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Being God’s Light in the World

Being God’s Light in the World

Actress and reality TV star Sadie Robertson emphasizes the importance of learning and knowing God's truth so that it can be shared effectively with others.

Opening:

Excerpt:

Sadie Robertson: It’s gotta come from those moments where you get to choose, “Am I gonna go out there and I’m gonna go to this party because it would really be good for my reputation and for, like, my sorority sisters, or am I gonna go and I’m gonna pray because tonight, I need to be with my Father ‘cause I am hurting, and I am too weak to go into that place, and I am not ready for that?” You have to know your limit.

(APPLAUSE)

We have to push ourselves in that. And friends, we have to be accountable to each other.

End of Excerpt

John Fuller: Isn’t that some great passion? And what a perspective from Sadie Robertson. She’s a member of the Duck Dynasty clan and is a strong advocate for boldly living out your faith in today’s culture. This is Focus on the Family with Jim Daly. I’m John Fuller and welcome to our program today. 

Jim Daly: John, as a father of two teenage boys, I am so encouraged to hear these words by Sadie. What tremendous faith that she has and I’m hopeful that there are many other young adults just like her. I’ve had many opportunities to interact with this next generation of Christians, and they give me great courage and renewed hope for the future. I know sometimes, you can see the negatives – maybe they’re sleeping late – but I’m telling ya what, they know how to apply the Word of God, and that is an encouragement. These are tomorrow’s leaders and we who are older and more experienced followers of Christ – we need to encourage them to speak up and stand firm in their faith. And it’s our prayer that you’re doing the same for your children, your teens and young adults who will carry on the torch of God’s truth and love to this world long after we’re all gone.

John: And one practical way that kids can be salt and light to their generation is through Bring Your Bible to School Day. It’s a student-directed effort where kids from kindergarten to college simply bring their Bibles to school as a way to celebrate their religious freedom and share God’s hope with their friends.

Jim: John, it’s a wonderful program – October 4th, it’s the first Thursday in October each year, and we had, last year, about a half a million students participated. And we encourage your kids to join this year’s celebration. We are thrilled that Sadie Robertson has agreed to be the honorary chair of Bring Your Bible to School this year.

John: Yeah, she is a dynamic young lady, as you could hear from that clip.

Jim: Yes, she is.

John: And with Bring Your Bible to School Day coming up in just a couple of weeks, we’re gonna have more information about that at focusonthefamily.com/radio. Check it out, help your child get equipped and be bold for their faith. If you’d like, call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY for more. Again, Bring Your Bible to School Day, October 4th – we’ve got details for you. Get in touch and get those.

Right now, we’ll hear a special message from Sadie Robertson. She was speaking at Louie Giglio’s church, Passion City, in Atlanta, Georgia, and it’s a terrific message. 

Body:

Sadie: Something my family does – it’s kind of funny. You know, we have a group text, and it’s called “Swag Fam” – pretty cool, pretty cool. Any other swag fams in the house? No? All right, then. We’re weird. We’re just as weird as we are on TV and maybe a little weirder.

And so we had this group text called “Swag Fam”. And it’s funny how, in a group text, it’s like everybody’s personality in real life but, like, extra, extra, extra. It’s like, you kind of know what to expect from everybody. So like for instance, if I’m having a bad day, and I send it to the Swag Fam, and I’m like, “What’s up Swag Fam? Like, I’m just having a really hard day. And like, this happened and this happened,” I kind of know that, like, from my sisters, they’re going to be like, “OMG, Sadie, call me.” And from my mom, she’s going to be like, “Oh, babe, I’m so sorry.” And from my brothers, I’m probably going to get nothing, honestly.

(LAUGHTER)

I mean, you know, how it is. And then from my dad, it literally never fails. If I’m, like, going through something – it doesn’t matter if I’m being so serious – he’ll send a text, “Well, at least you’re not that guy.” And he’ll send like, a picture that’s like, so stupid. And I’m like, “Are you kidding me? Like, I’m hurting here. Do you not see my pain?” And it’s funny.

So one day, we were all sitting around the house, and we’re just, like, chilling, and we’re all trying to come up with the funniest situation of “At least you’re not that guy.” And I took the liberty of saying the one that was like, not funny at all, you know, the last person that says a joke that everybody’s just like, silent. And I go, “Well, at least I’m not a plankton.” What? Like, why did I say that? Like, why?

