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Messy Family Podcast : Catholic Conversations on Marriage and Family

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 10 to 27 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 https:///www/MessyFamilyProject.org for resources, guides, links and show notes.
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Now displaying: March, 2015
Mar 21, 2015

 "All great change in America begins at the dinner table."
~Ronald Reagan

Those of us who grew up with family dinners and who continue that tradition with our kids may not realize how counter-cultural we are becoming! Having dinner as a family is one thing you can do for your children to help keep them healthy, emotionally stable, and academically successful. It's a simple thing, so why doesn't every family have dinner together? In this podcast, we discuss why family dinners are an important part of our parenting, why they can be challenging, and some ideas to make your mealtime even better than it is now! Listen in and join the conversation.

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Mar 14, 2015

"Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who deal faithfully are His delight." Proverbs 12:22

One of the trickiest parenting situations to deal with is when a child tells a lie. Do you punish them? If you do that, won't they keep lying to avoid punishment in the future? How do you know they are lying? What if you think they are lying, and they are actually telling the truth? In this podcast, we will share with you what we did in our family when we had kids in our household who had a habit of lying. What we've learned is there is not a "one size fits all" approach to this issue, but we can give you some ideas and suggestions as we share our experiences with you.

Mar 7, 2015

"A happy marriage is a union of two forgivers" - Ruth Bell Graham

The only person in the world you will always agree with is yourself.  Especially in marriage, people are going to disagree and this can lead to heated arguments between two people who really love each other.  This is normal and healthy!  We have to fight to work out our differences and come to a greater unity in our marriage.  The goal of an argument should not be to be right, but to be unified.  Even if you disagree, arguments should lead to greater clarity and understanding.  In this podcast, we talk about why to argue, principles for good arguing, and some basic ground rules.

 

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