Two Years of Service
March 19, 2015
Today is an amazing day! Two years ago today, I pressed the big green button and Catholic Husband went live. Now two years into our 100 year mission, we’re on our 409th blog post, our 10th podcast, our 2nd book and our 1 millionth web design.
Whenever I hit milestones, I like to take a moment to reflect on the magnitude of the occasion. As I was this time last year, I’m still surprised that Catholic Husband is still going and growing in the way that it is. I never expected for so many of you to join in so quickly and so enthusiastically, but I think that speaks both to the importance of this idea of being an active husband and also to the scope of our community. Catholic Husband started because I couldn’t find a single place where the goods of marriage were shared, active husbands were encouraged, and engaged fathers were celebrated. Now we have that home.
As I look back on some of my very first posts, I can’t help but blush a little at how different my writing skills were at the very beginning. (If you want to read the first post, you can read it here
!) I’m glad to see that both the quality of the writing and the quality of the ideas have progressed consistently. I’m also glad that typos and weak sentence structure didn’t turn you off!
Catholic Husband now encompasses 409 unique posts and articles focusing on the various aspects of our shared vocation, with 5 new posts appearing weekly. I think the magnitude of the body of work that has been, and is being, assembled speaks to both the complexity of the marriage vocation and it’s innate importance. Being a good spouse is hard and there are thousands of things that we could do better. It also demonstrates the innumerable opportunities we have to be the best husbands that we can be.
I'm grateful to have had the inspiration and encouragement of both Alison and you to keep me waking up at 5am to put words on this blank canvas. In the midst of the tremendous change that I've undergone in the past 24 months, this project has continued and it has grown. Now we have a place where we can share thoughts, ideas, and encouragement. Now we have a place that tells us that we can be amazing Catholic husbands. I sincerely thank you for being part of Catholic Husband. Here's to the next 98 years!