Benefit of the Debt

Meg Miller wasn’t sure her marriage would survive after she discovered porn on their home computer. Hear how God answered her prayers.

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Benefit of the Debt

Meg Miller knew marriage was going to be hard when she first tied the knot. But she was shocked to find porn on their home computer. Miller wasn't sure her marriage would survive. The pain she felt after her husband's betrayal consumed her. Hear how God showed her how to better relate to her husband...

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A Fierce Love

When Shauna Shanks' boyfriend, Micah, proposed in 2003, they were blissfully unaware of future challenges. Shauna Shanks never imagined her husband would ask for a divorce after ten years of marriage. But she made a decision not to give up. She shares what inspired her to give herself completely in ...

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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....

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Secrets

Jonathan Daugherty tells how a friend introduced him to pornography at the age of 12. He shares how his involvement in porn eroded his faith and affected his relationships. When he got married, he believed his struggle with porn was over. And it was, for a while. Daugherty tells what finally led him...

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Love Thy Body

Best-selling author Nancy Pearcey contrasts the secular view of the body with Scripture's view and reflects on the value of human life. Pearcey explains how the culture's worldview has influenced our thinking on abortion and euthanasia and coaches parents on helping their children think biblically....

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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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Reset for Parents

Todd Friel talks to parents of prodigals who feel they are to blame for their child's waywardness. Friel reminds parents that it's their job to be faithful. It's God's job to bring their children to faith. Friel, a professed chief sinner in his household, also reveals that the most courageous thing ...

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The Treasures of Your Heart

Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. That applies in marriage as well. Paul David Tripp challenges husbands and wives to reframe their conflict and identify where their treasure is misplaced. The good news is, none of us are naturally equipped to be good at marriage. It takes the H...

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Resolving Conflict

Sometimes the way to peace is through conflict. Christian counselor Lou Priolo encourages listeners not to shy away from conflict, but to face it head on, knowing that's the only way we can finally gain resolution and peace. Lou Priolo opens the Scriptures to Ephesians 4 to understand the benefits o...

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25 Years of Radio: Influential Voices

From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic content from some influential guests over the last 25 years....

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Out of the Dust

Chris and Stephanie Teague, the husband and wife duo of Out of the Dust, talk about getting married and when their three-year marriage ended. Tell how God worked to get them to a place where they would consider reconciliation and remarriage....

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Marriage Tested in the Furnace

Dave and Ann Wilson recall their earliest years of marriage and the problems they found difficult to resolve, especially as it related to their sexual past. Hear how God gave their hearts a makeover and transformed their shaky marriage....

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Rebuilding a Marriage Better Than New

Chris and Cindy Beall thought they were moving to Oklahoma so Chris could be a worship pastor. They would later realize God wanted to heal their marriage. The Bealls talk openly about Chris's one time porn addiction and multiple affairs. When Chris became convicted and finally confessed, true freedo...

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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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Rich in Love

Mexican, happy, musical. Cold, hungry, afraid. Those are very different words to describe two very different people. And when these two very different people fell in love and married, it was like mixing oil and water. Hear more about Domingo and Irene Garcia’s unique love story in their own words...

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The Power of a Clear Conscience

Pastor and bestselling author Dr. Erwin Lutzer shares what it means to live in the freedom of a clear conscience to others and to God. Lutzer explains what a conscience is, and reminds us of the truth that, "A good conscience is a continual feast." Lutzer encourages believers to come clean with God ...

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Gone Fishing With Hank Parker

Professional bass fisherman Hank Parker looks back on his life and the difficulties that could have derailed him for good. Raised by an alcoholic father after his mother abandoned the family when he was in grade school, Parker tells how he was often left on his own, which gave him plenty of time for...

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Forgiving the Unforgivable

David Stoop, a clinical psychologist and co-host of the New Life Radio program, talks to Dennis Rainey about the benefits of choosing forgiveness over revenge....

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25 Years of Radio: Conflict and Forgiveness in Marriage

A healthy relationship without conflict is a myth. Failing to resolve conflict in marriage leads to stagnation, providing the perfect conditions for bitterness and resentment to take root, making it hard to extend and receive forgiveness. From the FamilyLife Today vault, hear classic conversations ...

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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...

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At Any Cost

They had two children, but were open to more. Mike and Hayley Jones tell of their radical decision to adopt eight siblings from an orphanage in Sierra Leone, no matter what the cost....

