The Family Room

Airing on AM 1160 The Quest – Your Atlanta Catholic Radio. Join co-hosts Mari Cleveland from St. Jude the Apostle and John Gordon and Craig Wesemeyer from St. Peter Chanel as they speak with authors, theologians, and local priests and lay leaders to provide your family encouragement, resources, and hope. Enjoy heartfelt stories and engaging conversations with Catholics who are excited to share their life experiences and acquired wisdom to help your family continue to live out your faith with joy.
Be Devoted: Restoring Friendship, Passion, and Communion in Your Marriage
Oct 20, 2021

Dr. Bob Schuchts, Founder of the John Paul II Healing Center in Tallahassee, Florida, comes in to The Family Room to share his personal journey through early family tragedy, trauma, and divorce to a powerful encounter with Christ, marital healing, and true devotion. Dr. Schuchts gives us practical ways to pray with, and for, our spouses, including a couples’ meditation on the “Our Father.” He gives us real examples from his own personal, marital, and family struggles and growth. This episode concludes with a beautiful meditation on marriage and the Mass.

Resources

  1. John Paul II Healing Center: Transformation in the Heart of the Church: https://jpiihealingcenter.org/

  2. Dr. Schuchts’ book, Be Devoted: Restoring Friendship, Passion, and Communion in Your Marriage: https://jpiihealingcenter.org/product/be-devoted-dr-bob-schuchts/

  3. Restore the Glory podcast: https://www.restoretheglorypodcast.com/

  4. Upcoming events at the JPII Healing Center: https://jpiihealingcenter.org/events/

Key Scripture

  1. Genesis 2:24: “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one body.” https://bible.usccb.org/bible/genesis/2

  2. Colossians 2: 6-7: “So, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, walk in him, rooted in him and built upon him and established in the faith as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” https://bible.usccb.org/bible/colossians/0

Co-hosts Mari Cleveland from Saint Jude the Apostle and John Gordon and Craig Wesemeyer from St. Peter Chanel
Oct 13, 2021
Co-hosts Mari Cleveland from Saint Jude the Apostle and John Gordon and Craig Wesemeyer from St. Peter Chanel
How Our Identity in Christ Equips Us for Relationships, part 2
Oct 6, 2021

Melissa Foley, founder of the healing ministry Loved Already, shares some conversation tools in a lively discussion about how we can speak life, healing, and restoration in Christ into our relationships. Part two of a two-part series.

Resources

  1. All are welcome to attend the Virtual Catholic Conference on Healing and Forgiveness, October 8-10. https://go.virtualcatholicconference.com/Healing2021
  2. Melissa Foley’s healing ministry, Loved Already: https://lovedalready.com/
  3. From Melissa’s blog: “My Worth in God,” https://lovedalready.com/my-worth-in-god/
  4. Key Scripture: Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:24; Matthew 3:17; Psalm 18:19; Romans 12:2; https://bible.usccb.org/bible
  5. On being made in the imago Dei: Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger and the International Theological Commission (2000-2002). Communion and stewardship: Human persons created in the image of God. https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/cti_documents/rc_con_cfaith_doc_20040723_communion-stewardship_en.html#_edn1
How Our Identity in Christ Equips Us for Relationships, part 1
Sep 29, 2021

Melissa Foley, founder of the healing ministry Loved Already, joins us in The Family Room in a lively conversation that inspires us to consider our identity in Christ as beloved sons and daughters of a providing Father. Part one of a two-part series.

Resources:

  • All are welcome to attend the Virtual Catholic Conference on Healing and Forgiveness, October 8-10. https://go.virtualcatholicconference.com/Healing2021
  • Melissa Foley’s healing ministry, Loved Already: https://LovedAlready.com/
  • From Melissa’s blog: “Who am I?” https://LovedAlready.com/identity-impact/
  • Key Scripture from Luke 11:11, What father among you would hand his son a snake when he asks for a fish? https://bible.usccb.org/bible/luke/11
  • From the Catechism of the Catholic Church: “God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. … In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life” (CCC, paragraph 1).
Men as Spiritual Leaders
Sep 22, 2021

In this episode, our hosts explore a topic close to each of their hearts: men as the spiritual leaders of the family. We fight a spiritual battle, with spiritual resources, knowing our Triune God goes before us. Mari, Craig, and John revisit chapter 3 of Genesis highlighting man’s unique role as defender of the Faith.

Resources:

  • Key Scripture: Ephesians, chapters 5 and 6.
  • Chapter 3 of Genesis: https://bible.usccb.org/bible/genesis/3
  • Dr. Meg Meeker’s book, Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters: 10 Secrets Every Father Should Know https://www.ignatius.com/Strong-Fathers-Strong-Daughters-P2203.aspx
  • From CCC (Catechism of the Catholic Church) paragraph 1666:
    • The Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family home is rightly called “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.
How to Keep Your Marriage Out of the Tribunal
Sep 15, 2021

Very Rev. Daniel Ketter, JCL, the Judicial Vicar of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, provides encouragement and hope to couples who want to keep improving their marital relationship. In a lively and informal discussion, Father Ketter identifies four strategies to keep your marriage off his desk.

Resources:

The Art of Living with Dr. Edward Sri
Sep 8, 2021

Dr. Edward Sri, husband, father, and theologian, discusses his new book on the virtues, The Art of Living: The Cardinal Virtues and the Freedom to Love. Dr. Sri shares personal examples of the three ways we grow in virtue to live and love well in our marriages and families.

Resources:

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