3 Lessons and 2 Tips from Leah Darrow

3 Lessons and 2 Tips is a series of interviews in which some of my favorite people (and probably some of yours) share three lessons they’ve learned by being married, plus two tips for single people.


This edition features Leah Darrow, a wife, mom, author, speaker, fashionista and broadway musical enthusiast I first met when she and her husband Ricky and I took a class together last summer at the Theology of the Body Institute.

Leah enjoys engaging culture from a Catholic perspective and challenges people to reclaim love and beauty from a society that has distorted both. She hopes to one day swim with orcas or catch the first sighting of bigfoot, whichever comes first.

Book launch party pictures!

I owe a debt of gratitude to the fabulous family, friends, and folks I had never met who showed up to celebrate the release of my book Chastity Is For Lovers at two launch parties over the weekend. I also owe my body a lot of sleep.

Tampa book launch 5

So while I catch up (and prepare for my trip to New York), enjoy the following photos (just a handful out of more than a hundred!) from both parties (and the picture above, of me reading an excerpt of the book at Saturday’s party).

Thoughts on becoming an author.

my and my book

The moment I learned I would become an author is vivid, even now, almost two years later:

11:12 a.m. on February 28, 2013.

I sat beneath the bright bulbs of the chandelier that floats over the kitchen table and grabbed my phone while a notification buzzed: an email from Patrick, the editor who that morning, had presented my book proposal to his colleagues at Ave Maria Press.

“So, I was wondering,” he had written. “How would you like to write a book for us? :)”