A Passing Fad or a Choice That’s Here to Stay?

Dennis Rainey takes a look at a the trend in which the wife is sole breadwinner while her husband stays home with the kids.

Resources from today's broadcast

Related series

Why Motherhood Matters

September McCarthy's first pregnancy ended in miscarriage, and their second child also died shortly after birth. God used those transforming moments to show her the sacred in the suffering and to change her heart. McCarthy also talks about the challenges and joys of motherhood. She reminds us that c...

Listen to the series >

936 Pennies

Eryn Lynum, author of "936 Pennies," tells how the gift of a jar of 936 pennies at her son's baby dedication transformed her family's life by keep them intentionally focused on the importance of each passing day....

Listen to the series >

Transformed

May 26, 1995 is a reset date for Joe Pellegrino. On that day at a Promise Keepers conference he committed himself to the Lord. He shares what he's learned about following God's better blueprint....

Listen to the series >

9 Thoughts That Can Change Your Marriage

How we think influences how we act. Author and blogger Sheila Wray Gregoire lays out nine thoughts that will change the way you look at your marriage. Gregorie shares what she's learned in over 20 years of marriage....

Listen to the series >

Enter the Ring

Authors D.A. and Elicia Horton have had wrestling matches occur in their relationship—first as a dating couple, and then later as newlyweds. Becoming parents caused them to take a second look at their behavior and their priorities....

Listen to the series >

Making Love Last

Laura Taggart knows what it's like to despair over your marriage. Taggart explains how the wheels fell off her marriage around year 13. Taggart talks about conflict she sees couples having. Taggart explains how the wounds of childhood carry over into our marriages....

Listen to the series >

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...

Listen to the series >

God Is Enough

All of us have a past that includes good, bad, and ugly. How do you reconcile pain and suffering with a good God? Barbara Rainey talks about how Jesus is enough, God is in control and the Holy Spirit is enough for your tomorrows because He lives in you....

Listen to the series >

Boys Should Be Boys

Are you expecting your son to behave like a girl? You might, and not even realize it. Boys are under attack, according to pediatrician and mother of six, Dr. Meg Meeker. Dr. Meeker tells how boys, who are naturally attracted to activity and motion, are being reprimanded for acting like boys. Hear ...

Listen to the series >

Mother and Son

Popular author Emerson Eggerichs explains that one compelling desire of a mother is to connect to her son, and she can do that by what she says and how she says it. Eggerichs, along with author Ron Deal, share practical ways for moms to relate to and honor their sons....

Listen to the series >

Lessons From a Father Who Was Always There

Crawford Loritts tells stories about his father's unyielding commitment to integrity, which he learned from his father, who learned it from his father. Loritts also talks about when King David was on his deathbed, charging his son Solomon to remember the most important things....

Listen to the series >

Lessons From a Third Grade Dropout

Rick Rigsby talks about his late wife's battle with breast cancer and her eventual death. It was through those incredibly difficult days that he began remembering and cherishing his father's wisdom. Rigsby tells about his father, Roger Marion Rigsby, and the lessons of kindness and generosity he lea...

Listen to the series >

Like The Shepherd

Authors Robert and Nancy Wolgemuth fondly remember the days of their courtship when they discussed becoming a blended family. Nancy recalls how her heart skipped a beat and began to soften as Robert told her how he loved being married and shepherding a wife. Robert gives his best advice for husbands...

Listen to the series >

The Mediterranean Love Plan

Want your marriage to be more passionate? Best-selling authors Steve and Misty Arterburn share some secrets for better "amore" that folks in the Mediterranean have known for centuries. The Arterburns borrow some advice from the Greeks and Italians by encouraging couples to play and spend time togeth...

Listen to the series >

25 Years of Radio: Dennis and Barbara Rainey

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic moments from Dennis and Barbara Rainey over the last 25 years....

Listen to the series >

Unseen

Sara Hagerty, author of "Unseen," talks with Barbara Rainey about what it means to live a life that is seemingly hidden and unnoticed. Hagerty and Rainey remind listeners that we were created to be seen first by God, and then by the people around us. Then, when we invite God into those humdrum mom...

