Category: Dating

GUEST BLOG: “Writing Letters to My Future Husband” by Stephanie Calis

  I hope he’s from a big family who likes to eat. I hope he’s funny. Oh, and it would be nice, God, if he had blue eyes. Some people fall asleep counting sheep (or do they? Raise your hand if you’ve ever actually done this?). From the time I was thirteen, fresh and on fire from hearing Crystalina Evert’s…

Should You Date While Discerning?

 by Bobby Angel No, probably not.   It’s one of the toughest struggles, especially for a young person seeking to do the will of God in their lives, to adequately discern a religious vocation while desiring to date.  I tried to walk that line in college and failed more than a few times, hurting several friends in the process.  …

My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale

My Marriage is Not a Fairy Tale by Jackie Angel Also titled, “How you can marry the man of your dreams and still want to punch him in the face sometimes” A few years ago, as a single woman, I sat across from a young engaged couple at a Theology of the Body retreat during lunchtime. Curious about their “love…

Love & Responsibility Talk in NYC

We gave a talk in New York City earlier this summer for young adults.  The topic was “Love & Responsibility,” with a focus on dating and all those questions we love/hate to ask.  It was a lot of fun.  The talk was filmed and was recently posted, along with the brief Q&A we did at the end of the night.…

When a Woman Likes a Man

I wrote an article with a friend of ours, Arleen Spenceley, regarding what should a woman do (from a man’s perspective) when she likes a man and she’s posted it up on her website.  She’s written some quality stuff, I highly recommend reading her posts.   Check out the article by clicking here!   Remember that dating is less about the games…

On Every Breaking Wave

  As a U2 fan, I was one of three people not complaining about a free album that showed up my iTunes library last year. New music from my favorite band, pro bono? [See what I did there?] Yes, please.   One of the most poignant and heart-breaking tracks from Songs of Innocence received amazing new life through its new…

The Wedding of My Dreams?

BY JACKIE ANGEL I hated planning our wedding. Thinking about this one-day event for nine months about made me want to stick a chopstick in my eye. Not because I felt like I did it all by myself (I didn’t), nor because I don’t like having fun (I do), or because I hate sparkly things (I love sparkly things), but…

The Devil Wants You to Settle In Your Relationship

Besides choosing to give Christ my entire heart and life at 18 (after falling in love with Him in the Eucharist), the best decision I ever made was to wait 28 years for the man of my dreams. There were so many times I could’ve settled for a nice Catholic guy who treated me well and bored me to tears.…

Every Girl Deserves a “Bobby Angel”

Every Girl Deserves a “Bobby Angel”A few months ago, a lady came up to me after I sang at Mass and said to me, “You sing like an angel!” It then dawned on me: my last name is going to be “Angel.” “This is going to be ridiculous,” I thought. Not only does “Jackie Angel” sound like a made-up stage…

Become a Saint

I remember reading a book by Jason Evert while I was in seminary. I think it was If You Really Loved Me. One sentence in particular struck me and really changed my outlook concerning my vocation: The best thing you can do for your future spouse is to become a saint. We believe that all men and women are called…