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Finding Healing From Sexual Assault (Part 1 of 2)

Finding Healing From Sexual Assault (Part 1 of 2)

Leila Sommerfeld and Kathleen Terrill openly share about the pain and devastation they've experienced as rape survivors, and offer hope to women who've been sexually assaulted as they discuss the healing and restoration they've found through the power of God's love. (Part 1 of 2)

Opening:

John Fuller: On today’s “Focus on the Family,” we’re going to hear about a very serious and tragic reality in our world today and it’s a very mature topic. I’m gonna recommend that you direct the attention of young children elsewhere for the next 30 minutes.

Teaser:

Mrs. Kathleen Terrill: And so, I went to sleep that night, and I told myself no one ever has to know. I’m never telling anyone. This was such a shattering experience. To be that sheltered little girl and to have something like “date rape,” which that term in and of itself was foreign to me, it shattered everything I knew to be true about the world that I lived in

End of Teaser

Jim Daly: John, that comment is so heartbreaking and I do feel a sense of righteous anger over the fact that so many girls and women are victimized like that. The statistics are staggering. On average, a woman in America is raped every minutes of every day–1 in 6 women, perhaps more. It’s hard to find solid and consistent research, but they’re all in this range. But 1 in 6 women will experience sexual assault sometime in their lifetime. That’s 16 percent of women, compared to 3 percent of men. These numbers are horrifying, but they don’t reflect the devastation, the grief and shame that victims face afterwards. As we’re gonna hear today, women often suffer years, even decades from anxiety, fear, low self-esteem and broken lives.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and the Christian community especially needs to be aware of this evil in our culture and what we can do to help the victims to hopefully, engage Christ to find that healing for their soul, for their emotions, for their bodies. Today we’ll hear from two courageous women who were willing to share their stories with us. John, you met in the studio with them and you had an incredible conversation.

John: It really was. I met with Leila Sommerfeld and Kathleen Terrill. Kathleen is who we heard from in the clip there at the beginning of the program. Today Kathleen is the director of operations for Embrace Grace, which is a ministry that provides that kind of emotional and practical and spiritual help that you’re talking about, Jim, for young women and their families who are facing an unplanned pregnancy.

Leila is an author, a life coach and a former lay counselor and for many years she’s led a seminar for victims of rape and assault. And she’s written a book called Beyond Our Control: Restructuring Your Life After Sexual Assault. And we should mention, Jim, that Leila’s rape occurred more than 50 years ago and yet, the trauma she experienced is still fresh and she can still feel some of the emotions of that event. The good news though, is that both women share how God intervened miraculously in their lives, bringing peace and hope and restoration and healing.

Jim: And that’s why we need to address this difficult topic, because no matter how awful your circumstances are and no matter how badly you’ve been hurt or violated by someone else, God cares for you in amazing ways and at times you may not feel that. He does grieve over your pain and He wants to gently restore your life. If you’re suffering from tragedy, from brokenness or loss in your family or whatever your situation may be, please know that Focus on the Family is here to help you in any way we can. We have Christian counselors and resources that we want to make available to you.

John: And our number here is 800-A-FAMILY; 800-232-6459 or online find help at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio.

Jim: John, let’s get to your conversation now with our guests on today’s “Focus on the Family.”

Body:

John: Leila, let’s start with you. Many, many years ago, an awful thing happened to you, and it just changed your life forever.

Leila Sommerfeld: It did.

John: Take us back to that time and tell us when that was and what the circumstances were and what happened.

Leila: Okay. Well, it, the event happened the year that John F. Kennedy was killed. I remember that distinctly. And we lived way out in the country. We didn’t have any neighbors. I could see some neighbors below us, there were canyons, but we couldn’t talk, and so our house is pretty isolated.

And a neighbor, I didn’t know him, he was way far away, had broke[n] into my home and raped me while my children were in the house just a few feet away in another bedroom. And both of the doors were open, and I was so fearful; I didn’t resist because I was so fearful that they would be harmed or they would see what was happening. I knew what was going to happen.

