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Religious Liberties Around the World

Religious Liberties Around the World

Former U.S. Congressman Frank Wolf offers listeners an update on the current threats to religious liberties around the world.

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John Fuller: On today’s “Focus on the Family,” you’ll hear about the strong faith of persecuted Christians around the world.

Excerpt:

Mr. Frank Wolf: So, here’s a hard man with rough hands, who wouldn’t deny Christ, and his wife dies, and so, their faith is very, very strong. But we in the West have a moral obligation to speak out and to advocate. If we know their stories, it may very well help us here in this country.

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John: Welcome to another edition of our program with your host, Focus president, Jim Daly. I’m John Fuller and today we’re looking at the worldwide importance of religious freedom.

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Jim Daly: John, in North America, we may feel somewhat immune still to religious persecution. I mean, we’re at the front edge of that and it’s in the form of losing some rights or marriage being redefined, those kinds of things. But around the world, religious persecution, it’s like a brush fire. It’s happening and whether that’s the Middle East of other countries and we want to talk about that today. Why? Because it’s important for us as Christians to know what’s happening in the world, to be better informed so that we can understand how to pray and what’s truly going on.

And to help us understand it better is former congressman, Frank Wolf and he is with us today. He’s been on the broadcast many, many times. He’s a retired long-time congressman from Virginia. I’d like to say it this way. There are people of integrity in Congress. I know Congress has really low ratings, but there have been good men and women that have served this country well and Congressman Frank Wolf is among them, I’d say top of the heap. Frank, welcome to “Focus on the Family.

Frank: Well, thank you, Jim. It’s good to be with you. Let me thank you and thank the employees of Focus. Focus has been playing a major role in my family over the years, so thank you for what you do.

Jim: Well, we so appreciate that and what a blessing. Dr. Dobson, I think, “A Father Looks Back,” right, was a big impact in your life.

Frank: “Cat’s in the Cradle, silver spoon.”

Jim: Yeah, that’s the song. That’s it and that’s great. And you know, let me start, Frank, with Congress and where we’re at today, because there’s so much despair within the Christian community, but probably the whole country. How do you balance that serving the people in Congress and as you have served for so many decades there, how did you try to get up every day and go into the office and do the right thing?

Frank: Well, I served for 34 years. I think things are at the lowest point I have ever seen. I always got along well. We were in a little Bible study. You know Tony Hall. Tony Hall is my best friend in Congress. Tony was a Democratic from Ohio. We still meet every week and we still do things together. We go around speaking around the country together.

And that doesn’t take place very much anymore and I don’t know whether it’s the Internet, whether it’s the 24-hour news cycle, whether it’s not cable, but something has dramatically changed and it’s very hot and very mean and very divided and frankly, I think the poll numbers show that the American people are not happy with what’s taking place in Congress or in the Administration, quite frankly. I think Washington is looking like it’s not working.

Jim: Well, you survived all those years.

Frank: I did.

Jim: And you made it out. (Laughter) So, one thing though that is still the passion of your heart and this was true when you were in Congress and it’s true today and that’s religious persecution. Talk about why that is such a passion for you. What drives you in that way? Being briefed on Capitol Hill the way you were for over 30 years, what did you see and what concerns you today about religious persecution?

Frank: Well, that’s a big question. It’s a long question. One, there’s more religious persecution taking place today than any other time in history of mankind. In China, you have Catholic bishops under house arrest, Protestant pastors, hundreds in jail. They’ve gone after the house church, the Three-Self Church. They have 140 Buddhists monks and nuns that have poured kerosene on their body and set themselves aflame and you have all over, in Vietnam what’s taking place to the Catholic Church, the Evangelical Church.

In the Middle East, we are literally seeing the extinction, the end of Christianity and it’s important for people to know more biblical activity took place in Iraq than any other country of the world other than Israel. I mean, Abraham’s from Iraq. Esther’s from Iraq. Rebecca’s from Iraq. [The] 12 tribes of Israel lived in Iraq.

We were in Iraq a couple months ago. They took us to Nahum’s tomb. Ezekiel’s buried in Iraq. Daniel’s buried in Iraq. They just blew up Jonah’s tomb. And so, the Christian church is gone for 1½ million down to roughly 300,000 and 17 Iraqi Christian families leave the country every day.

