ENGAGEMENT blogs are proving a popular avenue for young, savvy Catholic couples on the journey to marriage.
First, and perhaps most popular, is JackieAndBobby.com, a blog that originally traced the engagement of musician Jackie Francois and her now husband, campus minister and theology teacher Bobbie Angel.
Between March 2013 and their wedding date on August 10, 2013, the couple blogged on Catholic topics on relationships, from the effects of pornography to praying for husbands, and the meaning of marriage.
Catholic new-media expert Patrick Padley and his now wife Nicole ran a similar blog called “A Couple of Catholics”.
Now long-distance Catholic couple Nathan Costin, of Brisbane, and Jennifer Dalcin, of Canada, have joined the blogging scene with “Sacramental Love – A visible sign of an invisible reality”.
Nathan and Jenn met in 2009 after being accepted as voluntary missionaries for National Evangelisation Teams Ministries.
By the end of their year, after having served in Melbourne together, the couple began dating and now, almost four years and hundreds of letters, Skype dates, phones calls, and text messages later, the couple are on the home-stretch towards marriage.
With five months until the wedding, the couple began their blog only two days before Nathan’s final flight back to Australia from Canada.
Nathan said the blog was a way for the couple to share their witness of sacramental love and educate people in what marriage looks like from the Church’s perspective.
Already two posts in, Nathan and Jenn have let the world in on their international romance of how two people from different sides of the world are on a journey to understand sacramental love – marriage.
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