The Family Business with The Alessis

The Family Business with The Alessis

Let's face it... Family is everybody's business! That's why Steve and Mary Alessi, who lead a multi-cultural, family-focused church in Miami alongside their 4 young-adult children, are pulling back the covers on how their family keeps it all together - not only in their business as pastors, but in the every day challenges that we all face. Each episode features real-life stories, principles, strategies and advice on marriage, parenting, employment and work-life, living as Christians in turbulent times and much more. Listen, laugh and learn as this close-knit family digs into the stuff that they can't always share on Sundays.


November 23, 2022 17 min

The Family Business is growing in more ways than one, and this special episode tells the story of how we welcomed our newest family member into the world - Gianna Muñia!

You'll enjoy this first-person account of the arrival of Christopher and Stephanie's Muñia's first child by someone who understands what it's like to become a parent - none other than Stephanie's mom and Gianna's grandmother Mary Alessi.

If yo...

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When your family business involves both industry and  ministry - things can get complicated.

However, the Alessis have learned how to manage the balance between these two very different worlds, and they are sharing how they've done it in this episode.

In this episode, pastor, singer-songwriter and worship leader Mary Alessi and her daughter Stephanie Alessi Muñia discuss how they've focused their family business on relation...

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How do you become truly successful?

Rather than focusing on the material things, we believe true success and significance comes from strong, healthy relationships - in our marriages, our families and with trusted friends and mentors.

Our guest on the podcast today, entrepreneur, coach and author Aaron Walker, is living proof of that truth.

For 42 years Aaron has been a successful businessman and owner of fourteen lucrative business...

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Ever wish your family could do something special together - maybe even something that seems impossible at the time? 

When the Alessis decided to record a Christmas album in just a month, they had to think outside the box and get creative to pull it off - and with help from their church family and some unlikely sources, it all came together. 

In this episode, you’ll hear the inspiring story behind “Christmas at Church”,  Metro Life Wo...

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Parents: are you trying hard to lead and guide your children, but your efforts are falling flat ? How do you cope when your kids no longer respond the way they used to? 

If you're facing continuous setbacks in your parenting, you're experiencing what could be considered a "stall" in your family's relationships. And just like a vehicle requires adjustments to avoid stalling an engine, your parenting approach might...

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In almost every family, smartphones and screens have become ever-present. The social media world is exposing our children to all kinds of influences - some positive, many more of them harmful and dangerous. 

How do we keep our families free of the stress, negative influences, and unhealthy addictions that excessive social media use can create? 

 Is there a right way to manage this powerful tool and not let it overwhelm you or your ch...

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It's one thing to know how the enemy tries to trip you up. It's another to know how to fight back every day. 

In our Clickbait mini-series with author Chris Alessi, we've learned how to identify the enemy's Clickbait, and we've begun to understand how important it is to apply the solutions to our thought life. But the battle's not over.

In this 4th installment, Chris sits down with his sister Gabrielle Aless...

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How do you maintain a happy and healthy marriage, even when life  - and your spouse -  seems to change day-by-day?

Just like the seasons change throughout the year, your marriage and your family will enter new stages and face new challenges as time goes by.

But all too often, these changing seasons of life create friction and frustration in our relationships, and without the right tools, even committed couples can find themselves i...

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Is there a way to win the battle against the thoughts that drag us away from the Truth?

We're continuing our series of bonus episodes with Chris Alessi as we explore the powerful truths in his new book “Clickbait: Win the War for Your Mind in the Age of Distraction”. 

In this 3rd installment of the Clickbait series, Chris shares the solutions we must employ if we want to take control of our thought life, and win the war against ...

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Do money issues create major headaches in your family?

Feeling like you don't have enough, can't save enough, or that you're arguing about it too much? 

Handling finances is a daily reality for every single family, and we all face challenges when it comes to managing our money  - whether you are newly married, married with kids, or in your empty nest season.

In this episode, Steve Alessi and his son Chris Alessi open up ...

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The Family Business is in the midst of a "Clickbait" takeover!  

For the next few weeks, you'll enjoy bonus episodes as we sit down with Chris Alessi and discuss the powerful truths in his second book “Clickbait: Win the War for Your Mind in the Age of Distraction”. 

In this second episode of the "'Clickbait" mini-series, author Chris Alessi explains the root behind each of the clickbait tactics we should watc...

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Are you struggling to protect your family from the voices that claim that gender identity is a choice?

The Alessis tackle this all-important topic of identity in this episode, so that our children can overcome any confusion about who they really are and how they were designed by God.

Throughout history, people have attempted to define themselves by their family, their culture and their traits.

However it is only in recent times that ...

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Surprise! The Family Business is giving you a series of bonus episodes!  

We’re sitting down with Chris Alessi and walking through the truths in his second book “Clickbait” to learn how to win the war for our minds, by rejecting the negative thoughts that can so easily derail us. 

In this first episode of this mini-series, Chris talks about how we can define "clickbait' in the spiritual sense, and explains why we often misint...

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Ever feel like your thoughts have been hijacked? 

In order to enjoy the best family and business you can, you need a thought life that is free of distractions and pointed toward a positive future. 

But instead of enjoying clarity, you find yourself constantly battling negative and unwanted thoughts that drag you away from your purpose.

 How can you win the war for your mind so that you can enjoy the best of life?

 In this episode Steve...

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We're kicking off Season 4 of the Family Business with a tremendous the Alessis celebrate 25 years of our family business of ministry!

Over the last quarter of a century, we've seen the value of putting family first, and we've built our "business" - Metro Life Church in Miami, FL -  on the same principles that helped us build a strong family. 

Listen, laugh and learn as we share the memorable mo...

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Ever wonder what happens when the cameras and mics are off in The Family Business? 

Well, we're going to tell you in this mid-season moment with the staff behind the podcast - Jonathan Roman, Ashlie Munoz, and Allen Paul. These three members of the Family Business production crew help bring you the episodes you enjoy every week -  and they also know the little-known facts that actually make the show possible. 

In this episode you...

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Have you ever been stuck in a situation even your family couldn't get you out of? 

During our mid-season in The Family Business, we're sharing some of our favorite moments  from our weekly episodes from Seasons 1-3, as well as our Sunday experiences. This hilarious story told by Steve Alessi shows you how to believe in yourself even when your family or friends aren't able to help you. 

Here's some more tips to make th...

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Have you struggled with waiting - whether it's getting married, starting your family, finding a new career, or anything else that you are hoping for?

If so, you need to know that there's a right and wrong way to wait.

The Family Business is tackling waiting in this episode, as Mary Alessi and her daughter Lauren reveal how they've overcome worry and found contentment in their unique waiting seasons. 

They share insights...

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In this episode, Mary Alessi and her daughter Lauren tell their story of receiving a life-altering diagnosis in Lauren's teen years, how their decision on whether to use medications affected their family, and how they moved forward to give Lauren the best chance at a fulfilled and happy life.

When a child gets a scary diagnosis from a doctor, fear can overwhelm a parent. It's then that parents face a hard choice - whether t...

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What does it take to be a dad who leads his family well -  even when life doesn't go according to plan? 

For author, speaker, and pastor Jonathan Pitts, it means relying on God to provide the path forward for his family as he learns from the highs and lows of fatherhood. 

In this episode, Jonathan joins Steve Alessi at The Family Business table to share his powerful story of love, loss and renewal. Despite losing his wife Wynter ...

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