Hardwired for Awe

Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do.

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Humble Roots

Hannah Anderson tells of a season when the stress and anxiety of daily living kept her up at night. Anderson realized that leaning into Christ and learning humility was the key to finding peace. Anderson and Barbara Rainey talk about the need for humility as they seek to live within the boundaries ...

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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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Daring to Hope

By age 23, Katie Davis Majors had become the mother to 13 adopted daughters. Majors tells how God surprised her with her husband, Benji, and reveals what God has shown her while walking through pain and hardship....

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Dangerous Territory

As a child, Amy Peterson read tales of brave missionaries and longed to serve God in an extraordinary way, too. Peterson tells how she tried to satisfy her sense of wanderlust by serving as a teacher in Southeast Asia. During her time there she also saw her thinking change....

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The Broken Way

Best-selling author Ann Voskamp talks about the blessing of thanking God in the hard times. She reminds us that God loves us in and through our brokenness, and it is from that place of brokenness that we can give thanks most powerfully. Voskamp also talks about the thrill of "giving it forward." Wh...

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Focusing Christmas on Christ

There's more to the holidays than just baking cookies and shopping. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane remind listeners that Christmas is the perfect time to tell others about Jesus, especially your children....

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A Meaningful Christmas

Ready or not, here they come! The holidays, that is. Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries tell how they plan on preparing their homes, and their hearts, for Christmas. Rainey and Dries discuss fun ideas to help keep the holidays meaningful, and keep Christ at the center of your family...

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Introducing The Museum of the Bible

A special broadcast from the grand opening of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. with U.S. Senator Ben Sasse and the president of Hobby Lobby, Steve Green....

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25 Years of Radio: Influential Voices

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content from some influential guests over the last 25 years....

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A Personal Visit with Chuck Swindoll

Dennis Rainey chats with Chuck Swindoll, senior pastor of Stonebriar Community Church and former president of Dallas Theological Seminary....

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The Creation Museum

Ken Ham talks about growing up in Australia with parents who loved God's Word and His people. Ham describes how his father's love for God motivated him to build a quality museum that teaches the truth about God's creation. After extensive research, a world-class facility was built that allows visito...

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Choosing a Life That Matters

Every day we make decisions that impact our lives. What kind of decision are you making today? For years Dennis Rainey has been sharing seven principles to live life by. Find out why seeking God is the beginning of it all. Dennis Rainey shares his thoughts on seven decisions you'll never regret....

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Getting A New You

Ephesians 4 teaches that, for those of us who are in Christ, we are not stuck in our old way of life, wallowing in our brokenness. But coming out of it doesn't happen automatically. We must embrace the process by putting off the old way of life and putting on who we are in Christ. Tim Lundy, lead pa...

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Cold-Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace, a cold-case homicide detective, and his wife, Susie, tell how he applied his investigative skills to his study of the Bible, sure he could prove it wrong. To his amazement, the witness accounts set forth in the Gospels seemed compellingly true and trustworthy. The Wallaces explain...

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Live Smart

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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Grace Based Discipline

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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Navigating Public Schools

Former educator Stephen Williams talks about his journey to faith. Now 16 years after embracing Christianity, Williams challenges parents to be proactive and exercise their faith in the public school system in order to be salt and light to the next generation....

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Total Family Makeover

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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Do Your Children Believe?

Terence Chatmon's wife, Wanda, brought up her concern that their children weren't prepared to defend their faith after high school. So Chatmon sought to develop a plan to help his family come to love and serve Christ always but in generations to come. Find out how Chatmon introduced this plan to his...

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Building Hope

What started out as a one-house remodeling project has blossomed into a passion and a calling for Dan Wallrath. Hear how God grabbed his heart to help the men and women who have served our country....

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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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Risky Faith

Emotionally and physically depleted author Susan Yates whispered "Help me, Lord," and was surprised by the words God spoke to her heart. Her solution, she realized, was to get to know how big God was. Yates talks about making a conscious choice to trust God each moment of the day. Yates, a mother of...

