MFP 274: Leaving a Legacy of Faith
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
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3d ago
By acting in the world as earthly fathers, we begin to see the world through the eyes of the Heavenly Father and that includes seeing ourselves through the eyes of the Father. In this faith-filled episode of the Messy Family Podcast, Mike and Alicia discuss the significance of authenticity, the power of family traditions, and the impact of a vibrant faith community. Whether you’re a seasoned parent or just starting your family journey, this episode promises valuable insights and practical tools for nurturing a legacy of faith that will endure for generations to come. Tune in to the Messy Fam ..read more
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MPF 273: Tools for Family Bonding – an Interview with the Marianist Family Retreat Center
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
by c8q7puJVAiwZ
1w ago
In this episode of the podcast, we delve into the heart of family bonding and spiritual growth with an enlightening interview with the Marinist Family. Guided by the profound core beliefs of the Marianist Family Retreat Ministry, our guests share invaluable insights into strengthening familial ties, fostering communication, and embracing forgiveness and commitment within the family unit. Key Takeaways: Discover the transformative power of affirming familial love and forgiveness. Embrace the teachings of Mary as a model for nurturing familial spirituality. Explore the concept of discipleship ..read more
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MPF 272: Disciplining Children without Shame
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
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2w ago
For a child to learn how to love, they need to first be loved.   Key Takeaways We need to parent the way God fathers us, free of emotion and manipulation Discipline starts with relationship because its all about forming their hearts. We need to teach children how to repair and restore relationships when they do the wrong thing.   Couple Discussion Questions In our childhoods have we experienced shame from our parents or those in authority?  How did that make me feel? Do we imitate those behaviors in our parenting? How can we reflect God the Father more in our forma ..read more
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MFP271: Why an Intentional Culture is Essential
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
by c8q7puJVAiwZ
2w ago
Your family culture is the operating system in your home.  It communicates to your children more powerfully than any written word. Family culture is something that we are passionate about in this ministry! We believe that this is the secret weapon of the Catholic family and something that every mom and dad needs to be very intentional about. The culture within the home is like the operating system in your family and it communicates more powerfully than any written word. In this episode we give the foundations of family culture and explain why it’s important. Because there is so much to ..read more
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MFP 270: Part 2 of Headship – Navigating the Beautiful Chaos of Marriage
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
by c8q7puJVAiwZ
1M ago
Embark on the second part of the compelling discussion with Mike and Alicia Hernon on The Messy Family Podcast. In this captivating follow-up to the previous episode, “Headship – Do Wives Have to Obey?” the Hernons dive even deeper into the nuances of marital dynamics and the concept of headship. As the Lenten season approaches, the Hernons extend an invitation to their audience, encouraging participation in the Cana 90 Lenten program designed for couples. Reflecting on the importance of embracing one’s vocation, the conversation seamlessly picks up from the last episode, addressing the comple ..read more
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MFP 269: Headship – Navigating the Beautiful Chaos of Marriage
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
by c8q7puJVAiwZ
1M ago
Join Mike and Alicia Hernon on another insightful episode of The Messy Family Podcast, where they fearlessly delve into the timeless and relevant topic of headship in marriage in reference to the key passages in Ephesians 5. In this episode, the Hernons share the behind-the-scenes of their podcast and video show on YouTube, inviting you to subscribe and become a valuable member of their growing community. They take you on a journey through recent family events, from unexpected hospital visits to the joyous arrival of their seventh grandchild, Declan John. Amidst the chaos, the Hernons ask for ..read more
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MFP 268: Angels Watching Over Us with Fr. Wolfgang Seitz
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1M ago
Dive into a captivating episode of the Messy Family Podcast with Mike and Alicia Hernon! In this edition, titled “Angels Watching Over Us with Fr. Wolfgang Seitz,” we explore the fascinating realm of guardian angels and the divine assistance that surrounds our lives. Join Mike and Alicia as they welcome Father Wolfgang Seitz from the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross, an expert on the Holy Angels. Fr. Wolfgang shares insights into the deep devotion his order has for the angels and provides a unique perspective on the vital role they play in our lives. Discover the untapped source of ..read more
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MFP 267: Toys and imagination with Regina Doman
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
by c8q7puJVAiwZ
1M ago
In this episode, we look into the world of toys, discussing their impact on children’s development and the importance of purposeful and intentional choices in selecting toys for our families. Our special guest, Regina Doman, shares valuable insights into cultivating imagination, creativity, and responsibility in children through thoughtful toy choices. As we explore the role of toys in shaping a child’s worldview, we reflect on the significance of simplicity, quality over quantity, and the benefits of open-ended toys like building blocks. We also touch upon the idea of rotating toys to keep a ..read more
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MFP 266: The Importance of Wonder to Celebrate Christmas
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
by c8q7puJVAiwZ
1M ago
“For it is good to be a child sometimes, and never better than at Christmas, when the mighty Founder was a child Himself.” ~ Charles Dickens Christmas is a magical time for children.  Whether you celebrate Santa, St. Nick, Elf on a Shelf or other traditions, this season is a wonderful time for children to develop wonder and awe.  How do parents do this in a way that encourages their children to keep their eyes on the eternal significance of this holy time?  There are so many things that we can do with our kids that it forces parents to be intentional.  We need to make sure ..read more
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MFP 265: Brothers and Sisters – Our First Community
Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family
by c8q7puJVAiwZ
1M ago
“The family is where children discover how to be human.” – Archbishop Charles Chaput Over and over again people ask us how to help their kids get along with each other.  We usually respond that of course their kids don’t get along – because they are kids!  That is what you are doing as a parent.  You are the ones teaching them how to live at peace with other human beings in the world and they are practicing what you teach them in your home!  This is the training ground for their lives.  But that doesn’t mean that parents do nothing.  There are important lessons ..read more
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