Sheila is the face behind ToLoveHonorandVacuum.com, the largest single-blogger marriage blog on the internet, with approximately one million page views a month. Her social media reach is over 100,000 and she has an email list of 45,000. She’s also an award-winning author of nine books and a sought-after speaker, but most of all she’s a wife and a mom with a passion for strengthening marriages and families.
Before beginning her writing and blogging career, Sheila earned masters degrees in Sociology and Public Administration from Queens University.
And she knits. Even in line at the grocery store.
Rebecca graduated summa cum laude in 2017 from the University of Ottawa with an Honors Bachelors of Arts with a Specialization in Psychology for which she received significant scholarships. Her thesis, investigating pregnancy knowledge in women with IDD, has been published in a peer reviewed journal.
While in her final year of school she received a publishing contract from Thomas Nelson for her first book, Why I Didn’t Rebel, which told the stories of 25 young adults and integrated modern psychological research in order to find out what made it more or less likely that teenagers would rebel.
Beginning in 7th grade, Rebecca participated in Bible quizzing and, through the program, memorized approximately 1/2 of the New Testament.
Rebecca is the proud mom to a chubby baby boy and she and Connor are planning to become geeky homeschooling parents, just like her mom and dad were.
Joanna claims, “I’m probably the only person you’ll ever meet who has been stuck in both an escalator and an elevator… and I can prove that to you statistically.” She has been a follower of Christ since childhood (long before even the escalator incident) and enjoys nerding out about theology and Christian ethics.
Joanna is a trained microbiologist, epidemiologist, and statistician with experience in both SPSS and STATA. She received one of fifteen merit based full scholarships to Ohio State University, where she was named a Presidential Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with an honors B.Sc. in microbiology. Over the course of her career, she has received more than $200,000 in grants and scholarships. While completing her undergraduate degree, she spent about a year volunteering in Kenya at a rural teaching hospital. She spent her undergraduate years on campus working in a Mycobacterium tuberculosis research lab where she had BSL-3 clearance for her research on PPARgamma and its role in TB disease progression.
Joanna is a talented teacher and has taught eight undergraduate and graduate level courses in biology, biochemistry, public health, and biostatistics, receiving rave reviews from her students. Before joining Sheila and Rebecca on To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, Joanna enjoyed writing for Christianity Today’s science publication “The Behemoth.”
Joanna gave birth to her first daughter 72 hours after defending her Master’s in Public Health thesis investigating the drinking water crisis on First Nations lands in Saskatchewan. Her work was the first to compare First Nations reserve communities to nearby non-reserve communities of similar size and she demonstrated disparities in drinking water outcomes between these community types.
Her second daughter was born in the midst of editing The Great Sex Rescue. Joanna, her husband Josiah, and her two girls moved to the Canadian arctic in 2020 for Josiah’s new job working as a government lawyer.
Joanna spends most of her time reading to her little girls and having toddler dance parties.