Connor’s Song

Ron and Nan Deal walk us through the events that took the life of their 12-year old son, Connor, and how their family got through this loss.

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Grieving a Suicide

Author Albert Hsu is a suicide survivor--he has grieved his own father's suicide. He recalls his father's battle with clinical depression and his lost sense of hope as he fought for normalcy in rehab. Hsu talks about the effect his father's suicide had on their family and gives us a first-hand look ...

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Connor's Song

Ron and Nan Deal walk us through the events in 2009 that took the life of their 12-year old son, Connor. The Deals share what has helped them, and hurt them, as they've grieved the loss of their son. They discuss how they regained their footing, especially in their marriage, after experiencing such ...

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Building a Fire in the Rain

Marriage is built upon a foundation of commitment to Christ and to your covenant with each other. Dennis Rainey talks about proactive ways you can uphold your marriage commitment and offers suggestions for ways couples can use adventure, intrigue, and surprise to keep the romance alive. ...

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Elizabeth Oates recalls her troubled childhood marked by abuse and loneliness and tells how that emptiness eventually led her to a deep and abiding relationship with Christ. Oates shares how growing up in a single-parent home, and then in a home with a stepfather, shaped her views on dating and marr...

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Hosea, Gomer, and Us

Marriage was created as a means to put love on display. God called Hosea to marry an adulteress to illustrate what His love looks like. Bryan Loritts walks through the biblical account of Hosea and Gomer and reminds us of our own place in the story....

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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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Victoria Newman, reflects on the days when she first met and dated her husband, Brent. Newman talks about the circumstances that first lead Brent to the police academy. Newman talks honestly about the stresses that can invade a first responder's marriage, and opens up about the circumstances in he...

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Author Lacey Buchanan, a wife and mother of two, talks about the birth of her first son, Christian, who was born with severe facial deformities, and blindness. Buchanan talks honestly about the challenges she and her husband have faced. She also shares how the faith of her and her husband has helped...

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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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From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic stories of triumph in hardship from the last 25 years....

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Steadfast Love

Author Lauren Chandler, wife of Pastor Matt Chandler, fondly shares how she and Matt met and married. Chandler tells how she struggled in the shadow of Matt's obvious calling to preach. Chandler talks honestly about the chains that often bind us. She reflects on her own chains of a disordered desire...

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Did you know that there's a mistress flirting around your pastor's door? The mistress's name? Ministry. Dennis Rainey speaks to pastors about how they can avoid this marriage-destroying trap. He also alerts us to the dangers of what he calls "terrorism of the soul" as he explores the toxic effects o...

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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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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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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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Being There

Pastor Dave Furman and his wife, Gloria, tell what it's like dealing with a disability in marriage. The Furmans tell what they lost as a couple, and how they've dealt with the loss with Christ's help....

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For Joni Tada, God has used more than four decades of confinement to a wheelchair to refine her character. And four decades of marriage to Ken has refined them into an exquisite portrait of God's fully sufficient grace....

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God is in the monotonous. Gloria Furman, a pastor's wife and mother of four, talks about the day she realized that her mom duties weren't interruptions to her spiritual growth, but that God wanted to interact with her in the day-to-day, amongst the dishes and the diapers. Gloria and her husband, Dav...

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What is God's purpose for your life, and how can you discover it? Dave and Ann Wilson encourage you to look around. Where you are right now is exactly where God wants you to be. According to Dave and Ann Wilson, your life can be surprisingly influential to those around you, if you will only share it...

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Jeff Kemp, former NFL quarterback, shares life lessons he learned from his years playing professional football....

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Trials come in various shapes and sizes. It's how we respond to those trials that determine who we really are. After four years of a happily-ever-after marriage, Katherine Wolf endured a massive stroke and spent two years in the hospital and in rehab. Katherine, joined by her husband, Jay, shares ...

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A couple's differences can either bring them together or pull them apart. Barbara Rainey, author of the book "Letters to My Daughters," explains how a series of letters to her daughters-in-law and newly married daughter evolved into a book on marriage. Barbara recalls her early years as Dennis's bri...

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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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Are you aging well? Dr. John Dunlop, a doctor of geriatrics in Connecticut, explains what it means to age well in all spheres of life--physical, mental, social, financial and emotional. While mounting losses make it more difficult to think about the blessings we do have, Dr. Dunlop advises patients ...

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The Light That Never Dies

Author William Hendricks, president of The Giftedness Center, talks honestly with Dennis Rainey about how God sustained him through his wife Nancy's battle with cancer and subsequent death. Hendricks remembers the last hours of his wife's life and recalls how God showed up for him and his three daug...

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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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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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The Color of Rain

Michael and Gina Spehn both suffered the loss of a spouse to cancer, but their stories turned from grief to hope. Gina and her first husband, Matt, looked forward to celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. But Matt's diagnosis of cancer at age 33 turned their lives upside down. Then Michael tel...

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After the Sirens Fall Silent

On April 27, 2014, tornadoes ripped through central Arkansas. Listen to the story of the Tittle family, FamilyLife staff  who were devastated by these storms....

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Rebecca Mutz wanted to be a mom ever since she could remember. Hear Rebecca tell how her dreams came true in a labor and delivery room in a small Colorado hospital. When baby Molly didn’t cry for four minutes after delivery, however, a new mother’s worst fears began to materialize. Joining Rebec...

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A marriage has to face big adjustments when a health issue threatens a spouse. Pastor Jim Garlow talks with Dennis Rainey about the ups and downs he and his wife, Carol, have had to make since she was first diagnosed with cancer five years ago. ...

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A chance meeting can sometimes lead you to the love of your life. That certainly was the case for Kim and Krickitt Carpenter as they got to know each other over the phone when Kim called to order uniforms for his baseball team. More calls followed, and soon they were meeting in person. It wasn’t ...

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Thanksgiving Day 2009 is forever etched in the mind of Lauren Chandler. That's the day her husband, pastor Matt Chandler, experienced a series of violent seizures that marked the beginning of Matt's two-year battle with brain cancer. Listen to an exclusive interview and update with Matt and Lauren C...

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Rhonda had lost her husband to cancer. Rhonda's pastor and her husband's best friend, Rob Bugh, had also recently lost a spouse to cancer. Even in the midst of grief, a love for each other started to grow, and eventually grew into a blended family. Ron Deal joins Rob and Rhonda Bugh as they explo...

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Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth describe the stories from their favorite couples in the Bible, and relate how we can learn from the trials others have faced....

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Death affects more than just a marriage: it hurts an entire family. Pastor Dennis Apple, author of Life After the Death of My Son, remembers the adjustments his whole family had to make after the tragic death of his son Denny in 1991....

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Hear Robert Rogers share how a mustard seed of faith and his resolute trust in a sovereign God carried him through tragedy....

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Well-known Christian psychologist Gary Oliver tells how God's faithfulness carried him through dark days....

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If God is good, then how can He allow suffering? Randy Alcorn reflects on who God is and what His purposes are for Creation. He points to Jesus as the ultimate answer to our toughest questions.  Randy reflects on difficult times his family faced and how God worked it out for good....

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

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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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How would you spend your last days on earth? What does finishing the race well look like? For Campus Crusade founder Dr. Bill Bright, nothing was more rewarding than fulfilling the Great Commission to the very end. Hear Dennis Rainey's interview with Dr. Bill Bright in the last days of his battle wi...

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Christian recording artist Tammy Trent talks about the vacation she and her husband took that changed their lives forever....

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