About Greg & Julie

Hello, we are Greg & Julie!  We are authors, speakers, and marriage disciples. We help couples that are experiencing difficulties in their marriage, regain hope and we offer solutions to assist them in rediscovering the joy and beauty in their relationship so that they can go on to living a Strong Catholic Marriage!

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We are not therapists, theologians or counselors.  We are two people who were married over 29 years ago, ignorant of God’s plan for marriage and created a living hell for each other.  So much, that we came close to ending our marriage 18 years ago, but thanks be to God, He allowed, a wonderful priest to come into our lives – we rebounded from our difficulties and felt called to share with other couples what we learned.  Here is a quick overview of our story.

 

Who our Blog can Help

This is a brand new blog and we have over 17 years of experience, of working with and helping other couples, that we want to share with you!  We know, because of what we hear, that this blog is going to explode and become an excellent tool for providing hope and help to couples.  We are excited to build  a vibrant and involved community of people looking to improve their marriage.  So, if you are preparing for marriage, you will find information to help you build the proper foundation for your future marriage.  If you are in a good marriage, we are here to make it great.  Also, if you find yourself in a distressed marriage, we can bring you hope and show you the way back to the marriage you desire, but more importantly, what God desires for you!

Why we Blog

To Assist Couple in Understanding Their Sacrament –  Pope St. John Paul II once said, ” …many couples are unsure of the meaning of their relationship, and this causes them much turmoil and suffering. On the other hand, many other couples are stronger because, having overcome modern pressures, they exercise more fully that special love and responsibility of the marriage covenant which make them see children as God’s special gift to the and to society. As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.  We’ve worked hard to balance our personal, family, and professional lives, and I believe we can do the same for you!

We Must Constantly Learn and Grow –  There is continuing education for many of the vocations and professions in our society.   Teachers, accountants, attorney’s and many other jobs have continuing education that they must go through every year.  Why? So they can maintain and increase their skill and proficiency in their jobs.  However, for the one vocation that we have been called to live for a “lifetime”, we act as if the “I Do” at the altar should take us to “Death do us Part”.  Marriage only works when we work at it, and we must be intentional about the various aspects of our marriage to ensure its success.

Our Call is To Live and Share – We are Your Marriage Disciples!  In the Gospel of John, we find that disciples are those who come to know and live Christ’s truths.  Christ also tells us to go and make disciples of all nations.  We’ve been called to be His Marriage Disciples to go out and share His truths for marriage to ALL married couples! Learn it. Live it. Share it!

About our Family

We’ve been happily married since July 1987. Well, albeit, not always happily. We’ve had some issues, but what we’ve learned in overcoming them enables us to understand those of you who are experiencing some of the same problems. We have four sons, three daughters, and three grandsons and one on the way.  I can’t even begin to explain what a blessing they have been in our lives.

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Our Core Values

  • Integrity in all things
  • Obedience and fidelity to God and His Church
  • Commitment to service
  • Respecting the dignity of the person
  • Maintaining balance in family, faith and work
  • Good steward of all things
  • Concern and care for the soul

Current Accomplishments

Publications:

  • MARRIAGE 911 – Franciscan Media. Over 8,000 books sold.
  • GROWING IN LOVE THROUGH PRAYER – Self-published; 5,000 books sold.
  • MARRIAGE WORKS IN CHRIST – workbook and video.
  • Catch the Short Film – Companion Guide

Made for Each Other – was a weekly one-hour radio show about love, relationships, and marriage which aired on the Guadalupe Radio Network (GRN.) The main focus of the show is to help couples discover God’s plan for marriage and the joy that comes from living it out. Each week we feature a special guest who addresses issues that most (if not all) couples deal with in their marriage. Guests included: Fr. John Ricardo, Christopher West, Dr. Edward Sri, Bishop McIntyre, Fr. Wade Menezes, Fr. Paul Check, Fr. James Dean, Curtis Martin, Mary Beth Bonacci, Teresa Tomeo, Tom Peterson, Patrick Coffin, Jason Everett, Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, and Fr. Ed Hauf among many others.

We no longer host this show, but we will be launching a podcast show later this year called Greg & Julie Your Marriage Disciple, so stay close for more info.

Featured Speaker at The Following Conferences/Shows

  • 3 series on EWTN
  • EWTN Live
  • Life On The Rock
  • Fullness of Truth Conference
  • National Black Catholic Conference
  • San Antonio Catholic Men’s Conference
  • National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministries Conference
  • Jacksonville Women’s Conference
  • Parish Implementation Committee for USCCB National Pastoral Initiative on Marriage
  • Catholic Marriage Summit
  • Sacred Heart Major Seminary
  • Patrick’s Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
  • Priest ConVocation/Washington DC – Corpus Christi
  • Relevant Radio
  • Ave Maria Radio
  • Various radio stations to include Diocesan stations
  • Over a hundred presentations in parishes across the nation
  • Catholic Television San Antonio
  • Shalom Television
  • Ramstein Air Force Base – Ramstein, Germany
  • Benedictine University – Atchison, KS
  • St. Mary’s – College Station, TX
  • Northern Arizona University – Flagstaff, AZ
  • Texas State University – San Marcos, TX

 

Guests on the Following Radio/TV Shows

  • Catholic Answers
  • The Good Fight
  • Drew Mariani Show
  • Morning Air with Sean Harriet
  • Al Kresta Show
  • Catholic Connection with Teresa Tomeo
  • The Wendy Weiss Show
  • Immaculate Heart Radio
  • The Catholics Next Door
  • Reasons for Faith
  • From the Rooftops
  • Holy Family Radio
  • Shalom TV
  • Rise and Walk – GRN

 

Featured in the Following Books/Publications

  • Surprised By Truth 3
  • Amazing Grace for Married Couples
  • Heaven’s Song
  • Faith and Family Magazine
  • Catholic Digest
  • Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction
  • Zenit Magazine
  • Envoy Magazine
  • National Catholic Register
  • Denver Catholic Register
  • Catholic Herald
  • Various Diocesan newspapers
  • San Antonio Express-News

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How you can contact us

We want to be available to you as much as we can. Sometimes life gets crazy and it takes us some time to respond, but we will do our best to respond in a timely manner. Here are the best ways to reach us.

  • Blog Comments – We really appreciate when you comment on our posts, and we do our best to respond to all of them. Let us know your thoughts on our posts and how we can best help you.
  • Surveys – We will host surveys from time to time to gather info on your experiences and what topics you are interested in having information about.
  • Email – Email is slowly becoming a thing of the past, but nonetheless it is very reliable, and almost everyone has an email address. Shoot us an email and let’s talk.
  • Twitter – Follow us @gregnjuliealex then send me @mention or reply.
  • Facebook – One billion plus users strong. “Everybody and their mamma” is on Facebook, literally. We respond to your comments and mentions on our Facebook Page. LIKE our Page and let’s start a conversation!
  • Instagram – Check us out and some of our infamous quotes on Instagram.

We Look Forward to Hearing From You!

Disclaimer

This is our personal blog.  The opinions we express here do not necessarily represent those of any employer, company, or organization that we are affiliated with.  The information we provide is on an as-is basis. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use.