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Making Your Marriage a High Priority

Making Your Marriage a High Priority

Actors Kirk Cameron and his wife, Chelsea, describe how ministry and family commitments had a detrimental effect on their marriage until they renewed their commitment to make their relationship one of their highest priorities. They encourage couples to do the same by taking active steps to guard against the pressure and demands of other responsibilities.
Original Air Date: October 7, 2010

John Fuller: Well, today on Focus on the Family, you’ll hear about a marriage that almost fell apart.

Excerpt:

Mrs. Chelsea Cameron: You know, we grew up in very different worlds. I’m from upstate New York. He’s from L.A. Okay, that’s like meeting of the planets right there, okay?

Mr. Kirk Cameron: Yeah. I was a – I was a pampered L.A. actor!

End of Excerpt

John: Well, stay tuned to discover how Kirk and Chelsea Cameron overcame a host of challenges. As I said, this is Focus on the Family with Focus president, Jim Daly. And I’m John Fuller.

Jim Daly: John, many of our listeners will be familiar with Kirk and Chelsea Cameron from their acting careers. In fact, they met on the set of the TV show Growing Pains, which I’m sure many people are familiar with. That’s where Kirk played Mike Seaver and Chelsea played his girlfriend, Kate, but it’s their roles as husband and wife, and parents of six kids that will really be of interest to you. As we’ll hear in just a moment, as Kirk travelled and developed a very successful speaking ministry, Chelsea stayed at home to focus on their six children, which, she admits, put Kirk at the bottom of her priority list. And that’s a recipe for disaster. And let me just quickly add, if this program brings up concerns for your own marriage, please get in touch with us. We have counselors who can spend time with you on the phone, and we’d also encourage you to check out our Hope Restored marriage intensives, which have a success rate of over 80%. And if you can give to help us save and strengthen marriages one family at a time, we really need to hear from you today.

John: Yeah. You can donate or ask for help, uh, from one of our counselors, as well, if you’d like, or ask about our Hope Restored marriage intensives. All of this and much, much more when you call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. 800-232-6459. Or stop by focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. And, uh, just a little more detail about the Camerons. After his TV career, Kirk went on to several movie roles. He was Captain Caleb Holt in the movie Fireproof, which was, of course, a big hit. And, uh, Kirk does have his own film studio and hosts marriage conferences across the U.S. Chelsea has a ministry teaching biblical marriage and family classes. And together, Kirk and Chelsea have founded “Camp Firefly”, which is a real fun getaway for seriously ill children and their families. I think you’ll really enjoy this as we listen now to Kirk and Chelsea Cameron speaking at a Focus on the Family Marriage Conference a number of years ago.

Kirk: Uh, before we share some thoughts with you, let me just say that I realize some of you may be feeling that we’re very under-qualified to be standing on this stage. After all, um, we’ve only been married once!

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: You know, it was 19 years ago. It’s been to each other the whole time. We’re just kind of a regular couple. But there’s some things that we’ve learned and – and – here’s – here’s the main thing: We know that the same God that designed the universe also designed marriage. And marriage is wonderful. And God speaks with authority on the subject of marriage. And He speaks on the subject through His Word. And we’ve gotten to know God and His manual, and – and found that His advice trumps Oprah’s every time. Amen?

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

Kirk: And He’s kind enough to make His Word understandable for regular couples like us. And He’s got a lot to say on the subject of how to keep it together in a difficult environment.

Chelsea: Amen. You know, Kirk and I made an intentional decision to leave Hollywood – the location of Hollywood – and move our family to the suburbs. We wanted to sort of get away from the curse outside and, um, just kind of move away from it all. But we quickly realized that the Bible doesn’t say, “Flee from big cities and your marriage will be successful.” And there was another curse that seemed to have nothing to do with location. And it came with us. And it was the inside curse. It was things like selfishness, and pride, and stubbornness, and a refusal to get in line with what God said about marriage. You know, we – we grew up in very – very different worlds. I’m from upstate New York. He’s from L.A. Okay, that’s like meeting of the planets right there, okay?

