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An Update on the Coronavirus From the U.S. Surgeon General

An Update on the Coronavirus From the U.S. Surgeon General

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams shares his expert knowledge and insights on the latest aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Original Air Date: April 2, 2020

John Fuller: Welcome to Focus on the Family with your host Focus president and author, Jim Daly. I’m John Fuller and it’s our honor to have the top doctor in the country with us today as our guest, the U.S. Surgeon General.

Jim Daly: John, it really is a great honor to have Vice Admiral Jerome Adams, the Surgeon General, with us on Focus on the Family. Especially as we head into some very difficult times with this coronavirus. Dr. Adams, thank you so much for being with us here on Focus on the Family.

Dr. Jerome Adams: I’m so glad to be here today. Thank you for this opportunity.

Jim: Experts are saying we’re still in the early stages of the outbreak which is sobering given it feels like it’s already been a long period of time. The President said on Tuesday this is going to be a very, very painful two weeks. He’s expecting, and I’m sure his task force is informing him, that we’re going to reach the peak probably in two to three weeks. Um, hopefully people are doing everything we can to flatten that curve. Let me lean into your expert opinion. Tell us how serious the situation is and where our focus should be in fighting the virus right now.

Dr. Adams: Well, the situation, quite frankly, is deadly serious. We’ve got projections showing that if we go on the current course, we’re going to lose between 100,000 and 200,000 people. But here’s what I want people to know: first important point is that those numbers don’t have to be our reality. Our book is not yet written and so we need to make sure we are doing the things that we know work. Social distancing. Keeping six feet away from each other. Teleworking if at all possible. Avoiding non-essential travel. So that we can lower that death rate and as few people as possible ultimately pass away due to – to this virus. I think that’s critically important for everyone to know and for everyone to realize that we aren’t going to solve this crisis from Washington, D.C. It’s going to be solved in communities with people coming together and supporting each other to do the right thing.

Jim: Yeah and it’s – it’s the thing we need to do. I don’t know – it’s something about the American spirit, that individualism, that, you know, even though I’m being told to do it this way, I’m just going to do it a different way. (Laughter) It works against us in this circumstance, doesn’t it?

Dr. Adams: It absolutely does and, you know, when you think about the Bible, one of the things we talk about often is the church. And we talk about the need to be around each other. We can’t do it alone. We can’t get through these difficult times alone. But there’s good news in the somber news that came out from the task force earlier this week. The good news is that when you look at Italy, they’ve hit their peak and they’re consistently coming down now. And Italy was in pretty dire straits for a while there. They still are, but they’re on their downward slope. Washington was able to stabilize their cases there and starting to see the hint of coming down. California leaned into mitigation early and they see their cases leveling off and hopefully starting to come down. And even New York is seeing their increase in cases and deaths slow in terms of acceleration. So, we know that if we really lean into this for about three to four weeks there is a light at the end of the tunnel, and I want people to understand that. There is hope. There is – scientifically and from a faith perspective, there is reason to be hopeful.

Jim: Well, I so appreciate that. You know, it’s – not it a political context – but, man, we are praying for the leaders of this country. I know Jean and I are starting every morning that way. Praying for you specifically, for the President, of course, the Vice President. And I think when we step back, I – I want to express my appreciation, not my disgruntlement, because I think everybody is trying to do the best they can with the limitations that we have. You’re right there. You’re at ground zero. You’re seeing it every day. You’re in the meetings. Is it the spirit of everyone working on this to try their best to get it done?

Dr. Adams: Absolutely so. In the few times that you see me get frustrated when I’m in the media is when people are trying to clearly put a political spin on an issue or when there really is an apparent agenda or when people are attacking government institutions like the CDC and like the FDA. These are public servants who gave up jobs that could’ve paid a whole lot more money to serve their country. And everyone, I can assure you, is working hard to try to get to the other side of this. And we’re learning. We’re building the plane as we’re flying it. But people are doing their best and what I commit to the American people is that we will always try to give you the most accurate information we can when we have it and that we’re looking at the data literally minute by minute and trying to adjust as new data comes out about this novel disease.

Jim: Well, and what a wonderful way to look at everybody’s effort here and please, on behalf of the millions of Focus listeners – express that when you can and when it’s appropriate – how much we’re praying for people and – and thinking of all of you. Let me ask you this question. It’s been in the media. You’re a brother in Christ so I trust your opinion in this regard. This whole mask issue – what? I mean again, to me, kind of a silly controversy in this moment. But, just clear the air. What should the mask approach be?