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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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Unraveling the Messiah Mystery

Lent was originally intended as a kind of Advent for Easter. Barbara Rainey wants families to experience the awe and mystery surrounding Easter. She describes a resource to be used during Lent, that highlights "clues" from the Old Testament that identify the Messiah....

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Befriend

Author Scott Sauls encourages believers to pursue those who are different from us. Sauls reminds us that Jesus befriended prodigals and Pharisees, sinners and outcasts. Believers are most like Him when we follow His lead into unknown territory, loving people who are not like us....

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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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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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If I Could Do it All Again

What would you do if you could do life all over again? What lessons have you learned in life? What's your favorite memory? John Gauger posed these questions and more to many top Christian leaders: Kay Arthur, Tony Evans, Ravi Zacharias, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, and more....

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The Ology

What is theology? Pastor Marty Machowski explains that because theology is the study of God, theology is for everyone, including our kids. Machowski's book of systematic theology delivers the truths of Scripture in pint-sized lessons parents and children will love and understand....

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Celebrating Advent

Dennis and Barbara Rainey and their daughter Laura reflect on Christmases past and the traditions they shared. Barbara Rainey also offers some simple suggestions to help parents highlight the season of Advent....

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Gathering Together

Thanksgiving is the day we officially set aside to gather with family and friends to praise God for His blessings. Barbara Rainey shares fresh ideas to help families focus on being fully present with one another as they gather at the Thanksgiving table....

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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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Unshaken: He Is the Stability of Our Times

Life is uncertain. How can we walk in confidence when the culture is continually changing? Dennis and Barbara Rainey remind listeners that regardless of what they're facing, Jesus is still the rock and firm foundation. The Raineys coach parents on how to teach their children to be anxious for nothin...

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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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None Like Him

How well do you know God? Jen Wilkins, author of "None Like Him," talks about the attributes of God. Wilkins reminds listeners that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom....

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The Beauty of Intolerance

Christians are often accused of being intolerant, but did you know that God is intolerant too? Best-selling author and speaker Josh McDowell talks about the beauty of intolerance. McDowell exposes the myth of tolerance and reminds us that there are all kinds of things we shouldn't be tolerant of lik...

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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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Sticky Faith for Stepfamilies

About half of young people drift from God and church after they graduate. Is there anything parents can do to prevent this spiritual slide? From the 2015 Blended and Blessed Summit, Youth expert Kara Powell talks about three phrases parents can implement that are especially helpful in building "stic...

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How You Always Meant to Parent

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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Transforming Desire

Seminary Professors Heath Lambert and Denny Burk take a look at the topic of homosexual desire and identity through the lens of the Bible. Lambert and Burk remind us that sin has broken each and every one of us and that each of us struggle with sinful proclivities, homosexuality being just one of th...

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Dedicated

What does it look like to make disciples …o f your kids? Jason Houser, founder of Seeds Family Worship, talks to parents about the importance of training their children in the ways of God. Jason reminds moms and dads that discipleship is a lifestyle, and can be done easily through everyday opportu...

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Big Truths for Young Hearts

Popular theologian Bruce Ware urges parents to use the ordinary moments of life to introduce their children to God and grow disciples in the faith. Bruce also helps equip parents to teach their children about the Holy Spirit in terms that young boys and girls can understand....

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Passport2Identity™

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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Raising Boys the Zeller Way

Steve and Lorri Zeller reminisce about their childhood and fondly recall their days spent as high school sweethearts. Dating eventually led to marriage and then to raising a family of their own. The Zellers recall the challenges and successes of raising their three boys, who would all eventually go ...

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Hardwired for Awe

Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. It even affects our children. Paul reminds parents to point th...

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A Guide to Biblical Manhood

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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Marriage and Family for God's Glory

Renowned author and theologian John Piper talks to Dennis Rainey about the meaning and practice of praise. John considers what it means to worship God instead of focusing on ourselves. He also delves into the Bible to help us rethink our definition of love....

