Good Pictures, Bad Pictures

Kristen Jenson talks to parents about the dangers of porn and helps parents teach children what porn is and what children should do when they encounter it.

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Good Pictures, Bad Pictures

Kristen Jenson talks about porn-proofing your children. Jenson remembers a phone call she received from a desperate mom whose teen had been sexually molesting his younger siblings after viewing porn. Jenson talks to parents about the dangers of porn and helps parents teach children what porn is and ...

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Answering Your Questions about Parenting

We live in a culture that is increasingly complex. There are no easy answers to your hard questions. FamilyLife President David Robbins and his wife Meg, team up with Dennis and Barbara Rainey to interact with listeners, and talk about the challenges facing moms and dads today....

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Why Motherhood Matters

September McCarthy's first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, and their second child also died shortly after birth. God used those transforming moments to show her the sacred in the suffering and to change her heart. McCarthy also talks about the challenges and joys of motherhood. She reminds us that c...

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936 Pennies

Eryn Lynum, author of "936 Pennies," tells how the gift of a jar of 936 pennies at her son's baby dedication transformed her family's life by keep them intentionally focused on the importance of each passing day....

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Indivisible

Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife, Heather, talk about the realities of deployment. Dr. David Evans and his wife, Esther, tell how they first heard about the Turners and what motivated them to turn their story into a movie....

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Before You Hit Send

Dr. Emerson Eggerichs encourages listeners to ask themselves four questions before saying and sending anything to another person: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it clear? Most of us think we communicate effectively using our devices. Dr. Eggerichs reminds us that the best communication ...

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Smartphones for Smart Families

Axis founder David Eaton encourages parents to talk to their kids about appropriate cell phone usage. Eaton reminds parents it's not so much about how to use the phone but why we use it. Eaton challenges parents to have four conversations with their kids before giving them a cell phone....

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Tech Savvy Parenting

When it comes to technology, are your kids light years ahead of you? Youth expert Brian Housman talks realistically to parents about engaging their kids around the topic of technology. Exhorting parents about their assignment from God to love and protect their kids, Brian reminds parents that techno...

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Preparing Children for Marriage

The Bible has plenty to say to your kids about sex and marriage, says author Josh Mulvihill. He reminds parents that children learn what marriage is by watching them. So, parents must start early teaching and modeling a biblical view of marriage for their children. Mulvihill also shares preventative...

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Reel to Real

Ted Baehr coaches parents on how to use discernment when choosing a movie for their families. Baehr encourages parents to be aware of their children's development and to research a film before heading to the theater. Baehr also talks about the role Christians have in making movies. He addresses pare...

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Raising Alien Children

As followers of Christ, we are aliens—this world is not our home. Jen Wilkin explains how our children's entire lifestyle should display Christ in sharp contrast to the unbelieving world around them. Wilkin introduces five areas in which our children can display their allegiance to God's kingdom....

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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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Parents, Teens and Culture

David Eaton, cofounder of Axis—a non-profit ministry that seeks to help the next generation have lifelong faith by resourcing parents and faith leaders—and Melanie Mudge, director of content and certification at Axis, tell listeners why Christian kids are leaving the faith. They tell listeners h...

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A Practical Guide to Culture

Today's youth are bombarded by information, yet they lack the tools to discern and navigate the cultural waters. John Stonestreet believes kids need to rely on their parents to help them distinguish lies from truth, and learn how to think critically. Stonestreet reminds listeners, we aren't the fi...

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Telling Stories to Children

Sally Lloyd-Jones gets us in the spirit of the holidays by recalling the Christmases of her youth in Africa and England. She also tells about her calling as a children's author and stresses the importance of reading and connecting with children....

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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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Summer Reading for Families

Turn off the electronics and turn your kids on to summer reading. Authors Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane help capture the imagination of far-away places as they share their favorite reads and offer practical tips on how to engage young children as well as teens. Discover why reading opens your world...

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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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(un)Natural Mom

Hettie Brittz, author of "(un)Natural Mom," was eager to start her family when she married at 20. After delaying motherhood, she was thrilled when her baby girl was born. Motherhood proved more challenging than she expected, however. Brittz tells how God helped her be the mom her children needed. ...

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Missional Motherhood

Too many moms see limitations rather than the incredible opportunities they have to make disciples for Christ. Author Gloria Furman reminds mothers they have been designed to nurture the lives He creates. The biggest challenge, she admits, is forgetting that the Jesus she worships has walked out of...

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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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More Than Just "The Talk"

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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Woodlawn

Director Jon Erwin talks about the making of the inspirational feature film, Woodlawn. Set in Birmingham, Alabama in the 1970's, Woodlawn is a true story based on the life of NFL great, Tony Nathan, and the highest attended football game ever played in Alabama high school history. Woodlawn releases ...

