- Ep.6 of 6 – Alive and Living in Ireland
The subtitle of today’s programme is, “Your Life Matters to Me: You’re Such a Blessing!”
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- We hear the honest to God, real life stories of how society is benefiting from being more caring due to the presence of people with special needs.
- Robert and Rosemary tell their remarkable story of their daughter Lisa–the struggles, challenges, joys and victories.
- Some sibling comments, and a charge to parents of kids with special needs.
The subtitle of today’s programme is, “What Might Be the Impact of an Abortion?”
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- We’ll look thoughtfully into the impact that abortion can have upon women. We’ll hear a real-life story, as well as some anecdotal evidence.
- We’ll also look at situations of abortion regret, the wounded soul; and how some have found hope and healing.
- The hidden pain of Ireland: the symptoms of abortion regret.
The subtitle of today’s programme is, “I’m So Glad You Are Here With Me.” We’ll hear:
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- A mixture of stories regarding the people with special needs around us,
- The comparisons between Ireland and the UK regarding abortion
- The story of Tina, who at 18 found herself pregnant and alone–yet she went on to raise her son (who is now a dad himself).
- Compelling, real-life stories of how families with people who have special needs have profoundly benefited by having them in their family.
The subtitle of today’s programme is,”Keep Your Hopes Up: This is a Great Country!” And we explore:
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- The quality of medical care available in Ireland
- Nuala’s story of her son Yosef, who has both epilepsy and autism
- The impact that abortion has on women; and where they can find hope and healing
Today’s programme is called, “Safe Ireland: A Land of Hope.”
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- How safe is Ireland when it comes to receiving good care and having a baby?
- The impact that abortion has one women,
- And we’ll hear from three mums who’ve raised children with special needs.
The theme of today’s programme is, “Life is Precious.” Perhaps no one knows the reality of that more—than family members of someone with special needs.
Marriage & Relationships Radio
- Episode 4 of TNT for Dynamite Relationships
Hosted by Rónán Johnston, with Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh and Ger ShanahanEpisode 3 of TNT for Dynamite Relationships
“Softening the Hard Side of Love”
Is it time for you to toughen up? Or maybe stay tough—just soften your approach?
We’ll talk more about it on episode 3 of our radio series called, “TNT for Dynamite Relatonships”
Hosted by Rónán Johnston, with Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh and Ger ShanahanEpisode 2 of TNT for Dynamite Relationships
Hosted by Rónán Johnston, with Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh and Ger Shanahan
- Episode 1 of Can Your Marriage Go the Distance?
Are there some mismatches of personality types that simply don’t work? Tune in for our featured radio programme this week as we talk with a counselor and psychotherapist about the issues of compatibility.
We’ll also hear from six couples who’ve overcome a lot of hurdles and are indeed “going the distance.”
Hear the conversations on this week’s Family.ie, as we consider part 1 of our 4-part series: “Can Your Marriage Go the Distance?”Episode 2 of Can Your Marriage Go the Distance?
Despite the statistics about marriage: all is not lost—life-long-love is not just a fairytale!
But we fully acknowledge that it takes work by both parties. We’re also well aware that things don’t always work out the way we hope they would. On this week’s Family.ie, we meet three individuals who have the courage to share their own stories with us. Hear about what they’ve learned the hard way.
We’ll also hear family and marriage counsellor Linda Wagner. She’ll talk about some real stories of seemingly “hopeless” situations that were turned around! We’ll also talk about how to “affair-proof” your marriage.Episode 3 of Can Your Marriage Go the Distance?
Are you considering marriage, or still in the planning stages?
Typically when people make their vows, they simply can’t imagine some of the difficulties they’ll encounter in their lives together. That’s probably a good thing; but are there some things you can do to better prepare to stick together—when the circumstances of life will want to pull you apart?d some have been married for decades!
Don’t miss this 3rd part of our 4-part series called, “Can Your Marriage Go the Distance?”Episode 4 of Can Your Marriage Go the Distance?
Would anyone dare say they’ve “arrived” when it comes to knowing all there is to know about marriage?
We’d be well served to stop and listen to those who are setting a great example for us all. We’re honoured in this episode to hear from three such couples. Each of them has been married for over 50 years—and they’re still going strong!
Listen in to the final installment of our 4-part series of Family.ie radio programmes, called, “Can Your Marriage Go the Distance?”
- Part 3 of 3 – Surviving the First Five Years of Marriage
During the first five years of marriage, couples typically have to face some big issues–and how they deal with them (or fail to deal with them) often sets the tone for the rest of their married life. In this episode, we think about how to deal with: conflict, in-laws, and children. And really, what else is there?:)Part 2 of 3 – Surviving the First Five Years of Marriage
In episode 2, we look more at the early years of marriage—and when it comes to the issues of time, sex, and money: what happens when Expectations and Reality Meet… And Yes, sometimes—Collide!Part 1 of 3 – Surviving the First Five Years of Marriage
It’s been said, “You don’t know, what you don’t know.” On the flip-side, we can make great strides in marriage if we admit that we don’t know—but we’re willing to learn. And those first five years of marriage especially–are often a steep learning curve!
