Making Time For Your Marriage

  “Love is never something ready made, something merely given to man and woman, it is always at the same time a task which they are set. Love should be seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but … Continue reading

MFP191: Making Time for your Marriage

   “Love is never something ready made, something merely given to man and woman, it is always at the same time a task which they are set. Love should be seen as something which in a sense never ‘is’ but … Continue reading

Find Healing in Marriage

We all walk into marriage as broken people. No one is perfect and will carry their imperfections into their relationships. There is nowhere else that our imperfections come to light more clearly than in marriage.  Marriage and family life is … 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

MFP186: The Role of a Catholic Husband

   “The world’s greatest need is great men, someone who will understand that there is no greater conquest than victory over oneself…”  ~ Fulton Sheen Host Hijack!!  Alicia’s brother Paul joins Mike for some manly conversation (but don’t worry, Alicia … Continue reading

MFP 181: The Role of a Submissive Wife

The world says husbands and wives have the same or even interchangeable roles.  Some fundamentalist Christians and even Catholics say wives should let their husbands decide everything (even in regards to sexual intimacy!) and wives should obey as long as … Continue reading

Gratitude in Marriage

  “Gratitude is a divine emotion: it fills the heart, but not to bursting; it warms it, but not to fever.”― Charlotte Bronte We recently came across a study that showed that those who experience gratitude in marriage display fewer issues … Continue reading

MFP 178 : Marriage is a great mystery

   It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but the marriage that sustains your love. ~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer After attending our niece’s wedding recently, we had some time to reflect on the significance of marriage not only in … Continue reading

Capturing a Vision for Your Marriage

Mike and Alicia chat with Drew and Katie Taylor at To The Heights Ministry about capturing a vision for your marriage and the details of Catholic family life! The Family Board Meeting not only helps Catholic Couples learn how to … Continue reading

Why a Family Board Meeting?

 The Family Board Meeting is a tool we’ve been using in our marriage for years to manage finances, set goals, and get on the same page regarding the vision for our family culture. When it comes to family meetings, there … Continue reading

The Family Board Meeting

The Family Board Meeting is a tool we’ve been using in our marriage for years to manage finances, set goals, and get on the same page regarding the vision for our family culture. In 2021, we led over 100 couples … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #56: Family Life

Messy Family Project · MFM 56 – Family Life This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. We talk a lot on our program about the “messy-ness” of life, but we thought we could take a moment … 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

Messy Family Minute #55: Closeness

Messy Family Project · MFM 55 – Closeness This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. A 2014 study entitled “Understanding Former Young Catholics” found that emotional closeness with parents, especially fathers, is a powerful indicator of … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #54: The Importance of Ritual

Messy Family Project · MFM 54 – The Importance Of Ritual This is a Messy Family Minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. How can you turn a simple daily routine, something ordinary that you do everyday into a tool to … Continue reading