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Accepting My True Identity in Christ (Part 2 of 2)

Accepting My True Identity in Christ (Part 2 of 2)

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield shares her dramatic testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ after living as a lesbian who was vehemently opposed to Christianity and the Bible. (Part 2 of 2)

Original Air Date: January 29, 2016

Opening:

Teaser:

Dr. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield: One of the things that I did learn is that sexuality in the safe and the God-covered protection of biblical marriage is something I had never experienced before. See and that’s what we need to get away from these terms “heterosexual” and “homosexual,” because homosexuality is not a behavior to be modified. It’s a sin to be mortified and then what happens after that is up to you.

End of Teaser

John Fuller: A provocative comment coming from Dr. Rosaria Butterfield. She’s a former feminist and lesbian professor and our conversation with her on “Focus on the Family” became one of our most popular programs of 2016 and because her amazing story of coming to Christ resonated with so many of you, we’re sharing it again today. Thanks for joining us. Your host is Focus president and author, Jim Daly and I’m John Fuller.

Jim Daly: John, speaking of how powerfully this program has impacted people, we received many comments from listeners earlier this year when we first aired our conversation with Rosaria. For example, a man named Noah said this: “I am an ex-homosexual as of three months ago and I’m so glad I heard your broadcast today. In the past I felt so confused. Sometimes I was close to God, but at home with my partner, I felt alone. Your program was very encouraging to me and I praise God when I look back and see the huge difference in my life.”

And a woman named Debbie told us how the entire gay and lesbian club from her high school was attending her driver’s-ed class and they were intrigued by Debbie’s beliefs as a Christian. She says our broadcast will help her better minister to this group of students.

And what’s so amazing is how we never know who’s listening and how God can impact them in amazing ways through programs like this, John, which prompts me to say this. Thank you. Thank you to all of our friends who have been so faithful in supporting Focus on the Family this year. We wouldn’t be here without you and look what the Lord has done through our partnership together.

Now if we haven’t heard from you in a while or you’ve never supported this ministry, could I invite you to do so today? So many good things, life-changing impact is occurring. I want you to be a part of it for the kingdom of God. There are people like Debbie and Noah who depend on this kind of godly encouragement and advice to strengthen them in their witness before the world. And we’re only able to provide programs like this and websites and counseling and the tools because of you.

John: And you can join the partnership team when you call and donate, 800-A-FAMILY or do so online, www.focusonthefamily.com/radio.

Jim: And we need to get to part two of our conversation with Dr. Butterfield and if you missed our program last time, get the download or a CD when you contact us. This is one of those amazing stories that shows you the miraculous nature of God. Rosaria was a professor at Syracuse University and an outspoken advocate for LGBT issues. She was critical of organizations like Focus on the Family and Promise Keepers and she was hostile toward God and Christians in general.

But as we heard last time, a pastor and his wife befriended her and invited her into their home for meals and just times to share together and they were courageous enough to talk through the very different and difficult worldviews without compromising or condemning Rosaria’s lifestyle. They encouraged her to read the Bible, which over time, transformed Rosaria’s beliefs and attitudes. And eventually that led her to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and that puts a smile on my face, John.

John: It’s an incredible story and Dr. Butterfield captured it in her book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. We’ll hear more about it on this Best of 2016 edition of “Focus on the Family.”

Body:

Jim: So, you have a lengthy encounter and discovery spiritually. You have the moment where you realize I need Jesus.

Rosaria: Right, right.

Jim: You embrace Him. How does your life change then? How do you go back to your lesbian lover and say something’s different; something’s new?

Rosaria: Right, yeah, that was miserable.

Jim: Well, and how did you talk to your friend, the transgendered friend who followed you into the kitchen.

Rosaria: Right, y eah, that was miserable, although she was my friend until the end, so yes.

Jim: And talk about that, post embracing Christ, you had a lot of stuff to deal with.

Rosaria: Right, right, absolutely, absolutely. Well, you know, God does not say that [when] you will inherit the kingdom, that doesn’t mean you’re not going to be ridiculed in the process. So, I very much became the example of what not to be.

And so, I shared openly with my community what was going on. I immediately removed myself from dissertation committees that I could not in good conscience direct. And let’s put yourself in the shoes of that Ph.D. student, who came internationally to work with me and all of a sudden, I am saying, “I’m sorry; I’m no longer directing dissertations in queer theory. I’m only directing dissertations in Christian hermeneutics.” You would rightly be angry.

Jim: Huh.

