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The College Girl’s Survival Guide

Hanna Seymour helps young women prepare for college by talking honestly about what they can expect when they get there.

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Rethinking Sexuality

Dr. Juli Slattery encourages parents to talk to their children about God's design for sexuality, even if the conversation is awkward. She lists some key points for parents to discuss with their kids. Dr. Slattery explains what it means when parents sexually disciple their children on the biblical vi...

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Love Thy Body

Best-selling author Nancy Pearcey contrasts the secular view of the body with Scripture's view and reflects on the value of human life. Pearcey explains how the culture's worldview has influenced our thinking on abortion and euthanasia and coaches parents on helping their children think biblically....

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The College Girl's Survival Guide

College will be the best four years of your life... or maybe not. Hanna Seymour helps young women prepare for college by talking honestly about what they can expect when they get there. Seymour talks about the realities of college life, including boyfriends, homesickness, roommates, and other colleg...

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Choosing a Life that Matters: Love God

Has love for an idol replaced your love for God? Dennis Rainey talks about one of seven principles that will help you live life to the fullest. Rainey remembers how he went from being a mission field to a missionary....

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Critical Conversations

Tom Gilson reminds moms and dads to have critical conversations with their kids about spiritual and cultural issues so they will know how to respond when questioned about their faith and values. Gilson coaches parents on how to address gender issues, and homosexuality and marriage with their teens....

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Grace for the Afflicted

Matthew Stanford believes if Christians want to help those struggling with mental disorders, they have to understand what they are. Stanford talks about the silent epidemic of depression that is sweeping across the U.S. Stanford talks about complexities of anxiety disorders and coaches parents whose...

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She Is Yours

Jonathan and Wynter Pitts talk about their adventure of raising four girls. They talk realistically about the challenges of loving, guiding, and protecting their daughters. The Pitts encourage parents to get to know their children's personalities and preferences so they can best encourage their inte...

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The God Guarantee

Jack Alexander believes that each person always has something to give, if not financially, then through their time and talents. Alexander cautions listeners to avoid capacity killers and to lean into God, reminding us that God can and will provide all our needs especially if we put Him first in our ...

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Mere Sexuality

Pastor Todd Wilson talks about God's design for sexuality. Wilson challenges listeners to consider what God was doing when He intentionally created humans male and female. Wilson points listeners back to Jesus to talk about sexuality, reminding us that Jesus came to earth as a male and will continue...

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Is It My Fault?

Domestic abuse encompasses many facets—emotional, financial, physical, and even sexual. Pastor Justin Holcomb explores this difficult topic from a compassionate, biblical worldview....

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Ten Myths of Teen Dating

Veteran high school teacher Daniel Anderson and his daughter, Jacquelyn Anderson Meza, reminisce about Jacquelyn's high school years and the "no dating" policy that ruled their household. Today, both of them are high school teachers, and get a first hand look at the dating practices of teens each d...

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Mother and Son

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

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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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God and the Transgender Debate

Author Andrew Walker talks about our dignity as individuals. Walker reminds listeners they are more than their moral choices and personal identity because they are made in the image of God. Walker also helps parents explain what it means to be made in the image of God, encouraging parents to teach t...

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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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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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True Identity

Becoming a teenager is a big transition because so many new experiences are on the horizon. John Majors shares that the first thing a newbie teen is likely to question is his identity. Parents can help their sons and daughters by pointing them to Scripture to instill a strong gender identity. As t...

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I Kissed Dating Goodbye: Revisited

Joshua Harris, author of the popular book, "I Kissed Dating Goodbye," tells how the book forever defined him as a single man. Now a husband and father of three, Harris takes a second look at some of his earlier assumptions and considers how he would say things differently if given the opportunity....

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25 Years of Radio: The Essence of Manhood

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

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25 Years of Radio: The Essence of Womanhood

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on biblical femininity and womanhood from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

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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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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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Good Mood, Bad Mood

What is bipolar disorder? Dr. Charles Hodges explains the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Hodges recalls the first time he ever met someone who was bipolar, and Bob Lepine talks about his own father, who struggled with this diagnosis. Dr. Hodges also explains the difference between depressio...

