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A Very Special Family

Have you ever considered adoption? Michael and Sharon Dennehy didn’t, at least not in the early years of marriage as they dreamed about their ideal family. But God began to change their minds. Michael and Sharon talk about the incredible family God designed for them, which includes 12 children, ni...

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Living Free From Abusive Relationships

Dr. Ramona Probasco tells what it's like to be married to an abusive man. She provides insight into why abused wives don't leave their husbands sooner, and how the abuse affected her children. Probasco tells what led her to seek help, and what she did to finally leave her abusive marriage....

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The Dating Manifesto

Are you eager for marriage? Lisa Anderson, host of the Boundless Show, gives singles advice on how to make their marriage dreams come true. Anderson encourages singles to be in relationship with other singles, whether that's through work, church, or hobbies. Secondly, singles need to find married pe...

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Winsome Persuasion

Tim Muehlhoff talks about the importance of balancing truth and grace in our speech. The gospel, he states, gives us humility to say, "I can learn from people I disagree with." Muehlhoff advocates partnering on the things you can partner with, even if you don't agree with everything....

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Rethinking Sexuality

Dr. Juli Slattery encourages parents to talk to their children about God's design for sexuality, even if the conversation is awkward. She lists some key points for parents to discuss with their kids. Dr. Slattery explains what it means when parents sexually disciple their children on the biblical vi...

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Love Thy Body

Best-selling author Nancy Pearcey contrasts the secular view of the body with Scripture's view and reflects on the value of human life. Pearcey explains how the culture's worldview has influenced our thinking on abortion and euthanasia and coaches parents on helping their children think biblically....

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The College Girl's Survival Guide

College will be the best four years of your life... or maybe not. Hanna Seymour helps young women prepare for college by talking honestly about what they can expect when they get there. Seymour talks about the realities of college life, including boyfriends, homesickness, roommates, and other colleg...

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Critical Conversations

Tom Gilson reminds moms and dads to have critical conversations with their kids about spiritual and cultural issues so they will know how to respond when questioned about their faith and values. Gilson coaches parents on how to address gender issues, and homosexuality and marriage with their teens....

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The God Guarantee

Jack Alexander believes that each person always has something to give, if not financially, then through their time and talents. Alexander cautions listeners to avoid capacity killers and to lean into God, reminding us that God can and will provide all our needs especially if we put Him first in our ...

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Mere Sexuality

Pastor Todd Wilson talks about God's design for sexuality. Wilson challenges listeners to consider what God was doing when He intentionally created humans male and female. Wilson points listeners back to Jesus to talk about sexuality, reminding us that Jesus came to earth as a male and will continue...

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Is It My Fault?

Domestic abuse encompasses many facets—emotional, financial, physical, and even sexual. Pastor Justin Holcomb explores this difficult topic from a compassionate, biblical worldview....

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Answering Your Kids' Toughest Questions

Kids love asking questions, as any parent knows. But answers aren't always easy to come by. Mother-daughter duo Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson know that parents can be nervous about giving kids a wrong answer. So they teamed up to answer some of the most challenging questions for parents lik...

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God and the Transgender Debate

Author Andrew Walker talks about our dignity as individuals. Walker reminds listeners they are more than their moral choices and personal identity because they are made in the image of God. Walker also helps parents explain what it means to be made in the image of God, encouraging parents to teach t...

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Daring to Hope

By age 23, Katie Davis Majors had become the mother to 13 adopted daughters. Majors tells how God surprised her with her husband, Benji, and reveals what God has shown her while walking through pain and hardship....

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A Practical Guide to Culture

Today's youth are bombarded by information, yet they lack the tools to discern and navigate the cultural waters. John Stonestreet believes kids need to rely on their parents to help them distinguish lies from truth, and learn how to think critically. Stonestreet reminds listeners, we aren't the fi...

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25 Years of Radio: Dennis and Barbara Rainey

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic moments from Dennis and Barbara Rainey over the last 25 years....

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25 Years of Radio: The Essence of Manhood

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on biblical manhood from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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25 Years of Radio: The Essence of Womanhood

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on biblical femininity and womanhood from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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The Orphan, The Widow, and Me

J.T. Olson knows what it's like to be an orphan, having lost both his parents in a tragic automobile accident. Olson explains what led him to create Both Hands--a faith-based nonprofit serving orphans, widows, and adoptive families....

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Navigating Public Schools

Former educator Stephen Williams talks about his journey to faith. Now 16 years after embracing Christianity, Williams challenges parents to be proactive and exercise their faith in the public school system in order to be salt and light to the next generation....