Rosaria: I think what people don’t realize is that when one sinner comes to Christ, it is a train wreck. And in a train wreck, there’s a body count that’s bigger than yours. These were hard things. I also, in God’s providence, was scheduled to give the incoming address to all graduate students and at the time that I had agreed to give this incoming address, I was planning on speaking on queer theory, but at that point that I was writing, I couldn’t do that.

And so, I in some ways, my coming out letter was to, I don’t know how many people—hundreds or at least 1,000—in this case I called it “the Solomon Problem” in academics. And I talked about Christian hermeneutics and why I could no longer work in queer theory. And that was crushing. I was gentle. I was kind, but you can imagine how you would be hurt.

And yet, at the same time and I think this is really key, it was not just me and Jesus. See, this wasn’t just Rosaria came to faith and now in the power of the Holy Spirit, look at her go. I was a mess!

Jim: Oh, I can imagine.

Rosaria: Ken and Floy Smith took me in as a daughter in the Lord and I’m still very much their daughter in the Lord. This church took me in. When I gave that lecture, I had friends from the church who were there, listening and praying for me to the Lord. And when I went back to my office and the line was so long of people who were angry at me, it wrapped around the building, I had Christian friends waiting to walk me back to my car.

Jim: For safety?

Rosaria: No, not safety, for emotional support–

Jim: Yeah.

Rosaria: –and for dinner and for rhythm of life. It’s hard to betray people because you love the Lord Jesus Christ, but that betrayal is for real.

Jim: Yeah and I was gonna say, a lot of people lose their way at that moment, you know.

Rosaria: Well, and I think that’s where Christian community comes in. You know, the Lord brought me to a Christian community that was ready to really not only be in my life, but be in my world.

Jim: Yes.

Rosaria: So, a month later when one of my graduate students who was pretty upset with me, tried to commit suicide, I was still the person on the list of whom to call from the hospital, from the ICU ward, because I was her advisor.

Jim: Huh.

Rosaria: And I realized when I got this phone call and it was one of those weird 3 a.m. phone calls. And I thought, well, what am I supposed to do? But it became very clear to me that she would need the lesbian community there and I would need the Christian community there. And you know what? Everybody showed up.

Everybody showed up at the hospital and for a season, there we all were together, you know, takin’ shifts, getting each other coffee. The Christians were praying openly, right. My unbelieving friends of the lesbian community were benefitting from that. And when this student had no place to go after she was released from the hospital, I mean, look, we’re a great community, but we were all 80-hour-a-week professional women. We weren’t exactly a nursing bed. Where did she go, but Ken and Flory’s house, of course! Of course! And so, there was a lot of that. It was hard. It was miserable. I will tell you that I am a weak woman. I would never want to relive that again.

Jim: Yeah and I mean, He showed up.

Rosaria: But the Lord was so good. He showed up and He showed up through God’s people. And you know, if we can’t be there for people when you share the gospel with someone who just deals daily with unwanted homosexual desires and really is not seeing a kind of heterosexual marriage in their future, you must know that part of your job is to share Mark 10:28 to 31.

The Lord promises there that even though you’re gonna give up everything, God’s people are going to return it to you 100 fold. And you know what that practically means? That practically means you, Christian, share the gospel with a house key.

That practically means you Christians share the gospel with an invitation that, hey, you know what? Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, my house, there’s no question about where you’re going to spend your birthday. You’re my brother. You’re part of a family. And this is the part that Christians need to know. When you have lost “a daughter or a son to the LGBT community,” that’s a real community. That’s a community that is in each other’s lives, not just for or about sex, but for deep friendship and deep family. It functions as a family. The Christian community exists sometimes on what I like to call a starvation diet of community.

Jim: Right, well, and let me pull us back for a moment from the theory of what’s happening to that practical application, what happened in your own life and what God did for you.

Rosaria: Yeah, right, right.

Jim: ‘Cause we’re moving -in and out of that.

Rosaria: Yeah.

Jim: Here you are now. You’ve “come out.” It’s interesting that you use that term. You come out as a Christian–

Rosaria: I come out as a Christian, right.

Jim: –on your campus and all the fallout from that.

Rosaria: Right.

Jim: You get through that. Then you’re moving toward, I guess what some would say with no offense intended, a more traditional view of life.

Rosaria: Right, yeah, absolutely.

Jim: Did God bring you a husband?

Rosaria: Yeah, absolutely, He did.

Jim: What happened with all that?

