Not Letting Criticism of Your Sermon Affect You and Your Family Life

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Although it is not always welcome, criticism of our sermons can make us better preachers for the glory of God and the good of His people.

The primary biblical requirement for the selection of a pastor is his character (I Timothy 3:1-8; Titus 1:5-9). His preaching comes in as second. But in the modern-day selection of a pastor, his preaching comes first and his character second. Hence, it should not be surprising that the congregation criticizes his sermons more than they do his life. For the most part, preachers follow the same standard. They see their sermons as central to their work and therefore take their preaching very seriously. Then comes the inevitable criticism of the preacher’s sermon. 

Not all of us respond well to the criticism of our sermons. It can be one of those gut-wrenching experiences—a “blow below the belt,” as they say. Criticism of our sermons can affect us personally and directly. It can also impact our families indirectly. A preacher pours his life into his sermon. When he hears it criticized and disregarded, it does affect him. Such criticism may lead to discouragement, intimidation in the pulpit, anger, and resentment toward those who dare criticize him, and if not careful, a reaction that may lead to dire consequences, such as the loss of joy in ministry for the entire family and even the loss of the job itself.

The best way not to let criticism of our sermons affect our families and us is to examine the whole issue as to why criticism takes place and why it affects us so. We must pause and consider a few things about the “criticism of our masterpieces.”

  1. Consider the profession. Criticism is not unique to preachers. Everyone in the public arena invites criticism, especially those involved in public speaking. Someone once said, “If you do not want to be criticized, then say nothing, do nothing, and be nothing.” Criticism comes with the profession to which God has called us. Political leaders have every facet of their lives open to scrutiny, and thus, criticism. They, along with their families, face some of the most vicious attacks (which, to be honest, I have never experienced as a preacher). That helps put things in perspective.
  2. Consider the preacher. Three types of people do not handle criticism well. They are actors, singers, and preachers. Somehow these “performers” think they have arrived and their performances are above criticism. Preachers are among the proudest performers and can view their sermons as a “special anointing” from the throne of God or “artistic masterpieces” delivered by a gifted orator. As a professor of preaching for several decades, I’ve seen this firsthand. Even seminary students who have never preached a sermon, pastored a church, or had a track record of good preaching felt like they had arrived. Our pride and ignorance can cause us to react poorly to criticism of our sermons.
  3. Consider the calling. Preachers have a unique calling, which by its very nature, invites criticism of all types. First, we are to preach the Word of God (2 Timothy 4:2), which is the inspired Word of God with its unique quality of teaching, reproving, correction, and training in righteousness (2 Tim. 3:16). The Word is also the living instrument that exposes the hearts and intentions of the mind (Hebrews 4:12-13). Sinners do not respond well to the revealed and preached Word of God. How we are to preach the Word is to be done “in season and out of season” (2 Tim. 4:2), and the preacher is called to “reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction” (2 Tim. 4:2). Scripture even warns us about the rejection of the truth by our audience (2 Tim. 4:3). We are called to “rub the cat the wrong way.” How can there not be a reaction, a criticism of the sermon? People will even criticize the best and most truthful sermon. Criticism comes with the calling. Get used to it.
  4. Consider the criticism itself. Not all criticism is the same. Some proceeds from an evil and sinister heart reacting against the conviction of the Holy Spirit. Others come from a heart bent on malice to offend and hurt the speaker. Others proceed from a good and kind heart, which desires to help the speaker become an even better preacher. Such was the attitude of Aquila and Priscilla when they took Apollos aside and corrected his preaching (cp. Acts 18:21-28). Imagine two laymen taking a gifted orator and criticizing his preaching! But take special note of the “eloquent” man’s response. There is a grain of truth in all criticism. We must consider the criticism to see if there is a measure of truth in it before we react. A preacher once showed me a letter sent to him criticizing his sermons. The letter was unsigned but written in poem form. It was a couple of pages long, and criticized the sermon as being too deep, too difficult to understand, and much too long. The preacher was furious at this criticism. I reminded him that no one would bother to write such a wonderful poem addressing his faults in such exalted terms unless such a person really cared for his preacher. On another occasion, a group of single members of the church sat in my office to criticize my preaching. I was slightly offended until I heard them out and realized my deficiency. They were there to express that I directed my preaching almost entirely to married people and that I had not included them in the purpose of my sermon. That was an eye-opening event since over 50% of the congregation is composed of single people (never married, widowed, or divorced).
  5. Consider the source of the criticism. It helps some to consider who the person is that is criticizing the sermon. Some criticism is slander, which falls under the category of sin when done by church members. It also calls to be treated by church discipline (cp. Matthew 18:15-20; I Corinthians 5:1-13; I Timothy 5:19-20). Criticism by unbelievers is another story because they have different criteria. Pastors should receive criticism from our loyal members and friends with great care and attention. These people know and love us and care enough to risk their relationship to help us in our calling as preachers. It pays to listen to them and consider what they say. Another group calls for particular attention–those who feel unloved or have been wounded by something that was said from the pulpit or in person. It is easy for us to hurt people in our preaching, especially if we are extemporaneous preachers. We can say things we do not wish to say or say them in an offensive way. Then there are those who do not feel loved by the preacher. If we do not deliver our preaching with love or in a loving manner, we become a clanging cymbal (cp. I Corinthians 13:1-3). I have learned over the years that if you truly love your people and they know it, you cannot preach a bad sermon. They will say, “He is having a bad day today; he will be better next week.” Just as a loving mother cannot cook a bad meal, a loving preacher cannot preach a bad sermon.
  6. Consider the benefits. If no one ever criticizes us, we will never improve. I read somewhere that Charles Spurgeon, the great Baptist preacher, used his sermons’ weekly criticism to strengthen his grammar and style, thus becoming one of the greatest preachers in the English language. Some preachers form a group of people to comment on the weekly sermon to help them preach better and meet the congregation’s needs. Other preachers record their sermons to examine them for improvement. Criticism in the early years of our ministry can go a long way to help us improve our preaching in all its facets. It can help us improve in our delivery, in the treatment of the text, in the treatment of the whole counsel of God and not just our pet themes, and even in our application of the truth. Paul encouraged Timothy and Titus not to let others discourage them in their ministry, especially in teaching and preaching the Word of God (cp. I Tim. 4:11-12; Titus 2:15). Use criticism to grow in your preaching. Turn the negative into a positive.

