Marriage & Relationships Radio
- 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 5. What Hedges Can Do for Your Family
“I’d say it’s never too late to plant a hedge. And say, ‘From this day forward I’m not going to spend alone time with anyone that could possibly threaten my marriage.’ And that’s anybody of the opposite sex. Save your flirting for your wife. Save your best jokes for your wife, and your best insights. Also, tell your love story. I’ve never heard of a wife who gets tired of hearing that.” – Jerry Jenkins. Hear more on this final episode of “Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It!”Episode 4. How to Start Planting Hedges – Part 2
It’s been said that marriages don’t often end because of a “blowout”—but rather because of a “slow fade.” If you want to keep your marriage rolling along, let’s talk more about some practical ways for you to protect your marriage.Episode 3. How to Start Planting Hedges – Part 1
“Some people die because of it… Others have given up kingdoms for it…It can cause people to do absolutely mad things. It’s the most powerful ‘drug’ known to man. What is it? Infatuation–for someone other than your spouse! And at the end, we all say the same thing: ‘What was he thinking??!!’ The point is: he wasn’t. That person was under the influence of a mood-altering substance.” –Dave Carder. Listen for more on Episode 3 of “Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It!”Episode 2-Hedges and The Dangers to Marriage
“I think because it’s so alluring, it’s so attractive, that men are stupid. They think they can handle it. And, ‘I won’t get caught…’ or, ‘A little bit of it won’t make any difference.’ The thing is, it’s like a drug… And you’re longing for that high, and hoping for it, and it’s like being on heroin—except that it’s going on in your mind.” Hear more from Stephen Cardy, on episode 2 of “Hedges: Loving Your Marriage Enough to Protect It!”Episode 1. Why Do We Need Hedges?
The divorce rate in Ireland is steadily climbing, and infidelity seems to be creeping into even the happiest marriages. So what can be done? None of us can protect all of the marriages in Ireland… but we can protect our OWN!
- Authentic Intimacy Episode 1 of 1 Podcast
Listen in, as Heather Walsh had an opportunity to sit down with Juli for a very candid conversation about “Authentic Intimacy”
- Of the countless ways we can show love to one another, five key categories, or five love languages, proved to be universal and comprehensive ...MorePart 6 of 6 – The Five Love LanguagesPart 5 of 6 – The Five Love Languages
Is your spouse “all talk?” Do you wonder, if they loved you, why don’t they think of you enough to give you gifts? It could be that your “Love Language” is: Gifts! But it’s more than the thought that counts. And, how about a hug?! Dr.Chapman also explains the importance of another important Love Language: Physical Touch…Part 4 of 6 – The Five Love Languages
Do you feel unappreciated when you do things for your loved ones that go unnoticed? Stephen Cardy and Dr.Chapman explain another “Love Language”: Acts of Service, and how it factors into relationships.Part 3 of 6 – The Five Love Languages
The Irish way of “slagging” doesn’t always fit neatly into the “Words of Affirmation” category!:) We all know that people can be deeply hurt by our words–but Dr.Chapman explains that for some people, words can hurt–or help– more than others! And: Gifts–is it really the thought that counts?Part 2 of 6 – The Five Love Languages
- HOPE STORY: Stan John
Growing up, Stan was the troubled young man in the estate who many people thought was “most likely to end up either dead or in prison.” But he found hope and life transformation…Marriage by Design-Episode 4: Making your Wedding Day the best day of your life
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh, Stuart Kenny with Alan & Dianne Morris from Relationship CentralMarriage by Design-Episode 3: Tools and skills you will need when you are married
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh, Stuart Kenny with Alan & Dianne Morris from Relationship CentralMarriage by Design-Episode 2. The outcomes you can expect from marriage – if you get it right
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh, Stuart Kenny with Alan & Dianne Morris from Relationship Central
- 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
- It seems that little girls don't stay little girls for long these days. TV, music, fashion and film help to speed the growing-up process and before we know it our girls are young women. MoreHOPE STORY-a girl called Mary
The truth is though: it’s not too late! We sincerely believe that lives can be changed, hope can be found, and purpose can be realised. Listen to the “Hope Story” of a girl called Mary…Girls Uncovered-Episode 2. The Power of Emotional Attachment
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Annmarie Miles, Stephen Cardy, Mark Fennell & guests
Also Featured: the HOPE Story of a girl called MaryGirls Uncovered Episode 1. Setting the Scene in Ireland
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Annmarie Miles, Stephen Cardy, Mark Fennell & guests
Also Featured: the HOPE Story of a girl called Mary
- 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 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 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”!
