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How a Former Abortion Doctor Became Pro-Life

How a Former Abortion Doctor Became Pro-Life

Dr. Patti Giebink shares her inspirational story of how God changed her heart so that she stopped performing abortions and instead became a staunch advocate for the pro-life movement.
Original Air Date: July 16, 2021

John Fuller: Welcome to another Best of 2021 episode of Focus on the Family. Today we’re featuring the powerful story of a former abortion doctor for Planned Parenthood.

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Dr. Patti Giebink: And I just intensively was studying the Bible with direction and understanding it, and at some point … And I, I don’t exactly know when, but it became so clear to me that, that God is a God of life. That’s His character. That’s His heart. There should be no question.

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John: That’s Dr. Patti Giebink describing how God brought her out of the abortion industry and transformed her life. She’s our guest today on Focus on the Family, and your host is Focus President and author Jim Daly. I’m John Fuller

Jim Daly: John, we had a fascinating discussion with Patti. And looking back, I see two powerful themes in our conversation. First, God’s word changes people. I’m sure it has changed you. As you’ll hear later, a friend happened to invite Patti to church, and when she heard the Bible taught for the first time, she said the scales fell from her eyes. It’s a good reminder that the Holy Spirit does the work. We just have to introduce people to God’s word. Patti also reminded us that advocating for life is a spiritual battle. We can’t expect to win others over with simple logic and science unless we reflect the love of Christ.

John: I really agree with you about that, Jim and Dr. Giebink’s story is remarkable. As a listener, you can find out more in her book Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life. Get in touch with us to learn more about getting a copy. Our number is 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY. Let’s go ahead and revisit this Best of 2021 episode on today’s Focus on the Family.

Jim: Patti, welcome to Focus on the Family.

Dr. Giebink: Thank you.

Jim: I’m actually thrilled to talk with you because you have such a unique perspective, given the journey God has, uh (laughs), put you upon. I mean, eh, it’s amazing. Um, how were you first exposed to abortion? Let’s start there.

Dr. Giebink: Well, that’s a good question. Um, I grew up in a very liberal household, and I remember talking to my dad when he was, uh, an intern, and he was … He talked about the, uh, illegal abortions and women coming to the ER, and, uh, infected and bleeding, and … So, I, um, kind of went down a path of being pro-choice, never really thinking I would become an abortion doctor. That wasn’t, it wasn’t really my plan. With all the history pre-Roe v. Wade, women dying or becoming physically injured by illegal abortions, you know, that’s what was so prevalent among these women’s groups when I was in medical school. And I studied Roe v. Wade, read a lot of books on it, and the interesting thing is … And so, between my, my dad and what I was hearing and … I didn’t know that the numbers were inflated of the number of women dying every year from illegal abortion.

Jim: Correct. They just picked a number.

Dr. Giebink: Well, I suppose I had my “aha” moment when I was reading Bernard Nathanson’s book. Dr. Nathanson is a former abortion doctor. He has since died. But he talks about pre-Roe v. Wade how they knew that the only way they were going to get public support was to inflate the numbers-

Jim: Of women dying-

Dr. Giebink: And, of women dying-

Jim: In back-alley abortions, so-called-

Dr. Giebink: From illegal abortions. The, the deaths and the injury. And so, they really inflated the numbers. And of course, I didn’t know that. A-a-and it just really stopped me in my tracks, and, and I thought, okay, the foundation for doing what I was doing was gone.

John: Because it was predicated on a lie-

Dr. Giebink: On saving women’s lives.

John: Yeah.

Dr. Giebink: Providing good health care, saving women’s lives, keeping them from, um, some unsafe thing. And I remember the women in a, uh, pro-choice women’s groups had significant history, and they would talk about their experiences. And it wa-, it was awful. Um, I think we have learned so much since Roe v. Wade. Um, ultrasound was probably not even available in early Roe v. Wade. It was just in its infancy, and so there wasn’t that option. And we didn’t know everything we know now, so in the mid-’90s, 1990s, when I was working at Planned Parenthood and I said, “Well, it’s just tissue. You know, it’s, it’s just tissue.”