Listen to the series >

25 Years of Radio: The Essence of Manhood

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on biblical manhood from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

Listen to the series >

How to Respect Your Husband

The Bible does not have to command wives to love their husbands because doing so is a natural part of a woman's makeup. However, the Bible does command wives to respect their husbands because that doesn't come naturally for most women. Trent and Andrea Griffith give a message explaining differe...

Listen to the series >

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...

Listen to the series >

If My Husband Would Change...

The first time Rhonda Stoppe saw the man who would become her husband, he immediately took her breath away. But the shine of their picture perfect relationship began to wear off after their "I dos." Stoppe shares what she learned the hard way: A happy marriage doesn't stem from how well our husban...

Listen to the series >

The Respect Dare

Nina Roesner wasn't happy in her marriage. As God grew her in her relationship with her husband as she began to realize that she had to communicate her needs, rather than expecting her spouse to read her mind, and that learning to respect her husband was the first step in learning to love him well....

Listen to the series >

25 years of Radio: A Husband's Role

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on marriage from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

Listen to the series >

25 Years of Radio: A Wife's Role

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on marriage from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

Listen to the series >

The Smart Stepdad

Statistics show that 16% of all men will be stepdads. How do you know if you're ready? Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, talks to men about the realities of being a stepdad and encourages men to step out in faith, relying on God's wisdom, if they're ready to take the risk. Deal gives insigh...

Listen to the series >

Love Unending

Want to move your marriage off the back burner? Author and blogger Becky Thompson challenges wives to remember their courtship and do the things they did back then in order to see their marriages thrive. Thompson recalls how she met and then married her husband, Jared. After initially being disappoi...

Listen to the series >

25 Years of Radio: A Father's Role

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content on fatherhood and parenting from featured guest experts over the last 25 years....

Listen to the series >

Dad

When a man becomes a dad he does not fully grasp both the immense challenge and rewards. Author and speaker Dennis Rainey shares how a dad must win as a manager, minister and model for his his family. ...

Listen to the series >

Do Your Children Believe?

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 always but in generations to come. Find out how Chatmon introduced this plan to his...

Listen to the series >

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....

Listen to the series >

My Life as a So-Called Submissive Wife

Sara Horn talks about the ups and downs of her year trying to practice biblical submission. Find out what she learned about herself, and God's idea of submission, during her twelve months participating in this interesting experiment....

Listen to the series >

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....

Listen to the series >

Your New Money Mindset

Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, challenges listeners to adopt a new money mindset in which God owns it all, and we are merely stewards of His money. Hewitt delves into the concept of stewardship, and reminds us to ask ourselves when we're making financial decisions, "Who am I serving?" Whe...

Listen to the series >

(un)Natural Mom

Hettie Brittz, author of "(un)Natural Mom," was eager to start her family when she married at 20. After delaying motherhood, she was thrilled when her baby girl was born. Motherhood proved more challenging than she expected, however. Brittz tells how God helped her be the mom her children needed. ...

Listen to the series >

Girl Defined

Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird explain why they don't allow the culture to define who they are, but look to the Scriptures to help them fulfill their roles as nurturers, helpers, and life-givers. Kristen and Bethany Baird recall their adventure into fashion modeling. What they discovered i...

Listen to the series >

25 Years of Radio: Romance and Intimacy

From the FamilyLife Today vault, we've pulled some classic audio of guests talking about romance and intimacy from the last 25 years. Bill and Vonette Bright tell the story of their wedding day. Juli Slattery mentions the need for the church to be more open about discussing biblical sexuality....

Listen to the series >

Men Who Love Fierce Women

LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner take us back to their honeymoon, where poor communication skills, combined with hurt feelings, set a pattern that would lead them to bitterness and isolation. With their marriage problems seemingly irreparable, LeRoy decided to step down from his pastorate, causing Kimberly...

Listen to the series >

Not in the Mood

"Not tonight, dear." Maybe you're someone who has said that too much or heard it too often. Robyn McKelvey, a wife to Ray for over 25 years and a mother of nine, talks honestly to women about enjoying and thriving in a sexual relationship with their husbands....

