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Nov 18 2010

Featured Podcast: FamilyLife Today

  • 28 June 2017: Learning to Rest - Are your children learning to over commit from you? Wife and mom, Melissa Spoelstra, tells what she does to ensure that her family honors the Sabbath and learns to rest and enjoy each other's presence.
  • 27 June 2017: Making Disciples at Home - Author Melissa Spoelstra, a mother of four, shares some ways she disciples her children. Spoelstra stresses the need to be in God's Word regularly and to instill a love for the Scriptures in children from an early age. Parents are mentors to their children, and they also encourage their kids to seek out mentors who can help them grow spiritually.
  • 26 June 2017: Your Kids Aren't Your Report Card - Do you feel like you're being graded for how your kids turn out? Author Melissa Spoelstra reminds parents they are not their children's report card, and if they measure their parenting by their children's behavior it will lead to disappointment and discouragement. Instead of worrying about how their kids are doing at that moment, parents need to strive to lead their kids to know and love God over the long haul.
  • 23 June 2017: Romance Like It Used to Be - Becky Thompson, author of "Love Unending," encourages wives to keep the romantic fires burning in their marriages through 21 days of rediscovery. Thompson reminds wives to do what they did at the beginning of their marriages, things like making time for romance, purposefully touching like you did when you were dating, being intentional, resolving conflict, and forgiving.
  • 22 June 2017: Hope Unfolding - Becky Thompson, author of popular blog Scissortail SILK, recalls how she met and then married her husband, Jared. After initially being disappointed that he wasn't a pastor-which had been her dream, she eventually released her desires to God and embraced the pipeline welder he had for her. Thompson calls wives back to what they promised at the altar-to love, honor, and cherish their husbands through thick or thin.
  • 21 June 2017: 21 Days to More Love - Want to move your marriage off the back burner? Author and blogger Becky Thompson challenges wives to remember their courtship and do the things they did back then in order to see their marriages thrive. Thompson got the idea from her dad who shared his secret for his own 38 years of marital happiness: "I wake up and tell myself it's the first day I'm married to your mom."
  • 20 June 2017: Erwin Lutzer's Most Courageous Moment - Dennis Rainey loves to ask people, "What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?" Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of The Moody Church, reflects on big issues and explains we must value all people and point them to Christ.
  • 20 June 2017: In Shame's Grip - Pastor Erwin Lutzer believes many Christians don't witness to others because of a troubled conscience. People try to outrun their guilt, but their conscience always reminds them of it. Lutzer encourages believers to come clean with God and others in order to know the peace that is the fruit of a clear conscience.
  • 19 June 2017: Finding Freedom From Your Past - 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."
  • 16 June 2017: A Father's Legacy - Installed at age 17 to pastor his father's church after his sudden passing, Pastor H.B. Charles tells about his father's profound influence that continues to inspire him today.He admits he was a handful and discusses how his father masterfully disciplined his will without breaking his spirit.
  • 15 June 2017: Dad: A Godly Model - Dennis Rainey shares the value of dad as a minister and model. A wise shepherd leads his sheep at a pace at which they can thrive at and prosper. Part of that equation is being a godly model for his family, too.
  • 14 June 2017: Dad's Role - When a man becomes a dad he does not fully grasp both the immense challenge and rewards. Author and speaker Dennis Rainey shares how a dad must win as a manager of his family. What kind of imprint did your dad leave on your life? What kind do you want to leave on your kids?
  • 13 June 2017: That's What Dads Do - Pushing through and doing hard things can make the biggest impact on your kids. "That's what Dads do." Find out more from Steve Farrar, Roland Warren, Ron Deal, R.V. Brown and Ben Rainey.
  • 12 June 2017: Being a Strong, Effective Father - What kind of dad are you? Learn principles for being a strong, effective father from Voddie Baucham, Robert Lewis, David Jeremiah, and Dr. Meg Meeker.
  • 9 June 2017: Life's Next Chapter - Pro bass fisherman, Hank Parker, talks about his life. He also shares what he's learned from the current season, which includes being a husband to his wife, Martha, and father to his children and stepchildren.
  • 8 June 2017: A Legacy of Faith - Hank Parker, host of Hank's Outdoor Magazine, informs moms and dads on the benefits of taking their children hunting and fishing. Fishing breaks down barriers so children feel comfortable opening up to their parents while doing something they love. There's nothing like fishing to calm your nerves and build happy family memories.
  • 7 June 2017: Hooked on Christ - 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 stealing from vending machines and grocery stores. Hear how God radically changed his father's life and influenced him to change his own life after a family tragedy.
  • 6 June 2017: A Spiritual Action Plan - Terence Chatmon, CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ, excelled at drafting business plans. But Chatmon wanted to develop a plan to help his family come to love and serve Christ always, not just in this generation, but in generations to come. Find out how Chatmon introduced this plan to his family, and how it's energized their faith and family time.
  • 5 June 2017: Putting God First in Your Family - When author Terence Chatmon and his wife, Wanda, slipped away for a 15th anniversary vacation, he knew they'd be refreshed. He didn't know, however, that their family's spiritual life was about to change. In pondering the question about where their family was headed, Wanda brought up her concern that their children weren't prepared to defend their faith after high school. Hear about Chatmon's radical plan to help his family grow in the faith.
  • 2 June 2017: Summer Reading for Adults - Most readers have more than one book going at a time. Gain insight into the value of reading no matter what the age from authors Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane. Discover why reading opens your world, while social media narrows your world to focus on self.
  • 1 June 2017: Summer Reading for Kids - Turn off the electronics and turn your kids on to summer reading. Authors Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane help capture the imagination of far-away places as they share their favorite reads and offer practical tips on how to engage young children as well as teens.
  • 31 May 2017: Grief and Loss: Giving Up Your Dreams - As their daughter's struggle continued, so did the struggle for founders of Hope for Hurting Parents, Tom and Dena Yohe. Eventually they realized they couldn't choose sobriety for Renee-she had to choose it for herself. They also gave each other permission to not always feel the same thing at the same time.
  • 30 May 2017: Seeking Help for Renee - As their daughter, Renee, continued to spiral out of control; Tom and Dena Yohe, founders of Hope for Hurting Parents, knew that the Word of God was their food and prayer was their lifeline. So, they asked six couples to pray for them and for her.
  • 29 May 2017: The Start of Difficulty - Tom and Dena Yohe, full-time missionaries and founders of Hope for Hurting Parents, never heard of cutting until their daughter, Renee, started doing it at 12 years of age. Gradually, other behaviors surfaced including suicidal tendencies. Find out how Tom and Dena handled parenting a prodigal and what they did to keep their marriage strong.

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