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Finding God on the Streets (Part 1 of 2)

Finding God on the Streets (Part 1 of 2)

Pastor Dimas Salaberrios shares his remarkable testimony of coming to faith in Jesus Christ after he spiraled out of control as a young drug dealer whose life was consumed by addiction, violence and crime. (Part 1 of 2)
Original Air Date: August 30, 2017

John Fuller: Today, on Focus on the Family, you’ll hear how a man went from high-level drug dealer, also known as a street god to a pastor and evangelist.

Dimas Salaberrios: Made it down south, and that’s when I hit street god status. I mean, we started making money like I’ve never seen before. We were in the middle of several drug wars. 30 of my friends got killed in, in between this timeframe. And we’re just in this game, and now, I’m seeing all this money come in.

John: You’ll hear a really vibrant testimony today. Thanks for joining us for Focus on the Family. Your host is Focus president, Jim Daly, and I’m John Fuller.

Jim Daly: John, I met Dimas Salaberrios at a Salem radio event a couple of years ago, and I was so impressed by his love for the Lord. And once I heard his backstory, man, I was even more impressed. This is a man who has overcome incredible odds. And I know our listeners are gonna be fascinated by his story, especially if you have a prodigal child. As you’ll hear, Dimas is living proof that no one is beyond the reach of God, no one. Dimas pastored in New York City for many years, and has shared the Gospel on every continent except Antarctica-

John: Oh, my!

Jim: … and I’m sure there’s some penguins there that might listen to the Gospel.

John: (laughs) Yes.

Jim: But there you go, That’s-

John: Maybe he’ll get an inter- invitation from somebody down there to come see the Antarctic.

Jim: You never know. Pastor Dimas is the author of the book, Street God, which tells his life story in more detail.

John: And we have that book here at Focus on the Family. The proceeds go right back into ministry when you request it from us at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. Here now is Pastor Dimas Salaberrios, speaking at Harvest Fields Community Church in the Bronx on today’s episode of Focus on the Family.

Dimas: So, today, I wanna share with you, uh, my testimony. And one of the reasons why is, the Bible says in Revelations chapter 12 and 11 that we can overcome Satan by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. So, I wanna tell you a little bit of my story. Um, I, I didn’t always look the way I look right now, and uh, and I just wanna walk you through some, some really tough things, some hard things, some very real things I experienced. Now, growing up, I grew up in Queens, New York in the Hollis area of Queens. Uh, this area was called Cambria Heights. My mother was a principal. My father was a Captain of Correction, and a Air Force guy. So, I came out the house, it would always be, like, manicured lawn, you know, it’d be a very beautiful surrounding, but a couple of blocks away is where a lot of the crazy stuff would go on. And, um, I remember, you know, my mother got me into the best school district. Her and my father had separated, and he lived in Bayside, Queens, and my mother still stayed in the house by Cambria Heights. So, we got into this all-white school district in Bayside. So, the school took us on a trip to see the movie E.T. Do y’all remember seeing that? E.T. phone home? You know? And I remember, I left out of there. I was so happy. I was, like, nine years old, and I said, “Man, I wish I could just ride my bike and just launch into the air.” You know? I mean, that was my dream. But then, when we came out of the theater, we started to walk, and there was a big sign of the movie that’s coming out called Scarface. And I look, I said, “What’s up with that?” And maybe of you may remember this, but Scarface was gonna be rated X. Not because of pornography, anything like that, but it was gonna be rated X for the power of the content, the actual content of the movie was so intense. So, at age 10, I went in there, saw that movie, and it had a real negative impact on my life. I left out of there with a dream of becoming a street god. I left out of there with a dream of becoming one of the largest drug dealers in New York City at age 10. And, you know, by age 11, I finally went back to middle school, and I remember, I was walking the halls, and I saw one of my friends. And this is not, you know, uh, one of these stories like… You know, whenever we think of a drug dealer, we think of somebody with a black hoodie in a alley, like, “Yo, come over here, my man.” You know, “I got the stuff.” You know? No. It wasn’t like that. It was a fellow classmate, pulled out this bag of these little dots of mescaline tabs, which looked like a tip of a number two pencil was broke. And he said, “Yo man,” he said, “You wanna buy these?” He said, “I’m selling them for $3 dollars.” Said, “Yo. It will rock your whole day. You’ll be laughing all day.” And I remember, I was like… I didn’t even believe him. I was like, “That little dot, you’re telling me, could do something?” He was like, “Oh, yeah.” I said, “Man, here’s $3 dollars, man. You fronting.” And I took it. I said, “What do you do with it?” He said, “You got to swallow it.” So, I swallowed it, and you know, back in the day, I don’t know if people still do this today, but we were big on writing these little notes to girls that would say, “I like you.” “Do you like me? Yes or no?”

