Stina Kielsmeier-Cook: The Search for Community

Season 2, Episode 3 of Messy Jesus Business, hosted by Sister Julia Walsh LISTEN HERE: IN THIS EPISODE: In Season 2, Episode 3, Sister Julia Walsh talks with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook, author of a spiritual memoir: Blessed are the Nones: Mixed Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community. They discuss Kielsmeier-Cook’s search for understanding andContinue reading “Stina Kielsmeier-Cook: The Search for Community”

His church and mine: A love story

“So, you’re Catholic, but you’re married to a Lutheran pastor. How does that work?” I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been asked this question in my seven years of marriage. Depending upon the inquirer, I have a few canned answers that easily roll off the tongue, but the simplest and most genuine is this: “ByContinue reading “His church and mine: A love story”

The sacrament of matrimony

By guest blogger: Steven Cottam On September 29th, my wife and I will celebrate our first wedding anniversary. In honor of that occasion, I’ve prepared some reflections: what I’ve learned within the sacrament of matrimony. To be fair, it’s quite possible I’ve learned nothing. A year ago I was pretty sure I had the wholeContinue reading “The sacrament of matrimony”

Putting away childish things

Guest blogger Steven Cottam I’m getting married in a couple of weeks, and so naturally I’ve spent a lot of time recently meditating on what it means to be a good husband. One thought that keeps coming back to my mind is that I’m surprised I’m getting married only because it seems like such anContinue reading “Putting away childish things”