MFP 144 : Personal Prayer for Parents

   “Whether we realize it or not, prayer is the encounter of God’s thirst with ours. God thirsts that we may thirst for Him.” ~Saint Augustine Many times when we think about taking time to pray parents’ first reaction is … Continue reading

MFP 142 : Kids and Kindness

   “Be kind to one another, compassionate, forgiving one another as God has forgiven you in Christ.” Ephesians 4:32 After 26 years of parenting you would think that we knew how to promote an atmosphere of virtue in our home … Continue reading

MFP 140 : Dealing with Failure

   “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures, we are the sum of the Father’s love for us” ~St. John Paul II All parents will fail.  How do we know this?  Because we are all imperfect!  Many … Continue reading

MFP 139 : The Honor of Accompanying a Soul to Eternity

   “This world is our ship and not our home” ~St. Therese of Lisieux This past summer our family lost a beloved uncle, brother-in-law, and husband.  Alicia’s uncle passed into eternity at home with his wife, and Alicia and her … Continue reading

MFP 136 : Rituals and connection – Family Culture

   Ritual is an ancient and inextricable part of human nature. And while it may take many forms, it remains a powerful tool for promoting resilience and solidarity. ~ Dimitris Xygalatas, researcher Rituals are an essential part of creating connections … Continue reading

MFP 135 : Your Family’s Unique Calling

“Most good people are taking care only of themselves, while most evil people are taking care of everyone else.” Fr. James Keller Looking at the turmoil we are experiencing within our culture, we are becoming more and more convinced that … Continue reading

MFP133 : The Play + Pray Challenge

   If you are going to PRAY with your family, you need to PLAY with them! ~Mike and Alicia Hernon The Play and Pray Challenge is a way for us to spread the kingdom of Jesus Christ into every home … Continue reading

MFP 132 : Learning to Trust

   “Trust is choosing to make something important to you vulnerable to the actions of someone else.” – Charles Feltman Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship. When we trust our spouse we can stand before them, just as … Continue reading

MFP 131 : The Power of “NO”

   “If your boundary training consists only of words, you are wasting your breath. But if you ‘do’ boundaries with your kids, they internalize the experiences, remember them, digest them, and make them part of how they see reality.” ― … Continue reading

MFP 130 Parents : Become Who You Are!

   (Parents) must be recognized as the primary and principal educators. This role in education is so important that only with difficulty can it be supplied where it is lacking. ~ Declaration on Catholic Education The Church has always made … Continue reading

MFP 128 : Make Love not War: A Field Guide for Marriage

    “Man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, can fully find himself only through a sincere gift of himself.” ― St. John Paul II Men and women approach sex from two very different … Continue reading

MFP 127 : Celebrating Lent and Easter with your family

   “Parents are, through the witness of their lives, the first heralds of the Gospel for their children.” ~St. John Paul II This Lent and Easter why not walk on the path of holiness that God has laid out for … Continue reading