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In this episode of the podcast, we delve into the heart of family bonding and spiritual growth with an enlightening interview with the ...

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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 of equals and its impact on family ministry.
Learn how community plays a vital role in nurturing familial bonds and spiritual growth.
Uncover the structured and unstructured opportunities for growth within the Marinist Family Retreat Program.
Embrace the practice of prayer and discernment in opening oneself to the gifts of the Holy Spirit within the family context.
Couple Discussion Questions:

How can we incorporate the teachings of Mary into our family dynamics?
Reflecting on the pillars of the Marinist Family Retreats, which aspect do we feel is most crucial for our family's growth?
How can we create a balance between structured and unstructured family time to nurture spiritual growth?
In what ways can we foster a sense of community within our family and extend it to the larger community?
Tune in to this enlightening episode as we uncover the tools for deepening familial bonds and fostering spiritual growth with the Marinist Family.
For more information on this and other topics visit: https://www.messyfamilyproject.org/

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MPF 273: Tools For Family Bonding - An Interview With The Marianist Family Retreat Center

February 19, 2024 2:51 pm

Embark on the second part of the compelling discussion with Mike and Alicia Hernon on The Messy Family Podcast.

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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 complexities and challenges faced by couples in different stages of marriage.

Drawing inspiration from the teachings of John Paul II, the Hernons continue to explore the delicate balance of giving and receiving in the context of marriage. They delve into the significance of wives receiving love and husbands actively leading, debunking misconceptions and offering practical insights for couples striving for a harmonious partnership.

Mike and Alicia share personal anecdotes and observations from their 30 years of marriage, providing a unique perspective on the dance of collaboration within marriage. The episode unfolds as a profound exploration of the beauty found in the messy and intricate tapestry of family life.

Whether you've just joined the Messy Family Project community or have been a dedicated listener, this episode promises to deepen your understanding of headship and inspire intentional, loving partnerships. Subscribe now to The Messy Family Project Podcast and join a community that embraces both the challenges and beauty of family life.

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

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MFP 270: Part 2 of Headship - Navigating the Beautiful Chaos of Marriage

January 22, 2024 8:00 am

Join Mike and Alicia Hernon on another insightful episode of The Messy Family Podcast, where they fearlessly delve into the ...

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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 your prayers for their family as they have several members facing health challenges, emphasizing the power of community and support in navigating life's trials. They also share exciting updates about upcoming events, such as the Good News cruise with Father Mike Schmitz and the Catholic Couples Getaway with Chris and Natalie Stefanik. Stay tuned for announcements for Catholic Couples Getaway 2025!

As the episode unfolds, Mike and Alicia explore the concept of headship in marriage, addressing the age-old question: Do wives have to obey? Gain insights, reflections, and practical wisdom on this crucial aspect of family life. Whether you're a parent, spouse, or part of a messy family, this episode offers valuable perspectives on collaboration, obedience, and the beauty of shared roles in marriage.

Don't miss out on this engaging and thought-provoking discussion that aims to navigate the beautiful chaos of marriage, offering inspiration and support for every member of the messy family community.

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

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MFP 269: Headship - Navigating the Beautiful Chaos of Marriage

January 15, 2024 8:00 am

Dive into a captivating episode of the Messy Family Podcast with Mike and Alicia Hernon! In this edition, titled "Angels Watching ...

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🎙️ 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 strength that our guardian angels offer, and learn about a yearlong consecration program that can deepen your connection with these celestial beings. Fr. Wolfgang's experiences and teachings shed light on how our guardian angels collaborate with us in both natural and supernatural aspects of life.

🏠 As you listen, gain a profound understanding of the Order of Canons Regular of the Holy Cross and their mission to spread devotion to the Holy Angels. Explore the rich history of the order and how it intersects with the powerful tradition of consecration.

🙏 Whether you're a believer seeking to enhance your spiritual journey or simply curious about the divine mysteries, this episode provides valuable insights. Tune in to the Messy Family Podcast and let the wisdom shared by Fr. Wolfgang Seitz inspire you to embrace the unseen yet eternal presence of angels in your life. Don't miss out on this enlightening conversation that may forever change the way you perceive the guardianship of these heavenly beings!

🔗 Subscribe to the Messy Family Podcast for more engaging discussions and practical insights on navigating the beautiful chaos of family life with Mike and Alicia Hernon. Your journey into the messy and miraculous tapestry of familyhood awaits!

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

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MFP 268: Angels Watching Over Us with Fr. Wolfgang Seitz

January 8, 2024 8:00 am

In this episode, we look into the world of toys, discussing their impact on children's development and the importance of purposeful ...

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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 sense of novelty and excitement while minimizing clutter.

Regina emphasizes the importance of recognizing the formative nature of the home environment and the valuable lessons children learn through play. We address the common challenges parents face, such as dealing with violent play, and how to navigate these situations with wisdom and balance.

To further enrich this discussion, Regina suggests checking out her article on Substack, where she elaborates on her philosophy and approach to toys. We conclude with a prayer for parents, seeking God's guidance and blessings in raising children who embrace the beauty of simplicity, creativity, and responsibility.

https://reginadoman.substack.com/p/throwback-friday-toys

Your support and prayers contribute to the mission of rebuilding families and making a positive impact on marriages and children. If you've been blessed by what we do, consider making a donation or spreading the word to help us continue our work.

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Thank you for joining us on this journey of exploration and reflection. May God bless your families abundantly, and until next time, may the Lord bless you and keep you.

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MFP 267: Toys and imagination with Regina Doman

December 18, 2023 8:00 am

In this heartwarming episode, join us as we dive into the rich tapestry of family traditions that bring the true spirit of Advent and ...

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In this heartwarming episode, join us as we dive into the rich tapestry of family traditions that bring the true spirit of Advent and Christmas alive. From creating a meaningful Jesse Tree to instilling the importance of service and charity, we explore how these traditions not only connect us to our spiritual lineage but also form the bedrock of a unique family culture.

🕊️ Episode Highlights:
- 00:27:20:10 - 00:27:20:21: Setting the stage for meaningful family traditions.
- 00:27:23:13 - 00:27:31:12: Merging traditions with daily activities for simplicity.
- 00:27:33:01 - 00:27:57:04: Embracing the beauty of the Jesse Tree and its significance.
- 00:28:01:04 - 00:28:06:09: Connecting children to Scripture and making it their own story.
- 00:28:06:09 - 00:28:43:10: Advent Angels and the power of secret acts of service.
- 00:28:43:10 - 00:32:00:15: Shifting focus as children grow - from family-centered to broader service.
- 00:32:00:15 - 00:36:03:04: Encouraging personal prayer and meditation for teens.
- 00:36:03:06 - 00:37:14:21: Incorporating penance, prayers, and the spiritual works of mercy.
- 00:37:14:21 - 00:38:51:10: The importance of forming a unique family culture.

🎄 Resources Mentioned:
Explore additional resources on Advent and Christmas traditions by checking out our Advent and Christmas Traditions Book, visit our website for more information.

🌈 Join Us in Creating a Joyful Family Culture!
Discover how these traditions not only bring joy and wonder to your home but also form the identity of your children in profound ways. Let's build a community that stands out in love, service, and faith.

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

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MFP 266: The Importance of Wonder to Celebrate Christmas

December 11, 2023 8:00 am