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Fun, engaging conversations about what it takes to build stronger, healthier marriage and family relationships. Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson with FamilyLife Today® veteran cohost Bob Lepine for new episodes every weekday.

Fun, engaging conversations about what it takes to build stronger, healthier marriage and family relationships. Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson with FamilyLife Today® veteran cohost Bob Lepine for new episodes every weekday.

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Little Rock, AR

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Family Life

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Fun, engaging conversations about what it takes to build stronger, healthier marriage and family relationships. Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson with FamilyLife Today® veteran cohost Bob Lepine for new episodes every weekday.

Language:

English

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


Episodes

Walking With God in the Valley

7/3/2020
Matthew Arbo wants couples who struggle with infertility to know God is with them. Arbo shares how men and women process infertility differently and cautions couples from isolating in their pain. Instead, he encourages couples to seek out a counselor or pastor to help process their grief and loss. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=95. Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:30:37

Comfort Through the Valley

7/2/2020
Ethics professor Matthew Arbo tackles the tough topic of infertility. Arbo's heart for this issue was born out of a personal story, having witnessed his brother and sister-in-law's struggle with infertility, and he has seen the pain this causes couples. Arbo offers words of comfort to those who long for a child. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=95. Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast...

Duration:00:28:54

Prioritizing Your Relationship

7/1/2020
Blending a family isn't easy, but it's definitely worth it. Blended family expert Ron Deal reminds couples that their marriage must be a priority if the marriage is going to thrive. Each couple is called to leave and cleave, which means a couple must shift their allegiance from their children to each other. There will always be seasons when children's needs will have to come ahead of other things, but a husband and wife need to put each other first to maintain a healthy marriage. Hear one...

Duration:00:28:54

Press Through the Struggle

6/30/2020
FamilyLife Blended director Ron Deal explains that marriage, while typically a two-person dance, gets complicated as couples try to manage all the lives around them. Deal talks about feeling isolated in a marriage, something spouses sometimes admit as they try to find their place in the blended family. He encourages couples to hold onto God's hand and never give up. Show Notes and Resources To learn more and register for the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry visit....

Duration:00:28:08

The Power of God at Work in Stepfamilies

6/29/2020
Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, talks with Dave and Ann Wilson about the new content in his Smart Stepfamilies video series. Deal explains how couples often get blindsided when trying to blend two families and gives some practical advice for interacting with stepchildren. He reminds listeners to address any family issues right away, because those same issues often become marital issues. Show Notes and Resources To learn more and register for the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry...

Duration:00:26:07

Managing Love and Money

6/26/2020
Brian and Cherie Lowe know a little about managing money. Working together, they paid off $127,000 worth of debt in four years, and they've never been happier-or more intimate! The Lowes tell how working as a team to manage the household finances can lead to surprising benefits. Show Notes and Resources Find more from Cherie Lowe at QueenofFree.net. Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=95. Check out all that's available on the...

Duration:00:28:25

Indebted to Love

6/25/2020
Could arguing about money be negatively affecting your intimacy? Brian and Cherie Lowe, authors of "Your Money, Your Marriage," think it can. It certainly did theirs. The Lowes tell how they found themselves $127,000 in debt. After Brian cast a vision for what their life could be debt-free, they started paying off their bills, and as they did, their love life began improving. The Lowes encourage couples to slay the debt dragon and fall more in love! Show Notes and Resources Find more from...

Duration:00:27:38

I Have Hope

6/24/2020
Jeff and Sarah Walton have learned to make God's Word central to their daily lives. Sarah, who suffers with Lyme's disease, and Jeff tell how walking through the ups and downs of life has brought them to a place where they can honestly say, as Job did, "My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you." Together they share how God is using their trials to build up and comfort others in the body of Christ. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at...

Duration:00:31:11

Pressing Into God’s Word

6/23/2020
By the time Sarah was diagnosed with Lyme disease, she and Jeff's emotional, mental, and physical reserves were at their breaking point. Their oldest child was struggling with medical and behavioral issues, and Jeff's job often sent him far from home, leaving Sarah to juggle home care and child rearing all by herself. They also had financial issues, which were exacerbated when Jeff lost his job. Bottom line: they were holding on by a thread. Jeff and Sarah tell how the Bible became their...

Duration:00:27:37

Holding on When You Can’t Hold Out

6/22/2020
Not many couples want to pattern their marriage after the book of Job. But Jeff and Sarah Walton, hit time and again with heart-crushing circumstances, began to find great comfort and wisdom in those pages. Soon after Sarah gave birth to their first child, their infant son came down with an infection. Together they leaned on the Lord to help them. Later their son started exhibiting strange and erratic behavior, and no amount of discipline seemed to help. As years went by and their family...

