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086 – Art Bennett on the Temperament that God Gave You

086 – Art Bennett on the Temperament that God Gave You

Have you ever wondered why people react differently to the same thing? Why is it that some folks are quick to get angry about the slightest thing, but others are more patient? Why does your wife prefer to stay home when all you want to do is be around people? Maybe it’s because we all …

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086 – Art Bennett on the Temperament that God Gave You

Have you ever wondered why people react differently to the same thing? Why is it that some folks are quick to get angry about the slightest thing, but others are more patient? Why does your wife prefer to stay home when all you want to do is be around people? Maybe it’s because we all have different temperaments.  Joining me

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085 – Rhonda Gruenewald on increasing vocations in the Church

Well, we talk about vocations and discernment often in this show and today I want to take a systemic approach to the questions and ask what parishes and schools can do better to increase awareness about vocations. And since it is national vocations week, I thought it’d be a great time to share this discussion.  To help me think through

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084 – Dr. Tom Neal on How to Not Discern

I’ve covered discernment many times in previous episodes on what to look for and best practices when making decisions. But today, I’ve taken a spotlight to errors I continuously hear from young adults about making decisions. Joining me on the show again is Dr. Tom Neal, expert on the spiritual life and discernment, to banter and dissect some of these

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083 – Samantha Povlock on FemCatholic and the dignity of women

Joining me on the show today is Samantha Povlock, founder of the website FemCatholic to discuss how their content meets the needs and questions of Catholic women. She shares why she started the website and the excitement from being one of the winners of the OSV Challenge. We also talk about broader issues including the challenges of finding the work

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082 – Margaret Sanger, John Paul II, Sex, and Human Freedom with Sarah Denny

Why should Catholics care about the teachings of Margaret Sanger? (After all, she is the foundress of Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider of abortion and hormonal contraception.) Because understanding her life and thoughts provides insight into the current debates over women’s rights.  Joining me on the show today is Sarah Denny, who is writing her doctoral dissertation on a

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081 – Dr. Carlos Gomez on What Makes Us Happy?

In today’s episode I welcome one of my closest friends, Dr. Carlos Gomez, a psychologist in Miami, Florida. Join us as we discuss what the psychological research has to say about happiness. SPOILER: it doesn’t come from success, how much money you have, or how many trips you take to Disney World. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drmariosacasa/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drmariosacasa/

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Past Event: “Hope Leads the Way” Seminar at Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Tallahassee, Florida

Talk 1: Hope as a Psychological Trait

Talk 3: The Power of Hope

Talk 2: Hope as a Theological Virtue

DR. MARIO'S BLOG POSTS:

The Art of Good Decision-Making

Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. Every day we are faced with a thousand little choices of what to do and where to be. Do I hit the snooze button? Do I check my email before getting out of bed? What type of

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Review

“Symbols are nothing without the men and women that give them meaning,” says Sam Wilson in the first episode of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. That thought is very close to being true, but he should have said, “Symbols

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WandaVision Review

WandaVision unapologetically asks a lot of its viewers. A quirky tv show about superheroes set within the look and feel of classic sitcoms? That doesn’t make any sense. Something about it feels disjointed and odd. Which, as you realize by

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I am a Catholic Christian husband and father, that’s my primary vocation and passion. I am happily married to my wife of 16 years, Kristin, and together we share the joy of parenting our four sons. At Willwoods, I am blessed to serve as the Associate Director of the Faith and Marriage Apostolate. In this position, I work closely with my friend Jason Angelette (Director) as we try to serve married couples and individuals on their journey of faith. I offer retreats and lectures, write for the blog, and host a bi-weekly podcast, Always Hope.

Through our ministry, you can certainly expect some great content specifically targeted for married couples. I am proud of the work we do for couples and hope that these resources bless you. Yet, renewing our culture to be pro-marriage means more than just supporting married couples. The undergirding themes of love and faith transcend all states of life. So, if you are single or dating and happened to come across this page or listened to my podcast, know that you are in the right place, too.

As a marriage counselor, I strongly believe that good theology and good counseling theory can work together. You will see this mash-up throughout my writings, lectures, and podcasts.

I am happy you are here with us and hope you enjoy what we have to offer!

 

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