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Beloved and Blessed
27 minutes | 4 days ago
In Good Times and Bad
Our marriage vows challenge us to be faithful in sickness and in health, in good times and in bad. This is the difficult side of marriage that we rarely hear about, but we also rarely hear about how God’s grace gives us the strength to do what’s right. Kimberly Hahn shares a powerful example from Scripture. Learn More Meet even more examples of Godly women in Stacy Mitch’s Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History. Enrich your marriage with a program for couples drawing on the Scriptures, One Body: A Program of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment for the New Evangelization. Why does the Church teach the indissolubility of marriage? Learn more in this episode of The Road to Emmaus.
24 minutes | 11 days ago
Bad Examples from Scripture
Scripture is full of worthy examples for us to follow. But in this episode, Kimberly Hahn highlights some examples of women who turn away from the Lord and the devastating consequences when smart women choose to do evil. Learn More Want to find some virtuous examples we can follow? Check out Stacy Mitch’s Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History. Share the inspiring lives of one-hundred saints with children in Saints Around the World. The devil’s lies are subtle. Fr. Vincent Lampert shares how to detect and reject these lies.
20 minutes | 18 days ago
A Mom’s Ministry of Presence
Our culture promotes the idea that power is found outside the home. But Kimberly Hahn challenges that it's not about how we can gain power, but how we can serve. Learn More Staying at home can be a struggle at times. Kimberly Hahn offers encouragement in Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart. Making a house a home is one of the greatest blessings a mom can give. Learn more in this blog. Spend time reading—and sharing the faith—with children. Get your copy of Saved by the Lamb: Moses and Jesus, part of the Old and New Series.
22 minutes | 25 days ago
What is tithing? Everything we have is a gift from God, and we’re called to give back to Him. On this episode, Kimberly Hahn explains the importance of tithing and the blessings it brings. Learn More Find more practical wisdom for living out strong marriages in Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage. Our ability to receive depends on our ability to give. Learn more in this blog. We can also give back through the gift of hospitality. In The Catholic Table, Emily Stimpson Chapman shares the power of food to bring people together.
20 minutes | a month ago
How to Handle Finances in Marriage
Finances are the number one reason for divorce and marital strife, but following Godly principles for handling finances can strengthen our relationships. Kimberly Hahn shares advice for dealing with debt, budgets, and more in this episode. Learn More Find more practical wisdom for living out strong marriages in Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage. Our career should never keep us from enjoying our family and resting in the Lord. Read more in this blog. In Getting Work Right, Michael Naughton shares principles for a Catholic approach to work, leisure, and family.
15 minutes | a month ago
Beautiful and Beneficial: Homemaking and Staying Home
Kimberly Hahn has a magnet on her refrigerator that reads “Do I Work? Of Course I Work, I’m a Mom!” See why a mother who works in and for the home brings many blessings—spiritually, emotionally, financially—to her family. Learn More Find more advice on homemaking and motherhood in Kimberly Hahn’s Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart. Children may be familiar with the Bible stories of Moses and Jesus, but there’s so much more to discover! Help children uncover the exciting connections in Saved by the Lamb by Maura Roan McKeegan. As parents, the greatest gift we can give children is our time. Learn more in this blog.
19 minutes | a month ago
Staying at Home Is Not a Waste of Time
When we view the roles of husband and wife as complimentary rather than competitive, we see how both work together in service to each other and to the family. We see that staying home with our children is not a waste of our talent. Take a new look at what it means to be a stay-at-home mom on this episode. Learn More Find encouragement and indispensable wisdom on caring for our homes and families in Kimberly Hahn’s Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart. Worldly accomplishments don’t define our worth—our identity as God’s children does. Learn more in this blog. Parents are the primary teachers of the faith. Find resources and kid-friendly activities to share the life of Christ in Through the Year with Jesus: Gospel Readings and Reflections for Children.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Openness to Life
The world gives us a distorted view of children as a burden or a possession to acquire. But the Church considers children the supreme gift of marriage and a reflection of the unconditional love of God. On this episode, Kimberly Hahn shares the beauty of generous fruitfulness. Learn More The Church’s teaching on birth control is often misunderstood and rejected. The Contraception Deception dispels the myths and answers your questions. Kimberly Hahn’s Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker’s Heart draws from Proverbs 31 to give women indispensable wisdom on caring for our homes and families. Bestselling author Emily Stimpson Chapman explains the broad applications of the Theology of the Body in These Beautiful Bones: An Everyday Theology of the Body.
