Letting Go

Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert address the topic of rebellion and expand the idea of a prodigal to include anyone who’s straying.

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Letting Go

Pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert address the weighty topic of rebellion and expand the idea of a prodigal to include not only our children, but anyone who's straying. They remind us that we are all are born wayward and need God's grace and forgiveness. Harvey and Gilbert give wise advice on lovi...

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Good Mood, Bad Mood

What is bipolar disorder? Dr. Charles Hodges explains the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Hodges recalls the first time he ever met someone who was bipolar, and Bob Lepine talks about his own father, who struggled with this diagnosis. Dr. Hodges also explains the difference between depressio...

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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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Smart Love

In order to manage what you feel, you need to be able to understand why you're feeling it, explains authors and counselors David and Jan Stoop. You can manage your feelings by disciplining your thoughts and by understanding the language of emotions....

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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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Fear and Faith

Does fear plague you? Trillia Newbell, director of Community Outreach for the Southern Baptist Convention, talks about her long battle with fear. Newbell talks about the death of her father, and the fear she had of displeasing her husband. Newbell reminds believers to take every thought captive, and...

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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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Healing the Wounded Heart

Sexual abuse is impacting more lives than we know. Dan Allender, one of the leading experts on sexual abuse and a victim of abuse himself, reminds listeners that in order for there to be healing and freedom from the past, the victim must acknowledge there’s been a wounding. Dan tells victims of ab...

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Breathe

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

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Pure Eyes, Clean Heart

Craig and Jen Ferguson talk openly about Craig's battle with pornography. Find out what Craig did to break this stronghold in his life. Also hear Jen coach other wives who may be facing a similar situation in their marriage....

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When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography

Pornography is hurting a lot of marriages. Vicki Tiede recalls finding inappropriate magazines. Distraught and pregnant, she sought help from her pastor and recommitted her life and her marriage to Christ. After years with his addiction she realized that his behavior wasn’t going to stop. Taking t...

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The Dark Hole of Depression

Tommy Nelson, the pastor of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas, along with his wife, Teresa, talk about his recent bout with clinical depression that left him feeling numb and confused....

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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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Wellness for the Glory of God

Are you aging well? Dr. John Dunlop, a doctor of geriatrics in Connecticut, explains what it means to age well in all spheres of life--physical, mental, social, financial and emotional. While mounting losses make it more difficult to think about the blessings we do have, Dr. Dunlop advises patients ...

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Shelterwood

Do you have a child that's out of control? We want you to know there's hope. Jim Subers, President of Shelterwood, a residential facility for teens ages 13-18, explains why it's getting more and more difficult to raise children today. Jim tells parents how they can know when their child needs profes...

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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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All In

Michael and Hayley DiMarco, CEOs and founders of Hungry Planet, talk about Michael's descent into a gambling addiction and the felony that finally got his attention and turned his life around....

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What Do You Think of Me?

Our desire to be loved runs deep. Biblical counselor Ed Welch explains that our desire for love isn't evil, but that in some instances we want it too much; so much so, in fact, that we can be controlled by what others think. During adolescence we call this peer pressure, but we all struggle with it ...

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The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

Are you in an emotionally destructive relationship? Would you know if you were? Licensed clinical social worker Leslie Vernick talks about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother and lists some of the tell-tale signs of an emotionally abusive relationship. Leslie also talks about changi...

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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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Picking Up the Pieces

Live long enough, and someone will likely break your heart. Author and biblical counselor Lou Priolo talks about the emotions people feel as they struggle with a broken heart....

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Beautiful Nate

Parenting a prodigal isn’t easy. Dennis Mansfield knows. His son, Nate, started experimenting with marijuana as a teen and eventually became addicted to heroin in his twenties. Dennis talks about his hopes and love for his son, despite his rebellion and eventual incarceration. Praying jail time w...

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Undaunted

God works everything for good, and so it seems when life is easy. But it’s much harder to swallow when life couldn’t get worse. Josh McDowell reminisces about growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, and talks about the sexual abuse he endured for eight years at the hands of a man hired to ...

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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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A Healing Marriage

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

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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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At the Crossroads on Addictions

Ed Welch shares what he's learned about addiction and talks about how to love someone struggling under the weight of an addiction....

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Hidden Joy

Author Wendy Blight talks candidly about the rape that threatened to keep her a prisoner of fear. Find out how she conquered her fears, and how you can, too, by meditating on the Word of God....

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Parenting Heart to Heart

Dennis Rainey talks with Family Ministries director Reb Bradley about building better relationships with your kids....

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Undefiled

Hear Harry Schaumburg explain how sexual addiction can be overcome with God's ever-present help....

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Fear to Freedom

Rosemary Trible looks back on the rape that 35 years ago stole her joy and catapulted her into fear, shame and guilt. ...

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Life in Spite of Me

Kristen Jane Anderson laid down on the railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train - and lived to tell about it....

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When the Hurt Runs Deep

Where do you turn when you're in pain? Kay Arthur, founder of Precept Ministries, has good news for those who are grieving, broken, or disappointed; healing is available through Jesus Christ. Kay encourages listeners to get acquainted with the God who loves them by studying and meditating on His W...

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Blame It on the Brain

Is there a link between chemical imbalances and the way we behave? Biblical counselors Ed Welch and David Powlison explain the theories behind brain chemistry and tell what imbalances are and aren't responsible for....

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Rid of My Disgrace

Pastor Justin Holcomb, a sexual abuse victim himself, explains how God turns our disgrace into grace....

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Shattered

Imagine hiding a secret for 21 years. That's how long Bill Harbeck was married before he told his wife about his past sexual abuse. Sexual abuse survivor Bill Harbeck talks about the idyllic life he led as a child of the 50's and 60's and the predator that gradually cornered him into a web of lies a...

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Overcoming Emotions that Destroy

What do you do with your anger? Pastor Chip Ingram talks about the three most common ways of dealing with anger: leaking it out slowly, stuffing it inside, and spewing it out all over everyone around you. Chip Ingram also looks at the way Jesus dealt with his anger and gives some practical advice f...

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False Intimacy

Dr. Harry Schaumburg, a licensed therapist specializing in sexual addiction, explains what a sexual addiction is and points out the difference between false intimacy and real intimacy....

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Winning the Drug War at Home

Authors Melody Carlson and Kathy Pride share the emotional stories of their son's battle with drugs. ...

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Love to Eat, Hate to Eat

Christian counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of the book "Love to Eat, Hate to Eat," talks about the pleasures of eating, and warns us not to make food our Savior or a salve for our discontent. She also explains how we can take a biblical approach to food....

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Celebrating Recovery

Dennis Rainey talks with Bob and Karrie Wood, leaders of the Celebrate Recovery Ministry at Fellowship Bible Church in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bob and Karrie tell their separate stories, and also how they put their faith in Christ. With God's power and love, their addictions to drugs, alcohol, pornog...

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