S2 Ep9 Healthy Families in the Kitchen
This week registered oncology nurse and certified health and nutrition coach Cris Bofill shares some helpful tips with us about healthy eating. She provides insights into shopping, nutrition labels, and even how to get picky eaters to eat their veggies!
Cris can be found at: https://www.wellnutritionsolutions.com
S2 Ep8 Authentic Self Care and Why We Need It
In this episode we’re talking about authentic self care with Julia Hogan, author, therapist, owner and clinical director of Vita Optimum Counseling. She walks us through the issue with today’s treat yourself self care mentality, what is authentic self care and how to figure out what revives you.
S2 Ep.7 How to Know if Your Marriage Needs Therapy
We’ve brought Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Doug Hinderer back to discuss marriage therapy - specifically hot to know if your marriage needs it! He walks us through 4 red flags that could indicate therapy is the next right step for your marriage, and discusses the value couples find in talking to a therapist even if nothing is seriously wrong.
S2 Ep. 6 Natural Family Planning & The Catholic Family
Registered nurse and Marquette-method NFP instructor, Amanda Smith shares some insights into Natural Family Planning. She discusses how the marital act is always meant to be unitive and procreative, how NFP is not Catholic birth control, and clears up some common misconceptions she encounters.
Amanda can be found: https://www.vitaefertility.com
S2 Ep.5 | How To Prepare for Marriage (before you’re even dating)
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Doug Hinderer is back again sharing his insights on how to prepare for marriage - before you’re engaged or even seriously dating. He walks us through how to cultivate the virtues that will be needed in married life, things like: friendship, kindness, patience, meekness, and more
Doug can be found: https://www.happymarriageforlife.com
S2 Ep 4 CLASS | The Family as a Reflection of God
In this class, Fr. Paul Donlan explains that the human person is made in God's image and likeness, not just because he is endowed with an intellect and will, but because he is called to live in a communion of persons––namely, in a family.
S2 Ep 3 Creating a Bright and Cheerful Home
Certified Life Coach, Janet Quinlan shares her insights and expertise on creating a bright and cheerful home. She points out that making a home is not just about the physical environment but also the emotional and spiritual environment. This mother of 7 and life coach to mothers around the world, offers practical tips for building up all three of these environments so each member of the family feels connected, safe, needed, and loved.
S2 Ep. 2 Literature and its Role in a Child’s Life
Senior Scholar at Boston University’s Center for Character and Social Responsibility, Karen Bohlin talks with us about the importance of introducing good literature to children and how to avoid becoming reluctant readers. She talks about the importance of going deep into the meaning and messages found in great literature, and how that illuminates the intricacies of life.
S2 Ep.1 The Christian Foundation for Marriage
Doug Hinderer, licensed marriage and family therapist, shares insights into God’s plan for marriage. In this episode, we look at CS Lewis’ Four Loves, and then dive into Agape love and what that is meant to look like for married couples today. You’ll learn about the four characteristics of Agape love: permanent, exclusive, public, and fruitful. And lastly, Doug shares insights into what marriage truly IS.
MEDITATION | On Patriotism
In this reflection, Fr. Paul Donlan explains how the virtue of patriotism stems from the natural virtue of piety, the same virtue that allows us to respect and honor our parents. It is, therefore, the school of the family where the virtue of patriotism is first instilled.
S1 Ep. 5 MEDITATION | Forgiveness & Mercy
In this meditation, Fr. Paul Donlan explores the importance of forgiveness in family life. Though "I forgive you" can be the hardest words to say, the whole Gospel can be summarized in those words.
S1 Ep. 4 MEDITATION | Mary, Model of Motherhood
We begin this month of May with a reflection by Fr. Paul Donlan on Mary's role as a mother and patroness of America. We invoke her intercession as "our great ally in a long uphill battle to bring the conscience of our nation back to the inviolable sanctity of human life and what it really means to be a mother."