Jim: Yeah. L-let’s go back to 1995. You began working at Planned Parenthood. Uh, describe … I think the first two years, you were part time-

Dr. Giebink: Yeah-

Jim: And then your third, in your third year, you became full-time.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: So just describe that decision and your own practice. You sold it, and then you moved into full-time eventually with Planned Parenthood.

Dr. Giebink: Well, I had my own practice. Um, I was very busy in obstetrics, delivering babies, and the solo, uh, abortion doctor wanted to retire. So, he made an arrangement with Planned Parenthood, and they approached me and asked me if I would do abortions one day a week-

Jim: Hmm.

Dr. Giebink: Their abortion day. They didn’t do abortions every day. They did them only as often as they had people. So, I would be doing, delivering babies like the day before and the day after, and then-

John: Hmm.

Dr. Giebink: I’d go do the abortion day. Um, which at the time wasn’t too bad. I mean, it wa- … Uh, when I think back and I think, well, that’s kind of mentally schizophrenic, you know. Working really hard to save my OB patients and their babies and, and then the next day going in and doing pregnancy terminations.

Jim: Did, did that plant a seed of doubt for you? I mean, you describe it like that now. Was that the beginning of your uneasiness or your wrestling with this? Was that contradiction that you had to live through?

Dr. Giebink: Not really. Um, I think sometimes, as a, in order to do abortions, we put pretty thick blinders on. You know?

Jim: Yeah.

Dr. Giebink: Stay focused. Um-

Jim: That’s, that’s the big part of the story, right?

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: I mean, you’re just, in essence, a scientist, and you’re performing a scientific routine-

Dr. Giebink: Right-

Jim: To take care of this woman’s difficulty.

Dr. Giebink: Right.

Jim: In that regard, uh, while you’re at Planned Parenthood, you wanted to do more to invest in women’s health care, and, and Planned Parenthood didn’t respond that well to that. What, what was that contradiction that you saw working at Planned Parenthood?

Dr. Giebink: When they, um, made me an offer to close my practice and work there full-time, I don’t even remember how I considered it, but I did, and I ended up closing my practice and working there full-time. And again, still just doing abortion day and then doing non-abortion things on the other days that I was working there, which could be OB ultrasound, dating ultrasounds, um, GYN exams.

Jim: But in that healthcare, uh, desire, you kind of were met with, uh, a cold shoulder is the way I read it, that they weren’t as interested in providing health care. They were about queuing up the abortions, and let’s keep it moving forward, basically. Did I read that correctly?

Dr. Giebink: Yeah. Make no mistake they’re about money. And abortion is their top moneymaker. And I remember that we had a point where we’d break even, we had to do at least I can’t remember if it was 8 or 10 procedures to break even on abortion day. And of course, then we had considerably more procedures so then anything above that would be profit. My passion has always been to help women. To provide good health care. And I didn’t when I was working part time, I didn’t, you know, abortion days were really crazy, and I didn’t really think about – Is this good health care or not? It was just, you know, busy, but when I worked there full time, it really became apparent to me that. That my hands were tied as far as providing good health care,

Jim: That wasn’t the objective-

John: for Planned Parenthood

Jim: … is the point. Yeah.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah, yeah.

Jim: And the tying of the hands was just that, right?

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: That’s not our number one priority.

Dr. Giebink: They have, at that time, it was pages and pages in a big, thick manual about protocol and what you can do and what you can’t do. What you can say what you can’t say. What your job is. And it was very clear to me that I was a technician. It wasn’t my job, really, to counsel or do anything that isn’t in the manual.

Jim: I-I-in fact, you had a woman show up at the clinic who was struggling with that decision. Describe that interaction and what was the outcome.

Dr. Giebink: Well, like I said in the book, I didn’t really see the patient until she got into the exam room, the procedure room, which was a very small room. And she’d already been, paid her money, been counseled, signed all the forms, had her labs, her ultrasound, and then she comes into the room, and I have about two minutes to talk with them before I start the procedure. Um, and I always kind of get a feeling for if … She was really ambivalent. She was clearly undecided. And I said, “You know, you, you seem to be struggling.” She said, well, she really didn’t want to do this, but she already paid her money, and she traveled to get there, and so she might as well just go through with it.

