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  1. Mary Ellender
    March 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Jackie I just heard you at the women’s conference in Houma, LA. Awesome talk!! Just saying your boyfriend, fiancee , is a hottie!! Oh yea!!

  2. anthony
    March 10, 2013 at 4:37 am

    hi jackie i saw you at the steubenville retreat you wre amzing keep up the…AWESOME!

  3. Marissa Knight
    March 12, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Jakie i love you so much, i saw you at the Steubenville Youth Conference. you are so insperational and i want to grow up and be sucessful like you! you are my new idol and i wish you the best of luck with Bobby on August 10th!!! :D love you.
    Marissa

  4. March 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    hi, you spoke at my school once when i was going through a bit of a crisis. i was loosing respect for my self and started dressing inappropriately, i figured any “good looking guy” who thought i was pretty was “close enough”. i started changing myself for guys who i had never even spoken to and began to see myself as an object.no guy had ever shown interest in me, so i thought i should show myself. i was living half with God, and half for attention. after your speech and some thinking (I’m sure the Holy Spirit helped me out here), i regained my self respect,. i found beauty in modesty and am, as you said “on fire for my faith”. Now i am choosing to abstain from any relationship until God picks the right one for me. i trust that my first relationship will be under God’s care, i also wear a purity ring now :) thank you so much, God Bless!

  5. Monica
    April 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Hi jackie! :) First of all, I just wanted to say thank you for the wonderful speech you gave at the Steubenville retreat. It made me realize that God has someone special saved for me, and that that person will truly respect me. I also realized that you probably won’t marry that one boyfriend who you think is absolutely perfect for you. Even if he does seem like a wonderful person who has a strong relationship with God, he may not be the one who is meant to spend the rest of his life with you. Another thing you talked about was modesty. I’ve always dressed modestly, but when you talked about it, I’ve been thinking more about it. I think more girls need to understand why it’s so important.
    Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH!:)

    love,
    Monica

    P.S. I hope you and Bobby have a joyful wedding and a long, happy life together filled with many blessings and God’s love because both of you deserve it. :)

  6. Kenzie J.
    April 10, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    Jackie,
    I saw you speak at Steubinville last summer, and you were such a blast. I have since thought about how much fun you were, and how I hoped very much that you would find your perfect match very soon.
    I am so glad that you have found each other, and Bobby, you are very lucky! But Jackie, you seem pretty lucky, as well.
    God is good.
    Much love,
    a silly 16 year old girl :)

  7. Abby Kelly
    June 22, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    Thank you Jackie for being the amazing holy women you are. I am 18, and I have been through a roller coaster with boys. I was sexually assaulted for 3 years starting I was 13. I was dating the guy and justified it with words the devil was feeding me. I had never forgiven myself nor ever thought I deserved love of any man of God because I believed it was my fault that I was put in that terrible situation. I attempted suicide in january of 2012, with the devil putting lies in my life i never believed I would become a women of God.A year ago you spoke at Steubenville of the Rockies, and you changed my life. I have now forgiven myself, I make every day a new day to grow with God. Although I have fallen, God always shows me his strength. This weekend is Steubenville of the Rockies, and I am heartbroken that I can’t attend due to a family trip. But I understand that God needs those people there, and me here. With this whole long story, I would just like to thank you. Because with your love for God, you showed me his forgiving grace and love. I have changed my life and vowed to help other people with similar situations. Thank you thank you thank you, for loving God and showing other girls like me how amazing he is. You are always in my prayers.

    • Ann
      June 23, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      Your story is beautiful and I thank God for giving you the strength you have. You said you vowed to help others in similar situations. I wanted you to know that I believe I have also experienced similar abuse and your story has served as an inspiration for me. God bless and best wishes :)

  8. baylee
    October 7, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I just heard you at Holy Hill, and I have to say I loved you, your talk, your relationship,… EVERYTHING!!! Your are definitely my second (Mary being the first) new role model. And I just have to say THANK YOU!!!!

