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Be Light:

Year of Believing

Year of Believing- Year Two

Be Light: Year of Believing by Witness to Love, Theological Virtue of Faith, is the second year of the 5 year marriage movement.  Within marriage, we see practical, real-world examples of how faith and belief forms us to love and serve the Lord as well as each other. In addition, firmly believing in what is good, true and beautiful gives us a better understanding of who we are and how we sustain a good marriage. To find this good, we are led in  a discovery of who God is and who we (as married couples) are in Him. This year is focused primarily on growing in the virtue of faith through the supporting practices of: belief, witness, and service.

Evangelization Focus: A Year of Movement From Seeker to Believer

Supporting Sacrament: Sacrament of Holy Matrimony

Reflection for the Year: CCC 358 God created everything for man, but man in turn was created to serve and love God and to offer all creation back to him:

What is it that is about to be created, that enjoys such honor? It is man that great and wonderful living creature, more precious in the eyes of God than all other creatures! For him the heavens and the earth, the sea and all the rest of creation exist. God attached so much importance to his salvation that he did not spare his own Son for the sake of man. Nor does he ever cease to work, trying every possible means, until he has raised man up to himself and made him sit at his right hand.

Meet the Presenting Couples:

Evert's

Jason Evert

Jason and Crystalina Evert have spoken about the virtue of chastity on six continents to more than one million people, including World Youth Days in Australia, Spain, Poland, and Panama. They are the authors of more than fifteen books, including How to Find Your Soulmate without Losing Your Soul and the curriculum YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body.

Jason earned a master’s degree in Theology, and undergraduate degrees in Counseling and Theology, with a minor in Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville. They are frequent guests on radio programs throughout the country, and their television appearances include Fox News, MSNBC, the BBC, and EWTN. After speaking solo for several years, Jason teamed up with Crystalina, and the two married in 2003. Crystalina is the author of Pure Womanhood, and runs the website Women Made New. With Jason, she is the co-founder of Chastity Project and the website https://chastity.com/

Craig and Stephanie Rapp

Craig and Stephanie Rapp met while they each attended college in different states. Craig pursued Stephanie and what began as a long distance friendship led to marriage two years later. Craig and Stephanie have now been married for twelve years and are blessed with three incredible children. They live in Columbus, Ohio where Stephanie serves as the Director of Marriage & Family Life for the Diocese of Columbus and Craig works as a corporate attorney. Craig and Stephanie believe that each new day provides them with opportunities to love and new reasons to be grateful for each other and their marriage.

Dan and Regina Boyd

Dan & Regina Boyd have been married for 12 years and have a beautiful, young daughter. Regina is the founder of Boyd Counseling Services, a Catholic licensed mental health practice that provides in-person and virtual therapy for couples, families, and teens. Regina is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She also blogs about therapy from a Catholic perspective at www.reginaboyd.com and hosts the Connecting Out Loud podcast. Dan’s desire to spread the Gospel began in high school and led him to a degree in Spanish, a master’s in theology from Boston College, and a doctorate in education from the University of Central Florida. He has worked in public and private education, campus and youth ministry, marriage preparation, catechesis, and diocesan leadership. Dan is also co-author of “Go! Make Disciples”, a book about getting results in ministry, and co-host of “Being and Making Disciples”, a podcast dedicated to highlighting the most fruitful models of evangelization.

Where to find Regina: facebook.com/ReginaBoydLMHC/; Instagram: @BoydCounselingServices; Regina’s Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1435207

Daniel’s Podcast: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1385794