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Valerie Schultz is a freelance writer, a columnist for The Bakersfield Californian and the author of "Closer: Musings on Intimacy, Marriage, and God." She and her husband Randy have four daughters.

Faith Last Take
Valerie SchultzOctober 02, 2017
For inmates, incarceration is their punishment. But in the library, we focus on rehabilitation.
Faith Last Take
Valerie SchultzSeptember 15, 2017
One day we may see one of their bylines in The New Yorker. One day these men will be released from prison.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzJuly 31, 2017
While the church relies on volunteers in many instances, certain jobs require extensive training, which must be compensated.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzJuly 11, 2017
The best bosses approach their work as a way to help the people under them shine, grow, learn and perform their jobs as well as possible.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzMay 30, 2017
Three huge bags of baby clothes! My baby is 25. Why have I saved these things?
Politics & Society Short Take
Valerie SchultzMay 08, 2017
In my unofficial survey of mothers, not a single mother mentioned gifts as part of a perfect Mother’s Day.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzMarch 29, 2017
Stories of persistent women abound in the Gospels.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzFebruary 24, 2017
When I persist in wondering “why,” I remind myself that Jesus knows all about this kind of contemplation.
An elderly woman prays during Mass Nov. 13 at St. Peter Claver Church in Baltimore (CNS photo/Bob Roller). 
Faith Last Take
Valerie SchultzJanuary 22, 2017
I might have come in wounded, but during Mass I am healed and made whole.
Faith In All Things
Valerie SchultzDecember 27, 2016
My parents found ways to make each other miserable towards the end of their marriage, but they also had times of deep love.