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Living Out Your Faith in Today’s Culture

Living Out Your Faith in Today’s Culture

Television producers Mark Burnett and his wife, Roma Downey, discuss their desire and efforts to create high quality, biblically-themed movies and TV shows that promote faith-based values and the message of God's love. The couple highlights their new film Resurrection, a dramatic retelling of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and rise from the dead.
Original Air Date: March 26, 2021

Excerpt:

Roma Downey: Before we would shoot that, um, scene Jim, we, we would join hands and we would pray that, um, you know, that the Holy Spirit would move through us and would go out from us or through the camera and touch people’s lives. And I just feel so privileged that I have been used in that way.

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John Fuller: That’s Roma Downey, she’s an award-winning actress and producer, and she’s describing how her faith in God has been an integral part of everything she does and how she lives. Today on Focus on the Family, Roma Downey and her husband, Mark Burnett are with us. Uh, they’re going to encourage you to live out your faith in the same kind of way with courage and authenticity. Thanks for joining us today for Focus on the Family. I’m John Fuller and your host is Focus president and author Jim Daly.

Jim Daly: John, we’re one week away from Easter, the most significant day of the year, commemorating, uh, when Jesus Christ rose from the dead and literally transformed the world. As Christians, I don’t think we can understate the importance of the resurrection because it fulfills all the promises of God. That he loves us and cares for us, and that he wants to wash away our sins. I mean, these are wonderful truths that Jesus fulfilled and of course the best truth of all, that we get to spend eternity with him. I get excited about that. It is not just the good news, it’s the great news for humanity. And it’s easy for that message sometimes to get lost in this popular culture and all the materialism that we have, et cetera. We tend not to think about things of faith. Well, we’re going to concentrate on that today.

John: And that’s why we have Mark and Roma with us. Um, they have a release of a new movie called Resurrection, which comes out on Discovery Plus this weekend. And it really is inspiring.

Jim: It is. And I’m looking forward to talking with them about it. Mark and Roma, welcome back.

Roma: Oh, hello. It’s so great to see you guys and be with-

Mark Burnett: Yeah, we miss you Jim. Honestly, seeing you now on the screen, I just wish you were walking in the front door today. We really miss you.

Jim: Well, that is so sweet. And we appreciate it. And, uh, man, tell us, just give us that quick overview of Resurrection. Then I’m going to ask you some questions about the culture, and then we’ll get back to this release of the greatest truth ever told, but what inspired you to do Resurrection?

Roma: Well, listen, we’re all just coming through one of the worst years that we’ve ever experienced with the COVID pandemic, and Mark and I, in conversation with each other said, “Wouldn’t it be great if we were able to release a film that told the story of hope?” And surely there’s no greater hope story in the world than the story of the resurrection. So we, we rushed with our editors to put this beautiful film together. We thought around Christmas time that perhaps we would have still had the opportunity to get it into theaters, but it became clear that that wasn’t going to happen, uh, because of pandemic. And so, we’re delighted to being able to partner with Discovery Plus, which is a brand-new platform, very family friendly platform.

Jim: Excellent.

Roma: And the movie will start on the 27th of March.

John: Well, we are so glad for that opportunity for our listeners to be able to see that. And, um, I should mention Mark Burnett is… I didn’t give your bio. I’m so sorry for that. We got rolling here. (laughing) So Mark Burnett is chairman of the MGM worldwide television group. He’s executive producer of a number of major TV shows, you know them, Survivor, Shark Tank, The Voice, he’s produced more than 3,200 hours of television programming, which regularly airs in more than 70 countries worldwide. Roma Downey is a producer. As I mentioned earlier, she’s an actress, author, and is the president of Lightworkers Media, which is the faith and family division of MGM studios. And probably best known still for her role in Touched by an Angel, and together they’ve done so many different faith-based programming, uh, ventures, including the Bible mini-series, uh, the son of God and the mini-series A.D. the Bible Continues, which we’ve talked about before, Jim.

Jim: Yeah. So, let’s go to this question. What motivates the two of you to do this? I mean, I know you have a strong faith, but you’re working in Hollywood, you probably think, “I got to keep our, my head low,” but you don’t. You say, “Okay, we’re going to use the best resources, the best actors, and we’re gonna do this well.” And we’re so proud of you for what you’ve done there. And you do it in such gracious ways. It’s not a finger wagging way in any sort of way. What motivates you to speak about your faith the way that you do?

