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Author Archive: Joel Schmidt

Joel and his wife Lisa live in Des Moines, Iowa, with their two children, Lucy and Jude. Joel earned a doctorate in biochemistry from Iowa State University and works as a software analyst for an agricultural research company.

Joel Schmidt is the co-founder of The Practicing Catholic, a website focusing on living an intentional, joyful, and faithful Catholic life, 24/7. Joel is also in formation to be ordained to the permanent diaconate in 2014 and is currently developing a ministry dedicated to promoting healing from miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant loss.

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The Two Shall Become One Flesh

March 16, AD2013 10 Comments
The Two Shall Become One Flesh

There may be no better commentary on marital unity than the following excerpt from the Exhortation Before Marriage, which was once commonly used at the time of the sermon during the marriage rite. Henceforth you will belong entirely to each other; you will be one in mind, one in heart, and one in affections. And […]

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