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Love Unending

Want to move your marriage off the back burner? Author and blogger Becky Thompson challenges wives to remember their courtship and do the things they did back then in order to see their marriages thrive. Thompson recalls how she met and then married her husband, Jared. After initially being disappoi...

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25 Years of Radio: A Mother's Role

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

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(un)Natural Mom

Hettie Brittz, author of "(un)Natural Mom," was eager to start her family when she married at 20. After delaying motherhood, she was thrilled when her baby girl was born. Motherhood proved more challenging than she expected, however. Brittz tells how God helped her be the mom her children needed. ...

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Girl Defined

Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird explain why they don't allow the culture to define who they are, but look to the Scriptures to help them fulfill their roles as nurturers, helpers, and life-givers. Kristen and Bethany Baird recall their adventure into fashion modeling. What they discovered i...

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Missional Motherhood

Too many moms see limitations rather than the incredible opportunities they have to make disciples for Christ. Author Gloria Furman reminds mothers they have been designed to nurture the lives He creates. The biggest challenge, she admits, is forgetting that the Jesus she worships has walked out of...

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Your Presence Matters

Barbara Rainey encourages young women in their roles as wives and mothers and shares the need for older women to pass down wisdom to the next generation. Barbara shares wisdom from letters she wrote to her daughters....

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How Empty is Your Nest?

Am I the only one who feels this way? Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates recall how they felt when they first entered this confusing, liberating, and emotion-packed stage of life called the empty nest....

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Glimpses of Grace

God is in the monotonous. Gloria Furman, a pastor's wife and mother of four, talks about the day she realized that her mom duties weren't interruptions to her spiritual growth, but that God wanted to interact with her in the day-to-day, amongst the dishes and the diapers. Gloria and her husband, Dav...

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Letting Go of Control

Recovering controllers Nicole Unice and Karen Ehman believe that the root of control is fear or pride. Learn how they overcame their destructive tendency to control the people around them....

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The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Are you in a race to see who can be a better mom? Pediatrician and mother of four, Dr. Meg Meeker, feels that many mothers today have lost their joy due to the pressure they feel to keep up with other moms. Meg encourages moms to enjoy their little ones while they have them underfoot. She instructs...

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Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe

Karen Ehman, a mother of three and Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker, shoots straight about the myths of motherhood, including the lie that good moms do it all. She encourages women to be realistic about how much time they have and to focus on the things that really matter....

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Sand in My Sandwich

Sarah Parshall Perry, a wife and mother of three, realized soon after getting married how much of a control freak she really was, and the effects of it on her marriage weren't pretty. Sarah shares what she's learned about letting go while facing life's hardest setbacks....

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Breathe

Studies show that one in three women will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Nicole Braddock Bromley talks about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather over the course of 10 years, and talks about her ongoing healing from sexual abuse, which included forgiving her abuser....

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Letters to My Daughters

A couple's differences can either bring them together or pull them apart. Barbara Rainey, author of the book "Letters to My Daughters," explains how a series of letters to her daughters-in-law and newly married daughter evolved into a book on marriage. Barbara recalls her early years as Dennis's bri...

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The Resolution for Women

Priscilla Shirer, a wife and mother of three, challenges women to embrace this season of life, whatever that may be, and resist the urge to hurry through today. By doing this and not comparing herself to others, a woman can cultivate a spirit of contentment and not miss out on what God has for her a...

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Organic Mentoring

Wanted: Women who are willing to listen, love, and mentor younger women. No experience required. Barbara Neumann and Dr. Sue Edwards, professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, tell how they came to faith through the friendship and influence of older women. Barbara and Sue encourage women to forg...

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Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids

Are you a mean mom? Author and mother of four Joanne Kraft gives a courageous call to moms not to shirk their duty, but to be the kind of mom their kids need. The kind of mean she refers to isn't about abuse, but about setting appropriate boundaries and loving your kids enough to discipline them....

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Warrior in Pink

Cancer is no respecter of persons. Cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni shares how she first came to faith in Christ as a teen. Mabuni recalls how she reacted when she received the faith-rattling diagnosis of breast cancer many years later. Hear how she rallied her prayer warriors -- "the awesome threesome...

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The Accidental Feminist

Would you call yourself a feminist? Growing up with three brothers, Courtney Reissig believed she could do anything boys could do and tried her hardest to prove it. Saturating herself in feminist theory in college, Courtney felt conflicted. Although she really liked guys, she didn't have a strong de...

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What If Parenting Is the Most Important Job in the World?

Climbing the ladder of success meant the world to Sandy once upon a time. Then she met and married Ken, and a baby boy completed the package. Sandy Calwell talks about her decision to stay home with her son and invest herself in her family, rather than pursuing the career she loved. Joining her is h...

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I'm Happy For You, Not Really

"Thou shalt not covet," right? So what about comparison? Kay Wills Wyma says with the prevalence of the internet and social media, we're becoming comparison junkies. Kay explains where this urge to compare comes from and why indulging in this vice demolishes our contentment....