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You Are Not Alone

Tom and Dena Yohe never heard of cutting until their daughter, Renee, started doing it at 12 years of age. Gradually, other behaviors surfaced including suicidal tendencies. Find out how Tom and Dena handled parenting a prodigal and what they did to keep their marriage strong....

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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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Talks Mentoring

Dr. Harold Davis, president of the TALKS Mentoring Movement, shares about the young men he mentors. Without fathers in their lives, these young men are getting their cues from the street and making poor choices. Davis tells how mentoring these young men and exposing them to the gospel is changing li...

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Relating to Your Adult Children

You'll have a relationship with your children throughout their lives, but the rules will change as they reach adulthood. Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about relating to your children once they leave the nest....

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Girl Defined

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

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Loving Singles and Blended Families in Your Church

From the 2016 Summit for Stepfamily Ministry, Lisa Anderson offers five things the church must do when it comes to singles. Lamar and Ronnie Tyler tell why they started their website, which promotes positive images of marriage and family in the black community....

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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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Relentless Parenting

Pastor Brian Haynes and his wife, Angela, explain what it means to relentlessly pursue your teen's heart. Brian and Angela remind parents that their teens are not adults. This means your teens are not in charge at home, and they still need you to set up some guidelines and non-negotiables, like goin...

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The Value of Marriage: Shifting Cultural Sands

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Ministering to Families in the 21st Century

How do we help our children? How do we stay true to Christ's example of being grace and truth to the world? Bob Lepine asks these questions and more to a panel of couples who are pastors and ministers in their communities. The panel of various experts offers insight and wisdom into how to engage wit...

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Jesus Outside the Lines

Scott Sauls reminds Christians to be in relationship with others even though they hold different political or social views. Cultural transformation can happen when believers love their neighbors as themselves. ...

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The Dating Manifesto

Are you eager for marriage? Lisa Anderson, host of the Boundless Show, gives singles advice on how to make their marriage dreams come true. Anderson encourages singles to be in relationship with other singles, whether that's through work, church, or hobbies. Secondly, singles need to find married pe...

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We Cannot Be Silent

Dr. Al Mohler explains that the dissolution of Christianity in our culture began long before the 60's, and we are reaping what was sown. Dr. Mohler helps us to have the courage to speak up for truth in a culture that tries to silence us. Dr. Mohler encourages parents to teach their children biblic...

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Reaching Your Prodigal

Pastor Phil Waldrep coaches parents of prodigals with practical steps they can take to minimize the risk of their child becoming a prodigal. He also encourages parents that ultimately they are not responsible for the bad decisions of their children....

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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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With All Due Respect

You want your teens to respect you. But do you respect them? Nina Roesner and Debbie Hitchcock, both mothers who work for Greater Impact Ministries, talk about the importance of appropriately communicating with your teen....

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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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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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Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters

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

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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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Divinely Defined: Christianity and Gender

Christianity in America today is in the midst of a gigantic adjustment to a world where gender and sexual identity seem fluid. But are they? Pastor Crawford Loritts directs us back to the divine Designer's intent for gender. And he challenges the church to apply the same Christ-sourced mercy to the ...

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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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Daddy Daughter Dates

When Greg Wright realized that he didn’t have a clue who his daughter’s best friend was, he decided to do something radical to reconnect. That’s when the concept of dating his daughters took shape, and he’s never looked back. Greg joins another fan of daddy-daughter dates, Rob Teigen, and hi...

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Engaging the Culture

Larry Osborne and Russell Moore give biblical and practical insight for engaging with a culture that is in opposition to the Christian community....

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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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Counter Culture

Pastor David Platt wonders why believers are rising up against popular social injustices like poverty and slavery, but remain silent on other issues like abortion. Platt reminds Christians that they are called to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and tells how his church, and family, ...

