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Being There For Your Son (Part 1 of 2)

Being There For Your Son (Part 1 of 2)

The late Steve Farrar encourages men to invest time and energy into the lives of their sons, in spite of the fact that our culture emphasizes the importance of a man’s career. Steve reminds men that God wants them to love His Word deeply and teach Scriptural truths to their children and grandchildren. (Part 1 of 2)
Original Air Date: March 20, 2014

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Dr. Steve Farrar: We get diverted as men from the leadership that God wants us to exercise in the home because we are told, and we are put upon that the most important work that we do is what we do when we leave the house. That’s contrary to what God says in his word.

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John Fuller: In a world where men tend to be defined by what they do, we have encouragement for you today to be counter cultural and really focus on your family. Thanks for joining us today. This is Focus on the Family with Jim Daly and I’m John Fuller.

Jim Daly: John, this message is counter cultural, but it’s also fun, uplifting, and rather moving. So let me say right now, this is a message men need to hear. It’s very, very important. So for the women who are wishing their husbands could hear this, let me remind you, he can. Contact us for the CD, audio download or smartphone app.

John: Yeah, we’ve got a great app and you can find details about it at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. Our guest, the late Steve Farrar was a prolific author and speaker who specialized in encouraging men to be godly husbands and fathers. And right before his sudden death earlier this year, uh, Steve finished revising his best seller called Point Man: How A Man Can Lead His Family. And we’d love to get a copy of that into your hands.

Jim: Yeah, we’re gonna miss him and, uh, get your copy of Point Man, newly revised at our website or when you call 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY. Here now, Steve Farrar on today’s episode of Focus on the Family.

Dr. Farrar: Story is told of a real estate developer who was out in the country. He’s looking for some property. He’s driving down a two-lane road going about 55 miles an hour. And out of the left side, his peripheral vision, he, uh, he senses a car going around to passing. And as he looks over at the car, he realizes it’s not a car, it’s a chicken. There’s a chicken that’s running absolutely dead even with him going 55 miles an hour. He can’t believe this. He looks and, uh, the chicken looks back at him. Uh, he steps on the accelerator. He gets it up to about 65 or 70 chicken stays right with him. He, he’s looking at this chicken and it appears to him that this chicken has three legs, but he’s not sure because the thing’s moving so fast.

Dr. Farrar: Finally, the chicken looks at him again and just accelerates and takes off and leaves this guy in, in his dust. Well, he sees the chicken go up the hill and then make a left down a dirt road. He’s gonna follow this chicken. He’s gotta check this out. He follows this chick; he’s going down the dirt road. He can see the dust. Comes over a little rise and he’s, sees a farm down there. Pulls up in front of the farm, the farmer’s out in front and he goes, “Sir, excuse me. Uh, did you see a chicken go by here?”

He says, “I, I sure did. He just went by a minute ago. He said that’s one of my chickens.” He said, “That’s one of your chickens?” He said, “It is.” He said, “It appeared to me that chicken had three legs.” He said, “That’s right.” He says, “I breed three legged chickens.” Real estate guy says, “Now why, why in the world would you breed three legged, chickens?” He says, “Very simple.” He said, “After church on Sunday, our family, we love to have fried chicken and it’s me and my wife and my son. And we always have a problem because all three of us love chicken legs. So we were always a leg short. So I decided to breed three legged chickens.” Real estate guy says, “That is unbelievable.” He goes, “Well, yeah, I got a bunch of them around here.” He says, “How do they taste?” Guy says, “You know, I don’t rightly know. I’ve never been able to catch one.”

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: Now, you know, guys that sort of describes our lives. We’re, we’re running at a very, very fast pace. We start early in the morning. Uh, we go late at night. We’re running, we’re, uh, I don’t know about you, but our house, we don’t even have an alarm clock anymore. We got a starter’s pistol. Boom.

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: We come out of the blocks. We’re running. We’re gunning, we’re emailing, we’re faxing, we’re paging. We’re doing all that. We live very, very rapid lives. We’re going very, very fast. And as a result, it’s easy for us to get off course as men from our most important work. We’ve got a bunch of leaders in here this morning. We’re different kinds of leaders. Uh, some of you don’t even perceive yourself as leaders, but you’re a leader because someone is watching your life. You are influencing someone. If you’re a husband, you’re a leader. If you’re a father, you’re a leader. How many of you guys are fathers? Let me see your hands. Yeah. Good. How many of you guys are sons?