Rosaria: He did; He did. Well, that was very powerful. The Lord really did put upon me a desire to be a godly wife. It was just a kind of visceral feeling. And so, I was left with the sense of a divided heart. My flesh was saying, but Rosaria, you know, you tried that and that didn’t work. And my soul was saying, “God seems to be putting this desire upon me.” And so, I went to women in my church and there are three women. I talk about them in the first book, Secret Thoughts.

Jim: And this is Ken’s church.

Rosaria: Yeah, this is the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Syracuse and I said, “Look, I need to talk to you. I am feeling this, but this is my history. What in the world do I do?”

Jim: Were they able to help?

Rosaria: Oh, they were wonderful. Do you know, nobody pointed me to sin. In fact, each pointed me to Proverbs 31 and each woman said, “You know, the Lord is not going to call you to something that He does not equip you to do.” And one of the things that I did learn is that sexuality in the safe and the God-covered protection of biblical marriage is something I had never experienced before. See and that’s what we need to get away from these terms “heterosexual” and “homosexual,” because homosexuality is not a behavior to be modified. It’s a sin to be mortified and then what happens after that is up to you.

But you know, I’ve had people who have said to me, in fact, people have said to me, “Wow, you know, when did the just unnaturalness of homosexual sex just hit you upside the head? You know, when did you just become disgusted with yourself?” And I’ve had to say, “You know, that’s not how this played out.

My walk with the Lord played out like this. The sinfulness of my sin unfolded in the Bible alone and in my growing union with Christ and in my growing separation from the identity of myself as a lesbian, into an identity of myself as a Christian woman, saved by grace.”

And what had happened very early on is I realized and this was shocking– I had an identity crisis; I mean, there’s nothing short of that–what I realized is that I was standing in a long line of godly women, the Mary Magdalene line and that, that was right where God had me and that my sin was wiped away and if He brought to me a godly husband, He would make me a loving godly wife and the Lord did that.

Jim: Wow. I mean, that is amazing, that God,boy, you can trust in Him, can’t you?

Rosaria: Yes, you can, but you know, where else, you know, Peter says, “Lord, You have the words of grace. Where else can I go?” You know, many times we trust the Lord, not because it’s our first inclination, because Peter’s question is our question. Where else can we go?

Jim: Yeah.

Rosaria: But I am concerned with seeing heterosexuality as the solution to homosexuality, because if God’s call on a person’s life, singleness is a holy form of sexuality. And Christians ought not despise it without realizing that you are despising the Lord yourselves. And so, God put a call on my heart and then He put a godly husband in my life that confirmed that call. But that is not a better or a higher form of Christian living.

Program Note:

John: You’re listening to a Best of 2016 broadcast with Dr. Rosaria Butterfield on today’s “Focus on the Family.” And yesterday and today she’s been describing her remarkable journey from homosexuality into a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ. And the conversation is based on her book, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Order that and get a download or a CD copy of our two-day conversation at www.focusonthefamiy.com/radio.

End of Program Note

Jim: When you’re a Christian and you’re reading the way that you love to read and you’re now confessing Christ as your Savior.

Rosaria: Yeah, right.

Jim: And you’re picking up the broken pieces. And all of this is happening, that yoke you talked about last time, that His yoke is light, did you feel that when you were still experiencing—

Rosaria: Yeah, I did.

Jim: –negative stuff when this new love relationship broke down—

Rosaria: Right, I did. Right.

Jim: –and you thought, “Okay, Lord, why would You be doing this?” Did You have any bitterness?

Rosaria: No. I didn’t think, “Oh, Lord, why would You be doing this?” because my–I talk about it in Secret Thoughts–the person to whom I was engaged first had also been struggling with a very deep sexual sin and you know what? It just hadn’t broken.

And I was a little scared by that. You know, I didn’t know why the Lord had given me deliverance and not him, but I knew that I couldn’t not keep going forward with the Lord. I had come too far. What the Lord had continued to do was every time I would, very weakly, I am a weak and sinful woman, every time the Lord would very weakly allow me to take one step forward in obedience, whatever that bridge I had to walk that was behind me, He would just tear down and I couldn’t go back.

Jim: Huh.

Rosaria: And so, two things made me realize that I had no course for bitterness. No. 1, it was very clear to me in Scripture that whatever cross I was bearing, Jesus was going to carry the heavier part of that cross, but that I was going to carry a cross.

Jim: You had a responsibility.