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America: Turning A Nation to God

Dr. Tony Evans believes much of the unrest, crime, and financial and social problems we're seeing in America are directly related to God. While God may be directly involved in America's problems, Tony believes that God also offers a solution—turning back to Him....

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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Cohabitation has become a prerequisite for nearly 50% of marriages today. Is this trial and error living arrangement good or bad for marriage? Glenn Stanton, a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues, talks about the growing trend of cohabitation and the downside to cohabitating that no o...

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What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality?

There's an increasing amount of confusion among believers about homosexuality. What are we to believe? Pastor Kevin DeYoung encourages believers to open their Bibles and really examine the texts that refer to this issue, beginning with Genesis, which first establishes the institution of marriage bet...

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Compassion Without Compromise

How do we as Christians love our gay friends without losing the truth? Adam Barr says we need to be welcoming, but we also need to remember that the gospel demands radical life change for followers of Christ. Adam Barr and Ron Citlau explain how we can share good news with people who experience sa...

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The Hidden Traps of Adolescence

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk to parents about raising children with a spiritual game plan. ...

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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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Premarital Mentoring

The idea of courtship sounds archaic, but is that a fair assessment? See an example of biblical premarital mentoring with Voddie Baucham....

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United

God is no respecter of persons, and neither should we be. Author Trillia Newbell talks about growing up as an African American in a white community and being the target of racism....

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The Person Called You

Each person has been put here for a purpose. Unfortunately, many of us don't know what that purpose is. Bill Hendricks, president of the Giftedness Center, a consulting firm specializing in career guidance, offers some practical advice for discovering your passion. Hendricks also tells what you can...

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Rekindling the Family Reformation

When Dennis Rainey started sounding the alert back in 1976 that marriage was in trouble, some folks thought he was overstating the problem. Almost 40 years later, speaking at a conference of leaders dealing with gay marriage and the church, Dennis continues to sound the alert - and this time, far mo...

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Confessions of a Boy Crazy Girl

Is someone in your home boy-crazy? Paula Hendricks, a recovering boy-crazy girl, reminisces about her teen years when she was desperate for the boys' attention and eager to shed her church girl persona. Seeing non-Christian boys behind her parents' back, Paula shares how flirting with the wrong kind...

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Sex and Money

We are made for worship. But many times what we worship isn't God. Christian counselor Paul Tripp talks about the idols of money and sex - those things that often replace God in our hearts. While God made us for pleasure, we must guard ourselves from expecting too much from it and see pleasure for w...

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God Less America

FOX News & Commentary host, Todd Starnes, talks about some of the most crucial religious liberty issues facing us today and offers some sound advice for Christians as they live their faith in the marketplace. Todd also shares some of the latest eye-opening stories you may or may not have heard on t...

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I Beg to Differ

Words are like seeds. It's best then to be purposeful with the words that you sow. Tim Muehlhoff, an associate professor of communications at Biola, encourages listeners to anticipate the affect their words have on others and to think twice before they speak. Tim explains that behind each communicat...

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Fashioned by Faith

Making it in the modeling business is hard. Holding to your values while you climb the corporate ladder makes it even more so. Model Rachel Lee Carter shares how she gave her career over to God, turning down jobs that were immodest, and watched amazed as God brought her continued success....

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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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The Secret Life of a Fool

Former prodigal Andrew Palau knows what it's like to walk far away from God and then to return. Andrew helps listeners understand the mind of the prodigal....

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Aggressive Girls

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

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Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters

When Darlene Brock found out, at the age of 27, that she was pregnant she cried for a month. Realizing that motherhood was the most important job she was ever going to have, she feared she wasn't going to do it right. Now, looking back on 20+ years, Darlene shares what she's learned about motherhoo...

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Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters

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The New Passport to Purity

Join us as we roll out the red carpet for the release of the all new Passport2Purity®, a resource that will help you guide your son or daughter through the challenges of puberty. Since its inception 14 years ago, parents have been using this tool to fashion a memorable get-away weekend for their pr...

