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Overcoming Adversity

Overcoming Adversity

Inspirational speaker Dan Miller shares his personal story of overcoming adversity as an encouragement to listeners that they, too, can overcome any obstacle with God's help, hard work and a positive attitude.


Original Air Date: October 5, 1994

Opening:

John Fuller: Today’s Focus on the Family guest is Dan Miller and he’s had to overcome some severe physical limitations. Through it all though, he’s kept his sense of humor.

Teaser:

Dan Miller: “You know, I’ve gone from being crippled to handicapped to disabled; now I’m physically challenged.” (laughter)

End of Teaser

Jim Daly: He is truly a remarkable man and when you hear what Dan Miller has been through I know you’re going to agree and be encouraged in your own struggles, whatever they may be.

John: Well stick around, it’s a great “Focus on the Family” broadcast with Jim Daly, and I’m John Fuller.

Jim: Dan Miller is a former P.E. teacher and remember what he just said, he’s physically challenged; handicapped. He’s also an award winning elementary school principal and you’re going to hear his remarkable story. He also was an inspirational speaker, traveling across the U.S. and Canada to encourage over 600,000 people who attended those talks. He is now semi-retired and lives with his wife, Judy, in the state of Washington. They have three grown children and several grandchildren which I know they enjoy.

John: Well, here’s Dan Miller as he speaks at a conference for the Washington Healthcare Association on today’s “Focus on the Family.”

Body:

Dan Miller: I choose to get up and say it’s a great day and be happy because I learned that there’s things that pull you down in life. There’s problems and pressures and paperwork and jerks. (laughter) You know, there’s jerks out there? (laughter) I was an elementary principal for 11 years, and I found out jerks come in all sizes. (laughter) Well, when I was principal, I found that I’d let the pressures pull me down. I think it’s the same in all occupations, the time pressure and the paperwork and pretty soon the problems of other people around. The negative things pull us down and I started to get grumpy instead of enjoying life.

So I said, “This isn’t fair. We’re going to have fun.” And can have fun at work as well as at home or wherever.” So, I set up some committees. Don’t you like committees? Who-hah! I set up a Laugh Committee, and we planned to laugh. You see, we weren’t laughing enough at work. And I said, “We’ve got to have more fun. It’s important.” So, I was the one-liner man, so I was in charge of that. We got our committee going, and we had a lot of fun. I put up one-liners everywhere, by the coffee machine and, oh, in the bulletin. Things like, “You no longer have to keep up with the Joneses. They’ve died of exhaustion.” (laughter) “If your parents didn’t have any children, chances are you won’t have any, either.” (laughter) “If your cow doesn’t give milk, sell him.” (laughter) Well, I tell you what, it’s fun to laugh. We need to remind ourselves to laugh.

I want to take you back now to 1955. Some of you will remember it. It was an interesting year. Nineteen fifty-five was the year that, uh, Disneyland opened in California. McDonald’s opened their first drive-in in 1955. Color television was first broadcast in this country. We got our first black-and-white set in 1955. There was a lot of beginnings, a lot of new things. Of course, Chevrolet came out with a V-8 and a wraparound windshield and the Ford Thunderbird car. And, oh, Arnold Palmer joined the tour and won his first golf tournament that year. A lot of interesting things–rock and roll began. Elvis had his first hit, and Bill Haley and the Comets…some of you remember these things.

I do, because I was a senior in high school that year. That was my year, and it was an exciting year. I was captain of the basketball team, and we won the championship, actually, two straight years. I played on a football team that never lost a game in three years. I never played in a losing football game, and I knew I was a valuable member. My coach used to say, “Miller, you’re little, but you’re slow.” (laughter) I ran the mile in track. I enjoyed sports so much, and I, I had dreams.

One of my big dreams was to be a P.E. teacher. I said, “I will someday go to college and become a P.E. teacher. That’s my dream.” I also loved airplanes and I said, “Someday, I’ll fly an airplane.” Guitars were real special to me. I just loved guitars, and I said, “You know, I’d like to play in a band and play my own guitar.” I dreamed about these things. And of course, I wanted to find just the right girl and talk her into marrying me and raise talented and gifted kids. (heh) I had dreams, and they were all coming true. I signed up to go to Eastern Washington University, now at Cheney, and…to be a P.E. teacher. I got hooked up with a flight instructor to give me my first airplane lesson in July of 1955. I was so excited. I could hardly wait!