Audience: Laughter.

Dimas: So, I wrote this girl this note, and, you know, a half an hour went by. I was like, “I’m feeling the same.” 45 minutes went by, I’m like, “I’m great.” Then the girl walked down, and she looked at me. She said, “I like you.” And I said, “You like me?” And the drug kicked in. I started crying, walking down the hall, “She likes me. Oh, yo, Tamara likes me. Oh.” And then I was sitting in the classroom. I could not control my emotions. And then walked in the principal with this, um, man with him, and they said, “Today, we’re gonna have a special assembly on drugs.’ I sat there. My heart was pounding, ’cause, you know, at that age, you just feel like teachers know everything. I was like, “I’m busted.” I was like, “They’re gonna know.” And I remember I went into that assembly, and the guy was talking, and the giggles just came over me. And the guy just looked at me, and I knew he knew. But then, he kinda second guessed himself like, “This kid’s 11. Nah, no way,” and just kinda went on. I was there, and at that point, I told my friend. I said, “I never want to take it again. I’m good.” And then my friend said, “Well, why don’t you help me sell it?” And then I said, “Oh, yeah. I could do that.” And then I became also a drug dealer at age 11. Then we took it out into the streets, and I’d walk around selling the mes tabs. Then I kinda realized very quickly, I wasn’t gonna become Tony Montana by selling mes tabs. So then we found out that this girl in the neighborhood had, like, a pound of weed. I went to her, started hustling weed, you know, did pretty good with that. And then I remember, you know, we sold out all the stuff, and she didn’t know how to get more. And one day, we were walking down to McDonald’s. And I went down to McDonald’s, and I, I never forget it. This guy, he was from my neighborhood, he had this beautiful Cadillac, and he was only, like, 18. And I was like, “Dak, look at that car.” And I remember my friend said, “Yeah, man. He’s a crack dealer.” And then it went into my head, “Crack. That’s the way I could get a car.” I was like, “This is the way I could really do this thing.” So I went and started working for them, hustling for them, learning, you know, the ropes, learning about jail and, and how to not get busted and sell. And I started to get arrested from time to time, but my father, since he was a Captain of Correction, he knew a lot of judges. So I was getting passes over and over again. And also my mother had money, so she always kept me with a paid lawyer. So every time I went, I’d get a dismissal, I would get, you know, a slap on the wrist, probation, another probation, one year probation, a five-year probation. Over and over again, I kept getting this break until one day, the only day that I was really, really sorta innocent,