Helpful Hints

I will conclude by giving some helpful hints in responding to criticism of your sermons to help you deal with criticism in a good way and not let it discourage our families or us. 

  1. Keep an open door. Keep the door to your office (and to your heart) open to those who want to come by and give you some suggestions. It keeps you in touch with your people but also lets you know where you may need improvement. Learn to respond, not to react, to criticism. If they are wrong, at least they know you heard them out.
  2. Be wise. Never read unsigned mail, notes, or e-mail. Sincere and loving people will always sign their correspondence and welcome a response. I have made it known to our people that I never read unsigned mail to avoid needless hurt for myself and my family. Also, since preaching is such an emotional event, avoid criticism or discussing problems before you preach. Advise the ushers not to bring notes about issues before you preach or even as you preach. The declaration of the Word of God is the most important event. Everything else can wait.
  3. Be humble. Unless you preach weekly to hundreds or thousands, and unless your sermons are in high demand across the country, you have yet to arrive. Hence, take Romans 12:3 to heart. Great preachers do not need criticism; poor preachers deserve and need criticism. 
  4. Be honest. It is not easy to admit to our faults in preaching. No one enjoys criticism. We need to have a realistic view of ourselves. If we are not good preachers, we must admit it and begin working on it. If our lives do not meet the standards prescribed in scripture, we need to make corrections and adjustments. Our people will be gracious to us if we are honest. 
  5. Hone your preaching style. There are very few born orators. We become preachers of the Word, and we do so through the weekly preaching in our pulpits. It takes a while, up to six years for some, to hone their preaching style. We all have a style that is part of our personality and character. We cannot change it much, and we dare not become someone in the pulpit we are not in reality. Preaching is an event, and it must be an enjoyable event for both the preacher and the people. You will be compared to other preachers, but do not dismay. Thank God for them but realize that you are distinct in style and personality. Remember that a small church provides us with a people to whom we can practice our preaching; thus, the small church is responsible for producing a great preacher.
  6. Include your family. Listen carefully to the comments of your wife and children to your preaching. After all, they are your most loyal listeners. If the sermons help your family, they will help others. Elicit comments and respond positively. I have made it my purpose in preaching to be clear and helpful. Nothing else matters. My goal is to help all who hear me. If I help them, then I have succeeded in my calling. This includes my family. I prepare a sermon to help my wife and children. They never know what I am preaching on until they hear it for the first time on Sunday. Even the jokes I tell, they are hearing for the first time. I want them to experience the event like the rest of the congregation. On the way home from church, I will usually ask my wife one question, “How was the sermon today?” I want an honest answer. That prepares me for the next sermon.

