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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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A Very Special Family

Have you ever considered adoption? Michael and Sharon Dennehy didn’t, at least not in the early years of marriage as they dreamed about their ideal family. But God began to change their minds. Michael and Sharon talk about the incredible family God designed for them, which includes 12 children, ni...

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Transformed

May 26, 1995 is a reset date for Joe Pellegrino. On that day at a Promise Keepers conference he committed himself to the Lord. He shares what he's learned about following God's better blueprint....

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Messy Grace

Caleb Kaltenbach talks about what it was like growing up with a mom and dad who divorced because they were gay. He also explains how his attempt to prove the Bible was false actually started him on a walk of faith, and eventually led him into the pastorate....

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Holy Is The Day

The road of life sometimes takes unexpected turns. That’s what Carolyn Weber found to be true when a college professor submitted her application for a scholarship to Oxford, and she was selected. Carolyn reflects on those early months as a student at Oxford and her spiritual awakening that began t...

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Reset for Parents

Todd Friel talks to parents of prodigals who feel they are to blame for their child's waywardness. Friel reminds parents that it's their job to be faithful. It's God's job to bring their children to faith. Friel, a professed chief sinner in his household, also reveals that the most courageous thing ...

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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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25 Years of Radio: Dennis and Barbara Rainey

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

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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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The Orphan, The Widow, and Me

J.T. Olson knows what it's like to be an orphan, having lost both his parents in a tragic automobile accident. Olson explains what led him to create Both Hands--a faith-based nonprofit serving orphans, widows, and adoptive families....

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Rich in Love

Mexican, happy, musical. Cold, hungry, afraid. Those are very different words to describe two very different people. And when these two very different people fell in love and married, it was like mixing oil and water. Hear more about Domingo and Irene Garcia’s unique love story in their own words...

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Faith to Foster

TJ and Jenn Menn never imagined when they signed on to be foster parents shortly after getting married that they would welcome 22 foster children into their home. The Menns talk of their incredible journey over the years since participating in the foster care system....

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Gone Fishing With Hank Parker

Professional bass fisherman Hank Parker looks back on his life and the difficulties that could have derailed him for good. Raised by an alcoholic father after his mother abandoned the family when he was in grade school, Parker tells how he was often left on his own, which gave him plenty of time for...

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Rooted

Adoptive parents Paul and Robin Pennington talk about the hard realities of adoption. The Penningtons, who've adopted five children, including some with special needs, talk about ROOTED, an online training course they've developed that offers gospel-centered support for adoptive and foster families....

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Is God Anti-Gay?

When Pastor Sam Allberry accepted Christ in his twenties, he assumed God would remove his same-sex desires through prayer. But Allberry knows that God is committed to his good, even if the struggle remains. Allberry reminds believers that marriage only points to the ultimate marriage we have with Je...

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At Any Cost

They had two children, but were open to more. Mike and Hayley Jones tell of their radical decision to adopt eight siblings from an orphanage in Sierra Leone, no matter what the cost....

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Irretrievably Broken

Tim Philpot, a circuit judge in family court in Lexington, Kentucky, reveals what it's like to be a judge, presiding where nearly 90% of cases involve unmarried couples. Philpot, who asked the Lord to put him in the middle of the mess, tells why he is more pro-marriage than ever....

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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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The Colson Way

Owen Strachan joins Dennis Rainey in remembering the life of Prison Fellowship founder Chuck Colson. Owen talks about Chuck Colson's love for prisoners....

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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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More than Championships

A coach can be a powerful influence in the life of a young man. Dru Joyce knows. As the director of the Northeast Ohio Basketball Association and head basketball coach at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio he has been mentor to some of the nation's best young players, including LeBron J...

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Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

Rosaria Butterfield’s life wasn’t typical. An English professor at Syracruse University, Rosaria was a full-fledged feminist and lesbian bent on exposing a sector she believed was out to threaten her freedoms, the religious right. Rosaria recalls how she viewed Christians back then, when she was...

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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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After They Are Yours

Fostering a child can be challenging and adoption even more so. Pastor Brian Borgman shares how he and his wife came to adopt their son Alex out of the foster care system. While adoption is a blessing to all involved, it also requires perseverance and many sacrifices, as Brian and his family have le...

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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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All In

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

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The Power of New Covenant Love

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Kisses From Katie

Eighteen-year-old Katie Davis had a desire to go and serve the children of Uganda for a season before college. She never imagined that her first trip would change her life, and the lives of many others, forever. Today Katie is the founder and director of Amazima Ministries and the foster mother of 1...

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Called to Adopt

Jon and Shelly Bergeron talk about their tentative trek into the world of adoption and speak frankly about the realities of adoption....

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Jumping Through Fires

He grew up culturally Muslim. His father was a general in the Iranian army. Pastor David Nasser tells how his family escaped execution and fled Iran during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. For nine months his family tried legally to get into the United States. It was only after his mother encouraged ...

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A New Kind of Freedom

What do you think of those serving time? For many, prisoners are the throw-away people, and inherently evil, but Wrightsville Prison Chaplain Bruce Cunningham reminds us that they're just like you and me. Bruce tells how he first got involved in prison ministry and how God has given him a passion to...

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Orphan Justice

Adoption is good, but it’s not for everyone. So thought Pastor Johnny Carr until a missionary spoke to him about the desperate needs of deaf orphans in Belarus. Feeling burdened by what he heard, Johnny shares how he and his wife, a teacher to the deaf, came to adopt three special needs childre...

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An Unmerited Mercy

Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of World Magazine, talks about his childhood in a secular Jewish home and the sin of envy that led him to seek answers in Communism as a young adult. Hear about his crazy college days at Yale and the surprising turn of events that led him to Christ....

