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Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective.

Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective.
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Little Rock, AR

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Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective.

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English

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FAMILY LIFE TODAY Box 7111 Little Rock, AR 72223 1-800-358-6329


Episodes

Becoming Like Him

6/25/2019
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Non-Christians often give Christians a bad rap. Do we deserve it? Pastor Scott Sauls talks about becoming the kind of Christians who are irresistible to the world. Sauls admits a lot of damage has been done in the name of Christ, and it's time we changed that. Doing so, however, will require us to boast more about Jesus and what He has done for us. Christians will need to exude the aroma of Christ by loving our enemies and responding to their insults with gentleness, and welcoming the lonely...

Duration:00:31:56

Abiding in Christ

6/24/2019
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Jesus commands His followers to be great neighbors. Are we? Scott Sauls, author of "Irresistible Faith," talks about what it would look like to live so compellingly and lovingly in our cities and nations that, if we were removed, people would miss us terribly. To truly be salt and light, Christians must think first how to bless others, rather than how we can protect what we have. The starting place must be abiding in Jesus and assuming His likeness.

Duration:00:28:58

Sin Is Like a Weed

6/21/2019
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When sin is crouching at our door, how do we overcome it? Pastor Alex Kendrick shares the six stages of spiritual death that accompany unrepentance, as he talks straight to men about living out our roles as spiritual leaders. Show Notes and Resources Official website for the Kendrick brothers' new movie, Overcomer. http://www.overcomermovie.com/ Love Like You Mean It® Cruise 2020. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/ Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of...

Duration:00:38:19

“My Job is to Make You Happy”

6/20/2019
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Even if couples make it past the selfish first stage and into stage two, "I'm here to serve my spouse," Bob Lepine says there's a third and even more profound stage of marital union. Show Notes and Resources Love Like You Mean It® Cruise 2020. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/ Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Duration:00:27:17

“You Complete Me”

6/19/2019
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According to pastor Bob Lepine, marriages often begin with the misguided idea that "She's here to complete me." This popular and misguided first step trips up many couples in the early years of marriage. Bob Lepine describes what he calls the "Three Phases of Marriage." Show Notes and Resources Love Like You Mean It® Cruise 2020. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/ Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Duration:00:24:54

Test You and Teach God’s Love

6/18/2019
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Sexual intimacy is just that, intimate, and that makes discussing the topic difficult. But Christians must push past our personal discomfort if we are to have any hope of conveying a Christ-honoring vision of biblical sexuality to our children. Show Notes and Resources Love Like You Mean It® Cruise 2020. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/ Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Duration:00:26:51

Cementing Your Covenant

6/17/2019
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If God created marital intimacy, why exactly is the Church so silent on the subject? Counselor and therapist Juli Slattery explores the things the Church needs to address if we are reclaim a Christian worldview on this important topic. Show Notes and Resources Love Like You Mean It® Cruise 2020. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/ Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Duration:00:26:45

Real Men Leave the Boys Club

6/14/2019
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The old boys club that is pervasive in our culture teaches men to treat women as a commodity. But Jesus, a radical for His time, treated women with respect and dignity. Dave Wilson encourages men to follow Christ's example. Show Notes and Resources Dave Wilson speaking at Kensington Church on biblical manhood. http://web.familylifetoday.com/fl2019-06-14-bonus.mp3 Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Duration:00:32:52

Eternity Is Now in Session

6/13/2019
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When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be." What about now? Pastor and theologian John Ortberg provides a fresh perspective on the nature of eternity and our own connection to an eternal Creator. Show Notes and Resources Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily - 14 days of devotionals for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/encouragement-for-your-blended-family/ Listen to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal....

Duration:00:27:52

Staying Calm in the Storm

6/12/2019
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Moms Amber Lia and Wendy Speake realized their anger was triggered by what their kids were doing, or sometimes even just by life. Speake struggles with anxiety, and often responded emotionally to her kids. She realized if she stayed on top of what she was feeling, she could avoid taking things personally. Now when her kids jump out of bed at nap time, or drift from the table at meal time, she can stop to consider what she's really feeling and reign in her response. Together they talk about...

