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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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Family Life

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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

Feeling Like a Phony

10/18/2019
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Do you ever feel like there's a "scarlet letter" you're carrying around because of your past? Ron Deal says there's no need to carry around that baggage and we should let God deal with it. Ron talks us through the story of the woman at the well. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. https://www.summitonstepfamilies.com/ Shop Ron Deal's newest resources: https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryID=171 Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended®...

Duration:00:26:59

Who Isn’t Dysfunctional

10/17/2019
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How can I share the gospel if my family is a mess? Ron Deal reminds us that most of the families featured in Jesus' lineage were dysfunctional, so you're in good company. Show Notes and Resources Learn more about the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. https://www.summitonstepfamilies.com/ Shop Ron Deal's newest resources: https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryID=171 Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal....

Duration:00:26:38

Are You a Christian?

10/16/2019
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Pastor Dean Inserra contrasts the difference between those who say they are a Christian and actual followers of Jesus Christ. Inserra walks us through the list of eight different cultural Christians, including Country Club Christian, Christmas and Easter Christian, and Social Justice Christian, and tells why these people are missing the mark. Show Notes and Resources Two Ways to Live, the choice we all face. http://twowaystolive.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife...

Duration:00:31:00

Christmas and Easter and Other Cultural Christians

10/15/2019
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If you grew up going to church, does that automatically make you a Christian? Author Dean Inserra reminds us that salvation isn't a right of passage, but a response to your understanding to the good news of Jesus Christ. Find out what you should say to a child when he or she wants to ask Jesus into their heart. Show Notes and Resources Two Ways to Live, the choice we all face. http://twowaystolive.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:27:11

What is a Cultural Christian?

10/14/2019
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America may be the largest mission field yet. Why? Author Dean Inserra explains there are plenty of people who claim to be Christians-they believe in God and are good people, but when it comes to Christ's atoning work on the cross, they are clueless. Inserra talks about the best way to reach people who don't know they're lost. Show Notes and Resources Two Ways to Live, the choice we all face. http://twowaystolive.com/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:29:14

Understanding the Adolescent Shift

10/11/2019
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How connected are you to your child's heart? Mike Berry, father to eight adopted kids, talks honestly about the massive influence parents have on their children. Berry explains the shift that happens to kids as they move into adolescence and parents become seemingly secondary to their child's friends. Instead of retreating, Berry encourages parents to stay engaged and involved. Show Notes and Resources Art of Parenting® Video - Tim Kimmel on Asset Friends and Liability Friends. (1 min....

Duration:00:27:28

The Grace to Forgive

10/10/2019
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Mike Berry, a foster dad of 23 kids over the years and father of eight adopted kids, talks about winning the heart of a child. Berry recalls the darkest season of his parenting years when his son, who suffers with fetal alcohol syndrome, was out of control and injured another child. He recalls what he felt that day and the words he spoke in anger. Seeking forgiveness, Berry tells how being willing to confess and offer grace to forgive is key in winning a child's heart. Show Notes and...

Duration:00:26:23

A Mother’s Assignment

10/9/2019
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Linda Weber, wife of pastor Stu Weber and mother to three grown sons, talks to new moms about their important assignment. Weber encourages moms to believe what the Scriptures tell them about their role and to come alongside their children to help them process the world around them. Find out how a mother's love impacts a child's brain.

Duration:00:27:46

Making History

10/8/2019
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Mom, you have a life-giving mission. Linda Weber, an author and mother of three grown sons, shares how she sought to make her kids feel important and accepted, knowing that her actions and words would leave an eternal mark. Weber reminds moms that their influence makes a big difference both now and in the future.

Duration:00:27:01

Why Is He So Touchy?

10/7/2019
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Why is he so touchy?" It's a question a lot of wives ask. Shaunti Feldhahn and Brian Goins dig into this subject and reveal that while a guy looks confident on the outside, inside he isn't sure he measures up.Find out how influential a wife can be as her husband grows into the man God wants him to be. Show Notes and Resources Subscribe to the Married With Benefits™ podcast. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/married-with-benefits/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast...

Duration:00:32:13

The Source of Self-Control

10/4/2019
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If self-control is a fruit of the Spirit, then how do we allow the Spirit to cultivate that fruit in our lives? Rob Bugh explains that when we value Jesus above all else and are faithful to the gospel, the fruit of the Spirit naturally manifests. He also discusses how this quality is especially critical in blended families. Show Notes and Resources Learn more and register for the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. https://www.summitonstepfamilies.com/ Find your getaway at one of FamilyLife's...