It put so much fear into me, I didn’t want to be alone at night and I always begged my husband to come home before it got dark. And I used to carry a gun with me when I’d go out to feed the horses. I mean it’s just how much it paralyzed me.

John: So you were in an isolated location, the rapist broke in, in the middle of the night. Your husband wasn’t home?

Leila: No, he ironically, had gone to Mexico with my father to pick up a car. My step-mother had died down there. And so, he wasn’t expected to be back before midnight. And I don’t know how this person knew that he wasn’t coming back early; I have no idea.

John: But it was a nightmare.

Leila: He turned off the lights to the house, you know, up there.

John: So he cut the power?

Leila: Yes, he turned off the power and he went to the front door and back door and banged very loud, I mean very loud. I thought that was gonna wake the children up. And we had dogs, and they were barking and barking. And then he came up from behind me and grabbed me.

John: Hm.

Leila: And pushed me into the bedroom, and so I just didn’t want my children to see or hear anything.

John: Yeah.

John: Yeah, in fact I think in your book, Beyond Our Control, at one point you said you felt like [more] like a criminal than a victim.

Leila: Right. I felt like a criminal, and especially when I was asked for a polygraph. Of course, I understand they do that all the time. I didn’t at the time, and I thought, guys, couldn’t they tell by the way I looked and acted? And of course I passed it. And then it was just a really hard thing. And then when I first went to go before the judge, I was by myself, and I don’t know why I didn’t have my husband go with me.

John: Yeah, I was intrigued by that part of your story, that you grew up in a dysfunctional home, and you had kind of always taken care of yourself and manage things.

Leila: Always taken care of myself and managed. So, my mom had a lot of serious mental illness, you know, she couldn’t help it, and so I didn’t have any close relatives. I didn’t have anybody to talk to. My older sister was out of town.

John: And all of that led to you being in a courtroom by yourself?

Leila: Yes, coping by myself. And you know, you didn’t want to go to your pastor and you didn’t want to tell everybody. For some reason, we just feel shamed or embarrassed.

John: Now in your book, Leila, you describe something that you call an alarm reaction state and you said that affected you quite deeply.

Leila: Well,, we go into Posttraumatic Stress, and Posttraumatic Stress. You’re constantly looking over your shoulder. You’re constantly jumping at things. And of course you’re very suspicious.

John: And this became not just a little episode, but it became kind of an umbrella for how you operated in life.

Leila: It took over my life and for years I would sleep with my gun by my bed, my car keys; I was determined to make a quick getaway And of course, now I know Jesus is there. I know, but at the time I was so traumatized, I couldn’t think about Jesus or God. I just wanted that gun. When my husband was out of town one time, I slept at the front door with those things, the gun and the keys.

John: And this kind of PTSD effect on you and your emotional well-being and your physical health really took a toll.

Leila: It really affected me.

John: It took a toll on your marriage as well, didn’t it?

Leila: It took a toll on my marriage, and at the time I didn’t realize and in my book I say I didn’t realize my husband was going through this also in a different way, kind of a different way, and he didn’t know how to [react].

John: What were his reactions?

Leila: He tried to be loving, but he didn’t know what to do with me, and I really, if that had happened today, I would have been in counseling. I would have been in support groups. I would have had a Christian support group. And I think I went to a psychiatrist once, and I didn’t talk about my rape; I talked about my father.

John: Oh really. So there you are in the aftermath. You’ve got years of stress and hyper vigilance and fear, panic attacks, and you’re finding nobody is able to help you.

Leila: Panic attacks and there was nobody.

John: And your husband eventually left?

Leila: No, actually I divorced him, because I was so distraught and my mind was so [in turmoil]. I almost think I was crazy at the time, because I did end up checking myself into a mental hospital for three months. I just couldn’t cope and I didn’t know what to do. And of course, the enemy said, “Well, he’s not helping you, so you know, maybe you would be better off without him.”

John: So what did you do after you left him then? I mean did you try to find a place and settle down or [what]?

Leila: –I tried; I took the girls, got an apartment, tried to get a job and go to work, but was in such severe depression, I couldn’t work. I cried and cried and cried. I couldn’t stop.

John: Hm.