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Irretrievably Broken

Tim Philpot, a circuit judge in family court in Lexington, Kentucky, reveals what it's like to be a judge, presiding where nearly 90% of cases involve unmarried couples. Philpot, who asked the Lord to put him in the middle of the mess, tells why he is more pro-marriage than ever....

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Need You Now

Christian recording artist, Plumb (Tiffany Lee), and her husband Jeremy, fondly remember the ski trip that brought them together, and the challenges that hit them hard 11 years into marriage....

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Forgiveness: Seventy Times Seven

Pastor Bryan Loritts explores Jesus' words about forgiveness in Matthew 18 and tells why the parable of the man who owed 10,000 talents is so significant for believers today. He reminds us that without forgiveness, true freedom is impossible, for Christ himself freed us from sin and death by forgiv...

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Hardwired for Awe

Human beings are hardwired for seeking awe, says author and pastor Paul David Tripp, so the awe of God should be our central motivation in all we do. However, we easily forget God and let other things, like money or self, take His place. It even affects our children. Paul reminds parents to point th...

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Marriage and Family for God's Glory

Renowned author and theologian John Piper talks to Dennis Rainey about the meaning and practice of praise. John considers what it means to worship God instead of focusing on ourselves. He also delves into the Bible to help us rethink our definition of love....

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Pure Eyes, Clean Heart

Craig and Jen Ferguson talk openly about Craig's battle with pornography. Find out what Craig did to break this stronghold in his life. Also hear Jen coach other wives who may be facing a similar situation in their marriage....

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When Your Husband is Addicted to Pornography

Pornography is hurting a lot of marriages. Vicki Tiede recalls finding inappropriate magazines. Distraught and pregnant, she sought help from her pastor and recommitted her life and her marriage to Christ. After years with his addiction she realized that his behavior wasn’t going to stop. Taking t...

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Love Renewed: Hans and Star Molegraaf

In less than three years, Hans and Star Molegraaf moved from the heat of initial passion to abuse, a bitter separation, adultery, and hopelessness. Their marriage seemed doomed, until God intervened....

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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....

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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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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....

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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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Gods at War

Are idols a thing of the past? Not according to Pastor Kyle Idleman, who's faced down his share. Kyle explains that just like Solomon, we're all trying to substitute something in the place of God, whether that's money, entertainment, sex or food. Kyle helps us identify our idols by asking us to answ...

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Overcoming Lust

Does lust seem to be an insurmountable problem in your life? Biblical counselor Heath Lambert and businessman Jim Vander Spek have been there, and they've got good news. You can overcome lust and find freedom with God's help. Having dealt with lust themselves, Heath and Jim tell how they found freed...

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Healing Your Marriage When Trust is Broken

The truth sets men free. No one can attest to that more than Chris Beall, and his wife, Cindy. After confessing his infidelity to Cindy, and acknowledging what he'd done to the local church body, Chris found restoration and freedom from the porn addiction that almost ruined his marriage. Find out w...

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Growing Together in Forgiveness

Forgiveness is love practiced among people who love poorly. Barbara Rainey, along with her husband, Dennis, talks about the benefits of forgiveness and shares some true stories that illustrate forgiveness, taken from her book, Growing Together in Forgiveness. ...

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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...

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Love Renewed: Scott and Sherry Jennings

When Scott and Sherry Jennings married in college, all they needed was love. Fourteen years later, their feelings had morphed into anger, deceit, and adultery. Find out how a couple moves from love to hate ... and back to love....

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Beyond Ordinary

Justin and Trisha Davis's relationship started out as anything but ordinary with Justin's unorthodox pickup line and proceeded through their epic honeymoon. Settling into marriage, it didn't take long for them to drift away from one another toward isolation. Hear the compelling story of a marriage...

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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. ...

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Love Renewed: Barry and Pam Abell

To those who knew them, they had it all - wealth, beauty, and a model family. But what others didn't know is that they were miserable. Barry and Pam Abell tell how raising children and the pace of a busy career almost split them apart. Hear the compelling story of a couple who seemingly had it al...

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Hope After Betrayal

Meg Wilson remembers the day when her husband called to tell her that he was stepping down from his job because of his addiction to internet porn. After forgiving her husband for his sexual addiction and working hard to keep her marriage together, Meg's husband later confessed to having an affair. ...

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Ashamed No More

Pornography promises a feast for the eyes. But it soon becomes poison to those who consume it. Former pastor Tom Ryan tells of his descent into the world of sexual addiction. Despite extensive counseling and a accountability group, he continued to battle with compulsive sexual behavior which event...