Duration:00:25:21

The Importance of Self-control

10/3/2019
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Rob Bugh talks about the importance of self-control in blended families. Self-control is overcoming sinful passions, and is not optional for believers. Bugh tells about how a lack of self-control caused great regret in the early years of his new marriage. Show Notes and Resources Sign up to view all the videos from Blended & Blessed, including Rob Bugh's talk. https://www.familylife.com/blended-free-gift/ Learn more and register for the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry....

Duration:00:28:44

What About Single Women?

10/2/2019
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Abigail Dodds teaches on the beauty of God's good design regarding gender. Women, Dodds explains, are absolutely just as fearless as men, but their physical reality naturally makes them nurturers. If women are created to bear life, then what about single women? Though singles are excluded from child-bearing, they aren't excluded from anything essential to God's kingdom. Hear how single women can be nurturers and life givers in their homes and communities. Show Notes and Resources Sign up...

Duration:00:30:03

Using Your Gifting

10/1/2019
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Abigail Dodds, author of "(A)Typical Woman," says that despite the culture's depiction of women as warriors, women's bodies were made to do something very different. To understand a woman's role, you have to study how a woman is made. Men have 50% more body strength than women. Women, on the other hand, are softer, and have the capacity to bear children. Dodds explains that just because a woman is created differently than a man doesn't make her inferior. A woman's fragility, like a crystal...

Duration:00:24:48

What Does It Mean to Be Wholly a Woman?

9/30/2019
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Author Abigail Dodds, a wife and mother to five, talks about the way men and women are inherently different from one another. It's easy to generalize male and female characteristics, but we must be careful. The gifts of the Spirit, she reminds us--love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control--can be exhibited by all believers, regardless of gender. Show Notes and Resources Sign up for FamilyLife emails full of content to help you grow closer...

Duration:00:26:43

You, God, and Your Marriage

9/27/2019
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Author Nina Roesner reflects on a wife's need to be right and to be known. Roesner admits this was a problem early in her marriage, but explains that as she went deeper in her relationship with Christ, it became less of an issue. Instead of trying to control a situation, Roesner encourages wives to walk through each situation with their husbands without criticizing. Show Notes and Resources Sign up for FamilyLife emails full of content to help you grow closer together and to God....

Duration:00:30:36

His Word and Your Marriage

9/26/2019
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Nina Roesner, author of "12 Truths to Change Your Marriage," explains what happens when a spouse loves the marriage more than they love Jesus or His Word. When Roesner's marriage wasn't meeting her expectations six months in, she thought she had married the wrong person. She didn't realize the infatuation part of love wears off. Roesner tells what she learned about respect and submission. Show Notes and Resources Sign up for FamilyLife emails full of content to help you grow closer...

Duration:00:30:25

Staying Connected, Letting Go

9/25/2019
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What's the best way to nurture a healthy relationship with your grown children? Author Jim Burns encourages parents to continue to show their love and support to their grown children even if there have been years of distance between you. Constantly preaching to your sons and daughters will only keep them at arm's length. If an adult child is married, parents have to allow them to leave and cleave to their spouse. In other words, let go. Show Notes and Resources Sign up for FamilyLife...

Duration:00:27:41

Your Adult Kids and Finances

9/24/2019
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At what point do you cut your children off financially? HomeWord president and best-selling author Jim Burns cautions parents not to enable their adult children by continually giving them money or bailing them out, especially if it's money parents will need for their own retirement someday. A financial gift occasionally is okay, but it's important to teach your kids to handle money in a healthy way. Burns also answers challenging questions about adult kids visiting with their significant...

Duration:00:26:24

Keep Your Mouth Shut and the Welcome Mat Out

9/23/2019
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Author Jim Burns, president of HomeWord, coaches parents of adult children on how to keep the relational ties open once their young adults leave home. The relationship will change, and it's okay to grieve the loss of the day-to-day relationship, but a more satisfying adult-to-adult relationship should eventually take its place. Burns shares what to do if adult children come back home temporarily, and tells how he's living this out with his own daughter. Show Notes and Resources Sign up for...

Duration:00:28:34