Listen to the series >

Missional Motherhood

Too many moms see limitations rather than the incredible opportunities they have to make disciples for Christ. Author Gloria Furman reminds mothers they have been designed to nurture the lives He creates. The biggest challenge, she admits, is forgetting that the Jesus she worships has walked out of...

Listen to the series >

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...

Listen to the series >

Ten Things Great Dads Do

Fathering expert Rick Johnson recalls the alcoholic home he was raised in and the mistakes he made early on in his marriage. Johnson talks about the men who helped shape his own parenting style, and encourages men to either find a mentor or become a mentor to another man. Johnson explains how his p...

Listen to the series >

Affirming Your Husband's Leadership

Barbara Rainey helps wives understand that a husband is designed to be the leader of the home, and a wife is called to follow him. Much like a dancer working with her partner to create a beautiful dance, a wife needs to know what to say, how to say it, and discern the best timing....

Listen to the series >

Your Presence Matters

Barbara Rainey encourages young women in their roles as wives and mothers and shares the need for older women to pass down wisdom to the next generation. Barbara shares wisdom from letters she wrote to her daughters....

Listen to the series >

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...

Listen to the series >

Letting Go of Control

Recovering controllers Nicole Unice and Karen Ehman believe that the root of control is fear or pride. Learn how they overcame their destructive tendency to control the people around them....

Listen to the series >

The Book of Man

A boy without a father is like an explorer without a map. William Bennett, former Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan, addresses manhood in today's culture and reflects on his own boyhood and the men who influenced him....

Listen to the series >

Godly Character: The Essence of Manhood

What is a real man, and what does he do? A man is only as good as his character. Pastor Crawford Loritts confides that being a man is a choice, and that a man must always resist the urge to be passive. He talks about the qualities that make up a man's character: personal habits, leadership in the ...

Listen to the series >

The Fruitful Wife

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...

Listen to the series >

Home: A Man's Battle Station

For a man to lead his family spiritually, he needs to continue to point them to the gospel. Pastor Voddie Baucham says that we first need to understand that the gospel is important because of sin; because without the proclamation of sinful man, there is no proclamation of a gracious God. Baucham als...

Listen to the series >

The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers

Are you in a race to see who can be a better mom? Pediatrician and mother of four, Dr. Meg Meeker, feels that many mothers today have lost their joy due to the pressure they feel to keep up with other moms. Meg encourages moms to enjoy their little ones while they have them underfoot. She instructs...

Listen to the series >

Hoodwinked: Ten Myths Moms Believe

Karen Ehman, a mother of three and Proverbs 31 Ministries author and speaker, shoots straight about the myths of motherhood, including the lie that good moms do it all. She encourages women to be realistic about how much time they have and to focus on the things that really matter....

Listen to the series >

Sand in My Sandwich

Sarah Parshall Perry, a wife and mother of three, realized soon after getting married how much of a control freak she really was, and the effects of it on her marriage weren't pretty. Sarah shares what she's learned about letting go while facing life's hardest setbacks....

Listen to the series >

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...

Listen to the series >

Killing Spiders: Casting Out Fear From Your Marriage

Popular speaker and author Gary Thomas tells husbands and wives if you really want to love your spouse, you have to kill the things in your marriage that irritate your spouse or you will be disconnected in your marriage. Gary says you have to learn how to be open and transparent with each other if y...

Listen to the series >

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...

Listen to the series >

Daddy Daughter Dates

When Greg Wright realized that he didn’t have a clue who his daughter’s best friend was, he decided to do something radical to reconnect. That’s when the concept of dating his daughters took shape, and he’s never looked back. Greg joins another fan of daddy-daughter dates, Rob Teigen, and hi...

Listen to the series >

Mean Mom's Guide to Raising Great Kids

Are you a mean mom? Author and mother of four Joanne Kraft gives a courageous call to moms not to shirk their duty, but to be the kind of mom their kids need. The kind of mean she refers to isn't about abuse, but about setting appropriate boundaries and loving your kids enough to discipline them....

Listen to the series >

In-Laws, Mates, and Money

Pastor and author Tommy Nelson shares five things every man and woman needs to remember about relating to in-laws, and gives couples advice about handling money after marriage....