Jim: Mmm.

Dr. Giebink: And I said, “Well, you know, you can reschedule. If, if you’re unsure, reschedule. Come back in when, you’re sure.”

Jim: Take more time to think about it.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah. You know, you don’t have to do this today. She was so afraid she wasn’t going to get her money back. And I said, “You will get your money back.” Um, but she said, “No, I just want to go through with this.” And so, I did. And, uh, I probably said that one too many times, where I said, “You know, you, you, you don’t seem to have your mind made up, and maybe you should just reschedule.” That was kind of what I would say if they seemed to be kind of uncertain. And I guess that wasn’t the, the company line.

Jim: The handlers weren’t happy with that.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: That’s terrible. Uh, you do, in the book, describe that tumultuous environment at Planned Parenthood. Um, just speak to the clinic itself. A lot of lot of people listening have never had that experience, obviously, and maybe they’ve had a friend. But describe what your experience was as a physician working in there, the cleanliness or the lack thereof, the, the orderliness or the lack thereof, with the clinic itself.

Dr. Giebink: It was a small building. It, it really wasn’t all that clean, and in the three years that I was involved with Planned Parenthood there, I never saw anybody from the health department.

Jim: Hmm.

Dr. Giebink: Never. And the, the people that they had counseling were not necessarily professional counselors, but all they had to do was read the script and get them to sign. I, many years later, I went back into the same building, and it had been converted, uh, first into a branch of the Pregnancy Resource Center-

Jim: Which is a pro-life group.

Dr. Giebink: Pro-life group.

Jim: (laughs)

Dr. Giebink: And, but the first time I went into the building, I think I lasted about 20 seconds before I had to run back out, and that was after it had been cleaned up, and I know, um, the Pregnancy Resource Center and the, uh, founder is a good friend of mine, and she was telling me about when, eh, eh, first of all, they bought the building anonymously. Um, a name, actually, Cattle on a 1000 Hills, um-

Jim: (laughs)

Dr. Giebink: They bought the building. And she said when they went there, it was, it was just filthy. And I said, yeah. I mean, I, it just didn’t have that level of cleanliness that a, a private clinic would have.

Jim: Well, let me just add in there, uh, Patti, which is so important. So many states that support abortion do so little to regulate those clinics, that they are, they, they’re just filthy and so far under the standard. And there have been some courageous people that have had to, you know, try to document that on video. And they are the ones that end up in jail. It, it’s so bizarre. And everybody’s claiming to be pro-woman, and yet, they let these women go into these environments that are disgusting, that are so far below even third world standards, in some cases, that it’s terrible. It shows you their support of the ideology over truly the well-being of a woman, and that, that’s plain to see. If you fight in this arena spiritually, you see it as clear as day. And again, you’ve seen both sides of this, and it’s, it’s what’s so amazing about your story. In that context, um, let’s move to your spiritual development. I mean, you’re working at Planned Parenthood. A friend, I believe, invites you to come to a church around the corner from the clinic, if I remember the story correctly.

Dr. Giebink: Um, just mention there was a new pastor at this church, and I wasn’t really looking for a church. Um, I was kind of going down the new age path, searching. You know, people who are in new age and other things are, are searching. And he just kind of off-hand said they have a new pastor. You might like this church. And I had, I didn’t know anybody in the church. Very small, and, but they had a new, young pastor, and I was just captivated. And for the first time in my life, I just felt so drawn to this church and to the Bible. And I, i-i-it’s like they talk about in, in the Bible about the scales coming-

Jim: Hmm-

Dr. Giebink: Falling off your eyes, and so I started reading the Bible and, and starting to understand it, and I, for about a year and a half, I just intensively studied the Bible. I didn’t have a real job at the time, and I just intensively was studying the Bible with direction and understanding it. And at some point, and I, I don’t exactly know when, but it became so clear to me that, that God is the God of life. That’s His character. That’s His heart. There should be no question.