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Unshaken

Pastor Crawford Loritts reminds us that real faith isn't just optimism, but confidence in a holy God. Crawford distinguishes faith from presumption, and reminds us that God isn't obligated to do everything we ask. Faith says to God, "I believe You no matter what."...

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The Sticky Faith Guide

Kara Powell talks to parents about modeling grace to their kids. Kara explains that if our faith is only about behaviors then it's no wonder our youth are wandering. She also encourages parents to provide opportunities for their kids to interact with people from all age groups, and not to be alarmed...

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A Tribute to Vonette Bright

Join us as we celebrate and remember the goodness of God's work done in God's way, in the life of the late Vonette Bright....

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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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The Power of God's Names

In biblical times, a name was more than just a way to address someone. A name revealed important information about the individual's character. What then, can we learn about God by studying His names? Pastor Tony Evans talks about the various names of God and the powerful meaning behind them....

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Glory Days

What best describes your spiritual walk? Vibrant or sluggish? If you're like most, your faith walk has seen better days. Best-selling author Max Lucado opens the Scriptures to the book of Joshua to discover a few lessons about overcoming obstacles and entering into the promises of God....

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Transcending Mysteries

Growing up, Dove award-winning singer-songwriter Ginny Owens never imagined that's what she'd be. In fact, Ginny—blind since age 3—was not even considering music as a profession. Fortunately, God had other plans. Ginny shares her story and some of her great songs....

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The Grace of Gratitude

How do we live contented lives? Bob Russell, former pastor of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, talks to men and women about the importance of being grateful and tells how serving the "less fortunate" can encourage thankfulness....

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Warrior in Pink

Cancer is no respecter of persons. Cancer survivor Vivian Mabuni shares how she first came to faith in Christ as a teen. Mabuni recalls how she reacted when she received the faith-rattling diagnosis of breast cancer many years later. Hear how she rallied her prayer warriors -- "the awesome threesome...

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Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family

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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Praying With Jesus

Have you prayed for your marriage and family today? David Nasser reminds us that Jesus has been praying for you, too, even before you knew what to ask....

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Redefining Marriage?

With the Supreme Court's recent ruling revising many laws governing marriage in the United States, the church of Jesus Christ finds itself at odds with the law of the land. In light of this development, how are Christians to live? In this special three-day series, Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine examin...

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Jesus Continued

Jesus beside you or Jesus inside you. What would you prefer? Pastor J.D. Greear talks about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life. J.D. also shares how acquainting ourselves with Scripture is essential for our growth, our walk and our witness....

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I Still Believe

Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp talks about his early years in the Camp household, his college days when he met Melissa, and the faith struggle with his wife's life-threatening cancer....

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Firsthand

God has no grandchildren. Each person much accept Jesus for himself. Brothers Ryan and Josh Shook talk about their years of spiritual struggle, despite growing up in a Christian home led by their pastor father, Kerry Shook. Ryan and Josh talk about their crisis of faith which eventually lead them to...

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Answering Your Kids Toughest Questions

Kids love asking questions, as any parent knows. But answers aren't always easy to come by. Mother-daughter duo Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson know that parents can be nervous about giving kids a wrong answer. So they teamed up to answer some of the most challenging questions for parents lik...

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Women of the Word

Do you love God's Word? Bible teacher Jen Wilkin voices her concerns about Bible illiteracy among the body of Christ. Jen Wilkin also takes listeners through the "Five P's" of Bible study: purpose, perspective, patience, process, and prayer....

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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 Early Seasons of a Woman's Life

Like a book, each life is made up of chapters. All this week Barbara Rainey allows us a peek into chapters of her life and tells us how she adjusted and kept her priorities in place in each season. Reminiscing about their past, Dennis and Barbara talk about their biggest marital adjustments and the ...