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Independence Day

When your kids leave home, what temptations will they face? Best-selling authors Michael and Hayley DiMarco reveal three truths about temptation, and encourage parents to teach their teens to handle temptation before they come knocking. The DiMarco’s also remind students that college is the most ...

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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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What I Want My Children to Know

Our children learn what it means to be God's man or woman from us. They do what they see us doing. But wouldn't it be great if we could explain what it means as well? Pastor Todd Wagner came up with a simple explanation of manhood and womanhood so that he could teach his children. Wagner teaches on ...

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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 Poverty of Nations

Are some countries destined to be poor? While traveling in Africa, seminary professor Dr. Wayne Grudem, was asked a troubling question by a local:  "Why is Africa so poor? Are we under a curse?" Startled by this puzzling question, Dr. Grudem set out to find an answer. Grudem shares what he's found ...

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The Heart of Anger for Teens

What should you do about your teen's anger? Lou Priolo, director of the Center for Biblical Counseling at Eastwood Presbyterian Church, helps parents understand and deal with their teens' anger. ...

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College Bound

Dennis Rainey talks with Thomas Shaw, vice president of student services at Moody Bible Institute, about the need for parents to coach their kids as they make the big step toward the college of their choice. ...

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Understanding Aggressive Girls

More and more parents are expressing concern about the number of young women actively pursuing their sons. Dennis Rainey sheds some light on this new phenomenon and coaches parents on what to do when they see it happening. ...

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Freedom's Orphans

How is the culture impacting your kids for good or bad? Author David Tubbs, an assistant professor of politics at King's College, tells Dennis Rainey how the expansion of new rights as defined by our courts may have a negative impact on our children now and in the future....

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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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Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations

Everyone expects teens to rebel in some way, but Alex and Brett have started a rebellion of a different kind. Dennis Rainey talks with brothers Alex and Brett Harris, authors of the book Do Hard Things, about why they are sounding the call for teens to rise up and make a difference in the world arou...

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Re-Create: Building a Culture in Your Home Stronger Than the Culture Destroying Your Kids

How do we keep the culture from swallowing up our kids? Dennis Rainey talks with Teen Mania President Ron Luce about the pervading culture that's luring our kids away from their faith....

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Raising Girls

Counselors Sissy Goff and Melissa Trevathan help parents understand their tween daughter’s mind and what’s most important to her at this age....

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Welcome to College

Can a college student really keep his faith strong while away from home? Jonathan Morrow talks about the spiritual climate of most college campuses and tells students how to stay strong in the midst of it....

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Preparing Your Teen For College

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Teaching Teens to Follow the Rules

Dennis Rainey tells parents about the benefits of healthy boundaries as he or she raises a teen to follow the rules....

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Being the Church in Tough Times

Dave Wilson, a pastor at Kensington Community Church in Michigan and chaplain of the Detroit Lions, tells those affected by the economy to take courage and to trust in God's faithfulness....

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Finding Help for Your Troubled Teen

What do you do with a teen who's out of control? For George and Livia Dunklin, Heartlight Ministry, a residential facility for crisis teens, was their answer to prayer. ...

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So You're about to be a Teenager

Dennis Rainey talks with a panel of young adults about the issues they faced during the much-anticipated teen years....

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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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The Disappearance of God

Dr. Al Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, helps us perform spiritual triage to order to discern which issues we must stand firm on and which issues we can differ in without rupturing the fellowship of the church....

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Hidden Joy

Author Wendy Blight talks candidly about the rape that threatened to keep her a prisoner of fear. Find out how she conquered her fears, and how you can, too, by meditating on the Word of God....

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College Ready

Pastors Robert Lewis and John Bryson talk to upcoming college students about making the most of their college years....

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Hooked

Drs. Freda Bush and Joe McIlhaney explain how the brain is the most important sex organ....

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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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She Still Calls Me Daddy

Parents Robert and Bobbi Wolgemuth talk about the changes they've experienced since their two daughters married. ...

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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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Politics--According to the Bible

Wayne Grudem explains the purpose of government from a biblical perspective. ...

