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Nov 18 2010

Featured Podcast: FamilyLife Today

  • 24 April 2017: The Danger of Comparison - It's human nature to compare. But is it wise? Author and mother of five Kay Wills Wyma shares what the Bible says about "obsessive comparison disorder" and how to diagnosis it in yourself as well as your kids.
  • 21 April 2017: Reaching Out to the Orphan - The challenges of the orphan crisis are many and varied, and every Christian man needs to step up and play a part in the solution. Join Rick Warren, Dennis Rainey, Jedd Medefind as they discuss the problem, and offer solutions from their own life examples.
  • 20 April 2017: The High Calling of Adoption - Paul and Robin Pennington, co-founders of Hope for Orphans, joined by Dr. Mary Bennett, a counselor and play therapist, talk about the needs of orphans in Haiti, and the difficulties adoptive parents may have after bringing traumatized children into their home.
  • 19 April 2017: Challenges of Adoption - Adoptive parents Paul and Robin Pennington talk about the hard realities of adoption. The Penningtons, who've adopted five children, including some with special needs, talk about ROOTED, an online training course they've developed that offers gospel-centered support for adoptive and foster families.
  • 18 April 2017: Is Your Teen Walking With Christ? - Even parents who do everything right to bring their kids up to have a strong faith have no guarantee it will "stick." Jessica Thompson talks about how she faked it to look like a Christian kid, even though she wasn't. Don Whitney tells an encouraging story about the tiny deposits you put into your "Oaks of Righteousness."
  • 17 April 2017: Introducing Your Kids to the Bible - How do you teach the gospel to a 3-year-old? Bedtime is a great time for Theology 101! Hear more from guests Voddie Baucham, Bruce Ware, Sally Lloyd-Jones, and Jim Elliff.
  • 14 April 2017: Day to Day With God - Susan Yates, author of the book, "Risky Faith," talks about making a conscious choice to trust God each moment of the day. Yates, a mother of five grown children, remembers her first Christmas as an empty-nester and the lesson God taught her that first holiday season as she sat alone by the Christmas tree, pondering this new season of life.
  • 13 April 2017: Trusting a Big God - Are you trusting God with life's details? Emotionally and physically depleted author Susan Yates whispered "Help me, Lord," and was surprised by the words God spoke to her heart. Her solution, she realized, wasn't to struggle to trust more, but to get to know how big God was. That day rerouted her faith and sent her on a quest to get to know God's heart better.
  • 12 April 2017: A Believer's Calling - CEO Brad Hewitt asks believers to consider the benefits of generosity. Is success earning all you can, or giving all you can? Whether giving our finances, time or talent, generosity blesses not only those who receive, but also those who give. Hewitt reminds us that God is generous, and wants us to be likewise.
  • 11 April 2017: You and Your Money - Brad Hewitt, CEO of Thrivent Financial, tells how consumerism thwarts our walk with God. As a culture, we've bought into the lie that having more will make us happy, but research doesn't support this. Hewitt reminds us that it isn't how much you have, but what your heart longs for that determines whether you will be content.
  • 10 April 2017: Who Am I Serving? - 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?"
  • 7 April 2017: The Case for Christ Movie - Hollywood and Christianity often seem at odds-but are they really? Screenwriter and author Brian Bird shares about his role in the making of a new motion picture that hits theaters everywhere this weekend.
  • 6 April 2017: Preparing Your Teen for the Future - Is your teen prepared for adulthood? Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parents of six grown children, identify four key areas of a child's life that parents must strive to develop before launching them into the big, wide world.
  • 5 April 2017: Redemption and Repentance - Are you married to a controlling man? Are you controlling? If so, there is help for you. Ron Welch, an associate professor of counseling at Denver Seminary, and his wife, Jan, talk about the challenges their marriage faced before Ron found help for his controlling behavior.
  • 4 April 2017: Realizing There's a Problem - What is the underlying reason for controlling behavior? Fundamentally, it's insecurity. Ron Welch describes the psychological profiles of a controlling husband and his wife. Ron and his wife, Jan, explain how the truth of the gospel is healing their marriage.
  • 3 April 2017: What Every Woman Needs to Know - Sometimes life gives you a wake up call. Ron and Jan Welch recall their first anniversary when Jan told him that his controlling behavior was making her feel like a bird in a cage. Even though she passionately loved him, Jan got tired of having to "clock in" with him each time she left the house, and Ron's insecurities made him constantly fear that Jan would leave him. Find out how God finally got Ron's attention through the behavior of his sons.
  • 31 March 2017: Why We Celebrate Easter - Jesus is the reason we celebrate Easter, but do our friends and neighbors know that by the way we celebrate? Barbara Rainey encourages Christians to find ways to make their Easter celebrations special.
  • 30 March 2017: Setting the Easter Table - Barbara Rainey, a wife, mother, and grandmother, shares easy ways to make the holiday meal more meaningful this Easter. Set the mood through an easy tablescape complete with inexpensive candles adorned with inspiring messages.
  • 29 March 2017: Celebrating Easter - Barbara Rainey encourages believers to keep Christ's death, burial and resurrection at the forefront of their Easter celebrations. By participating with your family in activities, such as watching an Easter movie or sitting down to a Passover meal, your're following the command of Christ to remember what He did for us.
  • 28 March 2017: Remembering the Resurrection - Barbara Rainey reminds us of Jesus' commandment to remember His death, not just His birth. With that in mind, Rainey believes Christians should make a big deal out of Easter. She gives some easy, fun ideas for doing just that.
  • 27 March 2017: Making the Most of Easter - When raising her family, Barbara Rainey always wanted to make Easter about more than bunnies and colorful eggs. Now an empty-nester, Rainey considers the meaning behind Passover and the beauty of celebrating the resurrection of the Lamb of God.

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