Lucas

“I am so grateful that several hundred teens from the Archdiocese of Omaha were able to hear Sarah Swafford’s fine presentation on Emotional Virtue, rooted in our Catholic faith.  I only wish that I had been able to receive such a gift when I was their age.”

– Archbishop George J. Lucas, Archdiocese of Omaha

ImageProxy.mvc“Sarah Swafford has a special gift to communicate effectively with youth and young adults about the issues that matter most to them – how to develop and sustain healthy friendships. Sarah’s book, Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships, is a must read for young adults as well as their parents. In a world so confused about authentic love, Sarah has a message that both informs and inspires audiences of all ages.”

-Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas

“For years, the message of chastity and relationships has focused on physical boundaries, without adequate attention being given to the importance of emotional virtue. Sarah Swafford is a pioneer in this field and we believe that her speeches, website, and writings will prove to be a tremendous gift to the Church and to all the young people who hear her message.”

-Jason and Crystalina Evert

“Sarah Swafford is one of the most engaging Catholic voices of our time. Her speaking and writing is both challenging and encouraging, practical and inspiring.”

-Matthew Kelly, Founder of Dynamic Catholic

“Sarah Swafford has one of the most powerful messages for women (and men!) inside (and outside!) the Church today. In a world where too many people want healthy relationships and too few people know what steps to take to make this desire a reality, Sarah connects the dots and provides a light in a clear, entertaining, and profound way. She is a voice for all people who are looking for life-giving relationships, who want to grow as a person and pursue the Lord with abandon. Listen to her!”

-Fr. Michael Schmitz

“Sarah is a gift to the young Church! She inspires and teaches with the truth and joy of the Gospel. Many hearts are healed through her honest and compassionate style of evangelization.”

-Leah Darrow, Speaker and Author

“With her characteristic charm and wit, Emotional Virtue lays out a plan on how to pursue virtuous dating relationships, rooted in faith and authentic friendship. Beyond mere dating advice, this book gives readers what they need to become the men and women God has called them to be.”

-Chris Stefanick, Founder of Real Life Catholic

“Sarah is one of the most joyful and authentic people I’ve ever met. She brings authentic ministry wherever she speaks, because she gets right to the heart of what concerns youth and young adults in our world today. With her deep insight into what makes for healthy relationships and emotional virtue, Sarah is at the forefront of helping young people renew their lives. Bring her to your event!”

-Paul J. Kim, Speaker and Singer

“Sarah Swafford has provided a funny, insightful, and prayerful look at how to find (and become) the spouse of your dreams without going crazy in the process! Her advice on emotional virtue is essential for building healthy lives and relationships!”

-Jackie Francois Angel, Speaker and Singer

“Before our actions there are thoughts; before that, emotions; before that, desires of the heart. This is where Sarah Swafford speaks to virtue. Sarah’s dynamic talk makes JPII’s Theology of the Body practical and achievable: Emotional Virtue is a starting point for youth to live God’s plan as they discern God’s will. Sarah’s message has transformed our campus.”

– Fr. Brendan Rolling, Chaplain of Benedictine College

Testimonials – Teen/Young Adult

“You truly touched my life, Sarah, and I am so blessed to have heard your talk. You are truly an inspiration to me and I thank you deeply for helping me realize that I am worth so much more than I previously thought I was.”

– Teen, Canada

“Some guys and I heard you speak at Seek 2015 in Nashville, and we just wanted to say thank you for changing the way we view relationships and women. You challenged us to be more, to want more out of life and ourselves. We are reading your book and have even shared it with other guys in our fraternity. You will never know the impact you have made on us.”

– Young Adult, Texas

“Wow. Thank you for your wise and encouraging words. I am a 19 year-old single mother of a 3 year-old little girl. I put so much pressure on myself and the men I meet. I just want you to know you have given me a clearer head and a much better attitude towards finding “Mr. Right”! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!”

– Teen, Australia

“You have helped me through one of the darkest times in my life. After I broke up with my girlfriend, I thought I would never love or even feel again. Your talk gave me hope and your book has given me direction and a plan to start over. Thank you. There are groups studying your book all over campus and we are all grateful to you.”

– Young Adult, Wisconsin

“Sarah, your talks and book have helped so much. Through listening to you and taking your advice, my friend has found strength she never knew she had. She finally cut off ties with a boy who did not respect her and used her. She realized her worth and knew she deserved better. Thank you so much for helping her find strength. I know you help so many people and watching her change and finally choose her own happiness over the happiness of the person who only thought about himself. Thank you again.”

– Young Adult, Kansas

“Thank you for your amazing talks and ministry! My friends and I go on emotionalvirtue.com almost every week and do the Virtue Challenge from the Simply Irresistible Lists! We even have our guy friends doing the Challenge! Thank you for all you are doing!”

– Teen, Australia

Testimonials – Parent/Youth Minister

“Fathers need to be equipped with the information and wisdom contained in Swafford’s book, Emotional Virtue, so that we can assist our sons and daughters grow in holiness and become the men and women God intends them to be. The beauty contained in this book should be shared with parents of junior high, high school, college students, and young adults. A go to book that needs to be kept at the ready with practical advice to assist us as we parent our children, young and old.

– Matt Tynan, Dad, Colorado

“Sarah has a genuine way of connecting with her audience – both male and female. She combines humor with real life examples and helps everyone relate to her message, which is given in a kind, positive, and beautiful way!”

– Janice Dellasega, Youth Coordinator at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Pittsburg, Kansas

“I attended your talk last night, and as a parent, I know you weren’t talking directly to me, but Sarah, you were talking directly to me. I needed to hear your words just as much as those teens. Thank you. My son and I talked the whole way home and we were able to understand one another on a much deeper level.”

– Mother, North Dakota

“Whoa! I just listened to a talk by Sarah Swafford on Emotional Virtue, and my mind is blown!”

– Steve Duran, Lighthouse Catholic Media

“Thank you for the most HONEST and REAL talk I have ever heard! Our teens need this, our youth leaders need this! Thank you!”

– Youth Minister, Ohio

“I have been trying to tell my teenage daughters everything you said in your talk over the past few years. Thank you for saying it for me, and with such truth and beauty.”

– Dad, California