25 Years of Radio: A Wife’s Role

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on marriage from featured guest experts over the last 25 years.

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25 Years of Radio: A Wife's Role

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on marriage from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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20 Marriage Lessons From 44 Years

Dennis and Barbara Rainey share insight into 20 things they learned about marriage in their 44 years together....

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Love Unending

Want to move your marriage off the back burner? Author and blogger Becky Thompson challenges wives to remember their courtship and do the things they did back then in order to see their marriages thrive. Thompson recalls how she met and then married her husband, Jared. After initially being disappoi...

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My Life as a So-Called Submissive Wife

Sara Horn talks about the ups and downs of her year trying to practice biblical submission. Find out what she learned about herself, and God's idea of submission, during her twelve months participating in this interesting experiment....

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Marriage & the Mystery of the Gospel

Pastor and author Ray Ortlund explains how his eyes were opened anew as he began to study Genesis 1-2 and answer the question, “Why does marriage matter?” Human marriage is a great mystery that has the aroma of Christ all over it, and that’s why Satan hates it. ...

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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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Expressing Love Without Touching

Dave and Ann Wilson walk through an acrostic built around the word "touch." They offer helpful ways for husbands and wives to communicate love through non-sexual touch. They share stories about their failures and successes....

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Girl Defined

Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird explain why they don't allow the culture to define who they are, but look to the Scriptures to help them fulfill their roles as nurturers, helpers, and life-givers. Kristen and Bethany Baird recall their adventure into fashion modeling. What they discovered i...

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25 Years of Radio: Romance and Intimacy

From the FamilyLife Today vault, we've pulled some classic audio of guests talking about romance and intimacy from the last 25 years. Bill and Vonette Bright tell the story of their wedding day. Juli Slattery mentions the need for the church to be more open about discussing biblical sexuality....

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Men Who Love Fierce Women

LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner take us back to their honeymoon, where poor communication skills, combined with hurt feelings, set a pattern that would lead them to bitterness and isolation. With their marriage problems seemingly irreparable, LeRoy decided to step down from his pastorate, causing Kimberly...

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Grace Filled Marriage

Do you show your spouse grace? Grace, according to authors Tim and Darcy Kimmel, is giving someone what they desperately need, but don't especially deserve. FamilyLife speakers Tim and Darcy know what it means to give and receive grace, and share some grace moments from their own marriage. Tim and D...

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Not in the Mood

"Not tonight, dear." Maybe you're someone who has said that too much or heard it too often. Robyn McKelvey, a wife to Ray for over 25 years and a mother of nine, talks honestly to women about enjoying and thriving in a sexual relationship with their husbands....

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Affirming Your Husband's Leadership

Barbara Rainey helps wives understand that a husband is designed to be the leader of the home, and a wife is called to follow him. Much like a dancer working with her partner to create a beautiful dance, a wife needs to know what to say, how to say it, and discern the best timing....

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9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage

How we think influences how we act. Author and blogger Sheila Wray Gregoire lays out nine thoughts that will change the way you look at your marriage. Gregorie shares what she's learned in over 20 years of marriage....

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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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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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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 Fruitful Wife

Marriage wasn't going well for Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Although they were deeply in love, their differences were igniting a host of arguments and misunderstandings. The DiMarcos talk about their early years of marriage beginning with their disappointing honeymoon to the end of their first year w...

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Fear Factor

Fear is one of the core things that gets families "stuck." Ron Deal tells couples how to break out of the fear cycle, and rest in the sovereignty and power of God. Ron explains that when you face your own fear and pride first, that opens the door to love and peace in your marriage....

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The Powerful Influence of Humility

When future King David was angry and bent on personal revenge, one woman stood between him and personal disaster. Lysa TerKeurst shares how Abigail's humble intervention rescued David from disaster. If you are having buyer's remorse about the man you married, Lysa TerKeurst has some simple yet profo...

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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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I Take You

What really happens when you say "I do"? Pastor Alistair Begg tells what the Bible teaches about what is really going on during a marriage ceremony. Alistair explains how a couple is now purposefully, wonderfully, gloriously, intimately, dutifully, legally, personally, unconditionally, and affecti...

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God's Design for Man and Woman

What did God have in mind when he made each of us a man or a woman? Professors Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger take us all the way back to the book of Genesis to discover God's original intent for men and women....

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The Accidental Feminist

Would you call yourself a feminist? Growing up with three brothers, Courtney Reissig believed she could do anything boys could do and tried her hardest to prove it. Saturating herself in feminist theory in college, Courtney felt conflicted. Although she really liked guys, she didn't have a strong de...

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The Power of A Wife's Affirmation

Women and men are different, right? Ann Wilson punctuates that obvious point with a resounding "YES" as she exhorts wives on a recent Love Like You Mean It® cruise to use the power of their femininity to build up their husbands....

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Pulling Back the Shades

Why all the hype about Fifty Shades of Grey? Is Fifty Shades of Grey just an intriguing story, or something much more dangerous? With its dark overtones, why are so many Christian women being drawn to it? Here to answer those questions and more are Dannah Gresh, cofounder of Pure Freedom, and clinic...