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As Mom: Q & A with Barbara Rainey

Just because you've made mistakes as a parent does not mean you've failed your children. Barbara Rainey answers questions from moms of toddlers and preschoolers, and shares her three greatest parenting regrets and how God redeemed the outcome in spite of her mistakes....

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The Beauty of Broken

Life isn't perfect, and neither are families. Elisa Morgan, founder of MOPS International, (Mothers Of Preschoolers) talks honestly about her parents' sudden divorce when she was five, her mother's alcoholism, and her father's absence. Armed with a heart of faith, Elisa determined to create the per...

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Sex and the Single Christian Girl

Marian Jordan Ellis recalls the futile attempts in her youth to find the love she longed for. Marian tells how her sinful lifestyle left her empty and filled with shame, till she met Jesus Christ. Marian sounds the battle call to single women who are tired of always giving in to sexual temptation. S...

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Measure of Success

Carolyn McCulley grew up during the liberation movement of the 60's and 70's. An admitted feminist when she came to know Christ, Carolyn's ideas about work and family pursuits began to change as she studied and meditated on the Scriptures. Carolyn, addresses the issues related to women and the workp...

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Beautiful Mess

Motherhood is messy, but beautiful. MOPS President Sherry Surratt and MomLife Today founder Tracey Eyster team up to talk about the greatest challenge they’ve ever faced – being mothers.  Together they talk about gaining motherly confidence, finding a mentor, and relying on the Lord to face the...

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Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters

When Darlene Brock found out, at the age of 27, that she was pregnant she cried for a month. Realizing that motherhood was the most important job she was ever going to have, she feared she wasn't going to do it right. Now, looking back on 20+ years, Darlene shares what she's learned about motherhoo...

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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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Beyond Bath Time

Children are a blessing from the Lord. Do you really believe that? Erin Davis, founder of Graffiti Ministries, tells how the Lord changed her heart about motherhood. Erin and her husband had decided not to have children in order to serve the Lord wholeheartedly in youth ministry. But when she found...

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Be the Mom

Mom, has cleaning, cooking and changing diapers all day lost its luster? While your daily “to-do” list may seem trivial to you at times, it doesn’t mean it’s not of vital importance. Today, Mother of two, Tracey Eyster, creator and editor of MomLifeToday.com, reminds mothers that what they ...

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The Passionate Mom

Being a mom can be the biggest stretch of your life. But it’s so worth it. Susan Merrill admits that she found her mothering answers in the book of Nehemiah. Like Nehemiah, Susan states that mothers need to build a wall around their children and open the gates, only as wide as each child is approp...

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Sexual Sanity for Women

Sexual sin isn’t just a vice for men. Women struggle just as much, but in different ways. Christian counselor Ellen Dykas explains that women are often taken with romance books and erotic literature that reel them in emotionally, although more women are discovering pornography in this age of techn...

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A Woman's Wisdom

Are you looking for some good, practical advice for living? Then look no further than your Bible, particularly Proverbs. Lydia  Brownback walks us through the Proverbs, a book written by an older generation to a younger generation, and tells us why the observations found there can serve as helpful ...

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Get Lost

Feeling empty? Sometimes the only way to fill an empty spot left by an old affection is to replace it with a greater affection. Author Dannah Gresh talks about our natural tendency to look for things other than God to fill us, and reminds us that those things, including relationships, can easily bec...

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Passionate Housewives

Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald, co-authors of the book Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, tell Dennis Rainey how a woman's home can be her greatest outreach for the gospel, especially when she's training her children or reaching out to friends or neighbors....

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Lies Young Women Believe

Popular author Nancy Leigh DeMoss, host of the radio program “Revive Our Hearts”, teams up with Pure Freedom Founder and author Dannah Gresh to expose some of the lies that keep young women living in bondage to the world....

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The New Eve

Defining a woman’s role is not as easy today as it was 30 years ago. Dennis Rainey and his wife, Barbara, talk with noted author and pastor Dr. Robert Lewis about what it means to be a woman in a changing and often confusing culture....

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The Invisible Bond

What happens emotionally and spiritually when we unite sexually with someone else? Abstinence educator Barbara Wilson tells Dennis Rainey about the power of sexual bonding and how her own sexual history affected her as a wife until she found healing in Christ. ...

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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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A Biblical Portrait of Womanhood

Dennis Rainey talks to Nancy Leigh Demoss about the challenges and benefits of being God's woman in today's culture....

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A Healing Marriage

Childhood sexual abuse brought a ripple effect to Cheryl Tuggle’s marriage. Today, Cheryl and her husband, Brad, talk about the emotional baggage each spouse brings to a marriage, and how God can bring healing....

