Grieving a Suicide

Albert Hsu talks about the effect his father’s suicide had on their family and gives us a first-hand look at this complicated loss.

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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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Connor's Song

Ron and Nan Deal walk us through the events in 2009 that took the life of their 12-year old son, Connor. The Deals share what has helped them, and hurt them, as they've grieved the loss of their son. They discuss how they regained their footing, especially in their marriage, after experiencing such ...

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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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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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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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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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A Tribute to Vonette Bright

Join us as we celebrate and remember the goodness of God's work done in God's way, in the life of the late Vonette Bright....

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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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The Light That Never Dies

Author William Hendricks, president of The Giftedness Center, talks honestly with Dennis Rainey about how God sustained him through his wife Nancy's battle with cancer and subsequent death. Hendricks remembers the last hours of his wife's life and recalls how God showed up for him and his three daug...

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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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Experience God as Your Provider

Would you loved ones know what to do if you passed away? For many of us, the answer would be no. Generosity guru and former widower Brian Kluth talks about the necessity of putting all your vital information in one place for your family members....

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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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The Color of Rain

Michael and Gina Spehn both suffered the loss of a spouse to cancer, but their stories turned from grief to hope. Gina and her first husband, Matt, looked forward to celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. But Matt's diagnosis of cancer at age 33 turned their lives upside down. Then Michael tel...

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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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After the Sirens Fall Silent

On April 27, 2014, tornadoes ripped through central Arkansas. Listen to the story of the Tittle family, FamilyLife staff  who were devastated by these storms....

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Caring for Carol

A marriage has to face big adjustments when a health issue threatens a spouse. Pastor Jim Garlow talks with Dennis Rainey about the ups and downs he and his wife, Carol, have had to make since she was first diagnosed with cancer five years ago. ...

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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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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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When God Breaks Your Heart

Pastor Ed Underwood shares what he's learned about God and life while battling chronic leukemia....

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Into the Deep

Hear Robert Rogers share how a mustard seed of faith and his resolute trust in a sovereign God carried him through tragedy....

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A Grace Disguised

Jerry Sittser talks with Dennis and Barbara Rainey about the tragic car accident that turned his life upside down. ...

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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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If God Is Good

If God is good, then how can He allow suffering? Randy Alcorn reflects on who God is and what His purposes are for Creation. He points to Jesus as the ultimate answer to our toughest questions.  Randy reflects on difficult times his family faced and how God worked it out for good....

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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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God Is So Good

John Bishop's memory was erased by illness. Hear about his courageous journey back! ...

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Reflections of Life: A Personal Visit With Bill Bright

How would you spend your last days on earth? What does finishing the race well look like? For Campus Crusade founder Dr. Bill Bright, nothing was more rewarding than fulfilling the Great Commission to the very end. Hear Dennis Rainey's interview with Dr. Bill Bright in the last days of his battle wi...

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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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Learning to Breath Again

Christian recording artist Tammy Trent talks about the vacation she and her husband took that changed their lives forever....

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Sunsets-Reflections on Life's Final Journey

How will we know when the end is near? Author Deborah Howard, a hospice nurse, tells how to prepare for a loved one's approaching death....

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Aftershock: Hope, Help and Healing in the Wake of Suicide

Marriage and family counselor David Cox helps us understand the suicidal mind....

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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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If Something Happens to Me

Financial planner Joe Hearn and attorney Niel Nielsen explain the ins and outs of organizing important life documents such as wills, trusts, living wills, and durable power of attorney....

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Depression: A Stubborn Darkness

Ed Welch, counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, and Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker who maintains a private Christian counseling practice in Pennsylvania, help us understand what depression really is....

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