Bethany Meola is the co-founder, vice president, and board secretary of Life-Giving Wounds, a Catholic ministry offering Christ-centered healing for adult children of divorce or separation through retreats, support groups, community, spiritual formation, resources, and more. Her husband, Daniel, is himself an adult child of divorce.
Bethany has a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. She and Dan met there and married in 2011. Bethany served the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for seven years in the Secretariat of Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth. Among other tasks, she managed the website, “For Your Marriage,” and researched and wrote on various topics related to marriage and family. In 2017, Dan and Bethany welcomed their daughter Zelie-Louise through the gift of adoption, and Bethany became a stay-at-home mom. And in 2019, Grace joined their family, also through adoption.
In 2023, they co-authored and released their book, Life-Giving Wounds: A Catholic Guide to Healing for Adult Children of Divorce or Separation.
The Meolas live in Bowie, MD with their two daughters and a cat.