Month: July 2014

TCND #052: Be a Spiritual Leader

TCND_052Greg shares what it’s like to give a sex talk about Natural Family Planning in front of his parents, Mac Barron calls in to actually complement Greg, and Greg and Jennifer answer questions for a book about how husbands and wives can be a spiritual leader for each other and their children.

Some of the questions we discussed include:

    1. Key differences in spiritual leadership roles between husbands and wives.
    2. What should a husband’s/father’s leadership role look like?
    3. What should a wife’s/mother’s leadership role look like?
    4. Ways that husbands and wives can work together to balance their roles as spiritual leaders in your household.
    5. What can couples do when they feel like they are ‘stepping on one another’s toes’ when it comes to one another’s spiritual duties?
    6. How does our Catholic faith enlighten us in regard to how husbands can best spiritually lead their families and what role the husband and wife has in spiritual leadership?
    7. What are some activities/practices/characteristics that both the husband and the wife should share in equally when it comes to spiritually leading their families?
    8. What are your “top leadership qualities/virtues” that a strong spiritual husband/father and wife/mother of the family should possess?

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Resources Mentioned in this Episode

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CatholicKatie.com
Catholic in a Small Town with Mac and Katherine Barron

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TCND #051: Camping in Colorado

TCND_051The entire Willits family make appearances on this episode as we take you with us on a wilderness adventure of camping with the entire family in one of Colorado’s beautiful state parks.  We talk about camping equipment for a family camping in Colorado, how to keep kids entertained on a camping trip, and manage to dive into how to make God and your faith a part of your expedition.  If you like when we do mobile podcasts, you’re going to LOVE this episode!

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Family Resources from the Archdiocese of Denver

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VIDEO: My Full Talk at the 2014 Atlanta Eucharistic Congress

Screen Shot 2014-07-17 at 2.21.48 PMWhat an honor it was to speak once again at this year’s Eucharistic Congress in Atlanta, Georgia!

This year I was the first speaker of the day for a lineup that included Jeff Cavins, Mother Dolores Hart, Patty Schneier, Donna Cori Gibson, and Fr. Dave Dwyer.

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This is the event that well over a decade ago completely re-ignited my faith.

Now the Archdiocese has posted the full video on my talk:

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Interested in having me talk at your next event? Get more details on my speaking page!

TCND #050: Helping Teens Have Faith

TCND_050Living with non-Catholics and helping teens have faith and grow closer to God is a main topic for this episode of TCND. Plus we talk about what it was like when Greg was the only Catholic in the house, Vocation Rehabilitation options for teens wanting to go to college, Bible Study for Teens, and what to do now to prepare your kids for college later.

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TCND #049: Bird by Bird

TCND_049A listener asks Greg how he does all he does and still spends time with the family. Greg responds by sharing his number one productivity tip. We also discuss free family resources from the Archdiocese of Denver, Anne Lamott’s book Bird by Bird, Game Salad Video Game development, How to help kids with autism get jobs, and how much should teenagers be saving. Plus we wrap up our visit back to Atlanta.

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
Family Resources from the Archdiocese of Denver

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Miss “That Catholic Show”? You’ll Love This.

Our entire family recently took part in a new video for the Archdiocese of Denver. Check it out here:

The video was released in conjunction with a new pastoral letter from Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila entitled, “Family: Become What You Are.”

I was given the task a couple weeks out from the release to develop some resources to accompany the letter. So instead of going to work one day, I sat in my truck in a park facing the front range of the Rocky Mountains and wrote 20 Family-Friendly Rosary Meditations, a Month of Dinnertime Conversation Questions, and the script for the video above.

My team at the Archdiocese then worked to film, edit, and revise all of these resources to coincide with the release of the pastoral letter and are now available, along with the pastoral letter, on the new Archdiocese of Denver website. I sincerely hope you enjoy these and will use them in your own homes.

Feel free to link to all of these from your own website, Twitter feed, or Facebook page!