Paul could not go to Straight Street because you couldn’t get through to get into Damascus where it is.And so, we’re seeing this tremendous persecution and when we talk to the people out there, they feel abandoned. They wonder why isn’t the Church in the West more interested? Why isn’t the West more interested?

So, we’re seeing this and then end with, why am I interested in it? Jesus, the Bible says a lot about persecution, a lot about oppression, a lot about the poor. And what got me interested in it is a trip I took to Romania in 1984 at the request of Tony Hall. I went with Tony and my trip to Ethiopia the same year where we saw what was taking place in the famine. Those two trips—Ethiopia and Romania and the Ceausescu ministers got me interested in this issue. And when you’re with the persecuted church out in the region, you are with some of the most godly people you will ever, ever meet.

Jim: Boy, I agree with that. I’ve met with people around the world that live under oppressive regimes. A couple of observations that way, Frank; one is, the church seems to be extremely healthy in many parts of the world because of that. It’s like, you can’t be a cultural Christian in that environment. You’re either for the Lord or you turn your back on Him, because it’ll save your neck. Talk about that. There is some good that comes out of this clarity.

Frank: You are right. The fact is, China in 2030 will be the largest Christian nation in the world.

Jim: I mean, that’s amazing.

Frank: The church in China is growing. They’re not afraid. They’re not intimidated. However, they are payin’ a tremendous price. Two weeks ago, 100 and some lawyers were picked up, some who had been by to see me, and a number have disappeared. But at the time, the persecution’s coming and I’m not sure America wants that type of persecution, because I don’t know that we’re up to it, quite frankly.

You are seeing the church grow. The Christians in Iraq are amazing. We were in one little village. I interviewed a man, and his wife had breast cancer and ISIS came in, overtook the village. They went to Mosul for treatment. ISIS said they’ll treat his wife, if she converts, and if he converts. She refused to convert. He refused to convert. She died 10 days later, and if you compare that, this Christian in this little village compared to Peter, who knew Jesus, saw Jesus, ate with Jesus, denied Jesus three different times.

And so, here’s a hard man with rough hands, who wouldn’t deny Christ, and his wife dies, and so, their faith is very, very strong. But we in the West have a moral obligation to speak out and to advocate. If we know their stories, it may very well help us here in this country.

Jim: Well, talk about that. Why do we spend so much more time with “deflate gate.” That’s the Tom Brady Patriots’ issue on the evening news. You know, I’ve been followin’ the news, looking for these things about religious persecution around the world and it’s rare that it pops up. It’s like nobody wants to talk about it.

Frank: Boy, you’re right.

Jim: We just want to look the other way.

Frank: Well, you know, Simon and Garfunkel sang the song in Central Park called “The Boxer.” And it said, “Man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.” We’re just disregarding this, fundamentally. When I see some of the stores that get covered and I see the persecuted ch[urch], I don’t know why even in the church itself, it used to be,15 years ago I was the author of The International Religious Freedom Commission. We used to have church services once a year with the persecuted church in Sudan, the persecuted church in Vietnam, the persecuted church around the world. Now very few have it. So, I don’t know why.

One thing may very well be, President Reagan I thought was one of the finest Presidents. President Reagan always talked about human rights and religious freedom. In fact, there’s a story, the Russian foreign minister, Gromyko said to Secretary of State Shultz, he said, “Every time I’m in the Oval Office with Reagan,” he said, “the first thing he talks about is human rights and religious freedom.” Shultz said, “Well, that’s interesting. Every time I’m with Reagan, that’s the first thing he talks about, too.” So, Reagan spoke out for human rights, religious freedom. Neither party has embraced this issue, and I think it’s not a good thing for our country.

Jim: Well, when you look at it, Frank, especially being in a seat of power in Congress and you look at the value of religious expression and religious freedom, it delivers so much for the broader culture, doesn’t it?

Frank: It does. Wherever there’s religious freedom, we are not at war with any country where there’s religious freedom. There’s economic growth where there’s religious freedom. You see prosperity, generally, where there’s religious freedom.

So, no, religious freedom means positive things for [us], but for some reason, it just does not resonate. I remember we had a rally. There was a rally in 1987. Hundreds of thousands came on the Mall to advocate for Soviet Jewry. Ronald Reagan spoke to them. I can still remember that day. Well, could we get a rally on the Mall for human rights and religious freedom today? I don’t know that we could, and yet, there’s more persecution taking place today than there was when that was actually taking place.

Jim: And in fact, it does spill over for other groups. In the Middle East, you talk about the Yazidis. Talk about their story.

