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

Renew Your Marriage this Lent with Cana90!

STEUBENVILLE, OH (February 3, 2021) – The Messy Family Project is challenging couples to deepen their relationship with Christ and each other during Lent and Easter with their Cana90 program.   The Messy Family Project’s mission is to empower parents, strengthen … Continue reading

MFP 149 : It’s a New Year! How are you doing?

    “Let us begin again, brothers, for up until now, we have done nothing.” ~ St. Francis of Assisi January is a time of beginnings and new resolutions.  The best way to make plans for the future is to … 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

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

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

Messy Family Marriage #5: Marriage-Based Parenting

As moms and dads we have a natural and grace-filled desire to lay our lives down for our children, to provide for their emotional and physical needs as best we can. Moms particularly can tend to burn themselves out for … Continue reading

MFP 117 : Pursuing Your Spouse

   Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. ~ Song of … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #1: Water into Wine

Sometimes it can seem that our family life is hum-drum, monotonous, and insignificant. But Christ began his public ministry at the wedding at Cana. When we read this account in the gospel, we are reminded that our marriage, our ordinary … Continue reading

MFP 116 : Habits: Let Us Begin Again

  “Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny.” ~Stephen Covey St. Francis would tell his followers “Let us begin again for until now … Continue reading

MFP 112 : Mike and Alicia Answer Your Questions

You’ve got questions, we have some answers During our tour of Australia, we had the opportunity to meet many listeners and make some amazing new friends.  One of our events was a day seminar for engaged and newly married couples … Continue reading

MFP 111 : Made for Family LIVE

   “The family is indeed more than any other social reality, the place where an individual can exist ‘for himself’ through the sincere gift of self…it is the ‘sanctuary of life’” ~ St. John Paul II, Letter to Families, #11 … Continue reading

MFP 107 : It’s Not About You – Lent and Cana 90

  “Prayer knocks at the door, fasting obtains, mercy receives.” ~St. Peter Chrysologus We have a very exciting program to share with you all in this podcast that we are doing for Lent. We know that we want to bring … Continue reading

NCR: Experts Offer Tips to Promote a Strong Marriage

“God is with you. He’ll give you the grace you need through the sacraments.” Jim Graves FEB. 9, 2019 National Catholic Register With the coming of World Marriage Day, Feb. 10, 2019, and National Marriage Week USA, the seven days … Continue reading