Listen to the series >

The Accidental Feminist

Would you call yourself a feminist? Growing up with three brothers, Courtney Reissig believed she could do anything boys could do and tried her hardest to prove it. Saturating herself in feminist theory in college, Courtney felt conflicted. Although she really liked guys, she didn't have a strong de...

Listen to the series >

What If Parenting Is the Most Important Job in the World?

Climbing the ladder of success meant the world to Sandy once upon a time. Then she met and married Ken, and a baby boy completed the package. Sandy Calwell talks about her decision to stay home with her son and invest herself in her family, rather than pursuing the career she loved. Joining her is h...

Listen to the series >

The Missional Marriage

If your vision of missionary work involves travel to a distant land and life in a grass hut, Voddie Baucham says you may not yet grasp how encompassing mission really is. He says to learn to live your marriage as mission, right here and now....

Listen to the series >

The Power of A Wife's Affirmation

Women and men are different, right? Ann Wilson punctuates that obvious point with a resounding "YES" as she exhorts wives on a recent Love Like You Mean It® cruise to use the power of their femininity to build up their husbands....

Listen to the series >

Becoming a Four Pillar Man

As the chaplain for the Detroit Lions and the pastor of a large Detroit area church, Dave Wilson has manhood all figured out, right? According to Dave, he's as messed up as the next guy. The only difference is Jesus and the courage Dave finds in following God's instruction for men to be strong and ...

Listen to the series >

I'm Happy For You, Not Really

"Thou shalt not covet," right? So what about comparison? Kay Wills Wyma says with the prevalence of the internet and social media, we're becoming comparison junkies. Kay explains where this urge to compare comes from and why indulging in this vice demolishes our contentment....

Listen to the series >

As Mom: Q & A with Barbara Rainey

Just because you've made mistakes as a parent does not mean you've failed your children. Barbara Rainey answers questions from moms of toddlers and preschoolers, and shares her three greatest parenting regrets and how God redeemed the outcome in spite of her mistakes....

Listen to the series >

Can a Hollywood Marriage Thrive?

Hollywood is probably one of the hardest places to keep your marriage strong. Join us as Kirk and his wife Chelsea explore how to have a successful Hollywood marriage....

Listen to the series >

Pulling Back the Shades

Why all the hype about Fifty Shades of Grey? Is Fifty Shades of Grey just an intriguing story, or something much more dangerous? With its dark overtones, why are so many Christian women being drawn to it? Here to answer those questions and more are Dannah Gresh, cofounder of Pure Freedom, and clinic...

Listen to the series >

The Best Gifts for Wives and Husbands

What are some of the greatest gifts a husband and wife can give each other? Crawford Loritts shares some of the most important things a husband needs from his wife. Karen Loritts shares some very important things a husband can do for his wife that will make her feel cherished, and will ultimately s...

Listen to the series >

What Every Husband and Wife Needs to Know

Are roles in marriage really necessary? Dr. Robert Lewis lists the various symptoms that result when marital roles are non-existent or poorly defined. Dr. Lewis also encourages men to boldly lead their families. Find out the three best things a man can do to fill the leadership role at home....

Listen to the series >

Cover Her

Does your wife feel safe with you? Pastor Rod Hairston, former chaplain to the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, and his wife, Sheri, tell how a man "covers" his wife emotionally, financially, and spiritually. By meeting his wife's needs, a husband creates a safe haven where his bride feels loved and cherishe...

Listen to the series >

The Beauty of Broken

Life isn't perfect, and neither are families. Elisa Morgan, founder of MOPS International, (Mothers Of Preschoolers) talks honestly about her parents' sudden divorce when she was five, her mother's alcoholism, and her father's absence. Armed with a heart of faith, Elisa determined to create the per...

Listen to the series >

Manhood

Hear a message by Matt Chandler, pastor of the The Village Church in Highland Village, TX, on what it means to be a man who initiates, nourishes, and cherishes his wife. Matt also talks to men about the responsibilities they bear as fathers. Hear him explain why fathers shouldn't provoke their chi...

Listen to the series >

Three Essentials for Every Married Woman

Every day, married women have a myriad of choices for spending their day. Barbara Rainey discusses three essentials for every married woman--being a woman of the Word, being a helper to her husband, and being women who are world-changers....

