30 most popular ‘For Her’ stories of 2016

These articles show what was really important to us as women over the past year.

From left to right: Dijan Ristovski | Stocksy United. Rockford Diocese | YouTube.com. Jovo Jovanovic | Stocksy United

1. Family man Matt Damon: the two-week rule

That it’s important to keep our priorities straight. Our two most popular stories of the year were about Matt Damon and Mark Wahlberg putting more enduring things above their glittering Hollywood careers—a rarity!

2. Mark Wahlberg pauses Transformers filming because it was Sunday

(In fact, this was a very vocal year for Wahlberg on his close relationship with God.)

3. Katie Ledecky: rising above the noise in the swim for gold

That faith can help us do amazing things.

4. The 8 types of women you absolutely need in your friend tribe

That your real friends can’t be found behind a screen.

5. The miraculous life of Gianna Masciantonio, a little girl kissed by the Pope

That prayer is the answer.

6. Two priests’ carpool karaoke with bishop in backseat is worth the entire 7 minutes (VIDEO)

That we need to invite our local priests over to dinner a lot more.

7. 6 easy ways you can help the crisis in Venezuela

That we must give, every day.

8. Nuns attempt Carpool Karaoke but their funny outtakes are what steals the show

That laughter is a gift.

9. What were you put on this earth to do? 4 tips to help you find your true calling

That we all have a greater purpose and we need to find it.

10. I took my marriage for granted, until I received on unlikely sign

That marriage is one of the most important things we will ever do, and it’s forever.

And here’s the rest!

40 habits of calm, centered women

Hipster priest shows us a day in his surprisingly normal life (VIDEO)

A visual history of women’s Olympic uniforms (1900–2016)

Isabella Rossellini, the master of reinvention, starts a new chapter at 64

What longtime married women want single women to know about sex

Why doesn’t Daddy go to church with us, Mommy?

Leave the bodies of our kids alone

I quit my stay-at-home parenting job and started being a parent

7 women whose careers took off after kids

10 simple (totally doable!) acts of mercy to slip into your everyday

There is something beautiful & honest about that Jerry Lewis interview (VIDEO)

Is ‘dabbing’ disrespectful, or did I miss the memo?

There are 8 kinds of love—which one are you in?

Actor Andrew Garfield is adorable talking about his relationship with Jesus (VIDEO)

A simple, intelligent approach to protecting kids from sexual predators

Audrey Hepburn: style icon

13 baby names to honor Mary

5 short prayers for stressful moments

Teens defending texting & driving are tearfully silenced by one woman’s story (VIDEO)

16 incredibly beautiful images of Mary in art


Cynthia Dermody
Cynthia Dermody

Editor-in-Chief Cynthia Dermody has been a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and websites for 20 years. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

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