Mark: Well, part of it is we get to work together on these projects, you know, and shoulder to shoulder, side by side. And it really gives us a good feeling. It feels good. We have fun doing it, and it’s important. And we believe. Someone, Jim, said to us once, two things, first of all, “Don’t do it together as a married couple, your marriage won’t survive the rigors of a foreign production.” That was wrong because not only did we survive, we thrive, right? And there was a said, “Your careers are very good in Hollywood. You’re very successful. Making Bible-based stuff would diminish your careers.” In fact, the opposite happened. We thrived again. So literally giving ourselves to this has improved our marriage, our family, our lives and our careers. And so, there’s a supernatural element to that. We know that. We don’t always understand, we don’t need to completely understand how all these things happen, but we know that by giving ourselves to this, this happens.

Jim: You know Mark and Roma, what’s so great about that, that applies to anybody doing anything, right? If you have that faith in Christ, um, go for it. Don’t hold back and trust him to give you that peace in that comfort, but be out there for him, right?

Roma: Yeah, absolutely. And we do, we are out there for him. I mean, I think I learned back in my years, Jim, working on Touched by an Angel, um, and that little clip that you played at the beginning reminding me that Della and I, Della Reese and myself, we would always pray before we would do the central scene, which was, we called it the angel revelation scene. And, um, it was the moment that we would let the person know we weren’t undercover nurses or teachers or whatever we’d been pretending to be. We were in fact, angels we’d been sent by the Almighty, and we had a message. And the message was always the same, that there is a God that he loves you and that he wants to be part of your life. And over 25 million people would tune in every week for that message. And our prayer was less of me, more of you, less of me, more of you. And so, Mark and I have taken that prayer also into the work that we’ve created under Lightworkers, that there would be less of us and more of God. And that same message that there is a God that he loves us, that he wants to be part of our lives is embedded into all of these projects. And so, you’ll feel the energy of that coming out of the movie, Resurrection. Because if ever we were reminded that there is a God and he loves us, is seeing the story of Jesus play out on the screen to see Him crucified, which is the start of our movie. But more importantly to see him rise and show that He was who He said He was.

Jim: Yeah. And that’s what we celebrate. That’s what is so amazing about Easter. Mark, let me ask you, you’re kind of known as a risk taker obviously. And there was a quote I came across that I think is so you. You said, “Not making a significant contribution or not stepping up when given the chance is the thing you fear the most.” You know, so many of us need to hear that. Not to shrink back in the moment that God gives us, again, whatever the platform might be. And I just want to hear directly from you that idea that you sometimes feel that if you’ve ended up short on that, that you’re disappointing, perhaps the Lord. What do you say about it?

Mark: Yeah. And very briefly, it’s role driven by two things. Either you’re running towards pleasure or running away from pain. And you decide, what is your motivator? Everyone’s different, everyone’s different. And mine was running away from pain, but what was that pain? Is it a greater pain to me to fail and look stupid or greater pain to me to look back 30 years later in full regret, “I wasn’t brave enough.” And I decided I was willing to fail continually and look stupid if, if that was the case, far better than to get into my old age and look back up, “I knew I could have done that. I should have done it.” That has driven me completely. I’ve had lots of shows, I’ve been highly successful, and other ones that haven’t worked. Putting ourselves on the line for the Bible and for this movie, Resurrection, you really putting yourself out there to have people throw stones at you. You really are. But that’s okay. We’ll deal with that. We’ll deal with that far better though, we can look back in old age and say, “You know what? We went for it.”

Jim: Yeah. And it’s such refreshing kind courage. And Roma, maybe I can direct this to you. When you’re working in Hollywood, a lot of Christians, those convectional Christians were getting the feeling that we’re being beat up and people don’t appreciate what we stand for, but I can’t think of a couple that does this better than the two of you. And I mean that sincerely. Your graciousness, the fruit of the spirit that comes out of you, love, joy, peace, goodness, mercy. It’s kind of sad that we as Christians don’t use the tools of the Lord more often. And I think the question I have for you really is just, how do you go about doing that on a daily basis in an environment like Hollywood that doesn’t really express appreciation for what you believe? How do you generate that kindness, that generosity toward people that, you know, don’t agree with you?