Rosaria: I had a responsibil[ity]. That as part of the job description. I also realized that I’m a very prideful woman and the Lord was using this to break down my pride and that anytime the Lord does that, He does it in love and that what humbles us is not going to hurt us. And then finally, I came to realize that the real sin that was, you know, this was hurtful. It kinda messed up my life, if that makes sense.

Jim: Right.

Rosaria: But I came to realize that the kind of thing that was going to kill me was my own sin, not his.

Jim: Wow, how many marriages need to hear that?

Rosaria: Oh, let me tell ya, it was my own sin, not his and so, I prayed and the Lord moved me on.

Jim: But you did have the story, the fairytale. You met Kent.

Rosaria: It’s not a fairytale (Laughter).

Jim: Well, you met your man.

Rosaria: But I did; I did, yeah, absolutely and so, and Kent is a wonderful husband and we are absolutely a good match. I mean, I think sometimes there are people who looked at us immediately and thought, “Whoa–

Jim: Why would they do that?

Rosaria: –not good.” Well, you know, because you know, Kent had kept himself pure. He had never been married. He was a godly man and I was Mary Magdalene. So, what do you do with that? You know, one thing you do with that is you see Christ and the Church. (Laughing) But the Lord knew I needed Kent, who is a godly leader and a good husband and a loving father and fun and also fearless in the way he shares the gospel, humble.

You know, the ministries that we do, we do together, including this. You know, I don’t show up here in Colorado without Kent’s blessing, right. I mean, I’m not a free agent. There isn’t an invitation that comes my way that doesn’t have my husband’s blessing as the head of our household.

Jim: I’ve gotta ask you though, when you look at that, coming from where you came from, that you can understand that relationship, that it’s two of you working together, because I would think in your former life, that would’ve been appalling to think—

Rosaria: Right, oh, yeah.

Jim: –you would have to ask your future husband—

Rosaria: Oh, absolutely, right.

Jim: –for permission to do anything.

Rosaria: Right, you’re right, absolutely.

Jim: I mean, that’s transformational.

Rosaria: But you know what? I totally messed it up. I mean, let’s be very clear. You know, whatever gifts God gave me, the first time around they almost killed me. Now, you know, now that I’ve written these books, I do go to audiences and I speak and I go to churches and campuses and I’ve had more than one occasions [sic] where a woman will come up to the microphone during the Q&A and she is just almost in tears and she says, “Rosaria, it’s so painful to me that you’ve become this dupe. You used to be this strong powerful woman and now you’re just this domestic who cleans toilets and you know, wipes babies’ behinds. And you know, poor you.” And I have to sort of scratch my head and say, “Sister, pull yourself together. Here I am talking to you and a thousand other people and guess who’s homeschooling our kids right now?”

Jim: (Laughing) Yeah, right.

Rosaria: “My godly husband.”

Jim: Yeah.

Rosaria: It’s a partnership.

Jim: If you were to summarize our discussion and you’re speaking to that Christian who has had deep resentment to the gay community, their heart is hardened. One of the things and one of the reasons I wanted to have you on the show at Focus was to hear your transformation, to hear your heart, to hear you go from a hardened protestor—

Rosaria: Yeah, right.

Jim:–a feminist, a lesbian, to someone who embraces Christ. Speak to that person who is leaning into the pharisaical side of religion—

Rosaria: Right, yeah.

Jim: –side of religion—

Jim: –and following the rules without knowing the heart of God, what Jesus attacked.

Rosaria: Right, yeah, no, that’s true.

Jim: We can take it, but we need some truth-telling.

Rosaria: Right.

Jim: We need to hear where we’re going astray in that.

Rosaria: Sure, sure.

Jim: Speak to me.

Rosaria: I will; I will. And first of all, I would just say, “Look, I love you, brother.” You know, “I love you brother and what you’re struggling with, guess what; I’m struggling with, too, that when anger is in my heart, I can’t think clearly. You know, when I’m feeling a kind of root of bitterness springing up against a people or a people group or you know, a person in my life, I can’t think clearly either.” And you know, the airlines have it right. You know, you gotta put on your oxygen mask before you deal with your kid sitting next to you. And the same is true for you, Christian, whom I love. You’re my brother. Deal with your own anger first.

And there are [a] couple of things you might want to do. I mean, I think that we’re at such a crucial point right now. We’re at a necessary point. We need you. You’re my brother. I need you to get to a posture where you know that Jesus did dine with sinners. He did not sin with sinners, but He dined with sinners. It’s okay. You want to get your theology right; you want to talk that particular way among your Christian brothers, absolutely. That’s not a sin. But if the sword of the Spirit is attacking another human being, instead of really attacking these spiritual forces, you know, you’re off track there. There are God’s people in the LGBT community with whom you have a divine appointment. And I might’ve been one of them.

