Love Thy Body

Nancy Pearcey contrasts the secular view of the body with Scripture’s view and coaches parents on helping their children think biblically.

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

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Dr. Ramona Probasco tells what it's like to be married to an abusive man. She provides insight into why abused wives don't leave their husbands sooner, and how the abuse affected her children. Probasco tells what led her to seek help, and what she did to finally leave her abusive marriage....

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Dennis and Barbara Rainey encourage moms and dads to demonstrate unconditional love and grace as they pursue their children's hearts. Dennis and Barbara also talk about some skills children need to learn while they live at home. Hear about some of the mishaps in the Rainey home as Dennis and Barbara...

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Christmas is a special time of year. Barbara Rainey joins her husband, Dennis, to talk about the Advent season and what you can do to make the holidays more meaningful. Over the past seven years, Barbara has designed Christmas ornaments that boast of God's powerful names. The Raineys recall the even...

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Meg Miller knew marriage was going to be hard when she first tied the knot. But she was shocked to find porn on their home computer. Miller wasn't sure her marriage would survive. The pain she felt after her husband's betrayal consumed her. Hear how God showed her how to better relate to her husband...

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Paul David Tripp talks honestly about parenting children with the love, wisdom, and mercy only God can provide. Tripp reminds parents the law has no power to change the heart. Only grace can do that. Tripp also understands parents' desire to get their kids to behave and encourages parents to see the...

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Author Mary Mohler reminds us gratefulness isn't an option for the Christian. We were all hopelessly lost, but God was rich in mercy and paid our sin-debt for us. She takes a biblical look at griping, complaining, and grumbling and identifies some gratitude robbers that may be stealing our joy. Mohl...

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Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the character traits needed to be a good parent. The Raineys also remind parents to carefully consider what kind of person they want their children to become and how they can cultivate those character qualities in their kids. They encourage parents not to try to ...

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This Changes Everything

Jaquelle Crowe explains how her parents modeled the gospel as she grew up. Crowe coaches parents on how to make the Christian life attractive to their kids and reminds teens that their parents are doing the best they can, --they are only human. Crowe talks about how her parents were quick to confess...

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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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Tim Muehlhoff talks about the importance of balancing truth and grace in our speech. The gospel, he states, gives us humility to say, "I can learn from people I disagree with." Muehlhoff advocates partnering on the things you can partner with, even if you don't agree with everything....

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Jonathan Daugherty tells how a friend introduced him to pornography at the age of 12. He shares how his involvement in porn eroded his faith and affected his relationships. When he got married, he believed his struggle with porn was over. And it was, for a while. Daugherty tells what finally led him...

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Gospel Centered Mom

Brooke McGlothlin grew up dreaming of having little boys of her own. But parenting boys left her feeling frazzled and drained. She explains how she allowed God to change her dreams for His glory. McGlothlin dispels the myths of the "ME" gospel. She also identifies four main categories where she see...

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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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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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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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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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Love and Sex

Nancy Houston recalls her childhood and the difficulty growing up in a non-Christian home with a violent father who suffered from PTSD. Houston reminds listeners, "God is for you, and abuse is never okay." Houston also talks about the dangerous addiction of pornography. "Porn is often used to medica...

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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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The Love Dare for Parents

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

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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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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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Virgil said, “As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines.” Dennis Rainey shares how that concept applies to parenting. And how the parenting principles taught him about the gospel....

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Has Valentine's Day become a little predictable at your house? Then why don't you focus on the real meaning of love rather than the retailers' idea of it? To help you, Barbara Rainey has created a new tool called "How Do I Love Thee?" to help you focus on the real meaning of love as defined in 1 Cor...

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

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

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25 Years of Radio: The Essence of Manhood

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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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Live Smart

All parents want their children to live smart, but how do they teach that value? Dan Dumas tells why the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. He shares his burden to see kids head in the right direction and find their purpose, which begins by teaching them to live a life of surrender. Dumas also ...

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Grace Based Discipline

Author and mother of two Karis Kimmel Murray explains that grace is giving something not necessarily deserved. Just like God, who often gives us what we need over what we like, parents are tasked with extending grace to their children. Murray illustrates what it's like to let grace define your relat...

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Navigating Public Schools

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

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Spiritual Life Coaching

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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Total Family Makeover

Do you feel like you're being graded for how your kids turn out? Author Melissa Spoelstra reminds parents they are not their children's report card, and if they measure their parenting by their children's behavior it will lead to disappointment and discouragement. Instead of worrying about how their...

