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Why The Easter Story Must Be True

Why The Easter Story Must Be True

Pastor Andy Stanley explains why the biblical account of Jesus’ death and resurrection must be true: If it were merely legend, the story would be written much differently! And if it were just a legend, would all of the disciples proclaim the story for many years and then die for it?
Original Air Date: April 15, 2022

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Andy Stanley: Here we are 2000 years later, there are people on every continent and just about every country celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. How did that happen?

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John Fuller: That’s a really good question. Why do we celebrate the biblical account of Easter? Well, we have some answers for you on this Good Friday edition of Focus on the Family with Focus president and author Jim Daly. I’m John Fuller.

Jim Daly: John, today we commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, an event that has been documented by even non-biblical sources. A skeptic can agree that Jesus of Nazareth was a real person who died on a cross on a hill called Golgotha, 2000 years ago. I mean, think of that. But the real question is this, did Jesus actually rise from the dead? Because if he did, he’s extraordinary. And that’s the topic of our guest, Pastor Andy Stanley. He’s going to explore this for us today.

John: That’s right. He’s an author and the founder of North Point Ministries and the senior pastor of North Point Community Church. And here now is Andy Stanley, on Focus on the Family.

Andy: Well, I absolutely love Easter, I love Easter weekend, I actually love Easter sermons. And I’ll tell you why I love Easter. I love Easter, because Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, all give us the Easter story. It is chaotic, it is detailed. In fact, it’s the most detailed account… Really, it’s the most probably the most detailed and, um, finely tuned, described event in all of ancient history by far. 500 years either way of the resurrection and there’s more detail to these few hours around the resurrection of Jesus than anything at all of ancient literature. And it’s exactly like you would find the story, expect the story to be. There is inconsistency just like when a lot of people kind of tell the story, nobody doubts would… that something actually happened. But the details are a little bit different. Their angles, their perspectives are a little bit different. But the great thing about the Gospel accounts when it comes to the resurrection, is that they all arrive at the same conclusion, they all arrive at the same conclusion. And although it is an unbelievable story when it comes to just, you know, 30,000 feet looking and thinking about res- resurrection, what we’re gonna discover today is that it is actually unbelievably believable, it’s actually unbelievably believable, and that’ll become apparent as we move through our time together. Now, we do not believe Jesus rose from the dead because the Bible tells us so. We believe Jesus rose from the dead, but we don’t believe he rose from the dead simply because the Bible tells us so, it is way, way better than that. And let me tell you why that’s important. The reason us adults in this room and churches and millions and millions of people all over the world actually believe that Jesus rose from the dead is this. It’s not because the Bible tells us so, it’s so much better. It’s because Matthew, an eyewitness of these events believed it. Mark who spent time with eyewitnesses believed it. Luke who says he thoroughly investigated all these events believed it. John, who was an eyewitness believed it, and then hang on to your hats, James, the brother of Jesus believed that his brother was the Son of God and rose from the dead. And let me ask you a question. And I ask this every Easter. What would your brother have to do to convince you that he was the Son of God?

Audience: (Laughs).

Andy: And there’s only one thing, magic tricks would not do it. Miracles would not do it. The only thing that could possibly convince you that your brother is the Son of God, was for you to attend his funeral, and then a few days later for him to show back up. And it’s like, “Okay, you’re the Son of God.” And here’s the amazing thing. James, the brother of Jesus is invisible in the Gospels when Jesus is doing all of his stuff. And suddenly at the end, when it is most dangerous to be a Jesus follower, James shows back up in the story in the city of Jerusalem as a leader in the first century church. Why? Because his brother rose from the dead. That’s why we believe it. And then there’s this guy you’ve heard so much about the Apostle Paul, the Apostle Paul hated Christians, hated them. He actually put Christians in jail. Okay? He hated Christians. And then, within just a few years, a few years of the resurrection of Jesus, this man, the Apostle Paul, who was a Pharisee, who hated Christians, had Christians in prison, became a Jesus follower. So, if you want to know why we take this seriously, if you want to know why it’s not make believe, it’s not a made-up story. It’s not something just to inspire us and to give us hope, the reason we believe it happened in history, is because Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Peter, James, the Apostle Paul and others, but just those who were eyewitnesses and new eyewitnesses wrote about it, said they believe and here’s what’s great.