Jim: Well, for Ken, the pastor, it definitely worked.

Rosaria: Yeah and that’s [the] whole church.

Jim: Yeah.

Rosaria: And you know what? I’m sure there are a lot of people in that church who are struggling, too. I pushed a lot of buttons, but the Lord led us through.

Jim: He did and what a beautiful result.

Rosaria: Yeah, it is.

Jim: I mean, your testimony speaks to all of us. Rosaria Champagne Butterfield, your book that we talked about today, The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Thank you for being with us. Thank you for following the voice in your heart, the Lord saying, “Come; come.” He drew you to Him.

Rosaria: Amen.

Jim: It’s a beautiful story.

Rosaria: Amen, we praise God for that. All glory goes to Him.

Closing:

John: And that concludes this Best of 2016 conversation with our guest on today’s “Focus on the Family.”

Jim: John, this program is so meaningful to me, because this is the end product that we want to see. This is what we all hope will be the outcome when we share our faith and show God’s love to someone who is far from Him, even someone who hates us for what we believe. The sixth chapter of Luke reminds us to love our enemies and do good for them and I’m not sure I do that very well all the time and I know the church has failed in the past. But praise God for Ken and Floy Smith and their loving witness, which impacted Rosaria so profoundly.

As Christians, we need to stop being so defensive about sexuality and particularly homosexuality in our culture today. I’m not saying we should compromise or back down from the truth of God’s Word, but debating this issue and responding with harsh judgment isn’t going to change anyone’s heart and it certainly wasn’t working for Dr. Butterfield and her friends in the gay community.

But if we are willing to respond with Christ’s love and engage regularly with people who disagree with us, you know what, amazing things can happen. And it’s as if the Holy Spirit simply starts to move and I urge all of us to reflect on the lessons we’ve learned from Rosaria’s story. It doesn’t mean it’s always gonna be that kind of outcome, but God owns that. He just asks us to be faithful in delivering the message.

And I hope you’ll share her book and maybe a CD copy of this two-day program with your family or your friends, whoever might need to hear it. This is such a great message and we would really appreciate your help in getting it out to more people. If you’re able to make a donation of any amount to Focus on the Family today, I want to send you a free copy of Rosaria’s Secret Thoughts book and that’s our way of saying thanks for your support.

John: Our number is 800-232-6459. Call with your gift today, 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY or donate at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio. And the timing of your donation is crucial. We need to hear from you today because of a matching grant opportunity that a number of generous friends have provided for us, so that your gift is doubled. Don’t delay; make that gift today.

And don’t forget about our Best of 2016 collection of programs. These wonderful broadcasts can strengthen your marriage and empower you as a parent. They’ll encourage you in your daily walk with Christ. Ask about the collection when you get in touch.

And if you liked what you heard today from Dr. Butterfield, I’ll encourage you to pay attention to our broadcast schedule. We’ve got a follow-up conversation with her in just a couple of weeks. That airs on January 10th and 11th.

And then coming up tomorrow on “Focus on the Family,” how to reconnect with a troubled child, especially when there’s been trauma in your family.

Excerpt:

Dr. Karyn Purvis: If the child has hospitalization, a tough car accident, watching scary movies, I mean, so many things can evoke terror in our children. But every child, God made us with the same kind of tank that’s got to be filled with human love and His love.

End of Excerpt

John: The late Dr. Karyn Purvis on our next program with a powerful message about connecting with your child, even when you need to correct their behavior. Well, I’m John Fuller and on behalf of Focus on the Family president, Jim Daly and the entire Focus on the Family team, thanks for listening.

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Cherishing Your Spouse Every Day

Do you love your spouse, or do you truly cherish them? Gary Thomas encourages couples to make a daily effort to go beyond the ‘duty’ of love, and combat the natural inclination to drift apart, by choosing to see the best in their spouse.

Mr. Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is an international speaker and best-selling, award-winning author whose books include Married SexSacred Marriage and Sacred Parenting. He has also written numerous articles for several prominent national magazines. Gary and his wife, Lisa, reside in Texas and have three children. You can learn more about Gary by visiting his website, www.garythomas.com.

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

“Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another.” Those are the powerful words of bestselling author Gary Thomas in his newest book–Cherish. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, it is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words.

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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 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 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 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 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!

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,

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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 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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!

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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 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!

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!