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: Okay, good. We didn’t wanna lea-leave anybody out here. We didn’t want any hurt feelings, you, see? You’re a leader. Now you say, “Oh, I’m not an upfront guy.” You don’t have to be an upfront guy to be a leader. Most leaders are not upfront. They just quietly go about the business and the work that God has called them to do. That’s how the world functions. That’s how the church functions. You’re a leader. You’re a leader because you’re a man. You’re a leader because you’re a husband, you’re a father. We’re gonna talk about fathering today because even you single guys, one day you’ll probably be a father. Al-all these guys who are married, you see all their hands, they used to be single. It’s amazing how life changes and how we assume different roles as we go through life. But what happens as men is that as we get married and then we have kids and we’re going through life and we got responsibilities and we got mortgages and we got all this stuff, we get very, very, very, very busy. And we are told that our careers and our work is the most important thing that we do. 1 Timothy 3 says if a man is going to be a leader in the church, he must first prove his leadership in the home. Probably the most violated principle in the scripture. If a man’s got money, if a man’s got, uh, people skills, if a man is good in the community, we’ll put him in leadership. God says, I want him to prove his leadership first at home. Our first work as men our first work as husbands, our first work as fathers is at home. You recall in Matthew 16, that Jesus said, if anyone wants to come after me, he must deny himself. We live in a culture that’s intoxicated with self. We’re into self-fulfillment. We’re into self-realization. We’re into self-actualization. We tell people to look deep into themselves to find the answers to life. And by the way, you don’t want to do that. Because there’s not much there.

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: Looking deep inside yourself to find answers is like going scuba diving in a septic tank.

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: There’s just not much there and you’re gonna be sorely disappointed. If you’re looking for answers in life, you don’t look in, you looked up to the one who made you.

Audience: Yeah.

Dr. Farrar: That’s where you look to the one who gave you life and created life. Our first work as husbands and our first work as fathers is at home, but we are so busy and we are pulled so many different directions that we get diverted, we get distracted. Last year, I taught a study on the Old Testament kings. 43 kings in the Old Testament. Uh, some of them we’re familiar with. Saul and of course, David. Then he had a son named Solomon after that it tends to get a little murky. But there were 43 of these guys. If you take your Bible and turn to 1 Samuel, uh, eight, and then if you’ll put your finger there and then go to the end of the Old Testament, go to Malachi chapter four. If you can’t find Malachi, go to Matthew, it’s just a page over. Let me, let me show you what I’m doing here. I’m taking that chunk of scripture in between my two fingers from first Samuel to Malachi four, you see that chunk of scripture right there, that chunk of scripture is called history. Every book that I’m holding in those borders from first Samuel to Malachi is about the Kings in some way, shape or form, uh, except for Job. And quite frankly, job was a king figure. The scripture either gives us the history of the kings. Or you say, what about the prophets? The prophets were speaking to the Kings and to the nations which they were ruling. Uh, you say, what about Psalms? Half the Psalms are written by a king. What about Song of Solomon? Written by a king. What I’m saying guys, is that in some way, shape or form, the kings are related to almost two thirds of your Old Testaments. So why is it that we don’t know much about these guys? They’re fairly important. You read a biography, every time I read a biography, I learn something from somebody’s life. There are 43 biographies in here. As I study these guys last year… And by the way, out, out of the 43 kings, biblical scholars only call eight of them good. The rest of them were losers. The we-, the rest of them wasted their lives and ruined their lives. As I surveyed those 43 kings last year, you know the thing that struck me, quite frankly, these guys all blew it when it came to their primary responsibility. Uh, other than David with Solomon. And only after blowing it with at least three of his boys, did David get focused on mentoring his son, Solomon. But other than David, out of those 43 kings, let me tell you the big mistake these guys made. They built their kingdoms, but they didn’t build their sons. And as a result, when they passed off the scene, their sons were not equipped to follow them. Their sons were not equipped to take the spiritual leadership of the family. Uh, can I tell you something? You don’t think of yourself this way, but in a real sense you’re a king. Uh, your wife’s a queen. Uh, you’ve got a son. He’s a prince. You got a daughter? She’s a princess. Now we don’t tend to use those terms. You say? Yeah, hey, hey, I don’t have a castle. Well, you got an apartment. You got a house on the suburbs? Where do you live? You see that’s your castle? That’s your… “Well, you know, I don’t rule over a land.” No, but you got a family that you’re responsible for. That’s a stewardship. It may not be a nation, but it’s a family. Every family is a small civilization. And God has called us to leadership. Can I give you a, a couple of principles guys? Here’s the first one. God has not called women to lead the family. Now, there is some wonderful women who are leading families. Perhaps your, your mom was in that position because your father took off. He was irresponsible. So we hono- women that are doing that, we honor them because they’re doing the work of two people and we thank God for them. But that is not God’s original intention. We thank God for godly women who work hard. But you see God has called men to lead in their families, lovingly before Christ. In the church, God has not called women to lead the church. God has called men to lead the church. It’s not that women don’t have gifts and wom-women aren’t important.