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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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Real Moms, Real Jesus

How does knowing Jesus help you with daily living? Jill Savage, the CEO of Hearts at Home, tells about the time in her mothering years when Jesus became real to her. Before then, she says, she had never considered that Jesus understood what it felt like to have no personal space, as she often felt w...

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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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Are You Adopted?

Her mother had died years earlier and her father was gravely ill. But Lois was about to get the shock of her life. Author Lois Rabey tells how she felt when a family secret that had been hidden for 48 years was finally revealed. Lois talks about discovering the truth about her birth....

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Out of a Far Country

Sometimes getting from here to there isn’t a direct shot. Often the road God takes us on has unexpected twists and turns. Christopher Yuan, a professor at Moody Bible Institute, reflects back to the day when he finally “came out” to his parents and drove resolutely away. He proceeded to turn t...

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Villages of Hope

Benedict Schwartz heard the call to begin creating orphan villages in Africa. God moved mightily, and soon the Children of Zion Village was built in Namibia. Benedict and his wife, Kathleen, talk to Dennis Rainey about their work and ministry in southwest Africa. ...

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Cry of the Orphan

Is anyone defending the cause of the world’s 143 million orphans? Listen as various guests talk about how they are fighting for the orphan....

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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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Living Life to Win

Georgia Bulldogs head coach Mark Richt and his wife explain how they keep it all in proper perspective as they live life in the fast lane of college football....

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Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart

Former professional athlete Derwin Gray motivates men to live a heroic life....

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The Connected Child

Karyn Purvis talks about the risks factors associated with adopted and foster children....

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Building a Big House of Hope

Hear how Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman are by keeping their family gathered together at the foot of the cross. ...

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Life in Spite of Me

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

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Caring for Orphans

Hear from three people whose heart for the orphan led them down paths of mercy, advocacy, and eventually adoption. ...

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Three Gospel Resolutions

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

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Adopted for Life

Adoption is close to the heart of God; so says Russell Moore, father of two adopted sons and author of the book Adopted for Life. Russell talks about the challenges of adapting his adopted children to their new life and the blessings they've seen since expanding their family through adoption....

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Helping Orphans With Special Needs

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A Closer Look at Adoption

Couples talk about their adoption journey....

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Our Adoption Story

When you're a successful collegiate football coach for a top program, life is already plenty complicated. So why would God call you into something so challenging as adoption? For Georgia Bulldog coach Mark Richt and his wife Katharyn, the answer was found in the face of their adopted daughter. Join ...

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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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Christ and Your Family

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

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Between Two Fathers

Was it God or naivety that led seven-year-old Charles, a Jew, to "walk the aisle" at the First Baptist Church revival in Forrest City? Dr. Charles Barg, a respected family practitioner in Little Rock, AR, looks back on his life and some of the decisions he made that shaped him into the man he is to...

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To My Imperfect Family

Robert Lewis, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, remembers his youth and the life he led before and after accepting Christ as his Savior....

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Adoption: God's Prescription for a Happy Home

Even though they had four children, Joy found herself wanting more. After attending an adoption seminar with her husband, Larry, the couple began to pursue adoption enthusiastically. Hear how God made Larry and Joy Crain's adoption dream come true by leading them to the Ukraine. Also joining them ...

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The Adoption Option

Couples describe their adoption experiences and recall the excitement and awe at seeing their adopted children for the first time....

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Virtuous Reality

Vicki Courtney, founder of Virtuous Reality Ministries, tells Dennis Rainey how the culture and her upbringing influenced her toward feminism and how her grandparents' persistence eventually led her back to church and to a personal relationship with Christ....

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Dirty Dancing at the Prom

Author Barbara Curtis tells about the challenges that teens face today in the average American high school....

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Voice of the Orphan

Dennis and Barbara inform and exhort Christians about what we can do within the local church to promote the needs of orphans worldwide....

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Caring for the Orphan Child

If you were charged with caring for orphans, how would you do it? According to the Bible, you are! Discover practical ideas on how you can obey Christ in this all-important area....

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Successful Adoption: A Guide for Christian Parents

Sara Dorman, a clinical psychologist specializing in women's issues and crisis pregnancies, and author Natalie Gillespie, a mother and stepmother of seven, tell how their hearts were turned toward adoption when they saw the very real needs of children and unwed mothers in the U.S. and around the wor...

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Until Every Child Has a Home

Troy Wiseman, former co-founder of retail clothing company B.U.M. International and founder of The InvestLinc Group, talks in this series with Dennis Rainey about his passion for orphans and his ministry, World Orphans, an organization that comes alongside local churches to build orphanages worldwid...

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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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Discovering Adoption

Infertility can shake a marriage to its core. In this series, pastor Michael Easley, president of Moody Bible Institute, and his wife tell how they faced this challenge and learned to rely upon God in a new way....

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Standing in the Gap for the Orphan

Rick Warren, pastor of the widely acclaimed Saddleback Church in Southern California, tells Dennis Rainey why the Body of Christ should be concerned about the plight of the orphan....

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For a Time We Cannot See

Are you living for today, or are you living for eternity? In this series, Dennis Rainey talks to well-loved author and pastor Crawford Loritts about living with eternity in mind. Join us to hear Crawford talk about the unusual Kingdom assignment he gave to his congregation....

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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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Blood Money

Carol Everett, author of Blood Money, talks about the abortion clinics she ran and her own abortion experience....

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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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Understanding and Parenting Your Adopted Child

Adoption isn't a fairy tale, but it is a miracle. Barbara Rainey talks about her early adoption desires and her dream-come-true daughter Deborah, whom she and Dennis adopted more than twenty years ago. Barbara also shares some of the ways adoption affects your marriage, your other children, and you...

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