Parenting Challenges

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Your Kids Are Watching Your Marriage

Sarah Hilgendorf

How is your marriages equipping your kids with the skills they need for interacting with their future spouses? 

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When Mom Friendships Are Hard

Authors Jill Savage and Anne McClane offer advice on overcoming common challenges that moms often face in their relationships with other moms.

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The Sunday Morning Dilemma

Mary Tutterow

By remaining in community, those of us with kids who have special needs can inspire others.

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Special Needs Children: How the Church Can Help (Part 2 of 2)

Pastor Lon and Mrs. Brenda Solomon describe how God has sustained them through the emotional and spiritual challenges they've faced in raising their disabled daughter, and encourage listeners to embrace and support families with special needs children. (Part 2 of 2)

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Special Needs Children: How the Church Can Help (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Lon and Mrs. Brenda Solomon describe how God has sustained them through the emotional and spiritual challenges they've faced in raising their disabled daughter, and encourage listeners to embrace and support families with special needs children. (Part 1 of 2)

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Two-and-a-Half Hours With Audrey

Pam Woody

Celebrating life in the shadow of death

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Facing the Truth

Tricia Goyer

How do you tell your kids about a painful decision from your past?

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3 Ways Parents Can Help Their Children Find Their Calling

Jeff Goins

My job as my son's dad is to guide him into the plan God has for him, based on his uniqueness as a child of God.

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Navigating Life's Toughest Questions With Your Kids

Authors and speakers Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter Jessica Thompson offer parents age-appropriate and biblically-based responses to some of their children's most challenging life questions.

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Modeling a Healthy Body Image to Your Kids

Margot Starbuck

Simple choices make significant impact

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Confronting Your Fears as a Mom (Part 2 of 2)

MOPS International President Sherry Surratt and Jean Daly discuss common fears that mothers face, offering encouragement to struggling moms and practical suggestions for how they can overcome their fears with God's help. (Part 2 of 2)

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The Whisper of a Mom's Fears

Angie Smith

Do you parent from your own fears and regrets or shepherd the young lives entrusted to you wisely? Don't let fear hinder your ability to parent with confidence.

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Confronting Your Fears as a Mom (Part 1 of 2)

MOPS International President Sherry Surratt and Jean Daly discuss common fears that mothers face, offering encouragement to struggling moms and practical suggestions for how they can overcome their fears with God's help. (Part 1 of 2)

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Child’s Weakness, Parent’s Strength

When a child in your home makes a poor choice, do you assume it’s because of some weakness in your parenting?

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Bringing Home the Prodigals (Part 2 of 2)

Author and speaker Rob Parsons offers biblically-based encouragement and hope to parents of children who've chosen a destructive lifestyle and/or adopted spiritually-wayward perspectives. (Part 2 of 2)

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Bringing Home the Prodigals (Part 1 of 2)

Author and speaker Rob Parsons offers biblically-based encouragement and hope to parents of children who've chosen a destructive lifestyle and/or adopted spiritually-wayward perspectives. (Part 1 of 2)

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Tween who is trying to make a decision

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Decision Training

Arlyn Lawrence

Are your children good decision-makers? Train them to make better choices by giving them opportunities that will allow them to practice.

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Summer

Summer can sure feel long when your child approaches you every day with her favorite phrase,  “I’m bored!” Author Kathi Lipp explains why boredom is actually good for our children. Listen to the full program here.

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Adult Children Move Home

There’s a reason those in their mid-twenties and -thirties are called the “Boomerang Generation” -- nearly 30 percent of them are moving back in with their mom and dad.

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Building Bridges With Your Adult Child

Author Brenda Garrison offers insights on how parents can develop a positive relationship with their grown children in a discussion based on her book Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don't Agree With.

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The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child

This weekend, Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson (now deceased), joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life. 

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Quality Family Time

Here’s a  reminder today to slow down and make family time a priority.  Well-known author Chuck Colson learned that if he was going to have a close relationship with his autistic grandson Max, he needed to invest some quality time. Listen to the complete program here.

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The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child (Part 2 of 2)

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson, joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Hands

Do you ever wish you had an extra arm just to get through your day?  Even better is knowing you have the support of a friend. Author and mom Emily Colson shares what has helped her the most while raising a son with autism. Listen to the complete program here.

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