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The Good News About Injustice

Gary Haugen explains that when mankind turns its back on God, problems like violence and oppression are the end result. ...

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Keeping the "Little" in Your Girl

How is the culture influencing today's youth? Just carpool for your daughter and her friends, and you'll find out, as author Dannah Gresh did. Dannah counsels parents to "get connected" to their kids in order build a bridge to their children's hearts. ...

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Embezzlement

Kevin Cross was living in the fast lane. With a fast car and stolen money to burn, he had deceived his employer and his friends. But now he had come to justice. Sitting in jail, he had plenty of time to think. Hear how God worked through Kevin's circumstances to give him a new calling and a new life...

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The Mother-Daughter Duet

Do you and your daughter find yourself at odds more times than not? You're not alone. Mother daughter duo Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum talk about what they've done to smooth out the wrinkles in their sometimes bumpy relationship....

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Thriving at College

Have you prepared your teen for college? Alex Chediak, an associate professor at California Baptist University, points out that it's a son's or daughter's solid character and biblical worldview that will ultimately help them enjoy a successful college experience. ...

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Becoming a True Woman While I Still Have a Curfew

Author Susan Hunt reminds women of their ultimate purpose--to glorify God....

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A Positive Life

Pastor Shane Stanford, a lifelong hemophiliac, recalls the unforgettable day when, at 16, his doctor revealed to him that he had tested positive for the HIV virus. Told he had only a few years to live, Shane talks about the invaluable encouragement that kept him going and the beautiful girl who stuc...

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Your Kids at Risk

One of the country's leading experts on teens' and children's health, Dr. Meg Meeker, exposes shocking facts and statistics about sexually transmitted diseases. Meeker, who practices pediatric and adolescent medicine, exhorts parents not to gloss over the dangers of teenage sex, but to encourage abs...

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Following Christ to College

Is your teen ready to face the temptations of college? Dennis Rainey talks with Ben Burns, the director of College Prep Seminars - a branch of Campus Crusade's college ministry. Hear Ben tell parents why it's important to prepare teens spiritually for the realities of campus life....

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An Insider's Look at the State of the Union

Dr. Wade Horn, Assistant Secretary for Children and Families with the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, reflects on the state of marriages and families in the U.S....

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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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Unto the Least of These: Adoption Update

Barbara Rainey and daughter, Laura, talk about the children they met recently when they went on a medical missions trip to China. Hear how this medical team, and others like them, are bringing hope to Chinese orphans....

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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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The Truth about Same Sex Marriage

Dr. Erwin Lutzer, senior pastor of Moody Church, talks about the church's failure to speak up throughout critical moments of history, further contributing to the moral decay of our culture, including, but not limited to, same-sex marriages....

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MayDay for Marriage

Former professional football star Ken Hutcherson, now the senior pastor at Antioch Bible Church in Washington, tells how Christians can stand up for traditional marriage by getting involved with MayDay for Marriage, an event held on Capitol Mall in Washington, DC, on October 15, 2004....

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Our Duty to Vote

What is a Christian's responsibility toward voting? Various guests including historian Stephen Mansfield, Kay Arthur, Janet Parshall and more speak out on this timely issue....

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For Such a Time As This

Could God be calling you to be a modern-day Esther? Lisa Ryan, co-host of "The 700 Club" and author of the book For Such a Time as This, explains what it means to be a young Christian woman in our culture....

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Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?

How does a single man or woman handle loneliness? Carolyn McCulley, author of the book Did I Kiss Marriage Goodbye?, talks to singles about embracing their singleness as a gift from God....

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Racing Towards Racial Reconciliation

Bryan Loritts, teaching pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Memphis, TN, talks about the need for racial reconciliation in the Body of Christ today. ...

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Mom, I Hate My Life

Sharon Hersh, a licensed professional counselor and mother of two teens, talks to Dennis Rainey about connecting with your daughter's heart....

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Cultivating a Biblical Worldview

David Noebel, president of Summit Ministries--a training center that teaches Christians to think and act in keeping with the biblical worldview, talks to parents about differing worldviews and explains how our worldview affects the way we act....