Dr. Adams: Thank you so much for the opportunity to address that issue because it is confusing. There is nuance. And here’s what I want people to know. Originally the CDC, the World Health Organization and my office all recommended against the general public wearing masks because we looked at the totality of the data at that time and the data out there was not in favor of wearing masks as a way to protect yourself from getting coronavirus. That said, we’re finding that more and more people are spreading the disease before they know they have symptoms and so, we have asked the CDC to look at the data and to figuring out if we should be recommending more people wear masks when they’re out in public as a way of preventing themselves from spreading coronavirus to others.

Jim: Right.

Dr. Adams: But, important points here in terms of math. No. 1 if you are going to wear a facial covering, you need to wash your hands before you put it on and you need to try as hard as you can not to touch your face because there is some worry that people will touch their face more often and actually introduce virus to themselves. No. 2 you don’t need an N95 mask. Those are for professionals and if you don’t were them properly, they don’t really help. And you take that away from a healthcare professional who may need them in a time of shortage. And No. 3 even if you are wearing a mask that is not permission for you to then go out and hang out with your buddies. It does not substitute for social distancing. We want people to understand if you’re going to wear a mask only wear it when you absolutely need to go out. But we can’t have people saying, “Okay. I’m fine to go out and hang out in the streets with my buddies because I’m wearing a mask.”

Jim: Right. Thank you for that clarification. Let’s turn to the testing. More than a million Americans have been tested for coronavirus now. I think you’re up to a 100,000 a day being tested and that’s gonna grow, I would imagine.

Dr. Adams: That’s correct.

Jim: But what advancements have we, uh, made in the testing area. Who should get tested? And has consideration been given to random testing more people to better track and contain the virus?

Dr. Adams: Well, that’s another great topic. It’s important for people to know that the CDC stood up testing for, uh – for coronavirus in a week. That was a record.

Jim: Yeah.

Dr. Adams: They had trouble scaling up the test, but the Centers for Disease Control were designed and staffed to respond to outbreaks in particular areas not to respond to three hundred and thirty million people across the country who want a test. Never before in our history have we tried to administer a test to three hundred million people in just a few weeks in our country. When you asked about what’s happened, we’ve seen the commercial market come online and they are now – they helped us really accelerate to this point where we’re at over 100,000 tests per day and one of the game changers is that we have a couple of people, AVID in particular, who now have a rapid test that can be done in a doctor’s office, in a nursing home. Can be done in an array of environments and give an answer back in five minutes instead of, in some cases, five days. So that we can quickly react to that data. And this is what’s going to help us reopen our economy and our country because that day will come. We need to be able to test people quickly and be able to follow up on people who have coronavirus the way we do with people who have tuberculosis or measles and then isolate them. You’re going have underlining rates for a while, but that doesn’t mean that everyone has to shelter-in-place if we feel confident that we can follow-up on those people and track them down. And when you ask about what does good testing look like – well, in South Korea they tested about 1 in 200 of their population in their initial testing search. So, surveillance still doesn’t mean everyone in the whole country gets a test. It means that enough people get a test that you feel comfortable about the rate in that community and that you can catch people who are showing symptoms. And if you look at a million tests right now and 100,000 per day within the next two weeks we should be in a place where we’ve tested about 1 in 200 Americans. And so, beyond that we’re just adding to our knowledge of our data so at the end of this 30 days the hope is that we will be able to with confidence say all over the country, “You are in a low risk area. You are in a high risk area.” And we have the tools to be able to follow up on people who are identified with coronavirus.

Jim: Well, and I guess that’s the question that, you know, those of us not in the medical profession wonder. So, the benefit of testing is what? So, we get to 1 in 200? What does that tell you as a medical professional? What instruction goes to the person that’s positive?

Dr. Adams: Well, there’s diagnostic testing and there’s surveillance testing. So, first of all, we want to make sure people who are at higher risk, people in nursing homes, people who are in hospitals or in ICUs, healthcare workers, anyone with symptoms, anyone who is older or with (unintelligible) can get prioritized for a test. That’s diagnostic testing. We think there may be something wrong with you. And then there is surveillance testing. And that’s where we talk about the 1 in 200 rate. And what that tells you is that, “Hey, I’ve testing a good proportion of this community and we aren’t seeing any or we aren’t seeing a high levels of coronavirus in this community, so we can, again, start to reopen.” Whereas in New York City when you do testing, you see a lot higher percentage of people testing positive and so, you can say with a little bit more confidence, “Hey, it’s not time for us to reopen yet. Or we need to be doing even more testing to make sure we’re finding those asymptomatic cases.” It really guides our public policy moving forward.