- Episode 2-Marriage – How to Make It Work
“Building & Maintaining Intimacy”
In episode 2 of this live event, hear more of the questions from the studio audience:
- What would they say to a couple who is separated? And,
- What does it mean to “fight fair”?
Find out the answers to those questions and more!Episode 1-Marriage – How to Make It Work
Making Marriage Work!
- Episode 4 of 4 – Marriage In Ireland Today – More Challenging or More Exciting?
While any relationship will have its challenges; research shows that wedding vows do indeed make a difference for security and longevity.
In episode 4, we hear once again from Alan Morris, of Relationship Central Ireland. But we also asked three couples (who are preparing for marriage) to share their own opinions and views. What’s the message from your generation regarding the institution of marriage? And how do you personally view, “Till death do us part?”Episode 3 of 4 – Marriage In Ireland Today – More Challenging or More Exciting?
In episode 3, we analyse the latest social research, cultural views, and the perceptions of the “permanence” of commitment in modern society. Professional counsellor Linda Wagner will examine:
- the recent trends;
- the rise of cohabitation;
- and the impact that it’s having on the future of marriage.
We also hear what a random sample of the public had to say. We asked, “Do you think it’s OK for couples to live together before marriage? Why or Why Not?”…Episode 2 of 4 – Marriage In Ireland Today – More Challenging or More Exciting?
In episode 2 of our series, we’re considering the realities of cross-cultural marriages in Ireland. We’ve heard first-hand from couples of various combinations:
- Some who’ve married from different parts of Ireland;
- Some of the “New Irish”—who were born in different countries—but not consider Ireland “home;”
- And couples in which one partner is ethnically Irish; and the other partner is from some other part of the world.
We can certainly see that Ireland has changed in recent years; but the change certainly wasn’t instantaneous! Let’s get an overview of the history of cross-cultural (and cross-denominational) marriages. It’d also be good to look at some more of the present-day realities and considerations.Episode 1 of 4 – Marriage In Ireland Today – More Challenging or More Exciting?
Cultural and denominational backgrounds do present issues of their own; but there are other issues that everyone who wants to get married—and stay that way–will face!
- Ep1 of 4 – Prepare for a Great Wedding Day-Podcast
In this episode, meet four couples who are preparing for marriage. They’ll tell us what they anticipate will be some of the biggest challenges they’ll face in the years ahead.Stephen Cardy also welcomes the chairman of Alpha Marriage Ireland. He’ll share some real-life stories that hopefully will help you avoid some of the common pitfalls in marriage. There’s some great information for you no matter where you are in the journey. But if the wedding day is still ahead of you, you’ll definitely want to listen in!Ep2 of 4 – Prepare for a Great Wedding Day-Podcast
In this episode, Stephen Cardy welcomes the representative of Relationship Central Ireland, (as well as Alpha Marriage Ireland), Alan Morris; and we welcome another couple who is “going the distance!” They provide marriage counselling on a regular basis, and they’ll share some of the horror stories they’ve seen in the course of wedding preparation—as well as how to avoid having a horror story of your own!:)Ep3 of 4 – Prepare for a Great Wedding Day-Podcast
In this episode, we introduce you to some couples who’ve been married for more than 15 years—some much more than that! We’ll ask them to reflect upon some of the challenges they’ve encountered—and the lessons learned. In addition, we’ll hear from some marriage counsellors who will help reveal some more keys to a great marriage—and a great life!Ep4 of 4 – Prepare for a Great Wedding Day-Podcast
In this epiosde, we hear from a number of couples who exchanged their vows well over 15 years ago. As all of the couples indicated, life together can have some unexpected bends!
If you’re still in the “planning stages” for marriage: No matter how well you prepare, some of those twists & turns just can’t be anticipated. But some things are actually predictable—especially when it comes to our brain chemistry and hormones. Let’s think about some of those issues, and discover some more keys to a great marriage—and a great life!
- Episode 3-Secure Daughters-Confident Sons
It’s probably safe to say that there’s loads of fellas who struggle with “finding their feet.” They come up with all sorts of examples to follow, and ways to cope. Most would struggle quietly with their doubts and fears. Others overcompensate and do outrageous things to prove that “they’re a man.” Girls too, have their own set of struggles on the way to genuine womanhood.
In episode 3, our own Heather Walsh, Stephen Cardy, and Ger Shanahan welcome Marie Doherty to our “round-table discussion.” Marie is an Early Childhood Specialist with “Early Childhood Ireland.” The team discuss what we as parents and caregivers can do—to help our boys and girls–become confident and secure men and women.Episode 4-Secure Daughters-Confident Sons
Someone has said that, “we spend the first few years of a child’s life teaching them how to walk and talk. Then we spend the next few years trying to get them to–sit down and be quiet!” If you’re bringing up boys at the moment—you may have noticed that they tend to be a bit more “active” than girls. At times, even downright destructive!
In this episode, we won’t give you advice on how to get them to “sit down and be quiet”… but rather, how to get them to be themselves; but channel all of that energy and personality to invite our kids into adulthood!Episode 2-Secure Daughters-Confident Sons
Boys and girls tend to see the world differently; but in computer terms: is that a “software” issue; or a “hardware” issue? In other words, do boys think differently because of because of external programming from society? Or is it “hard-wired”?