Dr. Farrar: I’m married to a, a girl who’s a tremendous leader, a gifted leader. But as gifted as Mary is the leadership responsibility for my family is not on the shoulders of my wife, it’s on my shoulders before almighty God. And it’s on your shoulders. We get diverted as men from the leadership that God wants us to exercise in the home because we are told, and we are put upon that the most important work that we do is what we do when we leave the house. That’s contrary to what God says in his word.

John: You’re listening to Steve Farrar on Focus on the Family. And we have Steve’s book, Point Man, as well as a CD of this entire presentation. When you call 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY, 800-232-6459 or donate and request those at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. Let’s return now to more from the late Steve Farrar on Focus on the Family.

Dr. Farrar: In Deuteronomy chapter six, there is a job description given to men. I’d like you to turn there if you have your Bibles. Deuteronomy 6, God gives us two specific things. And these things apply to the kings and these instructions apply to you and these instructions apply to me. Deuteronomy 6 was written to the men of Israel; may I point out. If you look at verses one and two, Moses says, now this is the commandment and the statutes and the judgements, which the Lord, your God commanded me to teach you so that you might do them in the land, which you are going over to possess. Now, catch this, so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the Lord. Interesting concept. He’s speaking to the men because he says so that you and your son and your grandson might what?, might fear the Lord. 14 times in the book of Proverbs, we see the phrase, the fear of the Lord. Uh, the fear of the Lord, Proverbs tells us, is the beginning of knowledge. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Do you ever get concerned about our country and what’s happening in our country? Sure you do. Uh, you, you know, what’s wrong with our country? Very simply put, our country has lost the fear of the Lord. And when we lose the fear of the Lord, we lose our wisdom. You know, what’s wrong with our universities? Tell you what’s wrong with our universities. Our universities have lost the fear of the Lord. And when you lose the fear of the Lord, you lose knowledge. Copernicus, great astronomer, had a friend who was an atheist, and they would have lunch and they would dialogue from time to time. They would get together and discuss their different viewpoints. For about two to three years, Copernicus was doing something no one else had ever done. He was building, in his atrium, a model of the solar system. Now you’ve seen those, and I’ve seen them. No one had seen them before then. And he fashioned planets and he would hang them from different parts. And he had it all laid out, didn’t tell anybody. One day, when he finished, he was dialoguing with his friend. They were having some coffee. And he said, “Let’s walk down to my house. I wanna show you something.” And as he was talking to his atheist friend, they were talking about different things, they finally walk into the house. They open the doors of the atrium. His atheist friend walks in, looks up and sees, he immediately realizes this is a model of the solar system. He’s just aghast at what he sees. He is amazed. He is speechless. He just looks, he takes it all in and he looks at Copernicus and he said, who made this? And Copernicus said, “No one made it. It just happened.”

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: What a ludicrous thing to say. What a foolish thing to say. But the fool has said in his heart, there is no God. There is a God, you study DNA, there’s a God. There has to be a God. I saw on the news last night, these new three-dimensional, four-dimensional pictures, images of babies in the womb. You can see their face. This doctor was being interviewed on Fox News and she was being asked about the implications of this. And she was trying to be very subtle. But she said you can actually see the face. Oh, here’s twins. You can see the twins, touching each other and kicking each other. What are the implications of this? Well, the implications are that parents are going to, um, have some more information about the, um, uh, nature of the child within them. She’s trying to, that’s a baby. It’s not a fetus. That’s the information. And you can’t take that baby’s life because that is a little baby made in the image of God. She wouldn’t come out and say it, but it was right before her eyes. That’s a child in there.

