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Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family

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Rank #95 in Kids & Family category

Kids & Family
Religion & Spirituality
Christianity
Parenting
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Parenting is not a clean-cut, simple process for those who like to follow the rules. Family life is messy and unpredictable, but it is the greatest adventure you will ever have. We are Mike and Alicia Hernon, parents of 10 children ranging from 6 to 23 and we would like to invite you into some of the conversations we have had with each other about marriage, parenting, and Catholic family life. Our hope is that our conversation sparks a dialogue between you and your spouse that leads to greater unity and intentional Christian parenting in your home. Listen in to our podcast and start the conversation as we seek to lead our families to heaven. Visit us at MessyFamilyProject.org for resources, guides, links and show notes.

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Parenting is not a clean-cut, simple process for those who like to follow the rules. Family life is messy and unpredictable, but it is the greatest adventure you will ever have. We are Mike and Alicia Hernon, parents of 10 children ranging from 6 to 23 and we would like to invite you into some of the conversations we have had with each other about marriage, parenting, and Catholic family life. Our hope is that our conversation sparks a dialogue between you and your spouse that leads to greater unity and intentional Christian parenting in your home. Listen in to our podcast and start the conversation as we seek to lead our families to heaven. Visit us at MessyFamilyProject.org for resources, guides, links and show notes.

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So helpful!

By MommaMEM - Apr 05 2019
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Your insights are helpful to our marriage and family, thank you!

Fun Podcast!

By Freeseha - Mar 14 2019
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God Bless this family and couple. I needed to hear what they have to say. Love this Podcast!

iTunes Ratings

321 Ratings
Average Ratings
299
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6
6
2

So helpful!

By MommaMEM - Apr 05 2019
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Your insights are helpful to our marriage and family, thank you!

Fun Podcast!

By Freeseha - Mar 14 2019
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God Bless this family and couple. I needed to hear what they have to say. Love this Podcast!
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Messy Family Podcast : Catholic conversations on marriage and family

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Rank #1: MP 076 : Anger in Parenting

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“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 in us that we didn’t even realize was … Continue reading

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Sep 25 2017

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Rank #2: MP 089 : 7 Ways to Spice Up Your Marriage

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it is indifference” ~Elie Wiesel Have you ever felt distant from your spouse? Living like married singles in the same house? or maybe just some dryness in your marriage? Every marriage goes through … Continue reading

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Apr 28 2018

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Rank #3: MP 066 : Keeping Your Love Alive

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“Once you’re a parent, your relationship matters more, not less, because now other people are counting on you.” ~ TheDatingDivas.com Marriage is under attack, but many times the attack is not direct and aggressive. Instead, it is slow and subtle … Continue reading

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Mar 02 2017

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Rank #4: MP 044 : Criticizing Your Husband

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Disrespect rarely motivates a man. When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person it merely says something about our own need to be critical. Which statement to you agree with more – “I don’t know … Continue reading

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Feb 09 2016

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Rank #5: MP 054 : Vulnerability in Marriage

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“To love is to be vulnerable.” – C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves Many cry that marriage is under attack, but often the attack is actually more like a cancer that creeps into our relationship with the person that we should … Continue reading

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Jul 28 2016

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Rank #6: MP 090 : Teaching Your Children Self Control

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“Emotions are like children. You shouldn’t lock them in the trunk, but you don’t want them driving the car either” Have you ever had a child melt down because they didn’t get what they wanted? How do we respond to … Continue reading

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May 16 2018

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Rank #7: MFP 120 : Raising Happy Kids in a Messy World

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   “We owe it to our husband or wife, our fellow workers, our children, our friends, indeed to everyone who comes into our lives, to be as happy as we can be. Happiness is a moral obligation.” ― Dennis Prager … Continue reading

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Oct 24 2019

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Rank #8: MFP 117 : Pursuing Your Spouse

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   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

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Sep 10 2019

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Rank #9: MP 105 : Deepening Unity in Our Marriage

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“Love is never something ready made, something merely given to man and woman, it is…a task which they are set. Love should be seen as something which never ‘is’ but is always only ‘becoming’…” ~St. John Paul II “I define … Continue reading

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Feb 06 2019

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Rank #10: MP 055 : Overwhelmed

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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 “How are you doing?” is often, “I am so busy!” Sometimes being busy is good, … Continue reading

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Sep 26 2016

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Rank #11: MP 035 : Natural Family Planning in a GMO world

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“With great power comes great responsibility” ~ Ben Parker (Spiderman’s Uncle) As Catholics, we have a great blessing in the clarity and beauty of the Church’s teaching on contraception. Using the natural rhythms of a woman’s cycle to regulate birth … Continue reading

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Nov 08 2015

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Rank #12: MP 071 : Enjoying your Toddler

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“You can learn many things from toddlers, for example, how much patience you really have” ~Anonymous One blessing of having 10 kids is that we have matured and learned enough about kids to appreciate the toddler years of children #9 … Continue reading

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Jun 13 2017

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Rank #13: MP 013 : Submission in Marriage

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“Wives be subject to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of his wife, as Christ is the head of the Church, his body and himself his Savior” Eph 5:22 People hear this reading in … Continue reading

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Apr 19 2015

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Rank #14: MP 042 : Family Routine

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‘Spend’ your time on paper before you ‘spend’ it in reality “How do you do it?” People ask us this question all the time, so we finally decided to answer it, at least in part. In this podcast, we share … Continue reading

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Jan 24 2016

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Rank #15: MP 052: YES, Your Kids CAN be Best Friends

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I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people brothers or sisters. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood or brotherhood is a condition people have to work at. – Maya Angelou Growing up all we remember … Continue reading

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Jun 07 2016

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Rank #16: MP 003 : Kids at Mass

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“There goes a future choir member” – said by our pastor as we rushed out of church with our screaming toddler.  Getting kids through mass is a challenge for any Catholic parent.  We can give you alot of empathy and … Continue reading

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Jan 25 2015

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Rank #17: MP 025 : Creating Order in a Messy World

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“Half of the time I feel like I’m running an insane asylum… the other half of the time I feel like I belong in one. “ There are so many needs pressing on parents, especially moms, all day, every day. … Continue reading

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Aug 16 2015

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Rank #18: MP 004 : Toddlers

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“Give me an army of toddlers and I can overtake the world!”-Dr. James Dobson.The toddler years are an amazing time of human development, but this transition from infancy to childhood is challenging for most parents. Join us for encouragement and … Continue reading

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Feb 01 2015

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Rank #19: MP 051 : Worrying is Against My Religion

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“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

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May 24 2016

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Rank #20: MP 009 : Arguing in Marriage

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“You get in the biggest fights with those you care about most because those are the relationships worth fighting for” “A happy marriage is a union of two forgivers” – Ruth Bell Graham The only person in the world you … Continue reading

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Mar 08 2015

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