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Nadine Schweigert Woman Marries Herself

The Facebook group: Friends of Ricki had the most interesting question: Would you marry yourself.  The question was promoted by the conversation Nadine Schweigert had with  Anderson Copper.

I remember when Nadine Schweigert married herself. So I thought I would answer the facebook question and join in the conversation.  Here is what I said when asked this question:  Many of you say no, (to marrying yourself), but what about YOU would you marry YOU for? Let’s keep this going!

My answer: Hard question, especially if you said no to marrying yourself! I can tell you what my hubby married me for: Because he saw great potential in me. He saw past the woundedness of my childhood, (alcoholic dad people pleasing/clingy mom) and teen years, (raped three times). Looked past my spiritually and emotionally unsupportive family to see the woman I would become with much help from professionals to free me from my past. We had rough times, but we created a married life that is strong and supportive. We have four children, we miscarried one, that we have raised to be fine young people. We are now at a time in our lives where we can look back and see the path we were on, and feel proud of what we did.

Is a spiritual director working helping moms find God in the everyday. She has been a spiritual director since 1998: worked as a Director of Religious Education for Holy Cross Parish(2000-2005), was Director of Project Rachel, a healing ministry for Post Abortive women(1999-2000). Patty worked a social worker for Catholic Social Services (1988 - 1995) Then studied for spiritual direction at the Dominican Center of Religious Studies, DeWitt Michigan

She is married 20 years and has four children

She has a BS/BA in social work from Aquinas College, CSD Certified Spiritual Director

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