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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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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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Unraveling the Messiah Mystery

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

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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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The Value of Marriage: Shifting Cultural Sands

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Praying God's Word

Don Whitney, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, coaches Christians not to forget to pray the words of Scripture as they seek the Lord. When we pray the Scriptures back to God we find ourselves praying with fervor. Whitney also coaches parents on how to lead their families in praye...

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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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The Ology

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

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Celebrating Advent

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

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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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Gathering Together

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

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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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The Beauty of Intolerance

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

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Rebuilding a Safe House

Joshua Straub recalls the day when he learned of his parents' separation, and tells how he learned to break those negative patterns in his own family. Straub talks to parents about the four walls that build an emotionally safe home for your family....

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Sticky Faith for Stepfamilies

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

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How You Always Meant to Parent

What is your goal as a parent? Author Brian Housman knows parents, like coaches, want to win at the end of the day, but what does that look like? For some parents it's obedience, but Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger goal—to see their children's hearts transformed into Christlikene...

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Transforming Desire

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

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Dedicated

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

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Big Truths for Young Hearts

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

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Passport2Identity™

FamilyLife staff members John Majors and Michelle Hill talk about Passport2Identity™, a new resource created to answer the most pressing questions young men and women have about life's issues....

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Raising Boys the Zeller Way

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

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Hardwired for Awe

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

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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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Unshaken

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

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The Sticky Faith Guide

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

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Pure Eyes, Clean Heart

Craig and Jen Ferguson talk openly about Craig's battle with pornography. Find out what Craig did to break this stronghold in his life. Also hear Jen coach other wives who may be facing a similar situation in their marriage....

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When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography

Pornography is hurting a lot of marriages. Vicki Tiede recalls finding inappropriate magazines. Distraught and pregnant, she sought help from her pastor and recommitted her life and her marriage to Christ. After years with his addiction she realized that his behavior wasn’t going to stop. Taking t...

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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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Becoming a Spiritually Healthy Family

When it comes to your home, is God in charge? Author Michelle Anthony tells how her and her husband's fairy tale began to unravel on their honeymoon. Children then added a new layer of difficulty. How then does a family become spiritually and emotionally strong? Anthony reminds us that being healthy...

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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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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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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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Redefining Marriage?

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

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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 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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Same Sex Marriage

Same-sex marriage has arrived. Now what? Authors Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet remind believers that same-sex marriage isn't the root of the problem, but the fruit of the sexual revolution that began decades ago. Together they delve into the meaning of love as defined by our culture and the who...

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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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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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The Pastor's Kid

Pastors’ kids are just like other kids. But the environment they're in is more intense. Barnabas Piper, son of beloved pastor and author John Piper, talks about the pressure and challenges he’s experienced being a pastor’s kid....

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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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Overcoming Lust

Does lust seem to be an insurmountable problem in your life? Biblical counselor Heath Lambert and businessman Jim Vander Spek have been there, and they've got good news. You can overcome lust and find freedom with God's help. Having dealt with lust themselves, Heath and Jim tell how they found freed...

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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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Turnaround at Home

You can’t change the past, but you can change your children’s future. Jack and Lisa Hibbs know. Jack survived his mother’s attempted abortion. His father left when he learned of the pregnancy. Lisa’s mom died when she was five, and her strict stepmother made her feel unwanted and unloved. ...

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Technical Virginity

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

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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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Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken

The truth sets men free. No one can attest to that more than Chris Beall, and his wife, Cindy. After confessing his infidelity to Cindy, and acknowledging what he'd done to the local church body, Chris found restoration and freedom from the porn addiction that almost ruined his marriage. Find out w...

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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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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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Ashamed No More

Pornography promises a feast for the eyes. But it soon becomes poison to those who consume it. Former pastor Tom Ryan tells of his descent into the world of sexual addiction. Despite extensive counseling and a accountability group, he continued to battle with compulsive sexual behavior which event...

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Children are Gifts from God

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

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Faithful Families

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

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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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Teaching Generosity to Your Family

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

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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 Jesus Storybook Bible

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

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Why Sexual Purity?

Josh Harris, pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and author of the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, talks about God's special purposes for sex and the high cost of sexual immorality....

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Family Driven Faith

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

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The Invisible Bond

What happens emotionally and spiritually when we unite sexually with someone else? Abstinence educator Barbara Wilson tells Dennis Rainey about the power of sexual bonding and how her own sexual history affected her as a wife until she found healing in Christ. ...