Frank: Oh, Jim, their story is the worst story. It is genocide. Last week I sent a letter to the President and the head of the U.N., asking them to declare it genocide. We spoke with two young Yazidi girls, one 17, one 18, who had been captured by ISIS. And we won’t go into it on the radio. Their story is brutal. There is genocide against the Yazidis. There’s genocide against the Turkmen. There’s genocide against the Christians. It meets the Article 2 definition. Rafael Lemken, if you recall, the 1948 put together for the U.N, the definition. It meets [it], yet, the world does not want to speak out.

The Amadi Muslims in Pakistan are being persecuted. The Bahai’s in Iran, there are hundreds of Bahai’s in jail in Iran. No one ever speaks out. So, Tibetans, I mean, you’ve had a number of Tibetans in jail. We have had a number who are so frustrated, yet I mean, they won’t even invite the Dalai Lama to certain places here in the United States, because they don’t want to offend the Chinese. So, the Yazidis, the Christians, the Turkmen are now experiencing genocide and we have a moral obligation.

You know, it says in Luke, “To whom much is given, much is required” and we have been blessed and They said, they came out of my office and they said, “Does anyone care?!” And so, we need to call this what it [is]. It is genocide against the Christians and the Yazidis in Iraq.

Jim: Why so little movement from governments around the world? Is this a typical pattern that you’ve seen over the 30 years you served in Congress, where genocide occurs. Everybody looks the other way and then three, four or five years from now, we come in with platitudes and say we’re sorry, we didn’t catch on earlier?

Frank: You got it. You got it. You called this. The same thing happened on the Holocaust for the world stood by, same thing. Sam Brownback and I—Governor Brownback who was then a Senator—we were the first two guys to go to Darfur. It took us years to get people to focus. Genocide was taking place in Darfur. It took years for the world to focus on it, and now it’s even coming back, but that’s usually what happens. It goes on for two or three, four years and you wipe out thousands.

Look we, the State Department had all the cables on what was taking place in Rwanda and they knew what was taking place. General Dallaire, if you’ve ever seen Hotel Rwanda, they knew and they didn’t want to act. The administration, Clinton felt so embarrassed by it, he went to Rwanda and apologized his last year in office.

You have called it. We wait and If we do not declare a genocide in Iraq with regard to Christians and the Yazidis, we are going to see the extinction of Christianity. In the cradle of Christianity, we will see no more Christians. There is a saying in the Middle East. First the Saturday people and then the Sunday people. In 1950, the Jewish population of Iraq was 150,000. Now we were told when we were there in January, there are four Jewish individuals left in the country.

Jim: Four.

Frank: That’s all, four, four. So, what took place in the Jewish community, we saw the same thing in Egypt. The Coptic Christians are being persecuted in Egypt. In 1950, the Jewish population was 80,000. I met with the leader of the Jewish community two years ago in Egypt. She said there are 20 individuals, more or less. She said, “We’ll all over 60, in their 70’s and you will see the end of the Jewish community.” So, what has taken place to the Jewish community is now taking place to the Christian community.

Jim: Oh.

John: Well, you can learn more about this matter of persecution of believers in Christ and other religious minorities around the world.We’re specifically talking about the Middle East right now and you can learn more about Focus on the Family’s presence in the Middle East and some of our work there to alleviate suffering because of religious persecution. We’ll have some details for you at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio.

Jim: Frank, let me paint a picture for those that don’t know this story. You know, in the Middle East, we’ve been working there. We have an office Cairo, a terrific family that has headed it up, Sami and Wassam Yacoub. And they’ve been doing such great work and when the 21 men were killed in Libya, you know, they have left—

Frank: Yeah.

Jim: –most of them had left Egypt to go and work for money that they could send back to their homes to build modest homes. When I heard about that, the thought struck me that we as the believers, should step in and help finish that job. And so, our office there in Cairo has been working to that end.

In the course of that, I had a phone call with Sami and he said, “Jim, the families are weeping.” And I said, “Of course, they are, Sami. They’re sad that they’ve lost their loved ones.” And he said, “No, they’re weeping with joy that God would honor them, that they could suffer for the name of Christ.” Boy, that is different than how we think in the West, isn’t it?

Frank: It is very different. And well, I want to thank Focus for doing that, because seven of them were part of Mama Maggie. Mama Maggie is a woman who has the kids on the garbage, that were her students. And so, I thank Focus for doing that.