Listen to the series >

Measure of Success

Carolyn McCulley grew up during the liberation movement of the 60's and 70's. An admitted feminist when she came to know Christ, Carolyn's ideas about work and family pursuits began to change as she studied and meditated on the Scriptures. Carolyn, addresses the issues related to women and the workp...

Listen to the series >

Bad Dads of the Bible

Roland Warren, CareNet President & CEO, recalls his parents split when he was seven and the shaky relationship he had with his father thereafter. Roland talks about some of the parents in Scripture, like David and Jacob, who didn't do it right, and the valuable lessons we can learn from them. Roland...

Listen to the series >

The Good Dad

Focus on the Family President, Jim Daly, talks with Dennis Rainey about his difficult childhood, his absent, alcoholic father, and his desire to be a better dad than the role models that he had growing up. Jim Daly reminds parents that if they want their children to walk with the Lord, then they nee...

Listen to the series >

Beautiful Mess

Motherhood is messy, but beautiful. MOPS President Sherry Surratt and MomLife Today founder Tracey Eyster team up to talk about the greatest challenge they’ve ever faced – being mothers.  Together they talk about gaining motherly confidence, finding a mentor, and relying on the Lord to face the...

Listen to the series >

Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters

When Darlene Brock found out, at the age of 27, that she was pregnant she cried for a month. Realizing that motherhood was the most important job she was ever going to have, she feared she wasn't going to do it right. Now, looking back on 20+ years, Darlene shares what she's learned about motherhoo...

Listen to the series >

Help Wanted: Moms Raising Daughters

...

Listen to the series >

Real Moms, Real Jesus

How does knowing Jesus help you with daily living? Jill Savage, the CEO of Hearts at Home, tells about the time in her mothering years when Jesus became real to her. Before then, she says, she had never considered that Jesus understood what it felt like to have no personal space, as she often felt w...

Listen to the series >

Flight Plan

Dennis Rainey talks with guest Braxton Brady, a builder of boys at a Christian day school in Memphis where he is chaplain. Believing it's more dangerous to be comfortable than faithful, Braxton lives with his family in the inner city of Memphis, reaching out to the young boys in his neighborhood, ma...

Listen to the series >

What Every Man Wishes His Father Had Told Him

Does your son know what a real man is? Byron Yawn, a pastor in Nashville and a father to three, lays down the Man Laws, and attempts to spell out manhood as it's described in the Scriptures. ...

Listen to the series >

Family Shepherds

Shepherds aren't just found in fields. You can also find them in the home, watching and caring for the families that have been entrusted to them. Pastor Voddie Baucham encourages men to step up and embrace their responsibility as the family shepherd. Baucham explains a shepherd's weighty role to mov...

Listen to the series >

All Pro Dad

Family First President, Mark Merrill, helps men think more biblically about being dads. Merrill, a father of five, touches on some of the essentials a father needs to be a hero to his kids, like loving your children unconditionally....

Listen to the series >

Date Your Wife

Join us for a love story, as pastor Justin Buzzard reminisces about the party--and the cute girl named Taylor--that changed his life forever. Now married for almost eight years to that cute girl of his dreams, Buzzard reminds men that just because the girl says yes doesn't mean the mission is over a...

Listen to the series >

Stay at Home Dads

Who should stay home with the kids? Dennis Rainey takes a look at a new trend in our culture in which the wife becomes the sole breadwinner while her husband stays home with the kids. What effect does this arrangement have on the family, and where might this new train of thought lead us in the lon...

Listen to the series >

Enhancing Your Marriage

Have you ever found yourself asking, “Is that all there is?” If so, you’re not alone. Bible study teacher Judy Rossi also asked herself that question just a few years after marrying the man of her dreams. Hear how Judy came to Christ, and how her faith commitment changed her life and her marri...

Listen to the series >

The Matter of Marital Roles

Pastor James McDonald offers a strong exhortation to men; fail with the husband hat and you’ve failed – period....

Listen to the series >

Beyond Bath Time

Children are a blessing from the Lord. Do you really believe that? Erin Davis, founder of Graffiti Ministries, tells how the Lord changed her heart about motherhood. Erin and her husband had decided not to have children in order to serve the Lord wholeheartedly in youth ministry. But when she found...