That’s why we take the Easter story seriously. So, real quick, I want to tell you the Easter story. Here’s what happened. Pre first century, um, Jerusalem, pre first century Judea. Many Jewish people are hoping for a messiah. Rome controlled the whole world they thought, and they prayed that God would send a military deliverer, a Messiah. And every once in a while, someone would show up in history that they thought, this is the one, this is the time. This is the one. This is the time. And time after time after time, the Roman soldiers, the Roman army, the power of Rome would squash that rebellion. And once again, Judea was under the heel of Rome. Rome was known as the Eternal City. And it looked like the Roman Empire would be the eternal Roman Empire. And then one afternoon, a very strange man dressed in strange clothes, walks out of the Jordan River Basin, it’s a civilized Judea, and began to say, “Repent, repent, repent, God is about to do something unique. “We know him as John the Baptist. And the leaders from the temple went down to the Jordan River Valley, and they found John the Baptist and they said, “Are you a messiah? Are you claiming to be another Messiah?” And John the Baptist said something that shocked them. He said, “No, but he’s on his way. Get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, get ready, repent of your sins so that when he shows up, you will recognize him for who he was.” And very soon after that, this is so dramatic. Jesus of Nazareth, Jesus of Nazareth, who just about everybody in the 21st century has heard of Jesus of Nazareth steps on to the pages of history. And he begins to teach, and he begins to heal. Everywhere he went, there were crowds, because he fed people, and he healed people. And his teaching was confusing, we’re still trying to figure it out. And he talked in parables, and he would tell these amazing parables. And after the parable, his disciples would say, “That was fantastic.” What did it mean? We have no clue. And we’ve heard all your parables, okay? And so although he was a fantastic teacher and spoke with authority, Jesus’ teaching wasn’t always all that clear. And yet the crowd began to follow Jesus. And suddenly, there was a conflict. Suddenly, there was tension between the followers of Jesus and the followers of the temple. And then something happened. Rumors began to spread that Jesus had raised someone from the dead. And not just anyone. Jesus had raised a prominent businessman in the community, his name was Lazarus. And not only did he raise him from the dead, he had already been buried. And the rumor was that Jesus showed up late for the funeral, asked his family to roll the stone away. One of the most famous verses in the Bible. One of je- Lazarus sister says to Jesus, “But by now his body stinketh.” King James Version. “By now his body stinketh.” In other words, are you kidding? They rolled the stone away and Jesus raises a man from the dead and I’m telling you the crowd went wild. And as rumors of this resurrection spread around that small Judean community, the temple leaders realize there’s a shift going on, we are losing the people and Jesus is gaining, Jesus’s gaining ground with the crowd. And this brought a group of people that never got together, together around one simple idea. The chief priests, the Sadducees, the Pharisees, the teachers of the law, the temple lawyers, they all came together in a council, and they made a decision. And here’s what they said. John had somebody in the room apparently that told him this story. “If we let him…” Talking about Jesus. “If we let him go on like this, everyone will believe in him.” To which we say, “Well, what’s the problem with that?” And they answer that for us. “And once everyone believes in him, the Romans will come and take away both our temple and our nation.” And suddenly faith and religion and politics get mixed and now the tension mounts to the point where those in charge of the religious system realize something’s got to go, it’s either us, or it’s him. And so, John tells us that from that day on, from that very day on, they plotted to take Jesus’ life. And eventually, as you know, he’s arrested. Now, here’s the fascinating thing, when you read the accounts around Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection, in Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, it’s just like