It’s interesting, when that happened, the administration said 21 Egyptians were beheaded. They wouldn’t say 21 Coptic Christians or 21 Christians were beheaded. But I think that is amazing. You know, none of them denied Christ and if you look at those pictures, I mean, how would we react if we were there?

Jim: Well, in fact, Sami said, they were singing hymns—

Frank: Wow.

Jim: –and songs to the Lord, as that atrocity was perpetrated on them. And you know, of course, again, it’s almost like what is good is evil and what is evil is now good. Talk about that kind of moral landscape that we find ourselves in today, when not even the President will call it like it is, because of political correctness. How do we find truth in this morass of twists and turns and lies?

Frank: Well one, we have to learn those stories. And many times, you can’t go and visit all the time, but when you can, I think to be with them in a village, to be with them in a refugee camp, to be with them.

Secondly, join groups that sort of help them. There’s Voice of the Martyrs and different groups like that who will adopt prisoners of conscience. In the old days, back in the’ 80s, we used to adopt a prisoner of conscience, and many times members of Congress would actually wear an arm band. We used to write them.

Natan Sharansky, I went to Perm Camp 35, the gulag that Natan Sharansky was in. Sharansky said that when Ronald Reagan mentioned, remember in 1983, Orlando, Florida, he called it the Soviet Union, an evil empire, when Reagan called them the evil empire, in the gulag, they tapped; they tapped with a spoon so everyone in the gulag knew.

So, by advocating, by speaking out, by writ[ing], you know, we’re gonna, the group that I’m with, now we’re gonna have a questionnaire that every person running for office has to tell us, are they interested in, will they meet with the persecuted church? Do they care?

We’re gonna try to have all the people running for President, not in a political way, but just to tell us that they understand, that they’re concerned. Do they know the stories of the Catholic bishops that are under house arrest? Do they know that Xiaobo is in prison and his wife is under house arrest in China? Do they know what’s taking place in Vietnam? Are they prepared to advocate for an Amadi Muslim in Pakistan? Are they [aware]? Do you know, there’s a woman named Asia Bibi, [a] Christian, under the death sentence for blasphemy. She has young kids. She’s been in a prison with a death sentence for six years and nobody advocates. Will they?

Jim: What country?

Frank: Pakistan.

Jim: Oh.

Frank: Pakistan, will they advocate for Asia Bibi in Pakistan? Will they advocate for the Bahai’s in Iran? Will they adopt pastor Abedini? Will they write their congressman and senator to say, “Will you always speak out? Will you give speeches on the floor for Pastor Abedini? Will you? I mean, and if you do that, we can literally come back to the days–we did in the ’80s and ’90s. This was always bipartisan. You had Ronald Reagan, God bless him, Scoop Jackson, Democrat. You had Henry Hyde and you had Tom Lantos. It was a bipartisan [effort]; we want to make this again whereby this becomes one of the major issues that everyone will have to focus [on].

Lastly, the words in the Constitution, the words in the Declaration of Independence, Ronald Reagan said that those words were a covenant, not only with the people in Philadelphia in 1776 and 1787, but a covenant with the entire world. They’re a covenant with the Iraqi Catholic nun livin’ in Erbil. They’re covenant with Xiaobo who’s in prison in China. They’re covenant with a Tibetan monk that’s in the Drapchi prison. And so, that covenant’s being shredded. If we can restore that covenant, I think we can make a big difference around the world.

Jim: Well, Frank, I mean, that’s so well-said and it is, how do we ignite a fire in people’s hearts to have passion and compassion for people who are suffering?

You know, one of the things is experience. I remember being in Iraq in 2003, right at the end of the initial war with them. In fact, just a couple weeks before, Saddam Hussein’s statue had been pulled down.

Frank: I know.

Jim: That’s how soon we got in there and we were looking for radio opportunity, a program in Arabic, which still airs in that region, and I’m proud to say, a 4-minute family commentary. But we were there, and we met with a maternity hospital, a 22-bed maternity hospital, run by nuns and the day before, two of them were shot in the portico as they came back from the vegetable market. One of them survived.

So, I’m sitting with the head nun and she’s telling me this story about her friend, her fellow nun who had been shot—two of them, one survived. And she told them that Muslim terrorists had said, as soon as your Christian uncles leave, meaning the U.S. Army, as soon as they leave, we’re gonna come back and kill every one of you Christians. That’s how they think in that part of the world, isn’t it?

