As a modern Catholic guy, it's hard to find the balance. We know that God should come first, but what does that really mean? We know we're supposed to love our wife, but how do I do that when I'm overwhelmed by work and kids?
This podcast is dedicated to those guys who really want to grow and become the man God created them to be. You'll find both practical strategies for managing life and better ways to view and engage the world. Join Life Coach Michael Jaquith and take one step closer to standing tall in the sight of the Father.
Beauty and Connection with Michaell Magrutsche
We live in an age that emphasizes systems, order, processes, logic, and efficiency as a primary purpose of our work. In many ways, these indeed have brought tremendous comfort, safety, and convenience to our lives.
But what if we've lost something also? What if this overemphasis on systems has cost us the meaning, purpose, and connection that makes human life ultimately worth living?
Join me in this episode as I'm joined by a rather unusual guest. Many of you know that I'm an engineering type of mindset - Mr. Michaell Magrutsche is on almost the opposite end of the temperament. He shares his story about how his inability to complete basic elementary school lead to his artistic success.
Michaell also shares his discoveries about connection, and how choosing people, beauty, and a curious perspective can bring fulfillment and meaning.
You can read more about Michaell's work at his website: https://michaellm.com/self-aware-art-education or follow him at https://anchor.fm/michaellart
Michaell is not Catholic, and we discuss the importance of beauty, and how his work compares with the teachings of the Catholic faith.
Love Your Neighbor As Yourself
The Second Greatest Commandment is to "Love Your Neighbor As Yourself." Sounds simple enough, right?
First, what does it mean to love "yourself?" Most of us, if we spoke the truth, actually think very poorly of ourselves. We treat ourselves horribly, stealing from our own futures. We are unkind and speak to ourselves with anger.
Then we proceed to "love" our neighbor in the same way.
Join me in this episode as I talk about what we can do to better understand how to live this commandment out. It is not easy. Love is not some fairy-tale concept, but a series of actions, choices, and even a worldview that we go through.
You are called to love many neighbors. Start by learning how to love yourself.
Phase 2 - Seriously?
There's a lot of reasons when It is sometimes off the table. But almost all of them make it harder to be a good husband.
What's worse, for a couple practicing NFP in order to avoid conception, the time when It is off the table is also the time when both parties want It the most!
This is not easy.
Join me in this episode as I talk about some practical ways to look at Phase 2 of NFP, as well as some rules for how to navigate Phase 2. This is not a universally agreed upon topic, and I attempt to treat this with gentleness and respect. This is certainly not something that anyone ever figures out completely.
Please be advised that this topic does discuss human sexuality, and while in a respectful and medical tone, it would be worth considering what audiences should listen to this. Please protect your children! I have marked the content as "explicit" not because there is any swearing, but to make sure it does not accidentally bypass any filter settings.
Applied Love Language with Paul Zolman
Perhaps you've heard about Gary Chapman's idea that we communicate love as a particular "language." Perhaps you've even done a little bit of work and learned you and your wife's Love Language.
But how do you really use the love languages to help your wife feel loved?
Join me in this episode as I bring in a Love Language expert (not to be confused with the Love Experts from the Frozen movie series.) Mr Paul Zolman shares his practical ways to really lean into the love language concept - both to become better at using them yourself, as well as to really help your significant others out.
You can read more about Paul at his website https://www.roleoflove.com/
Gospel of Work with Dan Donaldson
When God kicked Adam out of the garden, He assigned Adam to work. This work wasn't meant to be merely a "punishment" but rather a path to redemption. Work is a chance for a man to strive, grow, and become the deeper man that God intended him to be!
So many of us look at our jobs as simply a way to pay the bills. We tend to either rush to get the bare minimum done or instead become obsessed with work to the detriment of our families.
This was never God's plan.
You have an opportunity to join a free conference to learn what to do instead!
Join me in this episode as my returning guest Dan Donaldson discusses the next free conference hosted by Catholic Men’s Leadership Alliance (CMLA). This conference is called the "Gospel of Work" and focuses on how we as Catholic men need to show up and lead at work.
Did I mention Matthew Kelly (one of my personal favorites!) will be speaking???
You can find out more at https://heroicmen.com/
You can reach Dan directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Physical Fitness with Roman Fischer
It's hard to stay in shape. This is obviously true because we all see the statistics of how out of shape our country is. I know that I struggle to limit how much I eat - God is just so good and has provided so much wonderful food!
But what if it was easier to get and stay in shape?
Join me in this episode as my guest Roman Fischer explains how he got strong and fit, as well as how he helps his guest. As with so much else, the first step is always in our mind. Our thoughts and mindset are critical; nothing works without them!
You can find out more about Roman at https://romanfischerofficial.com/
The podcast is great at helping men with many of the challenges they face. It is so good to see the focus on helping men build strong families.
Insightful and practical
Michael is a knowledgeable guide who walks his listeners through difficult topics with a wise and insightful perspective. You’ll walk away from each episode with practical steps to grow in your relationship with God and improve in each area of your life. Check it out!
Johnathan the Christian philosopher
Michael is a very knowledgeable guy. He has passion for wanting to help people and his heart for Christ is legit. I encourage you to listen in and learn something. He has great guest! And I love the direction he goes and the questions he ask them always pressing the right buttons to bring about the best responses and the honest responses.