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Throughout our journey together, there have been resources we have found invaluable. These resources have helped us in every season of life, and we hope they can help you in whatever season you find yourself in. 

 

Please know we do not claim any rights to these resources. We simply want to share the good things that the Lord has put in our path with you.

Enjoy!

PAUL & GRETCHEN GEORGE

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Paul and Gretchen are good friends of ours who have been an incredible light and help as we journey through marriage and life in general. Paul and Gretchen run a nonprofit that assists people as well as organizations discover the art of living. Find out more about them and their ministry below.

WITNESS TO LOVE

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Witness to Love provides local churches with the tools to transform existing programs of marriage preparation into wellsprings of dynamic marriage discipleship that foster both parish connection and nurture authentic accompaniment before and after the wedding day.

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DUMB OX MINISTRIES

Dumb Ox Ministries works with teens, young adults, and families; cultivating their authentic masculinity and femininity through the Theology of the Body, helping them to prepare for, discern, and pursue their unique vocations to love. Dumb Ox offers group retreats, parish missions, and diocesan events, ministering to people through one-on-one mentoring, multimedia, live music, and dynamic speaking.

THEOLOGY OF THE BODY INSTITUTE

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The Theology of the Body (TOB) is Saint John Paul II's masterwork. It provides beautiful and compelling answers to the deepest questions we all ask ourselves: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I be happy? Why do I experience all these deep longings in my body and soul and what am I to do with them? What is my ultimate destiny and how do I get there? The Theology of the Body Institute promotes TOB at a popular level to both the Christian and the secular cultures.

MIKE MANGIONE

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Truly on the our favorites, Mike is a friend and mentor whose music speaks from his heart to the listeners. Mike has an uncanny ability to write songs in a way that evoke a certain feeling in his listeners. Mike will also be working with Mark on his upcoming album. Find out more about Mike below and learn how you can support Mark's upcoming album as well. 

BEN RECTOR

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Why? Because life is just a little bit better with Ben Rector in it. If you're looking for a soundtrack to live your life to, look no further. Our first dance as a couple was to one of Ben's songs. Ben's music has accompanied us as we washed dishes, cried, gone on road trips, cooked breakfast, raised our kids, and many more. Check him out. We promise you will not be disappointed.

RITA WEST

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If you are looking for music to help you pray, look no further. Rita is a beautiful friend who has the gift of helping people pray through her music. She has released numerous projects, including her debut record, Chosen, and collaborations with artists such as Novum Collective and John Finch. Her newest project, Invitation, was released May 2019. Find out more about her and her music below.

YOUR BLUE FLAME by Jennifer Fulwiler

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We love this book! Its full title is Your Blue Flame: Drop the guilt and do what makes you come alive. This book centers on the fact that we all have "a blue flame" (a personal passion that gives us energy and is meant for us to share with the world). Find out more about Jennifer and her book below.

GET YOUR LIFE BACK by John Eldredge

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This book is all about recovering your life. John Eldredge provides a practical, simple, and refreshing guide to taking your life back. By practicing a few wonder­fully simple practices—or what John calls “graces”—you can begin to recover your soul, disentangle from the tragedies of this broken world, and discover the restorative power of beauty. We think this one is a must read.

THEOLOGY OF HOME by Carrie Gress & Noelle Mering

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Written by three wives and mothers, Theology of Home is a simple guide to help reorient all of us toward our true home, allowing us to think purposefully about how to make our own homes on earth better equipped to get all those living in them to the Father's house.

PRAY, DECIDE, & DON'T WORRY by Jackie & Bobby Angel

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Ever struggle with making decisions? (We do...like all the time). This book equips you with a clear, five-step process for discernment. By drawing from the tradition of the Church and insights from the saints and the Bible, this book teaches you how to recognize God's voice in your life. It even shows that it's possible to be"waiting" yet still joyfully alive at the same time. You'll love it.

THESE BEAUTIFUL BONES by Emily Stimpson

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These Beautiful Bones takes you on a walk through St. John Paul II's Theology of the Body. With both humor and practical wisdom, it sheds light on what the theology of the body has to say about life beyond the bedroom, about the everyday moments of life, helping you discover how to let grace enter into those moments and make of them something extraordinary.

THE CORPORAL WORKS OF MOMMY (& DADDY TOO) by Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak

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St. Therese of Lisieux's little way shows us that we can achieve holiness by performing even the smallest acts with great love. For the family, every day is made up of many, many small acts, and in each one we have the opportunity to practice mercy and be a living example of how to love and follow God. This book gives parents practical suggestions, tips, and ideas for ways to practice the corporal works of mercy in the home, and reflection questions for delving deeper into the topics. Each chapter also includes a prayer for God s guidance in our pursuit of the little way of the family.

PARENTING WITH GRACE by Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak

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This book guides parents through each stage of child development, from infancy through adolescence, offering additional age-specific advice on "parenting with grace."In it, Dr. Greg & Lisa Popcak will help you discover: seven factors that make Catholic parents unique, how to C.A.R.E. enough to parent your very best, and practical, faith-filled solutions to common problems of every childhood stage -- sleep problems, tantrums, faith issues, childhood fears, dating, dealing with technology and media, and much, much more!

THE BIBLE IN A YEAR

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If you’ve struggled to read the Bible, this podcast is for you. Ascension’s Bible in a Year Podcast, hosted by Fr. Mike Schmitz, guides Catholics through the Bible in 365 daily episodes starting January 1st, 2021. Each 20-25 minute episode includes: two to three scripture readings, a reflection from Fr. Mike Schmitz, and guided prayer to help you hear God’s voice in his Word.

ABIDING TOGETHER

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Abiding Together is a weekly podcast hosted by Michelle Benzinger, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, and Heather Khym, providing a place of connection, rest and encouragement for people who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.

ALWAYS HOPE

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The Always Hope is a production of Willwoods Faith and Marriage, hosted by Dr. Mario Sacasa. Its aim is simple: to bring hope. Through engaging interviews with well-informed guests, Dr. Mario draws on his years of counseling experience and knowledge of the Catholic Christian faith to help us find the good in life, relationships, and culture.

TYLER NEIL PHOTOGRAPHY

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Tyler and his wife Carolyn are close friends of ours who are exceptionally talented. Many of the photos you see on our website are because of their teamwork, efforts, and talent. Tyler's vision comes to life through his camera as he is able to capture moments in your life in a way that allows you to return to that moment again and again.