Listen to the series >

Be the Mom

Mom, has cleaning, cooking and changing diapers all day lost its luster? While your daily “to-do” list may seem trivial to you at times, it doesn’t mean it’s not of vital importance. Today, Mother of two, Tracey Eyster, creator and editor of MomLifeToday.com, reminds mothers that what they ...

Listen to the series >

31 Days to a Happy Husband

Author Arlene Pellicane shares three things that spell respect to her husband: sexual intimacy, letting him lead, and praise. She also tells why having fun and doing activities with your spouse builds the relationship and opens doors of communication....

Listen to the series >

Father Hunger

Kids are running on fumes today – what our guest, Pastor Doug Wilson, calls father hunger. Doug, a father of three and grandfather to 16, implores men to be intentional in their role as fathers and model and instruct their children on the responsibilities of manhood: to provide and protect. Doug...

Listen to the series >

Love Like You Mean It: A Cruise with a Purpose

Hear excerpts from some of the key talks from the 2013 Love Like You Mean It Cruise. ...

Listen to the series >

For Men and Women Only

There’s no denying that men and women are different. But do you realize HOW different? Author Shaunti Feldhahn talks to Dennis Rainey about some of the biggest revelations she discovered while doing research for her books, “For Men Only,” and “For Women Only.” Shaunti Feldhahn walks women ...

Listen to the series >

The Passionate Mom

Being a mom can be the biggest stretch of your life. But it’s so worth it. Susan Merrill admits that she found her mothering answers in the book of Nehemiah. Like Nehemiah, Susan states that mothers need to build a wall around their children and open the gates, only as wide as each child is approp...

Listen to the series >

The Shepherd Leader At Home

As a shepherd cares for his sheep, so does a father care for his children. Pastor Timothy Witmer talks about a father’s responsibilities to his family and points men to the ultimate role model, the Good Shepherd, to teach fathers how to tend their little flocks. ...

Listen to the series >

Twenty-Five Ways to Lead Your Family Spiritually

Who’s leading your family? If you are husband or father, then I hope you say it’s you. Dennis Rainey throws the gauntlet to men and challenges them to intentionally lead their families. ...

Listen to the series >

Fierce Women

Would others call your personality fierce? Kimberly Wagner passionately loved Christ and lived life boldly. And when she met and married LeRoy that didn’t change. What did change was LeRoy’s feelings for her after years of her belittling remarks and angry outbursts. Their marriage seemed hopeles...

Listen to the series >

Money Saving Families

Money-saving mom Crystal Paine and “America’s Cheapest Family,” Steve and Annette Economides tell how their frugal ways have them saving big at the grocery store, allowing them to give generously to others....

Listen to the series >

Say it Loud!

Author and FamilyLife marriage conference speaker Robyn McKelvy, along with her husband, Ray, explain why being a wife is a whole lot like being a cheerleader. Robyn and Ray also, tell you how to build up your husband through encouragement. Robyn explains that as your husband receives encouragement,...

Listen to the series >

The Christian Husband: Loving Your Wife

What are the qualifications of a Christian husband? Hear "FamilyLife Today" co-host and author, Bob Lepine, help men with the tough task of being a servant, a leader, and a lover. ...

Listen to the series >

Passionate Housewives

Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald, co-authors of the book Passionate Housewives Desperate for God, tell Dennis Rainey how a woman's home can be her greatest outreach for the gospel, especially when she's training her children or reaching out to friends or neighbors....

Listen to the series >

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....

Listen to the series >

Living and Loving Your Role in Marriage

Pastor Paul Sheppard, popular speaker for "Enduring Truth", a popular daily radio program, gives men some practical pointers for living out their roles as husbands. ...

Listen to the series >

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....

Listen to the series >

Practicing the Treasure Principle

When it comes to giving, are you a tightwad or an open hand? Randy Alcorn, author of The Treasure Principle, helps us gain a biblical perspective on money....

Listen to the series >

What's Submission Got to Do With It?

Cindy Easley talks about the real workings of submission, and why it really is that important in a Christian marriage....

