MFP 206: Why Romance is Essential

“If you want to be a great parent, you need to be an amazing spouse”  ~Mike and Alicia Hernon Often romance is associated with shallow, fleeting feelings, but really, the romance that we share without spouses is a powerful example … Continue reading

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

Grandparents and Their Sacred Calling

Becoming grandparents is truly one of life’s greatest blessings! But we realized that it’s not just a blessing, but a sacred calling. Watching those grandbabies grow, learn and make a mess in our generally tidy house reminds us how exhausting … Continue reading

Messy Families are Holy Families

  “If you want to be a great parent, you need to be an amazing spouse.” – Mike Hernon In our secularized world today, it’s easy to get caught up in the “busyness” of life. Family life is messy but … Continue reading

Arguing With Your Spouse

“It’s better to be wrong together than right alone” – Michele Doman Every couple argues. Arguing with your spouse is expected and can actually be a sign of a healthy marriage. We’re bound to have disagreements on anything from where … Continue reading

MFP 195: Why You Should Argue with Your Spouse

   “It’s better to be wrong together than right alone” – Michele Doman Every couple argues.  Or at least they should.  The reason is that arguing can be a path to unity which is what marriage is all about.  Some … Continue reading

Messy Family Minute #65: Marriage Roles

Messy Family Project · MFM 65 – Marriage Roles This is a messy family minute with Mike and Alicia Hernon. The world says husbands and wives have the same or even interchangeable roles. Some fundamentalists say wives should let their … Continue reading

Praying as a Couple

  “Every family has an anointing and in order to walk in that anointing we need to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit.” – Deacon Larry Oney You’ve probably heard the phrase: “The family that prays together, stays … Continue reading

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

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

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