Audience: Laughter

Dimas: I came out the house, and I’m walking. And I was going down to check on some of the workers, and all these cops pulled up surrounding me. And I was like, “I’m good. I’m not running. I don’t have anything.” And then when they pulled up, they took the drugs off this dealer that they had in the back of the car, and they came and put it on me. And they said, which is my street name, Daylight, they said, “Daylight, beat this one.” And I was like, “Oh, man.” And when I went to court and I had my lawyer, he came and he said, “Look,” he said, he said, “You’ve been arrested nine times already. You’ve beat nine different drug cases. We’re not beating this one.” He was like, “This one is looking serious.” So I was sent to Rikers Island. You know, I went in there for a year. And Rikers Island was hard. I aint’ gonna front, you know? I went in there. Everybody I knew from Queens said they were from Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, so I’m the only dude representing Queens. Like, “Where you from?” “I’m from Queens, at…” “Oh, Queens soft.” And the next thing I know, I’d be in a fight. Next thing I know, I’d be in another fight. I mean, it was horrible. Then finally, they put me into this thing called shock. Got out, came out. I was so excited. I, I just… Shock was like awesome. It was this military thing where you had to do 100 pushups and run miles a day and all this stuff. I came out with my mindset like, “Yo, I’m gonna, like, go straight. I’m gonna do the right thing.”

John: You’re listening to Pastor Dimas Salaberrios on Focus on the Family, and you can get his book, Street God, as well as a CD of this two-day broadcast to pass along to someone else when you call 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY, or request those and make a donation if you can at focusonthefamly.com/broadcast. Let’s return now to more from Pastor Dimas Salaberrios.

Dimas: And the only job that was available to me was White Castle. And let me tell you, all my manpower for $4 bucks an hour, it did not work. And at the end of the week, they gave me $75 dollars. I was like… When I was used to sometimes clocking a G in a hour, because this era that I’m talking about, there was one block in Queens that was owned by Fat Cat Nichols that made $150 thousand dollars a day. You’re talking, I mean, real money. So when I got this $75 dollars, I was like… I tried it for another week, and I was like, “I can’t do it.” And I went back into the drug world. And then this one girl, I’ll never forget, she gave me what I call the kiss of death. She was like, “Yo, smoke this with me,” and I was there. And then she turned this blunt around, put it in her mouth, and kneeled down and said… Now, I didn’t date her, I just liked her. And she said, “Put your lips on mine, and I will blow this smoke into you.” And I kneeled down. And what she blew into me was marijuana and crack cocaine. And I took a hit of that, and I was like, “Wow.” And I remember, I turned into, like, a fiend. But me and my friend, we’d be like, “No, we ain’t crack heads. We put weed in it.” Then the weed started getting smaller and smaller and the crack started getting bigger and bigger. And then people started looking at me, and I was all smoked out, losing weight. I started stealing people’s packages, messing up people’s money. My operation went to zero. And I had all these dudes that was chasing me, wanting to kill me. And I thank God my mother stepped in again. She said, “I’m gonna send you down south to stay with your brother.” I went down there. I tried to get high there. I couldn’t find a thing. I mean, he was in the woods,

Audience: Laughter

Dimas: in the o-… If you don’t have a car down there, it’s over. And I realized from those drugs, I lost all my self-esteem. I forgot who I was. Then I started to find myself again. I started to buy clothes, I started to get dressed, I started to remember I like this and like that, and all… Then I got myself together, and then he sent me back to New York. My mother called up, said, “I got the money to pay off some of these people you owe, the most wild ones,” and went and paid them all off. And I remember, I turned to my friend. I said, “Well, guess what we’re gonna do.” I said, “We’re gonna hustle crack, and this time, we’re not gonna use it.” Now some of you know for real, I never used it again. I just hustled it. And that time, I knew the mind of the addict. So I’m like, “Yo, I know how to win this thing.” And I trained all my workers with… It was kinda like… I used to call it the drunk man’s style. Like, we never drunk, but what I did was I would chop the stuff up, and put it in these smaller, like, bottles so when people would come, I would tell them if they give you a $10 dollar bill, act like you dizzy and you don’t know what you’re doing, and just give them $5. So everybody thought they were getting on me. Like, “Yo, this dude can’t count.” Well, what I was doing was, I was growing the market, and I took over this whole area. And then one day, I mean, I felt like I was on top of the world. I had a parole officer I had to report to, I was getting the GED program stuff going down, and I remember I walked in there to see the parole officer. And I was sitting there, and she said, uh, “I wanna talk to you.” I said, “How’s it going?” Said, “It’s going okay.” I said, “So what’s up.” She said, “You’re going back to jail.” She got up and handcuffed me. I said, “What? For what? I’m in a GED program. What’s going on?” She said, “You have turned in three dirty urines of cocaine back-to-back.” And I said, “I don’t even get high.” And then I thought about it. Like the move Breaking Bad, I was cooking the drugs and the cocaine was going in my pores, and I didn’t even know what pores were.

