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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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Jan 29, 2024

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 cover, we only get to talk about the spiritual life of the home and what that means for the children.  This is a re-release of a previous episode, but the information is timeless and the principles are the foundation of many of our courses and guides.  Re-release MFP096 Building a Family Culture

For more information on this and other topics visit: https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/

Key Takeaways

  • Parents don’t create a culture, they steward it.  All the members of the family participate. 

  • Family Culture is the unspoken system that binds your family together and communicates your expectations, beliefs, and values more powerfully than any written word.  

  • Your culture must be stronger and more attractive than the secular culture and it must communicate more powerfully.

  • A wise family learns how to manage the urgent and prioritize the important.

  • The spiritual life of your home needs to be the foundation of your culture because it is our connection to God that gives meaning to our lives.

Couple Discussion Questions

  • There is a culture in our home right now.  What is this culture communicating to our children? 

  • What are some values that we want our children to learn from our culture?  How can we do this better? 

  • What are the Urgent things in our life that we need to manage better? 

  • What are the Important things that we are putting off? 

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