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God's Purpose for Marriage

The culture is frequently undermining the importance of an intact family—mom, dad, and all the kids living together. But even secular sociologists acknowledge the fact that the stability of an intact family has a far-reaching ripple effect on the surrounding community. Dr. Al Mohler, president of ...

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The Best Gifts for Wives and Husbands

What are some of the greatest gifts a husband and wife can give each other? Crawford Loritts shares some of the most important things a husband needs from his wife. Karen Loritts shares some very important things a husband can do for his wife that will make her feel cherished, and will ultimately s...

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What Every Husband and Wife Needs to Know

Are roles in marriage really necessary? Dr. Robert Lewis lists the various symptoms that result when marital roles are non-existent or poorly defined. Dr. Lewis also encourages men to boldly lead their families. Find out the three best things a man can do to fill the leadership role at home....

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Fun Loving You

Would you call your marriage fun? Pastor Ted Cunningham reflects on his fun-loving engagement and marriage to his bride of 17 years, Amy, but admits that the early years of matrimony weren't without their challenges. Ted talks about the difficulty he had of opening his heart to his wife, especially...

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One of Us Must Be Crazy

Are you and your spouse as different as night and day? If so, you're not alone. Polar opposites Tim and Joy Downs laugh as they recall their differences and remind couples that God can use those "very different characteristics" in your spouse to mold and shape you in a beautiful way. They discuss ho...

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Three Essentials for Every Married Woman

Every day, married women have a myriad of choices for spending their day. Barbara Rainey discusses three essentials for every married woman--being a woman of the Word, being a helper to her husband, and being women who are world-changers....

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Surprising Secrets of Highly Happy Marriage

When Shaunti Feldhahn set out to uncover the secrets to a happy marriage, she had no idea what she would find. But what she did discover might surprise you. One of the biggest reasons attributing to a husband or wife's happiness, she says, is when they believe their spouse cares about them, and the ...

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Grace Filled Marriage

Do you show your spouse grace? Grace, according to authors Tim and Darcy Kimmel, is giving someone what they desperately need, but don’t especially deserve. FamilyLife speakers Tim and Darcy know what it means to give and receive grace, and share some grace moments from their own marriage. Tim an...

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Having a Marriage Without Regrets

What does it take to make a marriage really work? Tim Keller, pastor of Redeemer Church in New York City, dives into the tricky areas of marital communication, conflict resolution and forgiveness....

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What Makes a Marriage Distinctively Christian?

Are you in a Christian marriage? Bob Lepine outlines the basis of marriage....

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Lasting Love

Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Alistair Begg about the solemnity of the marriage vows. ...

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For the Love of Christ

Pastor Voddie Baucham explains the benefits of headship, which includes sacrifice, suffering and death to self. ...

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Enhancing Your Marriage

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Is that all there is?” If so, you’re not alone. Bible study teacher Judy Rossi also asked herself that question just a few years after marrying the man of her dreams. Hear how Judy came to Christ, and how her faith commitment changed her life and her marri...

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31 Days to a Happy Husband

Author Arlene Pellicane shares three things that spell respect to her husband: sexual intimacy, letting him lead, and praise. She also tells why having fun and doing activities with your spouse builds the relationship and opens doors of communication....

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Love Like You Mean It: A Cruise with a Purpose

Hear excerpts from some of the key talks from the 2013 Love Like You Mean It Cruise. ...

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For Men and Women Only

There’s no denying that men and women are different. But do you realize HOW different? Author Shaunti Feldhahn talks to Dennis Rainey about some of the biggest revelations she discovered while doing research for her books, “For Men Only,” and “For Women Only.” Shaunti Feldhahn walks women ...

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Fierce Women

Would others call your personality fierce? Kimberly Wagner passionately loved Christ and lived life boldly. And when she met and married LeRoy that didn’t change. What did change was LeRoy’s feelings for her after years of her belittling remarks and angry outbursts. Their marriage seemed hopeles...

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Do Christians Have it Wrong on Sexuality?

Addressing a culture confused with sexual ambiguity, Bob Lepine takes us back to the very beginning, reviewing what did, and did not happen in God's creation of man, woman, marriage, and sex. ...

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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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Men and Women: Enjoying the Difference

Does your spouse think you’re selfish? Best-selling author Dr. Larry Crabb focuses on the number #1 enemy of marriage – selfishness. Crabb explains that in order to love our spouse well, we must die to ourselves and our own needs and wants, and focus on the needs of our spouse. ...

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40 lessons from 40 years

As Dennis Rainey reflects on 40 years of marriage to his wife Barbara, he shares his top 40 most important lessons he has learned....

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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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Living and Loving Your Role in Marriage

Pastor Paul Sheppard, popular speaker for "Enduring Truth", a popular daily radio program, gives men some practical pointers for living out their roles as husbands. ...