Listen to the series >

After the Boxes Are Unpacked

Susan Miller, America’s Moving Coach, offers advice on making a relocation easier for your family....

Listen to the series >

The Tough Job of Single Parenting

Jill Rigby gives single parents advice on topics such as fear, bitterness, and how to deal with a former spouse....

Listen to the series >

Weathering the Financial Storms

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

Listen to the series >

Weatherproofing Your Home in the Midst of the Economic Downturn

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. ...

Listen to the series >

I Married Wonder Woman ... Now What?

Author Jess MacCallum, the often-challenged husband of a Proverbs 31 woman, shares an indispensable principle every husband needs know in order to love and lead his very capable wife....

Listen to the series >

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....

Listen to the series >

Loving Your Man Without Losing Your Mind

Susie Davis, author of Loving Your Man Without Losing Your Mind, talks about the magic ingredient that every man needs from his wife to be truly happy. ...

Listen to the series >

A Passing Fad or a Choice That's Here to Stay?

Dennis Rainey takes a look at a the trend in which the wife is sole breadwinner while her husband stays home with the kids. ...

Listen to the series >

Money and Marriage God's Way

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

Listen to the series >

Hero: Unleashing God's Power in a Man's Heart

Former professional athlete Derwin Gray motivates men to live a heroic life....

Listen to the series >

Parenting is Your Highest Calling and Other Parenting Myths

Hear Leslie Fields reveal what's more important than happy kids. ...

Listen to the series >

Sacred Influence

Gary Thomas talks with Dennis Rainey about what men most need from their wives. ...

Listen to the series >

Beautiful Womanhood: A Biblical, Practical Guide for Wives

After years of disillusionment in her marriage, find out how Sandy Ralya found freedom and hope. ...

Listen to the series >

Don't Let Me Go

David Pierce talks about the incredible experiences he shared with his 15-year-old daughter. ...

Listen to the series >

The Dad I Wish I Had

Former NFL player Freddie Scott II talks about his childhood and the impact that his often absent father had on him. ...

Listen to the series >

The Masculine Mandate: Gods Calling to Men

Pastor Rick Phillips gives some biblical teaching on what it means to be a man. ...

Listen to the series >

Moving from Fear to Freedom

Grace Fox tells how prayer can move a parent from fear to freedom. ...

Listen to the series >

Ten Questions Every Husband Should Ask His Wife

Do you want to minister more effectively to your wife? Pastor Tom Elliff, along with his wife Jeannie, shares 10 questions that revolutionized his marriage and brought them closer together. ...

Listen to the series >

Living with Less So Your Family Has More

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

Listen to the series >

Visionary Marriage

Pastor Rob Rienow explains what he did to get his priorities back on track and how it has changed him--and his marriage....

Listen to the series >

First Time Dad

John Fuller offers 10 friendly warnings to first time dads....

Listen to the series >

Oops, I Forgot My Wife and Kids!

Doyle Roth recalls the day when he knew things had to change and tells how it did....

Listen to the series >

A Woman's Role

Barbara Rainey and Mary Kassian share about a woman's role in marriage. Barbara Rainey shares lessons about marriage she has learned as a result of the simple decision to take dancing lessons. Mary Kassian discovered how the roots of feminism had found their way into her own heart, and how the Wor...

Listen to the series >

Surprise Child

An unplanned pregnancy can come as a shock. Dennis Rainey talks with Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Surprise Child, about the feelings and concerns women have when they find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. ...

Listen to the series >

Made for Each Other

Imagine a baseball team where nobody wanted to play his position. This week on the broadcast, Dr. Bryan Chapell, author of Each For the Other, tells how a winning team in marriage consists of a husband and wife each playing his/her respective role in the family. ...

Listen to the series >

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....

Listen to the series >

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....

Listen to the series >

Liberating Submission

Submission means hope, help, holy and free. Author Bunny Wilson tells how submission helps marriage thrive. ...

Listen to the series >

Married to a High Energy Man

What is it like being married to a high energy man like Dennis Rainey or Josh McDowell? Find out by listening to the experts--their wives, Dottie and Barbara. ...