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Rich in Love

Mexican, happy, musical. Cold, hungry, afraid. Those are very different words to describe two very different people. And when these two very different people fell in love and married, it was like mixing oil and water. Hear more about Domingo and Irene Garcia’s unique love story in their own words...

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Faith to Foster

TJ and Jenn Menn never imagined when they signed on to be foster parents shortly after getting married that they would welcome 22 foster children into their home. The Menns talk of their incredible journey over the years since participating in the foster care system....

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Rooted

Adoptive parents Paul and Robin Pennington talk about the hard realities of adoption. The Penningtons, who've adopted five children, including some with special needs, talk about ROOTED, an online training course they've developed that offers gospel-centered support for adoptive and foster families....

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Talks Mentoring

Dr. Harold Davis, president of the TALKS Mentoring Movement, shares about the young men he mentors. Without fathers in their lives, these young men are getting their cues from the street and making poor choices. Davis tells how mentoring these young men and exposing them to the gospel is changing li...

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Relating to Your Adult Children

You'll have a relationship with your children throughout their lives, but the rules will change as they reach adulthood. Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about relating to your children once they leave the nest....

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Loving Singles and Blended Families in Your Church

From the 2016 Summit for Stepfamily Ministry, Lisa Anderson offers five things the church must do when it comes to singles. Lamar and Ronnie Tyler tell why they started their website, which promotes positive images of marriage and family in the black community....

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The Value of Marriage: Shifting Cultural Sands

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Ministering to Families in the 21st Century

How do we help our children? How do we stay true to Christ's example of being grace and truth to the world? Bob Lepine asks these questions and more to a panel of couples who are pastors and ministers in their communities. The panel of various experts offers insight and wisdom into how to engage wit...

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At Any Cost

They had two children, but were open to more. Mike and Hayley Jones tell of their radical decision to adopt eight siblings from an orphanage in Sierra Leone, no matter what the cost....

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Irretrievably Broken

Tim Philpot, a circuit judge in family court in Lexington, Kentucky, reveals what it's like to be a judge, presiding where nearly 90% of cases involve unmarried couples. Philpot, who asked the Lord to put him in the middle of the mess, tells why he is more pro-marriage than ever....

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Jesus Outside the Lines

Scott Sauls reminds Christians to be in relationship with others even though they hold different political or social views. Cultural transformation can happen when believers love their neighbors as themselves. ...

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He Is Enough

More than a decade ago, Steven Curtis Chapman first joined us in the studio to share his heart for the orphan. His organization, Show Hope, has now helped more than 5,000 orphans. Chapman tells how they now have six care centers in China, and at least 500 of those kids have been adopted. Chapman tal...

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We Cannot Be Silent

Dr. Al Mohler explains that the dissolution of Christianity in our culture began long before the 60's, and we are reaping what was sown. Dr. Mohler helps us to have the courage to speak up for truth in a culture that tries to silence us. Dr. Mohler encourages parents to teach their children biblic...

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The Beauty of Intolerance

Christians are often accused of being intolerant, but did you know that God is intolerant too? Best-selling author and speaker Josh McDowell talks about the beauty of intolerance. McDowell exposes the myth of tolerance and reminds us that there are all kinds of things we shouldn't be tolerant of lik...

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Transforming Desire

Seminary Professors Heath Lambert and Denny Burk take a look at the topic of homosexual desire and identity through the lens of the Bible. Lambert and Burk remind us that sin has broken each and every one of us and that each of us struggle with sinful proclivities, homosexuality being just one of th...

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More Than Just "The Talk"

The media and culture are turning today's youth away from Biblical values. What can parents do to protect their kids? Youth culture expert Jonathan McKee says that our youth really want to share their hearts, but parents need to ask the right questions, especially regarding the topic of sex. Jonatha...

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Divinely Defined: Christianity and Gender

Christianity in America today is in the midst of a gigantic adjustment to a world where gender and sexual identity seem fluid. But are they? Pastor Crawford Loritts directs us back to the divine Designer's intent for gender. And he challenges the church to apply the same Christ-sourced mercy to the ...

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Engaging the Culture

Larry Osborne and Russell Moore give biblical and practical insight for engaging with a culture that is in opposition to the Christian community....

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Counter Culture

Pastor David Platt wonders why believers are rising up against popular social injustices like poverty and slavery, but remain silent on other issues like abortion. Platt reminds Christians that they are called to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and tells how his church, and family, ...

