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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

Calming Angry Kids

12/6/2019
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Does your childhood, or previous relationships, ever creep into your current ones? If you've ever noticed that certain themes tend to repeat in your relationships, you are not alone. Ron Deal is talking with USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer on this topic.

Duration:00:27:34

Communicating Needs Without Provoking Conflict

12/5/2019
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Do you desperately want to tell your spouse how you feel, but don't because of how they'll respond? Dave and Ann Wilson tackle a listener's question about healthy communication in marriage. Dave admits that it took years for him to learn to sit and listen to Ann tell him hard truths, and Ann also had to learn to express her frustration and observations in a way that wasn't threatening to Dave. Together they tell of the lightbulb "moment" that finally changed their approach to communicating...

Duration:00:30:23

Family Reconciliation

12/4/2019
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Julie Plagens spent years estranged from her family of origin. However, after much prayer and counseling, Julie began to see that the real enemy wasn't her parents, but Satan. She committed to do whatever it would take to restore her relationship with her family, with God's help. She chose to forgive them, and followed that with fasting and prayer, asking God to reach out. Julie's prayers were answered. Later in the year, Julie's mother invited her over for dinner. Julie shares a word of...

Duration:00:32:40

A Family Break Up

12/3/2019
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All of us have an extension cord tied to our family of origin. Author Julie Plagens explains what life was like after she cut ties with her family. While her health issues did improve, Julie admits that avoiding her parents and siblings was still difficult. Julie tells how prayer and Scripture became a lifeline and helped her heal mentally. She realized that by severing her family ties, she just traded one set of problems for another. After her father suffered a heart attack, Julie began to...

Duration:00:28:28

Breaking Free From Destructive Patterns

12/1/2019
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Julie Plagens, author of the book "Estranged," remembers growing up as the lonely daughter of a highly successful nightclub and restaurant owner. After ten years of running a booming business, Julie's father came to faith in Christ which led him to take a job as a janitor at a local church, and eventually he became a pastor. Julie shares how living under the shadow of her pastor father led her to stuff her anger and bitterness, which adversely affected her health. Realizing her life was on...

Duration:00:31:24

The Complicated Heart

11/29/2019
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When Sarah Mae became pregnant as a teen, she chose abortion when encouraged by both her grandmothers. But through the shame and sadness, God's love still pursued Sarah. Show Notes and Resources Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face. http://www.twowaystolive.com/ Listen to the entire episode "10: The Complicated Heart" from Unfavorable Odds™ with Kim Anthony with guest Sarah Mae. (1 hr. 11 min. podcast)...

Duration:00:29:49

Joyful, Prayerful, and Thankful

11/28/2019
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As believers, we should be joyful, prayerful, and thankful. Bob Lepine expounds on some biblical directives from 1 Thessalonians 5. Show Notes and Resources Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face. http://www.twowaystolive.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you? Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife....

Duration:00:28:07

In Their Shoes

11/27/2019
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Have you wondered what's going on inside a child of divorce? Ron Deal and Lauren Reitsema address common questions parents and stepparents ask about kids-and share insights that will help you love and lead them well. Show Notes and Resources Find Ever Thine Home® resources at https://everthinehome.com/ Listen to episode 14 In Their Shoes from the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal with guest Lauren Reitsema. (1 hr. 8 min. podcast)...

Duration:00:28:27

Honoring Christ at Christmas

11/26/2019
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How do you prepare for the holidays? Dennis and Barbara Rainey are passionate about celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Together they share fun ways they've done that, and tell how you can too. Hear their suggestions for having family devotionals around the names of Christ throughout Advent, and how you can decorate your tree and packages with the names of Christ. Show Notes and Resources COMING SOON: Dennis Rainey reads from Tim Keller's book "Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth...

Duration:00:24:54

Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas

11/25/2019
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Christmas will be here soon, and Dennis and Barbara Rainey share fun, simple ideas to help you get ready spiritually. One way to focus on Christ is to celebrate Advent, the first season of the Christian church year. Barbara shares an easy way to gather the family around to consider the magnificence of Christ each Sunday through December. Show Notes and Resources Find Ever Thine Home® resources at https://everthinehome.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:26:18

Praying Through Conflict

11/22/2019
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How do you handle conflict? Authors Joel and Nina Schmidgall want couples to know that prayer is their ally when facing marital conflict. They encourage couples to prayerfully seek the Lord for the root of their conflict and ask Him for His wisdom in solving it. Couples need to intentionally create a safe environment to bring up hard topics, and affirm each other daily.

Duration:00:26:54

A Shared Vision

11/21/2019
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Joel and Nina Schmidgall, authors of the book "Praying Circles Around Your Marriage," encourage couples to pray with and for each other, and to watch God do something amazing. The Schmidgalls encourage couples to ask the Lord to give them a shared vision so they can live lives of purpose.

Duration:00:24:16

Praying Boldly for Your Marriage

11/20/2019
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Are there areas of your marriage you've given up on? Authors Joel and Nina Schmidgall talk about the importance of praying without ceasing, especially for your marriage. God honors bold prayer, and bold prayer honors God. Let's step up boldly to God's throne of grace and ask Him for our heart's desire.

Duration:00:25:03

Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus

11/19/2019
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Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Laura Story talks about life with her husband Martin, who suffers from a memory deficit due to a brain tumor. Although challenging, Story sees his disability as God's means of grace and tells how God has slowed them down through these circumstances to live in the moment and see His goodness. Faith, she reminds us, is praising God even when we don't see Him.

Duration:00:25:10

Surrendering Your Dreams to God

11/18/2019
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Christian singer and songwriter Laura Story talks about the song, "Indescribable," that launched her career and tells how she's found joy in her circumstances. Laura's husband, Martin, whom she's been married to since 2004, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and lives with memory deficit.

Duration:00:41:18

Connecting With Your Sons

11/15/2019
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Author Joel Fitzpatrick loves to take walks with his son where he can represent the love of the Father to him. In a day when disconnection is the rule, Fitzpatrick challenges dads to talk to their sons about the topics they deal with on a daily basis-school, money, identity, and more. Connect with your sons. They'll be better for it. Show Notes and Resources The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast...

Duration:00:28:59

A Father and Son Connection

11/14/2019
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As a youth pastor, Joel Fitzpatrick has seen countless boys struggle with what it means to have a life shaped by the gospel. Fitzpatrick encourages fathers to dive into deep conversations with their sons about friends, disappointment, girls, sex, and more. He shares communication tips on these topics from his book, "Between Us Guys." Show Notes and Resources The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast...

Duration:00:26:47

Great Money Milestones

11/13/2019
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Our purse strings are tied to our heart strings. Financial advisor Art Rainer encourages believers to showcase the generosity of God by giving generously to those in need. Rainer lists eight money milestones couples can aim for that can help them get their finances and their giving on track. Show Notes and Resources The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:28:50

The Money Disruptors

11/12/2019
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Art Rainer, author of "The Marriage Challenge: A Finance Guide for Married Couples," talks about four different money personalities in marriage: the saver, spender, investor, and ignorer. He explains how to talk about money before and after marriage, including how to address bad money habits, like hiding purchases, that can derail a marriage. Show Notes and Resources The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife...

Duration:00:27:24

The Motivation for Financial Health

11/11/2019
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Financial expert Art Rainer shares how his parents' handling of the family finances influenced his own approach to money. Rainer reminds us that God wants believers to be a conduit of His blessings. As we give generously, we advance God's kingdom. Show Notes and Resources The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network. https://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/ Have the FamilyLife...

Duration:00:26:49