  9. Erin
    October 8, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Hey Jackie! It would be awesome if you could do a blog on homecoming dances. As you might guess, a lot of homecoming dances are a bit….err…COUGH ratchet COUGH, and/or may encourage an atmosphere where kids “bump and grind” all night. I know a lot of girls who aren’t really into that, one of the reasons being our faith, but we also want to attend the dance because this’ll be our last homecoming ever….what do we do?

  10. Daiana
    November 24, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Hey Jackie I wanted to just say that im exited to hear your talk when you come to Toronto this summer!! love your talks, i can deff relate!! thanks so much for all the inspiration!

  11. Tricia
    November 25, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    JACKIE AND BOBBY YOU BOTH NEED TO COME TO WORK-CAMP WITH THE ARLINGTON DIOCESES. WE NEED SOMEONE AWESOME LIKE YOU FOR ALL OF THE TEENS!!!!! Your talks are so inspirational and they really got me motivated to pray more. They had a suggestions sheets for 2014 work camp speakers in the summer and I put your name down!!!!

  12. yoli
    January 21, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    Jackie & Bobby
    I am a mother and my question to you both is there a book you can recommend. For young adults my son is 22 years old his girlfriend is 21 years old, they want to move in together. They have been talking about it for a few months now. June is the date he gave me that he might move out. My son was brought up Catholic, but is not a practice Catholic now. Last year he did go to church with us maybe a handful times. In fact he has been questioning our Catholic faith too, longer than he’s been dating his girlfriend. He’s been dating her for about two years, with a fall out in between for a couple of months. She’s a very nice girl I really like her a lot, but she has no belief in any religion. I think she believes in a higher power is all. Her Dad is Chinese and her mom is a Jew, but they don’t practice any religion the mom practice some of Jews Rituals. I would love both of them to follow our Cathoic faith and wait to move in, when they’re ready for marriage. They are both very intelligent young adults. We invited her to our church, and say she would go, now my son he’s not to happy about it. I have told him how my husband and I feel, but says there is nothing we can say that’s going to change is mine. My Son has a lot of doubts about religion and the Bible.:( I hope you can reccommend anything, I thought a book as I said they are very intelligent. Thank You Jackie & Bobby
    I

    • February 2, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Hey there Yoli,

      Well, yeah, this is a tough situation. Firstly, remember the power of prayer. St. Monica prayer for years and years before it was time in God’s providence that her son Augustine would enter into the faith. So pray for your son and his girlfriend that they can have wisdom about the situation. Intelligence doesn’t necessarily mean wisdom.

      A book I definitely would recommend is “Good News About Sex and Marriage” by Christopher West. It spells out our Church’s teaching on the goodness of sex and the human body, and also answers all the “tough” questions, so they can skip to the facts about living together, premarital sex, etc. It takes a humble heart to receive this teaching. He has to be willing to be open to hearing why we believe what we believe…and if he is, this could be the “key” to help him understand the beauty of Christ and the Church.

      Someone also recently posted this blog on the subject of cohabitation, check it out: http://www.fancylittlethings.com/2013/05/6-reasons-living-together-doesnt-work/
      Hope some of this helps!
      -Bobby

  13. February 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Hello, I love your blog and.thank you for your witness. I am a mother of five and an.NFP advocate, with an itty bitty blog. My husband and I speak to audiences here in our community and surrounding area on NFP. I am building NFP testimonies on my blog so our audience has a place to go to read about other NFPing couples.. Our audiences are mostly people who have.no idea what it is so I am hoping to have real truthful guest posts on couples experiences with NFP. My request is sincere in asking for you to post on your experience. I love yoru post on WHY NFP is AWESOME. Would you be interested in featuring that on my blog with a link back to your blog? Thanks for your time and thank you again for your witness.you can email me at galeski at telus dot net or comment on my blog. Peace.