(LAUGHTER)

And it was like, so awkward and like, so quiet. And everybody was like, “What do you mean?” I was like, “At least I’m not a plankton? I don’t know what I mean.” But we’re also so defensive in our family, and I thought, “You know what? This has to be something bad. This can’t – this has to be.”

So I look it up. And of course, the first thing on Wikipedia is this little guy – the evil villain from SpongeBob with the little – then it says the definition of a plankton. And it says it’s a small microorganism unable to swim against the current of the ocean that provides food for big fish and large whales to eat. So I’m like, “Okay, that’s terrible. Like, honestly, is there anything worse than a plankton? So I win. Thank you all, everybody, I’m winning. Good night.”

But something happened in my heart that night. It was weird. When I said that, it was almost like I heard God just speak to me, “Hey, but what if you were?” I was like, “Huh, what if I was a plankton?” This is getting weird. You know, I’m thinking just what y’all are thinking: this is the most random thing ever. But God was like, “What if you were a plankton? Are they really the lowest of the low? Could you find passion, and could you find purpose as something that seems so low but something that I gave life to?” Whoo. I was like, “Okay, sorry about that. I’m gonna go figure that out.”

So I go back to the internet. And this time I surpass Wikipedia and look at what a plankton really is, and it was astonishing. You see these plankton – Wikipedia was right – they are unable to swim against the current of the sea. They float. They drift. In the Greek language, plankton means to wander – a wanderer, okay? So they’re floating around in the ocean, which kind of seems pointless until you understand where they’re floating to and where God’s taking them. You see they start at the bottom of the ocean, in the darkest part, surrounded by the most bizarre companions that all are trying to eat them for food source. But they float past them, and they make it to the very top of the ocean to receive light for a process of photosynthesis. But then, it doesn’t stop there. The most breathtakingly beautiful part is once it receives the light, they don’t stay in this safe haven place, but they go back down to the bottom of the ocean with all those things that want to eat them, and they provide 90 percent of the ocean’s photosynthesis. And by doing that, they provide 50 percent of the oxygen that we are breathing right now. Come on, you know?

This little plankton that I thought was the worst thing that you could possibly be is actually providing life for all of us through the energy and through the light that they had to go and receive first. You know, that’s crazy. When I read that, it was kind of like a fear of the Lord moment of, like, “Wow, God. It’s so crazy how You do that – how You put these amazing little things, like messages, in the tiniest of creatures.” And a mentor friend of mine said, “You know, Sadie, what passion does is passion fuels you. It gives you the fuel to press past your fear in order to fulfill the purpose that God has called you to.”

You know, I feel like sometimes we’re a generation that we sit here on Passion City College night, and we praise God. And we sing songs. And we say, “All your promises are yes and amen, God.” But sometimes we don’t take the time to go look and see what those promises are. You see, there’s over 7,000 – 8,000 promises in the Bible. And I don’t know that I could name that many, honestly. But I want to seek because I want to know. Because when I go back to the darkness, when I go back on college campus, when I go back into the world of bizarre people around me, I want to be able to say, “You know what? God promises that He’s gonna protect me. God promises that He’s gonna give me peace that surpasses all understanding. God promises me that He’s going to be my right-hand man, and He is going to save me and carry me whenever I go there first.” You wanna know the promises when you go back, you know?

(APPLAUSE)

There’s a – there was a study on growingleaders.com. And I looked this up because what the plankton thing is – I thought it was really cool – it’s the biggest migration that is happening in the world daily. The biggest migration is little things receiving light to give life to the world. Interesting.

So if these little microorganisms can do it, I thought, why can’t we? I think sometimes because we’re fearful. So I looked up this study on growing leaders. And I said, what is the number one fear that college kids have today? And I like this study because it went past the normal fears that you would think of, like the ones of like, “I wonder who my roommate’s gonna be. Is she going to be super weird or super cool?” Or like, “I don’t know how to do laundry” – all these, like, kind of – I mean, I really – sometimes, like, that stuff is really a fear, but this is a bigger fear. See, what it said was they’re not happy with the direction that the country is going, and they are fearful to go into that. They are scared that they are going to sacrifice their beliefs because the odds are against them. And they want to possess values, but life has always been very convenient for them with little need to sacrifice for what is right. Hm. Interesting.

