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When Jonathan Edwards' father left, his absence left a giant hole in the hearts of his family members. Edwards gives keen insight into the reality of what occurs in the life and heart of a child when a parent chooses to leave the family through divorce....

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Living Free From Abusive Relationships

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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Sex and the Single Girl

What is the single girl to do with sexuality when the Bible says that sex should be saved for marriage? Juli Slattery challenges us to reframe what we think of as holy sexuality. Michelle Hill shares her personal viewpoint on the matter....

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Grieving a Suicide

Author Albert Hsu is a suicide survivor--he has grieved his own father's suicide. He recalls his father's battle with clinical depression and his lost sense of hope as he fought for normalcy in rehab. Hsu talks about the effect his father's suicide had on their family and gives us a first-hand look ...

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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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Grace for the Afflicted

Matthew Stanford believes if Christians want to help those struggling with mental disorders, they have to understand what they are. Stanford talks about the silent epidemic of depression that is sweeping across the U.S. Stanford talks about complexities of anxiety disorders and coaches parents whose...

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Mending Broken Branches

Elizabeth Oates recalls her troubled childhood marked by abuse and loneliness and tells how that emptiness eventually led her to a deep and abiding relationship with Christ. Oates shares how growing up in a single-parent home, and then in a home with a stepfather, shaped her views on dating and marr...

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Living Fit

Are you taking care of yourself? Ronnie Floyd tackles the topic of living fit in all areas of our lives: spiritually, physically, relationally, financially, and emotionally....

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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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A CHiP on my Shoulder

Victoria Newman, reflects on the days when she first met and dated her husband, Brent. Newman talks about the circumstances that first lead Brent to the police academy. Newman talks honestly about the stresses that can invade a first responder's marriage, and opens up about the circumstances in he...

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Letting Go

Pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert address the weighty topic of rebellion and expand the idea of a prodigal to include not only our children, but anyone who's straying. They remind us that we are all are born wayward and need God's grace and forgiveness. Harvey and Gilbert give wise advice on lovi...

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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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Cold-Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace, a cold-case homicide detective, and his wife, Susie, tell how he applied his investigative skills to his study of the Bible, sure he could prove it wrong. To his amazement, the witness accounts set forth in the Gospels seemed compellingly true and trustworthy. The Wallaces explain...

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Good Mood, Bad Mood

What is bipolar disorder? Dr. Charles Hodges explains the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Hodges recalls the first time he ever met someone who was bipolar, and Bob Lepine talks about his own father, who struggled with this diagnosis. Dr. Hodges also explains the difference between depressio...

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Smart Love

In order to manage what you feel, you need to be able to understand why you're feeling it, explains authors and counselors David and Jan Stoop. You can manage your feelings by disciplining your thoughts and by understanding the language of emotions....

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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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Befriend

Author Scott Sauls encourages believers to pursue those who are different from us. Sauls reminds us that Jesus befriended prodigals and Pharisees, sinners and outcasts. Believers are most like Him when we follow His lead into unknown territory, loving people who are not like us....

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Fear and Faith

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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20 Things We'd Tell Our 20-Something Selves

With age comes wisdom. Moody professors Peter and Kelli Worrall talk about some of the things they wish they had known in their twenties, like the importance of community. Many singles believe community can only be found in marriage, but marriage is just one way to have our need for community met. S...

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Healing the Wounded Heart

Sexual abuse is impacting more lives than we know. Dan Allender, one of the leading experts on sexual abuse and a victim of abuse himself, reminds listeners that in order for there to be healing and freedom from the past, the victim must acknowledge there’s been a wounding. Dan tells victims of ab...

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Breathe

Studies show that one in three women will be sexually abused before the age of 18. Nicole Braddock Bromley talks about the sexual abuse she suffered at the hands of her stepfather over the course of 10 years, and talks about her ongoing healing from sexual abuse, which included forgiving her abuser....

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The Dark Hole of Depression

Tommy Nelson, the pastor of Denton Bible Church in Denton, Texas, along with his wife, Teresa, talk about his recent bout with clinical depression that left him feeling numb and confused....