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The Uncommon Woman

Women, throw off the insecurity, because you are precious to Jesus! Author Susie Larson talks with Dennis Rainey about how important it is that a woman’s words and actions reflect who she is in Christ....

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After the Boxes Are Unpacked

Susan Miller, America’s Moving Coach, offers advice on making a relocation easier for your family....

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The Tough Job of Single Parenting

Jill Rigby gives single parents advice on topics such as fear, bitterness, and how to deal with a former spouse....

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True Women Speak Out

Hear some of the leading ladies of Christianity--Barbara Rainey, Karen Loritts, Mary Kassian, Holly Elliff and Carolyn McCulley--offer their own parting wisdom to women attending the True Woman conference held in Chicago....

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Radical Womanhood: Feminine Faith in a Feminist World

Author Carolyn McCulley explains thats while feminism has been influential in changing women's pay and status in the culture, it has also done harm when it comes to the family....

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Singleness Redefined

Hear single author Carolyn Leutwiler share her views on what the single life is and isn't. ...

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Quest for Love

Does dating and courtship always have to be so complicated? Elisabeth Elliot, author of the popular book Quest for Love, talks about using your head before awakening your heart.  Elisabeth Elliot also talks about the challenges of singleness....

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Set-Apart Femininity

Leslie Ludy, author of the book Set Apart Femininity, shares some poignant thoughts on purity....

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A Passing Fad or a Choice That's Here to Stay?

Dennis Rainey takes a look at a the trend in which the wife is sole breadwinner while her husband stays home with the kids. ...

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I'm Not Good Enough

Author Sharon Jaynes exhorts women to dismiss the lies of the enemy and to replace them instead with the truth of Scripture....

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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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Moving from Fear to Freedom

Grace Fox tells how prayer can move a parent from fear to freedom. ...

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Girls Gone Wise

Countering the "Girls Gone Wild" attitude, award winning author Mary Kassian encourages women to take God at His word and believe and delight in God's plan for male and female.  Mary also talks to women about setting up healthy boundaries in order to protect themselves physically and emotionally....

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The 7 Hardest Things God Asks a Woman to Do

Are you losing sight of Jesus in the midst of your storms? Mother and daughter Kathie Reimer and Lisa Whittle team up to talk about one of the hardest things God asks a woman to do - surrender every care to Christ....

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From Fear to Freedom

Ungodly fear can rob us of the things we hold most dear -- peace, joy, trust, and our relationship with our family, friends and God, but author and pastor's wife Karen Loritts says the Apostle James provides clear Biblical instruction for overcoming sinful fear. Karen shares how she banished her "f...

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Surprise Child

An unplanned pregnancy can come as a shock. Dennis Rainey talks with Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Surprise Child, about the feelings and concerns women have when they find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. ...

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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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Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God

Pat Ennis, head of the Department of Home Economics at the Master's College in Santa Clarita, CA, and Lisa Tatlock, an associate professor of Home Economics at the Master's College, call women to be all they can be by demonstrating God's love for beauty and order in the home....

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For Such a Time As This

Could God be calling you to be a modern-day Esther? Lisa Ryan, co-host of "The 700 Club" and author of the book For Such a Time as This, explains what it means to be a young Christian woman in our culture....

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S.H.E.: The New Femininity

What defines a real woman? Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James redefines the new feminism and tells what it means to be a woman who is protected and safe. ...

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Sacred Parenting

Dennis Rainey talks with writer and speaker, Gary Thomas, about the character-building circumstances of parenthood, which often calls us to sacrifice our own comfort for the sake of others....

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Top 5 of '05

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's top 5 broadcasts of 2005....

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Peacemaking Women

How do you get along with strong-willed people? Dennis Rainey talks with Judy Dabler and Tara Barthel, both certified Christian conciliators and co-authors of the book, Peacemaking Women. Judy and Tara share how to relate to other women with powerful personalities....

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Finding Your Purpose as a Mom

Donna Otto, author of Finding Your Purpose as a Mom, explains that home should be a safe place where God's work gets done....

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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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Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free

Nancy Leigh DeMoss, host and teacher of the syndicated broadcast "Revive Our Hearts", talks about the frazzled state of women today and the lies the culture promotes....

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Every Woman's Battle

Sexual temptation isn't just a man's battle, is it? Shannon Ethridge, best-selling author of Every Woman's Battle, talks with Dennis Rainey about facing sexual temptation with wisdom and integrity....

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For Women Only

Best-selling author and newspaper columnist, Shaunti Feldhahn takes you beneath the surface into the inner lives of men. With results from a national survey and interviews of over 1,000 men, you will discover eye-opening revelations that will help you understand how to love your man for who he is!...

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Beauty by God's Design

Author Sharon Jaynes, vice president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, actress Nancy Stafford, host of Main Floor, a syndicated TV series featuring the latest fashion, beauty and lifestyle trends, and author Nancy Leigh DeMoss, contrast beauty by God's standards with the culture's definition of beauty. ...

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