Sonja Corbitt has helped me tremendously to understand the scriptures in light of Catholic Church teaching.  Also, Sonja’s books and podcasts have introduced me to my predominant fault (I sort of knew what it was, just not what the Church called it) and the practice of Lectio Divina through her modern take on it (LOVE the Word). I encourage you to stop by her website and peruse the many resources she has available.

www.biblestudyevangelista.com


I think it can be hard to understand the meaning of the scripture readings we hear at mass on Sundays. Father Stephen Kelley is a priest in the Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and he is also my spiritual director. Fr. Kelley posts his Sunday homilies online each week. If you are looking for a straight-forward, inspiring homily that will unpack the Sunday mass readings for you, definitely check out this website. I have found explanations for some of my questions, correlations to how all three of the readings relate, and encouragement for my spiritual journey.

www.snarkyvicar.com


I have had a subscription to the Magnificat for several years. I use it every day to read the Holy Scriptures. It has aided me greatly in growing a consistent prayer life. Also, I really like bringing this book with me to mass, as it contains the daily, Sunday, and Holy Day of Obligation mass readings.  While I like the hard copy edition, there is a digital edition available as well.

www.us.magnificat.net


Although I married in 2011, I believe the social dynamics of dating have significantly changed since then. This film, along with accompanying discussion guides, will offer men and women tools in relating with each other in ways that allow true connection and the possibility of marriage. 

https://ascensionpress.com/collections/the-dating-project


For a long time, I wanted to work with a life coach. When I met Lisa Mladinich, a Catholic coach, I was immediately moved by the gift she has for assisting her clients to see all things anew. Lisa has helped me to unearth new directions for my life as I worked through private and group coaching sessions. I wholeheartedly believe in her mission, which she carries out with skill, strength and much needed compassion. If you are looking for some assistance or direction, I highly recommend working with Lisa Mladinich.

https://theraphaelremedy.com/lisa-mladinich/

Books

When I was single, there was not any hopeful literature regarding the desire to marry available. As I continued to seek the Lord regarding my desire, I did come across a few books and a magazine article. While these are not of the Catholic faith, I would like to share these with you, as I believe that these books offer some hope regarding this subject. The magazine article was the very first piece of hope that I found written on this subject!


The Freedom to Marry, Seven Dynamic Steps to Marriage Readiness, by Ellen Varughese 

https://www.amazon.com/Freedom-Marry-Dynamic-Marriage-Readiness/dp/0963267000


Get Married: What Women Can Do to Help It Happen, by Candice Watters

https://www.amazon.com/Get-Married-What-Women-Happen/dp/0802458297


Getting Serious About Getting Married: Rethinking the Gift of Singleness, by Debbie Maken

https://www.amazon.com/Getting-Serious-about-Married-Rethinking/dp/B00JYHAG0O


The Singlehood Phenomenon: The Top Ten Reasons Singles Are Afraid to Marry, by Beverly Rodgers, Phd and Tom Rodgers, PhD 

https://rodgerscc.com/books/the-singlehood-phenomenon/


The following is a magazine article written by Kimberly Hartke, “Singular Hope – How to Help the Marriage-Minded Single”

http://hartkeisonline.com/news/portfolio/