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.
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
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: http://www.helenfisher.com/downloads/articles/INFIDELITY.pdf Young Adult Study on the use/acceptance of pornography: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0743558407306348
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!