Duration:00:25:03

Selfie Dad

6/19/2020
Parenting is no joke! Director Brad Silverman and Pastor Adam Tyson talk about their upcoming movie release "Selfie Dad," originally set to appear in theatres and now coming to premium Video on Demand and digital platforms everywhere. Starring Christian comedian Michael Jr., who also joins the broadcast, and Chonda Pierce, "Selfie Dad" is a light-hearted family film about one dad shaking off a mid-life crisis and reconnecting with his family . . . with his Bible in one hand and his phone in...

Duration:00:29:48

Embracing Marriage Together

6/18/2020
Joe and Cindi Ferrini talk candidly about walking through life with their 38-year-old son Joey, who has special needs. Acknowledging the strain a child with disabilities can put on a family, the Ferrinis tell what they did to strengthen their marriage in the midst of doctor visits, therapy sessions, and meeting Joey's continual needs. They also talk about the importance of finding a care team or community of people who will be an emotional and practical support in the daily care of their...

Duration:00:30:35

God Please, Not My Son

6/17/2020
Joe and Cindi Ferrini recall the birth of their beautiful baby boy, Joey, some 30 years ago. First diagnosed with cerebral palsy, they were later devastated to learn Joey was also mentally impaired. The Ferrinis share how they emotionally processed Joey's disabilities as young parents, and how they eventually came to love and celebrate Joey just as he is. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=95. Check out all...

Duration:00:29:13

How to Live in Love With Your Wife

6/16/2020
When life threatens to beat you down, don't lose sight of each other. That's the advice of authors Matt and Lisa Jacobson. The Jacobsons reflect on a particularly difficult time in their marriage-the birth of their fifth child, who was born with brain damage after suffering a stroke in utero. The long days in the hospital's ICU, along with starting a new company and caring for four other children at home, put a strain on their marriage. Matt explains what it means to "act like a man," and...

Duration:00:27:30

How to Love Your Wife

6/15/2020
What does it mean to love your wife like Christ loves the church? Authors Matt and Lisa Jacobson tell how simple, daily gestures of love and kindness can make a big difference in a marriage. Hear them share practical tips for loving your wife in a way that honors her and the Lord. Show Notes and Resources FaithfulMan.com with Matt Jacobson. https://faithfulman.com/ Club31Women.com with Lisa Jacobson. https://club31women.com/ Find resources from this podcast at...

Duration:00:27:43

Is Faith Thriving on the College Campus?

6/12/2020
Is it inevitable that my teen will walk away from the faith once they hit college? Glenn Stanton, director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family, says no way. He points out that organizations like Cru and the Navigators continue to thrive on the college campus, and thousands of students are growing in their faith despite sitting under the teaching of secular professors. Stanton reminds parents of the incredible influence they have in their young adult's life, and he tells...

Duration:00:28:05

Is the Church Really Dying?

6/11/2020
It's been implied that Christianity is on the decline. But is it really? Researcher Glenn Stanton doesn't think so. According to studies, Christianity is far from disappearing-and is even on the rise. Stanton shares that while more liberal mainline churches are clearly on the decline, non-denominational churches holding to the tenants of Scripture are thriving and growing, not just in America, but all over the world. Stanton reminds listeners that the Holy Spirit is on the move and always...

Duration:00:30:24

Healing from Abuse

6/10/2020
Bill and Pamela Ronzheimer talk about the journey they took to find healing for their marriage as they dealt with Pamela's past sexual abuse. Looking back, they realize that as they became more transparent about Pam's abuse with others, something began to change. Bill realized that his pride had kept him from loving Pamela well. Supported by their church's love and prayers, they both sought counseling. Hear them share why they'd never go back to the marriage they had before. Show Notes and...

Duration:00:30:25

Facing Up to Abuse

6/9/2020
Pamela Ronzheimer, joined by her husband Bill, didn't realize she had scar tissue on her soul from past sexual abuse until she started sharing her pain with Bill and others. A pastor, Bill says he listened to Pamela but didn't fully understand the depth of her pain. Pamela sought counseling, and Bill admits he wasn't as supportive as he should have been. Eight years crept by without Pamela getting much help. As Pamela began to sink deeper into despair, she tells how their once happy marriage...

Duration:00:26:36

The Shrapnel of Sexual Abuse

6/8/2020
Bill and Pamela Ronzheimer, founders of Marriage Reconstruction Ministries, tell how their marriage has been affected by Pamela's past sexual abuse. Pamela, who was abused by a school principal beginning when she was 9, thought she had put the abuse behind her when she went to college. She was fun and carefree when she and Bill fell in love. Life was good for the first ten years of their marriage. Find out what pushed Pamela to finally reveal her past abuse to Bill. Show Notes and...

Duration:00:27:23