somebody would tell a story that actually happened. And when you get to that part in the Gospels, where the gospel writers tell us about the crucifixion of Jesus and the resurrection, the details are unbelievable and they write it as if it’s narrative, not fairy tale. They write it as if it’s history, not something that they were simply making up. Now, here’s something really important for you to know. If Matthew wrote Matthew, Mark wrote Mark and Luke wrote Luke and John wrote John, and Peter wrote the, the Epistles of Peter, if these are actually the authors of this literature, they made themselves look terrible in the story of Jesus. Terrible. They wrote themselves and as cowards. They did not write themselves into the story favorably. And this is interesting, because these documents weren’t written till maybe 30, some say 40 years after the events, some say 80 or 90 years after the event. We’ll get to that in just a second. But if they wrote it in their lifetime, 30, 40 years later, some time had gone by. They had time to spin it, they had time to make themselves look good. But when you read the Gospels, you don’t find that at all. You find the description of these men to be very, very real, as in real scared, as in real insecure, as in real concerned for themselves. And the interesting thing is this. If these accounts were written 80 or 90 or 100 years later like most of you were taught in college, if they weren’t written, if Matthew didn’t write Matthew and Mark didn’t write Mark, and Luke didn’t write Luke and John didn’t write John, they were all dead and gone, all the eyewitnesses were dead and gone and these Gospels were fabricated by people many, many, many years later, you have to ask the question, why would someone fabricate stories about Jesus? The answer is easy, because they were trying to keep the Jesus movement alive. If you’re trying to keep the Jesus movement alive, then you make the leaders of the movement heroes. But when you read the accounts, the Gospel accounts, yet no one took any interest in manning these guys up. When you read the stories, they are all so extraordinarily believable. Get this, you know the story. Many of you know the story. When Jesus is arrested, they don’t stand by their man, if you’re making this up, you have them circle Jesus, you know, elbow to elbow and say, “If he goes, we go.” But in the gospel accounts, when Jesus is arrested, they all run for their lives. In fact, this is how these men are described. Not only that, they don’t even show up for Jesus’ funeral. Think about this. These are his closest followers. And when Jesus is buried, they don’t show up for his burial. Now, let me say something about the burial. This is absolutely fascinating. The two people that show up to bury Jesus, one is a rich guy that was a secret believer, he kind of believed Jesus was special. But the gospel writers tell us he was so afraid of the Jews, he never went public with his faith. And the other guy was a Pharisee. Now, just telling you, if you’re making this up, if you’re making this up, and you know the relationship between Jesus and the Pharisees, which was horrible from day one, you don’t have a Pharisee bury Jesus. The Gospels tell us that the secret follower of Jesus, Joseph of Arimathea. And a Pharisee, go to Pilate. And they say, “Pilate, we know that because of Passover, you’re probably going to break the legs of those who’ve been crucified, and you’re going to throw them in the city dump like you do everyone who’s crucified. We would like for you to give us the body of Jesus so we can bury the body.” And chances are they paid Pilate. You have a Pharisee and a coward, come get the body while his closest followers are in hiding. Why? Why is it written that way? Because that’s what happened. Because nobody was trying to make anyone a hero, because no one was trying to man anybody up, so they’d have more credibility in the future of the Jesus movement. And then the other fascinating thing is this. Jesus enemies, Jesus enemies had more confidence in the Jesus movement than Jesus followers. When you read the Gospels, Jesus enemies, those that had Him crucified, they had more confidence in his disciples than the disciples had in themselves. They had more confidence, they had more concern about the Jesus movement continuing than those that had, whose responsibility it was to continue it.

