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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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True Identity

Becoming a teenager is a big transition because so many new experiences are on the horizon. John Majors shares that the first thing a newbie teen is likely to question is his identity. Parents can help their sons and daughters by pointing them to Scripture to instill a strong gender identity. As t...

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I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Revisited

Joshua Harris, author of the popular book, "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," tells how the book forever defined him as a single man. Now a husband and father of three, Harris takes a second look at some of his earlier assumptions and considers how he would say things differently if given the opportunity....

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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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The Talks

Barrett and Jenifer Johnson tell why it's important for parents to share God's perspective on sex with their children. The Johnsons encourage parents to recognize their responsibility in helping to protect their children's hearts and communicating their family's values about dating long before thei...

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Good Mood, Bad Mood

What is bipolar disorder? Dr. Charles Hodges explains the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Hodges recalls the first time he ever met someone who was bipolar, and Bob Lepine talks about his own father, who struggled with this diagnosis. Dr. Hodges also explains the difference between depressio...

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You Are Not Alone

Tom and Dena Yohe never heard of cutting until their daughter, Renee, started doing it at 12 years of age. Gradually, other behaviors surfaced including suicidal tendencies. Find out how Tom and Dena handled parenting a prodigal and what they did to keep their marriage strong....

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25 Years of Radio: Raising Godly Kids

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on romance, conflict resolution, parenting and other core topics from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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Is God Anti-Gay?

When Pastor Sam Allberry accepted Christ in his twenties, he assumed God would remove his same-sex desires through prayer. But Allberry knows that God is committed to his good, even if the struggle remains. Allberry reminds believers that marriage only points to the ultimate marriage we have with Je...

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Relentless Parenting

Pastor Brian Haynes and his wife, Angela, explain what it means to relentlessly pursue your teen's heart. Brian and Angela remind parents that their teens are not adults. This means your teens are not in charge at home, and they still need you to set up some guidelines and non-negotiables, like goin...

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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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Reaching Your Prodigal

Pastor Phil Waldrep coaches parents of prodigals with practical steps they can take to minimize the risk of their child becoming a prodigal. He also encourages parents that ultimately they are not responsible for the bad decisions of their children....

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With All Due Respect

You want your teens to respect you. But do you respect them? Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock, both mothers who work for Greater Impact Ministries, talk about the importance of appropriately communicating with your teen....

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The Book of Man

A boy without a father is like an explorer without a map. William Bennett, former Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan, addresses manhood in today's culture and reflects on his own boyhood and the men who influenced him....

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Passport2Identity™

FamilyLife staff members John Majors and Michelle Hill talk about Passport2Identity™, a new resource created to answer the most pressing questions young men and women have about life's issues....

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Raising Boys the Zeller Way

Steve and Lorri Zeller reminisce about their childhood and fondly recall their days spent as high school sweethearts. Dating eventually led to marriage and then to raising a family of their own. The Zellers recall the challenges and successes of raising their three boys, who would all eventually go ...

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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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Parenting by Design

Chris and Michelle Groff recall the night friends awakened them at 2:30 a.m. to tell them their son had broken into their car. Shocked and confused by their son's behavior and revealed drug abuse, the Groffs realigned their priorities as a family. The Groffs share what they learned while their son w...

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A Guide to Biblical Manhood

Can sports be a healthy part of a young man's development? Sure! But only to an extent. Randy Stinson tells how his sports-loving family opted out of baseball for 18 months in order to stretch themselves in other ways: through mission trips and other gospel outreaches. Randy talks about the importan...

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What's Best for Children

Pediatricians Dr. Den Trumbull and Dr. Michelle Cretella give parents sound advice for settling down little ones at bedtime. They also talk about the effects of screen time on children, and together they give moms and dads some sound advice for preparing their sons and daughters for adolescence....

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The Hidden Traps of Adolescence

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk to parents about raising children with a spiritual game plan. ...

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The Deadly Traps of Adolescence

Traps are devices designed to catch something unaware. Satan also has his traps, and these sometimes go unnoticed by the teens they are disguised to harm. Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the deadly traps that can harm our teens and leave them wounded the rest of their lives. ...

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The Person Called You

Each person has been put here for a purpose. Unfortunately, many of us don't know what that purpose is. Bill Hendricks, president of the Giftedness Center, a consulting firm specializing in career guidance, offers some practical advice for discovering your passion. Hendricks also tells what you can...

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Confessions of a Boy Crazy Girl

Is someone in your home boy-crazy? Paula Hendricks, a recovering boy-crazy girl, reminisces about her teen years when she was desperate for the boys' attention and eager to shed her church girl persona. Seeing non-Christian boys behind her parents' back, Paula shares how flirting with the wrong kind...

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What is the Meaning of Sex

What is God's purpose for sexuality? Denny Burk unpacks Genesis Chapter 1 to discover God's purpose in designing males and females in His image. Denny reminds listeners that sex exists for the glory of God, which means that our sexuality puts God's glory on display. Denny also coaches parents on ho...