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: Anyone from the east coast knows what I’m talking about. And, you know, I come from – I – I had a very normal upbringing. I come from a hard-working middle class family. I went through elementary school and high school and college. Um, just down to earth family. And Kirk’s family’s wonderful. But Kirk’s journey was a little different. He kind of…

Kirk: Yeah, I was – I was a pampered L.A. actor.

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: I’ll admit it!

Chelsea: Okay, he said it! He said it! I – I didn’t say it! All right. So, you know, we just have these difference about, sort or, perspective on life and things. And I think that, um, those difference became very apparent…

Kirk: Oh yeah.

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: I remember one time – let me just jump in here, sweetie, um…

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: …I remember one time, we had, uh, a very clear illustration of how different uh we could see the same situation. Have you ever had that happen? This is how it went: We were sitting in our kitchen – you remember this? We were in our kitchen, and I was sitting at the kitchen table and you were, uh, at the sink unloading some dishes from the dishwasher. And I was talking to a friend. And, um, we’re talking away, and talking away and all of a sudden, I hear something just crash! Shatter! In the sink. And I – startles me, and I jump up out of my seat, I’m like, “What happened?” And I go over and Chelsea was unloading the dishwasher and she was putting away our very expensive wedding crystal. And she I guess had turned and – and putting away, she hit it against the side of the cast iron sink. And I’m looking at this shattered, you know, uh, crystal, and I say, “Honey! Honey! (sigh) You’ve gotta be more careful!”

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: And she gave me a look. And it was – it was a look that only an Italian New Yorker can give, you know…

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: It was that – it was that just (gasp)…

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: Right, it was one of those. And then it got worse. She’s looking at me right in face and she reaches into the dishwasher, she pulls out another one. She holds it over the cast iron sink and drops it!

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: Shatters another one! And I’m thinking, “What have I married?”

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: All right. Okay. You know there’s two sides of every story, right? We’ve learned that. I don’t remember that tone. I remember a different tone. It was a lot more scolding. Scolding for a mistake. Just a little innocent mistake. And I remember standing there thinking, “Are you gonna scold me for a mistake?” I had never been scolded in my life for a mistake! And I stood there thinking, “Oh my gosh, what have I married?”

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: And then something just took over my body and I grabbed the other one. I have no – I don’t know what happened there.

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: One of those moments. But you know, it was really just he came up in a home that handled those things differently than I did, than the home I came from. And that was just part of the beginning of seeing some major differences. We both had different views on marriage, different examples of marriage. Um, and you could spend your whole life trying to change another person; just trying to control and change your spouse. And I think that, um, most people do spend their whole life doing that. How’s it working for you girls? (LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: Does that work for you? No, it doesn’t work. Because we can’t control anyone else. My husband is out of the reach of my control. And when I learned that there was really only one person that I could control, with the help of the Holy Spirit, and that was me. I started realizing that, um, there is some problems in my own heart. Had nothing to do with Hollywood. Had nothing to do with location. It had to do with the fact that we both really didn’t know how to do this, and we were coming with so much pride and so much opinion. And it wasn’t that we needed to move further away from Hollywood. It was that we needed to move closer and dig deeper into the Word of God. And figure out what marriage was meant to be and how – how I was gonna glorify God in this marriage. And how I was gonna get my part right.

Kirk: One of the lessons that, uh, Chelsea and I learned – well, all right, I learned. It was an essential message that I didn’t – a lesson that I didn’t think I really needed to learn and I didn’t realize that until after that some damage had been done and I realized this is a huge lesson that I need to learn. I remember when – when Chelsea and I first met, right, the world just didn’t exist, right? She was my universe, right? Nothing else, uh, would get me down. I was just in this – I had the force field of love around me, right? And my attention was just totally on herThat’s all I thought – she was all I thought about 24 hours a day. I remember Valentine’s Day celebrations with the candles going up the stairs over here and a romantic dinner and my mom was catering it and set it all up …

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: So, um… (laughing).

Chelsea: Ah memories.