When I read that, at first I was like, “Wow, that’s awesome that that’s such a, you know, big fear.” But then I thought, “That actually really bothers me because this is something that we so have an opportunity to change. We’re scared to go into college because we’re scared that we’re gonna join the way the country is going.” So really, what – like, you’re willing to give up your relationship with God that you’ve worked on for your whole life in order to save a reputation with people that you haven’t even met yet, you know? We’re willing to risk our whole relationship for a reputation. And that’s what we’re really scared of because we’re scared of the sacrifice. It’s not a sacrifice. It’s a relationship. It’s a walk of obedience. It’s a walk of saying, “God, I want to go in college and walk with You because you’re the greatest thing that they have to offer, you know?”

(APPLAUSE)

And I fear that we walk into it thinking it’s a sacrifice. And do you know what people think – other college kids when they look at us, and they think they see us feeling as though this is a sacrifice and a burden on us? They’re like, “Well, why would I want to be with them?” But when we walk into there, and we’re celebrating, and we’re like, “Yes, all your promises are yes and amen!” They’re like, “Wait, what’s that?” “Yes, all your promises!” And then it becomes the biggest migration ever because it’s exciting.

There’s a parable in Matthew. It’s about the ten bridesmaids or the ten virgins. And when I was reading this, honestly I didn’t really understand it the first time I read it. So I read it again – didn’t understand it. Read it again. I didn’t understand it again. So I was like, “Okay, I’m gonna have to ask somebody.” And I asked a mentor. She said, “Well Sadie, you wouldn’t understand the significance of this unless you read up on ancient Jewish culture of engagement processes back then because that’s the coolest part about it.” So I’m like, “Do tell.” Check this out.

So in ancient Jewish history, the engagement process was a lot different than it is today. Because what would happen is the bride and the bridegroom, when they got engaged, they didn’t set a date for their wedding. So they didn’t know when it was going to be, which y’all may be thinking, “What? That is crazy because you have to prepare.” Well, they did prepare. But they weren’t going to get married until they were fully prepared.

You see, what happened was the bride went her own separate way, and she prepared in a way of like, getting – like, she bathed every day. She put her perfume on every day. She got – she had to get completely ready every single day as if that was the day of her wedding because she didn’t know when the bridegroom was going to return. So the bridegroom, what he would do is he would go off and he would prepare the home for the family, for his future wife and for his future family, and he would get ready in that way.

Well, what the bridesmaids would do is every day they would have to go get the oil to light the lamps because they were in charge of when the bridegroom would return, they would light the way to the celebration and get the whole town excited. And they would say, “The bridegroom is here! The bridegroom is here! It’s time! It’s time! We’re going to celebrate!” So it was an exciting time. And they had to be prepared to lead the way to a celebration.

So in this parable, it picks up. And what happens is the bridegroom makes his return. The bridesmaids – there were ten of them – five of them did not have the oil prepared, the other five did. Now, these lamps weren’t just like the little lamps back in the day. They were big torches that really light up the way, so they had to get jars of oil. So you really, really had to be prepared for this. And they had to be expectant of his return.

So there was a day – he came back. And the five of them were ready and the other five weren’t. And they were like, “Oh, no, give me your oil please because we don’t have it, and we can’t light the way.” And the other five were like, “We can’t. Sorry. Like, we only have enough for us. And they were like, “Ah!” So they ran. And the other five lit the way. And they say, “The bridegroom is here! The bridegroom is here!” And they all went into celebrate. And they all had a great time. Well, at the same time, the other five come running, and they’re knocking on the door. They say, “Let us in, let us in! We’re here! We have the light!” And it picks up with the Lord saying, “You can’t come in. Surely, you weren’t ready for my return. You didn’t know when the day was coming.”

They weren’t ready because they weren’t expectant, so they didn’t get to celebrate. And they – their effect on the whole town was it didn’t really light the whole way. It was an incomplete celebration. So do you all see that if half of us Christians go in, and we’re like, yes, and the other half don’t, it honestly sets this tone to the world with, “Wait, what are they trying to do?” But if we all go in together with the biggest migration of the world after first receiving the light and getting our spiritual preparation ready, then imagine the change we can make. It would be huge. It would be huge.

(APPLAUSE)

Program Note:

John: This is Focus on the Family and we’re listening to a great message from Sadie Robertson about being a bold passionate witness for Christ in today’s culture. We’ll encourage you to get a CD or the free download of Sadie’s message, or a copy of her book, Live Fearless, when you stop by focusonthefamily.com/radio. And here’s more from Sadie as we continue Focus on the Family.