Audience: Applause.

Dr. Farrar: Where’s the fear of the Lord? The fear of the Lord’s beginning of the knowledge. See if you don’t have the fear of the Lord, you can’t be a real scientist. If you don’t have the, the fear of the Lord, you can’t be a, a good teacher. See, and can I say this? If you don’t have the fear of the Lord, you can’t be a good father. because in order to do the work that God has called us to do, there must be a fear of the Lord which we then instill in our sons and in our grandsons. If you look at verse five specifically, there are two things that are said to men as their job description. And they’re very simple. Uh, I’d summarize them this way. Number one is men; we are to love God deeply from our gut. Notice what it says there in verse five of Deuteronomy 6. He says, and you shall love the Lord, your God with 40% of your heart? With 30% of your soul? That’s not what it says. Not even in the Hebrew does it say that.

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: You shall love the Lord your God with what?

Audience: All.

Dr. Farrar: All your heart. All your soul, all your mind. I did a word study in that word, all, one morning. Spent about three hours going over this in the original and working through different lexicons. Now, let me tell you that word all means in the original. It means, uh, uh, it means all.

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: That’s what it means. You should love the Lord your God with all. So that means from your gut, everything within you, you love him, you follow him, you pursue him. He’s number one in your life. And then on that basis, we go to the second thing and, and really when you love the Lord your God, you’re gonna love this word. That’s why you go back to verse one. These are the commandments, the statutes, which the judgements, which the Lord, your God, has commanded me to teach you. So when you love God, you love his word. Thy word I’ve hid in my heart that I may not sin against thee. Open my eyes and I maybe hold wonderful things from thy law, thy law. How can a young man keep his way pure? This is Psalm 119, by keeping it according to thy word, you say? So if you love God, you love his word. Jesus said, if you are truly disciples of mine, you will abide in my word. And what will the word do? You, see? What, what does the word do? The word is truth. If you were truly disciples of mine, he said, you will abide in my word, and you shall know the truth and the truth shall what?

Audience: Set you free.

Dr. Farrar: It’ll set you free. See? That’s why, if you love God, you love his word. And when you love God, you have truth, and you live in reality. That is mentioned in verse six. These words which I command you today shall be in your heart. And then here’s the second responsibility. You shall teach them diligently to your sons. And shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up. So what are the two job descriptions? They’re pretty simple. Number one, you love God deeply with all your heart. You love him from your gut. Secondly, you teach your sons diligently. You say, “Steve, I’ve got daughters.” Great. What a gift from God. I’ve got a daughter too, and I’ve got two boys. “So aren’t you gonna talk about daughters?” I’m talking about sons this morning. Now, does that mean I don’t care about my daughter? I love her to death. You love your daughter. And if God’s given you daughters, then you know what your job is, is to love them and show them what it means to be a godly man. Because one day they’re gonna look for a godly man to come into their life and you show them what that’s like. You say, “Well, how do I treat my daughters? Are there any passages in scripture that tell me how to treat my daughters?” I think the passages in scripture that tell you how to treat your wife, you apply those passages to your daughter. Because one day your daughter will be a wife. Does that make sense? You husbands, likewise, live with your wives in an understanding way. Could we say you husbands likewise, live with your daughters in an understanding way? Yeah. Because one day some young man is gonna come into her life and he’s going to want to enter into her life. How is she gonna know whether or not this guy meets the criteria? Well, she’ll take the template. Unconsciously, she’ll take the template of your example and she’ll look at how you treated her mother. And she’ll look at how you loved her mother and how you honored her mother. And she will take that template as you-, as a young man comes into her life. If he meets that criteria of your example, he has the potential of passing through and be accepted. But if he is harsh with her, if he is critical of her, he will bounce off of the example of your life if you follow the word of God.

Audience: Amen.

Dr. Farrar: She’ll know what to look for. So daughters are important. We love our daughters. But we’re talking about sons here. And you guys that are raising daughters, you raising them to the glory of God because those of us who are raising sons, those boys are gonna need some girls. In fact, I think this morning, we gotta do some arranged marriages right here, don’t you?