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: …And so, in – my life was just – you know, you just kind of have blinders on. And I remember standing at the altar thinking to myself, “Lord, if You let this marriage go through and she says, “Yes” and – and she commits to me, I just wanna serve her for the rest of my lifeAnd I am not gonna break her heart. Not for a second!” I had committed I would not even kiss another actress for my work, let alone have an affair. And then, 15 years later, six children later, I found myself attracted to another woman. And I always felt that no matter what I said or how I said it, I felt so appreciated and respected. I mean, she laughed at almost everything that I said. And I didn’t realize that what I was doing was I was neglecting my wife, and my children, and doing some damage here. And I didn’t see it! And she had a name. You know what her name was? The Church. Ministry. I was being asked by so many within the church to go and speak as this, uh, Christian who lives in Hollywood – the guy from Growing Pains. And it was like I could go everywhere, and people would just say, “Wonderful! Wonderful job!” You know, you just get respect coming at you in a flood – laughing at your jokes, applauding at profound things that you could say.

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: And it wasn’t always that way at home. Guys, you know, you feel me? You know? And so, I began pouring more of my time, and my focus, and my attention where it was working, where I really felt like “I’m the man!” And my priorities got mixed up and upside down. And I was neglecting my wife and my children. The mistress wears many faces. And just as a woman’s heart can be stolen away by a man who pays attention to her and so a man’s heart can be wooed by work, and ministry, and accomplishment, and sports, friends. And not that those things are innately wrong in and of themselves. But when we get our priorities upside down, and we lose perspective, and we get away from God’s program for marriage and family and anything comes before this relationship, it’s wrong and it’s sinful and it needs to be cut out and gotten rid of. Proverbs 5 says, “The adulterous woman” – whoever she is, whatever face she wears – “her voice is sweet, her lips drip with honey. But run from her. Turn from her. Because her paths lead to death and destruction.” And so, I wanna ask you as you’re listening to this today, sir, ma’am, who is wooing you? Who has got your heart and your attention? Is it – is it work? Is it golf? Is it ministry? Who would your spouse say it is? Is there another woman in your life, or another man?

John: Some tough questions about relationships and priorities from actor and evangelist Kirk Cameron on today’s episode of Focus on the Family and in a few minutes, you’ll hear how Kirk and his wife, Chelsea, were able to stop that downward spiral they were experiencing in their marriage. You can get a CD of this program for a donation of any amount to the ministry when you call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. 800-232-6459. Or donate and request that CD at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. Let go ahead and hear more now. We’ll turn as Chelsea Cameron shares her perspective on Focus on the Family.

Chelsea: You know, I have to say that at the same time that his focus was there, there was a whole ‘nother love affair going on inside of our home. And that was my focus on the six kids. And how they needed me. And it was – it was everything. And Kirk would come home, and it wasn’t like we were – he’d walk in the door and we’d be doing the wave or lighting our lighters, you know.

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: He was dad and he was home. And but…

Kirk: “Take out the trash.” “Here’s another diaper.”

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: But – but the truth is, if I had to prioritize where he was, he’d be number seven. And – I knew that that’s not the way God designed the family. I know, and I’ve heard that you can’t be a better mother than you are a wife. But I wasn’t really seeing that at the time. I was more focused on keeping record of his wrongs. And sort of – I’m a very independent girl, so I was just doing my thing with the kids. “Whether you’re here or you’re not here, I can do this.” And I kept those little hurts and disappointments right in my back pocket. And you know what? There’s a lot of resentment that starts to build up. And I … I remember I’m sure – I’m sure there’s so many people sitting right here who’ve said the words, “You know what, I’m done. I’m done.” Can anyone relate to that? How about the words, “I am so done”?

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: And then I heard a message from Dr. James MacDonald. And he – he was teaching from Ephesians 4:32: “And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ has forgiven you.” Just as God in Christ has forgiven me. Well, and, you know, your mind just thinks, “Well he doesn’t deserve it!” And then I started thinking, “If I got what I deserve, what I deserve is Hell and everything else is a blessing.” And God says to forgive the way He forgives? I didn’t know how to do that. And he started talking about how forgiveness has two parts. It’s one between you and God where you say, “Lord, You’ve forgiving me of so much every day of my life!” And I was so convicted And I just said,  I’m laying this – all of this down. “Help me to be like You, Lord. Help me to forgive. Help me not to keep record of wrongs.” And then he talked about how it was – one part was between me and God, and then one part was between Kirk and me. It was a process. So, there’s this decision in the process. And the process is living it out. It’s showing forth love. And the process is showing forth love and giving him my best. And being what I need to be for Jesus, even in the moment if you don’t feel it, God says, “Don’t act on your feelings. Act on your obedience and I’ll produce the feeling in you.” And when you fail at the process and you’re playing those tapes again in your head or he disappoints you, you don’t go back to unforgiveness. You go back to the cross. “Lord, now I’ve failed You. Help me to be like You. Help me to forgive like You.” And the more you do that, and you work that, you don’t go back to unforgiveness, it’s like the chain is broken in your life. And you get free. And the blessings started to flow back in our life. And the joy in our home. There is no meaningful relationship, there is no lasting marriage, without forgiveness. And it’s the most Christ-like thing you can do. And it made such a profound change in our life, in my life, in our marriage.