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America: Turning A Nation to God

Dr. Tony Evans believes much of the unrest, crime, and financial and social problems we're seeing in America are directly related to God. While God may be directly involved in America's problems, Tony believes that God also offers a solution—turning back to Him....

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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Cohabitation has become a prerequisite for nearly 50% of marriages today. Is this trial and error living arrangement good or bad for marriage? Glenn Stanton, a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues, talks about the growing trend of cohabitation and the downside to cohabitating that no o...

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What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

There's an increasing amount of confusion among believers about homosexuality. What are we to believe? Pastor Kevin DeYoung encourages believers to open their Bibles and really examine the texts that refer to this issue, beginning with Genesis, which first establishes the institution of marriage bet...

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Compassion Without Compromise

How do we as Christians love our gay friends without losing the truth? Adam Barr says we need to be welcoming, but we also need to remember that the gospel demands radical life change for followers of Christ. Adam Barr and Ron Citlau explain how we can share good news with people who experience sa...

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After They Are Yours

Fostering a child can be challenging and adoption even more so. Pastor Brian Borgman shares how he and his wife came to adopt their son Alex out of the foster care system. While adoption is a blessing to all involved, it also requires perseverance and many sacrifices, as Brian and his family have le...

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United

God is no respecter of persons, and neither should we be. Author Trillia Newbell talks about growing up as an African American in a white community and being the target of racism....

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Rekindling the Family Reformation

When Dennis Rainey started sounding the alert back in 1976 that marriage was in trouble, some folks thought he was overstating the problem. Almost 40 years later, speaking at a conference of leaders dealing with gay marriage and the church, Dennis continues to sound the alert - and this time, far mo...

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Kisses From Katie

Eighteen-year-old Katie Davis had a desire to go and serve the children of Uganda for a season before college. She never imagined that her first trip would change her life, and the lives of many others, forever. Today Katie is the founder and director of Amazima Ministries and the foster mother of 1...

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Called to Adopt

Jon and Shelly Bergeron talk about their tentative trek into the world of adoption and speak frankly about the realities of adoption....

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Sex and Money

We are made for worship. But many times what we worship isn't God. Christian counselor Paul Tripp talks about the idols of money and sex - those things that often replace God in our hearts. While God made us for pleasure, we must guard ourselves from expecting too much from it and see pleasure for w...

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God Less America

FOX News & Commentary host, Todd Starnes, talks about some of the most crucial religious liberty issues facing us today and offers some sound advice for Christians as they live their faith in the marketplace. Todd also shares some of the latest eye-opening stories you may or may not have heard on t...

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I Beg to Differ

Words are like seeds. It's best then to be purposeful with the words that you sow. Tim Muehlhoff, an associate professor of communications at Biola, encourages listeners to anticipate the affect their words have on others and to think twice before they speak. Tim explains that behind each communicat...

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Orphan Justice

Adoption is good, but it’s not for everyone. So thought Pastor Johnny Carr until a missionary spoke to him about the desperate needs of deaf orphans in Belarus. Feeling burdened by what he heard, Johnny shares how he and his wife, a teacher to the deaf, came to adopt three special needs childre...

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Fashioned by Faith

Making it in the modeling business is hard. Holding to your values while you climb the corporate ladder makes it even more so. Model Rachel Lee Carter shares how she gave her career over to God, turning down jobs that were immodest, and watched amazed as God brought her continued success....

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October Baby

Jon and Andy Erwin, along with actress Rachel Hendrix, join Dennis Rainey to talk about their new release "October Baby," a movie about a teen who learns that not only was she adopted but is a survivor of a failed abortion. The movie celebrates the journey of forgiveness and restoration....

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Real Moms, Real Jesus

How does knowing Jesus help you with daily living? Jill Savage, the CEO of Hearts at Home, tells about the time in her mothering years when Jesus became real to her. Before then, she says, she had never considered that Jesus understood what it felt like to have no personal space, as she often felt w...

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The "Anything" Prayer

"We'll do anything." That's the prayer that Jennie Allen and her husband, Zac, told God as they sought His will for their lives. Even though it felt like death, Jennie explains, she was at a point where she didn't want to be normal but wanted to surrender to Christ completely. What was the result? P...

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Ten Urgent Steps for Spiritually Healthy Families

Dennis Rainey takes some time to encourage families, especially fathers, and share some disciplines that will keep your family spiritually healthy. Not commandments, but more than suggestions, Dennis offers ten urgent steps a family can take to stay spiritually healthy. ...