There was only three or four days to go to my first lesson, and I was out working in the fields driving a tractor. I came home and cleaned up, and suddenly I didn’t feel very good. I knew I had a fever. My, my…. I just was burning up. My neck was kind of stiff. My stomach was unsettled. I just laid down, and I told Mom, I said, “I don’t think I’ll go to the movie tonight. I feel terrible.” And my mom always worried in those hot summer days about polio, polio myelitis, infantile paralysis. It struck, uh, a million and a half kids, crippling most of them, killing 60,000. And my mom always worried about the hot summer days. So she got upset about this and was worried about it. But, but you see, she thought her worries were over. This was 1955. The biggest headline of that year was the Salk vaccine: “It Will Arrive and Wipe Out Polio,” and it did. It was wonderful! But it was too late for me.

I woke up the next day very sick. The next few days, I was extremely sick, like I had a real bad case of the flu. But one morning my arm wouldn’t work at all, my right arm. And I’m right-handed, and you know, I’ve never been able to lift that arm since, because that’s what polio does. It blocks the message from the mind to the muscles, and it won’t let it get through. My legs and my left arm went next, and within a week I couldn’t move. I couldn’t do anything. I’d just been running in track, running a mile just a few weeks before, and now I couldn’t even lift either arm.

My dreams looked hopeless. My doctor didn’t want to give me false hopes. He was one of those that wanted to shoot straight, and he said, “Dan, you’ll be in a wheelchair the rest of your life. I don’t know if you’ll ever take care of yourself.” But he didn’t give me much hope, but there were others around that encouraged me and said, “I think you can make it. You do have a few muscles left.” Then, of course, after several months of daily stretching, which they called stretching–I called it torture–where they rip the paralyzed muscles loose from the good muscles.

It was a very, uh, painful experience, daily, for several months, so I could get my range of motion back. And then for several years, we exercised every muscle group in my body until fatigued, several times a day and built up those weak muscles to take over for the ones that were paralyzed. And that’s why I can stand up here today. My legs are 80 percent gone. I can’t run or jump, but I can try to jump. Uh… (Jump!) I think you missed it. (laughter) I can’t jump, and uh, uh,but if I sit in a chair and fold my arms, I don’t have enough power to even get out of a chair. I have to use my left hand and push to get up and lock this leg and get it locked. Then I can stand up and walk pretty good. But if I step on something uneven, that leg goes out, and I hit the floor so fast. It’s spectacular! (laughter) I used to demonstrate it, but it hurts, you know! (laughter)

John: (Laughs) Well, somebody who obviously has a great sense of humor about some of the challenges that he’s had to deal with in life. That’s Dan Miller and you’ll hear more from him in just a moment on today’s “Focus on the Family” about how he got into teaching, of all things, physical education, despite those limitations he deals with every day. Get a CD of this entire presentation by calling 800-A-FAMILY, 800-232-6459 or get the instant download at www.FocusontheFamily.com/radio. Let’s go ahead and return now to Dan Miller on today’s “Focus on the Family.”

Dan: My… my left arm is over 50 percent paralyzed. And it took me two years, 2-1/2 years, before I could even lift it above my head. So it’s really weak in the shoulder, but uh, uh I’m not complaining now. I’m just explaining because God’s been very good to me. I went into the hospital in 1955–one of the last polio patients in this state and the nation, actually. But my folks and a lot of wonderful folks like you prayed for me, and God answers prayer. I turned out great. I have no complaints, you see. I have skinny, ugly legs and arms. I’ll tell you that. You know, the muscles just waste away, and you can’t do much about it.

This arm is so skinny; I can wear watches clear to my armpit, (laughter) actually, (laughter) and I do! I’ve had some wonderful surgery here that allows me to get a little grip and use this hand, so it’s been very helpful, but it’s skinny and ugly, and so are my legs. I mean, the calves are gone completely, and all my legs are just skinny, and, and uh, but it doesn’t matter. I was just thinking. I put on a tank top and a pair of shorts to go golfing. I’m a sight to behold, (laughter) but it doesn’t matter, you see. It really doesn’t because it’s not what you look like. It’s who you are.