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Joy to the World

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A Loving Life

What's the best way to learn about love? Dive in! Paul Miller, executive director of seeJesus, opens up the Book of Ruth to illustrate the meaning of hesed love, a steadfast kind of love and commitment that knows no exit strategy. Naomi lost all of her family except her daughters-in-law. She went ba...

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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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Sex and the Single Christian Girl

Marian Jordan Ellis recalls the futile attempts in her youth to find the love she longed for. Marian tells how her sinful lifestyle left her empty and filled with shame, till she met Jesus Christ. Marian sounds the battle call to single women who are tired of always giving in to sexual temptation. S...

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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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Technical Virginity

Michael and Hayley DiMarco, founders of Hungry Planet, a think tank designed to feed truth to the post-modern generation, talk with Dennis Rainey about the sexual culture we live in and the devaluing of virginity in our modern society....

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The Secret of Contentment

When life is difficult what do you do? Most of us, if we're honest, tend to complain. Pastor William Barcley, author of The Secret of Contentment, reminds us how God is offended by our grumbling, just as He was when the Israelites, who were without food or water, complained in the desert. Instead ...

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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

New York Times best-selling author Eric Metaxas talks with Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine about the controversial life and ministry of the German pastor, Dietrich Bonhoeffer....

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College Life 101

Packing for college? Don't forget to tuck away some wisdom in that suitcase. Ben Burns, director of Grad Guides, talks to graduates and their parents about making the transition from high school to college. Burns covers the pitfalls of starting over with new people and new places and gives advice fo...

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Jackhammered

Sometimes it takes a pivotal event to open your eyes to God’s truth about your life. Former Arkansas Congressman Ed Bethune and his wife, Lana, talk about the “perfect storm” they found themselves in while sailing across the Atlantic ocean. Their boat was hammered by 25-30 foot waves and shrie...

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What's in the Bible?

The Bible, and Bible study, is thought by many to be dry and boring. The good news is, it doesn't have to be!...

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The "Anything" Prayer

"We'll do anything." That's the prayer that Jennie Allen and her husband, Zac, told God as they sought His will for their lives. Even though it felt like death, Jennie explains, she was at a point where she didn't want to be normal but wanted to surrender to Christ completely. What was the result? P...

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Grace: More Than We Deserve

What's so unique about grace? Everything! Best-selling author Max Lucado explains why grace is so essential to the Christian message and why it frees believers from having to prove themselves to God. Max notes that we shouldn't limit grace to what Jesus already did for us; it's what He does—His pr...

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A Grace Revealed

Years after the death of his wife, mother and daughter, Jerry Sittser discusses how God uses suffering to write his story. He talks about the years as a single dad, and the events that led him to courtship and re-marriage. Ron Deal joins Jerry to remind us that our most pressing business right now...

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Ten Urgent Steps for Spiritually Healthy Families

Dennis Rainey takes some time to encourage families, especially fathers, and share some disciplines that will keep your family spiritually healthy. Not commandments, but more than suggestions, Dennis offers ten urgent steps a family can take to stay spiritually healthy. ...

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Remembering Howard Hendricks

Join us as we celebrate the life of Dr. Howard Hendricks, a life lived to the glory of God, as recounted by his children and Dr. Michael Easley, who eulogizes his friend and mentor. ...

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Reflecting on Twenty Years

Recently, FamilyLife Today passed a milestone. Hear a very special 20th anniversary message as Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine join colleagues to reflect on the triumphs, failures, outtakes, and heart piercing moments from the last 20 years....

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Meet Eric Metaxas: A Candid Monologue from Bonhoeffer's Biographer

Author Eric Metaxas shares his personal journey to faith and purpose. He reveals how God used his English degree from Yale University to bring him to faith in a most unusual fashion--via a dream and an Episcopalian co-worker at his first job....

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Children are Gifts from God

David Jeremiah talks to parents about training children to depend on God....

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Faithful Families

Is your family joyful?  Author Dave Stone reflects on the fun days of his childhood and on his parents, who exuded what it means to live out their faith joyfully. ...

