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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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Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter's Life

This weekend, psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter's life.

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Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter's Life (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter's life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Fathers: Having an Impact on Your Daughter's Life (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman shares valuable parenting lessons with personal stories and humor as he discusses the indelible imprint a father has on his daughter's life. (Part 1 of 2)

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A Father's Impact on His Daughter

A girl's relationship with her father has a profound effect on her life. Nothing bolsters a daughter’s self-respect and confidence more than a man of integrity who keeps his word to her and follows through on his promises.

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Make a Memory With Your Kids

Parenting expert, Kevin Leman, describes how he made a memory with his daughter. He shares the importance of connecting with your daughter. Listen to the full program here.

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Critical Talks to Have With Your Son

Best-selling author Vicki Courtney encourages parents to shape the lives of their sons by having meaningful conversations with them about important topics like resisting the negative influences of culture, the dangers of premarital sex and more.

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Game Plan for Having a Happier Family (Part 2 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman outlines five key ways parents can improve the relational dynamics in their family. (Part 2 of 2)

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Game Plan for Having a Happier Family (Part 1 of 2)

Psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman outlines five key ways parents can improve the relational dynamics in their family. (Part 1 of 2)

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Helping Kids Relate in a Screen-Driven World (Parts 1-2)

Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane explain the dangers of overusing digital gadgets and media, and offer parents practical advice on establishing healthy boundaries and teaching their kids the importance of face-to-face relational skills. For more information, see the daily broadcast episode Helping Kids Relate in a Screen-Driven World Part 1 and Part 2.

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Dad, Mom and two children (a boy and a girl) are unpacking boxes in a new home.

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Kids and Moving

Linda Riley

Helping your child find new friendships after the big move

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High School Graduation: The Squire Stage

Robert Lewis

Upon leaving home for college, a young man discovers a newfound sense of freedom; unless he is well-grounded, he may choose to renounce the values of home.

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Your Son Wants You to Notice Him

Robert Lewis

Many sons today have a sense of themselves, a premonition that they were created for something significant, if only someone would notice them!

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College Graduation: The Knight Stage

Robert Lewis

It is here that we formally initiate our sons into manhood; youth ends here.

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A dad is overseeing his son as the youngster is learning how to put up their tent as if they are camping

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Rites of Passage for Your Son

Robert Lewis

The power of ceremony to reaffirm a son's shaky identity, in some cases redirect his life, and empower his future was wholly unexpected.

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