You folks know that, but I speak to a lot of folks that don’t. They’re all messed up watching TV, reading magazines, and not liking themselves. They wish they looked like a movie star or a model or an athlete or somebody, but they don’t like themselves the way they are. Now, I have great self-esteem. I like myself. I’ve accepted this, and I do ‘put myself up’ all the time, and I never put myself down. I say, “Dan, you’re an awesome dude.” Every day I put myself up and those around me, because it’s so important. This is a put-down world, you know. You watch much TV, and that put-down humor just bothers me. I’ve been teased. I’ve been made fun of. I’ve fallen down and been laughed at, and it hurts. I’ll never tease somebody else and make fun of them, because it hurts. It’s important to put people up and not put people down and to like yourself just the way you are, because it’s not what you look like, it’s who you are.

I hobbled off to college. I got out of my wheelchair, got this crutch, and started on my way to college. You see, I hadn’t forgotten my dreams. I couldn’t do much. I’d walk around campus. I’d fall down 15-20 times a day. My leg would go out. I’d fall on this crutch, and then I’d have to wait for nice people like you to come along, and guess what? They did. They’d say, “You need help?” (laughter) I’d say, “Yep, I do.” (laughter) They didn’t have handicapped facilities. I had a class on the second, third floor. I’d say to somebody, “Put me on your back, and let’s go to class.” That’s what we’d do, and we made do. There’s a lot of nice folks around, you know.

And I was hobbling around college one time, and I had my registration packet I was hanging onto. I couldn’t use my right arm, so I had a little bag here I kept my books in and paper. I had my registration packet, and I was heading up to the field house, and I fell down about five times. It was a long way. That registration packet was stamped ‘P.E. Exempt’ all over it. I could’ve sold those suckers! (laughter)

I went up to the field house, and I sat down with the professor, the adviser in the P.E. department. I said, “I can’t run. I can’t jump. I can’t do push-ups, pull-ups. I can’t climb ropes or jump ropes, but I want to be a P.E. specialist. What do you think, Counselor?” What would you say? That’s a tough question. I didn’t know what he’d say. You see, I had no skills. I couldn’t lift either arm above my head. I couldn’t walk the length of this room. No skills. But it was a big risk, and it was a dream, you see. I was looking for a dream maker, and I was nervous about it. I thought, “Well, he might say, `Well, little cripple boy, you’re in the wrong department.’”

You know, I’ve gone from being crippled to handicapped, to disabled, and now I’m physically challenged. (laughter)

I met my dream maker. He just looked at me and smiled and said, “Let’s see what you can do.” Well, I couldn’t do anything, and he knew it, but that meant “Go for it” for me. You see, that little bit of encouragement–“Let’s see what you can do”–turned me on, and I got a master’s degree in P.E., double major. Then I went out and took another big risk and competed with all those physically-capable P.E. teachers for jobs. And I got good jobs, also. I was hired in Bellingham [as] Supervisor of Elementary P.E. There was 15 elementary schools in Bellingham at the time, and I traveled to all of them. And I taught over 165 teachers how to teach P.E. to kids, and I did a great job. You see, it was my dream, and another dream maker that encouraged me and didn’t put me down.

I taught in Bellingham for several years. They asked me to teach college classes “Innovative and Creative Ideas in Elementary P.E.,” because I was innovative and creative. And every class I taught, somebody observed, and people came from all over the state to watch me teach P.E. You see, I still can’t run or jump or do push-ups or pull-ups or climb ropes or jump ropes, but it was my dream. And somebody was my dream maker.

John: Well that man has some real heart. And, that’s Dan Miller. He’s a polio survivor. You’ll hear in just a moment how to play the guitar despite having very limiting use of his arms. This is “Focus on the Family” and you can get a CD of this program for your use or perhaps to play for a child or a friend when you call 800-A-FAMILY, or get the instant download at www.FocusontheFamily.com/radio. Let’s return now to Dan Miller on “Focus on the Family.”

Dan: My wife, Judy, is my biggest dream maker. She’s always telling me, “You can do it. Go for it.” One day I about drove off the road going by the airport. She said, “You know, you need to go out and learn to fly an airplane.” Wow! You know, I had other people that didn’t think it was such a good idea, (laughter) but Judy said, “Go for it.” And I did. I went out to the airport. I was really not sure what he’d say, so I took a lot of money with me. I gave him the money first, (laughter) and I said, “I’d like to learn to fly.” Well, he looked at me, and he looked at the money, and he said, “Get in.” (laughter)

So we got in. He put me in the left seat, and he got over on the right seat–that’s the way you normally do it–and we went up in the air. He turned that airplane over to me, and it was terrible. I could not fly. I went all over the sky. When we got back, I think he was kinda relieved to be back. You see, I couldn’t reach the flaps or the throttle. I had to reach across, and it was a disaster. So we got back on the ground, and you see, when things don’t go well for me, and I think it’s a good idea, and it doesn’t work, you know what I say? “Well, that didn’t work.” See, it just sort of takes the pressure off. I could’ve said, “Dan, what made you think you could ever fly an airplane? Now, that was a stupid idea,” and beat up on myself. But you see, I don’t do that. That’s not good for me. I don’t beat up on myself. I just say, “Well, that didn’t work.”