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Dating and Marrying a Non-Christian
In dating and marriage, our relationship with the Lord must come first. For a marriage to thrive we must live out the principles given by God. On this episode, Kimberly Hahn shares wisdom for living out the faith in our relationships, even with non-Christians. Learn More Marriage is the most fundamental building block of society. Scott Hahn explains in his book The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order. The book of Genesis reveals God’s plan for marriage as a covenant. Learn more in this blog. The grace of the Mass strengthens us in our vocation. Go deeper in the Mass in Parousia: The Bible and the Mass.
25 minutes | 2 months ago
The Key to Communication
Communication is essential for healthy relationships, but learning to communicate well is also one of the most difficult challenges of marriage. How do we overcome differences in styles of communication? Kimberly Hahn shares her tips. Learn More Find more advice on communication and more in Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage. Communication is also important with children, especially teaching them to speak the truth. Learn more in this blog. Root your marriage and your life in the Mass. Watch Parousia: The Bible and the Mass for free this Lent.
23 minutes | 2 months ago
Be Subject to One Another: What This Really Means
Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished helps couples unlock the wisdom of Scripture in practical ways for their marriage. Unpack the necessity of God’s grace in our relationships with a free audio course from Scott and Kimberly Hahn, Signs of the Covenant: Transforming Lives and Renewing Relationships. Parents are called to be the primary teachers of children. Through the Year with Jesus is an all-in-one tool for sharing the faith with children.
19 minutes | 3 months ago
Should Wives Be Subject to Their Husbands?
What does St. Paul mean when he says wives are subject to their husbands? Ephesians 5:21-28 is one of the most difficult passages to accept for the modern woman. If you’ve struggled with this teaching, listen as Kimberly Hahn explains its true meaning. Learn More Understanding Scripture is key to living out God’s call for marriage. Learn more in Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage. Despite what critics say, women have great authority in the Catholic Church. Find out more in Monica Migliorino Miller’s The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church. Mary is the perfect model of feminine authority. Learn more in this blog.
23 minutes | 3 months ago
No Prenup in Paradise
We often think of marriage in terms of a contract—a legal promise that can be broken in divorce. But marriage is much more. It’s an oath that creates a bond that lasts a lifetime and beyond. In this episode, Kimberly Hahn shares the meaning of marriage as a covenant. Learn More Parents are the primary teachers of the faith. This can be a daunting thought, but Katherine Bogner has a new tool to make sharing the faith easier than ever. Get your copy of Through the Year with Jesus. Marriage is the fundamental building block of our society. Learn more in Scott Hahn’s The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order. What does it mean to say that God created marriage as a covenant? Learn where we find this in the Bible in this blog.
26 minutes | 3 months ago
Restoring Marriages in an Unfaithful World
Adultery is difficult to talk about, but it’s important to address in order to protect, restore, and enrich our marriages. What can we do if we’re walking down the path to adultery? If our spouse is? If our friends are? On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn shares concrete steps to restoring the faithfulness of marriage in an unfaithful world. Learn More God is always faithful to us and he always welcomes us back. Learn how God invites us into his divine family in Parousia: The Bible and the Mass. We’re all faced with temptations. Here’s some advice for overcoming them from the Doctors of the Church. Find more advice from Scripture in Kimberly Hahn’s Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage.
