Values We’ve Lost and How to Get them Back [Episode #019]

When we think of education most of us think about teaching school subjects, but there are many more important things to living a good life. Someone might be excellent at math, but be a horrible person. This is why we have chosen to homeschool our kids, because we believe that as parents we want to have the best chance at instilling values in our children.

“The aim of education is the knowledge not of facts but of values.” William Ralph Inge

Our values, not the values of the government, the schools, the teachers. We have a responsibility as parents to teach our children values. In this episode of LIVE with the Joneses! we discuss the values that have been lost in our society and share some ideas about how we can get them back.

Why We Practice Natural Family Planning | An Interview with Jady Alvarez of Proverbs 31 Homemaker

Too many married couples these days, out of ignorance, use birth control to prevent pregnancy. It’s the cause of so many problems in marriage and as we believe prevents a husband and wife from truly giving themselves to each other. In this interview we talk with our friend and fellow YouTuber Jady Alvarez about something we are both passionate believers and practicers of, namely, Natural Family Planning.

Water Bottle Rocket Launching!

After a trip to Griffith Observatory we came home ready to try out our new toy, a water bottle rocket.

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” Henry David Thoreau

The Importance of Joy! [Episode #016]

On this episode we bring the whole family along! We unbox a package that just got in the mail—one we have been eagerly anticipating. And we play a game that Johana has been dying to play called Speak Out.

“Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it.” Greg Anderson

Does it Get Better? The Four Seasons of Marriage [Episode #015]

When it comes to marriage have you ever asked yourself if it ever gets better? This week’s quote is actually from a friend of ours Pat McNeil, he and his wife Kay are very much involved in Catholic Engaged Encounter. When someone asked he and his wife if things ever get better as you progress in your marriage his response was…

“It doesn’t get better, it just gets different.”Pat McNeil

Do You Feel Loved? [Episode #013]

We recently watched an hilarious movie on Netflix called The Break Up with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn. They play a young married couple who are struggling with many issues, primarily communication. One of the best scenes was one in which they were having a very heated argument. What made it great was that it was true!

She was mad at him and he didn’t know why. Even as she is explaining herself to him, he hears what she is saying, but isn’t able to interpret what she really means. Take two minutes and watch it.