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Technical Virginity

Michael and Hayley DiMarco, founders of Hungry Planet, a think tank designed to feed truth to the post-modern generation, talk with Dennis Rainey about the sexual culture we live in and the devaluing of virginity in our modern society....

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College Life 101

Packing for college? Don't forget to tuck away some wisdom in that suitcase. Ben Burns, director of Grad Guides, talks to graduates and their parents about making the transition from high school to college. Burns covers the pitfalls of starting over with new people and new places and gives advice fo...

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The Secret Life of a Fool

Former prodigal Andrew Palau knows what it's like to walk far away from God and then to return. Andrew helps listeners understand the mind of the prodigal....

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Aggressive Girls

Are your sons fair game for the girls? Dennis Rainey addresses the very real problem of sexually aggressive girls. Rainey explains that, due to the rise of absent fathers today, many young women are looking for their emotional gas tanks to be filled by young men, and doing whatever it takes to get ...

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The New Passport to Purity

Join us as we roll out the red carpet for the release of the all new Passport2Purity®, a resource that will help you guide your son or daughter through the challenges of puberty. Since its inception 14 years ago, parents have been using this tool to fashion a memorable get-away weekend for their pr...

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Flight Plan

Dennis Rainey talks with guest Braxton Brady, a builder of boys at a Christian day school in Memphis where he is chaplain. Believing it's more dangerous to be comfortable than faithful, Braxton lives with his family in the inner city of Memphis, reaching out to the young boys in his neighborhood, ma...

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What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him

Does your son know what a real man is? Byron Yawn, a pastor in Nashville and a father to three, lays down the Man Laws, and attempts to spell out manhood as it's described in the Scriptures. ...

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God's Very Good Design

Who will tell your children about the birds and the bees if you don’t? Mary Flo Ridley, a mother of three, encourages parents to start the conversation about “where babies come from” early with their children. Mary Flo Ridley shares an easy, natural approach to teaching your children about sex...

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What I Want My Children to Know

Our children learn what it means to be God's man or woman from us. They do what they see us doing. But wouldn't it be great if we could explain what it means as well? Pastor Todd Wagner came up with a simple explanation of manhood and womanhood so that he could teach his children. Wagner teaches on ...

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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 Heart of Anger for Teens

What should you do about your teen's anger? Lou Priolo, director of the Center for Biblical Counseling at Eastwood Presbyterian Church, helps parents understand and deal with their teens' anger. ...

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Why Sexual Purity?

Josh Harris, pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and author of the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, talks about God's special purposes for sex and the high cost of sexual immorality....

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College Bound

Dennis Rainey talks with Thomas Shaw, vice president of student services at Moody Bible Institute, about the need for parents to coach their kids as they make the big step toward the college of their choice. ...

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Understanding Aggressive Girls

More and more parents are expressing concern about the number of young women actively pursuing their sons. Dennis Rainey sheds some light on this new phenomenon and coaches parents on what to do when they see it happening. ...

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Successful Christian Parenting

How can parents pass wisdom onto their children? Well-known pastor and teacher, John MacArthur, tells Dennis Rainey what parents need to be teaching their children now if they are to become wise adults someday....

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Lessons From a High School Dropout

A father's impression on his children lasts a lifetime. Texas A&M chaplain Rick Rigsby, author of the book Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout, tells Dennis Rainey about his father, Roger Marion Rigsby, and the lesson of kindness he learned from him. ...

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Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Everyone expects teens to rebel in some way, but Alex and Brett have started a rebellion of a different kind. Dennis Rainey talks with brothers Alex and Brett Harris, authors of the book Do Hard Things, about why they are sounding the call for teens to rise up and make a difference in the world arou...

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Re-Create: Building a Culture in Your Home Stronger Than the Culture Destroying Your Kids

How do we keep the culture from swallowing up our kids? Dennis Rainey talks with Teen Mania President Ron Luce about the pervading culture that's luring our kids away from their faith....

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Growth Into Manhood

Alan Medinger, founder of the ex-gay ministry Regeneration, and author Don Schmierer give signs parents can look for that indicate a child may be confused with his or her sexual identity....

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Teaching Teens to Follow the Rules

Dennis Rainey tells parents about the benefits of healthy boundaries as he or she raises a teen to follow the rules....

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Finding Help for Your Troubled Teen

What do you do with a teen who's out of control? For George and Livia Dunklin, Heartlight Ministry, a residential facility for crisis teens, was their answer to prayer. ...

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So You're about to be a Teenager

Dennis Rainey talks with a panel of young adults about the issues they faced during the much-anticipated teen years....

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Desire and Deceit

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about the gift of sexuality and the damage that is done when a society no longer restrains the sex drive....

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Get Outta My Face

Long-time school guidance counselor Rick Horne helps parents better understand their teens....

