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Nov 18 2010

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  • 24 May 2017: Helping Your Teen - Is your teen struggling? Dr. Charles Hodges, a practicing physician and certified Christian counselor, offers some practical advice to parents of teens whose behavior is out of control.
  • 23 May 2017: The Why of Depression - Depression is affecting an increasing number of families. Christian counselor and practicing physician Dr. Charles Hodges explains the difference between depression and normal sadness, and helps us look at emotional pain through a biblical grid.
  • 22 May 2017: Understanding Bipolar Disorder - 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.
  • 19 May 2017: Overcoming Debt - Is debt getting you down? President of Ronald Blue & Company, Russ Crosson, and his bride, Julie, look closely at the problem of debt. The Crossons tell how they paid off their home early, and what they can enjoy now that debt isn't an issue. Russ shares some basic principles for living within your means.
  • 18 May 2017: The Beauty of Planned Spending - Are you a "saver" married to a "spender"? Russ and Julie Crosson live a balanced life, especially when it comes to their checkbook. They learned early on to resist impulse buying through planned spending, and encourage couples to follow their lead.
  • 17 May 2017: Planning a Budget - 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 singing off the same song sheet financially.
  • 16 May 2017: Being an Influencer of Your Husband - Who's at the helm of your marriage? Are you? Is your husband? Sara Horn had always been driven and focused on her career. She had even wondered early in marriage if she needed her husband at all. But now as a seasoned wife and mother, Sara wanted to try something different and challenged herself to practice biblical submission for a year. What Sara experienced during those 12 months changed her and transformed her marriage.
  • 15 May 2017: The Submission Experiment - Would your husband say that you're a submissive wife? After taking a year to imitate the Proverbs 31 wife as best she could, Sara Horn was ready for another challenge. Sara 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 12 months participating in this interesting experiment.
  • 12 May 2017: Keep Your Eyes on the Prize - As a mom, it's easy to feel stuck in the tedious monotony of parenting. It is beneficial to remember the ultimate goal of parenting, and the eternal value of the young souls we're helping to mold. Joanne Kraft, Denise Glen, Erin Davis, Gloria Furman, and Leslie Leyland Fields offer words of encouragement to help us view mothering in light of eternity.
  • 11 May 2017: Don't Underestimate Your Value - Sometimes it feels like "Just a Mom" is the lowest rung of the social ladder. But veteran moms Jill Savage, Ashley Escue, Meg Meeker, and Karen Ehman give encouragement to moms that their role in their children's lives is invaluable and irreplaceable.
  • 10 May 2017: Asking the Hard Questions - Author Ernie Baker explains our job is not to focus on finding the "right" one, but to focus on wisdom. God's plan is unfolding and our part is to trust Him when making decisions.
  • 9 May 2017: Building a Firm Foundation - A critical ingredient to building a firm foundation for marriage is having a similar level of passion for Christ. Other questions to ask are: Are his or her passions under control? Are they honoring your desire for purity? The answers to these questions will indicate the level of trust someone has before they get married, says author and pastor Ernie Baker.
  • 8 May 2017: Building a Relationship - Our culture shouts that marriage is obsolete. Yet God makes it clear in Scripture how highly He values marriage and raising godly children. Author Ernie Baker explains that the one-flesh intimacy which occurs in marriage can't be found anywhere else.
  • 5 May 2017: Managing Your Emotions - 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.
  • 4 May 2017: Why God Gave Us Emotions - When they first married, counselors David and Jan Stoop didn't know what they were getting into, even after being raised in Christian homes. They didn't understand the dynamics of their emotional world. David would automatically shift to anger; and Jan would default to fear. Learn how they discovered the value of EQ.
  • 3 May 2017: The Head and the Helper - Ephesians 5 says a husband is to love his wife, but what does that mean? Pastor Ray Ortlund explains that men are predatory by nature, which is life depleting. A Christian husband should aim to fill his wife with life. When a woman feels cherished she feels loved and cared for.
  • 2 May 2017: God's Design for Sexuality - Author and pastor Ray Ortlund says God was intentional when He made two distinct genders. He created us male and female not just for reproduction but for the whole purpose of love and romance. There also is great brokenness in this area.
  • 1 May 2017: Why Does Marriage Matter? - Pastor and author Ray Ortlund explains how his eyes were opened anew as he began to study Genesis 1-2 and answer the question, "Why does marriage matter?" Human marriage is a great mystery that has the aroma of Christ all over it, and that's why Satan hates it.
  • 28 April 2017: Issues Black Youth Face Today - Dr. Harold Davis, president and national director of the TALKS Mentoring program, talks about some of the issues facing our youth today: sexual promiscuity, gender identity issues, same-sex attraction, and peer pressure to name a few. Davis tells listeners what they need to know to understand and reach out to black youth around them.
  • 27 April 2017: Getting Involved Through Mentoring - Dr. Harold Davis, president of the TALKS Mentoring Movement, recalls his own childhood and the negative attitude he embraced toward school from a young age. Davis encourages parents and mentors to call today's youth to higher things, and encourages adults to get involved and make a difference in future generations.
  • 26 April 2017: Making an Impact on Young Men - Dr. Harold Davis, president of the TALKS Mentoring Movement, shares about the young men he mentors. Without fathers in their lives, these young men are getting their cues from the street and making poor choices. Davis tells how mentoring these young men and exposing them to the gospel is changing lives and investing in their future.
  • 25 April 2017: Overcoming Jealousy - 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.
  • 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.

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