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113 – Laraine Bennett on Living with Less

January 2 was the 150th anniversary of St. Therese’s birth, therefore it is fitting that we take a look at how The Little Flower can help us let go and declutter our lives. Joining me on the show is Laraine Bennett to talk about her new book “The Little Way of Living with Less.” In today’s episode, we discuss, the challenges

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112 – A Christmas Meditation

Here’s a little gift to you during this busy Christmas season. I know that we all have a thousand things on our minds right now: shopping, traveling, Christmas dinner prep, friends, family, etc. So, let’s take a break from that together. Join me as we take a moment to reflect the good of this year and bring it before the

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111 – Mike Pacer on Advent and the Three Comings of Christ

Joining me on the show is Mike Pacer, President of Five Stones Group, Founder of Cedar House, and author of The Three Comings of Christ: Daily Meditations for Advent. In this episode, we have a heartfelt discussion about our families’ Advent traditions, the importance of knowing the Old Testament, taking time to reflect on the ways Christ comes to us,

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110 – Elisa Neven-Pugh on Hope with Disability

Joining me on the show is Elisa Neven-Pugh, a young Christian woman who has Cerebral Palsy Quadriplegia. Elisa reached out to me after listening to my lectures on hope to share about her experience of having a disability and how faith guides her understanding of her condition. Elisa beautifully and honestly shares her story, what it was like growing up

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109 – Elizabeth Busby – Answering Your Questions about Dating

oining me on the show is Elizabeth Busby, director programs at the Theology of the Body Institute, creator of the dating program Next Step, and host of the Discerning Marriage Podcast In today’s episode, we answer the following questions about dating that came from our Instagram followers. What to do if I’m a woman who is not getting asked out

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Speaking Events

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

  • Check back soon for upcoming events!

    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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