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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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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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Wise Guys: Wisdom From Men Around You

Author Kent Evans, co-founder of Manhood Journey, discusses the impact his friend's father, John, had on him when he was young. Kent talks about the letter John wrote to him in college and how it influenced him to seriously consider putting his faith in Christ. Evans encourages men to unlock the ...

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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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Unraveling the Messiah Mystery

Lent was originally intended as a kind of Advent for Easter. Barbara Rainey wants families to experience the awe and mystery surrounding Easter. She describes a resource to be used during Lent, that highlights "clues" from the Old Testament that identify the Messiah....

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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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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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Befriend

Author Scott Sauls encourages believers to pursue those who are different from us. Sauls reminds us that Jesus befriended prodigals and Pharisees, sinners and outcasts. Believers are most like Him when we follow His lead into unknown territory, loving people who are not like us....

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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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Parenting

Paul David Tripp talks honestly about parenting children with the love, wisdom, and mercy only God can provide. Tripp reminds parents the law has no power to change the heart. Only grace can do that. Tripp also understands parents' desire to get their kids to behave, and encourages parents to see th...

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Praying God's Word

Don Whitney, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, coaches Christians not to forget to pray the words of Scripture as they seek the Lord. When we pray the Scriptures back to God we find ourselves praying with fervor. Whitney also coaches parents on how to lead their families in praye...

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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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Back on Solid Ground

NASA Astronaut Barry "Butch" Wilmore and his wife, Deanna, tell how they met and how they've worked to build their marriage on Christ and the Scriptures. Barry shares how he came to be an astronaut, and Deanna explains how she encourages Butch to step up, especially when it comes to keeping their ma...

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The Ology

What is theology? Pastor Marty Machowski explains that because theology is the study of God, theology is for everyone, including our kids. Machowski's book of systematic theology delivers the truths of Scripture in pint-sized lessons parents and children will love and understand....

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Celebrating Advent

Dennis and Barbara Rainey and their daughter Laura reflect on Christmases past and the traditions they shared. Barbara Rainey also offers some simple suggestions to help parents highlight the season of Advent....

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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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Gathering Together

Thanksgiving is the day we officially set aside to gather with family and friends to praise God for His blessings. Barbara Rainey shares fresh ideas to help families focus on being fully present with one another as they gather at the Thanksgiving table....

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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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Unshaken: He Is the Stability of Our Times

Life is uncertain. How can we walk in confidence when the culture is continually changing? Dennis and Barbara Rainey remind listeners that regardless of what they're facing, Jesus is still the rock and firm foundation. The Raineys coach parents on how to teach their children to be anxious for nothin...

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Being There

Pastor Dave Furman and his wife, Gloria, tell what it's like dealing with a disability in marriage. The Furmans tell what they lost as a couple, and how they've dealt with the loss with Christ's help....

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Messy Grace

Caleb talks about what it was like growing up with a mom and dad who divorced because they were gay. He also explains how his attempt to prove the Bible was false actually started him on a walk of faith, and eventually led him into the pastorate....

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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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Your Home Is An Embassy

Dennis Rainey believes that Christians are called out of the "holy huddle" into a life that proclaims to a watching world the good news of Jesus Christ. Barbara Rainey explains that if believers are ambassadors, then their homes are the embassies of the King, and the love of the King should be exemp...

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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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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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40 Years of Faithfulness

Dennis and Barbara Rainey look back on FamilyLife's 40 years of ministry to marriages and families....

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Rebuilding a Safe House

Joshua Straub recalls the day when he learned of his parents' separation, and tells how he learned to break those negative patterns in his own family. Straub talks to parents about the four walls that build an emotionally safe home for your family....

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Helping Others Build Strong Marriages

What is God's purpose for your life, and how can you discover it? Dave and Ann Wilson encourage you to look around. Where you are right now is exactly where God wants you to be. According to Dave and Ann Wilson, your life can be surprisingly influential to those around you, if you will only share it...

