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Catholic Marital Intimacy

If you are having trouble in your relationship with your spouse in the bedroom, start here…. Many times Catholic couples who are following the Church’s teaching on sex think that all they have to do is not use contraception and … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #31: Lent Sacrifices

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 31 – Lent Sacrifices  This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon We believe that parenting is a path to holiness.  Sacrificing and suffering are built right into the vocation … Continue reading

Seven Tips for Pursuing Your Spouse

Passion is an essential element in any exclusive relationship. These strong emotions can serve as the wind in our sails to keep us motivated to strive to make our marriage better and to go deeper. It’s very easy to fall … Continue reading

What are Children For?

Why does God give us children?  He gives them to us to teach us to love Him. The problem for us is that loving God benefits us more than it benefits Him. He gave us life. We can’t give Him … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #30: Traditions

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 30 – Holiday Traditions This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon Most families celebrate holiday traditions, but do you appreciate why traditions are so important? Your family’s traditions are … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #29: Date Night

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 29 – Date Night This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. One word of advice that we hear from couples with great marriages is to make a regular date … Continue reading

Sibling Challenges

One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is another brother or sister. But as parents, our responsibility isn’t just to provide those siblings and just walk away saying, “Hope it all works out!” We need to provide … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #28: Online Influence

Messy Family Project · Messy Family Minute 28 - Online Influence This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon.  Social media has enabled us to be more connected than ever with people from our past, friends who … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #27: Works of Mercy

Messy Family Project · MFM 27 – Works Of Mercy This is Mike and Alicia Hernon with a Messy Family Minute.   For years we felt like bad Catholics because, with our young family, we didn’t have enough energy to cooperate … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #26: Kids and Kindness

Messy Family Project · MFM026- Kids and Kindness This is Mike and Alicia Hernon with a Messy Family Minute.   It is often said that kindness begins at home. But sometimes the home is the most challenging place to be kind. … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #25: Sibling Conflict

Messy Family Project · MFM 25 – Sibling Conflict This is Mike and Alicia Hernon with a Messy Family Minute. St. John Paul II tells us that the family is the school of virtue, but for many parents, it feels … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #24: Failure

Messy Family Project · MFM024 – Failure This is a Messy Family Minute from Mike and Alicia Hernon. Have you ever felt like a failure? A failure at work? At home? In your marriage? One of the ways to overcome … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #23: Identity

Messy Family Project · MFM023- Identity This is a Messy Family Minute from Mike and Alicia Hernon.  Many people, especially young people in our culture today, are feeling fragmented and lost.  They don’t know who they are or where they … Continue reading

Parents and the Law of Love

A rules-first approach to Faith can lead to rebellion as children mature Article from Catholic Answers Online Magazine by Michael and Alicia Hernon This summer we had the great pleasure of speaking to hundreds of Catholic families at five different … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #22: Christian Maturity

Messy Family Project · MFM022 – Christian Maturity This is a Messy Family Minute from Mike and Alicia Hernon.  We get questions all the time about when a parent should allow a child to experience certain freedoms such as having … Continue reading

7 Tips on Praying with your Spouse

Seven Tips on Praying With Your Spouse   “For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” Mt 18:20 For some couples, praying together is very natural but for others, it feels awkward or … Continue reading

A Plan for Family Retreat

A family retreat that incorporates prayer, bonding, teaching, and fun will pay dividends in the long run Article from Catholic Answers Online Magazine by Michael and Alicia Hernon Because of the pandemic and associated lockdowns, many of us spent far … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #21: Play

Messy Family Project · MFM 21 – Play This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. A wise woman once told us, “If you are going to pray with your kids, you have to play with them.” … Continue reading