28 minutes | 3 months ago
When we marry, our spouse becomes our top priority and most important relationship. How can we balance our other relationships with friends, co-workers, and others in ministry? On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn reminds us of the importance of setting boundaries in order to protect our marriage. Learn More Chris Stefanick’s Living Joy: 9 Rules to Help You Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day equips you with the wisdom you need to experience joy to the fullest. One Body: A Program of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment for the New Evangelization helps couples talk through all aspects of marriage with help from Scripture and Church teaching. Marriage can have its challenges, but the God provides us grace through the sacrament. Learn more in this blog.
13 minutes | 4 months ago
A Woman of Worth
Many of us feel unworthy of love for so many reasons. It’s especially difficult to know our worth if we’ve fallen into sexual sin. On this episode, Kimberly Hahn reminds us that nothing can cut us off from God if we seek his mercy. Our worth is rooted in the Lord. Learn More Find more encouragement from Kimberly Hahn in Chosen and Cherished. Our worth doesn’t come from fame, money, possessions, or physical health—it comes from the Lord. Read more in this blog. God calls each of us to live in his joy. Learn more in Chris Stefanick’s Living Joy: 9 Rules to Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day.
21 minutes | 4 months ago
Building Strong and Faithful Marriages
How can we build a faithful marriage? Love is more than a feeling—it's a commitment. In this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn looks to Scripture to share 9 practical steps to make our marriages strong and faithful. Learn More Scripture is full of practical wisdom for our lives today. In Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage, Kimberly Hahn shares where to find this wisdom. Live out your vocation with joy. Get your copy of Chris Stefanick’s Living Joy: 9 Rules to Help You Rediscover and Live Joy Every Day. You are worthy of love because you were created by the Father. Learn more in this blog.
24 minutes | 4 months ago
7 Tips for Dating and Engagement
Our culture tells us that sexual promiscuity is the way of the modern woman. But really it’s a rejection of the total love we were created for. On this episode of Beloved and Blessed, Kimberly Hahn gives 7 tips for single women striving to live out purity. Learn More John Paul II’s theology of the body offers a view of human sexuality that encompasses the whole person. In These Beautiful Bones, Emily Stimpson Chapman applies it to everyday life. In contrast to what the world tells us, how we treat our body matters. Learn more in this blog by Emily Stimpson Chapman. In order for love to be total, the Church teaches that it must be open to life. Learn more in Patrick Coffin’s The Contraception Deception: Catholic Teaching on Birth Control.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Chastity in Marriage?
Each of us is called to chastity, even those of us who are married. It’s a difficult concept to grasp in a culture that thinks chastity means a negative view of sexuality. But Kimberly Hahn reveals that chastity in marriage is anything but negative—it guards the purity of marriage and creates an even stronger bond. Learn More John and Claire Grabowski’s One Body: A Program of Marriage Preparation and Enrichment for the New Evangelization guides couples—married and preparing for marriage—through the beauty of the sacrament of marriage. Purity in marriage also points to openness to life. Learn more in Patrick Coffin’s The Contraception Deception: Catholic Teaching on Birth Control. Theologians can speculate that the original sin was a failure of the marriage vows. But on this episode of The Road to Emmaus, Scott Hahn reminds us that marriage is still a source of great grace.
28 minutes | 5 months ago
A Strong Woman Speaks Her Mind
Today’s world tells us that a strong woman is loud in her opinions and needs. She should make no apologies. She should speak her mind. But does that mean we have the right to say whatever we think, no matter who gets hurt? Kimberly Hahn reminds us that a strong woman builds others up through her words. A strong, faithful women speaks the truth, but she does so respectfully and charitably. Rediscover the lost art of modesty of speech on today’s episode. Learn More Proverbs 31 is filled with encouragement for women seeking to live out heroic virtue. Kimberly Hahn shares the wisdom of Scripture in Chosen and Cherished. Contrary to the belief of secular culture, women play an important role in the Church. Learn more in The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church. Mary is the ultimate example of a strong woman. Monica Migliorino Miller explains why in this blog.
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