Building Relationships

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Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 2 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 2 of 2)

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Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 1 of 2)

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Your Kids Are Important to You . . . Do They Know It?

Josh Greenwalt

Practical ideas for how a busy father can show his kids they’re valued.

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Do You Need to Lighten Up

Courtney DeFeo

Don't settle for a gloomy household. Instead, discover the fun in everyday family life.

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Building Memories With Grandparents

Sue Heimer

Grandparents are valuable family members, but sometimes it's hard for kids to connect with them. Use this idea to help your children build a relationship with their grandparents today.

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Encouraging Siblings to Get Along

Cynthia Tobias

Foster your children's relationships with each other so they can learn to appreciate what makes each sibling unique.

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Michael W. Smith: Grammy Winner and Grandfather

Jeremy V. Jones

Michael W. Smith has been called a Grammy winner, American Music Award winner, Dove Award winner, artist of the year, songwriter of the year, producer of the year and Smitty. But his favorite title just might be G-Daddy. That's what Michael's 11 grandchildren call him.

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Summer at a Different Address

Carol Boley

Help kids through the angst of switching homes, even when you feel discouraged at the idea of packing off your children to the other parent for the summer.

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Time With Dad

Tim Parsons

Spending one-on-one time with kids allows for a deeper connection between Dads and children, especially when you help them look forward to the time, enjoy an activity with them and then reflect on what you did.

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Mending Fences

Newsflash! Mothers and daughters don’t always get along. Parenting expert Cheri Fuller suggests a way to mend those fences. Listen to the full program here.

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Writing a Tribute to Dad

If you have a strained relationship with your father, hear how Dennis Mansfield’s wife helped him process the past  by listing why he’s thankful. Listen to the full program here.

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Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 2 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 2 of 2)

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Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 1 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 1 of 2)

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Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 1 of 2) 

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Encouraging Men to be Good Dads (Part 2 of 2)

Care Net CEO Roland Warren explains how fathers can avoid common parenting mistakes in a discussion based on his book, Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid. (Part 2 of 2)

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Encouraging Men to be Good Dads (Part 1 of 2)

Care Net CEO Roland Warren explains how fathers can avoid common parenting mistakes in a discussion based on his book, Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid. (Part 1 of 2)

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms

This weekend, authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families.

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms (Part 2)

Authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families. (Part 2 of 2)

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms (Part 1)

Authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families. (Part 1 of 2)

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Encouraging Young Moms Through Intentional Friendships

In a discussion based on their book, Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe, Sally Clarkson and Sarah Mae talk to new moms and young women about the importance of finding good friendships, a supportive community and older, wiser mentors.

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For Generations to Come

How far into the future do you think your influence as a parent will stretch?  The truth is your influence as a parent will be felt for generations to come.

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Teaching Your Kids About Racial Harmony

Jane Gilbert

How do we teach our children to treat all people equally in a world of racial tension?

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Making Moments

Parents, are you "making moments" with your kids? Think of it as investing in your kids' lives now in a way that could pay off down the road if your relationship hits a rough patch.

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