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Wellness for the Glory of God

Are you aging well? Dr. John Dunlop, a doctor of geriatrics in Connecticut, explains what it means to age well in all spheres of life--physical, mental, social, financial and emotional. While mounting losses make it more difficult to think about the blessings we do have, Dr. Dunlop advises patients ...

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Blended Family Ministry in the Church

Blended families take up a fair share of the pew space in our local churches today. Dennis Rainey shares a message to illustrate how all of us, as Christians, are a part of God's blended family. Pastor Dave Wilson recalls one of his Sunday sermons when he publicly apologized to the broken and blen...

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What Do You Think of Me?

Our desire to be loved runs deep. Biblical counselor Ed Welch explains that our desire for love isn't evil, but that in some instances we want it too much; so much so, in fact, that we can be controlled by what others think. During adolescence we call this peer pressure, but we all struggle with it ...

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The Emotionally Destructive Relationship

Are you in an emotionally destructive relationship? Would you know if you were? Licensed clinical social worker Leslie Vernick talks about the abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother and lists some of the tell-tale signs of an emotionally abusive relationship. Leslie also talks about changi...

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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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Picking Up the Pieces

Live long enough, and someone will likely break your heart. Author and biblical counselor Lou Priolo talks about the emotions people feel as they struggle with a broken heart....

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Undaunted

God works everything for good, and so it seems when life is easy. But it’s much harder to swallow when life couldn’t get worse. Josh McDowell reminisces about growing up with an abusive, alcoholic father, and talks about the sexual abuse he endured for eight years at the hands of a man hired to ...

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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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Rethinking Youth Ministry

Did you know that 61% of students walk away from their faith after they graduate? Join us as author and youth pastor Steve Wright examines the state of youth ministry today....

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A Healing Marriage

Childhood sexual abuse brought a ripple effect to Cheryl Tuggle’s marriage. Today, Cheryl and her husband, Brad, talk about the emotional baggage each spouse brings to a marriage, and how God can bring healing....

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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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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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Fear to Freedom

Rosemary Trible looks back on the rape that 35 years ago stole her joy and catapulted her into fear, shame and guilt. ...

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Life in Spite of Me

Kristen Jane Anderson laid down on the railroad tracks in front of an oncoming train - and lived to tell about it....

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When the Hurt Runs Deep

Where do you turn when you're in pain? Kay Arthur, founder of Precept Ministries, has good news for those who are grieving, broken, or disappointed; healing is available through Jesus Christ. Kay encourages listeners to get acquainted with the God who loves them by studying and meditating on His W...

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Blame It on the Brain

Is there a link between chemical imbalances and the way we behave? Biblical counselors Ed Welch and David Powlison explain the theories behind brain chemistry and tell what imbalances are and aren't responsible for....

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Rid of My Disgrace

Pastor Justin Holcomb, a sexual abuse victim himself, explains how God turns our disgrace into grace....

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Shattered

Imagine hiding a secret for 21 years. That's how long Bill Harbeck was married before he told his wife about his past sexual abuse. Sexual abuse survivor Bill Harbeck talks about the idyllic life he led as a child of the 50's and 60's and the predator that gradually cornered him into a web of lies a...

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Overcoming Emotions that Destroy

What do you do with your anger? Pastor Chip Ingram talks about the three most common ways of dealing with anger: leaking it out slowly, stuffing it inside, and spewing it out all over everyone around you. Chip Ingram also looks at the way Jesus dealt with his anger and gives some practical advice f...

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A Match Made in Heaven

Bachelorette Wendy Widder, author of the book A Match Made in Heaven, tells what it feels like to be a single in a church made of couples. Joining her are various guests....

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Why Men Hate Going to Church

Many men today don't like going to church. Could our modern-day format be the reason why? Dennis Rainey talks with David Murrow, director of Church for Men, an organization dedicated to restoring a healthy masculine spirit in Christian congregations. ...

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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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Marriage Mentoring

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, co-directors of the Center for Relationship Development at Seattle Pacific University, explain to Dennis Rainey the benefits of marriage mentoring. ...

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