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Psalm 127

Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living". Many people avoid examining their own lives out of fear that they'll find it empty. Dr. Duane Litfin, former president of Wheaton College, gives an exposition on Psalm 127 recommending it as a tool to help us examine our own lives....

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Shame Interrupted

What is shame, and what is its purpose? How does shame uniquely play out in the lives of men and women? Best-selling author and Christian counselor Ed Welch explores the topic of shame with FamilyLife Today co-host, Bob Lepine. While all of us have felt shame at one time or another, Ed explains ho...

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Get Lost

Feeling empty? Sometimes the only way to fill an empty spot left by an old affection is to replace it with a greater affection. Author Dannah Gresh talks about our natural tendency to look for things other than God to fill us, and reminds us that those things, including relationships, can easily bec...

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Love Renewed: Lance and Jess Miller

Jess and Lance were young Christians. Away from home on an evangelistic outreach, they each found comfort, and a new friend, in each other. But the friendship soon turned into a romantic attachment. Lance and Jess tell how they went from being bright-eyes youthful missionaries to just another coupl...

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The Love Dare for Parents

Some days it's easy to love your kids. Other days prove more challenging. That's why parents need to intentionally seek out ways to encourage, teach and bless our children daily. To help with this, brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick, best known for their films, "Courageous" and "Fireproof", talk to...

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Teaching Generosity to Your Family

We worship a generous God. Shouldn't we also then, be generous givers? Brad Formsma, founder of I Like Giving, a ministry that inspires people around the world to live generously, tells how his grandfather, a bakery owner, modeled generosity to him by giving away loaves of bread to the needy each we...

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Road Trip to Redemption

Each life has defining moments. And for Brad Mathias, his couldn't have come a minute too soon. Brad tells Dennis Rainey how his self-obsession led to his failed marriage, but even that didn't detour him off his destructive course. It wasn't until a middle-ear condition landed him in the hospital th...

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The Jesus Storybook Bible

Sometimes one bold, courageous step can lead to a higher calling and purpose. Such is the case for Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of “The Jesus Storybook Bible.” Sally recalls how her father sent her off to boarding school at the tender age of eight with the words of Joshua 1, “Be strong and very c...

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Thoughts on Love

Dennis Rainey draws from the Scriptures to show us why we are called to be God's letter of love to the world....

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Family Driven Faith

Author and pastor Voddie Baucham talks with Dennis Rainey about the responsibility of parents to spiritually guide and disciple their children....

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Pleasing People

Are you driven by the need for people to always like you? Lou Priolo, director of the Center for Biblical Counseling at Eastwood Presbyterian Church in Montgomery, Alabama, explains to Dennis Rainey why being a people pleaser can become a real problem when our desire to please others overrules our d...

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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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Finding Home

Dennis Rainey talks with Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family and author of the book Finding Home, about the tragic events that shaped his life and his faith. ...

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Tim Downs on Fiction

Dennis Rainey talks with Christian author Tim Downs about his latest novel, First the Dead. ...

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Growing Up Christian

Christian school headmaster Karl Graustein, father of three and author of the book Growing Up Christian, gives parents a few tips for helping their children develop lasting convictions....

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Walking Your Child Through the Journey of Transition

Bruce Johnston, the founder and president of JH Ranch, talks to Dennis Rainey about a parent's changing role as a son or daughter transitions from childhood to adulthood....

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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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Praying for Your Family

Hear time-tested principles for praying for your children from international evangelist Sammy Tippit....

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A Life Transformed

Do you ever feel like something is missing from your life? Wayne Huizenga, Jr. talks to Dennis Rainey about how his life, as well as his family's, has changed since Christ became His Lord and Savior....

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Spiritually Single Moms

Are you a Christian with an unbelieving spouse? Author Nancy Meyer tells Dennis Rainey how she continues to love, honor, and serve her unbelieving husband....

