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March 17, 2014 – Clayton C. Barbeau, Author: The Father of the Family

Host Kathleen Beckman dialogues with Clayton Barbeau on the topic of his book: The Father of the Family: A Christian Perspective. Clayton is a father of eight children and a licensed marriage and family therapist who seeks to convey the secret of happy homes: good fathers! They discuss practical ways to transform your vision of a happy family into daily reality. They discuss the Father as creator, lover, another Christ, priest, teacher, breadwinner and saint.

January 16, 2013 – OPEN MIC

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with callers, OPEN MIC TODAY! What are your suggestions and ideas about supporting and strengthening families, education,parenting, anger developing and rebuilding relationships, communications and whatever the Holy Spirit puts on your heart to talk about, ask and/or discuss.. What do you do to manage anger and conflict, difficult situations, vent and forgive and reconcile with others? Have you experienced bullying, been bullied or been the one who bullies? How did you handle it? How do you regulate TV watching, movies attended and games played by your children? What is the reaction and the results in your children now or in the past when you did this? How does Jesus play into this mix and what place does faith, hope and charity hold within you, your family and those you work with and encounter? What does food, diet and exercise have to do with all these things? Balance? OPEN MIC, Your choice!

January 9, 2013 – Madonna Spaeth,MS, LSW

Francesca Franchina MS Ed. talks with Madonna Spaeth,MS, LSW; Director of Caring Families, Dayton, OH about supporting and strengthening families, education classes in parenting, anger management, mentoring, developing and rebuilding relationships, communications and much much more. New 2013 Classes starting on Anger Management, Parenting Classes, Mars & Venus; Four Steps of Grieving After Loss of A Love Relationship; Bullying and Trauma Survival. (See Call 937-643-4000 to REGISTER FOR CLASSES)

December 6, 2012 – Lisa Hendey

Ken talks with his guest Lisa Hendey, author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms – Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul and O Radiant Dawn: 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath. Lisa is the founder and editor of www.catholicmom.com a website focusing on the Catholic faith, Catholic parenting, and Catholic cultural topics. In the “handbook” you will find advice and resources for the Catholic mom. In her new book for Advent you will find prayers that a family can use to establish a family tradition of praying during Advent. For more information visit Lisa’s website is www.lisahendey.com She blogs at www.patheos.com/blogs/lisahendey Her books can be purchased at www.avemariapress.com.

August 2, 2012 – Susan Vogt

Parenting Your Adult Child: Keeping the Faith (And Your Sanity)

Ken talks with Susan Vogt about Parenting Your Adult Child: Keeping the Faith (And Your Sanity) (Published by Franciscan Media) How did your baby grow up so quickly? As a parent, do you have anything left to say to your son or daughter? Is there anything your child still needs to hear from your – or tolerate you saying? Susan blogs at www.SusanVogt.net/blog Her book is available at www.franciscanmedia.org.

Parenting Your Adult Child – April 27, 2011

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed. talks with Susan V. Vogt, about her new book PARENTING YOUR ADULT CHILD (Keeping Your Faith and Your Sanity) and Susan’s ongoing ministry with the worldwide Marianist Family. Susan is an award-winning freelance writer and speaker on marriage, parenting and spirituality. A prolific writer Susan has also been a professional Catholic family minister for over thirty years, having served as an adviser to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishop’s Committee on Marriage and Family and serves on the International Team representing The Lay Marianist Family in North America, Asia, Australia and Ireland. She lives in Covington, KY with her husband Jim and they parent four adult children. See the programming link on www.radiomaria.us for encore times including Mondays at 2:00 AM and 8:30 PM. (Past programs are archived on the website under Programs)