Danielle welcomes special guest Beth Sri to discuss her new book The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful: The Joys and Struggles of Real Married Life. Beth shares how her idea of marriage changed over time and the ways she has grown in faith due to the challenges of marriage.
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This week’s special guest is author Beth Sri. Her new book, written together with her husband, Dr. Edward Sri, is The Good, the Messy, and the Beautiful: The Joys and Struggles of Real Married Life. Beth shares how her idea of marriage came to change over time and ways that she has grown in faith and love as a result of some of the most challenging times in her marriage. The book is a real source of encouragement and support for every Catholic couple that wants to make the most of their marriage and help each other grow in holiness every day.
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Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.
The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.
Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.