Then I looked at him and said, “What if we trade seats? I’ll get in on this side, and you get on this side, and let’s try it a different way. There’s more than one way.” He said, “Okay,” and up we went, and it was better. Now, it wasn’t perfect. I have another saying, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly at first.” (laughter) And it was, but I kept going, and I kept getting better. And persistence, you see, you folks know about persistence. That’s really important.

So we persisted, and I got better. I went to my grandma’s house. I said, “Grandma, I’m going to be a pilot. I’m taking lessons.” And she said, “Mercy.” (laughter) She said, “You only have one good arm, and the hills are already full of little Cessnas.” (laughter) And Grandma was right, you know, but I didn’t let Grandma be my dream killer, either. I got my pilot’s license with no restrictions. [crowd: Wow] Nobody will fly with me, (laughter) no, I’ve been flying since 1975, and I just love it. I have to adapt and do some things. I can hold onto the yoke with this hand a little bit and get back quickly from the throttle flaps and various things I need to do. So I’m really tickled. I met my dream, you see.

I also learned to play golf. I’m a one-armed golfer. I’ve been playing now, seriously, for several years. I’m down to where I’m about a bogey golfer now, not quite, but I’m right in there. My best score for nine holes is a 38 on a regular course, and a half-par to par three par 27, and 83 is my best 18 so far, but I’m still working on it. And if some of you golfers are having trouble, I’ll just give you a little demonstration here. (sound of ball) Are you nervous? (ha)This is a risk for both of us, you see. (laughter) I’m just gonna hit it. You just use one arm, and it’ll go nice and straight. Wooo–right down the middle! Nice catch, too! (laughter and applause) I uh, I won this trophy at a golf tournament. It was for educational administrators, and it was called the “Open-Minded Golf Tournament.” (laughter) And I won that sucker. Of course, I ordered the trophies that year. (laughter) This one says, “Best One-Armed Golfer,” so I won that sucker. Hey-hey! (laughter)

One other thing I wanted to mention, because you folks do such a wonderful job helping people and helping them persist. I see, I see a lot of people that aren’t willing to wait for results these days. I wanted to shoot baskets. I love to shoot. When I was right-handed, I could jump and shoot that basketball. And then, even with my left hand, it’s still so weak I can’t lift a real basketball above my head without it coming down, but I figured out, starting with one like this, and then taking the principles I learned in P.E., I could use my good leg and twist like a shot-putter and then turn like that and use my whole body and push, and then, I could get some (laughs) and then I could get some power. And I went out and started because I wanted to. I shot baskets for three weeks before I made one. And after that, I shot for two to three years on a steady, constant basis. Finally, after about three years, I set my all-time record. I got strong enough that I could use a real basketball, stand at the free-throw line, and I made 96 out of 100 free throws with my left hand, because I wanted to, you see. I persisted. It was important to me as a goal. Not necessarily a big dream, but it was something I wanted to do.

And I tell you that because, sometimes, we need to persist and go for our dreams. Now, you folks have dreams, and you need to go for them. You know what? You’re dream makers for others. Every person you come in contact with, you can be a dream maker or a dream breaker. I don’t know if you’ve thought about that, but I have. I’ve had enough dream makers, and I’ve gotten away from those dream breakers that told me I couldn’t do these things. You need to think about that, because you influence so many people and help so many people to go for their dreams, whether they’re little ones or big ones. So think of yourself as dream makers from now on, because you are.

My guitar is uh, special. It was one of my biggest dreams in life, and it didn’t work, and it didn’t work. I tried so many times. I had friends say, “Why don’t you give up? Your thumb is useless. Your fingers won’t open, your wrist is fused. Your arm won’t straighten out. You need wrist action. Why don’t you give up? It’s just disappointing.” And I wouldn’t give up, and I kept trying, and it didn’t work. (Strumming) I kept trying, and it didn’t work. Finally, one day, I just kinda sat down to rest and flipped that useless thumb right on top of the guitar neck, and I found (strumming) I could hit the strings with these two fingers that work. Well, that gave me encouragement, and away I went.