John: You’re listening to Focus on the Family. And that’s Andy Stanley, you can get a CD of this program for gift of any amount when you stop by focusonthefamily.com/broadcast, or call 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY. 800-232-6459. Let’s return now to more from Andy Stanley.

Andy: The chief priests and Pharisees who never ever got along. The chief priests and Pharisees actually went to Pilate, and they said to Pilate, these are my words, these aren’t gospel words. Essentially, they said, “Pilate, you’ve created a problem for us, because you gave the body of Jesus to a Pharisee and a rich guy, and they buried him. Now, Pilate, generally, bodies as you know, stay on a cross until they rot. But at this particular occasion, because it’s Passover, you know, we understandably, you broke the legs of those who were crucified, and you allow their bodies to be taken down. But now Jesus has been buried. So, Pilate, we need you to do us one more favor. You’ve already allowed us to crucify him, one more favor. We need you to establish a guard outside of the tomb of Jesus, so his disciples don’t come along and steal the body.” And here’s what Matthew says how that conversation went. They said, “So, give the order for the tomb of Jesus to be made secure until the third day, otherwise his disciples, otherwise his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he’s been raised from the dead, and this last deception will be worse than the first.” But here’s what you pick up on immediately when you read, the Matthew, Mark, Luke and John account of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. Jesus followers weren’t about to steal the body. And here’s why. Because stealing a body would be dangerous and pointless. Now, think about this. This is something we can’t fathom. When we think crucifixion, we think Hollywood, we think movies, we’ve never smelt it, we’ve never seen it. We’ve never actually seen what a body looks like after it’s hung outside for days and days and days. These men had grown up seeing crucifixion, and they watched Jesus crucified, and they knew, if they came for Jesus, uh, there’s a great possibility they will come for us. And if they were willing to go that far to crush the movement, we will not be exempt. To steal the body in order to perpetrate the lie of a resurrection, it was absolutely too dangerous and pointless. Think about it. If they weren’t willing to (laughs) die for Jesus while he was alive, they weren’t about to risk their lives now that he was dead. Think about it. If they ran off when Jesus was arrested, they’re not gonna risk their lives now that he was dead. Why die for a dead man whose death disproved everything he asked you to believe while he was alive? Why die? Why die for a dead man whose death undermined everything he taught? We talked about this last year. This is important. That the very epicenter of Jesus message was Jesus. Jesus claimed to be the Son of God, Son of Gods don’t die. Jesus claimed to be a Jewish Messiah, he allowed them to hail him as the Jewish Messiah, Jewish Messiahs (laughs) don’t die by Rome, by being crucified? Jesus said to His disciples, “I’m gonna start a movement and death won’t stop it.” And yet he was crucified. When Jesus died, in the minds of his closest followers, the movement ended and died as well. IF Jesus couldn’t stay alive to keep the movement alive, why risk their lives to keep a lie alive? There’s no way in the world these men ever contemplated stealing that body and lying about a resurrection, because they knew the next night there would be a knock on their door, and there would be 11 men crucified outside the city walls of Jerusalem. So, recap the story. Here’s what you got. You got nervous religious leaders, we got to get rid of him and make sure he stays dead. You got terrified apostles, they came for him, they’ll probably come for us. You have despondent women who had hoped and hoped and hoped that things would change in their world, and now their rabbi and their teacher was dead. And you have confused Roman soldiers. Because after all, when the temple guard went to arrest Jesus, all of his followers fled. So why are you wasting our time to guard a tomb of a dead man? They didn’t stand by him while he was alive, there’s no way in the world they’re going to come try to steal the body. But here’s what you don’t have. You ready? You don’t have anyone standing outside Jesus’ tomb expecting a resurrection. Nobody was there on Easter morning counting down 10, nine, eight, seven, six, would you? Of course not. Because when people die, (laughs) they always stay dead. When Jesus died, the Jesus movement died with him. The story is written up to this point, as if it absolutely happened, it is exactly what you would expect, expect. It’s unbelievably believable. And yet, here we are, 2000 years later, there are people on every continent and just about every country, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ. How did that happen? Come on. Why is it that there were a half dozen other wannabe Messiahs and you can’t name a single one of them? And yet, at this point in history, there is so much written about this one person and here we are 2000 years later. But we’re not here. (Laughs). We’re not here because someone stole a body. They would have figured that out. We’re not here because someone died on a cross thousands and thousands, and thousands of people were crucified. And we’re not here because someone gave a series of lectures and said made some pithy statements that changed people’s lives and they wanted to keep that literature alive. We’re here because on Easter morning, on Easter morning, a group of women showed up at a tomb expecting to find a body. We’re here because on Easter morning, a group of women who knew Jesus, trusted Jesus, believed in Jesus had seen the miracle and then lost all hope showed up expecting a body. And they showed up ready to re-embalm them the body because a couple of guys had embalmed him the first time, and they assumed they probably didn’t get it right.

Audience: (Laughs).

