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Mike Bechtle

Dr. Mike Bechtle is a writer, public speaker and communications expert, drawing from over 40 years in ministry and corporate consulting. He has authored six books including Dealing With the Elephant in the Room and I Wish He Had Come With Instructions. Dr. Bechtle has published articles for Writer’s Digest, Entrepreneur and many other media outlets. Learn more about Dr. Bechtle by visiting his blog, www.mikebechtle.com.

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Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith (Part 2 of 2)

If you’re a Christian who struggles with feelings of inadequacy when it comes to evangelism or guilt for not doing more to share your faith, listen in as Dr. Mike Bechtle offers encouragement, explaining why there’s no prescribed method that’s ‘best,’ and that God can use your unique personality to accomplish the same goal. (Part 2 of 2)

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Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith (Part 1 of 2)

If you’re a Christian who struggles with feelings of inadequacy when it comes to evangelism or guilt for not doing more to share your faith, listen in as Dr. Mike Bechtle offers encouragement, explaining why there’s no prescribed method that’s ‘best,’ and that God can use your unique personality to accomplish the same goal. (Part 1 of 2)

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Living in Peace With People Who Drive You Crazy

Dr. Mike Bechtle explains how we can stop allowing difficult people to control our emotions, and how we can set healthy boundaries and extend the love of God to them.

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How to Talk to Others When You’re Frustrated With Your Spouse

There are two things to consider when talking to others about your spouse: who you talk to and how you talk to them.

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The College Kids Are Back in Town

Things have changed with your college kids. Have you changed with them?

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How to Find Your Personal Blind Spots

Asking your spouse to help you find your personal blind spots can help you grow closer together. Discovering weaknesses and improving them can change your relationship for the better.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 9

Body language tells more of the story than the actual words that are said when parents talk to their kids. John and Danny explain that non-verbal cues including tone of voice can make a big difference in conversations.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 8

Technology can be great, but sometimes it gets in the way of a family’s ability to really engage with one another. John and Danny discuss ways to use tech like smartphones, laptops and video games as tools for enhancing relationships, not replacing them.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 7

John explains how kindness works better than niceness every time.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 6

John an Danny challenge the notion that parents should have all the answers.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 5

John and Danny discuss how listening to understand and not always to respond can build a bond of trust with your child.

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What Should I Do After an Angry Outburst?

Imagine that your spouse hit one of your “buttons,” and you had an angry outburst. How do you repair the relationship? Read on to learn more about anger control.

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Want to Be a Better Husband? Hang Out With Good Friends

If you’re not sure that certain friendships are having a positive impact on you, consider the influence these guys have on your marriage. Do they encourage you to love your wife more?

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How to Get Your Spouse to Want Your Feedback

Persuading someone to accept feedback isn’t just about phrasing things the right way. You’re showing your spouse what he or she doesn’t already know. Both of you will grow through this trust-building process.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 4

Sometimes we can feel like we’re taking one step forward, and two steps back when it comes to communicating in a meaningful way at home with our families. John and Danny emphasize how that dance doesn’t have to lead to disaster. Featuring Dr. Mike Bech …

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 3

John and Danny explain why it’s smart to deal with issues or points of conflict that come up sooner rather than later.

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Accepting Feedback Without Defensiveness

Feedback can reveal flaws that we don’t see in ourselves. It can be painful, but it’s essential. If we respond with defensiveness, we shut down a valuable tool for building an honest, thriving relationship.

When Your Spouse Won’t Support Your Great Idea

Independent thinking doesn’t automatically shut off after the wedding. So when your spouse doesn’t agree with your great idea, how should you negotiate a solution?

Nine Questions to Ask Your Spouse to Strengthen Your Marriage

The right questions asked in the right way can determine the trajectory of your relationship. It takes skill to use questions well — and that skill that can be developed. Here’s what you need to know.

When to See a Therapist Instead of Just Asking Friends for Help

When you have problems with your marriage, you might reach out to friends, who bring value that a professional can’t. But when should you get professional help?

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 2

You kids are listening closer than you think! Danny and John talk about how to make sure you are setting the right example for you children with your words. Featuring Mike Bechtle. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family, Part 1

You kids are listening closer than you think! Danny and John talk about how to make sure you are setting the right example for you children with your words. Featuring Mike Bechtle. Find us online at focusonthefamily.com/parentingpodcast or call 1-800-A-FAMILY.

Don’t Let Your Spouse Make You Angry

Marriages never thrive when we expect our spouse to be responsible for fixing our feelings. If we own our emotions, we’re free to be co-owners of the relationship. Then we can build something great.

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Mike Bechtle offers insights on common barriers to communication within the family and how those obstacles can be removed in a discussion based on his book Dealing With the Elephant in the Room: Moving From Tough Conversations to Healthy Communication. (Part 2 of 2)

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Navigating Tough Issues in Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Mike Bechtle offers insights on common barriers to communication within the family and how those obstacles can be removed in a discussion based on his book Dealing With the Elephant in the Room: Moving From Tough Conversations to Healthy Communication. (Part 1 of 2)

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6 Tools for Healthy Communication in Marriage

Couples often don’t have a lot of communication tools when they enter marriage. When conversations get tough, they may need better tools than they have. Here are some basic skills they’ll need.

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When My Kid Doesn’t Like Your Kid

Three ways to help your child navigate challenging peer relationships.

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Understanding How Your Husband Thinks and Acts

Dr. Mike Bechtle offers a light-hearted and insightful look at the differences between men and women in a discussion based on his book I Wish He Had Come With Instructions: The Woman’s Guide to a Man’s Brain.

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Newest Release - Episode 5: It’s Going to be Amazing!

After a couple has chosen life, hear the heartwarming stories of children that culture would have cast aside, yet are making tremendous impacts in their communities. Whether the diagnosis was adverse or the circumstances were difficult, these stories will inspire you to come along side of families who have chosen life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

Hear real life stories of parents who have made the decision to choose life even though the circumstances were overwhelming. You’ll see why “ALL” life is precious to God and why choosing life is always the right decision!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

So, after all you’ve seen through the SeeLife ‘21 Episodic journey; what can you do now? We’ll share how you can partner with some amazing organizations that are making significant impacts in the pro-life movement! You want to Celebrate Life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

Have you ever wondered what a baby looked like in the womb? With today’s technology, Moms and Dads can see the baby’s heartbeat, facial expressions, and movements! You’ll find out why more women choose life once they hear their baby’s heartbeat and realize it’s a real living human!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

Discover the amazing work our PRC’s Directors, Nurses, and Volunteers are making in their communities! You’ll see firsthand testimonies of a PRC in action, and that there are other options outside of abortions! You’ll also discover how your family can support your local PRC!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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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!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!