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Featured Podcast: FamilyLife Today

  • 16 August 2017: Spiritual Boot Camp - All parents want their children to live smart, but how do they teach that value? Author Dan Dumas reflects on his life before coming to Christ. He tells why the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.
  • 15 August 2017: Can I Date Yet? - Barrett and Jenifer Johnson, authors of "The Talks," speak to parents about teen dating. The Johnsons encourage parents to recognize their responsibility in helping to protect their children's hearts and communicating their family's values about dating long before their children are old enough to date.
  • 14 August 2017: Teaching God's Design for Sex - Barrett and Jenifer Johnson, founders of I.N.F.O. for Families, tell why it's important for parents to share God's perspective on sex with their children. Most parents focus only on telling their kids why they shouldn't have sex, instead of telling them why sex with their spouse is worth waiting for. The sex talk parents dread needs to become a series of talks about a variety of issues: body image, protecting your body, the problem of porn, and God's design for sex.
  • 11 August 2017: Leading Your Wife Spiritually - A husband's call is to cherish his wife. How does a husband do this? Bob Lepine, James MacDonald, Sam Ingrassia, and Justin Buzzard expound on a husband's responsibility to nourish and cherish his wife.
  • 10 August 2017: How a Man Loves His Wife - What does it mean to love your wife as Christ loved the church? It's to love her in the way she needs love. James Ford, Robert Lewis, Stu Weber, Jess MacCallum, and Tom and Jeannie Elliff give examples on ways to do that.
  • 9 August 2017: Caring for Needy Children - The Bible tells believers to care for widows and orphans. For James and Mona Harper, that didn't leave any room for debate or discussion--if there was a need, they just took care of it. Over the years, the Harpers have brought more than 30 children into their home. Their daughters Morgan Harper Nichols and Jamie Grace talk about what it was like growing up with their family taking in kids in need.
  • 8 August 2017: Both Hands - J.T. Olson knows what it's like to be an orphan, having lost both his parents in a tragic automobile accident. Olson explains what led him to create Both Hands--a faith-based nonprofit serving orphans, widows, and adoptive families.
  • 7 August 2017: Having a Heart for the Orphan - Along with his four siblings, J.T. Olson was orphaned as a child. Olson shares his family's legacy and explains how a summer job propelled him into a successful career as a salesman and rejuvenated the love he had for God as a child.
  • 4 August 2017: Expressing Faith in Public School - Former history teacher Stephen Williams knows what it's like to be persecuted for his faith in the classroom. Williams shares how he started using court documents of famous statesmen to teach U.S. History. After parents complained, Williams wound up in court. Williams encourages parents to know what their rights are in the classroom and to stand firm as ambassadors of Christ in the public schools.
  • 3 August 2017: Engaging the Public School System - Former educator Stephen Williams talks about his journey to faith and the bunny trails he took to find fulfillment. Now 16 years after embracing Christianity, Williams challenges parents to be proactive and exercise their faith in the public school system in order to be salt and light to the next generation.
  • 2 August 2017: Family Rules - What are the family rules? When Karis Kimmel Murray asked her two daughters, she was surprised and amused by their replies, even though they were way off track. Karis tells how granting forgiveness is the #1 rule of the Murray household, followed closely by "be brave and face your fears, especially when you do the hard thing."
  • 1 August 2017: Embracing the Good Enough Parent - Life often doesn't go as planned, and that held true for author Karis Kimmel Murray. Murray shares how her five-year plan was upended seven months into marriage when she discovered she was pregnant. Ten months after welcoming her first child, baby sister was on the way. Murray tells how she and her husband adjusted to life's surprises, starting with letting go of perfectionism and being a good enough grace-based parent.
  • 31 July 2017: What Is Grace? - Author and mother of two Karis Kimmel Murray explains that grace is giving something not necessarily deserved. Just like God, who often gives us what we need over what we like, parents are tasked with extending grace to their children. Murray illustrates what it's like to let grace define your relationships even when the other person disappoints you.
  • 28 July 2017: The Redemption of Rugrats, Rebels, and Parental Units - The Apostle John says he had no greater joy than to see his children walking in the truth. But what happens when our children choose to walk in darkness? Dennis Rainey gives practical biblical wisdom on the redemption of rebels, rugrats, and our own marriages through the sanctifying power of parenting.
  • 27 July 2017: Interruptions, Detours, and Valleys - Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans... and sometimes life takes us into dark valleys. Dennis Rainey shares how to discover Christ in the midst of the interruptions, detours, and valleys of life.
  • 26 July 2017: Terrorism of the Soul, Part 2 - Most of us view terrorism as an evil blight on society... but what about terrorism of our souls? When pornography invades a culture, the explosions rip apart marriages and families, but it is the children who pay the greatest price for this attack on their parents' marriage.
  • 25 July 2017: Terrorism of the Soul, Part 1 - Dennis Rainey alerts us to the dangers of what he calls "terrorism of the soul" as he explores the toxic effects of pornography on our marriages, our families, and our very souls in part one of this profound and timely message.
  • 24 July 2017: A Mistress Named Ministry - Did you know that there's a mistress flirting around your pastor's door? She's alluring, even seductive, and if he gives in, she can destroy his marriage and his family. The mistress's name? Ministry. Dennis Rainey speaks to pastors about how they can avoid this marriage-destroying trap.
  • 21 July 2017: Instructions to Men - Alistair Begg, senior pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, instructs young men on how to choose a wife.
  • 20 July 2017: Instructions to Women - Alistair Begg, pastor and host of the national radio program "Truth for Life," tells young women what to look for in a husband.
  • 19 July 2017: How Do You Find a Mate? - Alistair Begg, senior pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, instructs college students on the finer points of choosing a mate.
  • 18 July 2017: Not a Doormat - A submissive wife is not a doormat. Hear noted authors Robert Lewis, Cindy Easley, Sara Horn, and dispel this myth and others. They give helpful insight into how a wife can be a vital "helper" as she trusts God and respects her husband as he leads his family.
  • 17 July 2017: How Do You Spell R-E-S-P-E-C-T? - Did you know that a key ingredient to respecting your husband is humility? Learn why a wife's respect is so critical in the growth of a husband from Robert Lewis, Ann Wilson, and Barbara Hughes.

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