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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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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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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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Eight Important Money Decisions

Are finances a touchy subject at your house? Russ Crosson, president of Ronald Blue & Company, and his wife, Julie, talk about the wisdom of planning a family budget. The Crossons recall the financial tensions they experienced early in their marriage and tell how a budget got them working as a team....

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Rooted

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

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First Year Marriage Surprises

Join us as we celebrate the first anniversary of Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth (formerly Nancy Leigh DeMoss). The Wolgemuths take a realistic look at their courtship and their first year together as husband and wife....

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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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An Untold Love Story

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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Glimpses of Grace

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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Helping Others Build Strong Marriages

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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Smart Play When Facing the Unexpected

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

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Hope Heals

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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Letters to My Daughters

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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I Take You

What really happens when you say "I do"? Pastor Alistair Begg tells what the Bible teaches about what is really going on during a marriage ceremony. Alistair explains how a couple is now purposefully, wonderfully, gloriously, intimately, dutifully, legally, personally, unconditionally, and affecti...

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Starting Your Marriage Right (2009)

Dennis and Barbara Rainey, lifetime students of one another, share lessons they’ve learned from their four decades of marriage. They call it "Eleven Marital Rules You Won't Learn in School."...

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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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The Early Seasons of a Woman's Life

Like a book, each life is made up of chapters. All this week Barbara Rainey allows us a peek into chapters of her life and tells us how she adjusted and kept her priorities in place in each season. Reminiscing about their past, Dennis and Barbara talk about their biggest marital adjustments and the ...

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode

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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Called to Adopt

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

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Lasting Love

Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Alistair Begg about the solemnity of the marriage vows. ...

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Caring for Carol

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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The Vow

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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Trusting God While Treating Cancer

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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When the Bottom Drops Out

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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Couples in the Bible

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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Our Secret Paradise

Jimmy and Karen Evans, authors of the book Our Secret Paradise, talk with Dennis Rainey about the problems they had early in their marriage and tell how their marriage began to change when they began to see each other through God's eyes....

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A Biblical Approach to Family Planning

Dennis Rainey talks with Dr. Bill Cutrer, an OB-GYN and Professor of Christian Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY, and Dr. Mark Povich, an advocate of Natural Family Planning who practices family medicine in Michigan, about the spiritual issues men and women need to ...

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Alone in Marriage

Susie Larson recounts the one-sided season of loneliness in her marriage....

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Money and Marriage God's Way

Christian financial expert Howard Dayton coaches couples on building a financially sound marriage right from the start....

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Treasures in the Dark

Andy and Nikki Bray, directors of FamilyLife New Zealand, talk to Dennis Rainey. ...

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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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The Refuge of Faith

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

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When Sinners Say "I Do"

Dave Harvey explains that what we believe about ourselves, sinners saved by grace, is the foundation of a happy marriage....

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Put the Seat Down

What does it take to be a good husband? Jess MacCallum, a married man for over 20 years, knows, and he's willing to let you in on the secret. ...

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What Did You Expect?

Think back to when you first got married. What were your expectations? Popular speaker and author Paul David Tripp talks about the reality of marriage and reminds couples that marriage is a union between two flawed people in a fallen world....

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Finding Freedom From Domestic Abuse

Nancy Murphy, the Executive Director of Northwest Family Life Learning and Counseling Center, talks about the domestic abuse she endured at the hands of her former husband. Joining her is Dr. Dan Allender. ...

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The Most Important Year in Your Life

The first year of marriage is the most important year. Although not the most difficult, it's the time when marital habits and attitudes are formed. Hear how to make your first year your very best by listening to pastor Mark DeVries and his wife, Susan, as well as best-selling author Robert Wolgemu...

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Finding Refuge: Escaping the Cycle of Domestic Abuse

Just how prevalent is domestic abuse in our culture? What about in the church? Bob and Dennis talk with Debi Pryde and retired Green Bay, Wisconsin, detective Sergeant Donald Stewart about understanding and responding to this issue....

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You Can Grow a Spiritually Strong Family

A rose won’t grow into the beautiful flower it was meant to be without a little nourishment. Neither will our family’s spiritual life. Dennis Rainey talks about growing a spiritually strong family....

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The Problem of Life with God

Does your life feel as if it's spinning out of control? Today on the broadcast, author and pastor Tommy Nelson searches the book of Ecclesiastes to learn more about God's hand in the affairs of men....

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In-Laws, Mates, and Money

Tommy Nelson gives couples advice about handling money and in-laws after marriage....

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The Honeymoon of Your Dreams

Dennis Rainey talks to America's best-known family physician, Dr. Walt Larimore, about preparing for your honeymoon. Dr. Larimore, author of the book The Honeymoon of Your Dreams, talks about the different expectations men and women have for their honeymoon and how men and women should take special ...

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