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031 – Faith and Science with Dr. Chris Baglow

031 – Faith and Science with Dr. Chris Baglow

Dr. Mario Sacasa welcomes Dr. Chris Baglow, Director the Science and Religion Initiative at the Mcgrath Institute for Church Life, University of Notre Dame, to discuss various ways faith and science connect and disagree with one another. They discuss the dangers of a scientism that opposes religious thought and the problems when people of faith …


013 – The Lost Art of Financial Generosity with Cory Howat

Debt, savings, spending, and tithing… for many of us, money is a topic of conversation that no one wants to have. We all attribute certain values to money: power, freedom, guilt, or shame. And because I love talking about the hard things in life and we need to go here, have an honest conversation about why money makes us feel

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012 – Beauty Will Save The World with Bill Donaghy

Have you ever had a hard day at work and while you are driving home all you can think about is the stress and tension of the day? Then, out of nowhere, you see the sun setting and it just captures your heart and for a brief moment, your stress dissipates as you get lost in the beauty of the

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011 – The Laity Rules with Dr. Tom Neal, Part 2

This part 2 of my conversation about the lay vocation with Dr. Tom Neal, professor of Spiritual and Pastoral Theology at Notre Dame Seminary.  If you missed part 1, click on the link in the show description. We pick up right where it left off In this episode, we have an honest conversation about the joys and challenges of being

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010 – The Laity Rules with Dr. Tom Neal, Part 1

I’m excited about this episode, because I finally get to have on the show one of my favorite people to talk to, Dr. Tom Neal, professor of Spiritual and Pastoral Theology at Notre Dame Seminary in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Neal is a dear friend and truly one of the wisest persons I know. We focused the conversation in this

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009 – Love Chooses Morality with Dr. Sarah Bartel

Doesn’t it seem like morality has become a bad word in our culture? Or that trying to be a good and moral person is not an ideal we should strive for anymore. That is probably because we overly associate morality with just following rules. But, what if morality is not so much about the do’s and don’ts but rather a

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Til Death Do Us Part

On October 19, 2002, I had no idea what I was committing to. I mean, I loved the girl and understood enough about what marriage was to make a full consent to the union, but I didn’t really know what

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The Wisdom of Sport

A couple of weeks ago, I was woken up in the middle of the night when a band of thunderstorms came ripping through New Orleans. And once I’m up, I’m up. After tossing and turning for a solid 45-minutes, I

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Staying Connected: Part 3

Spiritual and emotional connection is important, yet there is one more piece to this puzzle, physical love. Reconnect Physically Before the desire for intimacy was expressed verbally, we felt a connection through physical gestures. A baby is formed inside the

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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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