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Parenting Great Kids Podcast - Episode 77

Instilling A Strong Faith

with guest Father John Riccardo

Hosted by Dr. Meg Meeker | March 26th, 2019 | 55 min

How to instill a foundation of faith in your child, before it’s too late.

Today's Guest(s)

Father John Riccardo

Nate and Anna Weeber were born and raised in West Michigan and  now raise their little tribe of 3 sons and 1 daughter there.  They have  been married since 2010 and have written a book called 18 days of Grace  chronicling the health scare they went through and how God showed his  miraculous healing power.  Their story has been featured in People  Magazine, Woman’s Health, the 700 Club and other local news  stations. 


Faith is an integral part of most of your lives, but a lot of times it’s the last thing on your mind as you raise your great kids! Are you pushing too hard? Are you pushing hard enough? These are questions that roll through your head as you think about how to pass your faith to the next generation. That’s why Dr. Meg talks with Father John Riccardo. Father John was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996, and since 2007, Fr. John has served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan.

He also hosts a radio program called Christ Is The Answer that focuses on catechetical teachings, that is teachings about the Word of God to inform the faith community about the teachings of Christ as one prepares for baptism. So who better to speak with Dr. Meeker about instilling faith in your kids! Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! This episode’s interview was too good to cut short, so we will have to get back to listener questions in the next episode. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!


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1:47 – WELCOME

Dr. Meg introduces the topic “Instilling A Strong Faith.” She also teases her conversation with Father John Riccardo and her points to ponder.


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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith.

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32:04 – AD – MILK LIFE

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Dr. Meg sits down for a conversation with Father John Riccardo. They talk about how to faith is an important part of raising great kids, and they discuss the many ways to ensure your kids grow up with a strong faith.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about instilling a strong faith in your kids.



Thanks for listening to Episode 77, Instilling A Strong Faithand for helping Dr. Meg’s parenting revolution reach more than FIVE MILLION downloads!

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