Listen to the series >

A Life Well-Lived

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

Listen to the series >

The Power of a Praying Couple

Have you ever prayed that God would change your spouse? You’re not alone. Today on the broadcast, accomplished songwriter Stormie Omartian and her husband, Michael, a Grammy-winning record producer, tell how prayer revolutionized their marriage. ...

Listen to the series >

How a Man Prays for His Family

John Yates, a father of five and rector of Falls Church Episcopal Church in Falls Church, VA, gives men some valuable tips for praying for their family....

Listen to the series >

All-Pro Dad

Indianapolis Colts head coach, Tony Dungy, tells men of the joy of being an all-pro dad....

Listen to the series >

To My Imperfect Family

Robert Lewis, pastor of Fellowship Bible Church, remembers his youth and the life he led before and after accepting Christ as his Savior....

Listen to the series >

For Women Only

Best-selling author and newspaper columnist, Shaunti Feldhahn takes you beneath the surface into the inner lives of men. With results from a national survey and interviews of over 1,000 men, you will discover eye-opening revelations that will help you understand how to love your man for who he is!...

Listen to the series >

Biblical Portrait of Womanhood, A

...

Listen to the series >

Sacred Parenting

Dennis Rainey talks with writer and speaker, Gary Thomas, about the character-building circumstances of parenthood, which often calls us to sacrifice our own comfort for the sake of others....

Listen to the series >

You Paid How Much for That?

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

Listen to the series >

Top 5 of '05

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's top 5 broadcasts of 2005....

Listen to the series >

Dad, If You Only Knew

Father and son team Jim and Josh Weidmann talk about the dad deficit that is sweeping across our nation and inflicting sons with a deep wound that can't be easily healed....

Listen to the series >

For Men Only

Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn talk about the simple acts a husband can do for his wife to improve their relationship....

Listen to the series >

Finding Your Purpose as a Mom

Donna Otto, author of Finding Your Purpose as a Mom, explains that home should be a safe place where God's work gets done....

Listen to the series >

A Heart-to-Heart Talk with Wives

Author Cindy Easley gives wives practical pointers for understanding their husbands....

Listen to the series >

The Best of '06

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2006....

Listen to the series >

Damsels in Distress

Martha Peace, author of the Christian bestseller The Excellent Wife, sheds some light on a woman's weakness for gossip and manipulation....

Listen to the series >

Recipe for Life

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. ...

Listen to the series >

Balancing Family, Faith, and Work

Pat Gelsinger, Chief Technology Officer for Intel Corporation, reflects on his boyhood and the work ethic he learned from his father. Hear Pat reminisce about his budding career, as well as his budding relationship with Linda, the young woman who captured his heart and eventually became his wife....

Listen to the series >

Becoming a Dad

Stephen James and Christian counselor, David Thomas, authors of the book Becoming a Dad, recall the moment when each realized they were going to be a father, and the confusing, exhilarating feelings that followed....

Listen to the series >

Daddy, Do You Love Me?

Fathers make a huge impact on their daughter's lives, whether for good or for bad. In this series Shelby Rawson and Ariel Allison, authors of the book Daddy, Do You Love Me?, tell Dennis Rainey about the struggles they've had trying to connect with their fathers through the years, and how their roc...

Listen to the series >

In-Laws, Mates, and Money

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

Listen to the series >

Best of 2007

All this week on "FamilyLife Today", we'll hear this year's best broadcasts of 2007....

Listen to the series >

Step Up to the Plate, Dad!

Evangelist RV Brown, author of the book "Step Up to the Plate, Dad!," talks enthusiastically to Dennis Rainey about what it means to be a father....

Listen to the series >

Understanding and Honoring Your Wife

Dennis Rainey talks pointedly to men about understanding and honoring their wives....

Listen to the series >

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. ...

Listen to the series >

Stepping Up to Manhood

There is confusion today about the meaning of manhood. Dennis Rainey calls men to step up and be real men--strong, purposeful and spiritual. Barbara Rainey also talks frankly to women about five things that hinder, and five things that encourage their husbands toward manhood....

Listen to the series >

We're in the Money ... Now What?

Randy Alcorn, author of The Treasure Principle, talks about the benefits of being a cheerful giver. Randy also offers some words of wisdom for those wanting to bless others through their giving....

Listen to the series >

Topics View list