How a Spirit of Service Can Transform Your Family

Family life can be messy. With all the different personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and relationship dynamics, it can be easy to let family tension take root in our homes.

A listener named Joy called in to The Patrick Madrid Show, asking for advice on how to honor her elderly parents while also caring for her three teenagers as a single mom. Joy noticed she was growing resentful of caring for the needs of her parents, as it was taking her focus away from her kids and her own goals.

Patrick offered Joy some advice on how to approach her family with a spirit of service, and how she could turn her struggles into a means of sanctification.  Be sure to listen to the end to hear an update from Joy!

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.