Parenting by Design

Chris and Michelle Groff share what they learned while their son was in drug rehab, and how they used this information to start their own ministry helping other parents.

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Popular author Emerson Eggerichs explains that one compelling desire of a mother is to connect to her son, and she can do that by what she says and how she says it. Eggerichs, along with author Ron Deal, share practical ways for moms to relate to and honor their sons....

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Lessons From a Father Who Was Always There

Crawford Loritts tells stories about his father's unyielding commitment to integrity, which he learned from his father, who learned it from his father. Loritts also talks about when King David was on his deathbed, charging his son Solomon to remember the most important things....

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Rick Rigsby talks about his late wife's battle with breast cancer and her eventual death. It was through those incredibly difficult days that he began remembering and cherishing his father's wisdom. Rigsby tells about his father, Roger Marion Rigsby, and the lessons of kindness and generosity he lea...

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Shaunti Feldhahn dares anyone having trouble with a relationship to be kind to that person for thirty days. She reminds us that expressing kindness goes a long way, especially in marriage. Ron Deal teams up with Feldhahn to talk about kindness and the stepfamily, helping us pinpoint our patterns of ...

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Sometimes the way to peace is through conflict. Christian counselor Lou Priolo encourages listeners not to shy away from conflict, but to face it head on, knowing that's the only way we can finally gain resolution and peace. Lou Priolo opens the Scriptures to Ephesians 4 to understand the benefits o...

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From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic moments from Dennis and Barbara Rainey over the last 25 years....

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Pilgrims. Who were they, really? Tracy McKenzie, professor of history at Wheaton College, and Barbara Rainey take us back to the 1600s to the village of Scrooby, the birthplace of a sect of the Puritans called the Pilgrims. It was here, they tell us, that the Pilgrims first planned their exodus from...

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All parents want their children to live smart, but how do they teach that value? Dan Dumas tells why the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. He shares his burden to see kids head in the right direction and find their purpose, which begins by teaching them to live a life of surrender. Dumas also ...

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Author and mother of two Karis Kimmel Murray explains that grace is giving something not necessarily deserved. Just like God, who often gives us what we need over what we like, parents are tasked with extending grace to their children. Murray illustrates what it's like to let grace define your relat...

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Do you feel like you're being graded for how your kids turn out? Author Melissa Spoelstra reminds parents they are not their children's report card, and if they measure their parenting by their children's behavior it will lead to disappointment and discouragement. Instead of worrying about how their...

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Kristen Welch tells how she and her husband nipped their child's entitlement mentality in the bud. Kristen gives seven reasons parents overindulge their children, which results in kids who feel entitled....

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Are your spending habits becoming a debt habit? Christian financial expert Ron Blue shares four biblical principles for building a healthy financial foundation for your family. Ron also talks to parents and students alike about the benefits of paying for college as you go rather than relying on stu...

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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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What is your goal as a parent? Author Brian Housman knows parents, like coaches, want to win at the end of the day, but what does that look like? For some parents it's obedience, but Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger goal—to see their children's hearts transformed into Christlikene...

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FamilyLife staff members John Majors and Michelle Hill talk about Passport2Identity™, a new resource created to answer the most pressing questions young men and women have about life's issues....

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Pediatrician and mother of six Meg Meeker talks about the powerful influence of fathers and the necessity of providing appropriate boundaries for their daughters. Meg fondly remembers her own father's attempts to protect her, and exhorts parents to affirm a daughter's character rather than her perfo...

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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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Parenting by Design

Chris and Michelle Groff recall the night friends awakened them at 2:30 a.m. to tell them their son had broken into their car. Shocked and confused by their son's behavior and revealed drug abuse, the Groffs realigned their priorities as a family. The Groffs share what they learned while their son w...

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Can sports be a healthy part of a young man's development? Sure! But only to an extent. Randy Stinson tells how his sports-loving family opted out of baseball for 18 months in order to stretch themselves in other ways: through mission trips and other gospel outreaches. Randy talks about the importan...

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November is the month for thankfulness. But it shouldn't stop there. Barbara Rainey encourages listeners to practice thankfulness all year long. Barbara recalls how she and Dennis prompted their own children to be thankful by initiating mealtime prayers, learning Scripture songs, and writing thank y...

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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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Pediatricians Dr. Den Trumbull and Dr. Michelle Cretella give parents sound advice for settling down little ones at bedtime. They also talk about the effects of screen time on children, and together they give moms and dads some sound advice for preparing their sons and daughters for adolescence....

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When it comes to your home, is God in charge? Author Michelle Anthony tells how her and her husband's fairy tale began to unravel on their honeymoon. Children then added a new layer of difficulty. How then does a family become spiritually and emotionally strong? Anthony reminds us that being healthy...

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Do you feel more like the household maid than the queen of her castle? When Kay Wills Wyma asked her son to clean his room and he replied that it was her job, she knew something had to change. Kay and her husband began a 12-month experiment with their five children, introducing a new chore each mo...

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Each word you speak takes root for good or bad in the hearts of those who hear it. Be careful what you sow. Wess Stafford, Compassion International President and author of the book, "Just a Minute," asks listeners to choose their words and actions wisely, especially when interacting with children, w...

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Are your sons fair game for the girls? Dennis Rainey addresses the very real problem of sexually aggressive girls. Rainey explains that, due to the rise of absent fathers today, many young women are looking for their emotional gas tanks to be filled by young men, and doing whatever it takes to get ...

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Dennis Rainey talks with guest Braxton Brady, a builder of boys at a Christian day school in Memphis where he is chaplain. Believing it's more dangerous to be comfortable than faithful, Braxton lives with his family in the inner city of Memphis, reaching out to the young boys in his neighborhood, ma...

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Tim Kimmel, founder and executive director of Family Matters, a ministry known for its work in educating, equipping and encouraging families, encourages parents to treat their children the way God treats His children - with grace....

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Does good parenting produce good kids and bad parenting produce bad kids? "Not necessarily," says Christian counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of the book When Good Kids Make Bad Choices. ...

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Tim Kimmel, Executive Director of Family Matters and author of the book Raising Kids for True Greatness, asks parents to consider whether or not they are raising their children for true greatness and influence or whether they're raising them to live a life marked by comfort and ease....

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