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Sticky Faith for Stepfamilies

About half of young people drift from God and church after they graduate. Is there anything parents can do to prevent this spiritual slide? From the 2015 Blended and Blessed Summit, Youth expert Kara Powell talks about three phrases parents can implement that are especially helpful in building "stic...

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How You Always Meant to Parent

What is your goal as a parent? Author Brian Housman knows parents, like coaches, want to win at the end of the day, but what does that look like? For some parents it's obedience, but Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger goal—to see their children's hearts transformed into Christlikene...

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Dedicated

What does it look like to make disciples …o f your kids? Jason Houser, founder of Seeds Family Worship, talks to parents about the importance of training their children in the ways of God. Jason reminds moms and dads that discipleship is a lifestyle, and can be done easily through everyday opportu...

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Big Truths for Young Hearts

Popular theologian Bruce Ware urges parents to use the ordinary moments of life to introduce their children to God and grow disciples in the faith. Bruce also helps equip parents to teach their children about the Holy Spirit in terms that young boys and girls can understand....

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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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The Colson Way

Owen Strachan joins Dennis Rainey in remembering the life of Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson. Owen talks about Chuck Colson's love for prisoners....

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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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Museum of the Bible

Steve Green, president of Hobby Lobby, talks about his family's faith and the small arts and crafts business his father started in his garage that has turned into one of the largest retail chains of our time. Steve gives us a sneak peek at his new venture, the Museum of the Bible, opening in Washin...

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Hardwired for Awe

Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. It even affects our children. Paul reminds parents to point th...

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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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Unshaken

Pastor Crawford Loritts reminds us that real faith isn't just optimism, but confidence in a holy God. Crawford distinguishes faith from presumption, and reminds us that God isn't obligated to do everything we ask. Faith says to God, "I believe You no matter what."...

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The Sticky Faith Guide

Kara Powell talks to parents about modeling grace to their kids. Kara explains that if our faith is only about behaviors then it's no wonder our youth are wandering. She also encourages parents to provide opportunities for their kids to interact with people from all age groups, and not to be alarmed...

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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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God at Work Around the World

Christ came to rescue and redeem people from every tribe and every tongue. This week, as we focus on some of the world's most influential languages, we visit with missionaries in China, Russia, Latin America, the Middle East, and Israel. These stories are poignant reminders to be praying for believe...

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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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More than Championships

A coach can be a powerful influence in the life of a young man. Dru Joyce knows. As the director of the Northeast Ohio Basketball Association and head basketball coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio he has been mentor to some of the nation's best young players, including LeBron J...

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Woodlawn

Director Jon Erwin talks about the making of the inspirational feature film, Woodlawn. Set in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1970's, Woodlawn is a true story based on the life of NFL great, Tony Nathan, and the highest attended football game ever played in Alabama high school history. Woodlawn releases ...

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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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Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family

When it comes to your home, is God in charge? Author Michelle Anthony tells how her and her husband's fairy tale began to unravel on their honeymoon. Children then added a new layer of difficulty. How then does a family become spiritually and emotionally strong? Anthony reminds us that being healthy...

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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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Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Rosaria Butterfield’s life wasn’t typical. An English professor at Syracruse University, Rosaria was a full-fledged feminist and lesbian bent on exposing a sector she believed was out to threaten her freedoms, the religious right. Rosaria recalls how she viewed Christians back then, when she was...

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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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Homeless Men Stepping Up

What mentoring opportunities are available to you? Jim Reese, CEO of the Atlanta Mission, tells how he used FamilyLife's resource for men, Stepping Up, to mentor his sons-in-law. Joining Jim is Pastor Ricky Hall, who chimes in about his experience using Stepping Up at the Potter's House, a long-term...

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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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Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage has arrived. Now what? Authors Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet remind believers that same-sex marriage isn't the root of the problem, but the fruit of the sexual revolution that began decades ago. Together they delve into the meaning of love as defined by our culture and the who...