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Screens and Teens

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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What's Best for Children

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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Back to School Tips with Barbara

It's that time of year again! Will your children be prepared? Barbara Rainey, a mother of six and grandmother to many more, encourages parents to prepare their children for school, not just by buying them new shoes or backpacks, but also by teaching them how to respond should someone bully them. Par...

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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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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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Just a Minute

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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October Baby

Jon and Andy Erwin, along with actress Rachel Hendrix, join Dennis Rainey to talk about their new release "October Baby," a movie about a teen who learns that not only was she adopted but is a survivor of a failed abortion. The movie celebrates the journey of forgiveness and restoration....

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From Santa to Sexting

Psychologist Dr. Brenda Hunter and her daughter, education columnist Kristen Blair, talk about the challenges parents of tweens face. Most concerning, they relate, is the bombardment of the media and it’s infringement on the life of the family and the life of their children. Hunter and Blair enco...

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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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Weaving the Fabric of a Great Story

Popular fiction writer Karen Kingsbury looks back on her life and recalls some of her most touching memories....

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Parenting is Your Highest Calling and Other Parenting Myths

Hear Leslie Fields reveal what's more important than happy kids. ...

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Understanding Your Child's Bent

Tim and Darcy Kimmel talk to parents about tuning in to their children to discover who they are and how they're wired. ...

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Parenting Beyond Your Capacity

Former youth pastor Reggie Joiner explains why involving others from your church to come alongside your child spiritually may be the best thing you can do to keep them in the faith....

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Your Family and Mel Gibson's "The Passion"

What should we expect from Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion? Bob Lepine and Dennis Rainey talk about one of the most anticipated movies ever released. ...

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Movies and Morals at Omni Hotels

The hotel industry is big business. So is the porn industry. But what happens when the two intersect? Dennis Rainey talks with Omni Hotels President Jim Caldwell and Omni Hotels owner, Bob Rowling, about what they did when they realized that adult-pay-per-view movies were available to their guest...

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Online Predators

Parole officer Rick Woody was used to protecting the people but none of his training could prepare him for his own daughter's abduction and murder in 2002. Joining him is FBI agent Jerry Spurgers, who followed the case....

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Lenny and Sid-An Animated Step of Faith

Former Disney animator, Tony Bancroft, along with voice talent and creative writer, Ben Chambers, talks about the dream they had to produce faith-based, family entertainment....

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Turn Off the TV--FAST!

Dennis Rainey talks with Rebecca Hagelin, Vice President of the Heritage Foundation, about the impact of TV viewing on the family. Find out how fasting from TV for a time can benefit your family and draw you closer to the ones you love....

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Turn Off the TV and Pick Up a Book

Dennis Rainey talks with Mark Hamby, founder and president of Lamplighter Publishing, about unplugging the TV set and opening a good book instead. ...

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The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

Dr. Bob Beltz, a consultant for the film The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, produced by Walden Media, talks with Dennis Rainey about the pleasure of seeing C.S. Lewis' classic book turned into a major motion picture....

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End of the Spear

Dennis Rainey hears a remarkable story of reconciliation as told by Steve Saint, son of martyred missionary Nate Saint, one of five men killed in January 1956 when trying to reach the Auca Indians for Christ. Joining Steve on the broadcast is Mart Green, founder of Bearing Fruit Communications, whic...

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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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Unconvinced by The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown and movie by the same name portray a gripping conspiracy story that brilliantly mixes fact with fiction. Various authors and theologians share their thoughts about this controversial movie and help cull the facts from historical fiction. ...

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TV and Today's Lifestyle

John Reynolds, director of sales and marketing with TiVO, and Rebecca Hagelin, vice president of The Heritage Foundation, give some practical suggestions for making television viewing more family friendly....

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Playstation Nation

Kurt and Olivia Bruner, faculty of the Center for Strong Families and The Heritage Builders Association, talk with Dennis Rainey about the effects video gaming has on children. Find out how you can determine if your child has an addiction to video games....

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Summer Reading You Can't Miss

Everyone has a favorite book. Join us to hear some summer reading suggestions from Christian singer/songwriter Sara Groves, author and pastor Crawford Loritts, and Hungry Planet founder and author, Hayley DiMarco....

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Internet Safety--Logged On and Tuned Out

Vicki Courtney, a mother of three and author of the book Logged On and Tuned Out, joins Aaron Kenny, Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of SafeBrowse, and Dennis Rainey to talk about which sites are most popular with today's youth. Join us to hear Vicki's rules for using the internet safely....

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Bella: A Beautiful Movie

Lights, Sound, ACTION! In this series, learn about the making of the award-winning movie, Bella, a true love story about how a day in New York City changed three people forever. Here to talk about the film is Bella's producer, Leo Severino, and Latin star Eduardo Verastegui. ...

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