End of Program Note

Sadie: This is a cry out from David to God. It’s in 2 Samuel, chapter 22, starting at verse 17. And it says, “He reached down from on high, and He took hold of me. He drew me out of deep waters. He rescued me from my powerful enemies, from my foes, from those who were too strong for me. They comforted me in the day of my disaster. But the Lord was my support. He brought me into a spacious place. He rescued me because He delighted in me.” Wow.

You know, David – what I love about this is David wasn’t crying out to God from a place of “Save me.” He was crying out to God from a place of deliverance, of a relationship that he had already obtained with God way before this moment. You see, before David was saved in this moment, before he was saved from Saul, before he was saved from the enemies, before he was even saved from the giant, he was delivered from the lions and the bears as just a shepherd boy. And David actually kind of started out as “anyone but that guy.” He was the “not that guy.”

Because when Samuel, the prophet, showed up in this town. And he was like, “Hey, Jesse, let me see your kids to see if any of these people can be king.” As y’all know, Jesse went through the list, but he didn’t say David. No way, not David. He said, “So there’s no one else? No one else?” He said, “Ah, no. No, not David. Oh, yes, there is one more, sorry, out in – but he’s a shepherd boy. He couldn’t do that,” not knowing that David was out there maintaining and preparing and really in this place of prospering a relationship with God that was going to last him throughout all these other things that God was able to deliver him from because David knew the character of God when he cried out.

You see, when you read this in 2 Samuel, he calls God all these names, and they’re so intentional. “The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, my Deliverance. My God is my Rock in whom I take refuge. He is my Shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my Stronghold, my Refuge and my Savior from the violent people who save me. He will reach down and grab me from deep waters. He drew me out because my God takes delight in me, and I’ve seen it for all these years.” So he believed because he was coming from a place that he had seen.

So guys, if we want to walk in to a college campus, and we want to deliver His promises, and we want to light it up, then we have to go, and we have to receive, and we have to get our spiritual preparation ready and rooted.

You know, I was listening to Priscilla Shirer. I don’t know if y’all know her. She’s an amazing speaker.

(CHEERING)

Yes. Shout-out to my girl. And she said this really cool thing, and I was listening to it on the car ride here. She said, “All of God’s promises – it’s like, God isn’t just gonna put them in our way, and we’re just gonna like, you know, like all of a sudden just have them. But He’s gonna put them in our reach so that we can reach out and grab them.

So we’re on our way here. And I had this whole message prepared. And everything was cruising. And, you know, you’re just like, “Man, this is such a great day. Thank you, Jesus.” And then He speaks the Word to you. And you’re like, “Wait, did you just say that to me? Because I’m really confused now.” And He spoke a word to me that threw me off. I was three minutes from being here – three minutes. I was so close – almost made it. And we were driving in all this traffic, which y’all have a lot of traffic. It’s not like that in Louisiana. Wow. And so we drive past this homeless man and our eyes locked. And I just felt something in my heart that God said to me, he said, “That man, I died to take his pain away.” He said, “Go out and put it in his reach. And then you’re going to see how I feel.” I was like, “Okay, are you sure? Can somebody else do it?” I literally prayed that somebody else would do it, as I’m watching this happen.

So we keep driving. And I tell my friend that’s driving – I said, “Look, I’m sorry this is not going to make sense. I know we’re already running late, but you got to turn around. You got to turn around.” And I grab my Jesus Bible. And I walk up to this man. I said, “Hi, I’m Sadie.” Said, “I don’t have any money, honestly. I don’t have anything on me right now. But I do have this, and this is everything. And I want to give this to you.” And he looked at me, and his eyes filled with tears. And he said, “No, I can’t take that.” I said, “Well, sure you can. Sure you can. Like, please take it. Please, like, I really want to give this to you.” He said, “No.” He said, “I’m an atheist.” I said, “Okay, I’ll respect that.” So I start walking away. And I turn around, and I look at him. And I said, “Are you sure?” He said, “Yes.” So I laid the book down. He goes, “No, no, no, no, no. Don’t leave it. Don’t leave it.” I said, “Okay, why?” He said, “Please give it to somebody that will take it because somebody needs it, but it just can’t be me.”