Roma: Well, gosh, I don’t know. I mean, I do know like in my own daily practice, Jim, I like to start my day in prayer, you know, and really, I love nature. I love like being able to see the sky or the ocean or, you know, some greenery. And so I do my best praying outside if the weather permits, and I really just try to center myself in that at any given day. You know, one of my favorite parables is the good Samaritan. It’s funny you should mention, you know, how do we move through the world? So it always inspires me that the guy that was helped with sort of the enemy guy, not of the same tribe, and that extension of kindness was Christ-like, like he, you know, and so we sometimes fall short in that, but we do our best to try to be those people and that they would know us by our love. Not that they’re going to know us by our finger pointing. We’re not preachers. I’m not, it’s not my job to tell somebody off, or, you know, to judge somebody. It’s just our job to love and to try to be gracious and to try to be kind. And, um I have found really in Hollywood that people are more accepting than you might think. You now, I think that kindness can really disarm somebody, more so than anything else, you know? More so than a tackle. Somebody says something and you meet it with kindness. You just see, you know, people will back down if they were going to come at you.

Jim: Yeah.

Mark: In the cancel culture that exists, there’s a little bit of a safety because people are very unlikely to publicly criticize you being Christian right now, because that will be just as bad as criticizing someone for being gay, for being of a different race, from a different, uh, political party. The culture right now, people have to be a lot more careful. So, I’m really feeling people are less likely to boldly go out there and say anything negative about Christianity or Christians. And so that’s just a byproduct of the time that has gone by, and we love doing what we do. And I told you before, there is a supernatural elements of this is. I used to try and figure out when I first really found the Lord, and I’ve learned, you’re not supposed to figure it out. It just is. That’s what faith is. I’ve really realize that, and so just go along with it and know that, how do people find our movies? What does it bring people to the Lord? It just does. One thing we have done though, Jim, you know, our movies about Jesus are all for real characters. So, in Resurrection, this movie, you can feel the fear and the terror of the disciples. They didn’t really think Jesus would get killed and crucified. And he, he was. Peter, the leader ran away and denied him three times. Only John was even there with Jesus’ mother, Mary Magdalene at, at the cross. And so that shame, that feeling, we can all feel that we’ve all made mistakes. We’re not always as brave as we should be. And that’s what you really see in this movie. These real people, I think people who’ve never been to church or never really read the Bible, on watching Resurrection could see themselves, that these are real characters.

Jim: And that’s an outstanding part of it. And actually, Mark, that was my next question to you because you’re a former, uh, military guy, Special Forces. I mean, that’s a man’s job, a man’s man’s job. I’m thinking of Peter in the garden and you both do such a beautiful job portraying the disciples in human ways. And there’s been some criticism about that, but I think you’ve captured it beautifully, those normal human shortcomings, which in the garden with Peter, you know, he straps on to go up against those coming against the son of God. And, you know, I don’t think he was going for the man’s ear, by the way. I mean, I’ll ask you as a Special Forces guy, do you think Peter was really going for his ear? But you can really feel what they’re feeling in that moment. And you’ve done a brilliant job with that.

Mark: Yeah. Well, as you know, it says in the New Testament that, if you wrote down everything Jesus said, it would fill all the books in all the world. And so, we have retrude scripture and we add feelings, as you said. For example, you know, that time in the upper room, in this movie, when they all get together, and how terrified they are, and, you know, really what they want, they believe. I mean, Simon the Zealot in the movie says, “let’s go to Galilee. Get out, dodge, get out of Jerusalem. They kill him, they’re going to kill us. We’re next, they’re looking forward to let’s go.” And luckily, they stay the three days. And of course, as we know, he resurrects. And the tension in that. On the other side, you’ve got Pilate and Caiaphas the high priest, they don’t believe He’s resurrected. They think that the disciples have stolen the body. And there’s a great scene. Caiaphas though, isn’t sure. And so, he decides to give money to the temple guards to lie, to say that the disciples stole the body of Christ. And it wasn’t really resurrected, which as you know, is in John. So, this moment, this tension of what’s going on, this is the craziest time ever in Jerusalem. They killed Jesus, who they think is going to solve the problem, but he comes back and then it’s game on. Everything changes. And in this movie, we cover Pentecost. Not many times you see Pentecost in these kind of movies. And the moment when they pray and the Holy Spirit comes, the flames come, and they speak in tongues is absolutely amazing.

Roma: Oh, it’s fabulous, Jim, because with the special effects, you know, I mean, this is what we can do in full Technicolor with a great special effects apartment and the circles of flames around their heads. And suddenly they’re speaking languages they didn’t even know they knew, and they tumbled into the street and now they’re ready to do what he asked them to do, which is to go tell everyone, you know, spread the gospel everywhere, spread the good news, as you said, spread the great news. And you know, in our own way, I mean, we’re filmmakers, you know, but we’re trying to do what he asks us to do through film, which is to spread the gospel. And there’s another way, you know, some people learn better, or things anchor more in their souls when they see it. I myself, I’m a visual learner. And when I take the images, uh, and the characters from the movies that we’ve made, and I go back into scripture, I find some ways that it, like it has brought it to life in a new way. You know, it’s like I pay attention to different things that I hadn’t even realized when I first read it. So that’s been very exciting.

