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December 9, 2016

New Traditions

The holiday season is a time of nostalgia and traditions. Katie reflects on the traditions that shape who we are and the beauty of creating new traditions with her husband.

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November 10, 2016

NFP: “Not Freaking Practical” at Times…but Worth It in the End

While it is a beautiful and fruitful way of life, practicing NFP in marriage is not always easy. Blogger Katie reflects on this particular struggle in her newly married life, with certainty that it will bring her and her husband to holiness.

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October 5, 2016

Love for Love’s Sake

The first few months of marriage are both beautiful and difficult. Tommy talks about the sacrifices hidden in newlywed bliss and how the choices we make can help us to progress in loving the other for their own sake.

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September 6, 2016

Love Only Grows

Twelve weeks into marriage, Katie writes about her #1 example: her parents. Through their 32 years of marriage (and counting) they’ve shown how love always keeps growing.

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August 2, 2016

Days Well Spent

Newlywed Katie reflects on her first 58 days of marriage to Tommy. Through the graces of the Sacrament, bloggers Katie and Tommy have come to understand and love each other more deeply. Read Katie’s recent blog post for her touching thoughts on marriage.

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July 5, 2016

Lord, it is good that we are here!

In his recent post, newlywed Tommy McGrady encourages readers to continue supporting married couples after their wedding day. Read Tommy’s reflections on the value of community and the power of prayer.

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June 2, 2016

Growing Closer to the Heart

Life is often chaotic, leaving little time to invest in relationships. Find out how engaged couple Tommy and Katie (who are getting married on Saturday!) remain grounded in their love for one another.

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Created & Called Into Love

Created & Called Into Love

“God who created man out of love also calls him to love – the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being…Since God created them man and woman, their mutual love becomes an image of the absolute and unfailing love with which God loves man.” – Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 1604

Tommy was born in Plymouth, PA, the younger of two children. After majoring in Biology and working in the medical industry for two years, Tommy decided to jump into ministry and began working for the Diocese of Scranton as the Diocesan Youth Director. Katie grew up in Lake Charles, LA, the oldest of two children, and despite the fact that the humidity there doesn’t do her hair any favors, it is home. Katie majored in Theology at the University of Dallas and has been working as a youth minister and teacher since graduating in 2011. Katie and Tommy met after he read a blog she posted and messaged her on Facebook. After fifteen months of long distance dating (1,226 miles of distance, to be precise) Tommy moved to Lake Charles and began working as the campus minister at the same school as Katie. They were married in June 2016.

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