Building the next generation of leaders for marriage, family, and sexual integrity

Dawn Eden


Dawn Eden photographed by Ron Sartini 8-14Biography

Dawn Eden is the author of The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition): Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On (Ave Maria Press, 2015, revised and updated from 2006 edition) and My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints (Ave Maria Press, 2012).

Born into a Jewish family in New York City, Eden lost her faith as a teenager and became an agnostic. During her twenties, in the 1990s, she worked as a rock journalist in New York City, interviewing oldies artists such as Brian Wilson and Harry Nilsson. She went on to work in editorial positions for the New York Post and the Daily News.

At the age of thirty-one, Eden underwent a dramatic conversion to Christianity that ultimately led her to enter the Catholic Church. Both her books have been featured in the New York Times and on numerous EWTN programs, and they have been translated into multiple languages, including Spanish.

Eden received her pontifical licentiate in sacred theology from the Dominican House of Studies in 2014 and is continuing her studies toward a doctorate. Now living in the Chicago area, she has spoken about chastity, spiritual healing, and conversion to thousands of people throughout North America and abroad.

To have Dawn Eden speak at your college, parish, or conference, write


-Sexual Revolution: Are you Satisfied? (Catholic University of America, October 28, 2013)

-Everything Is Tolerated and Nothing Is Forgiven: Why Secular Culture Is Losing the War on Chastity (Columbia University February 16, 2013)

-The Thrill of the Chaste (Georgetown University October 27, 2011) and Columbia University April 12, 2010)

-On Sex: Why Wait? (Providence College, April 10, 2010)


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