Audience: Laughter

Dimas: So then I’m sitting there, and I’m having flashbacks of Rikers Island. One time, this dude, you know, he sliced my face with a razor. Thank God, you know, was a dull razor, so I don’t have the big, you know, buck 50 sign that you see on some people. And, you know, he sliced me once. I started thinking about all the fights I had, and I was just sitting there. And while I was sitting there, she got up and walked out, and I just started to slip the cuffs to my knees, and then I put one foot over the other one. And one foot… Next thing I know, I’m sitting there with the cuffs in front of me, and I’m sitting there like, “All right, you pulled that off.” Then she came and she sat in front of me. I said, “Oh, shoot. She didn’t see it.” And she was like, “Okay. You’re gonna go to jail. It may be 90 days; it may be six months.” And I jumped and said, “No, I’m not.” And I grabbed the door and opened it. And now I’m running. And I was on the fifth floor, so would hit the s-… I always had a lot of heart, so I would hit the steps, and I’d just leap down the steps. I mean, heading with my face forward, bang, and I would hit the bottom. I was running, jump down, bang, and I could hear a army of cops coming down the steps after me. So I’m running, jumping, boom. Running, jumping, boom. I’m running… Now, I knew down at the bottom, it was always this officer there. And I said, “I gotta get around this dude.” So when I came around the corner, he wasn’t there. I wasn’t even a Christian, but I yelled, “Praise God,” and ran outside.

Audience: Laughter

Dimas: Now, I’m on Jamaica Avenue. This is, like, 42nd Street. I’m running, “Get out the way.” I’m knocking people down, running, “Move.” And I ran into this, uh, mall called the Gertz Mall and dipped inside of this barber shop. And nobody in the barber shop saw me, but I could hear them yelling, “Yo, they chasing this dude in the mall. Yo, they chasing this dude.” Then one of the managers opened up and saw me. I had the cuffs. I was like, “Yo, dude.” I was like, “Call my friend, please.” And I told him my friend’s name. And, uh, he was like, “All right.” Now this is the era, you gotta remember, of the big chains. I mean, if you had ropes, that was you. If you a fly, you had links. You know, you had the nice links and the medallion and all that. So my friend, he was, like, one of these links dude, and, you know, and we were doing that. So he said, “Yo, I, I gotta plan.” He said, “Stay right here.” He went down to one of the guys he bought the chains from, and he got a metal cutter. So he came and clipped my cuffs, and I said, “Put me in the barber’s chair.” He was like, “Are you crazy?” I said, “No, man.” I said, “Trust me.” I said, “If you put me in the barber’s chair and you just give me a shirt. They’re looking for somebody cuffed. They’re not looking for somebody with their hands moving.” So I was there getting a cut, and every time the cops came in there, I would just be like, “Yo, man. The Knicks, man. Yo, they let us down again. They’re garbage.” And then cops will walk out. So then one of the guys pulled the car around, and i got up, and I tried to act like I was short, walked, got in the car and took off. Now, where did I go? The worst place to ever go, the girlfriend’s house. That’s why you see on TV and the news, “Caught him at his girl’s house.” Went to my girl’s house, but I knew. I wasn’t stupid. I said, “I got, like, 20 minutes here.” So I went in there. We’re getting stuff together real fast, I call up one of my drivers, and he said, “Yo, I got somebody that can take off your cuffs.” He said, “It’s gonna cost you.” I said, “I don’t care. I’ll take care of him.” Guy came in, gave him $100 dollars, he took off my cuffs. And then I don’t know what came over me. I just said, “Yo, dude. What do you do for a living?” He said, “I’m a parole officer.” He went out the front door. We grabbed everything; we went out the back door. 10 minutes later, they rushed my girlfriend’s house, but I was gone. Then the next day was Halloween. So I told my girl. I said, “I got a plan.” Said, “What?” I said, “You got to give me a wig, you got to give me a dress.” I said, “We’re gonna go down south. We’re gonna get this money.” So on Halloween, I was the tallest woman you’ve ever seen.