Martin Luther once said, “Trials make a preacher.” Indeed, and one of those trials is the criticism of our sermons. May they make us better preachers for the glory of God and the good of His people.

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Greg Koukl is a writer, public speaker and talk show host who’s spent 30 years advocating for and defending the Christian worldview. Greg has written or contributed to 15 books, including The Story of RealityTactics, and Precious Unborn Human Persons. Greg has published nearly 230 articles and has spoken on 80 college and university campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

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Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. In Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to stop challengers in their tracks and how to turn the tables on questions or provocative statements. Most important, you’ll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 1

Debra Fileta has identified the four seasons of marriage that correspond with our natural seasons – spring (new life and new love), summer (things get hot!), fall (showing our true colors), and winter (long days ahead). In this interview, she will help couples better understand the four seasons of healthy relationships, what to expect during each one, and how to carefully navigate them for a stronger marriage.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage.

Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship goes through four life-changing seasons: Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Each season plays an important role in taking your relationship to the next level. And depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow, or it will slowly die. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged or married, join licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, Debra Fileta as she takes you on an eye-opening psychological and spiritual journey through the four seasons that she has observed in every healthy relationship.

How a Former Abortion Doctor Became Pro-Life

As an abortion doctor at Planned Parenthood, Dr. Patti Giebink believed she was helping women. Later, she began reading scripture and God gradually changed her heart on the abortion issue. Patti tells the story of her long journey from abortion doctor to pro-life and encourages listeners to share the message of life with compassion.

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Mrs. Patti Giebink

Dr. Patti Giebink is an OB-GYN who serves on the board of the Alpha Center, a well-known pregnancy center located in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also travels intermittently to work in mission hospitals in Pakistan and other countries. After completing her medical training, Dr. Giebink worked for Planned Parenthood from 1995-1997, during which she was the only abortion-provider in the state of South Dakota. She eventually experienced a radical change of heart on the issue of abortion after receiving God’s grace, forgiveness, and love, and she is now a passionate advocate for the pro-life movement.

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Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life

Unexpected Choice is told from the perspective of a doctor who actually performed abortions through Planned Parenthood. The book chronicles her journey from being a pro-choice physician to someone speaking on behalf of the pro-life movement.

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

As a latchkey kid, Wendy Speake turned to sugar for comfort. Every Friday, she would pedal to the candy show and use her allowance to fill her bag with candy. And one day, when she was older and a mom of three young boys, she came to realize that she was still “pedaling” away from her stress and using sugar as comfort, instead of turning to Jesus. She was joyless, worn out, tired, and in need of a change. In this interview, Wendy will challenge Christians to take 40 days to focus on fasting from something they turn to instead of Jesus for comfort. She invited people to break free from a dependence on sugar and taste the goodness of God.

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Mrs. Wendy Speake

With a background in Hollywood as a trained actress, Wendy Speake ministers to women as a bible teacher by applying the power of drama, poetry and comedy to the study of Scripture and real-life application of biblical truths. She has co-authored two books with Amber Lia titled Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and their latest, Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. Wendy is also the co-author (with Kelli Stuart) of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom.