Leila: Any woman that has had any kind of sexual assault, because for one thing, when you go through trauma, it changes the wiring in your brain, and your brain is not the same. It doesn’t mean you can’t heal and move forward, but you think differently and you’re wired a little bit differently.

John: And you didn’t find anybody you could trust. You didn’t find anything that would alleviate that pain and that stress and anxiety.

Leila: Well, I did. My sisters were very comforting, but they both lived out of town, and my niece, who’s only 13 years younger than me, was very comforting. But again, everybody lived out of town.

John: Yeah.

Leila: And my two closest friends, they were very kind. They were supportive of me, but they didn’t know what to do with me.

John: Well, I appreciate so much your vulnerability, Leila, and that’s Leila Sommerfeld. We’re also talking with Kathleen Terrill on today’s “Focus on the Family.” You’ll find resources, help, and counseling assistance at http://focusonthefamily.com/radio, or when you call 1-800 A FAMILY.

And Kathleen, your story is different, but you went through a traumatic rape experience, as well. Take us back to that time; what life was like before and during and after that event.

Kathleen: Absolutely. I was raised in a very loving Christian home. I had an amazing relationship with my parents and my sister and just kind of that all-American family environment. I was also attending a private Christian school, and the senior year of my high school, at the age of 17, two weeks before my 18th birthday, a group of friends of mine and I were planning to go out for the night and just hang out together.

For whatever reason that night, everyone decided to cancel except for this one other guy in the group. And this guy was new to our school. I knew of him. He kind of had that bad boy image that was very intriguing to the sheltered girl in me. (Laughs)

John: So you were a little attracted to that aspect of life.

Kathleen: Yes, it was intriguing. I wasn’t necessarily attracted to him, but that persona was intriguing to me. So he invited me over. He said, “Well, why don’t we just go to my parents’ house and we can just watch a movie. Everybody else has canceled, so we’re already out of the house, so let’s go ahead and hang out.” So I agreed. And we went over to his parents’ house and I believed his parents were home. I later found out they weren’t.

John: Hm.

Kathleen: And as we began to watch the movie, we were sitting on the couch and he began to make advances towards me, trying to kiss me. And honestly I thought it was hysterical, like it was a joke, because it was the farthest thing that could be possible for my imagination for what he was trying to do.

John: He was probably not impressed by that response.

Kathleen: Not at all, I’m sure I’m sure. I’m sure that probably hurt his ego a little. And so I laughed and was, you know, “Come on, what are you doing? You know we’re not like that. We’re just friends.”

And then we were going back to watching the movie, and he tries again. And so, a little more forcefully I’m like, “Come on. Knock it off. It’s not like that; you know that.” And then he tries a third time, and by this point I’m getting angry. And so, I shift in my seat and I began to stand up to leave, like I’m not gonna tolerate this. And as I stood up, he then grabs me by the shoulders and forces me to the ground. And he forces me to the ground and pins me to the ground and then begins to tear and rip at my clothing to remove them.

And I remember that moment so vividly, thinking, This cannot be happening. What is happening right now? Just my mind could not comprehend the events that were taking place.

I don’t remember driving home. I don’t remember walking into my parents’ house. But I remember going into my bathroom that night and just the shock and the horror as I used the restroom and just found myself covered in all this blood. And so I went to sleep that night, and I told myself no one ever has to know.

I’m never telling anyone. This was such a shattering experience. To be that sheltered little girl and to have something like “date rape,” which that term in and of itself was foreign to me, it shattered everything that I knew to be true about the world that I lived in.

John: Why was that? The stigma? The shame? The embarrassment?

Kathleen: The shame was immediate. The shame was immediate, and it was palpable. The fear and the shame was completely overwhelming. And in that moment, my entire world had been rocked. Everything I knew to be true felt foreign suddenly, and that shame and that guilt felt almost like the only thing that seemed real. That shame and that guilt were so profound that I clung to those.

John: And this seems to be a very common reaction for victims of sexual assault that a flood of emotions, guilt, et cetera, as you’ve just shared.

Kathleen: Yes, absolutely.

