The Patrick Madrid Show: April 10, 2024 – Hour 2

Are you wrestling with life’s hardest questions, yearning for encouragement, or seeking real-world advice grounded in faith? Join Patrick Madrid on The Patrick Madrid Show, where he tackles tough situations like Mary’s struggle with her husband’s alcoholism and explores avenues for hope, such as canonical separation and organizations like Mary’s Advocates. Discover how others, like Amy and Brad, find strength in prayer, community support, and the courage to involve family in their trials. Remember, whether it’s dealing with addiction or praying for your children’s return to faith, you’re not alone.


  • Patrick continues his conversation with Mary from the end of the previous hour. (00:21)
  • Amy – I had the same situation as Mary with my husband and I stayed close with Christ. We went through separation and he did go through recovery and he cleaned up his act. (07:01)
  • Brad – I am in a similar situation as Mary. Maybe she can get her adult kids to help with the situation? (10:25)
  • Patrick shares practical advice for helping keep your kids on the right track (18:00) 
  • George – I am going through the same situation accept I am in her husband’s shoes. My advice is for the husband to fix it NOW. I work hard, but I had a drinking problem. I am going through a divorce now. (25:41)
  • Linda – Several years ago, my children stopped going to church when they went to college. I started texting them Catholic bits and now both of my kids are back in the Church. (34:06)
  • Ann – My dad was a violent alcoholic. We convinced mom to leave the house before he killed her. It wasn’t until my dad realized that she was serious about leaving that he turned his act around. He quit cold turkey and they were back together again.
  • Sylvia – I understand what George is going through. I am a recovering alcoholic. I put my family through a lot, but there is hope. (46:15)
Patrick Madrid is an acclaimed public speaker and has authored or edited 26 books, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, including foreign-language editions. He hosts The Patrick Madrid Show daily on Relevant Radio.