How it all Began

Pleased to meet you!

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Emily, Editor-in-Chief, has been married for 31 years and is the mother of 3 children and 2 intercessors in heaven, her babies lost to miscarriage.  After 30-some years as an uneducated lukewarm Catholic, she moved to the Arlington Diocese and was exposed to the truth and riches of the Catholic faith.  Though it was initially jarring, she is very grateful for that exposure.  You will generally find her trying to bring the faith, with its incumbent joys and struggles, to anyone who will listen (including the dog).  Emily is a Master Catechist for the Diocese of Arlington and holds an Advanced Certificate in Youth Ministry from the Diocese of Arlington in conjunction with the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

How it all Began

Conversation with Women was conceived by three friends. It started at a local level in one Northern Virginia parish in the Summer of 2012. “Stories” were run in the parish bulletin on a regular basis. It didn’t take long for the Conversation to begin: Women started talking about their stories, sharing their stories, and supporting each other in their journey of faith.

This website is an attempt to share those stories with more women and to encourage others to contribute their own story. It is an effort to create an on-line community where we can learn and draw support from each other. And since these conversations are even better when held in person, we hope the stories told here provide the kindling to start many meaningful conversations with your own friends on sexuality, marriage, and society, as well as the gift and beauty of the teachings of the Catholic Church.