Andy: So they show up to re-embalm the body, totally expecting to find a body and there was no body. The story ends in a way that nobody expected. Nobody predicted it. And then you know what happened after the resurrection? And this was the punctuation. The very same men who scattered, who wouldn’t even show up for the burial. The very same women who were despondent and showed up ready to re-embalm that body, those very same men and women just a few days, not a few years, not 50 years, not after all the eyewitnesses had died. A few days later, these men and women poured into the streets of Jerusalem, within walking distance of the tomb, within walking distance of Golgotha, they poured into the streets of Jerusalem, and they said to the very people who witnessed the crucifixion of Jesus, who stood at the trial of Jesus, you oversaw and approves his crucifixion, you killed him, God raised Him. We’ve seen him, now repent of your sin. And Acts, the book of Acts tells us that thousands, thousands of people in the city of Jerusalem within weeks of the resurrection, repented and embraced Jesus as Messiah. The reason we’re here 2000 years later isn’t because Jesus said some cute things, not because Jesus died on a cross, but because he rai- was raised from the dead and he was seen by eyewitnesses who went and proclaimed that message and most of them gave their lives. Not for what they believed; people do that all the time. They gave their life for what they believed they saw, a resurrected Savior. And the reason these cowards and these despondent people reengaged with a message in the movement of Jesus, was because they saw a resurrected Savior. Now, here’s something that is so cool then I’m done. About 22 years after the resurrection, the apostle Paul writes a letter to a group of Christians in Corinth. And he writes a letter to them, and he reminds them of what’s at the core of their belief as Christians. And listen to what he tells them. He says, “Now brothers and sisters, I wanna remind you, because when I was with you years ago, I told you all about this, but I wanna remind you of the gospel I preached to you, which you received and on which you have taken your stand.” In other words, this is an essential part of your faith. He says, “For what I received…” And when he says received is because the Apostle Paul didn’t become a Christian for, for years after the resurrection. And he received his information from eyewitnesses. He says, “For what I received, I passed on to you as a first importance.” In other words, this isn’t peripheral. This is right in the middle. This is essential to what we believe as Jesus followers. Of first importance that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures. In other words, within a period of 22 years, this had already been documented in literature, someone had begun to write down the details of these incidents. He said, “No, I want to remind you that when I presented the gospel to you, I told you that the body of Jesus was taken down from the cross, and it was actually buried. He died on a cross for your sins and was buried. he continues, “That he was raised on the third day according to the scriptures, and that he appeared…” Now, hang on this is unbelievable. “And that he appeared to Cephas…” Who’s Peter. “He appeared to Cephas and then to the 12,” the apostles. “And then after that, he appeared to more than 500 of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living,” pause, “And last of all, he appeared…” This is so powerful. “And last of all, he appeared to me as the one who’s abnormally born.” Here’s what he means by that. “For I am the least of the apostles, and I do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” This was his precious kind of sensitive way of saying, it’s true they were all cowards. It’s exactly as I present to you. They didn’t show up for his funeral. They didn’t show up for the burial. When he was arrested, they ran for their lives. Peter, Peter denied even knowing who Jesus was to a middle school girl. It’s true that none of them stepped up. “But I can’t be critical,” Paul would say. “Because I did worse than that. I had Christians arrested, tortured and put to death. And the idea that God would allow me to be an apostle, to proclaim the message of Christ’s death and resurrection, it’s so humbling. I wake up every single day and I can’t believe I get to be a part of this.”

John: Some great insights from Pastor Andy Stanley today on this Good Friday edition of Focus on the Family.

Jim: I love this message, John. And just like the apostle Paul, I’m truly amazed to think that we, uh, get to wake up every day and be a part of spreading the gospel, the good news around the world.

John: Hmm.

Jim: What a privilege. And there’s nothing more important than the fact that Jesus Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father. And he offers us forgiveness for our sins and eternal life with him. And if you’ve never asked Jesus to be your savior, please consider stopping what you’re doing and praying this prayer with me. Lord Jesus Christ, I need you. I agree that I’m a sinner and have sinned in my thinking, and speaking, and actions. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I’ve counted the cost of following you, I repent and turn away from my past sins. I open the door of my life and receive you as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of person you want me to be. Amen. And if you prayed with me, let me say well done. Welcome to the family of God. This weekend is the perfect time to begin your walk with Christ. Happy Easter. Christ is risen.

John: Mm-hmm. He is risen indeed. And if you prayed along with Jim, please stop by our website to download a free booklet called Coming Home. It explains more about what it means to be a Christian and offers some great next steps to grow in your faith. You’ll find that booklet, Coming Home at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast or give us a call and we can tell you more. 800 the letter A, and the word FAMILY. Have a great Easter weekend and be sure to be back with us on Monday when Phil Yancey explains how Christians can reach out to those who are hurting.