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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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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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The Pastor's Kid

Pastors’ kids are just like other kids. But the environment they're in is more intense. Barnabas Piper, son of beloved pastor and author John Piper, talks about the pressure and challenges he’s experienced being a pastor’s kid....

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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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Risky Gospel

Are you a risk taker? In what ways are you stepping out in faith? Owen Strachan, a professor of Christian Theology and Church History, challenges listeners to disregard their fear and follow Christ with abandon. With faith, Owen explains, it's possible to live a God-glorifying, risk-driven life, and...

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The Fifth Gospel

How are you living the gospel? Bobby Conway, lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, NC, reminds listeners that, while there are four gospels in the Bible, the 5th gospel -- the one we actually live out – is the gospel most people are ever likely to read. Bobby explains how we can walk...

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Experience God as Your Provider

Would you loved ones know what to do if you passed away? For many of us, the answer would be no. Generosity guru and former widower Brian Kluth talks about the necessity of putting all your vital information in one place for your family members....

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Preach the Whole Gospel

Do you feel like the culture is sliding away from Christian values? We shouldn't be surprised according to Dr. Russell Moore, President of Southern Seminary, but we should be strategic in how we address it. Dr. Moore shares some timely advice on how to address a sexually confused culture, and remi...

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Jumping Through Fires

He grew up culturally Muslim. His father was a general in the Iranian army. Pastor David Nasser tells how his family escaped execution and fled Iran during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. For nine months his family tried legally to get into the United States. It was only after his mother encouraged ...

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A Walk in the Market

Bobby Mitchell and Terence Chatmon of the Fellowship for Companies for Christ International, tell how they are taking a stand for Christ in the marketplace. They tell how they strive to live for Christ both at home and at work and explain how any business can be used as a platform for ministry. ...

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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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Turnaround at Home

You can’t change the past, but you can change your children’s future. Jack and Lisa Hibbs know. Jack survived his mother’s attempted abortion. His father left when he learned of the pregnancy. Lisa’s mom died when she was five, and her strict stepmother made her feel unwanted and unloved. ...

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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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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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Holy Is The Day

The road of life sometimes makes unexpected turns. That’s what Carolyn Weber found to be true when a college professor submitted her application for a scholarship to Oxford, and she was selected. Carolyn reflects on those early months as a student at Oxford and her spiritual awakening which began...

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The Love Dare for Parents

Some days it's easy to love your kids. Other days prove more challenging. That's why parents need to intentionally seek out ways to encourage, teach and bless our children daily. To help with this, brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick, best known for their films, "Courageous" and "Fireproof", talk to...

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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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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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The Jesus Storybook Bible

Sometimes one bold, courageous step can lead to a higher calling and purpose. Such is the case for Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of “The Jesus Storybook Bible.” Sally recalls how her father sent her off to boarding school at the tender age of eight with the words of Joshua 1, “Be strong and very c...

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The Neighborhood Cafe

Amy Lively, creator of The Neighborhood Cafe,  encourages listeners to love their neighbors in a whole new way by inviting them into their homes. Amy Lively, remembers what it was like the first time she knocked on doors to invite her neighbors over. Amy shares how anyone can easily reach out with ...

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Glorious Mess

Our lives can get messy. But fortunately, God loves using messy people. Author Mike Howerton tells Dennis Rainey how his life began to change after he told the Lord in earnest that he’d like to be His.  Although the clouds didn’t part and he didn’t hear God audibly, He knew that God had a pla...

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Faithful Families

Is your family joyful?  Author Dave Stone reflects on the fun days of his childhood and on his parents, who exuded what it means to live out their faith joyfully. ...

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Word Versus Deed

The gospel needs to be proclaimed both in word and in deed. Duane Litfin, shares his concerns about Christians who are eager to get involved in social issues, yet don’t feel the need to share the gospel....

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Children are Gifts from God

David Jeremiah talks to parents about training children to depend on God....

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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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What's in the Bible?

The Bible, and Bible study, is thought by many to be dry and boring. The good news is, it doesn't have to be!...