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The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us himself–the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul’s deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you’ll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 1

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 2

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

Debra Fileta has identified the four seasons of marriage that correspond with our natural seasons – spring (new life and new love), summer (things get hot!), fall (showing our true colors), and winter (long days ahead). In this interview, she will help couples better understand the four seasons of healthy relationships, what to expect during each one, and how to carefully navigate them for a stronger marriage.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage.

Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship goes through four life-changing seasons: Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Each season plays an important role in taking your relationship to the next level. And depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow, or it will slowly die. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged or married, join licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, Debra Fileta as she takes you on an eye-opening psychological and spiritual journey through the four seasons that she has observed in every healthy relationship.

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

Dr. Lee Warren is a neurosurgeon who has faced many heavy challenges in his life – from serving in the Iraq War to removing deadly brain tumors to experiencing the loss of a teenage son. He’ll share about his difficult quest to find answers to some of life’s toughest questions, while holding onto his faith in God and the sure hope of heaven

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Dr. Lee Warren

W. Lee Warren, M.D., is a brain surgeon , inventor, Iraq War veteran, and author of I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know, winner of the Christian Book Award®. His previous book, No Place to Hide, was included on the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Recommended Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club and the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. His Dr. Lee Warren Podcast, which is heard in more than 60 countries, helps listeners use the power of neuroscience, faith, and common sense to change their lives.

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I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science—and between death and hope—as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home.

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

Jodie Berndt loves to pray for her children. She’s been doing that for the past thirty years. Now she helps other parents to talk to God, asking for the salvation of their kids, and for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, a future and much more. She offers fun and practical encouragement that moms and dads can put to work immediately in their daily lives as they prepare their children for a life in Christ.

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Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

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Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

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Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

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Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

They were both convinced they had married the wrong person. From almost the very beginning of their marriage, Amber and Guy Lia experienced various tensions and personality clashes related to house cleaning, backseat driving, workaholism, and intimacy. In this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Amber and Guy discuss how they bravely faced the triggers head-on, and committed to working on their own relationships with Jesus. As you listen to the Lia’s story, you’ll feel hope that you, too, can see real marriage transformation!

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Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Amber Lia and Mrs. Jean Daly

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and co-author of two best-selling books. Her husband, Guy, is a former TV, feature film, and VFX development and production executive who has worked on popular TV shows and films. Guy and Amber own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles,

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Marriage Triggers: How You and Your Spouse Can Exchange Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

A husband-wife team offers practical advice for married couples to end the cycle of reactionary arguments by examining the most common issues that trigger disagreements and apply God’s Word to radically transform relationships.

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 1

Life can be pretty stressful. Between work, relationships, and other obligations, the pressure builds, and we lose sight of who we are. Counselor Debra Fileta helps you better understand your emotions, assess your mental, physical, and spiritual health, and intentionally pursue a path to wellbeing. In dealing with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, Debra understands the importance of self-examination as well as the benefits of seeking professional help. She offers biblically-based advice, tools, and encouragement to help you get on a path toward healing and wholeness.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage. Debra resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, John, and their four children.

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Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing.

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

As a pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker has seen thousands of girls come through her office through the years. They struggle with eating issues, sexual identity, social media…and many other challenges in this toxic culture. Dr. Meeker will encourage parents to invest love and time in their daughters and develop their character to give them the best opportunity for a bright future, all rooted in a spiritual foundation. The discussion also includes healthy feminism vs. toxic feminism

Mrs. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician who is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on parenting, teens and children’s health. With appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, her popularity as a an expert on key issues confronting families has created a strong following across America. Her work with countless families over the years served as the inspiration behind her best-selling books which include Strong Fathers, Strong DaughtersStrong Mothers, Strong Sons and The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers

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Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture: 11 Steps to Keep Her Happy, Healthy, and Safe

Meg Meeker has been a pediatrician for more than thirty years, is a mother and a grandmother, and has seen it all. She knows what makes for strong, happy, healthy young women–and what puts our daughters at risk. Combining that experience with her famous common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter–whether she’s a toddler or a troubled teen–to achieve her full human potential.

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

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