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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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Raising Grateful Kids

Kristen Welch tells how she and her husband nipped their child's entitlement mentality in the bud. Kristen gives seven reasons parents overindulge their children, which results in kids who feel entitled....

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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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Mastering the Money Basics

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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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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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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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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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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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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Parenting by Design

Chris and Michelle Groff recall the night friends awakened them at 2:30 a.m. to tell them their son had broken into their car. Shocked and confused by their son's behavior and revealed drug abuse, the Groffs realigned their priorities as a family. The Groffs share what they learned while their son w...

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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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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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The Season of Gratitude

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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Screens and Teens

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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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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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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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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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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Cleaning House

Do you feel more like the household maid than the queen of her castle? When Kay Wills Wyma asked her son to clean his room and he replied that it was her job, she knew something had to change. Kay and her husband began a 12-month experiment with their five children, introducing a new chore each mo...

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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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Just a Minute

Each word you speak takes root for good or bad in the hearts of those who hear it. Be careful what you sow. Wess Stafford, Compassion International President and author of the book, "Just a Minute," asks listeners to choose their words and actions wisely, especially when interacting with children, w...

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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

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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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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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Mansfield's Manly Men

What are the marks of a manly man? Best-selling author Stephen Mansfield explores the world of manly men and what makes them great. Stephen recalls the night he was welcomed into manhood, and shares a few of the principles that define a man, including #1: manly men do manly things. ...

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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", talk to...

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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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Lessons From a High School Dropout

A father's impression on his children lasts a lifetime. Texas A&M chaplain Rick Rigsby, author of the book Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout, tells Dennis Rainey about his father, Roger Marion Rigsby, and the lesson of kindness he learned from him. ...

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Debt-Proof Your Kids

Dennis Rainey talks with author Mary Hunt, an expert in money management and a contributing editor at Woman's Day magazine, about teaching your children financial responsibility....

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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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Twenty-five Ways to Cure Sibling Rivalry

Dennis Rainey delves into the topic of sibling rivalry and offers some solutions....

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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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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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Barbara Rainey on Gratitude

Barbara explains what you can do to cultivate a heart of gratefulness....

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Growing Together in Gratitude

Barbara Rainey talks to parents about training children in gratefulness not only by their example, but through storytelling. ...

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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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Parenting Heart to Heart

Dennis Rainey talks with Family Ministries director Reb Bradley about building better relationships with your kids....

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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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Close Kids: Connect Your Children for Life

Find out the key things families do that bond siblings for life....

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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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Talking Smack

Glenn Williams encourages parents to talk honestly to their school age children about the danger of drugs. ...

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Growing Together in Courage

Barbara Rainey talks about the amazing power of courage through stories of real people being courageous. ...

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Granny Camp

Hear how grandmother Anne Dierks invented Granny Camp to help build memories with her grandkids ...

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The Protectors

Whether done in a school yard or online, it hurts to be bullied. Paul Coughlin explains how to help a child who's being bullied....

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Raising Unselfish Children

Are you raising your children to be mirrors or windows? Manners of the Heart founder and author Jill Rigby explains how emphasizing self-esteem over service encourages a child's natural selfishness. Listen in as Jill tells parents how to raise children who think of others instead....

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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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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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Grace-Based Parenting

Tim Kimmel, founder and executive director of Family Matters, a ministry known for its work in educating, equipping and encouraging families, encourages parents to treat their children the way God treats His children - with grace....

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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 Rainey's Answer Your Questions about Marriage and Parenting

Dennis and Barbara Rainey answer your questions about parenting....

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Run With the Bulls Without Getting Trampled

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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In-Laws, Mates, and Money

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

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Winning the Drug War at Home

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

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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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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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