  14. kp_ffa
    February 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Hi Jackie, so I just heard you talk in SD last night and I felt both really inspired yet really lost. I am 22 and have been with my boyfriend for a little over 5 years (since senior year of high school) and to keep this short, I guess what I am asking is – Is it possible to end up marrying the guy who has cheated on you before?

    He used to be really bad, I’m not going to sugar coat that – And I know that in the past year and a half he’s been better, he prays more, he hasn’t wronged me in this past year and a half (we even both went to your talk last night, which caused us to even have a bigger talk afterwards) and I just don’t know what to do. Most of the time, I see him fixing himself and it makes me happy, but sometimes I still dwell on the past and fear he will “relapse.”

    I just want to know if it really can be worth it. I know I am supposed to be able to forgive, and I want to say I do, but obviously I haven’t forgotten and I fear it will always be a hindrance to us ever moving fully forward. He says he doesn’t expect me to heal from the hurt quickly and knows I will need my time, but I just don’t know if it is actually something I can recover from.

  15. March 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Hi Jackie!
    I saw you speak at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis today and wanted to let you know that your message in your talk really hit home with me. I am also a senior right now and also got back from our senior retreat and it definitely opened my eyes up more to exploring my Catholic faith. You are truly an inspiration to me and I appreciate you taking the time to talk to us today!

  16. ockluger14
    March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Jackie!
    I saw you speak at Cathedral High School today and your message absolutely hit home with me. I am senior who recently just got back from our senior retreat and it definitely opened my eyes to learning more about my Catholic faith. You are truly and inspiration to me and I want to thank you for taking the time to talk to us today!

  17. Krista
    April 11, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Hey Jackie and Bobby! You guys are awesome! I was wondering if you could write about what it was like discerning before either of you were brought into each others life? Were you convinced you really truly were being called to become a priest / nun or did you always kind of have an inkling about marriage?

    You always hear “when your called, you KNOW”
    But then sometimes (naturally) you do know, with every part of who you are. And then sometimes your like ” wait…do I?”

    I get the , accepting the gift of now that He has given us, and trusting what is to come:)

    And that he has called us first and foremost to be holy, to be his and that sometimes that entails a life we never even thought about, or expected. I would love to know what you felt like during your discernment, before you knew each other.

    Thanks!

    P.S Congrats on the baby!!:)

    • April 19, 2014 at 10:37 am

      Hey Krista,

      Thanks for writing! We’re working on a series on Discernment now, actually. It took up many years and energy for both of us to get to where we are, and our hearts go out to those young (and not so young) people stuck in that “limbo” of wondering what God wants of them. So yes, it is coming!

      And thank you! Prayers, por favor!

  18. Julia
    May 16, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Jackie and Bobby,

    First off, Jackie I love you. You have taught me so much more about my faith and I am grateful. Anyways I have a question. I’m 14 years old and I just really want to know what God wants me to do in life. As in vocation wise and career wise. How will I be able to tell if He is speaking to me? How can I distribute what my desires and wishes are from what He is calling me to do? I’m not sure what God wants me to be in life, but whatever it is I want to do.
    Thank you and congrats on your pregnancy. God bless you!

  19. Kathryn Kerby
    July 6, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Hey Jackie! First of all, I want to say thanks so much for speaking at the Steubenville Toronto 2014! God has definitely given you the gift to speak from your heart and touch the hearts of so many people. After being involved in the workshops, presentations, masses, and music of this weekend, I deeply felt that I was “changed” and it was as if I did a U-turn and now feel like i”m closer than ever to God! Your inspirational and spirit-filled talks were my favorite part of the weekend and I very much appreciate you taking the time and energy to be a part of the awesome weekend!!! Thank-you so much for helping me become closer to God, deeper in my faith, and find myself again when I thought I would never be able to. I wish I could listen to so many more of your talks and experience what I did this weekend a hundred more times! You brought back the child in me, you filled my spirit with joyful praises to God, and you gave me courage and self-power as a “woman of God”. When you spoke to us women about how amazing and significant we are made in the image and likeness of God, it gave me the strength I needed to truly appreciate my womanhood and youth! Furthermore, the energy that you displayed to us was so inspirational and made your talks so much more emotional and personal, which gave me the feeling that I could really trust every word you said. I became so emotional and cried so hard when you told us that it is a sin to be our own God and that we can’t try to be someone else and live their way, because that ‘s exactly what Satan wants us to do. I was living my life that way I thought I should and being my own God along with being jealous of others and wishing I was anyone but myself. I strayed so far away from the light of God that I didn’t think he would let me back on the right oath to salvation. But with your help, I was overcome with a variety of emotions and found myself; God is my only way and he is the wheel of my car. Thanks again and good luck on your little girl ;)

