MPF292: Managing Kids Activities

Play is the work of childhood.  Summary It seems like in today’s world, parents are judged by how many activities their kids are in and how committed the whole family is to those activities.  We see this as leading to complete burnout for…

MFP 291: Finding the Lord in Others

Growing in holiness doesn’t require extraordinary actions, it requires doing ordinary things with great love.  And there is nothing more “ordinary” in the life of a child than a parent.   Summary Often when people talk about life with…

MPF 289: Fr. Mike Schmitz on Parenting and Marriage

Parenting isn’t about doing everything perfectly.  It’s about showing up over and over again no matter what.     Summary Some may question how a celibate man could have wisdom for husbands and wives, let alone parents.  But…

MFP 288: Sisterhood – an interview with the Doman Women

Our parents made us sisters, but God made us friends.     Summary One of the greatest blessings of Alicia’s life is that God gave her 9 brothers and sisters to laugh, play, fight, create, and pray with most of her life! This…

MFP 287: Training for Virtue and Giving Freedom

Summary In this episode, we explore the essential aspects of training for virtue and the challenging task of granting freedom to our children. We emphasize the importance of always communicating that you are on their side as a mentor, teacher, and…

MFP 286: Learning to Love by Being Loved

The most important challenge you can take  What does it take to be a great parent and have a joyful family? We think it all boils down to three essential elements. We have turned these three elements into the Play and Pray Challenge!  More…

MPF 285: Tech Traps for Boys and Girls

Summary In this next part of our series on tech, we talk about the specific challenges that tech use brings to boys and girls.  Just as men and women have different gifts, they also deal with different temptations in their tech use.  Because…

MFP 284: Is Your Child Addicted to Screens?

The destructive effects of video games are not on boys’ cognitive abilities or their reaction times, but on their motivation and their connectedness with the real world. ~Dr. Leonard Sax Technology can be a blessing or a curse. It can be used for…

MPF 283: Marriage, Divorce, and Hope

“We can only see our spouse clearly when we look at Jesus first.” – Dan Lawson   Summary In this podcast, we tackle some hard issues in marriage.  What makes couples believe that they need to get divorced?  Why is it essential for…