How is a love marriage like an arranged marriage?

Boy, that sounds like the beginning to a stupid pun. But actually, it’s my new article at Aleteia!

The ways we’ve changed have strained our marriage, but they haven’t broken it — because, as it turns out, our marriage wasn’t built on our original compatibility; it was built, like my Pakistani friend’s [arranged marriage], on our basic good will and love for each other, and on our commitment to marriage for life.

Our marriage really isn’t that different from hers after all.

Read the rest here!


Make the most out of Facebook

I couldn’t possibly quit Facebook! Who would I send my prayer requests to? How would I get my cute-baby-picture fix? Who would I talk to when I’m home alone with the baby? Here’s an article I wrote for Aleteia, with some ways to maximize the good you can get out of Facebook, and cut down on temptations to gossip or get angry:

6 ways to make your Facebook experience more positive and healthy