John: And did that cloud of secrecy, that desire to keep all of that part of your life hidden, did that work for very long?

Kathleen: Well, in the coming weeks from my rape, I began to get sick, and as I got sick, it never occurred to me to take a pregnancy test; however, it was obvious that I had become pregnant via my rape.

John: And that certainly will expose the secret, won’t it?

Kathleen: Yes.

John: Because everybody then is eventually going to find out.

Kathleen: Right and so that’s where that fear came from, that if I was to share that I had been raped and that now I’m pregnant at my private Christian school that there would be disbelief and no one would believe me that I’m using perhaps rape as a cover-up story, and that would be the cover-up story for the pregnancy.

John: And Leila, this is, again, this is all very common to assault victims.

Leila: It is so common. I have been leading my recovery classes for at least 15 years, and they all, if they’ll write down what they want to be healed of, they’ll write down “shame.”

And it’s just, you know, I think part of that is because until now they are just coming out against sexual violence and we have a lot of organizations working to eliminate that. But the enemy says, first of all, the enemy says, “They won’t believe you. They’ll call you a bad girl. Well, why were you there? What were you wearing?”

John: Why didn’t you fight back, those kinds of things.

Kathleen: Uh-huh, yeah.

Leila: Or why did you go there?

John: Hm.

Leila: And so, we think maybe, part of us, we are to blame. Maybe, you know, maybe I should have been more careful or something like that.

John: Kathleen, did you experience those kinds of thoughts?

Kathleen: I knew that I was not to blame; however, there is this kind of twisting of thoughts the enemy most decidedly tries to do. However, I knew very clearly I had said “no” multiple occasions, that I had tried to leave, and I was physically restrained from being able to fight back. However, that’s what rape is. It’s not a sex crime; it is a violent crime, and it is all about power and control and that’s exactly what took place in my rape.

John: And going back, then, to the moment that you discovered you were pregnant, I’m sure your mind was racing.

Kathleen: Yes! (Laughing)

John: Did you decide at that point to start sharing what had happened?

Kathleen: No, I did not.

John: Okay.

Kathleen: So I continued to hide. I continued to withdraw. I pulled away from friends. I did what needed to be done in order to graduate and to finish out my senior year in high school, but I did not share the information with anyone. I literally lived with that secret throughout the continuation of that senior year in high school.

John: Okay.

Kathleen: It came to my graduation day, and I’m walking across the stage on graduation day, and the headmaster hands me my diploma and shakes my hand, and it was almost as if a light bulb went off in that moment. I’m standing on the graduation platform with diploma in hand, and it’s like a light bulb went off. Suddenly I became acutely aware of, Oh my gosh, I’m pregnant, and what am I going to do now?

John: I just got my diploma. I have a child I’m going to have. Oh my goodness.

Kathleen: So it was kind of like in that moment I had gotten to the point where, okay, they can’t kick me out of school now, and now I’ve got to face this thing. And my greatest fear, you know, throughout this whole time, was that no one would believe me. And as I’m sharing with my mother, who I loved more than anyone; she and I were so very close; she began to question me in almost an interrogation style line of questioning, just question after question after question. And as she’s questioning me, it occurs to me that she’s trying to find a hole in my story and oh my gosh–

John: She doesn’t believe you.

Kathleen: –she does not believe me. And that was crushing. That the one person I finally have confided in, the one person I love and respect and honor, does not believe me. And in that moment, my mother looked at me and she said, “You are not going to place this child for adoption. You are going to have an abortion.” And again, this is my mother, who is a godly woman. We were in the church, just an amazing Christian family. And to hear those words come out of her mouth, like my world was shattered. And the darkness I had been living in just grew immensely in that moment.

John: And was that then what you had to do was have an abortion?

Kathleen: Yes, so I was shattered, and I did not say “no.” And I remember that clinic so clearly, you know, showing, you know, you have a sonogram done, but yet at that point in time the screen’s turned away, I’m not able to look at the screen. There’s no sound of the heartbeat. There’s no evidence shown to me of the life that was growing inside. And so, we go through with the procedure and I remember the sounds so clearly, and just feeling so absolutely alone.