While men and women are equal—they’re definitely not the same! The sooner we recognise that, the sooner we can begin helping our girls and boys to grow up into secure and confident women and men.Episode 1-Secure Daughters-Confident Sons
What would you say that young people in Ireland today are lacking? Someone who wasn’t “clued in” to the culture might say, “It doesn’t look like they’re missing anything! They have more education, more material possessions, more rights than ever before.”
But you know, just below the surface, there are a few key qualities that seem to be in increasingly short supply. Despite so much going for them: many young women are insecure—while many young men have a severe lack of confidence. Listen to what the research reveals on Episode 1 of “Secure Daughters-Confident Sons”!
- Heritage Builders-Episode 4
Leaving a lasting, positive impression on your children is important if you want to pass on a positive heritage. It is hoped that your children in turn, pass it onto their children. Learn how to make the most of “Family Moments” during this final episode of “Heritage Builders.”Heritage Builders-Episode 3
In Episode 3 of “Heritage Builders” we discuss how to establish a standard or normal, healthy living against which attitude, actions and beliefs are measured.Heritage Builders-Episode 2
How do we create a home environment which fosters an A.R.O.M.A.?
(Affection, Respect, Order, Merriment & Affirmation)
Find out by listening to Episode 2 of “Heritage Builders!”Heritage Builders-Episode 1
Every heritage (whether positive or negative) has three distinct, yet interrelated parts, like a cord with three strands: spiritual, emtional and social. This 1st episode of “Heritage Builders” provides a model, a plan that parents can follow.
- Episode 3-The Impact of Birth Order
In this final episode of “The Impact of Birth Order on Family Dynamics,” we share some tips on preparing for your first-born child, and how birth order affects marriages–and generations!
Hosted by Andrew Chambers with Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & Stuart KennyEpisode 2-The Impact of Birth Order
In Episode 2 of “The Impact of Birth Order on Family Dyamics,” we look at common characteristics of middle children, babies of the family and family change…
Hosted by Andrew Chambers with Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & Stuart KennyEpisode 1-The Impact of Birth Order-Overview
Hosted by Andrew Chambers with Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & Stuart Kenny
- Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down provides the tools parents need to underwrite their kids' lives with a solid sense of self-worth and confidence. MoreEpisode 5 of Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down
Hosted by Vincent Hughes with Stephen Cardy and Heather WalshEpisode 4 of Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down
Hosted by Vincent Hughes with Stephen Cardy and Heather WalshEpisode 3 of Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down
Hosted by Vincent Hughes with Stephen Cardy and Heather WalshEpisode 2 of Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down
Have you ever heard yourself say something to your children and thought, “Oh no – I told myself I’d never do that to my kids!”
We have as well!: )Hear more about how the way you were parented affects your own parenting style…
Hosted by Vincent Hughes with Stephen Cardy and Heather WalshEpisode 1 of Bringing Up Kids Without Tearing Them Down
Why your kids need all the “image insurance” they can get! We talk more about a healthy self-image, and the difference between “praising” our kids, or “encouraging” them.
Hosted by Vincent Hughes with Stephen Cardy and Heather Walsh
- You may wonder. 'HOW can I raise them healthy?' By taking a proactive approach of developing a strong sense of self-worth, - encouraging them through life’s ups and downs, and dealing in reality with their feelings.MoreResponsible Kids Episode 5. Roadtesting the Image – Parenting Teenagers
In this final episode of “Responsible Kids: From How?…to Wow!”: Sometimes the temptation is to just to kind of “take our hands off the wheel” when our kids become teenagers… as we can feel at times as if we’re not needed or wanted. But we’re still a vital influence in our kids’ lives…whether they express that or not!Responsible Kids Episode 4. Creating and Strengthening the Image
In this episode of “Responsible Kids: From How to Wow!” We’ll explore the fact that how kids react to us as parents is often different than it was; and likewise, how we respond to them should be different as well.Responsible Kids Episode 3. Dealing with the Feelings Factor
In this episode of “Responsible Kids: From How to Wow,” we’ll think about the fact that as parents as caregivers, we have emotions too! And sometimes, our own feelings get in the way—perhaps especially when dealing with teenagers…Responsible Kids Episode 2. The crucial difference between Praise and Encouragement
In this episode of “Responsible Kids: From How to Wow,” we look at the difference between “perfection” and “excellence”; and also the difference between “praise” and “encouragement”… but let’s be honest, sometimes our kids don’t give us a lot to work with!
But there are plenty of examples of how “failures” have actually proven to be a catalyst that helped motivate people to go on to great success!Responsible Kids Episode 1. Remembering the background – Principles in raising healthy children
Tune in for this first of our 5-part radio series called, “Responsible Kids: From How…to Wow!”
- Parenting: Scary Journey or Fun Ride – Podcast
We originally recorded this episode before a live studio audience—hear some of the questions from the crowd that night. Queries regarding:.
- Kids threatening to hit their parents…
- “TV or no-TV?”… and,
- How can you help your kids get on with each other?