Jim: That’s powerful.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: People can’t miss that. I mean, you’re coming from a, being an abortion doctor, going to this church, reading the scripture deeply, perhaps for the first time-

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm-

Jim: And your conclusion, as a very smart person, is God is a God of life.

John: Hmm.

Jim: That’s what, that is what we proclaim. That’s our only-

John: Yeah-

Jim: Beef-

Dr. Giebink: Yeah-

Jim: With the abortion industry (laughs) is that it’s the exact opposite of God’s heart for His creation.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: Then what happened?

Dr. Giebink: Well, that’s all God. I mean, I, I can’t take any credit for any of this journey because I wasn’t, I wasn’t looking. I was searching for something bigger than, you know, what, at the beginning. Another piece of the puzzle that’s so important is that in 2004, I started working with a very solid pro-life Catholic doctor in our small town. She was unapologetically pro-life. And I was still kind of in that, I wasn’t admitting that I had changed, and I … Because basically all my friends and most of my family were pro-choice, and … But just listening to her and her courage … And she gave me strength to start thinking more of, of that. And so, by 2006, which was the first Vote Yes for Life campaign, were really kind of, uh, the first time I really stepped out and said, you know, I’ve, I’ve changed. So that’s from 2001 to 2006. You know, that’s five years of gradual, painful, uh, realization.

Jim: Yeah, and that’s, you know, that’s the sanctification process-

Dr. Giebink: Yeah-

Jim: That’s what happens.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: And that’s what’s so wonderful about the Lord removing the scales from our eyes, right?

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: And then we begin to see what is true.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: That He is a God of life.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: You know, as you said. And that’s what’s so beautiful. You, you found out that a pro-life woman … I think she was a nun, had been praying for you for 10 years. I love this aspect of your story because it shows that the prayers of the righteous availeth much, right? (laughs) And so this is awesome that people were praying for you, by name-

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm-

Jim: They knew what was-

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm-

Jim: Taking place, but they still took the time to … And really, uh, fair definition, to love you enough to pray for you.

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm. She still prays for me.

Jim: (laughs) That is good.

Dr. Giebink: She’s 90 … She’ll be 91 this month.

John: Huh. And you had never met her-

Dr. Giebink: I had never met her-

John: During that process.

Dr. Giebink: Never. No. She wrote me a letter, uh, in December 2006, and I was stunned. And she said, this was now 10 years that she had been praying for me, based on an article in the local newspaper, and she saw my name, and, and what caught her attention was I said something, “Well, it wasn’t my goal to do a, abortions full-time.” And she hung on that statement and started praying for me and then wrote me a letter when, through the Vote Yes for Life campaign, I actually ended up doing a TV commercial where basically I said who I was and what I used to do and that I was asking them to Vote Yes for Life on this-

Jim: Ballot initiative.

Dr. Giebink: Ballot initiative. And so, she saw that, which was confirmation of her, 10 years. And then she, she took the initiative to write me a letter. Didn’t have the right address. It went to the wrong clinic. But it found me.

John: Hmm.

Dr. Giebink: And I was just flabbergasted. I, I was just stunned.

Jim: Mmm. Yeah. And, and it’s a beautiful story of the things we can do. Um, and, you know, also the things we should not do. In that regard, when you look at the battle, and you go, we, we see this as a spiritual battle-

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm-

Jim: You know, uh, we’re all created in God’s image. Even those that are on the abortion side are created in God’s image, and we need to respect that, certainly, as believers in Christ. So, what are the things that you’ve learned, Patti, about the battle, and especially being in both camps, as you have been? What are the lessons that you can share with us and ways to be effective in communicating God’s truth, that He loves them, He cares for them, but that He is a God of life? I love that description. What have you learned, from both perspectives?

Dr. Giebink: Um, when I was doing abortions, and there would be people protesting on the sidewalk as I would be driving in, uh, they never really screamed at me or anything, but it, it never made me reconsider what I was doing. Um, and I, the more I think about it, we’re not going to make progress if we just stand on opposite sides of the street calling each other names.