    Love and Prayers,
    Kathryn

  20. Amanda
    July 8, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    Thank you Jackie for your beautiful witness of faith at the Steubenville Toronto conference! You have inspired me to become a more faithful women of God and to get serious about praying daily!
    Congratulations on your marriage and pregnancy, may God bless you, Bobby and your baby!

  21. Audrey
    July 20, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Just got to hear Jackie speak at Steubenville East 2014!! Amazing wisdom and wonderful humor! Absolutely loved it! Thank you for being such an inspiration to catholics!

  22. Olivia
    July 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Jackie! I don’t know if you will actually see this but I had to give it a shot!

    So today at the Steubie East conference I heard your wonderful talks and was really inspired to tell you a personal story of mine. (I actually met you today but was too starstruck to say anything).
    About a year ago I went on a purity/femininity/catholic youtube video binge (that’s a real thing it happens I promise) and I came across one of your videos. In it my friend and I heard about how you wrote in a journal for your future husband and we were amazed. We had never thought of anything like it before. I IMMEDIATELY wanted to do it.

    But of course, inaction kicked in and I let time pass. But for some reason the urge to pray for my vocation had really been pressing on my heart. So I prayed a prayer for vocations every night, I prayed a novena to St. Maria Goretti for purity in whatever my vocation may be, and I prayed your famous 54-day Rosary novena.

    Anyway, my intention was just to find my vocation and for the Lord to make it clear to me. So on the 27th day, nothing really significant happened. But I was not upset, I was more thankful for how close I had come to the Lord in the great amount of prayer I had added into my life. So 27 more thankful days pass and still nothing. So I offered up again that long novena I had just completed and was content, but not answered.

    So I am praying and praying to find out my vocation and it comes to be around my birthday time (October). I had been becoming slightly unnerved for the lack of response from God, but I kept on praying.

    Now back to that friend I was watching your videos with, she had bought me a birthday present and was so so excited to give it to me. Naturally, I am thinking oh jewelry or a cool book or chocolate; totally unprepared for what was about to happen.

    I go to open up this gift and in it I see a purple leather journal with gold lining on the edges of the pages. I go to look up at my friend and she said, “Remember how a while ago we had talked about writing in a journal for our future husbands? Well I saw this and thought it would be perfect for you!” Little did she know that I had been praying and praying for MONTHS silently about finding whether I was called to marriage or the religious life.

    My mouth drops and I explained to her how special this was. This is my answer. God has heard me. Mary has advocated for me.
    I have never had that feeling before. Just utter bewilderment towards the fact that God IS actually listening!

    To this day I still write in it about once a month and I have taped to the inside a card signed with my vow of purity and my vow to save sex until I meet a saint worthy to share the divine act.

    SO. I just wanted to THANK you and share with you how your sharing of your stories has brought me deeper in my prayer life than I had ever been before. I felt the strong need to tell you this story and I hope it just gives you reassurance that you ARE in the right place, and you are so beautifully and courageously doing Gods will. Thank you eternally and please pray for me as I delve deeper into Christ every day!
    God bless you and your soon-to-be family. :)
    Peace and Love in Christ always,
    Olivia

    ps and totally unrelated. SO cool that you guys watch The Office. Schrute on.