Kathleen: An interesting part to the story is there was a chair in that room, and I remember just needing something to focus my attention on and feeling so alone. And so, I sat, and you know, as the procedure is going on, I’m staring at this chair in the room. Many years later, the Lord took me through an amazing ministry time of healing, and it’s called Kairos in our church. It’s an appointed time with God where you get to just come and experience His love wash over you.

And I remember in that time I said to the Lord, “You know, I know your Word is true, and your Word says that You never leave us and that You never forsake us. Will You show me, God, where were You when I had that abortion?” And He instantly gave me the most beautiful picture, and it was a picture of Him, Jesus, sitting in that chair in the abortion room, and He was holding my hand. And His one hand was on top of my hand and the other was underneath my hand, and He was stroking my hand, gazing into my eyes in the midst of this procedure taking place. And He spoke two words to me that forever wrecked me. He said, “I understand.”

Now, was He saying the abortion was okay? Absolutely not. But He understood me and He didn’t run away. He understood my pain. He understood what I was experiencing and showed me that He was there with me through it all.

John: Hm, well, you two both have tremendous stories of pain, of difficulty. That’s a beautiful illustration of God being there, although you probably didn’t feel like He was there at the moment, did [you]?

Kathleen: No, feeling very alone in the time.

John: How do you deal with the question? I mean there are women listening right now who have gone through abortions and they don’t … they don’t have that kind of closure that you had, Kathleen. Or Leila, women who years later are still wondering, “Why didn’t God stop that?” How do you grapple with those questions?

Leila: Well, God doesn’t stop everything. He doesn’t stop everything. But, like Kathleen said, He is there, and when people said to me, “Well, where was Jesus?” I said, “I can tell you where He was. He was standing in the doorway of my children’s bedroom so they would not hear or see anything.”

John: Protecting them.

Leila: That’s where He was. And my, I truly believe now, you couldn’t have convinced me of it way back then, I believe now God does allow some things to happen in order for the healer to go on and become the healer. And people like Kathleen and I and hundreds of other women have gone on to have their ministry to reach out to women who are still in pain and have covered everything up and come to classes and seek healing and find Jesus at the heart of it.

 

Closing:

John: And that concludes part one of our conversation with Leila Sommerfeld and Kathleen Terrill, both survivors of sexual assault. This is “Focus on the Family” with Focus president, Jim Daly and I’m John Fuller.

Jim: What an amazing conversation, John and how thankful I am that Leila and Kathleen were so transparent in describing the trauma they experienced. Man, that is hard to do, but it will help, I hope, thousands. Thankfully we won’t end the story right here, because as we’ll hear next time, God really did step into their lives in such powerful ways, in ways that will give us all hope.

And I’m sure there are many people listening to us right now who understand the pain, shame and grief that Leila and Kathleen experienced. Maybe you weren’t assaulted or attacked by anyone, but you know the painful reality of spiritual warfare and brokenness and loss. As I said at the beginning, Focus on the Family is here to help you and I urge you to contact us for whatever resources you need–Christian counseling, prayer, encouragement. Whatever we can do, we will be here for you. Don’t suffer in silence and isolation. Let us share God’s love and hope for your healing in your life. Contact us today.

John: And our number is 800-232-6459; 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. Or you’ll find help at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio.

Jim: There are so many who contact us who cannot afford to pay for the counseling or resources that we can offer. But thanks to generosity of you and our friends, we’re able to keep answering the phones and e-mails and requests for help like this each and every day. But we need to hear from you. If you support the ministry regularly, thank you. Thank you for standing with us and being a partner to help these families who are in crisis.

If you haven’t supported the ministry or maybe haven’t supported us in a while, can I ask you to stand with us and be there for these families? Without you we can’t get it done and it is a beautiful thing when God puts that reminder on your heart to be there through Focus for these couples, for these broken families, for these broken people who have been injured in such a way. God cares for them, but if we don’t do something, they won’t know it. And I would ask you to step in the gap here with us. Do ministry through Focus. It’s your ministry being done through us and I would want to encourage you today to make a gift.

