Hey! My name is Sarah, and I’m excited you’ve found this site!

I’m from Atchison, Kansas, home of the great Benedictine College, where I graduated in 2004 with degrees in Theology and Business. A few years after college, I was blessed to be a Residence Hall Director in a freshmen women’s dorm at Benedictine where I took care of 142 freshmen women. It was such an amazing experience! I received a front row seat of the hearts of men and women transitioning from high school to college. I learned so much and loved every minute of it!

I am married to the most wonderful man. Andy and I have been married for 11 years, and we have four amazing children- Thomas (10), Fulton (9), Cate (5), and baby Kolbe(1)! My husband is a professor in the Theology department at Benedictine College and we live right up the street from campus!

High school and college were both such formative times in our lives; our mentors really helped shape our futures individually, and as a married couple. For this reason, our hearts are forever close to those entering this awesome, but trying time in life. We only hope to give back in some small measure with the same generosity that was so graciously shown to us.

I just released my first book, Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships. Relationships can be complicated and life can be dramatic and just plain hard sometimes. The book is the fruit of thousands of conversations with men and women from many different stages in life. I am not an expert, and it’s not meant to be an academic book or even a research article. It’s this simple: if I could grab lunch with you, have a cup of coffee with you, or write a letter to you, this book is what I would want you to know. And I wrote the book for both men and women, because we are all in this together. You can find the table of contents and introduction here and you can order the book here!

I look forward to connecting with you on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

I hope you enjoy this site! Think of it as hope and encouragement for this crazy thing we call life!

Know of my love and prayers,
Sarah Swafford

Sarah’s Official Biography

Sarah Swafford is the founder of Emotional Virtue Ministries. She speaks internationally to people of all ages on a variety of topics such as: Emotional Virtue, Dating and Relationships, Modesty of Intentions, and Interior Confidence. She is a graduate of Benedictine College and has been involved in ministry for over ten years. For three years, Sarah worked as a Residence Hall Director at Benedictine College, taking care of 142 freshmen women. That amazing experience gave her a front row seat into the hearts of women and men transitioning from high school to college, giving her a deeper look into the struggles facing teens and young adults today.

Sarah shares her message at school assemblies, retreats, rallies, and conferences around the world and is the author of Emotional Virtue: A Guide to Drama-Free Relationships. She has appeared on EWTN’s Life on the Rock, EWTN Live, and is co-host of EWTN’s At the Heart of Relationships. She has also been featured in the National Catholic Register. Sarah is a contributor to Chosen, Ascension Press’ confirmation program and YDisciple’s True Beauty; she has also contributed videos for www.womenmadenew.com. Sarah is a proud team member of Chastity Project and speaks at Steubenville Conferences in the United States and Canada.

Sarah also works on Special Projects for Catholic Identity at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, where she resides with her wonderful husband, Dr. Andrew Swafford, and their children: Thomas, Fulton, Cate, and Kolbe. You can find more information about Sarah and Emotional Virtue Ministries at www.emotionalvirtue.com