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: Because what we got going on in America, we got a lot of deranged marriages going on because we’re not following the principles of the word of God. He says you’re to love God deeply. And secondly, he says you’re to teach your sons diligently. Does that mean you get up at 4:30 every morning and open up the Greek text and teach your sons the book of Romans? That’s what it means.

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: I don’t think that’s what it means. At least that’s not what the text says. What does the te- how am I supposed? Okay, great. I’m supposed to teach him, how do I teach him? God is very real. He’s very practical. He’s very down to earth. You got a job, man. You got all kinds of responsibility. You can’t run a classroom in your house. I mean, you got all kinds of stuff going on in your life. So then how might it teach them? What does the text say? You tell, teach them diligently to your sons and shall, catch this, talk of him when you sit in your house. How many of you guys ever sit in your house? You just look like you’re good at that.

Audience: (laughs)

Dr. Farrar: Yeah. We sit in our house, nothing wrong with that. When you walk by the way, you ever walk? You ever take a walk? Yeah. Sure you do. See, that’s just life. What he’s saying is, is that as you go through life, you teach your kids. See, that’s why it’s really important that you be with with, W-I-T-H, you be with your sons.

John: We’re halfway through a really encouraging message for husbands and fathers from the late Steve Farrar. And you’ll hear lots of ways to apply this message next time.

Jim: You know, John, we have aired several messages from Steve Farrar over the years. And what I really appreciated about him was that he always inspired me to do better with my boys, uh, Trent and Troy, as they were growing up. And most importantly, Steve made it sound doable. So often, you know, as men, we get overwhelmed by too many instructions and then we just stop and pull back and don’t do it. Uh, simple is usually better, at least for me. And that’s why I love the idea of looking for those opportunities to talk with your kids or grandkids throughout the day. For us, the best time was when I was driving the boys to school. That’s when we had the most interesting conversations about the Lord. And I can remember one time I was on my way to drop Trent off at school. And we started talking about Moses and the burning bush and what that would’ve been like. First of all, we imagined what Moses saw. It had to be odd to see a bush that was burning, but it wasn’t, uh, going up in flames. And then a voice comes out of the bush. Uh, think about that.

John: Mm-hmm.

Jim: And a conversation begins about rescuing the Israelites from the Pharaoh. And I said to Trent, “Imagine what it was like when Moses asked, who do I say is sending me?” (laughs) and the Lord said, this is what you are to say to the Israelites, “I am, has sent me to you.” And I said, Trent, God was telling Moses that he had no beginning and no end. Before anything we see in this universe, the earth, the stars, anything, he was here before it all. He is I am. And I just looked at Trent’s face and he went, “Wow, that’s amazing.” And that’s the light bulb moment that makes it all worthwhile. It’s not hard for dads to do this kind of teaching. You just need to take advantage of the opportunities that come along. There’s no need to over-complicate it. Be natural about it. And that was Steve’s great point.

John: I think that’s one of the things that we loved about camping, uh, here in the outdoors, when our children were younger. We’d be sitting around the campfire and looking at the mountains, the trees, the stars, uh, just enjoying God’s creation. And that all led very naturally to conversations about the Lord.

Jim: Yeah. And let me remind you, uh, here at Focus on the Family, our ultimate goal is to strengthen your relationship with Jesus Christ. Marriage and parenting advice is helpful, but if you don’t know the Lord, you’re missing the big picture. Here’s a great example from Casey, who called to ask for prayer. He said this. If Focus on the Family didn’t exist, I probably wouldn’t be a Christian husband and father today. Our family was agnostic, but my mom became a believer by listening to your broadcast. She relied on Focus’s Godly advice to raise me and my siblings. After high school, I went to seminary and now I listen to the broadcast to help raise my kids in the Lord. I thank God for Focus on the Family.

John: I love hearing those kinds of, uh, stories that involve generations. What a great example of the impact Focus on the Family has been making for now over 45 years.

Jim: Yeah, and we thank God for our donors who make it all possible. Uh, by donating to Focus on the Family, you have an opportunity to participate in ministry to others. We’ve built the machine so to speak, and we just need the fuel, your donations, to keep it running. And the best way to help us is by making a monthly pledge. It doesn’t have to be a large amount. It’s the consistency that helps us balance our books every month. And when you make a monthly pledge of any amount, we’ll send you a copy of Steve Farrar’s best selling book, which was just revised a few months ago, Point Man: How A Man Can Lead His Family. And that’ll be our way of saying thank you. And if you can’t make a monthly commitment right now, we understand. We can send Point Man to you for a one-time donation of any amount. We just want you to have this terrific resource in your hands. So join us as we help families around the world thrive in Christ.