John: Well, we’d love to hear from you and you can donate at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio or when you call 800-A-FAMILY. And for a gift of any amount, we’ll send a complimentary copy of Leila’s book, Beyond Our Control. It’s our way of saying thank you for your financial support and it’s a great resource for you or your church to have.

And be sure to get the CD or download of the entire conversation with Leila and Kathleen. There is a lot more that we just couldn’t fit into today’s program.

Now coming up, we’ll continue and you’ll hear the miracle of restoration for victims of sexual assault.

Excerpt:

Mrs. Kathleen Terrill: One word from God can do what years of counseling can never do. And it was that one word from the Lord that really softened my heart and drew me back into His kindness to begin the healing.

End of Excerpt

John: Well, on behalf of Jim Daly and the entire team here, thanks for listening. I’m John Fuller, inviting you back next time, as we once again, help you and your family thrive in Christ.

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So, after all you’ve seen through the SeeLife ‘21 Episodic journey; what can you do now? We’ll share how you can partner with some amazing organizations that are making significant impacts in the pro-life movement! You want to Celebrate Life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

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

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Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

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Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

To be an effective parent, you must be a leader in your child’s life, guiding with a gentle hand and setting a solid example. Dr. Randy Schroeder provides the insight you need to be a leader-parent. As he explores the foundational Rs—relationship, routines, responsibilities, and rules—you’ll better understand the role you play in your child’s life. You’ll learn great phrases to employ such as “Either/Or/You Decide” and “When You/Then You”. While there is no perfect parent, this nuts-and-bolts material will equip you to lead your child in a loving, confident manner.

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

Dr. Randy Schroeder has spent more than four decades writing, counseling, speaking, and teaching. For nearly 25 years, he was Vice President of Student Personnel Services, Dean of Students, and a professor of pastoral counseling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. He’s also led a successful counseling practice helping individuals, couples, and families to thrive in their lives and relationships.

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Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

Effective parenting is now within your grasp! With this inspiring how-to comprehensive book, achieve extraordinary results in raising a child to be self-assured, self-reliant, and responsible! You will be able to successfully lead and lovingly encourage your child toward a Godly life!

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

God designed marriage to reflect His love to the world; and because of this, the enemy wants to destroy God’s beautiful design. Based on his book, Defending Your Marriage, Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff share about the reality of spiritual warfare against marriages, and how to combat the enemy’s lies with the truth of God. Couples will be encouraged that they’re not alone in the fight for a godly marriage and better equipped to be a shining example for the world around them.

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, apologetics, gender, and conflict resolution.  Tim and his wife, Noreen, are both on staff with Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships  where he is a co-host of The Art of Relationship podcast. 

Defending Your Marriage

Is your marriage under attack? Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. Internal conflicts or external pressures might make you wonder if something sinister is going on. How can you tell if you’re facing spiritual opposition? And what can you do about it? Tim Muehlhoff provides a straightforward resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. He looks at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities. And he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

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Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

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.

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

As a spouse, you have three roles to play—a friend, a partner, and a lover. On this one-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Pastor Kevin A. Thompson explores those different roles and challenges you to live them out by investing emotionally, physically, and mentally in your relationship. As friends, he suggests we learn to play and laugh together. As partners, he equips us with solid ways to handle conflict and communication. As lovers, he offers some thoughts on how to bring back the sizzle. He shares five keys to saving your marriage: humility, respect, mercy, communication, and resilience. You’ll be encouraged to intentionally invest in your marriage.

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

Kevin A. Thompson (MDiv, Beeson Divinity School) is lead pastor at Community Bible Church, a growing multi-site church with four locations in western Arkansas. Every year he meets with nearly one hundred couples with a range of needs, from pre-marital counseling to navigating the most serious betrayals. A marriage and parenting conference speaker, he and his wife, Jenny, have two children and live in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He blogs at kevinathompson.com.

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

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

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

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

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

Mr. Greg Koukl

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

Bundle of Why Your Kids Misbehave

Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

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

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

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

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

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

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Dr. Lee Warren

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

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

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Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

Cover image of Jodie Berndt's book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children"

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

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

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

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

Mrs. Meg Meeker

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

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

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

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