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Man Alive

Life offers many starts and stops. Patrick Morley was a rebellious teenager, angry at his father and determined to make it on his own in a cramped corner of a boarding house in downtown Orlando. But his father, out of love, invited him to come back home. That was a turning point for Patrick, who ev...

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The Total Marriage Makeover

Christian psychologist Dr. David Clarke talks with Dennis Rainey about turning a good marriage into a GREAT one....

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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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Why Sexual Purity?

Josh Harris, pastor of Covenant Life Church in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and author of the book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, talks about God's special purposes for sex and the high cost of sexual immorality....

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The Invisible Bond

What happens emotionally and spiritually when we unite sexually with someone else? Abstinence educator Barbara Wilson tells Dennis Rainey about the power of sexual bonding and how her own sexual history affected her as a wife until she found healing in Christ. ...

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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....

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Secret Sex Wars

Pastors Bobby Scott and Paul Felix, authors of Secret Sex Wars, help listeners stand strong in the face of sexual temptation by relying on God’s Holy Spirit....

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Setting Captives Free

Find out what to do if you see the tell-tale signs of pornography addiction in your spouse. Mike and Jody Cleveland, founders of the ministry Setting Captives Free, discuss signs every wife should be aware of, and explain how a couple can rebuild trust in their marriage after pornography is discover...

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Love Renewed: Rob and Laurie Kopf

Rob and Laurie Kopf talk about the miracle that God did in their marriage....

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Taming the Bull

Listen as the couple talks about the ups and downs they experienced as they tried to balance a budding NFL career and family life....

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The Healing Choice

Two wives, Brenda Stoeker and Susan Allen, talk to Dennis Rainey about their choice to love and forgive their husbands after finding out about their involvement with pornography....

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Desire and Deceit

Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about the gift of sexuality and the damage that is done when a society no longer restrains the sex drive....

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Love Renewed: Hans and Star Molegraaf

Sparks flew the night they met. Hans and Star Molegraaf reminisce about their whirlwind courtship and their partying lifestyle that lead them away from the Lord and into each other's arms. Though madly in love, marriage didn't bring the happiness they longed for. Hans and Star Molegraaf tell how ...

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Finding New Life and Love in Christ

Vicki and Bill were vastly different, but Vicki hoped marriage would change that. Bill and Vicki Rose reflect back on the days of their courtship and the marital trouble, including drug abuse, that began as soon as the rings were on their fingers....

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Divorce Proof Your Marriage

Their marriage was fading. What would it take for him to realize that his drive to succeed was separating him from the family he loved? Christian counselor Gary Rosberg and his wife, Barbara, tell Dennis Rainey how a picture drawn by their five-year-old daughter was the wake-up call he needed to br...

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A Family at Peace

Conflict is a guest in every family, but it doesn't have to move in permanently. Dennis Rainey talks with Ken Sande, President of Peacemaker Ministries, about resolving conflict in a peaceable way....

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Restoring Innocence

What a man sows he reaps. This applies to every area, including sexual sin. Heather Jamison, author of Reclaiming Intimacy, tells how God freed her heart from the guilt and anger that occurred as a result of premarital sex....

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We Still Do: Doug and Patty Daily

Doug and Patty Daily didn't want to divorce, but they DID hope one of them would die! Today on the broadcast, hear how God changed the course of their love....

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Maintaining Purity in an Impure World

The battle we have with lust isn’t a new one. Men and women have waged war with the flesh since mankind began. Today on the broadcast, family relations expert Dennis Rainey talks with pastor Josh Harris, author of Not Even a Hint, about the challenge of living pure in an impure world....

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I Ain't Comin' Back

Growing up in racially segregated Mississippi in the 1950's, he had plenty of reasons to be angry at the oppression he felt all around him. Hear Dolphus Weary, author of I Ain't Comin' Back, tell how he overcame poverty and prejudice to become executive director of Mission Mississippi - the leading...

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Blood Money

Carol Everett, author of Blood Money, talks about the abortion clinics she ran and her own abortion experience....

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The Enticement of the Forbidden

A long-time missionary couple, an exotic locale, and a handsome sea captain: the recipe for disaster? Missionary Judy Starr found herself enticed to leave her marriage for a handsome sea captain. Judy Starr tells listeners the steps she took to close the door on her emotional affair. Ultimately Judy...

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Love Renewed After Shattered Dreams

Hear from couples who have been through some very difficult seasons in their marriage but figured out how to keep their marriage together. And these couples have in common the experience of having attended one of FamilyLife's Weekend to Remember marriage conferences....

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