Chad Williams is a cradle Catholic who was not practicing his faith until a series of events around the year 2000 acted as a catalyst to explore the faith like he never had before – and he hasn’t stopped since. Chad and Kim, his bride of over 20 years, live in Kingwood, Texas where they homeschool their 6 children – all boys. They are parishioners of St. Martha Catholic Church.
Jeff Dodge is a Catholic convert. He and his wife joined the Church in 2005, just days before their second child was born. He wasn’t challenged in his Faith until moving to Houston in 2006. Jeff credits the ACTS retreat he took in 2009 as his real conversion experience. Jeff and his wife Eryn live in Kingwood with their 5 kids. Their 2 oldest are homeschooled, the “middles” attend St Martha Catholic School and their little stays home.
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 http://thetheologyofthebody.com/information/teens.html