Jim: That’s great. Talking about the people who are getting sick – kind of demystify that for us. It’s been all over the map in the media that it strikes mostly the elderly, but then we hear the stories of the teenagers and 20 and 30-somethings that are getting sick as well. So, what’s – what’s the research showing right now? What does coronavirus attack?

Dr. Adams: Well, and this was a very difficult messaging situation and remains so. We don’t want to unnecessarily scare people, but we want them to have appropriate caution. And the fact is, coronavirus can effect anybody, but the data we have from the United States and from Italy suggests that there is a precipitous rise in your risk of complications including hospitalization, needing to be on a ventilator, and dying when you get older and if you have medical problems. So, in the United States we’re seeing a – a significantly increased proportion of younger people who are coming down with this and we don’t know why yet. We don’t know why. It could be because we know that America is not as healthy as we could, or should, be. And so, you have more people with chronic and underlying medical conditions in this country even at young ages. It could be because a quarter of our young people report that they have vaped in the last 30 days and so, if you’re inhaling something into your lungs which can cause damage or which can cause inflammation that in theory would make you more susceptible to a novel coronavirus. But, the most important thing for young people to remember – because many cases they’re going to feel invincible regardless – is that even if you don’t get sick you could be the one taking it home to your nana, to your pop pop, to you grandma, to your grandpa and the way we keep them safe is by everyone participating in these social distancing measures.

Jim: Well, and it’s certainly, hopefully, working. It looks like it’s working. Speak to the touching of surfaces. One doctor at the epicenter of the outbreak in New York said the virus is primarily spread through physical touch and prolonged exposure, maybe 30 minutes or more in a close area. How likely or unlikely is it to contract the virus from touching paper or surfaces or from being in the same room with an infected person?

Dr. Adams: Well, no offense to that doctor, but the fact is there’s still a lot that we don’t know about this virus and it depends on the circumstances in which you are living or working. And so, as an example, if you are a healthcare worker – I am an anesthesiologist. I’m much more likely to get coronavirus while I’m working on a patient who is coughing in my face than I am to get coronavirus from touching a surface because that’s just the environment that I’m in. So, we have to be careful about the – about generalizations. We do know that people can get it from a cough or a sneeze, particularly if you are within six feet of another person. We do know that the virus can live for a certain amount of time on hard surfaces and so, we tell people to frequently clean surfaces. Try to avoid touching your face as much as possible and wash your hands frequently. That’s how you break that surface route of transmission is by cleaning surfaces, by washing your hands, and then by not touching your face when you’re out in public as much as possible.

Jim: Right. You know, as the nation’s doctor – I mean, that’s how we refer to the Surgeon General, that’s your role. I mean, God knew this was going to happen and you were going to be sitting there. I can’t imagine your thoughts that, you know, for the most part that’s a behind the scenes role in a lot of ways, and all of a sudden, you’re front and center. I mean, this is – this is what it’s about – being the Surgeon General. What are that criteria as a medical professional now – guiding the President – what are the criteria that you’re looking for for people to get back to normal? If we’re ever able to get back to that. But what – what two or three things are you saying to the President, “This is what has to happen for us to be able to let people back at work” et cetera?

Dr. Adams: Great question. And it depends on where you are. If you’re in New York or Seattle or Detroit or New Orleans where you’re seeing a precipitous increase in cases, we are really looking at hospitalizations. We’re looking at deaths. We’re looking at new cases. We’re looking at being able to say, “We’ve flattened the curve” and that, “Our cases are coming down.” That is very important for those places to make sure their healthcare systems aren’t overwhelmed. That’s different than other parts of the country where you haven’t seen a big uptick in cases yet and in those communities, we want to make sure we have good testing, so we feel confident about the underlying rate in the community. And we want to make sure we have a public health infrastructure in place so that we can follow up on any positives and quickly isolate them before they spread it to the rest of the community. And that’s why the testing is so very important. We feel that by the time we get to the end of these 30 days – stop the spread – we will have enough testing that communities can say with confidence, “You are in a low-risk area and we are going to start to reopen.” And the other thing that we’re talking about is now you got more people producing cotton and cloth masks and there’s a potential that we can use an adjustment in our math recommendations for some people to help prevent them from transmitting disease and that could be part of our reopening plan also. But the criteria testing and public health infrastructure for follow up – again in most cities across the country – and flattening the curve in those cities hardest hit.

