Laura Phelps is a national speaker and writer. Author of Victorious Secret: Everyday Battles And How To Win Them (2018, OSV) Laura shows women how to put on their spiritual armor, face the daily battle, and win. In her new book, Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide To Suffering (2021, OSV), Laura shows men and women how to step out of the fear of suffering, and to look at their cross in a whole new way. A blogger and social media content creator at Walking With Purpose, her written work has also appeared in various online outlets, including Catholic Mom, Holy Family, and Take-Out Magazine. Laura’s passion is fierce, her devotion to our Blessed Mother strong, and her message simple: you can not outrun your cross, so you might as well embrace it. Laura lives with her husband Nick, four children, and a menagerie of pets, in Newtown, CT.