Damon and Melanie Owens


Damon and Melanie Owens are founders of Joyful Ever After (joyfuleverafter.org) and hosts of The Catholic Marriage Summit (CatholicMarriageSummit.com). Since 1993, Melanie, full-time homeschooling mother of eight, and Damon, first executive director of the Theology of the Body Institute, have trained over 20,000 couples in marriage, NFP, and theology of the body. Presenters at the 2015 World Meeting of Families and the 2017 USCCB Convocation of Catholic Leaders, Damon and Melanie keep a full international speaking schedule on the good news of marriage, sexuality, theology of the body, theology of the family, adoption, and NFP. In 2018, Pope Francis honored Damon with the papal Benemerenti Medal. Damon and Melanie have been married for 27 years and currently live outside Philadelphia with their children.