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Sharing Christ With Word and Deed

Kevin Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association, talks about growing up as the son of the great evangelist, Luis Palau, and admits to having some doubts during his college years, but eventually concluded that God was worthy of his faith and allegiance. Find out how the Lord has led him to reach...

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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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Teaching Generosity to Your Family

We worship a generous God. Shouldn't we also then, be generous givers? Brad Formsma, founder of I Like Giving, a ministry that inspires people around the world to live generously, tells how his grandfather, a bakery owner, modeled generosity to him by giving away loaves of bread to the needy each we...

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Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters

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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 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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Bringing the Gospel Home

Sharing your faith with family members isn't a quick process. It may take years of even decades to see them come to Christ. Long time ministry leader, Randy Newman, talks about the mistakes he made when trying to witness to his family, especially his parents....

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Just a Minute

Each word you speak takes root for good or bad in the hearts of those who hear it. Be careful what you sow. Wess Stafford, Compassion International President and author of the book, "Just a Minute," asks listeners to choose their words and actions wisely, especially when interacting with children, w...

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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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Everyone a Chance to Hear

Dennis Rainey talks to Detroit pastors Bob Shirock and Dave Wilson about the recent recession and the response of the churches there to lift Christ up and make Him known....

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The Gentlemen's Society

Hear about the Gentlemen's Society, a program that seeks to train young men in the art of acting like gentlemen....

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Introducing Athletes to Jesus

Find out the who, what and why behind the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. ...

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Becoming a HomeBuilder

Dennis Rainey challenges men and women 50 years and up to plug into what God is doing in their communities....

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Generation Ex Christian

Authors Drew Dyck and Rob Rienow join forces to talk about prodigals....

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Long Story Short

Pastor Marty Machowski talks with Dennis Rainey about the benefits of family devotions. ...

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Growing Together in Truth

Barbara Rainey talks about her latest resource for families, Growing Together in Truth....

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Ambushed by Grace

Caregiving demands that we love as Christ loved. Shelly Beach, a caregiver to her parents and father-in-law for many years, talks with Dennis Rainey about the realities of caregiving--both the stress and the joys....

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Planting Scripture Seeds

Musician Jason Houser of SEEDS Family Worship, along with Tom Dodds, songwriter for Bethlehem Baptist Churches Fighter Verse Song project, tell how setting the scriptures to song is imparting God's word into the hearts of children and adults. ...

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The Reluctant Entertainer

If you think entertaining is intimidating, think again. Sandy Coughlin, founder of the blog, "The Reluctant Entertainer", and her husband, Paul, share the 10 Commandments of Hospitality....

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Faith Legacy

When your kids grow up will they share your values? Pastor Jim Bogear and his wife, Jerolyn, explain how they've sought to pass down their values to each of their kids through a rite of passage called a "Faith Legacy" - a trip designed around their family's six core values....

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Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Former youth pastor Reggie Joiner explains why involving others from your church to come alongside your child spiritually may be the best thing you can do to keep them in the faith....

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Stumbling Souls: Is Love Enough?

Chris Plenkenpol tells the story of how his Bible study group rallied around a homeless man and what they learned. ...

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God Talk at the Mall

Rich and Charlene Sevcik tell how a trip to their local mall led them to start a ministry in a kiosk there....

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Breaking Free With Max

Chuck Colson talks about the beautiful things Max, his autistic grandson, has taught him about life and love. ...

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It Starts at Home

Learn how you can become intentional about discipling your children in the faith. ...

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Crosstalk: Where Life and Scriptures Meet

How much of the Scriptures are really applicable to your life? Christian counselor Michael Emlet prods us to dig deeper into the Scriptures for daily wisdom and guidance, and not to see the Bible as merely a book of dos and don'ts. ...

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Instructing a Child's Heart

Dennis Rainey talks to pastor Tedd Tripp and his wife, Margy, about raising the next generation. ...

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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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In a Heartbeat

Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy tell how the movie blockbuster and story of their lives, The Blind Side, came to be. ...