Jim: Yeah. And I, you know, one of the things is you do a brilliant job of people feeling that we can see our own humanity in your storytelling, and that’s what hooks people.

John: Yeah. There’s an accessibility to the work that Mark Burnett and Roma Downey do. They’re our guests today on Focus on the Family. We’re talking, uh, about faith and the culture, and we’re talking about their new film, uh, Resurrection, which is available this weekend on Discovery Plus, and we’ve got some details for you at our website and some resources as well as we turn the corner and enter this final week of the Easter season.

Jim: Roma, let me come back to you. There’s something that you and I both share, and that was the death of our mothers at a very young age. And I, I love that scripture that says, “God is close to the brokenhearted and saves those crushed in spirit.” And I think one of the things that is so refreshing about you as a high-powered couple is your humility about this, um, the, the way you’re expressing it. God’s given us a platform we’re going to use it for him. And it’s so of, I think refreshing just to see people achieve a high level, but give it right back to God. And I think if I can be so bold to say, I think that’s because of your brokenness. You didn’t go from mountain top to mountain top and speak to that reality of humanity that this life is full of suffering.

Roma: Yes, it is indeed. I mean, when my mother died, Jim, I was only 10 years of age and she was in her late forties. And she hadn’t even been sick or anything. She just dropped dead of a heart attack. And so it was just the utter shock of it, you know, it was like the lights were turned out and the music stopped. And if it hadn’t been for my faith, I don’t know how I would have endured, honestly, I really don’t know. So the promise that the resurrection offers us is the hope that I have held onto my whole life. That you and I, Jim and everybody else will get to be reunited once again with our loved ones, and what a day that will be. And I decided back then as a little girl that I wanted to live my best life to honor my mom. Then my dad died when I was in college. And, um, so death visited our home too early and too often. But I think you’re right, I think it’s the very thing that has hurt you, the wound that you have, that your capacity for compassion grows, I think. Maybe your compassion for empathy of others may not often thought in all my years on Touched by an Angel, that those were the very gifts that the angel I played needed. And, you know, you can’t help but think, “Isn’t God amazing,” like of all the roles and all the world that I would have ended up with that role, where I was actually able to use the hurts that had visited me to minister to other people.

Jim: Yes, it’s beautiful. And I, I think that’s so hard now with, I guess the selfishness that we have in the culture that when we experience that kind of suffering, we don’t see how God might use it for his good. And, you know, it makes Romans very difficult to understand when it says, “He uses all things for his good.” I mean that, that’s hard for us to believe, but look at your own life and it’s proven so true. Um, let’s turn to Resurrection specifically, when you look at the casting, the shooting of it, all of that you’ve done as John alluded to you, A.D. the Bible story, et cetera. Speak to the Resurrection and the production quality of it, what you were trying to hit.

Roma: Well, we, um, you know, we’ve often said that just because a film, uh, has faith content and just because a film is well intentioned, the film also has to be excellent quality. And I think in the past, perhaps in our Christian community, we’ve had movies come out and we’ve been approached, “Can you support this film?” And we see the film, we know that it was well-intended, but the quality of the film just doesn’t, isn’t up to snuff you know?. And we just don’t think that’s acceptable anymore. There’s this movie Resurrection coming out of Hollywood has to be as good as any Marvel movie or Lord of the Rings. We just wanted that. We brought a marvelous team together, Jim. You know it takes a village to do anything. And we have a wonderful cast, wonderful crew, a wonderful set decorations and costume designs and, and all enhanced by the Hans Zimmer, Lauren Bell score and the collective experience, It’s just a… it’s a gritty movie. It plays out like a thriller; it’s filled with drama and tension. And ultimately, it’s your heart source. It’s completely inspirational. And it is our hope that families maybe we’ll start a new tradition, uh, for Easter, from the comfort and safety of your own home to gather together, to watch this beautiful Easter offering, um, to maybe talk with your family afterwards over a meal. And it’s a great entry point for kids, you know, and we’re just hoping maybe it’s the beginning of an annual tradition to watch Resurrection for Easter.