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Are You Adopted?

Her mother had died years earlier and her father was gravely ill. But Lois was about to get the shock of her life. Author Lois Rabey tells how she felt when a family secret that had been hidden for 48 years was finally revealed. Lois talks about discovering the truth about her birth....

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Love Renewed: Lance and Jess Miller

Jess and Lance were young Christians. Away from home on an evangelistic outreach, they each found comfort, and a new friend, in each other. But the friendship soon turned into a romantic attachment. Lance and Jess tell how they went from being bright-eyes youthful missionaries to just another coupl...

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The Poverty of Nations

Are some countries destined to be poor? While traveling in Africa, seminary professor Dr. Wayne Grudem, was asked a troubling question by a local:  "Why is Africa so poor? Are we under a curse?" Startled by this puzzling question, Dr. Grudem set out to find an answer. Grudem shares what he's found ...

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Villages of Hope

Benedict Schwartz heard the call to begin creating orphan villages in Africa. God moved mightily, and soon the Children of Zion Village was built in Namibia. Benedict and his wife, Kathleen, talk to Dennis Rainey about their work and ministry in southwest Africa. ...

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Freedom's Orphans

How is the culture impacting your kids for good or bad? Author David Tubbs, an assistant professor of politics at King's College, tells Dennis Rainey how the expansion of new rights as defined by our courts may have a negative impact on our children now and in the future....

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Cry of the Orphan

Is anyone defending the cause of the world’s 143 million orphans? Listen as various guests talk about how they are fighting for the orphan....

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Being the Church in Tough Times

Dave Wilson, a pastor at Kensington Community Church in Michigan and chaplain of the Detroit Lions, tells those affected by the economy to take courage and to trust in God's faithfulness....

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The Disappearance of God

Dr. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, helps us perform spiritual triage to order to discern which issues we must stand firm on and which issues we can differ in without rupturing the fellowship of the church....

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Hidden Joy

Author Wendy Blight talks candidly about the rape that threatened to keep her a prisoner of fear. Find out how she conquered her fears, and how you can, too, by meditating on the Word of God....

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The Connected Child

Karyn Purvis talks about the risks factors associated with adopted and foster children....

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Building a Big House of Hope

Hear how Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman are by keeping their family gathered together at the foot of the cross. ...

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Caring for Orphans

Hear from three people whose heart for the orphan led them down paths of mercy, advocacy, and eventually adoption. ...

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Politics--According to the Bible

Wayne Grudem explains the purpose of government from a biblical perspective. ...

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The Good News About Injustice

Gary Haugen explains that when mankind turns its back on God, problems like violence and oppression are the end result. ...

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Embezzlement

Kevin Cross was living in the fast lane. With a fast car and stolen money to burn, he had deceived his employer and his friends. But now he had come to justice. Sitting in jail, he had plenty of time to think. Hear how God worked through Kevin's circumstances to give him a new calling and a new life...

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Adopted for Life

Adoption is close to the heart of God; so says Russell Moore, father of two adopted sons and author of the book Adopted for Life. Russell talks about the challenges of adapting his adopted children to their new life and the blessings they've seen since expanding their family through adoption....

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Helping Orphans With Special Needs

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A Closer Look at Adoption

Couples talk about their adoption journey....

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A Positive Life

Pastor Shane Stanford, a lifelong hemophiliac, recalls the unforgettable day when, at 16, his doctor revealed to him that he had tested positive for the HIV virus. Told he had only a few years to live, Shane talks about the invaluable encouragement that kept him going and the beautiful girl who stuc...

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Our Adoption Story

When you're a successful collegiate football coach for a top program, life is already plenty complicated. So why would God call you into something so challenging as adoption? For Georgia Bulldog coach Mark Richt and his wife Katharyn, the answer was found in the face of their adopted daughter. Join ...

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An Insider's Look at the State of the Union

Dr. Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, reflects on the state of marriages and families in the U.S....

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Taming the Tongue

As small as it is, the tongue can still get us into BIG trouble. Dennis Rainey, tells how we can tame the tongue by listening and obeying the wisdom found in Scripture....

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Unto the Least of These: Adoption Update

Barbara Rainey and daughter, Laura, talk about the children they met recently when they went on a medical missions trip to China. Hear how this medical team, and others like them, are bringing hope to Chinese orphans....

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The Truth about Same Sex Marriage

Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of Moody Church, talks about the church's failure to speak up throughout critical moments of history, further contributing to the moral decay of our culture, including, but not limited to, same-sex marriages....