  23. James
    August 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Jackie and Bobby! Please pray for a friend of mine, she may have appendicitis and needs all the prayers she can get!

    • August 19, 2014 at 1:46 pm

      You got it!

      • James
        August 19, 2014 at 8:55 pm

        Thank-you!

  24. Nicole
    October 16, 2014 at 12:53 am

    Jackie & Bobby,
    I came upon your blog by pure chance (God’s will?) while i was going through some of Paul J Kim’s old posts. He mentioned you in passing and I just looked you guys up! And how happy I am that I did!
    Truth be told, I was searching for some inspiration and some direction. I’m 25, studying to be a Doctor in India and have been missing my home in California for ages now. Its been a strange sort of journey for me but it has brought me so incredibly close to Jesus. It definitely is a challenge not being around a lot of strong Catholic (or at the very least Christian) brothers and sisters, so when I do find something online i really latch onto it.
    I just wanted to say thanks! Your blog posts and insights have gotten me through some really tough times, moments of weakness and doubt. Keep doing what you are doing!! You are truly a blessing to the youth and even if no one else is listening, you know that you have one really thankful listener here in India !
    May God bless you both, your marriage and your ministry always!
    Much Love,
    Nicole

  25. Kelsey
    November 16, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Hello Jackie,
    you recently spoke at the hfk conference, and I absolutely love your speech. You talked about things that were going on in my life that are very hard and challenging and I was seeing if you would help me.
    thank you so much for your love and your care that you give to everyone.
    thanks, and god bless❤

  26. Haley
    November 17, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Jackie and bobby,
    Last year, I have been starting to think deeper about my faith. I have so many questions that I don’t know the answer to. How do you know, when you are praying, if god is talking to you? I’m afraid to ask other people because they will make fun of me, but if I ask you, I know you won’t and I thank you. I am apart of the edge group, and during small group time, we were talking about our guardian angels. I didn’t say anything. People were saying that they have met theirs. I don’t know what that meant. How do you know that you have met your guardian angel?
    I really look up to you because you know alot that goes on between girls and you have talked to me about that before. Thanks alot for your talents you share with so many kids and teens. God bless♥♥♥

    • November 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

      Hey Haley,
      Thanks for writing! I think it’s one of the most common struggles in prayer–“did God say that or did I think God said that? Is this His voice or mine?” Prayer should gradually become more enjoyable and necessary. The more time we spend with God, the more we realize that our soul needs this time, and the more time we spend, the better we get to know His voice (like with any friend). And if prayer is dialogue, then at some point and in some way God will speak to us. Usually it’s in the quiet of our hearts, perhaps a feeling of peace or feeling loved and cared for. Maybe it will be a word that seemingly came from nowhere, or an image or memory. Or if you’re praying with Scripture, then maybe your heart is moved by a particular passage. This can all be ways God is speaking to you.

      Regarding the guardian angel question, don’t be weirded out if you haven’t met yours. I think it’s a special grace received by some, but doesn’t seem to be the norm. I’m pretty sure I haven’t met mine yet, even after taking it to prayer. By all means, ask in prayer for the protection of your guardian angel, and if it is willed, that yours may be revealed to you. Pray with faith, and you never know!
      -Bobby
      PS: Check out this link for more info:http://www.peterkreeft.com/topics/angels.htm

  27. Haley
    November 18, 2014 at 6:53 pm

    Bobby,
    Thank you for your feedback. I just took a look at the website, and read through it all. It has inspired me to keep praying with god about my guardian angel. Thank you so much❤

  28. L.
    December 24, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Hi Jackie, Merry Christmas to you and your family. I have a prayer request, for my uncle who was recently released from jail… I pray he realize what a blessing it is that he was bailed out and that he has a second chance to start over. I pray that he may forgive everyone he has hurt and that he has hurt as well and take responsibility for his own actions and that he may stop blaming others for his circumstances. I also pray that the Lord may lead us (my friends and I) out of temptation and want for a boyfriend. In God’s perfect timing he will fulfill out hearts desires and transform us inside and out to be ready for our future husbands. God bless you and your family. xoxo