Audience: Laughter

Dimas: Went through Amtrak, got on the train, went down, made it down south. And that’s when I hit street god status. I mean, we started making money like I’ve never seen before. We were in the middle of several drug wars. 30 of my friends got killed in, in between this timeframe. I mean, 30 of them were dead, and we’re just in this game. And now I’m seeing all this money coming. And then I get this crazy idea. I was like, “Man, I’m gonna go to New York. Gonna get a little chocolate tie, and what not. About to… You know, I want, I want to visit some people,” and all this. So I came to New York. And on my route driving to New York, there was this other drug dealer whose girlfriend was well known as a witch. I mean, this was some stuff that happens down south. And I’ll never forget. I was in this car sleeping, and we just heard the horns honking, “Ehh, ehh, ehh, ehh.” They just kept honking. And I remember, I woke up and looked, and I saw the girl driving past me like, looking at me like this. And we all saw her, and we were all, like, talking about it the whole ride. Like, “How did she see us? How did she find us?” We in the car. We got black tints. This ain’t even a car we use. And then we got all the way to New York, and I was walking down the street, and that girl popped out, grabbed my arm. I remember, I yanked my arm away from her, and she did some, like, weird move, and I just pulled it away. And lo and behold, when I got back down to North Carolina, it was like I completely lost my mind. I started to see things in shades of red. I mean, I was walking around the house trying to find a gun to kill myself. But part of me was trying to stop myself, but I was still moving. And one of my friends grabbed the gun and held it. And I tried to get it. He pushed me away. I got so angry, I went over the kitchen sink and just started to smash all the dishes with my fist. And that’s how I got a lot of scars on my hands today. Blood was flying everywhere. I looked outside. I saw someone had their door open, only down south. Not New York, but they had a door open, and I went running to their house. I don’t know to this day who they are. I open their front door, ran in through their living room and ran out their back door. Now could you imagine that? You sitting there, some dude running in, “Ahh,” blood everywhere, ran out. And everywhere I went from that point on, because news travels really fast in a town like Winston-Salem, so everywhere I went, blocks would clear. Like, I walk to a block, it was, “Sup, my man. How you doing? Hey, hey.” Block would be packed. I turn around, everybody was out. And I was like, “What’s going on?” And then I said, “Man,” I knew I needed help. So I called up my mother, and I said, “Ma,” I said, “I’m struggling. I need help.” Said, “This is hard.” And she said, “What’s going on?” I said, “It’s like I’m losing my mind. I’m seeing everything in red. Can you help me?” She said, “Why don’t you go to church?” I said, “Ma. I need real help,” and I hung up the phone, bang.

John: Wow. Well, I know you’re gonna want to tune in next time to hear how this story ends as we hear from Dimas Salaberrios on Focus on the Family.

Jim: John, what a cliffhanger. And remember, if you can’t be with us next time, get the CD or audio download so that you can hear the entire presentation. Or you can, uh, get the Focus on the Family app for your smartphone.

John: Yeah, those are available at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast or call us if you need further info. 1-800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY.

