Figuring out Families

Figuring out Families

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It’s in the family we learn the skills of living together. We first learn that we are loved, understood, wanted and cared for, and in most cases it’s in the family we are formed to be who we are. But our biggest hurts, failures and tragedies can also occur within the family. For most of us we have to learn as we go! For over 70 years Majellan has provided advice, shared stories of family life and helped family members deal with the problems that arise. We’ve helped thousands with their family issues. Join us in this new podcast series. Together we’ll set about Figuring out Families.


Benefits of Being Part of a Community - Focus Session
Aug 5 • 30 min
In the latest focus session of Figuring out Families with Derek Boylen, we explore community. The current pandemic has revealed much about society today and how we live in community. When we are deprived of communion with our neighbours it can impact on…
Faith and Spirituality in Families- Focus Session with Derek Boylen
Jul 26 • 33 min
In this session we explore how faith and spirituality effect relationships in the pressure of daily life. Derek and David are joined by special guest Karen (Derek’s wife) to explore the importance of taking time to strengthen our ‘spiritual being’ and how…
Love Languages, Focus Session with Derek Boylen
Jul 14 • 30 min
What are love languages? Put simply, they are the ways we show love and interpret love back. It is the language we speak when expressing love. And it is important to know that your love language may be different to that of your loved ones. This means…
Problems and Relationship Repair - Focus Session with Derek Boylen
Jul 12 • 31 min
All relationships are tested at one time or another and there is nothing wrong with a good argument. In fact, it can be healthy. Arguments in a relationship are inevitable! Even if we had the best communication skills in the world there are still going to…
Keeping Fun and Romance Alive - Focus Session with Derek Boylen
Jul 12 • 32 min
When we think about what it takes to build strong lasting family relationships we often focus on the big guns of trust, honesty, loyalty, etc. However, an essential part of meaningful relationships is also fun, humour and laughter. Those are also play a…
Love Maps, Focus Session with Derek Boylen
Jul 3 • 31 min
Having a strong loving relationship usually means you have a good understanding of what is important to your family members. In this Focus Session we explore Love Maps and how they can help to gain a deeper knowledge of the people we care most about and…
Communications Part 2: Focus Sessions with Derek Boylen
Jul 1 • 35 min
In part two of our Communications session we take a closer look at how emotions impact on our relationships and how we communicate. We are also joined by some special guests to get children’s perspective on communication. We suggest you listen to part one…
Communications Part 1: Focus Sessions with Derek Boylen
Jul 1 • 30 min
Communication is the theme of the second session of our focus series with Marriage Counsellor Derek Boylen. As much as good communication can build positive bonds and mutual respect, so can poor communication remove trust and break down the foundation of…
Figuring Out Families – The focus series with Derek Boylen - Session 1: Families in Lockdown
Jun 24 • 32 min
With this episode we start a new series of podcasts that focus in on real family and relationship issues … And we’re pleased to be joined by marriage councillor and family expert, Derek Boylen. Together we will explore the most pressing issues facing…
Kate Moriarty - Six Kids, Coronavirus and Faith!
Jun 4 • 30 min
In this Figuring Out Families podcast we talk to Kate Moriarty, a freelance writer and mother of six. She speaks about her faith and the issues she and her husband encountered home schooling their children and tuning into live streaming Masses from their…
Josie Jones - Australian of the Year 2020 Victorian Local Hero
May 10 • 38 min
Each morning, Josie Jones starts her day by collecting rubbish on the beach. A single mum, she has volunteered over 10,000 hours and countless dollars to improve the water quality in Victoria’s Port Phillip bay. Personally collecting over 5.3 tonnes of…
Gary Pinto - Walk With Me
Apr 30 • 30 min
In this podcast we talk to Aria award winner Gary Pinto, an inspirational singer/songwriter, who’s been a mentor to many young Australian artists and friend to such legends as Jimmy Barnes and Guy Sebastian. In this podcast Gary talks about life with his…
Christine Carolan on the extent of slavery in the world today
Apr 17 • 35 min
Over 40 million people are believed to be caught up in slavery around the world and in Australia - and unknowingly each of us may be facilitating its continuation. In this Figuring Out Families podcast we talk to Christine Carolan, Executive Officer of…
Derek Boylen on relationships and marriage
Mar 3 • 30 min
Relationships and marriages are the topics of this episode of Figuring out Families where we welcome Derek Boylen, an experienced marriage councilor and a member of Ministry to Newly Married. Derek shares what it takes to make a relationship work and…
Kirsty Robertson, CEO of Caritas Australia
Feb 20 • 24 min
In this episode we caught up with Kirsty Robertson who is the new CEO at Caritas Australia via a phone hook up and talked about the work Caritas does with the most abandoned families in the world and how important Project Compassion is to ensure they can…
Christmas and the Holy Family
Dec 10, 2019 • 3 min
As we approach Christmas, we turn our attention to the holy family. Mary and Joseph experienced problems as all couples do. We know that their marriage almost didn’t happen because Mary told Joseph she was expecting a child. After God’s intervention in a…
Gerald Bain-King, School principal speaking about families and school
Dec 3, 2019 • 37 min
In this Figuring Out Families podcast we talk to Gerald Bain-King, who’s about to retire after many years as a principal and vice-principal in the Catholic school system. Gerald’s time in education has given him tremendous insights into the types of…
Deacon George Piech Meat
Nov 19, 2019 • 44 min
Our special guest on this episode of Figuring Out Families is Deacon George Piech Meat. After fleeing war-torn Sudan and spending two years in Egypt, Deacon George and his young family came to Australia as refugees in 2004. He has since gained a Bachelor…
Bronwyn Melville - Pregnancy Help Australia
Nov 6, 2019 • 32 min
Our special guest in this episode of Figuring Out Families is Bronwyn Melville. Bronwyn is on the Board of Newcastle Pregnancy Help. She provides advice to women who are pregnant either by choice, or whose pregnancy is unplanned. Bronwyn, the mother of…
Dr Robyn Miller CEO of MacKillop Family Services
Oct 22, 2019 • 36 min
In this Figuring Out Families podcast we talk to Dr Robyn Miller, Chief Executive of MacKillop Family Services. Robyn is a social worker and family therapist with more than thirty years’ experience. She also worked as a consultant with the Royal…
Episode 3 Juli Sharp from Genesis Pregnancy Support on the issues about sex young people face today
Oct 8, 2019 • 30 min
In this Figuring Out Families podcast we talk to Juli Sharp Executive Officer of Genesis Pregnancy Support. Juli’s been with the organisation for 20 years and previously served on the national board of Pregnancy Help Australia. She has written 10 sex and…
Episode 2 Michael Gartland Salesion Youth Camps
Sep 26, 2019 • 27 min
The Salesians of Don Bosco, a Catholic Order serves the young, especially the disadvantaged and marginalised. They have organised holiday camps for children for many years. In this episode of Figuring Out Families, we welcome Michael Gartland who talks…
Episode 1 with Denis Fitzgerald from Catholic Social Services Victoria
Sep 8, 2019 • 34 min
In our first episode of Figuring out Families we are pleased to welcome Denis Fitzgerald, outgoing Executive Director of Catholic Social Services Victoria (CSSV). Denis has been with CSSV for eleven years where he has been a staunch advocate for social…
Figuring out Families Introduction
Aug 22, 2019 • 1 min
Here’s a really short overview of Figuring out Families The new podcast from Majellan Media. Episode 1 will be out 7 September. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/figuring-out-families/message