Kirk: I love you so much for forgiving me so much.

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: Well, it’s a two-way street, believe me. (Laughing) He’s a very forgiving person.

Kirk: I’m not as good at forgiveness because I haven’t had as much practice as she has.

Chelsea: No, it’s not true. That’s not true. (Laughter)

Kirk: Um, the one word that I think would summarize, uh, what it is that keeps us strong and healthy in Hollywood and gives us the power to do the things we just talked about is the “cross.” It’s the first thing that attracted me to Chelsea and it’s the thing today that keeps me in love with her. If your marriage is just based on appearances or on certain activities, what happens when those appearances begin to change, and the activities are no longer possible.

Chelsea: Yeah.

Kirk: It’s gotta be a whole lot deeper than that. I remember when I first met Chelsea, she was sitting off on the side of the set and she was just kind of sitting down with her cowboy boots and jeans, looking really cute. And, uh, she had a head set on and she had this uh necklace with a little cross that was made of sapphires. And this is a Hollywood set of Growing Pains. And, uh, I saw her there and I thought to myself, “I’d like to go over and talk with her.”

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: Uh, and, uh, I’m getting all nervous, ah, “She’s out of my league! What am I thinking?” You know? And, uh – and then I went over and I – I thought, uh, “She’s got a cross on! Could she be a Christian?” And then I thought to myself, “Nah, she’s beautiful!” And I figured…

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: …That Christians – that girls were either beautiful or Christians. I figured that they would never be both.

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: And so I said, uh, “Hey! What are you listening to?” And she says, “Oh, he’s a band, you’ve never heard of it. I’m sure you’ve never heard of it.” I said, “Really? Give me a shot. Who – who is it?” She said, “Petra.”

(LAUGHTER AND CHEERS)

Kirk: I said, “Petra!” I said, “I know Petra. I love Petra!” (Singing) “More power to ya, when you’re standing on His Word!” Remember that song? Yeah! And I thought, “I love Petra!” And she says, “Really?” I said, “Yeah, are you a Christian?” She says, “Yeah, are you?” I said, “Yeah! No way!”

(LAUGHTER)

Kirk: This is great! You know? And that’s what first attracted me to her was that cross. And today, I’ve learned that as feelings come and go, and as things change, and, uh – and the emotional barometer, thermometer, whichever it is, goes up and down…

Chelsea: (Laughter).

Kirk: …Have this motto always in the front of your mind: “Never look down on your spouse. Instead, keep looking up to the cross.” The cross. The cross. That’s what will save you, not only from Hell, but it will save you from a failed marriage. Because when you look at the cross, you look and you say, “I’m not deserving of that!” What my spouse has done to me, and the coldness or the bitterness, or the fact that she or he ignores me and treats me the way that I don’t think I deserve. I look to the cross and go, what I’ve done to the Lord is far worse than that. A million times worse. And He didn’t reject me. He loved me. And He died for me and He gave me a gift I could never earn or make up for. And that’s fuel in your tank. That’s the picture of love. And then we take that with a full tank and turn to our spouse and give love, whether we feel like it or not. And as we do that, transformation happens. Remember, “We love Him because He first loved us.”