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Turning Your Heart Toward Your Children

Dennis Rainey points out the traps that lure our teens away from God....

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Shift: Building a Spiritual Legacy for the Next Generation

Pastor Brian Haynes exhorts parents to become their children's primary faith trainer. ...

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Entertaining for Eternity

Nan McCullough tells how hospitality can be the avenue through which you share Christ with others. ...

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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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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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Hooked

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

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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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Get Outta My Face

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

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Tea Parties With a Purpose

Bobbi and Robert Wolgemuth tell easy it is to bless a child with Christ's love by hosting a "tea party with a purpose."...

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Setting Up Stones

The Singletons tell how easy it is to weave family worship into the daily course of life....

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No Room at the Inn

Michael and Haley DiMarco talk about travelling across America and into the homeless culture and what they learned....

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The Mission-Minded Family

Hear how a family of nine is reaching out to the lost across the globe and learn how parents can get their family excited about being a part of the Great Commission. ...

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The National Bible Bee 2009 Winners

Dennis and Bob are on location in Washington D.C., talking to the winners and organizers of the first ever National Bible Bee....

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Parent Fuel: For the Fire Inside Our Kids

Barry St. Clair gives parents practical ways to help their kids answer the question "Who Am I?" by pointing them back to God....

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Teaching Your Kids God's Law

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, tells parents why teaching their children the Ten Commandments is vital to their children's spiritual and emotional health....

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Living Life to Win

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt and his wife explain how they keep it all in proper perspective as they live life in the fast lane of college football....

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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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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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Spiritually Single Moms

Are you a Christian with an unbelieving spouse? Author Nancy Meyer tells Dennis Rainey how she continues to love, honor, and serve her unbelieving husband....

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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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Just Add Family

Kurt and Olivia Bruner (parents of four) tell parents how to whip up fun family devotions with FamilyLife’s Just Add Family resource. Grab a card and go for new ideas to make family times fun, appealing, and fruitful… just add family!...

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Bringing Home the Prodigals

When your prodigal comes home, loving him the way God does will help parents keep their perspective. Rob Parsons, author of Bringing Home the Prodigals, gives parents good advice for loving their children the way God does when their prayers are finally answered....

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Making Movies for God's Glory

Dennis Rainey talks with Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the writers and producers of the movie "Fireproof"....

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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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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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Walking Your Child Through the Journey of Transition

Bruce Johnston, the founder and president of JH Ranch, talks to Dennis Rainey about a parent's changing role as a son or daughter transitions from childhood to adulthood....

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Growing Up Christian

Christian school headmaster Karl Graustein, father of three and author of the book Growing Up Christian, gives parents a few tips for helping their children develop lasting convictions....

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The God Conversation

When was the last time you shared your faith? Tim Muehlhoff, an associate professor of communication at Biola University, and J.P. Moreland, a distinguished professor of philosophy at Talbot School of Theology at Biola, tell Dennis Rainey about practical ways Christians can engage nonbelievers arou...

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Tim Downs on Fiction

Dennis Rainey talks with Christian author Tim Downs about his latest novel, First the Dead. ...

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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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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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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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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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Family Driven Faith

Author and pastor Voddie Baucham talks with Dennis Rainey about the responsibility of parents to spiritually guide and disciple their children....

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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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Best of 2007

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

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Unlimited Partnerships

What is your purpose in life? In this series, Bill Wellons, a pastor and Director of Church Planting and Consulting for Fellowship Associates, joins real estate developer Lloyd Reeb and Dennis Rainey to talk about using your time and talents to reach a lost and questioning world....

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Hymns for a Child's Heart

Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth talk about the circumstances that birthed some of our most classic hymns. ...

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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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Hooking Up and Hanging Out

Elizabeth Marquardt, the director of the Center for Marriage and Families at the Institute for American Values, talks to Dennis Rainey about the research she's done with college students about their dating habits and the interesting findings she's discovered there....

