Secrets to a Great Marriage – August 9, 2023

Father Chris Walsh discussed the recipe for a great marriage. Topics included: secrets to a great marriage (2:56), importance of communication (8:19), caller: I’ve been married 50 years (13:32), caller: My daughter is married to a Protestant, but neither of them are religious (16:44), caller: Marriage ministries was great for us (21:00), prayer in marriage (23:10), caller: don’t talk to friends about issues (26:36), caller: learning how we solve problems differently was helpful (28:52), love languages (30:56), caller: we pray the Our Father before bed (34:15), marriage and children (41:21), caller: it’s important to be open to intimacy in marriage (44:24). 

Patrick Conley was born, raised, and baptized in Wisconsin in a Protestant tradition. After meeting his wife, Kendra, through an Evangelical ministry at the University of Minnesota, they entered the Catholic Church in 2010. They listened to Relevant Radio, specifically The Inner Life, while preparing to enter the Church. Conley now holds a degree in theology from Oxford University and has served the Church in both academic theology and grassroots pastoral ministry. Conley teaches religion classes in a Catholic elementary school, serves as his parish Director of Religious Education, and is in formation for the permanent diaconate. He also hosts Practicing Catholic on Relevant Radio, exclusive to the Minneapolis area’s airwaves, and is a traveling presenter for the Catherine of Siena Institute apostolate. He lives in rural Wisconsin with his wife and their bulldogs, Georgie and Bingley.