Chelsea: You know, I used to – it’s interesting, because we were just talking about this. And I remember standing at the altar with Kirk and looking at him and thinking “We have got an amazing thing.” And I realize that love not tested is really not love at all. And it’s when you go through the valley and you have to be humbled, and you have to be refined, and you have to be broken, and you have to go to God’s Word, and you have to keep trusting, and you have to keep persevering. And you come out the other end together, now you have a “thing”. We have much more of a thing 20 years later than we did at the altar. And it has very little to do with us. It has nothing to do with us. (Laughter) It has everything to do with God transforming us.  I’m not getting a new husband, but I can give him a new me. And God is a faithful God. And um, you can still…

Kirk: That’s right, you’re not getting a new husband.

(LAUGHTER)

Chelsea: (Laughter) And you can still pray for us out there in Hollywood, but, um, God is an amazing God. He is the glue. It’s the cross that holds us together.

Kirk: God bless you!

Chelsea: Thank you!

(APPLAUSE)

John: We’ve been listening to Kirk and Chelsea Cameron today on Focus on the Family and they’ve been sharing very openly and honestly about their marriage and some of the struggles that they’ve overcome. And that was recorded at a Focus on Marriage event, held here on our Colorado Springs campus, just a few years ago.
Jim: And, John, I really appreciate what Kirk had to say a few minutes ago: “Never look down on your spouse.” Boy, that’s good advice. “Instead, keep looking up to the cross.” That’s powerful. Here’s another tip that I got from a friend. When you’re in an argument with your spouse, imagine Jesus standing right beside them. That makes you pull up a little short, especially when things are getting heated. You’ve gotta take a second to step back and remember that Christ died for your spouse. That’s His daughter or His son. And then treat that person with respect, great respect. That’s a good principle to remember when you’re having “one of those days” with our husband or wife. And, you know, I firmly believe that sooner or later, everyone needs help with their marriage, and that’s one of the main reasons that Focus on the Family exists – to help your marriage thrive. And as we said at the top of the program today, we have an amazing team of counselors here who are able to spend some time with you on the phone, and then refer you if necessary, to a like-minded counselor in your local area. We have an extensive network of counselors across the U.S. and Canada. And if your marriage needs more help, let me strongly recommend our Hope Restored marriage intensives. This program is so successful, we’ve expanded it to three locations now: Michigan, Georgia, and Missouri. As couples leave the intensive, 95% say they believe it will make a difference in their marriage and two years later, 80% of couples say they are doing well. And that’s a truly a remarkable success rate. Here’s a note we received from Sarah. She said, “Our marriage seemed hopeless, but we gave it ‘one last shot’ by attending Hope Restored in Branson. We learned new ways to communicate, which has been very helpful. But the best thing that happened during the intensive was discovering that God sees me and loves me! What a blessing! The counselors taught us how to practice self-care, which takes a lot of pressure off our marriage, and helps us stay focused on what God is doing each day. Thank you, Focus on the Family!” And let me say, thank You, Lord, and to our donors, for saving marriages like Sarah’s through Hope Restored.

John: It really is a team effort and we’re so pleased at what God does. We couldn’t do this, though, without thousands of donors who want to help couples thrive in their marriages.

Jim: You know, it’s like a safety net that we’ve been able to build with all of you. And saving marriages is a tangible way to help families. When we help a marriage, we’re also saving children from the trauma of divorce and the poverty that often follows. It’s a win-win. So, let me encourage you to donate to the marriage-building efforts of Focus on the Family. We need your partnership. And when you make a donation of any amount, we’ll send you a CD of this message from Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, as our way of saying thank you. Get a copy to pass along to a friend, co-worker, or maybe a family member.

John: Yeah. This is the kind of message that really is going to resonate with so many different people and can bear a second or third listening as well. And you can reach when you call 800-A-FAMILY. That’s 800-232-6459. Or donate online and request you CD. You can also find more marriage help, of course. All of that at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. Next time join us as Pastor Brady Boyd encourages you to reach others for Christ.

Teaser:

Pastor Brady Boyd: And that’s the power of the Great Commission is to go outside of your comfort zone. Go to a people that misunderstand each other and to have common dialogue, to have conversations with people that turns into a witnessing moment.

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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.

Cover image of Dr. Randall Schroeder's book "Simple Habits for Effective Parenting"

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.

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

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

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

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

Mr. Greg Koukl

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

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

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

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.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

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

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

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

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

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

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Dr. Lee Warren

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

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

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!