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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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Summer Reading You Can't Miss

Everyone has a favorite book. Join us to hear some summer reading suggestions from Christian singer/songwriter Sara Groves, author and pastor Crawford Loritts, and Hungry Planet founder and author, Hayley DiMarco....

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Daughters of Hope

Michele Rickett, the founder and president of Sisters in Service, a ministry that informs, mobilizes and equips advocates to reach women and children in the least Christian regions, tells Dennis Rainey more about her ministry and about some of the women who are standing for Christ in their homelands...

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How Children Come to Faith in Christ

All this week on the broadcast, Christian Communicators Worldwide founder, Jim Elliff, talks with Dennis Rainey about leading your children to faith in Christ....

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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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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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Closing the Generation Gap

Voddie Baucham, pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, shares why our current approach to youth ministry is failing and tells parents why they are better equipped to disciple the next generation than the youth pastor. ...

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What God Has Always Wanted

Charlie Boyd, author of the children's book What God has Always Wanted, tells parents how they can share the gospel with their children in a simple way that's easy to understand....

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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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The Main Thing

You've heard the saying, "Keep the main thing the main thing," but what exactly is the main thing? According to author and pastor C.J. Mahaney, the main thing and only thing that really counts in the long run is Jesus Christ and His Gospel. ...

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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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BOZ the Bear: Discovering God's World ... Together! (TM)

BOZ co-creators, Dennis DeShazer and Jon Green, join Dennis Rainey to explain how the friendly green bear, BOZ, can help parents teach their children about the world around them. ...

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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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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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Parenting in the Pew

When are children old enough to participate in church? Robbie Castleman, a mother of two and author of the book Parenting in the Pew, tells Dennis Rainey how parents can involve their children in the worship experience....

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Transforming Children into Spiritual Champions

Studies show that most of us make up our minds about our faith by the age of 13. This being the case, George Barna, founder of the Barna Research Group, encourages parents and those in the church to focus on reaching children if they want to win the world for Christ....

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Questioning Evangelism

If good questions help us understand others, shouldn't we employ their use when talking to someone about their faith? On today's broadcast, authors Randy Newman and Glenn Lucke tell Dennis Rainey how questions, when properly asked, can help to evangelize others....

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Eggs-treme Easter: Spreading the Gospel with Miss PattyCake

Easter time means egg-hunting time! Join children's entertainer, Miss PattyCake, as she tells Dennis Rainey about the fun children can have as they learn about Christ through FamilyLife's resource, Resurrection Eggs....

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Why Christian Kids Rebel

Family advocate Tim Kimmel, father of four and author of the book Why Christian Kids Rebel, defines what a prodigal is and explains why good kids go bad....

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Holly's Story: Reaching Teens for Christ

Cross Wind Productions Executive Director, Barbara Sundstrom, tells how she is using teens like today's guests, Amanda Gregory and Mitch Mitchell, to reach other teens with a message of hope portrayed through feature film like "Holly's Story."...

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Parenting Prodigals

Phil Waldrep, founder of Phil Waldrep Ministries in Trinity, Alabama, talks about how parenting requires forgiveness and unconditional love. ...

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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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Having a Vision For Your Family

Greg and Rhonda Gunn, developers of the "Family Vision Weekend" seminars, encourage parents to lay a foundation for future generations by crafting a family vision statement....

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Anchoring Your Family in Christ

How can you anchor your family to Christ for years after you’re gone? Best-selling author Steve Farrar encourages men to depend on God to help them sacrificially lead and love their families. As Steve reminds us, one man with vision can influence his family for generations to come. ...

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Christ and Your Family

Joe Stowell, president of Moody Bible Institute, explains how Christianity is more caught than taught....

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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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Letters to Lovers

Dennis Rainey sits down with Tom and Jeannie Elliff, parents of four children and nineteen grandchildren, to talk about marriage and parenting....

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How Children Raise Parents

How do you introduce your children to God? Dr. Dan Allender, President and Professor of Counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School, tells Dennis Rainey how his children are teaching him to walk more closely with God....

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