Jim: And again, what a great reminder, uh, to let the culture know that, that Jesus is the greatest story ever told, and his resurrection is the greatest gift that we could imagine from God. Right at the end here, Mark and Roma, I think that the two of your, your attributes Mark, I think of you that bold person that’s out there. And Roma, “Don’t forget Mark, let’s love everybody.” And I love that. You both do that so well, and it’s such a wonderful combo that you both, as a couple bring to the story. Your boldness and Roma, that loving kindness that you have, when you look at the outcome on the other side of Easter, what would you hope for that people will walk away with after watching Resurrection?

Roma: Well, I think, you know, we’ve come through this terrible year. And if you imagine for a minute that when we were locked in our homes, it was kind of tomb like, and we’re all hoping for that resurrection. You know, like, what will that feel like when we finally are able to get back, who will we be when we finally are able to get back? Because we will have to start unpacking that. I think we’re all going to be very different. Um, I think it’s given us time all to reflect and to really prioritize what’s important in our lives. We’re hoping that when people see this film, you know, there’s a lovely ending to the film, not a spoiler alert. I’m sure your listeners all know this story, but we remind the audience at the end of the film, that what began with just 12 people or a handful of followers really has now grown to over two and a half billion believers today.

Jim: Wow.

Roma: And there’s something I think so extraordinary, to be reminded that we’re part of such a huge, large, you know, a big, big, big family. And to remember that we belong to each other and there’s just something so uplifting and comforting in that to me.

Jim: Well, Mark and Roma, you guys again, I just so love and appreciate you. I wish I was walking through the front door so we could spend a little time together. And I just, I feel such a kindred spirit with what you’re doing and how you’re doing it, the way you love people. Um, it’s an inspiration and I’m telling, uh, you each and every listener, I mean, this is living out your faith right in the boldest way possible with the most love that you can express to people. It is the message of the gospel, what Mark and Roma do each and every day right there in Hollywood. Rather than, uh, cast dispersions for that group, that community, why don’t we pray for them? Pray for the effectiveness that Mark and Roma could have in that community as influencers for Christ. And most of all, let’s watch the movie. I mean, go to Discovery Plus, and, uh, we’ll post a link there at our website.

John: We’ll link people to it, yeah.

Jim: Where people can connect. So Mark and Roma, thank you so much again for being with us, uh, for your bright smiles and for what you do everyday in the name of the Lord. Thank you.

Mark: Thank, thank you, Jim. And Jim, really, when you’re ready to travel, please come and visit us again. We love having you in our home. You’re a great guest and you’re always such fun.

Jim: Well, I appreciate that.

Roma: Yes, and bring Jean too, Jim. Please.

Jim: She’d love to come. All right. God bless you guys.

Roma: God bless you too.

Mark: God bless you too.

Roma: Thank you.

Jim: And remember, He is, He is Risen, right?

Mark: Yes.

Roma: Hallelujah.

Mark: Thank you.

Jim: Bye bye.

Roma: Bye.

John: And as Jim said, we’re going to link over to some details about that Discovery Plus release of the movie, Resurrection by Mark and Roma. And you can also call us if you’d like our numbers 800, the letter A in the word FAMILY or stop by focusonthefamily.com/broadcast.

Jim: John, let me also mentioned that we have a free, uh, booklet. You can download it as well called Coming Home. It really explains what it means to become a Christian. And here at Easter, that is the greatest, uh, meaning of the whole moment. And we would love for you to consider if you don’t have a relationship with Jesus Christ, start the discovery process, find out why, ask questions, what is this about? What were the claims of Christ? And this booklet will help answer some of those questions and get you started in that relationship for eternity, with Jesus.

John: Yeah. Tens of thousands of people have gotten this book or read it online. And again, our website where we’ll link over to the coming home booklet is focuseonthefamily.com/broadcast. We hope you have a great weekend with your family and your church family too. And join us again on Monday for practical tips about making your marriage more joyful.

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

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

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

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

Cherishing Your Spouse Every Day

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

Mr. Gary Thomas

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

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

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Jodie Berndt

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

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Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

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

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

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

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Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

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

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

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

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

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

Defending Your Marriage

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

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

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Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

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Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

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

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

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

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

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

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

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

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

Mr. Greg Koukl

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

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

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Mrs. Wendy Speake

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

Bundle of Why Your Kids Misbehave

Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

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

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

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

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

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

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Dr. Lee Warren

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

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

Headshot of Focus on the Family broadcast guest Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt

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

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

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

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

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

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

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

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

Mrs. Meg Meeker

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

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

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

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