And my heart broke. And Jesus said, “That is how I feel.” Because Jesus is extending His hand to us with truth, with promises, with something that can save us from a dark world. And sometimes we just say, “No. No, we don’t want that. We’re just going to lay here. We’re just going to stick with this life.” We just walk away! And Jesus is saying, “No, are you sure? Please take it. I died for this. Please take it.” And some of us just say, “No, we don’t want that, Jesus.” He said, “Are you sure?” He tries. He begs, but it does take us pursuing Him – it does. There has to be a moment that we have to pursue Him. And that guy knew somebody would. He knew that something in that book was good because he didn’t want me to lay it on the floor. He didn’t want me to give up on it. He saw it in my eyes that what I was holding was truth and something I believed in.

And so I challenge you, when you walk onto that campus, you beg people to take the truth. But when you beg, you better know the truth because they’re watching you. And they’re saying, “Do you believe it enough to take it on to the next person? Do you believe it enough to act it out? Do you believe it enough to give your life for it, to know how Jesus felt?” That’s heavy. ‘Cause His love is overwhelming. What He did for us is overwhelming. 

Closing:

John: Wow, what a moving message from Sadie Robertson, who was speaking at a young adult event in Atlanta, Georgia. Really though, this message is for all of us because what she was talking about it what it means to live authentically as a follower of Christ.

Jim: So true, John. Sadie is challenging us as followers of Christ to never grow complacent about what we believe. We can settle into our comfort zones and live as if this world is all there is. I know. You know, when I was that age, I was guilty of it too. You could stumble. You can fall. But we are called to something radically different. Man, I’m telling ya, Willie Robertson and Korie, his wife, the mother of Sadie, should be really proud of their daughter. She has such passion, and she is expressing how to live Godly lives and to push past our fears to share God’s truth with a dying world.

We must be willing to go places that are uncomfortable and sacrifice ourselves for the sake of the Gospel so that others have that opportunity to meet Jesus face-to-face.

John: Sadie is so bold in her witness for Christ. I so appreciate her encouragement, especially for that younger generation, about living out the faith day-by-day, authentically. And it’s great to have her as the honorary chair for 2018’s Bring Your Bible to School Day.

Jim: Yes it is. As we mentioned at the beginning of the program, Bring Your Bible to School Day is coming up in just a couple of weeks on October 4th. Remember that date – October 4th. We want to encourage your family to be a part of it. If your child or a student you know is interested, please register at our website so they can be counted among the hundreds of thousands of young Christians who are making their voice heard on a national level. We’ve heard from so many wonderful 13, 14-year-old young people who have done a Bible study right there at lunch – the book of John – read it out loud. It is wonderful for these kids to experience the Word of God.

Another one – we had a girl who said, “I didn’t know there were so many Christians in my class because we’re never allowed to talk about it. But on Bring Your Bible to School Day, almost everyone in the class brought their Bible. I was amazed!” Those are the kind of stories we hear about. And if you’re already participating in Bring Your Bible to School Day, let us know so we can count you in the numbers. Because when you register at our website, you’ll have a chance to win a free trip for four to meet Sadie Robertson in person at one of her events. So sign up today, to be eligible to win that.

John: And you’ll also be able to get suggested activities for each age group. All of this and more at focusonthefamily.com/radio or call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. And of course, when you get in touch, be sure to ask about a CD or download of today’s dynamic message by Sadie Robertson so you can share that with a friend or listen to it again with your kids.

Jim: And may I also ask you to consider this: give generously to Focus on the Family today, especially here at the end of our budget year, so that we can continue together working on important outreaches like Bring Your Bible to School Day. Your financial support at this time of year is so important. It helps us encourage and motivate families to become bold witnesses for Christ in your neighborhoods, schools, and communities. And if you’re able to send us a gift of any amount today, we’ll say thanks by sending you a complimentary copy of Sadie’s newest book, Live Fearless: A Call to Power, Passion, and Purpose. If you loved her message on today’s program, you’ll love her book as well. 

John: And you can donate and get that book at focusonthefamily.com/radio or when you call 800-A-FAMILY.

We hope you have a great weekend with your family and that you can join us again on Monday. We’re gonna be exploring what it takes to raise a healthy, happy child.

Teaser:

Sissy Goff: God gave you exactly what you need already for the life of each of your kids, even the one that’s the most challenging.

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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

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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,

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

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

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

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 2

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

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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.

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

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

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

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

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

Mr. Greg Koukl

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

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

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

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.

Bundle of Why Your Kids Misbehave

Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

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

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

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

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

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

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Dr. Lee Warren

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

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

Headshot of Focus on the Family broadcast guest Jodie Berndt

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!