We live in a disposable society where it is sometimes easier to replace a broken item rather than repair it. The “cheaper” it is, the easier it is to replace. Where do we draw the line on when to replace something vs. repairing it? How does that translate into things of faith and family such as Marriage and children?
The technology that we have today allows us to operate household appliances with our voices, watch movies with the touch of a button and have anything you want at your doorstep in less than two days. But is it to our detriment?
Technology sure has come a long way. Think of how many stand alone items that one device has replaced – camera, video camera, radio/CD/Tape player, alarm clock, calculator, calendar, level, compass… the list goes on. Based on information from Nasa.com that device in your pocket likely has at least 240,000 times the memory of a Voyager spacecraft (16 GB vs. 69.63 KB). With all that power and promise at your fingertips it’s no wonder that it can be a distraction. So how do we deal with it?
In light of the recent Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Chad and Jeff discuss the ways that parents can be vigilant about protecting our children and offer ways to identify warning signs of inappropriate behavior based on learnings from Virtus training and other Youth Protection courses.
Novenas are part of Catholic life, but what exactly are they and where did they come from? Today Chad and Jeff talk about the origins of the Novena and discuss some of their experiences with these prayers.
A good night’s sleep is more than just getting your beauty rest. You need it to function properly the next day, to have the focus you need and to make you into a likable human being. And as a Catholic Dad it can affect our prayer life and relationship with our spouses and children. So why do we put sleep so low on our priority list?
Summer is upon us and while Jeff is on vacation Chad enlists his oldest son, Evan, to join as a guest host to discuss some upcoming movies, the Expectometer, the potential flops and the criteria the Williams family uses to gauge “family friendliness.”
The Final Chapter in our Three-Part Series honoring the 50th Anniversary of Humanae Vitae, we discuss “The Talk” – that awkward conversation that we have with our kids about sex, and how its best that it comes from you instead of someone else. We frame the conversation in the context of St. John Paul the Great’s Theology of the Body. Christopher West: http://www.christopherwest.com/ Theology of the Body Institute: http://tobinstitute.org/ TOB for Teens and Middle School Edition...
Part 2 of a Series on Pope Paul VI’s prophetic encyclical Humanae Vitae, we discuss the problem with pornography, its spread that coincides with the acceptance of birth control, the long term effects that it can cause, and also some HOPE for those who are fighting the good fight. While we do not get into any detail you may want to consider this episode at least PG-13. Details discussed in this episode: Matt Fradd – https://mattfradd.com/ Statistics on Infidelity:...
Pope Paul VI’s masterpiece encyclical Humanae Vitae turns 50 this month and in honor of this momentous occasion, we tackle a momentous topic: NFP. It’s a topic we’ve been talking about doing since the very beginning, but it took us 34 other episodes to build up the courage to do it. Have a listen for our sides of the story and… be merciful!