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Philip Yancey: We win people by saying I’m just like you, and I found something that satisfied deeply in my soul. And if you have ever experienced anything like this, if you’ve ever experienced confusion, pain, whatever, I, I know a place to go.

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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!

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

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.

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

To be an effective parent, you must be a leader in your child’s life, guiding with a gentle hand and setting a solid example. Dr. Randy Schroeder provides the insight you need to be a leader-parent. As he explores the foundational Rs—relationship, routines, responsibilities, and rules—you’ll better understand the role you play in your child’s life. You’ll learn great phrases to employ such as “Either/Or/You Decide” and “When You/Then You”. While there is no perfect parent, this nuts-and-bolts material will equip you to lead your child in a loving, confident manner.

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

Dr. Randy Schroeder has spent more than four decades writing, counseling, speaking, and teaching. For nearly 25 years, he was Vice President of Student Personnel Services, Dean of Students, and a professor of pastoral counseling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. He’s also led a successful counseling practice helping individuals, couples, and families to thrive in their lives and relationships.

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Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

Effective parenting is now within your grasp! With this inspiring how-to comprehensive book, achieve extraordinary results in raising a child to be self-assured, self-reliant, and responsible! You will be able to successfully lead and lovingly encourage your child toward a Godly life!

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

God designed marriage to reflect His love to the world; and because of this, the enemy wants to destroy God’s beautiful design. Based on his book, Defending Your Marriage, Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff share about the reality of spiritual warfare against marriages, and how to combat the enemy’s lies with the truth of God. Couples will be encouraged that they’re not alone in the fight for a godly marriage and better equipped to be a shining example for the world around them.

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, apologetics, gender, and conflict resolution.  Tim and his wife, Noreen, are both on staff with Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships  where he is a co-host of The Art of Relationship podcast. 

Defending Your Marriage

Is your marriage under attack? Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. Internal conflicts or external pressures might make you wonder if something sinister is going on. How can you tell if you’re facing spiritual opposition? And what can you do about it? Tim Muehlhoff provides a straightforward resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. He looks at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities. And he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

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.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

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 2

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,

Cover image of the book "Marriage Triggers" by Guy and Amber Lia

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 2

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.

Are You Really Okay?

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.

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

As a spouse, you have three roles to play—a friend, a partner, and a lover. On this one-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Pastor Kevin A. Thompson explores those different roles and challenges you to live them out by investing emotionally, physically, and mentally in your relationship. As friends, he suggests we learn to play and laugh together. As partners, he equips us with solid ways to handle conflict and communication. As lovers, he offers some thoughts on how to bring back the sizzle. He shares five keys to saving your marriage: humility, respect, mercy, communication, and resilience. You’ll be encouraged to intentionally invest in your marriage.

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

Kevin A. Thompson (MDiv, Beeson Divinity School) is lead pastor at Community Bible Church, a growing multi-site church with four locations in western Arkansas. Every year he meets with nearly one hundred couples with a range of needs, from pre-marital counseling to navigating the most serious betrayals. A marriage and parenting conference speaker, he and his wife, Jenny, have two children and live in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He blogs at kevinathompson.com.

Cover image of Kevin Thompson's book "Friends, Partners & Lovers"

Friends, Partners, and Lovers: What It Takes to Make Your Marriage Work

With engaging stories and clear, simple language, pastor Kevin Thompson shows how to live out three distinct roles in marraige. Using solid biblical principles, he helps you and your spouse grow your friendship, be supportive partners through the good times and the bad, and develop a healthy and satisfying sex life.

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

You can confidently and lovingly share your faith—you just need to learn some new tactics to do so! In this Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast, apologist Greg Koukl outlines the “Columbo” tactic of asking questions, the “self-defeating argument” tactic to find holes in your opponent’s arguments, and other specific methods for engaging in faith-building conversations with others. Greg pulls from his over 30 years of experience debating atheists and agnostics to help you share your faith with grace and truth.

Mr. Greg Koukl

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.

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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.

Bundle of Why Your Kids Misbehave

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.

Cover image of Jodie Berndt's book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children"

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.

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

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.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

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!

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

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,

Cover image of the book "Marriage Triggers" by Guy and Amber Lia

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.

Are You Really Okay?

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

Cover image of Dr. Meg Meeker's book "Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture"

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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