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Teaching Your Kids God's Law

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, tells parents why teaching their children the Ten Commandments is vital to their children's spiritual and emotional health....

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Parent Fuel: For the Fire Inside Our Kids

Barry St. Clair gives parents practical ways to help their kids answer the question "Who Am I?" by pointing them back to God....

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The National Bible Bee 2009 Winners

Dennis and Bob are on location in Washington D.C., talking to the winners and organizers of the first ever National Bible Bee....

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Choosing Gratitude

Nancy DeMoss and Barbara Rainey talk about why our gratefulness reflects our faith in God and His goodness....

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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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Seeing the Power of God Among Us

Seminary president Bryan Chapell shares a powerful message about the God we love and serve, and why we should serve Him....

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Setting Up Stones

The Singletons tell how easy it is to weave family worship into the daily course of life....

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I'm Not Good Enough

Author Sharon Jaynes exhorts women to dismiss the lies of the enemy and to replace them instead with the truth of Scripture....

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Get Outta My Face

Long-time school guidance counselor Rick Horne helps parents better understand their teens....

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Shift: Building a Spiritual Legacy for the Next Generation

Pastor Brian Haynes exhorts parents to become their children's primary faith trainer. ...

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Turning Your Heart Toward Your Children

Dennis Rainey points out the traps that lure our teens away from God....

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Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Jennifer Rothschild learned to thrive by faith and not sight. ...

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Unfavorable Odds

Athletes in Action Director Corwin Anthony and his wife, Kim, talk candidly about their lives and marriage. ...

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Castaway Kid

Rob Mitchell shares how he spent his teen years trying to make sense of his life in an orphanage. ...

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Choosing to SEE

Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman's life together hasn't all been like a fairy tale....

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Instructing a Child's Heart

Dennis Rainey talks to pastor Tedd Tripp and his wife, Margy, about raising the next generation. ...

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It Starts at Home

Learn how you can become intentional about discipling your children in the faith. ...

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Common Blessings, Familiar Miracles

Gary Thomas explains how we often miss God's current blessings while waiting for future miracles. ...

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Breaking Free With Max

Chuck Colson talks about the beautiful things Max, his autistic grandson, has taught him about life and love. ...

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Pure Pleasure

Author Gary Thomas talks with Dennis Rainey about pleasure--our God-given need for it. ...

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Three Gospel Resolutions

Bob Lepine provides the first of three Gospel Resolutions--something worth resolving. ...

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Living on the Edge

Chip Ingram, president of the international ministry Living on the Edge, talks about understanding your spiritual gifts and employing them in the service of the body of Christ. ...

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Soul Surfer

Meet a remarkable young woman who refuses to accept defeat. Surfer Bethany Hamilton tells how she lost her arm in a shark attack when she was 13 and why she continues to persevere in the sport, despite the setbacks. Joining her to talk about her new movie, Soul Surfer, is her mother, Cheri. ...

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Surrender

If you're going to leave a legacy, it all begins with answering the question, "Who is your master?" Dennis Rainey talks about the greatest decision you'll ever make - choosing to surrender your life to Christ....

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Faith Legacy

When your kids grow up will they share your values? Pastor Jim Bogear and his wife, Jerolyn, explain how they've sought to pass down their values to each of their kids through a rite of passage called a "Faith Legacy" - a trip designed around their family's six core values....

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Planting Scripture Seeds

Musician Jason Houser of SEEDS Family Worship, along with Tom Dodds, songwriter for Bethlehem Baptist Churches Fighter Verse Song project, tell how setting the scriptures to song is imparting God's word into the hearts of children and adults. ...

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Growing Together in Truth

Barbara Rainey talks about her latest resource for families, Growing Together in Truth....

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Long Story Short

Pastor Marty Machowski talks with Dennis Rainey about the benefits of family devotions. ...

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Feelings and Faith

Pastor Brian Borgman explains that your emotions are indicators of what you really value....

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Water From a Deep Well

Jerry Sittser, a professor of theology, believes we can learn a lot from our early Christians forefathers....