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College Ready

Pastors Robert Lewis and John Bryson talk to upcoming college students about making the most of their college years....

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Hooked

Drs. Freda Bush and Joe McIlhaney explain how the brain is the most important sex organ....

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Parenting is Your Highest Calling and Other Parenting Myths

Hear Leslie Fields reveal what's more important than happy kids. ...

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Understanding Your Child's Bent

Tim and Darcy Kimmel talk to parents about tuning in to their children to discover who they are and how they're wired. ...

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Internet Safety 101

Internet safety expert Donna Rice Hughes talks honestly about some of the dangers of the internet....

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Boys Should Be Boys

Are you expecting your son to behave like a girl? You might, and not even realize it. Boys are under attack, according to pediatrician and mother of six, Dr. Meg Meeker. Dr. Meeker tells how boys, who are naturally attracted to activity and motion, are being reprimanded for acting like boys. Hear ...

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Your Kids at Risk

One of the country's leading experts on teens' and children's health, Dr. Meg Meeker, exposes shocking facts and statistics about sexually transmitted diseases. Meeker, who practices pediatric and adolescent medicine, exhorts parents not to gloss over the dangers of teenage sex, but to encourage abs...

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How to Be Pure and Free

Impurities in our water make us sick; impurity in our lives makes our hearts sick as well. Dannah Gresh, author of the book And the Bride Wore White, tells young women why they should guard their purity before marriage....

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Living the Life of a Secret Keeper Girl

Christian recording artist Rebecca St. James talks about her new project for mothers and daughters, Secret Keeper Girl. Rebecca explains why personal purity is a necessity for the Christian woman and how honoring God must be our main objective in life....

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The Homebuilders Parenting Revolution

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the HomeBuilders parenting studies available to couples through FamilyLife. ...

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Equipping Your Son for Every Man's Battle

Fred Stoeker, author of Preparing Your Son for Every Young Man's Battle, talks to Dennis Rainey about the mistake fathers make when they don't pass down God's truth to their sons....

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How Far is Too Far?

How can you equip your daughter to stay sexually pure? Author Lisa Bevere tells parents how to encourage their children toward sexual purity. ...

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Virtuous Reality

Vicki Courtney, founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries, tells Dennis Rainey how the culture and her upbringing influenced her toward feminism and how her grandparents' persistence eventually led her back to church and to a personal relationship with Christ....

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Battle Cry for a Generation

There's a battle being waged for the soul of your teen. Are you ready to fight? Dennis Rainey talks with Teen Mania founder, Ron Luce, about a teen's bill of rights....

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Dirty Dancing at the Prom

Author Barbara Curtis tells about the challenges that teens face today in the average American high school....

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Teen Advisors

What does it take for a teen to be popular today? Richard and Dee Dee Stephens, founders of Teen Advisors, a mentoring program for teens, join Dennis Rainey and various teens to find out. ...

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Raising a Modern Day Knight

It has been said that boys become men by watching men, by standing close to men. Pastor Robert Lewis, author of the book Raising a Modern Day Knight, tells Dennis Rainey why it's important for fathers and grandfathers to groom their sons and grandsons in manhood. ...

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Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World

Sean McDowell, son of best-selling author Josh McDowell and author of the best-selling book Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World, talks with Dennis Rainey about the huge relational and emotional gap facing teens today. Hear how to encourage your teen to turn his or her faith into truth and practica...

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Mom, sex is NO big deal!

Dennis Rainey talks with Christian counselor Sharon Hersh, author of the book "Mom, sex is NO big deal!", about shaping your daughter's sexual identity. ...

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Maintaining Purity in an Impure World

The battle we have with lust isn’t a new one. Men and women have waged war with the flesh since mankind began. Today on the broadcast, family relations expert Dennis Rainey talks with pastor Josh Harris, author of Not Even a Hint, about the challenge of living pure in an impure world....

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So You Want to be a Teenager?

Grab a paddle and hang onto your hat! Dennis and Barbara Rainey, along with son, Samuel, and daughter, Rebecca, talk about riding the rapids of adolescence with your teens. ...

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Not-So-Stupid Parents

Michael and Hayley DiMarco, bestselling authors of numerous books, including Not-So-Stupid Parents, and founders of "Hungry Planet", talk to Dennis Rainey about the 10 things parents unknowingly do that embarrass their kids....

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Best of 2007

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2007....

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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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The Squire and The Scroll

Hear ye, hear ye. Gather your young princesses, and especially your princes, to hear a dramatic presentation of the popular children's book, The Squire and the Scroll, written by Jennie Bishop....

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For Parents Only

Dennis Rainey talks to Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice, authors of For Parents Only, a revealing new parenting book that tells what's on the minds and hearts of teens today. ...

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  • Steph Alva

    Thank you so much for this program. We have an almost 10 year old son, and this is SO important. As a matter of fact, I am going to replay it and listen to it again!

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