Jim: Right.

Dr. Giebink: And so really the reason I wrote the book was I want both sides to see the other side. I, I want people to be, I want to challenge their thinking. Because I, I hear things that aren’t quite true on both sides.

Jim: Hmm.

Dr. Giebink: So, I really want, want people to, to have a little more understanding.

Jim: In that regard, because, again, uh, I want people to walk away with something in their hands, that specificity of what to do, what is that, or the two or three things that actually do make a difference?

Dr. Giebink: Words are important. I think of the women who have been hurt by abortion, and, and, you know, they don’t come up to you and say, “You know, I’ve been hurt by abortion.” Well, now, they come up to me because I think they feel like I’m safe. But I think of the churches, and nobody wants to add pain to women and people who’ve been hurt by abortion. But in churches, oftentimes, the, the things that the pastors say, or the other very well-meaning people are very hurtful, and I think we need to make our churches a safe place for all sinners. I think of the women who’ve had an abortion, could be 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago … Um, all families, I believe, have been affected by abortion. They just don’t know it.

John: Mm-hmm-

Dr. Giebink: It might have been a grandmother who might’ve had an abortion pre-Roe v. Wade or post-Roe v. Wade. Um, I, I just really believe that everybody has been affected.

Jim: Sure. Uh, Patti, right at the end here, uh, I’m mindful, as we always are, John, that people listening, women particularly, but men, too, where abortion has impacted them directly, a woman made that choice, she may have never shared that with anybody-

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm-

Jim: And she’s in a church now, and she’s given her life to the Lord.

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm-

Jim: And that was a decision that may have been made 10 years ago, 20 years ago. Who knows? Forty years ago. And she still carries that burden. And obviously, uh, as a doctor, but also as a Christian woman, what would you say to her now?

Dr. Giebink: Tell someone. Speak up. Um, confront your pastor. Not in front of the whole church. You know, pull them aside and say, you know, I, I, I, I respect that, that you’re pro-life and everything, but I’ve been hurt by abortion. I’m sure there’s other people. And we need to find a different language. We need to find compassion. Um, we are all sinners. Um, if a pastor of a church doesn’t hear now and then from somebody in his church who’s been hurt by abortion, then that pastor should wonder, why aren’t people speaking up? How can I be a safe place? Maybe you just need to announce that, you know, that you’re open to meeting with people who have been hurt by abortion. You’re not, you’re not judgmental, and you want to lead them to a path of healing or provide resources. And I remember a friend of mine said something about making our neighborhoods safe. You know, do you know your neighbor? Do you have a young woman who might be in a crisis? Are, are we reaching out to them, or are we just in our own little world where we’re surrounded by other people that look and act like us? I quoted Moshe Dayan at a conference I did a couple weeks ago, and he was a freedom fighter for Israel, and he said, “If we want to make peace, we don’t talk to our friends. We have to talk to our enemies.”

John: Hmm.

Dr. Giebink: So, we have to reach out in some way, even if it’s not about this topic. Um, for me, I have to force myself. I have to think, okay, how, how can I reach out? Talk about the weather. Talk about something. And so, for, for my family, I just try and love ’em where they are. Love ’em where they are, and, and hope that they will see the change in me and eventually ask, you know, or read the book.

Jim: (laughs) That’s a good starting point. Patti, this has been great. I’m reminded of that wonderful scripture, Romans 2:4, uh, “Don’t you know it’s God’s kindness that leads one to repentance.”

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: And that pulses through me when I’m engaging with people from Planned Parenthood or the abortion industry or NARAL. For that matter, the LGBTQ community, as well.

Dr. Giebink: Yeah.