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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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Manhood: Let the Truth be Told

Dennis Rainey talks with Promise Keeper President Tom Fortson and his wife of more than 36 years, Toni, about a man's responsibility to protect his family spiritually and physically....

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Growing Up Christian

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

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Walking Your Child Through the Journey of Transition

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

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Secret Sex Wars

Pastors Bobby Scott and Paul Felix, authors of Secret Sex Wars, help listeners stand strong in the face of sexual temptation by relying on God’s Holy Spirit....

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Bringing Home the Prodigals

When your prodigal comes home, loving him the way God does will help parents keep their perspective. Rob Parsons, author of Bringing Home the Prodigals, gives parents good advice for loving their children the way God does when their prayers are finally answered....

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Setting Captives Free

Find out what to do if you see the tell-tale signs of pornography addiction in your spouse. Mike and Jody Cleveland, founders of the ministry Setting Captives Free, discuss signs every wife should be aware of, and explain how a couple can rebuild trust in their marriage after pornography is discover...

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Growth Into Manhood

Alan Medinger, founder of the ex-gay ministry Regeneration, and author Don Schmierer give signs parents can look for that indicate a child may be confused with his or her sexual identity....

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The Healing Choice

Two wives, Brenda Stoeker and Susan Allen, talk to Dennis Rainey about their choice to love and forgive their husbands after finding out about their involvement with pornography....

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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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Spiritually Single Moms

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

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Desire and Deceit

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about the gift of sexuality and the damage that is done when a society no longer restrains the sex drive....

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Teaching Your Kids God's Law

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

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Parent Fuel: For the Fire Inside Our Kids

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

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The National Bible Bee 2009 Winners

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

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The Mission-Minded Family

Hear how a family of nine is reaching out to the lost across the globe and learn how parents can get their family excited about being a part of the Great Commission. ...

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Setting Up Stones

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

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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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Shift: Building a Spiritual Legacy for the Next Generation

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

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Turning Your Heart Toward Your Children

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

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Instructing a Child's Heart

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

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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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It Starts at Home

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

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Breaking Free With Max

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

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Helping the Hurting

Can God truly change your life? Hear from someone who knows. Christian singer and songwriter Dennis Jernigan talks honestly about his past struggles with homosexuality. He reveals how he found deliverance from same-sex attraction when he submitted His life to God. ...

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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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Faith Legacy

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

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Planting Scripture Seeds

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

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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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Growing Together in Truth

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

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Long Story Short

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

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Just Add Family

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

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How Children Raise Parents

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

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Letters to Lovers

Dennis Rainey sits down with Tom and Jeannie Elliff, parents of four children and nineteen grandchildren, to talk about marriage and parenting....

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Manhood: Finding Direction in the Journey

Growing up, Alan’s need for a man’s attention went unmet by his mentally ill father. Alan Medinger, founder of the ex-gay ministry Regeneration, tells how he became involved in a homosexual lifestyle. Don Schmierer, author of An Ounce of Prevention, also joins us....

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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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Christ and Your Family

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

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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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Having a Vision For Your Family

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

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Understanding Homosexuality

Pastor Robert Lewis tells Christians how to respond to homosexuals. ...

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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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This is My Destiny

Christian recording artist and former homosexual, Dennis Jernigan, gives insight into the issues surrounding homosexuality....

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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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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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Why Christian Kids Rebel

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

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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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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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Parenting in the Pew

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

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Exodus: Coming Out of Homosexuality

Alan Chambers, president of Exodus International, talks about his past and his longing for male love and attention which eventually lead him to seek fulfillment in a homosexual lifestyle. ...

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

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

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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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Closing the Generation Gap

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

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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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How Children Come to Faith in Christ

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

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Parenting Prodigals

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

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Maintaining Purity in an Impure World

The battle we have with lust isn’t a new one. Men and women have waged war with the flesh since mankind began. Today on the broadcast, family relations expert Dennis Rainey talks with pastor Josh Harris, author of Not Even a Hint, about the challenge of living pure in an impure world....

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What God Has Always Wanted

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

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Hymns for a Child's Heart

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

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Anchoring Your Family in Christ

How can you anchor your family to Christ for years after you’re gone? Best-selling author Steve Farrar encourages men to depend on God to help them sacrificially lead and love their families. As Steve reminds us, one man with vision can influence his family for generations to come. ...

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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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