Duration:00:28:23

Facing the Triggers

6/11/2019
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Once frustrated moms, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake talk honestly about triggers that used to set them on edge. For Speake, it was a messy house. She realized that what she really needed, rather than a spotless home, was self-control. Together Lia and Speake share that triggers--whether messiness or a child's immaturity--are really opportunities, and moms must remind themselves that they don't have to get angry. They can abide with Christ and gain His peace no matter the circumstances.

Duration:00:28:45

Are Your Kids Driving You Crazy?

6/10/2019
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Moms Amber Lia and Wendy Speake can relate to the mothers worldwide who get frustrated with their kids. Lia and Speake talk about some of the 31 triggers that can provoke a mom to lose her cool. Lia, a mom to three boys, recalls the day when, alone with the kids, she emotionally snapped, only to be interrupted by a knock at the door. Fearing the neighbor had heard her tirade, she asked the Lord to change her from the inside out. Lia and Speake tell what you can do to become a kinder, gentler...

Duration:00:29:00

Is She the One?

6/7/2019
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Pastor Ben Stuart remembers the first time he saw his wife, Donna, and walks us through the circumstances that lead to their courtship and eventual engagement. Stuart talks about the importance of clarity in a relationship and tells how he made his intentions clear as his relationship progressed. Show Notes and Resources Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife....

Duration:00:29:37

What to Look For

6/6/2019
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Ben Stuart remembers the season he took a "time out" from the dating scene to focus on the Lord and recover emotionally after his parents' divorce. He reminds single men and women that singleness exists for devotion to the Lord, and encourages them not to settle for someone outside the body of Christ, but to lean into Jesus as they walk in faith and wait on Him to lead them.

Duration:00:26:53

Single and Dating

6/5/2019
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Would you like your son or daughter to have the same dating experience as you? Ben Stuart, pastor of Passion City Church in Washington, D.C., talks about the dating culture and practices on today's college campuses. As former Executive Director for Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M, Stuart remembers his own initiation into the campus traditions, as well as his dating missteps. Describing his dating life like "a dumpster fire," Stuart tells how he found a faith community where he belonged...

Duration:00:28:50

The Risk of Rejection

6/4/2019
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College pastor Shelby Abbott talks about dating and why the important parts should not happen digitally, including asking for a date. Abbott encourages parents to teach their daughters early on how a boy should treat them by talking to them about dating expectations and even taking them on daddy/daughter dates. As they grow to understand Jesus' love for them, they'll have that example to refer to when they decide who they will date.

Duration:00:28:20

Dating in the 21st Century

6/3/2019
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Author and campus minister Shelby Abbott reminds us that Scripture calls us to something greater and healthier in our relationships with the opposite sex. It calls us to love through self-sacrifice, communication, service, and patience. How does this apply in the dating phase? Shelby, now married, shares his own dating history and talks about how technology has changed the dating game.

Duration:00:26:40

Service and Submission

5/31/2019
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Author and Bible teacher Chip Ingram coaches husbands on how to live out Ephesians 5 in their marriages. Husbands, he explains, need to own the responsibility to care and nurture their wives, ultimately helping their wives become all they were made to be. Wives, on the other hand, need to be sensitive to their husbands, especially their fear of failure, and need to be available to step in where help is needed.

Duration:00:24:25

How to Make a Marriage Work

5/30/2019
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So many people marry for what they are going to get out of the marriage, rather than for what they are going to give as they supernaturally lay down their life for the other person. Author Chip Ingram explains the difference between a marriage covenant and a marriage contract, and talks about the biblical definition of love vs. the culture's idea of love. Ingram reminds us that conflicts and challenges are normal in any marriage, but they don't have to break up the union.

Duration:00:26:39

Learning to Love Each Other

5/29/2019
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Author and pastor Chip Ingram has a great marriage now, but it wasn't always this way. Ingram, who has been married to Theresa since 1978, reflects on the hardships they faced as newlyweds. He never imagined that marriage would be so difficult, but by the grace of God they sought help through counseling and learned how to resolve their issues. Ingram shares what he's learned about building a strong, healthy relationship that will last a lifetime.

Duration:00:27:38