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Why God is Enough

Bobby Scott shares a message from Psalm 63....

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You Are Not Who You Used to Be

Author Priscilla Shirer shares some lessons from the book of Judges. ...

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Refreshment for Families

Dennis Rainey talks with Comedian Tim Hawkins. ...

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Just Add Family

Kurt and Olivia Bruner (parents of four) tell parents how to whip up fun family devotions with FamilyLife’s Just Add Family resource. Grab a card and go for new ideas to make family times fun, appealing, and fruitful… just add family!...

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Respectable Sins

Ungodliness is ultimately at the core of our sin. Author Jerry Bridges talks about what makes a sin a sin....

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True Success: A Personal Visit with John Wooden

A player is only as good as his coach. The late, legendary basketball coach John Wooden talks with Dennis Rainey in an interview from 2002 about the thrills and challenges of his highlight-filled coaching career starting with what it was like growing up in the Midwest in the 1920s....

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Changing for Good

Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Raymond Causey about the events that lead him to set aside his dreams of pro-ball to become a shepherd of God's people....

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How Children Raise Parents

How do you introduce your children to God? Dr. Dan Allender, President and Professor of Counseling at Mars Hill Graduate School, tells Dennis Rainey how his children are teaching him to walk more closely with God....

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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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Christ and Your Family

Joe Stowell, president of Moody Bible Institute, explains how Christianity is more caught than taught....

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Having a Vision For Your Family

Greg and Rhonda Gunn, developers of the "Family Vision Weekend" seminars, encourage parents to lay a foundation for future generations by crafting a family vision statement....

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Trials and Tribulations: Encouragement, Hope and Help Found in Psalm 34

Dennis Rainey teaches from Psalm 34....

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The Homebuilders Parenting Revolution

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the HomeBuilders parenting studies available to couples through FamilyLife. ...

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A Life Well-Lived

CEO Jerry Foster, author of Life Focus, defines the five dimensions of wealth and tells how to achieve true life wealth....

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The Weight of Your Words

How does God view the words that we speak? Dr. Joe Stowell, President of Moody Bible Institute, addresses this question and more....

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The DNA of Relationships

Dr. Gary Smalley, author of the book, The DNA of Relationships, explains to Dennis Rainey that "life is about relationships, the rest is just details."...

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Why Christian Kids Rebel

Family advocate Tim Kimmel, father of four and author of the book Why Christian Kids Rebel, defines what a prodigal is and explains why good kids go bad....

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When I Lay My Issac Down

Carol Kent, well-loved author of the book When I Lay My Isaac Down, talks to Dennis Rainey about her son's sentence to life in prison. Find out how Carol and her husband are planting hope in the midst of despair....

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Living Like You're Dying

If you knew you would die soon, what would you do? How would you live? Author Tim Kimmel, founder of Family Matters, talks about facing midlife and encourages us to look to Jesus as an example on how to live when facing certain death....

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Breast Cancer Care

When things go wrong in our lives we often cope by denying the problem. Margaret Ashmore was no different. Unfortunately for Margaret, her denial about her breast cancer eventually meant a mastectomy and stem cell transplant. Hear how Margaret found hope and comfort in the promises of God on today...

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Living Whole Without a Better Half

Is God big enough to handle your singleness? He can be, if you'll let Him. That's according to 30-something single, Wendy Widder. Wendy and a panel of singles share their thoughts about walking by faith in the midst of singleness. ...

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Finding God in Vietnam

Bruce Bickel, president and founder of Transformational Leadership Group and F-4 pilot during the Vietnam War, tells the touching story of a Vietnamese orphan named Hi, who was willing to lay down his life to save the life of his friend, Dhow....

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The Good Life

Chuck Colson discusses how the only truly good life is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ....

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Too Small to Ignore

What does God’s love for us look like? Dennis Rainey talks with Compassion International President, Wess Stafford, about God's heart for His precious children....