Jim: Well, I hope everybody hears that clearly and we all participate for the good of the – the culture. Let me turn a little corner. Just a couple of questions and then we’ll let you get back to everything you’re doing. And, more on a personal note actually, Dr. Adams. I know you have two teen sons and a daughter. Are you at home? Are you spending more time with your family?
Dr. Adams: Well, unfortunately, I’m not spending more time at home. They’re spending more time together. And there is – there is good and (laughter)…

Jim: (Laughter).

Dr. Adams: …And tough things about that.

Jim: Yeah.

Dr. Adams: You know, I really do think that God always has a plan and one of the things that’s interesting is with my family, even as Surgeon General, I would get frustrated at how much they were on screens. I would get frustrated at how detached they were from the world and how detached they were from interacting in ways with their family that I would want and would expect. And so, I think that, in some ways, this is an opportunity for us to really get back to that face-to-face interaction, that family contact. I think that’s critically important. I also think it’s important for people to understand that social distancing doesn’t mean social disengagement. You can still make an appointment to give blood. You still should check in on your neighbors and you can call, or you can ring the doorbell and stay six feet away. Make sure that older person, that grandma in your community who lives by herself, actually has groceries if she needs it and knows that someone loves and cares about her. Make sure you still get outside and get some vitamin D. You can go for a hike just as long as you stay six feet away from each other. And those are all things we’re trying to do with our family so that we don’t go stir crazy.

Jim: Now that’s really good – really good. I know for my boys – I’ve got two teen boys as well, 19 and 17. So, our college student – our 19-year-old – has come back a couple of weeks ago. So, we’re having fun just building models and doing other things to keep busy. Playing “horse” (laughter) outside. And, you know, I’m proud I to say I lost.

Dr. Adams: The things we used to do once upon a time.

Jim: What’s that?

Dr. Adams: I said the things we used to do once upon a time before everyone started walking around holding these devices in their hands and not looking up.

Jim: Well, it’s so true. And, you know, I appreciate that vulnerability. We’re in the same boat with teen boys. We’ve got the same issues that everybody else has and I’m glad that the Surgeon General does, too (laughter). Hey, let me on the last question here – just as a man of faith, you’ve referenced God a couple of times. How – from being a Christian before being a doctor, when you try to discern what’s happening here – the age old question of “God, why – why is this happening?” How are you translating that personally and even for people that might ask you?

Dr. Adams: Well, there are two things I think about and the first one is the first responders and the front-line workers who you and I prayed for before we started this interview. And I often think about the many places in the Bible where we’re told that God doesn’t put you where you’re going to be comfortable. God puts you where you need to be. It’s a very difficult situation that I am in and I have to remind myself of that and I often tell people, “The most powerful thing you can do for me is to pray for me to hear what He is trying tell me.” But the other thing I’d mention is 1 Peter 5:7, “Cast your anxiety on Him for He cares for you.” I think it’s important that people remember that because people are scared. People are anxious. They need to know that there is a larger plan, a Higher Power at work and amidst all of this tragedy there are some tremendous opportunities to come together with your family, to love more deeply, to – to do things that we haven’t made time to do in the past, and my hope is that we’ll be able to salvage some good out of this time that we’ve been given while we also work to minimize the harm and the tragedy that comes out of this.

Jim: It’s so true and it’s well said. Dr. Adams, one of the things that frustrated me recently was the New York Times saying something about evangelicals being the reason that we have the spread of the coronavirus. I actually couldn’t even understand what they were trying to say other than I think the bottom line was if you’re a Christian then you don’t believe in science. I know many, many people, you being one of them, that you can be both a deeply convicted scientist and be at the top of your vocation and see the wonder of what God has created and also be somebody that has faith in a Designer. Someone bigger than ourselves that put this all into motion. Many of us believe Jesus represents God in that way and we put our faith in Him. How do you respond to that almost just nasty tactic of trying to besmirch Christians in a time when the nation needs to come together.