Jim: John, there’s so much to reflect on from what Pastor Dimas, uh, shared today. But I’d like to comment on just a couple of points. Um, Dimas said that it was seeing the movie Scarface, which was rated R, as a 10-year-old boy that inspired him to become a drug dealer. Think of that. One of the taglines for that movie was, “The world is yours.” And you can see how that would appeal to a young boy who had no power. And let me tell you parents, uh, movies have a huge impact on the hopes and dreams of your young people, so you need to help them choose carefully. And we can help you do that through Plugged In, Focus on the Family’s media review website. Uh, we are here to help you, uh, make those good media decisions for your family.

John: Yeah, look for the link for Plugged In online, and if you really want to stay current on your media choices, subscribe to The Plugged In Show podcast. Uh, the details are right there at the website.

Jim: Uh, if you’re the parent of teens, Plugged In is a must-have resource for you. Uh, our staff covers the whole gambit, movies, TV shows, music, and now video games, too, books, and even reviews on YouTube channels.

John: Yeah, it really is amazing what they do.

Jim: It sure is, John. Another point I’d like to make is that Dimas said his parents helped him avoid punishment. In fact, he had an attorney who managed to get a dismissal or probation for Dimas in nine, nine drug cases. And it just makes me wonder what would have happened if Dimas had really felt the full weight of the law the first time around or maybe the second. Maybe he would have figured out that the consequences for dealing drugs were just too painful. So parents, as hard as it might be, don’t shield your children from the penalties for their bad choices unless the punishment is truly unjust. If they pay the price now, chances are they won’t be paying a bigger price when they’re older. And obviously, God had a plan to redeem Dimas, but he also allowed a lot of painful consequences like a full year at the notorious Rikers Island prison there in New York.

John: Yeah, that’s a great point, Jim. And when your child is very young, that can be as simple as taking them back into the store if you discover they’ve stolen something. And, uh, confessing to an authority figure like the store manager can have a big impact on a youngster and can help them really count the cost the next time they’re tempted to cross the line.

Jim: Wow. You’ve never had to do that, have you?

John: Only a few times.

Jim: (laughs) Were, were you the kid or the parent?

John: I was the parent (laughs).

Jim: Well, (laughs) those are important lessons to learn. And I always didn’t do it that well. And Dimas had to learn some lessons, too, on a much bigger scale, obviously, even after he became a Christian. And we’ll hear more about that next time. But there’s so much more to this story than we’re able to share on the broadcast, so I’d highly recommend the book Dimas has written called Street God: The Explosive True Story of a Former Drug Boss on the Run from the Hood–And the Courageous Mission that Drove Him Back.

John: It really is a, a well-written account. One reviewer said, “Easy, entertaining and edifying. I especially recommend giving this book to young people who are living that lifestyle.”

Jim: I’d agree. And let me encourage you to get the book right here from Focus on the Family where the proceeds go right back into ministry. Help us as we support and save marriages, encourage parents, protect the lives of unborn babies and so much more. We’re a non-profit ministry, and we need your partnership. And if you can make a donation of any amount, I’d like to send you a copy of the book Street God by Dimas Salaberrios. Get in touch with us today.

John: And you can do that when you call 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY, or donate online and request your book at focusonthefamly.com/broadcast. As Jim mentioned, when you’re online with us, be sure to look for resources from our Plugged In team. That’ll keep you up to date on what’s going in popular media. And if you enjoyed today’s program, please tell a friend to tune in next time to hear how Dimas got to this point in his life.

Dimas: I remember I got up at that moment, I felt such a peace like never before. I mean, this incredible peace. I took all the crack out of my pocket. I started dumping it in the garbage. I looked up to Heaven. I said, “God, I’m never gonna sell crack again.”

John: On behalf of Jim Daly and the entire team, thanks for joining us today for Focus on the Family. I’m John Fuller inviting you back as we once again help you and your family thrive in Christ.

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“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.

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.

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,

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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 1

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

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

Mrs. Meg Meeker

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

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

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