    • January 19, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you! We’ve been keeping your uncle in prayer!
      -Jackie & Bobby

  29. LN
    January 12, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Jackie and Bobby,
    I was with my boyfriend for about a year and a half, and although we loved each other and said we were going to wait to have sex until marriage, we went farther than I had wanted to by being intimate, and eventually I realized just how much of a mistake I’d made. Things took a turn for the worst when we started to grow apart after he started college. Although he’s only half an hour away, he started to gradually ignore me, lie to me, and stopped attempting to meet with me to spend time together. He’s never acted like this before and it was tearing me apart. I knew God was calling me to start over, and I’ve repented and have thrown my life into into my Catholic beliefs. I told him our relationship needed a fresh start and renewed boundaries or I would leave the relationship, but he hasn’t talked to me since. Now, despite my confusion with God’s will for my life, I’m more worried that no one will want to marry me because of my mistake, and I’m constantly guilty to the point where I’m convinced I’m going to die alone or be judged or be regarded as worthless…I can’t feel forgiven even though God has forgiven me. I still feel like me and my now ex-boyfriend still have a part in each others’ lives, but whether we do or don’t how do I move on and stop feeling so guilty? How will I find someone that is Catholic and will accept me despite these mistakes? Help!

    • January 19, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      Know that you are in our prayers, and we’ll be emailing you privately to flesh out a deeper response! Check out the blog I wrote on my own story (https://jackieandbobby.com/2013/03/05/o-happy-fault/). Forgiving ourselves can be one of the hardest parts of the whole trail, but it’s one you have to allow God, and God alone, to carry you through.
      -Bobby

  30. Jacques
    January 19, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    A friend of mine could use some prayers for encouragement, strength, faith, hope and love. Also please pray for her and her family as they prepare to move.

  31. Valerie
    March 21, 2015 at 4:37 am

    Hi Jackie and Bobby,
    My fiance and I broke up the engagement 6 months prior to the marriage. I feel at peace after the decision was made, was struggling a lot with inner turmoil for the past 7 months before we broke up.

    I have slowly returned back to God and Church after the decision was made. And am still having doubts if i will ever be about be to find the One that God has sent me for. I was a bit in dilemma about my vocation, was my vocation not marriage given that i broke up my engagement. Was discerning quite hard about it, and then i realised how much i adore kids (im not a kids person. i never held a kid before – im in late 20s) but I started looking at Kids in a very nurturing, special way 5 months before my fiance and I broke up. It came as a “call” to me that marriage might be what i desire.

    I feel sense of despair and disappointment, given that engagement ended..Am i forgotten child?

    Love

    • March 23, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Valerie,
      Thank you for writing…Jackie and I both experienced engagement-type scenarios and the breakups afterward. It’s rough and the healing absolutely will take time and prayer, but healing and wholeness does come again. You are absolutely not forgotten, you are a beloved daughter of the Father who great plans for you yet.

      While not knowing you as a person or your greater story, the desire to children and the desire to nurture them doesn’t equate a call to marriage…it means you’re a healthy human being! Great priests that I know are “dads” in a very real sense, and Jackie and I know generous sisters who live a joyful spiritual motherhood. It’s ultimately an indicator of a generous heart, and your challenge is to remain open and receptive while God unfolds his plan in his time…to not grasp out of fear or loneliness. Especially if you are called to marriage, to allow God to work in your life during this valuable time is essential. Run to him, especially in the sacraments or in adoration, and ask for his healing and peace. Jackie and I can both attest, He will respond in kind.
      God bless!
      -Bobby

      • March 23, 2015 at 5:10 pm

        Thanks!
        Jackie and bobby,
        how did you both know what’s God vocation for you? Does a broken engagement means marriage is not my vocation? Is there such thing as ‘missed chance/plan’?

        Thanks!