Dr. Adams: Well, I’d say No. 1, I’m a Christian and I am a scientist and from my perspective it’s hard to look at all the glory of our planet and our universe and not believe that there is a Higher Power out there. I think it’s important for people to know that those two things aren’t mutually exclusive and I think at a time like this it is all the more important that we understand the importance of faith and understand that there is a Higher Power guiding our pathway and that we will get through this on the other side if we come together. So, I just want folks to understand that it’s important to lean on your faith right now and that we will get through this and that there is no disconnect between being a Christian and being a scientist or a doctor or a believer in medicine.

Jim: Well, I so appreciate that because I believe that as well. Actually, I’ve often said it’s amazing the faith that atheists have when you look at the evidence right in front of us. When you look at biology and what the design shows and the architecture of life. It takes a lot of faith to believe it came from mud (laughter). And you know, I just pray for those people that their eyes might be opened to something greater than mud…

Dr. Adams: Exactly.

Jim: …And I appreciate that so much, Dr. Adams. Surgeon General, I so appreciate you providing some time for us today at Focus on the Family. We will pray for you. Again, I want to ask every listener to put Surgeon General Adams on their prayer list. So, thank you again for being with us.

Dr. Adams: Thank you and again put the healthcare workers and the first responders on your prayer list, too, because they are out there risking their lives each and every day to keep us safe.

Jim: I so agree. God bless you.

Dr. Adams: God bless you, too.

Jim: Allow me to turn to you the listener. I mean, I am so proud of the programming that we’ve been able to bring to you. I mean, when I look back over the last couple of weeks we had Dr. Francis Collins, the head of the National Institutes of Health; Leader of the Senate, Senator Mitch McConnell; Dr. Hager and Dr. Lile talking about the abortion issue; and now, Surgeon General Dr. Adams giving us an update about what the nation is facing as the Nation’s Doctor. I want to say thank you to you who help support the ministry. We’re able to do this and bring this informed and inspirational programming to you because of your support. So, thank you. I realize many of you are struggling in your businesses and if you’re a team member of a company I know you may have been laid off or furloughed for right now and we are sensitive to that. Believe me. If there’s anything we can do to help you, get a hold of us. Let us know. But we want you to know we’re here, we’re continuing to do ministry. Our counselors are on the phones. Our phone team is active. They’re all working from home. But they’re able to respond to the folks who are calling in. So, again, thank you for helping us. And if you can help us right now, we are so grateful to keep this ministry going and keep help coming to hurting families. I think I’m – I’m really impressed with the moment that we’re in in this way. One of our board members just yesterday on the phone – we had a board call – and he said, “This is the moment for Focus because families are together. This is why…” I believe he said, “…Focus on the Family was created to minister to families right now.” And you heard that even from Dr. Adams. The way his own family is responding. And it’s true for my family as well and I’m sure for yours. We’re together a lot more. We’re spending time together. Hopefully using the time to build fun relationships, but also to talk about serious stuff and I would encourage you to do that. You know, Focus – we’re trying to provide resources to help families achieve that. Adventures in Odyssey Club, this is a great way for grandparents and parents to get your kids off the electronics. Let them listen and use the theater of the mind to think about those things that raise the imagination. Adventures in Odyssey, the radio drama, is a perfect thing to do. We had about 30,000 subscribers to that about two weeks ago. And in the last two weeks we’ve provided a 30 day free trial. We’ve had over 65,000 people sign up for that offer. It’s our way of helping you out during this time of the coronavirus shut-in. So, if there are some things we can do – certainly go to the website. John, you’ll give those details in a moment. We’re here for you. We want to help you. And just let me say we’re praying for you, too. We’re in this together and again, thank you for equipping us to put on not only scientists at the top of their game, but these people who are committed to Christ unashamedly saying that God is their compass and I’m grateful to each of them and each of you.

John: Well, we’ll encourage you to get all of the information Jim just shared about. Stop by our website. See what Focus on the Family can do for your family during these difficult times. You can schedule a counseling consultation or, if you can, donate to help us continue to support families worldwide. Stop by focusonthefamily.com/broadcast or call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. 800-232-6459. Well, join us tomorrow as we close out the week with an encouraging message from Dr. Steve Farrar about how to ride out these difficult financial times no matter how you’re effected and put your faith in the Rock of Ages.

Teaser:

Steve Farrar: “And who of you, by being worried, can add a single hour to his life?” He’s asking me to think. This worry, does it …? You know what? This is a complete and utter, absolute waste of time and energy. This worry is a waste of time. I’ve got work to do and this is sapping my strength and sapping my energy. Lord Jesus, help me to trust You (Sound of smack of hand) right now.

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

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

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

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!

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!

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!