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Sacred Parenting

Dennis Rainey talks with writer and speaker, Gary Thomas, about the character-building circumstances of parenthood, which often calls us to sacrifice our own comfort for the sake of others....

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Terrify No More

Crimes of oppression and slavery are happening all over the world. Dennis Rainey talks with Gary Haugen, author of Terrify No More about these crimes, and about what Gary is doing to free those trapped in slavery....

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The Fuel and the Flame

College isn't just a place for late night study sessions and sorority parties. For many, it's a place where they solidify their faith in Christ and mature in their knowledge of Him. Steve Shadrach, founder of Student Mobilization, a non-denominational campus ministry whose goal is to raise up labore...

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Sex 180

Chip Ingram and Tim Walker talk about Sex 180 and what it means: sex is sacred, sex is serious, and hook-ups leave scars....

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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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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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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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Teen Advisors

What does it take for a teen to be popular today? Richard and Dee Dee Stephens, founders of Teen Advisors, a mentoring program for teens, join Dennis Rainey and various teens to find out. ...

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Taking the Lead

Ron Jenson, author of the book Taking the Lead, talks with Dennis Rainey about the qualities every leader should possess....

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Heroes Among Us

Do you have what it takes to be a hero? Jim Ryun, Republican Congressman from Kansas, and his sons, Drew and Ned, highlight some of the people who lived by their principles and changed the course of history....

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Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World

Sean McDowell, son of best-selling author Josh McDowell and author of the best-selling book Ethix: Being Bold in a Whatever World, talks with Dennis Rainey about the huge relational and emotional gap facing teens today. Hear how to encourage your teen to turn his or her faith into truth and practica...

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Lost in the Middle

Most of us will look back on our lives with a little bit of regret. Dr. Paul David Tripp, a Christian counselor and author of the book Lost in the Middle, talks about the emotional challenges of midlife and shares some sound advice for dealing with regret....

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Report From South Africa

Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about their travels to South Africa and FamilyLife's active ministry there. ...

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Addressing the Global AIDS Crisis

Rick and Kay Warren talk about the burden God has put on their hearts for churches to begin to address the worldwide AIDS crisis and about the Global AIDS Summit held at Saddleback Church....

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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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Mom, sex is NO big deal!

Dennis Rainey talks with Christian counselor Sharon Hersh, author of the book "Mom, sex is NO big deal!", about shaping your daughter's sexual identity. ...

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So You Want to be a Teenager?

Grab a paddle and hang onto your hat! Dennis and Barbara Rainey, along with son, Samuel, and daughter, Rebecca, talk about riding the rapids of adolescence with your teens. ...

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Not-So-Stupid Parents

Michael and Hayley DiMarco, bestselling authors of numerous books, including Not-So-Stupid Parents, and founders of "Hungry Planet", talk to Dennis Rainey about the 10 things parents unknowingly do that embarrass their kids....

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Building Faith on the College

Ben Stuart, the director of Breakaway Ministries who has lead thousands of Texas A&M students through weekly Bible study, talks with Dennis Rainey about the spiritual hunger on today's college campus....

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Interviewing Your Daughter's Date Drama

All this week on the broadcast, Dennis Rainey talks about the benefits of interviewing your daughter's dates. Join us today as he tells why a father doesn't want to miss out on being his daughter's protector. ...

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Best of 2007

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2007....

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Once Upon a Time

Authors Jennie Bishop and Susan Henson talk about their new books for tweens....

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For Parents Only

Dennis Rainey talks to Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice, authors of For Parents Only, a revealing new parenting book that tells what's on the minds and hearts of teens today. ...

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Interviewing Your Daughter's Date

What role does a father play when his daughter starts dating? A father of four daughters himself, Dennis Rainey shoots straight with fathers about protecting their daughters by drawing proper boundaries. Hear what this protection does for the daughters, their dates, and the fathers themselves....

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Applied Masculinity

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

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