Disillusionment: What to do and how to fight it

  “Love should be seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but is always only ‘becoming’” ~ St. John Paul II Disillusionment – the feeling of disappointment when we realize something or someone isn’t as wonderful as we … Continue reading

MFP 204: When Loving Your Spouse is Hard

   Love should be seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but is always only ‘becoming’” ~ St. John Paul II   All marriages go through a cycle.  That cycle includes times of romance, when everything is going … Continue reading

The Role of a Husband

  “There is a famine abroad on the earth, a famine of more serious kind and one which threatens nearly every country in the world: the famine of really great men. The world’s greatest need is great men.” Ven. Fulton … Continue reading

MFP 174 : Epic Intimacy with Damon & Melanie Owens

   Lovers do “for love” what never would be done for a reason, or a rule, or a doctrine or a law. True love “loves” and needs to suffer — not for suffering’s sake alone, but for the sake of … Continue reading

MFP 164 : Embracing the Messiness of Family Life

God doesn’t love us in spite of our mess, he loves us because of it. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought it would be good to take some time to unpack … 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

MFP 125 : Tough Topics

   “If we’re not teaching our children how to understand tough moral issues, then the world will” ~from Made this Way by Trent Horn and Leila Miller Our culture all around us is throwing tough issues into our lives and … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #7: Habits

Creating good habits is an important part of family life, especially at the beginning of the school year. St. Francis said, “Let us begin again, for until now we have done nothing.” This is a great inspiration for us because … Continue reading

MP 095 : Sibling Challenges

Siblings: Children of the same parents each of whom is perfectly normal until they get together ~ Sam Levenson One of the greatest gift we can give our children is more brothers and sisters. But as parents our responsibility isn’t … Continue reading

MP 084 : Screens and Your Child

Screens are part of our world and they are here to stay. TV, computers, smartphones, tablets are all around us and becoming an essential element in our everyday lives. Though many would like to demonize these devices, the reality is … Continue reading

MP 076 : Anger in Parenting

“Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.” ~ Benjamin Franklin We thought we were really nice people before we had kids. Our children can sometimes trigger anger that we didn’t even realize was there, anger … Continue reading

MP 057 : A Messy Parenting Election Guide

Warning! Political Talk Ahead! “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” ~ Edmund Burke This election is a difficult one for many reasons. What is a good Catholic to do? Over the … Continue reading

MP 055 : Overwhelmed

“I know God won’t give me anything I can’t handle; I just wish He didn’t trust me so much!” The common answer when people ask us, “How are you doing?” is often “I am so busy!” Sometimes being busy is … Continue reading

MP 051 : Worrying is Against My Religion

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying … Continue reading

MP 050 : The Hidden Cross of Infertility

“We must learn to regard people less in the light of what they do or omit to do, and more in the light of what they suffer.” ― Dietrich Bonhoeffer Our faith celebrates and values children and openness to life, … Continue reading