Spiritual Life Coaching

Dennis Rainey talks with seminary students, preparing them for ministry life, marriage, and family.

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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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You Are Not Alone

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

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Rooted

Adoptive parents Paul and Robin Pennington talk about the hard realities of adoption. The Penningtons, who've adopted five children, including some with special needs, talk about ROOTED, an online training course they've developed that offers gospel-centered support for adoptive and foster families....

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The Real Root of All Problems

The character of a marriage is not set in the big moments, says author and counselor Paul David Tripp. It's found in the 10,000 little moments of everyday life. If our choices are all self-focused, then selfishness will destroy a marriage....

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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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First Year Marriage Surprises

Join us as we celebrate the first anniversary of Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth (formerly Nancy Leigh DeMoss). The Wolgemuths take a realistic look at their courtship and their first year together as husband and wife....

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25 Questions You're Afraid to Ask

Some things, like intimacy, are hard to discuss. Clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question she's asked most frequently: "What does God approve of?" Slattery says it can now be assumed that the average couple is dealing with porn, and many men and women are affected by sexual traum...

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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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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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An Untold Love Story

For Joni Tada, God has used more than four decades of confinement to a wheelchair to refine her character. And four decades of marriage to Ken has refined them into an exquisite portrait of God's fully sufficient grace....

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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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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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Smart Play When Facing the Unexpected

Jeff Kemp, former NFL quarterback, shares life lessons he learned from his years playing professional football....

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Hope Heals

Trials come in various shapes and sizes. It's how we respond to those trials that determine who we really are. After four years of a happily-ever-after marriage, Katherine Wolf endured a massive stroke and spent two years in the hospital and in rehab. Katherine, joined by her husband, Jay, shares ...

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Killing Spiders: Casting Out Fear From Your Marriage

Popular speaker and author Gary Thomas tells husbands and wives if you really want to love your spouse, you have to kill the things in your marriage that irritate your spouse or you will be disconnected in your marriage. Gary says you have to learn how to be open and transparent with each other if y...

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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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You and Me Forever

"Crazy Love" author Francis Chan and his wife, Lisa, are on an incredible marriage quest. The Chans are encouraging couples to go far beyond an average marriage, loving and living to the glory of God....

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Is It My Fault?

Domestic abuse encompasses many facets—emotional, financial, physical, and even sexual. Pastor Justin Holcomb explores this difficult topic from a compassionate, biblical worldview....

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Just Say the Word

Sam Ingrassia and his wife had hit a rough patch in their 37-year marriage. But it wasn’t until his wife’s startling comment that he began to wake up to the reality of their spiritual state. Sam tells Dennis Rainey how he and his wife began infusing new life into their marriage by praying togeth...

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The Marriage Prayer

How exactly do prayer and marriage relate to each other? David Delk, president of Man in the Mirror, shares how 68 simple words can change your marriage for the better....

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Two Hearts Praying as One

Prayer is an essential component of any healthy marriage, and this week we'll hear from three couples who've proven the power of prayer in their marriage. Join us as FamilyLife launches an exciting prayer initiative that will strengthen your marriage....

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The Missional Marriage

If your vision of missionary work involves travel to a distant land and life in a grass hut, Voddie Baucham says you may not yet grasp how encompassing mission really is. He says to learn to live your marriage as mission, right here and now....

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

Ever feel like quitting your life? Crystal Paine, founder of the personal finance blog, MoneySaving Mom," talks about the day she realized that she didn't have to do it all. Crystal tells how one little word, NO, revolutionized her life and gave her more time for the things that really mattered. ...

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Called to Adopt

Jon and Shelly Bergeron talk about their tentative trek into the world of adoption and speak frankly about the realities of adoption....

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Planning for Oneness

Are you intentional in your marriage? Steve and Candice Watters believe it's important to make plans as a couple. They share how taking time to plan and dream has benefited their marriage and has turned their hopes and wishes into a reality. They also encourage couples to be intentional about spendi...

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Caring for Carol

A marriage has to face big adjustments when a health issue threatens a spouse. Pastor Jim Garlow talks with Dennis Rainey about the ups and downs he and his wife, Carol, have had to make since she was first diagnosed with cancer five years ago. ...

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The Vow

A chance meeting can sometimes lead you to the love of your life. That certainly was the case for Kim and Krickitt Carpenter as they got to know each other over the phone when Kim called to order uniforms for his baseball team. More calls followed, and soon they were meeting in person. It wasn’t ...

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Trusting God While Treating Cancer

Thanksgiving Day 2009 is forever etched in the mind of Lauren Chandler. That's the day her husband, pastor Matt Chandler, experienced a series of violent seizures that marked the beginning of Matt's two-year battle with brain cancer. Listen to an exclusive interview and update with Matt and Lauren C...

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When the Bottom Drops Out

Rhonda had lost her husband to cancer. Rhonda's pastor and her husband's best friend, Rob Bugh, had also recently lost a spouse to cancer. Even in the midst of grief, a love for each other started to grow, and eventually grew into a blended family. Ron Deal joins Rob and Rhonda Bugh as they explo...

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Couples in the Bible

Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth describe the stories from their favorite couples in the Bible, and relate how we can learn from the trials others have faced....

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The Respect Dare

Nina Roesner wasn't happy in her marriage. As God grew her in her relationship with her husband as she began to realize that she had to communicate her needs, rather than expecting her spouse to read her mind, and that learning to respect her husband was the first step in learning to love him well....

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Say it Loud!

Author and FamilyLife marriage conference speaker Robyn McKelvy, along with her husband, Ray, explain why being a wife is a whole lot like being a cheerleader. Robyn and Ray also, tell you how to build up your husband through encouragement. Robyn explains that as your husband receives encouragement,...

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Alone in Marriage

Susie Larson recounts the one-sided season of loneliness in her marriage....

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Pray Big for Your Family

Pastor Will Davis and his wife Susie talk about praying big....

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Treasures in the Dark

Andy and Nikki Bray, directors of FamilyLife New Zealand, talk to Dennis Rainey. ...

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The Refuge of Faith

Well-known Christian psychologist Gary Oliver tells how God's faithfulness carried him through dark days....

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Finding Freedom From Domestic Abuse

Nancy Murphy, the Executive Director of Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center, talks about the domestic abuse she endured at the hands of her former husband. Joining her is Dr. Dan Allender. ...

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The Power of a Praying Couple

Have you ever prayed that God would change your spouse? You’re not alone. Today on the broadcast, accomplished songwriter Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, a Grammy-winning record producer, tell how prayer revolutionized their marriage. ...

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Moments Together for Couples

Dennis Rainey encourages couples to draw closer to each other and God....

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The Family Manifesto: God's Truth About Marriage

Dennis Rainey talks about the importance of the Word of God in a couple's home and marriage....

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Finding Refuge: Escaping the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

Just how prevalent is domestic abuse in our culture? What about in the church? Bob and Dennis talk with Debi Pryde and retired Green Bay, Wisconsin, detective Sergeant Donald Stewart about understanding and responding to this issue....

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Marriage Makeover

Just like your car engine, every marriage needs a check-up from time to time. Dr. George Kenworthy, author of the book Marriage Makeover: Minor Touch ups to Major Renovations, about calling on God to strengthen and renew your marriage....

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You Can Grow a Spiritually Strong Family

A rose won’t grow into the beautiful flower it was meant to be without a little nourishment. Neither will our family’s spiritual life. Dennis Rainey talks about growing a spiritually strong family....

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The Problem of Life with God

Does your life feel as if it's spinning out of control? Today on the broadcast, author and pastor Tommy Nelson searches the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about God's hand in the affairs of men....

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