John: Just give us a call. Our number is 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY, 800-232-6459. Or you can donate online and request that book, Point Man, at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. And if you happen to be traveling through Colorado, stop by our campus. We have a welcome center. Uh, it’s a great place to kind of stretch your legs. We’ve got a, a terrific bookstore and a great children’s play area and an Adventures in Odyssey soda shop, Whit’s End. Next time, more encouragement for fathers from Steve Farrar.

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Dr. Farrar: He’s looking for us to respond and be obedient, and if necessary, deny ourselves. Let’s be those men, guys. Let’s be those men. You guys with boys at home, you do the job. You love them. You love your wife. You follow Christ with all your heart. You don’t screw around with sin. You be a man of God and integrity.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 1

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

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Debra Fileta

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

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

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

How a Former Abortion Doctor Became Pro-Life

As an abortion doctor at Planned Parenthood, Dr. Patti Giebink believed she was helping women. Later, she began reading scripture and God gradually changed her heart on the abortion issue. Patti tells the story of her long journey from abortion doctor to pro-life and encourages listeners to share the message of life with compassion.

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Mrs. Patti Giebink

Dr. Patti Giebink is an OB-GYN who serves on the board of the Alpha Center, a well-known pregnancy center located in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also travels intermittently to work in mission hospitals in Pakistan and other countries. After completing her medical training, Dr. Giebink worked for Planned Parenthood from 1995-1997, during which she was the only abortion-provider in the state of South Dakota. She eventually experienced a radical change of heart on the issue of abortion after receiving God’s grace, forgiveness, and love, and she is now a passionate advocate for the pro-life movement.

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Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life

Unexpected Choice is told from the perspective of a doctor who actually performed abortions through Planned Parenthood. The book chronicles her journey from being a pro-choice physician to someone speaking on behalf of the pro-life movement.

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

As a latchkey kid, Wendy Speake turned to sugar for comfort. Every Friday, she would pedal to the candy show and use her allowance to fill her bag with candy. And one day, when she was older and a mom of three young boys, she came to realize that she was still “pedaling” away from her stress and using sugar as comfort, instead of turning to Jesus. She was joyless, worn out, tired, and in need of a change. In this interview, Wendy will challenge Christians to take 40 days to focus on fasting from something they turn to instead of Jesus for comfort. She invited people to break free from a dependence on sugar and taste the goodness of God.

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Mrs. Wendy Speake

With a background in Hollywood as a trained actress, Wendy Speake ministers to women as a bible teacher by applying the power of drama, poetry and comedy to the study of Scripture and real-life application of biblical truths. She has co-authored two books with Amber Lia titled Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and their latest, Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. Wendy is also the co-author (with Kelli Stuart) of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom.

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The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us himself–the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul’s deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you’ll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 1

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

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Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 2

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman is an internationally known family psychologist and an award-winning, New York Times best-selling author. He is also a popular public speaker and media personality who has made countless guest appearances on numerous radio and TV programs. Dr. Leman has written more than 50 books including The Birth Order BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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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.

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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 1

They were both convinced they had married the wrong person. From almost the very beginning of their marriage, Amber and Guy Lia experienced various tensions and personality clashes related to house cleaning, backseat driving, workaholism, and intimacy. In this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Amber and Guy discuss how they bravely faced the triggers head-on, and committed to working on their own relationships with Jesus. As you listen to the Lia’s story, you’ll feel hope that you, too, can see real marriage transformation!

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Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Amber Lia and Mrs. Jean Daly

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and co-author of two best-selling books. Her husband, Guy, is a former TV, feature film, and VFX development and production executive who has worked on popular TV shows and films. Guy and Amber own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles,

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

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

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

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 1

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

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Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing.

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

As a pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker has seen thousands of girls come through her office through the years. They struggle with eating issues, sexual identity, social media…and many other challenges in this toxic culture. Dr. Meeker will encourage parents to invest love and time in their daughters and develop their character to give them the best opportunity for a bright future, all rooted in a spiritual foundation. The discussion also includes healthy feminism vs. toxic feminism

Mrs. Meg Meeker

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

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