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Are your spending habits becoming a debt habit? Christian financial expert Ron Blue shares four biblical principles for building a healthy financial foundation for your family. Ron also talks to parents and students alike about the benefits of paying for college as you go rather than relying on stu...

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Does fear plague you? Trillia Newbell, director of Community Outreach for the Southern Baptist Convention, talks about her long battle with fear. Newbell talks about the death of her father, and the fear she had of displeasing her husband. Newbell reminds believers to take every thought captive, and...

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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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Marriage wasn't going well for Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Although they were deeply in love, their differences were igniting a host of arguments and misunderstandings. The DiMarcos talk about their early years of marriage beginning with their disappointing honeymoon to the end of their first year w...

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November is the month for thankfulness. But it shouldn't stop there. Barbara Rainey encourages listeners to practice thankfulness all year long. Barbara recalls how she and Dennis prompted their own children to be thankful by initiating mealtime prayers, learning Scripture songs, and writing thank y...

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How is screen time affecting your kids? Youth expert Dr. Kathy Koch examines how technology is shaping the way our kids think. We're seeing some children interacting with screens more than their parents, says Koch, and some teens are even becoming addicted to the internet or video games. Koch encour...

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Do you love God's Word? Bible teacher Jen Wilkin voices her concerns about Bible illiteracy among the body of Christ. Jen Wilkin also takes listeners through the "Five P's" of Bible study: purpose, perspective, patience, process, and prayer....

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Certified financial planner Jerry Foster talks today about trusting God in the midst of financial uncertainty....

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In uncertain times, we need to focus on that which is certain - the Word of God. Dennis Rainey offers practical tips for preparing your home to withstand economic and cultural storms. ...

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Pastor Sam Crabtree talks about the power of praise and affirmation....

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Author Jill Savage talks about the joys and benefits of living with less so that your family has more....

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Are you under the influence? Pastor Francis Chan reminds believers about their need for the Holy Spirit and calls on the church to be conduits of the Holy Spirit's power and love. As Chan points out, having the Spirit of God inside us should make a huge difference in the way we live. If we aren't li...

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Ungodliness is ultimately at the core of our sin. Author Jerry Bridges talks about what makes a sin a sin....

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How are you doing spiritually? Don Whitney, a respected author and associate professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will be telling you what you can do to diagnose your spiritual health....

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CEO Jerry Foster, author of Life Focus, defines the five dimensions of wealth and tells how to achieve true life wealth....

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The Most Important Place on Earth

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Dennis Rainey talks with marital researcher Scott Stanley about the root issues behind financial conflicts in the home....

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When Good Kids Make Bad Choices

Does good parenting produce good kids and bad parenting produce bad kids? "Not necessarily," says Christian counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick, author of the book When Good Kids Make Bad Choices. ...

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The Christian Giver

What do you give the person who has everything? Bob Lepine, author and co-host of "FamilyLife Today," talks about the spiritual discipline of giving. ...

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Praying Backwards

Do you think your prayers would be better heard if you prayed backwards? Dr. Bryan Chapell, president of Covenant Theological Seminary, thinks so. On today's broadcast, Bryan explains to Dennis Rainey how praying in Jesus' name before you start your petitions may keep you from requesting things no...

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Family Worship--Then and Now

Why is family worship important? Author Don Whitney, associate professor of Biblical Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, illustrates the need for family worship by telling stories of how family worship changed lives....

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The Main Thing

You've heard the saying, "Keep the main thing the main thing," but what exactly is the main thing? According to author and pastor C.J. Mahaney, the main thing and only thing that really counts in the long run is Jesus Christ and His Gospel. ...

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Say Goodbye to Whining

Is there any way to stop children’s whining? Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, authors of the book Say Goodbye to Whining, tell parents how to discourage their children from whining....

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Ron Blue, founder of Ronald Blue & Co, talks with Dennis Rainey about the benefits of giving generously to advance God's work....

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Raising Kids for True Greatness

Tim Kimmel, Executive Director of Family Matters and author of the book Raising Kids for True Greatness, asks parents to consider whether or not they are raising their children for true greatness and influence or whether they're raising them to live a life marked by comfort and ease....

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Former Galloping Gourmet, Graham Kerr, along with his wife, Treena, tell Dennis Rainey how God finally got their attention and changed their indulgent lifestyle into an "out dulgent" lifestyle that meets the needs of others. ...

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Popular author Nancy Leigh DeMoss, host of the syndicated radio broadcast "Revive Our Hearts," talks with FamilyLife President, Dennis Rainey, about the healing power of forgiveness....

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Dr. Tim Irwin, a Managing Partner of IrwinInc - Psychologists to Business and author of the book Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled, talks with Dennis Rainey about training our sons and daughters to excel in the workplace....

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

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Why should we study the Bible? In this series, Dennis Rainey talks with Moody Bible Institute President Michael Easley and Precept founder Kay Arthur about building your faith through basic bible study methods....

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Authors Melody Carlson and Kathy Pride share the emotional stories of their son's battle with drugs. ...

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