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Redeeming Relationships

Rich Rollins, the executive pastor at Valley Bible Church in Hercules, CA, talks to Dennis Rainey about the inevitable threat of conflict that every relationship faces....

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What's Submission Got to Do With It?

Cindy Easley talks about the real workings of submission, and why it really is that important in a Christian marriage....

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Loving Your Man Without Losing Your Mind

Susie Davis, author of Loving Your Man Without Losing Your Mind, talks about the magic ingredient that every man needs from his wife to be truly happy. ...

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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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Cupidity: 50 Stupid Things People Do for Love

Michael and Hayley DiMarco explain how stupid attempts at love happen when you're dating and also when you're married. ...

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Your Interculturual Marriage

Marla Alupoaicei talks about the reality of being in an intercultural marriage....

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Al Mohler on Marriage

Dr. Al Mohler provides a concise and challenging analysis of marriage's role as a foundation stone of civilization....

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Sacred Influence

Gary Thomas talks with Dennis Rainey about what men most need from their wives. ...

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Beautiful Womanhood: A Biblical, Practical Guide for Wives

After years of disillusionment in her marriage, find out how Sandy Ralya found freedom and hope. ...

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What Husbands Wish Their Wives Knew About Men

Bob Lepine cracks the masculine code book for women at a recent True Woman conference. ...

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Seven Reasons Why God Created Marriage

Pastor James Ford shares some thoughts about marriage from God's perspective. ...

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Sharing the Love and Laughter

The drift toward isolation in marriage is common to every marriage, whether you're selling insurance in Indiana, serving in ministry, or working in Hollywood as an actor. Hear from Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, and find out how God drew them back together. ...

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Marriage Matters

Winston Smith teaches change is found when we choose to lay aside our own needs for the sake of our spouse....

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A Woman's Role

Barbara Rainey and Mary Kassian share about a woman's role in marriage. Barbara Rainey shares lessons about marriage she has learned as a result of the simple decision to take dancing lessons. Mary Kassian discovered how the roots of feminism had found their way into her own heart, and how the Wor...

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Your Mate: God's Perfect Gift

Hear the many benefits to “leaving and cleaving” in marriage from pastor and marriage expert Crawford Loritts. ...

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Made for Each Other

Imagine a baseball team where nobody wanted to play his position. This week on the broadcast, Dr. Bryan Chapell, author of Each For the Other, tells how a winning team in marriage consists of a husband and wife each playing his/her respective role in the family. ...

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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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Liberating Submission

Submission means hope, help, holy and free. Author Bunny Wilson tells how submission helps marriage thrive. ...

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Married to a High Energy Man

What is it like being married to a high energy man like Dennis Rainey or Josh McDowell? Find out by listening to the experts--their wives, Dottie and Barbara. ...

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Becoming One: God's Blueprints For Marriage

Dennis Rainey explains what it means to become one with your spouse. ...

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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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For Women Only

Best-selling author and newspaper columnist, Shaunti Feldhahn takes you beneath the surface into the inner lives of men. With results from a national survey and interviews of over 1,000 men, you will discover eye-opening revelations that will help you understand how to love your man for who he is!...

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Biblical Portrait of Womanhood, A

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God's Plan for Oneness

Jeff Schulte, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Franklin, Tennessee talks earnestly to couples about God's perfect plan for joining two hearts into one....

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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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A Heart-to-Heart Talk with Wives

Author Cindy Easley gives wives practical pointers for understanding their husbands....

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Damsels in Distress

Martha Peace, author of the Christian bestseller The Excellent Wife, sheds some light on a woman's weakness for gossip and manipulation....

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Finding HomeBuilders

Looking for a way to improve communication in your marriage? In this series, Dennis Rainey talks with Christian singer and songwriter Sara Groves, and her husband/manager, Troy, about the impact the HomeBuilders Couples Series had on their marriage....

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Your Sacred Marriage

What if God designed marriage to make us holy rather than happy? You'll want to join us today when Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Marriage, tells how God uses marriage to conform us to His image....

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Seven Conflicts of Marriage

How do you approach conflict? Join us for today's broadcast when Dennis Rainey, a husband now for some 25 plus years, talks with authors Tim and Joy Downs about the source of marital conflicts. Don't miss it!...

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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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Rekindling the Romance

Love can be expressed in many ways. Dennis and Barbara Rainey give timeless ideas for loving your lover....

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Understanding and Honoring Your Wife

Dennis Rainey talks pointedly to men about understanding and honoring their wives....

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Stepping Up to Manhood

There is confusion today about the meaning of manhood. Dennis Rainey calls men to step up and be real men--strong, purposeful and spiritual. Barbara Rainey also talks frankly to women about five things that hinder, and five things that encourage their husbands toward manhood....

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Applied Masculinity

God intends men to provide, teach, connect, and protect. Author and pastor Stu Weber exposes the misunderstanding the culture has about manhood and points us to Christ in order to define a man's true value. Stu also calls men to follow in Christ's footsteps and love their wives and children passio...

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