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Finding Genuine Joy

Dennis Rainey encourages listeners with a message about true joy....

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Top 5 of '05

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's top 5 broadcasts of 2005....

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A Life Worth Living

Well-known writer and speaker, Elisabeth Elliot, talks about how difficulties matured her spiritually and molded her into a courageous woman of God. ...

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Parenting in the Pew

When are children old enough to participate in church? Robbie Castleman, a mother of two and author of the book Parenting in the Pew, tells Dennis Rainey how parents can involve their children in the worship experience....

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The Second Chance

Christian recording artist Michael W. Smith and director Steve Taylor talk about their movie, The Second Chance, a film that authentically tells the story of how a rebellious son and a street-smart pastor struggle to bridge the gap between their respective churches and cultures. ...

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Battle Cry for a Generation

There's a battle being waged for the soul of your teen. Are you ready to fight? Dennis Rainey talks with Teen Mania founder, Ron Luce, about a teen's bill of rights....

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BOZ the Bear: Discovering God's World ... Together! (TM)

BOZ co-creators, Dennis DeShazer and Jon Green, join Dennis Rainey to explain how the friendly green bear, BOZ, can help parents teach their children about the world around them. ...

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Authentic Faith

Author Gary Thomas explains the difference between authentic faith and cultural Christianity....

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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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Between the Dreaming and the Coming True

Christian recording artist Bebo Norman talks with Dennis Rainey about his former life before marriage and what it meant to him to experience community within his own family, as well as the Body of Christ....

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Closing the Generation Gap

Voddie Baucham, pastor of preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas, shares why our current approach to youth ministry is failing and tells parents why they are better equipped to disciple the next generation than the youth pastor. ...

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Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America

Ace Collins, author of the best-selling book Stories Behind the Hymns That Inspire America, explains the origins of some of our country's greatest military ballads....

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The Best of '06

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2006....

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Truth About Creation, The

Ken Ham, founder of Answers in Genesis, a ministry devoted to upholding the authority of the Bible, talks about the teachings of Darwin and encourages parents to search the Bible for answers to questions posed by their children. ...

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How Children Come to Faith in Christ

All this week on the broadcast, Christian Communicators Worldwide founder, Jim Elliff, talks with Dennis Rainey about leading your children to faith in Christ....

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Parenting Prodigals

Phil Waldrep, founder of Phil Waldrep Ministries in Trinity, Alabama, talks about how parenting requires forgiveness and unconditional love. ...

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Taming the Tongue

As small as it is, the tongue can still get us into BIG trouble. Dennis Rainey, tells how we can tame the tongue by listening and obeying the wisdom found in Scripture....

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What God Has Always Wanted

Charlie Boyd, author of the children's book What God has Always Wanted, tells parents how they can share the gospel with their children in a simple way that's easy to understand....

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Bible Study in the Digital Age

Scott Lindsey, director of ministry relations for Logos Research Systems, tells Dennis Rainey how their new bible study software can help anyone who wants a more in-depth study of God's word...

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Uprooting Anger

Robert D. Jones explains how submitting our wishes to the Lord can chip away at the core anger issues we have....

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Building the Christian Family You Never Had

God can redeem a troubled past. Author Mary DeMuth talks about how her life changed when she chose to forgive her abusers....

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Pat Summerall: On and Off the Air

Pat Summerall, a former mainstay of the CBS Sports broadcasting team for 32 years and author of the book Summerall: On and Off the Air, talks honestly with Dennis Rainey about his long-time abuse of alcohol and the intervention several years ago that saved his life. ...

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Out of the Depths

On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was sunk by a Japanese torpedo. Hear from survivor, Ed Harrell....

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Hymns for a Child's Heart

Joni Eareckson Tada and Bobbie Wolgemuth talk about the circumstances that birthed some of our most classic hymns. ...

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Don't Waste Your Life

John Piper, senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church and founder of Desiring God Ministries, encourages Christians who've been called by Christ to live every day for Him....

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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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