Back to School Tips with Barbara

It’s time to head back to school! Are your children prepared? Barbara Rainey encourages parents to be proactive with their children by covering the basics.

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Kristen Jenson talks about porn-proofing your children. Jenson remembers a phone call she received from a desperate mom whose teen had been sexually molesting his younger siblings after viewing porn. Jenson talks to parents about the dangers of porn and helps parents teach children what porn is and ...

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Answering Your Questions about Parenting

We live in a culture that is increasingly complex. There are no easy answers to your hard questions. FamilyLife President David Robbins and his wife Meg, team up with Dennis and Barbara Rainey to interact with listeners, and talk about the challenges facing moms and dads today....

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Before You Hit Send

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs encourages listeners to ask themselves four questions before saying and sending anything to another person: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it clear? Most of us think we communicate effectively using our devices. Dr. Eggerichs reminds us that the best communication ...

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Smartphones for Smart Families

Axis founder David Eaton encourages parents to talk to their kids about appropriate cell phone usage. Eaton reminds parents it's not so much about how to use the phone but why we use it. Eaton challenges parents to have four conversations with their kids before giving them a cell phone....

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The Art of Parenting: What Kids Need

Dennis and Barbara Rainey, co-authors of The Art of Parenting and parents of six, talk about the joys and hard work of parenting. Dennis shares a heartwarming story from when his daughter Deborah was a teenager. Through the week the Raineys will talk about what every child needs: relationships, char...

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Tech Savvy Parenting

When it comes to technology, are your kids light years ahead of you? Youth expert Brian Housman talks realistically to parents about engaging their kids around the topic of technology. Exhorting parents about their assignment from God to love and protect their kids, Brian reminds parents that techno...

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Reel to Real

Ted Baehr coaches parents on how to use discernment when choosing a movie for their families. Baehr encourages parents to be aware of their children's development and to research a film before heading to the theater. Baehr also talks about the role Christians have in making movies. He addresses pare...

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Raising Alien Children

As followers of Christ, we are aliens—this world is not our home. Jen Wilkin explains how our children's entire lifestyle should display Christ in sharp contrast to the unbelieving world around them. Wilkin introduces five areas in which our children can display their allegiance to God's kingdom....

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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",...

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Parents, Teens and Culture

David Eaton, cofounder of Axis—a non-profit ministry that seeks to help the next generation have lifelong faith by resourcing parents and faith leaders—and Melanie Mudge, director of content and certification at Axis, tell listeners why Christian kids are leaving the faith. They tell listeners h...

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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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Screens and Teens

How is screen time affecting your kids? Youth expert Dr. Kathy Koch examines how technology is shaping the way our kids think. We're seeing some children interacting with screens more than their parents, says Koch, and some teens are even becoming addicted to the internet or video games. Koch encour...

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Back to School Tips with Barbara

It's that time of year again! Will your children be prepared? Barbara Rainey, a mother of six and grandmother to many more, encourages parents to prepare their children for school, not just by buying them new shoes or backpacks, but also by teaching them how to respond should someone bully them. Par...

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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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From Santa to Sexting

Psychologist Dr. Brenda Hunter and her daughter, education columnist Kristen Blair, talk about the challenges parents of tweens face. Most concerning, they relate, is the bombardment of the media and it’s infringement on the life of the family and the life of their children. Hunter and Blair enco...

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Out of a Far Country

Sometimes getting from here to there isn’t a direct shot. Often the road God takes us on has unexpected twists and turns. Christopher Yuan, a professor at Moody Bible Institute, reflects back to the day when he finally “came out” to his parents and drove resolutely away. He proceeded to turn t...

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Pray Big for Your Family

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Online Predators

Parole officer Rick Woody was used to protecting the people but none of his training could prepare him for his own daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. Joining him is FBI agent Jerry Spurgers, who followed the case....

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How a Man Prays for His Family

John Yates, a father of five and rector of Falls Church Episcopal Church in Falls Church, VA, gives men some valuable tips for praying for their family....

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Turn Off the TV--FAST!

Dennis Rainey talks with Rebecca Hagelin, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation, about the impact of TV viewing on the family. Find out how fasting from TV for a time can benefit your family and draw you closer to the ones you love....

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Turn Off the TV and Pick Up a Book

Dennis Rainey talks with Mark Hamby, founder and president of Lamplighter Publishing, about unplugging the TV set and opening a good book instead. ...

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While They Were Sleeping

Pastor Gary Harrell and wife and mother of four, Anne Arkins, encourage parents to systematically pray for their children, and tell what happens when they begin beseeching the Lord on their children's behalf....

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John Reynolds, director of sales and marketing with TiVO, and Rebecca Hagelin, vice president of The Heritage Foundation, give some practical suggestions for making television viewing more family friendly....

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Playstation Nation

Kurt and Olivia Bruner, faculty of the Center for Strong Families and The Heritage Builders Association, talk with Dennis Rainey about the effects video gaming has on children. Find out how you can determine if your child has an addiction to video games....

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Internet Safety--Logged On and Tuned Out

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