Jim: Um, that’s how they’re going to be attracted to the gospel. That’s what the Lord does. And, uh, just knowing that He cares for every person again and that nobody’s beyond His reach. That’s what I hear you saying loud and clear-

Dr. Giebink: Yes-

Jim: And we need to pray for those people. And I want to congratulate you again, for, uh, you know, again, you had to have an open heart. You’re in the, the mire of the battle when you were working for Planned Parenthood. You could’ve easily kept the blinders on. But something in your heart kept you moving in a direction toward God’s heart-

Dr. Giebink: Mm-hmm-

Jim: And I’m very intrigued by that because that is the great part of the journey for everyone-

Dr. Giebink: Hmm.

Jim: Who sees the truth and embraces God’s love and moves forward in that regard.

John: And that’s how, Jim, you concluded this conversation with Dr. Patti Giebink. It rightfully is a Best of 2021 episode on Focus on the Family. And we do recommend you follow up on this very important topic. Get a copy of Dr. Giebink’s book Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life.

Jim: John, let me turn to the listener, and I hope Patti’s story has encouraged you. God is working to change hearts. That’s what he does, and he can use you to help women who are considering abortion. We often mentioned this statistic. About 60 percent of abortion minded women will choose life once they see their baby through that ultrasound. So please join us in ministry as we help women in crisis. Our Option Ultrasound program equips pregnancy resource clinics around the country, and we estimate a gift of $60 can save a baby’s life.

John: It’s pretty incredible, and we invite you to join the support team for Option Ultrasound. Give a gift of $60 and as our way of saying thank you we’ll send a copy of Patti’s book Unexpected Choice. Call us today to donate and get that book. Our number is 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY. 800-232-6459. Or you can learn more at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast.

Jim: And John, I’ll remind listeners about our matching gift opportunity here at the end of the year. Some generous friends of Focus have committed to match your donation dollar for dollar. And we rely on your partnership to continue reaching out to women in crisis and families who are hurting. So please join us in ministry and be generous when you give to Focus on the Family today.

John: Again, you can donate by calling 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY or online at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. And I do hope you’ll make plans to join us next time as we take a look at spiritual warfare in your marriage.

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Noreen Muehlhoff: The scriptures begin with a marriage. It’s Adam and Eve. It’s an important institution. It reflects the image of God himself. And so, wouldn’t it make sense if Satan wants to attack God, that he would attack the thing that reflects his image?

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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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Do you love your spouse, or do you truly cherish them? Gary Thomas encourages couples to make a daily effort to go beyond the ‘duty’ of love, and combat the natural inclination to drift apart, by choosing to see the best in their spouse.

Mr. Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is an international speaker and best-selling, award-winning author whose books include Married SexSacred Marriage and Sacred Parenting. He has also written numerous articles for several prominent national magazines. Gary and his wife, Lisa, reside in Texas and have three children. You can learn more about Gary by visiting his website, www.garythomas.com.

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

“Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another.” Those are the powerful words of bestselling author Gary Thomas in his newest book–Cherish. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, it is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words.

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

Discover the amazing work our PRC’s Directors, Nurses, and Volunteers are making in their communities! You’ll see firsthand testimonies of a PRC in action, and that there are other options outside of abortions! You’ll also discover how your family can support your local PRC!

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

Hear real life stories of parents who have made the decision to choose life even though the circumstances were overwhelming. You’ll see why “ALL” life is precious to God and why choosing life is always the right decision!

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

Have you ever wondered what a baby looked like in the womb? With today’s technology, Moms and Dads can see the baby’s heartbeat, facial expressions, and movements! You’ll find out why more women choose life once they hear their baby’s heartbeat and realize it’s a real living human!

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 5: It’s Going to be Amazing!

After a couple has chosen life, hear the heartwarming stories of children that culture would have cast aside, yet are making tremendous impacts in their communities. Whether the diagnosis was adverse or the circumstances were difficult, these stories will inspire you to come along side of families who have chosen life!

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

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

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Jodie Berndt

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

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Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

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

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

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

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Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

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

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

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

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

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

Defending Your Marriage

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

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

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Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

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Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

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

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

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

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

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

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

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

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

Mr. Greg Koukl

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

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

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

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.

Cover image of the book "Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life"

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.

Headshot of Focus on the Family broadcast guest Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt

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

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

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

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

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

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

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

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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.

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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