- Bullying is sadly a big problem for some of our children - and for some of us adults too, as we process our experiences as young people. MoreHOPE STORY-Frank PerettiFreedom From Bullying-Episode 5. Stop the Bullying
Hostedby Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & guestsFreedom From Bullying-Episode 4
The teams looks at the impact of bullying and the possible long-term effects on individuals, and how to stand up to bullies.
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & guestsFreedom From Bullying-Episode 3
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & guestsFreedom From Bullying-Episode 2
Who does the bullying – where? Who are the characters involved in what Paul Coughlin calls, the “Theatre of Bullying?”
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & guestsFreedom From Bullying-Episode 1
In episode 1 of our 5-part series “Freedom from Bullying,” we look at the definition of bullying, and get a wide range of expert inputs.
Hosted by Rónán Johnston with Ger Shanahan, Stephen Cardy, Heather Walsh & guests
- 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
- 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.
- HOPE STORY-Gerry Sr and Gerry Jr-Podcast
Listen to the true story of a father and son here in Ireland who found freedom from generations of addiction and self-destruction. It’s an amazing story that certainly defies the odds.
How to Drug Proof Your Kids-Episode 3
” Creating Integrity and Responsibility”
Hosted by Rónán Johnston
- Radio Magazine Edition 016 – Podcast
On Edition 16 of “Family.ie Radio Magazine”:
- We explore what’s often not discussed in the area of sexual health: the power of emotional attachment.
- And: How to assess your situation–coming to grips with the reality of your finances.
- And in our third segment: Paul Coughlin says, “Bullies don’t just pick on anyone—they pick on certain people at certain times under certain circumstances.” And we’ll find out more about what Paul calls, “The Theatre of Bullying”
- 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!”
Ep.5 of 6 – Alive and Living in Ireland
- 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?”
Ep.4 of 6 – Alive and Living in Ireland
- 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:
Ep.3 of 6 – Alive and Living in Ireland
- 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:
Ep.2 of 6 – Alive and Living in Ireland
- 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.”
Ep.1 of 6 – Alive and Living in Ireland
- 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.
- Radio Magazine Edition 014 – Podcast
On Edition 14 of “Family.ie Radio Magazine”:
- Just because finances have changed—that doesn’t mean life is over! But for some people; the burdens may just feel too heavy to bear. Stay tuned for some more words of hope.
- And: With anything that causes damage—we need to seek both healing; as well as prevention! The team will help us realise how widespread the problems are; and we’ll begin to look at how to safeguard the kids in your care through prevention– to find “Freedom From Bullying!”
- And in our third segment: We’ll think about some of the challenges of raising young girls with the realities of social media, along with the influence of pornography throughout Ireland today.
- Radio Magazine Edition 015 – Podcast
On Edition 15 of “Family.ie Radio Magazine”:
- A great way to begin teaching your child; is to be a student of your child! We think you’ll find our “How to Drug Proof Your Kids” course has loads of practical suggestions like that.
- And: We look at three major issues that couples should definitely talk about (both before and after), they say, “I do.”
- And in our third segment: You’ve probably already discovered this; but the recipe for “conflict” in marriages and relationships is very simple. Just start with any two people, and simply add… a bit of time!