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MayDay for Marriage

Former professional football star Ken Hutcherson, now the senior pastor at Antioch Bible Church in Washington, tells how Christians can stand up for traditional marriage by getting involved with MayDay for Marriage, an event held on Capitol Mall in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2004....

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Our Duty to Vote

What is a Christian's responsibility toward voting? Various guests including historian Stephen Mansfield, Kay Arthur, Janet Parshall and more speak out on this timely issue....

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Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?

How does a single man or woman handle loneliness? Carolyn McCulley, author of the book Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?, talks to singles about embracing their singleness as a gift from God....

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Racing Towards Racial Reconciliation

Bryan Loritts, teaching pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Memphis, TN, talks about the need for racial reconciliation in the Body of Christ today. ...

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Cultivating a Biblical Worldview

David Noebel, president of Summit Ministries--a training center that teaches Christians to think and act in keeping with the biblical worldview, talks to parents about differing worldviews and explains how our worldview affects the way we act....

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Terrify No More

Crimes of oppression and slavery are happening all over the world. Dennis Rainey talks with Gary Haugen, author of Terrify No More about these crimes, and about what Gary is doing to free those trapped in slavery....

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Adoption: God's Prescription for a Happy Home

Even though they had four children, Joy found herself wanting more. After attending an adoption seminar with her husband, Larry, the couple began to pursue adoption enthusiastically. Hear how God made Larry and Joy Crain's adoption dream come true by leading them to the Ukraine. Also joining them ...

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The Adoption Option

Couples describe their adoption experiences and recall the excitement and awe at seeing their adopted children for the first time....

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Sex 180

Chip Ingram and Tim Walker talk about Sex 180 and what it means: sex is sacred, sex is serious, and hook-ups leave scars....

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Taking the Lead

Ron Jenson, author of the book Taking the Lead, talks with Dennis Rainey about the qualities every leader should possess....

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Heroes Among Us

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Jim Ryun, Republican Congressman from Kansas, and his sons, Drew and Ned, highlight some of the people who lived by their principles and changed the course of history....

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Lost in the Middle

Most of us will look back on our lives with a little bit of regret. Dr. Paul David Tripp, a Christian counselor and author of the book Lost in the Middle, talks about the emotional challenges of midlife and shares some sound advice for dealing with regret....

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Voice of the Orphan

Dennis and Barbara inform and exhort Christians about what we can do within the local church to promote the needs of orphans worldwide....

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Caring for the Orphan Child

If you were charged with caring for orphans, how would you do it? According to the Bible, you are! Discover practical ideas on how you can obey Christ in this all-important area....

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Report From South Africa

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about their travels to South Africa and FamilyLife's active ministry there. ...

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Addressing the Global AIDS Crisis

Rick and Kay Warren talk about the burden God has put on their hearts for churches to begin to address the worldwide AIDS crisis and about the Global AIDS Summit held at Saddleback Church....

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The Best of '06

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2006....

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Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Parents

Sara Dorman, a clinical psychologist specializing in women's issues and crisis pregnancies, and author Natalie Gillespie, a mother and stepmother of seven, tell how their hearts were turned toward adoption when they saw the very real needs of children and unwed mothers in the U.S. and around the wor...

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Until Every Child Has a Home

Troy Wiseman, former co-founder of retail clothing company B.U.M. International and founder of The InvestLinc Group, talks in this series with Dennis Rainey about his passion for orphans and his ministry, World Orphans, an organization that comes alongside local churches to build orphanages worldwid...

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Discovering Adoption

Infertility can shake a marriage to its core. In this series, pastor Michael Easley, president of Moody Bible Institute, and his wife tell how they faced this challenge and learned to rely upon God in a new way....

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Standing in the Gap for the Orphan

Rick Warren, pastor of the widely acclaimed Saddleback Church in Southern California, tells Dennis Rainey why the Body of Christ should be concerned about the plight of the orphan....

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Understanding and Parenting Your Adopted Child

Adoption isn't a fairy tale, but it is a miracle. Barbara Rainey talks about her early adoption desires and her dream-come-true daughter Deborah, whom she and Dennis adopted more than twenty years ago. Barbara also shares some of the ways adoption affects your marriage, your other children, and you...

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Applied Masculinity

God intends men to provide, teach, connect, and protect. Author and pastor Stu Weber exposes the misunderstanding the culture has about manhood and points us to Christ in order to define a man's true value. Stu also calls men to follow in Christ's footsteps and love their wives and children passio...

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