Decision Making: Single vs. Married

Is there a right way to make decisions? How people make decisions may look different depending on what season of life they are in. Fr. Josh Johnson is joined by Deacon Michael Parker to discuss some best practices when it comes to making decisions, especially in a marriage.

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When you bring prayer into your decision making, you can trust that Christ is at the center.


Glory Story (1:30)

Listener Question (4:10)

How do you make decisions as a married couple? There are a lot of decisions to make in marriage: children, work, money, etc. What are some best practices for making decisions with your spouse?

Saint Story:  St. Mary Zhu-Wu (19:49)

Mary Zhu-Wu was born in 1850 in China. She was married to Zhu Dianxuan and together they had four children. The family were faithful Catholics and leaders in their village.

During the Boxer Rebellion, they accepted 3,000 Christian rebellions into their village. Shortly after, Boxer soldiers attacked the village. Zhu Dianxuan was killed while defending his village. Later, Mary Zhu-Wu and many other villagers had barricaded themselves in the church. When the Boxer soldiers broke into the church, Mary Zhu-Wu stepped in front of the priest shielding him from the bullets fired by the Boxer soldiers. Along with hundreds of others, Mary Zhu-Wu died.

St. Mary Zhu-Wu was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2000.


Meet Fr. Josh Johnson

While Fr. Josh was raised Catholic, he didn’t like the Church growing up. Then, one day in adoration, he fell in love with Jesus and received the call to become a priest.

Now, Fr. Josh is the Vocations Director of the Diocese of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. He is a presenter in four of Ascension’s programs: Altaration, YOU: Life, Love, and the Theology of the Body, The 99, and Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation, as well as the author of Broken and Blessed: An Invitation to My Generation, Pocket Guide to Adoration, and co-author of Pocket Guide to Reconciliation.

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