I started working on that, (strumming) and I found out I could play a guitar. (strumming) You can a play a little hot lick in there, you see. (applause) And thank you. I got ahold of a bass guitar and taught myself to play a bass. (picking) A bass guitar’s strings are a little wider and easier to play than this, but I got a band together, started playing bass, and helped work my way through college playing in a band. You see, one of my dreams. I didn’t give up on it. It took a while, you see.

But, I tell you that, because you can do it, too. You have a dream, and sometimes you’ve given up on it, but think about it. Maybe it’s not too late to go for it.

Audience: (Applause)

 Closing:

John: Some great encouragement today on “Focus on the Family” with Jim Daly from Dan Miller. And I hope you’ve been inspired by him and his life story to pursue a dream, to start that journey today.

Jim: I gotta tell you, John, Dan plays the guitar far better than I do, that’s for sure; and he does have severe physical limitations. That’s what makes that so special.

John: Well he motivates us doesn’t he, and if you missed the beginning of the program, Dan was one of the last victims of polio here in the U.S. and he has only 20% use of his legs and 50% use of his left arm. His right arm is completely paralyzed, except for his hand, but despite those tremendous obstacles, he went on to become a P.E. teacher and he learned how to fly a plane, shoot basketball hoops, plays golf and plays guitar better than Jim Daly.

Jim: (Chuckles) That’s easy to do! But, you know what, that’s the power of prayer and a willingness to work hard, plus that positive attitude that we get from being rooted in Christ. And I really appreciate Dan’s lesson for us today. Each of us needs to be a dream maker, that’s what he is, a dream maker, and as he said, “not a dream breaker.” It’s so important for us to encourage one another and I don’t know why we struggle so much in that way. We like to be encouraged and we should be encouragers of others. First Thessalonians 5:11, written by the Apostle Paul says, “Encourage one another and build one another up.” I don’t think we do that very well. I know I fail at it sometimes. And it applies to our spouse and to our children, our co-workers and friends, our pastor in church leadership and I think we can do a far better job encouraging people. Even if we disagree with something they might say. Don’t make that the highlight of the moment. Be an encourager. I’ve noticed that when I’ve done it with purpose, it does put a smile on people’s faces. We are wired for that. So, let’s challenge each other to try to be an encourager today.

John: Yeah, and you referenced that dream maker, not dream breaker phrase that Dan used. A former co-worker here, H.B. London, used to call people “joy suckers.”

Jim: (Chuckles) That’s right, he did!

John: Be a joy giver, somebody that brings a smile to folks faces.

Jim: I don’t know why we enjoy being joy suckers. It’s like it’s a natural part of the flesh. That’s what we’ve got to fight. The Lord, and again, the Apostle Paul, saying be an encourager to one another, love each other. You know, one of the reasons Focus on the Family exists is to encourage you in, your marriage, in your parenting, where those relationships are going to be challenged and most importantly in your walk with Christ. And you can be part of our encouragement team here at Focus by getting a CD copy of this program and passing it along to someone who needs to hear it. You know, so often those who donate and pray for Focus say, “What else can we do?” Hey, be in your neighborhood, you know a marriage that’s struggling? Let them know about what we can do to help them; the resources that Focus can provide. Pick something up that you can put in their hands to help strengthen their marriage or help them in their parenting journey. That’s why we’re here. In fact, last time we aired Dan’s message back in 2007, here’s what a woman wrote in to say, quote:

“Dan Miller has such a sweet, joyful spirit. He encouraged me to look at my own circumstances in a different light. Thank you!”

You know, we think this particular message is so helpful that we want to send it to you for a gift of any amount to the ministry. Get in touch with us today. Let us bless you and encourage you and you can do the same by blessing and encouraging us.

John: Well, we’re just a phone call away 800-A-FAMILY or go to www.FocusontheFamily.com/radio. Our program was provided by Focus on the Family and on behalf of Jim Daly and the entire team, thanks for listening. I’m John Fuller inviting you back next time; Dr. Kevin Leman joins us to share parenting tips for the middle school years as we help you and your family thrive.

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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!