      • March 23, 2015 at 5:12 pm

        Thanks for the,kind reassuring words.

        how did you both know whats your vocation? Does a broken engagement means marriage is not my vocation? Is there such thing as ‘missed plan/chance’?

        Thanks In advance!

  32. kderoche8
    June 16, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Bobby, have you ever had feelings of re entering the seminary after dating Jackie? If so, I would love to hear your battle (or assurance) of this. And also (if so) how Jackie felt.

    Thank you so much. And thank you both for y’all witness :)

    • June 18, 2015 at 11:13 am

      Thanks for the kind words! I personally never felt unsettled about my decision. I wrestled with the question of my vocation for so many years that when I finally started pursuing Jackie and felt such a deep peace about it, I knew that this was it. So I never experienced a period of questioning of thinking I made the “wrong choice.”

      So people experience that…for a multitude of reasons. Sometimes it’s the devil, sometimes it’s our own wounded-ness trying to self-sabotage ourselves…or it could have even been a rashly discerned decision and it takes awhile to process what has been chosen.

      There are moments when I miss the community of men or the beauty of our liturgies…but I know that I made the right choice. ;)
      -Bobby

  33. kderoche8
    June 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

    I appreciate your response so much. It put a tremendous amount of peace in my heart. Again, I thank you :)

    -Katie

  34. kderoche8
    June 19, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    Also Bobby, I have a prayer intention. If you wouldn’t mind (because I know coming from you this would be powerful) to pray for my friend’s discernment into the seminary. I had a strong sense of fear, confusion, and only security and obligation while praying very intensely for this person. I only want his true desires to be met with God’s desires for Him in order to live out his vocation fulfillingly/joyfully, and I want him to be okay with finding that. Also, that he may be given a spirit of true humility.

    Again, thank you and it means everything :)
    -Katie

  35. Alexis
    August 4, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Hey Jackie and Bobby!! :-)
    I know it’s cliche to say I love you and watch your videos all of the time. I know you are basically celebrities on fire for Jesus so you will most not likely respond!!! But I think you are so so so cool!!! :D I am not catholic, but I watch your videos all of the time and I want to become catholic. Jackie I want to be just like you!!!! :-)
    Love,
    Alexis!!! :-)

  36. Jose
    March 12, 2017 at 3:08 am

    Hey Jackie I saw you in the Boise retreat yesterday keep up the good work ur a real role model

  37. Rushelle Forsmann
    March 13, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    Hi Jackie and Bobby!
    Just saw you both at ICYC and just wanted you to know you are amazing! Perfect example of what LOVE really is.
    I am from Redding California and both my parents divorced when I was 5. But I was able to find my one true love. I have a beautiful family and live in Cottonwood, Idaho.
    Thank you for your inspirational talks to our youth!

  38. EJF
    October 14, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Just saw you on EWTN. Nice job!

  39. James Louviere
    October 14, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Please pray for Jacob, J.L. and family, D.D. and family, R.U. and family. Thanks so much

    • October 14, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Amen. May the Lord bless them and bring healing wherever it is needed

  40. Alicia
    October 14, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Hello. We will be married 25 years, we have 7 kids ages 3-27. I just saw you on at home with Jim and joy. Your book looks very helpful. We used to be a marriage encounter team couple. Now my husband is not”free” to give himself to our marriage. Please pray for us. . We are both devoted to our family and are trying very hard. I have ms and he does carry that cross every day. Please advise if you can. Alicia

    • October 14, 2017 at 11:36 am

      Thank you for reaching out, Alicia.
      It’s a mystery that we carry the crosses that we do, but we know that God can use all these hardships for his glory and our own. God desires our wholeness. Be sure to allow your prayer to be raw and don’t neglect praying together as a couple. Also, reach out to friends who may be able to assist. No man is an island and as Christians we can’t go through life afraid to ask for help.

      Hope that these initial points offer some assistance. Thank you for reaching out…will keep your family in our prayers!

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