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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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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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(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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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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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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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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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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Honor Your Father and Mother

Dennis Rainey tells why keeping the fifth commandment to honor our parents is so important, and talks about two of the most valuable gifts our parents are longing to receive from us: forgiveness and honor. Dennis Rainey recalls a few stories people have shared about the transformation that took plac...

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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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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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In-Laws, Mates, and Money

Pastor and author Tommy Nelson shares five things every man and woman needs to remember about relating to in-laws, and gives couples advice about handling money after marriage....

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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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Spiritual Life Coaching

Did you know that there's a mistress flirting around your pastor's door? The mistress's name? Ministry. Dennis Rainey speaks to pastors about how they can avoid this marriage-destroying trap. He also alerts us to the dangers of what he calls "terrorism of the soul" as he explores the toxic effects o...

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Parenting With Kingdom Purpose

How are you molding your children spiritually? Ken Hemphill, former President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about raising children who are spiritually grounded. Find out what the real key is to raising godly children on today's broadcast. Ken also points out the characteristic...

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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 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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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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Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers

A grandfather and his grandchildren. The thought conjures up a sweet picture of love to most. Award-winning author Leslie Leyland Fields recalls the first time she packed up her six kids and traveled from Alaska to Florida to visit her estranged father. She had prepared them not to expect much; afte...

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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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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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Your Marriage Matters

You're marriage is good, right? But how intentional are you about the legacy you and your wife are leaving with your marriage? Dennis Rainey shares of the importance of leaving a godly legacy to your family....

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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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Never Walk Away

Pastor Crawford Loritts talks about the power of leaving a godly legacy. ...

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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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Putting Your Parents in Proper Perspective

You've loved them, you've hated them, and sometimes you didn't understand them at all. Who are they? Your parents, of course! Dennis Rainey helps you put your parents in proper perspective....

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The Forgotten Commandment

Hear some memorable tributes from Andrew Palau, Jani Ortlund, Crawford Loritts, and others pulled from the FamilyLife Today archives....

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Leaving a Legacy of Destiny

It's easy to spot today’s problems--disintegration of the family, divorce, crime, and loss of core values like integrity and trust. What’s more difficult is to find solutions to these issues. Pastor and author Crawford Loritts’ two-pronged solution is both simple and novel. First, live out ...

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The Joy of a Big Family

Dennis Rainey, a father of six, talks with parents of 12, Bill and Pam Mutz, about the joy and challenges of raising a large family. ...

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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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Tributes at Church

Pastor John Guest, Women’s Ministry Director Susan LeCornu, and Women’s Leadership Council member Vickie Case, all members of Christ Church at Grove Farm, talk about what they witnessed in their personal lives and in their congregation when mothers and fathers are honored by their children....

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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 Approach to Family Planning

Dennis Rainey talks with Dr. Bill Cutrer, an OB-GYN and Professor of Christian Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and Dr. Mark Povich, an advocate of Natural Family Planning who practices family medicine in Michigan, about the spiritual issues men and women need to ...

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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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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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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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Parenting is Your Highest Calling and Other Parenting Myths

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

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The Profound Power of a Legacy

What kind of legacy will you leave someday?  We all leave a legacy behind, either for good or bad.  Dennis Rainey talks about three points related to leaving a legacy:  it's not about you, but God, sin's mark on each legacy, and the steps of faith and sacrifice that make up each legacy....

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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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Start Your Family

Isn't it time you started your family? If you've been dodging those questions from family and friends, then join us when Steve and Candice Watters, authors of the book Start Your Family, recall their early years of marriage and the fears and anxieties that led them to postpone starting a family rig...

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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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The Three Gifts of Honor

Dennis Rainey tells how you can give your parents the gift of honor....

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Tribute Stories: Honoring Mom and Dad

Various guests read tributes to their mothers and fathers....

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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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Just in Case I Can't Be There

Every father intends to have a heart-to-heart talk with his sons about the important things of life. Dennis Rainey talks with Dr. Ron Mehl, a pastor, father, and author of the book Just in Case I Can't Be There, about passing on a legacy of truth to the next generation. Mehl, who battled cancer for ...

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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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The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Bryan Carter, the senior pastor at Concord Missionary Baptist Church in Dallas, and his wife, Stephanie, tell Dennis Rainey how Bryan struggled to mend his strained relationship with his father by writing him a special tribute. ...

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Living Your Legacy

Crawford Loritts, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Georgia, explains four characteristics of excellent leaders....

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Genesis of a Legacy

What kind of legacy are you leaving to your children? In this series Answers in Genesis founder Ken Ham talks to Dennis Rainey about the importance of leaving a spiritual legacy to your children....

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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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