Frank: That is and that’s happening. Actually, Jim, ISIS is winning. As of now, ISIS is winning and I believe that a year from now we can check and see, I think the black flag of ISIS will fly over Damascus. The black flag of ISIS will fly over Straight Street. You can still go to Straight Street in Damascus where Paul went, unless something’s being done.

So, I think, you know, what can you do? One, you can pray. Two, you can listen to radio stations like this. Three, you can join groups like Voice of the Martyrs and Open Doors. And lastly, support candidates or at least educate the candidate—Republican and Democrat—don’t make it a political issue, that will focus on these issues, because again, it’s biblical. Look, what Jesus says in Luke 4 about the oppressed. You know, He quoted from what He said in Isaiah in the synagogue. “Look and see; to whom much is given,” and America’s been blessed so much that we have a moral responsibility to advocate, to speak out. And by us advocating and speaking out, we really restore that covenant that Reagan was talking about.

The time is short, though, because we will see, maybe not in my lifetime, I’m 76, but I think even in my lifetime, if something dramatically is not done, we will see the end of Christianity in Iraq—the land of Abraham, the land of Esther, the land of Rebecca, the land of Jonah, the land of Daniel, the land of Ezekiel. The light will have gone out.

Jim: Oh, I mean, it is breathtaking, Frank, to think about that, and those are good practical points of what we can do, but the people, the leadership in this country has to be motivated to be able to speak on these issues. And I appreciate the fact that it needs to be bipartisan. These are not political battles. These are basic human rights that many have died for, and I would hope that they find the courage to do so.

In the last few minutes here, Frank, talk about your work as the Distinguished Senior Fellow of the 21st Century, Wilberforce Initiative. What are you doing now that you’re retired?

Frank: We’re working on the issue of human rights and religious freedom, both internationally and domestically. We’ve joined with a group in town, all different political views, all different, religious backgrounds, to try to make the issue of religious freedom and conscience one of the major issues for the 2016 election.

You know, Madison, I’m from the State of Virginia; James Madison was really the author of the Constitution. Madison said, “Conscience is the most sacred of all property.” Conscience is what drove Thomas Moore. Conscience is what drove, you know, many people. Conscience is what drove Martin Luther King.

To make this one of the major issues, so we’re putting out a voter guide. We’re gonna try and have a radio show on religious liberty, again non-partisan, but we’re trying to make the issue of international [importance]. We came out with our recommendation a week ago to ask that the President and the Secretary of State make what’s taking place in Iraq, genocide! We cannot turn our backs on it. I don’t want to get too graphic, because I know it’s a family show, but what’s taking place to young kids is brutal! We must call it genocide! If we do not, we will lose our moral authority.

So, we want to do that. That’s why I went to Iraq. We didn’t have any government officials with us. We went to the front lines. We saw ISIS. We were a mile and a half from it. The Pershmurga has no weapons, old weapons. ISIS has the most sophisticated weapons, to make this an issue, and also to stand with the persecuted church in China. We can change the world, so that’s what we want to do so that everyone in 2016 has to focus on this issue.

Jim: Frank, how do we appeal to people’s conscience, especially congress people, that it isn’t a partisan issue? How do we help create that kind of environment again?

Frank: Well, Jim, that’s a good question. You know, laws and all are downstream from culture; it’s the culture. You know, what William Wilberforce, who abolished the slave trade, he and Hannah More and the Clapham group, they changed the soil of England, and by changing the soil of England, in fact, Wilberforce said, “What happens in the parliament is less important than what happens outside. So, by changing the soil, they were able to educate the average English person to stand up against slavery.

We need to change the soil of America, whereby the pulpits are aflame. You remember de Tocqueville said, “The pulpits were aflame with righteousness.” And the church must provide the way. The church must be the leader to speak out on these fundamental issues that we’re certain that Jesus would say, “You’re doin’ My will.”

Jim: So, I’m a mom, pickin’ up my kids at 3 o’clock at school today and you want me to go home and do what to help?

Frank: Well, you can just call your congressman. You can call your senator. You can call this President. You can call the—

Jim: Write a letter.

Frank: –White House. You can write a [letter]; a handwritten letter carr[ies] much more weight than a kind of an e-mail. Just say, “Please do something with regard to the Yazidis and the Christian women and girls that are bein’, and I won’t go into what’s bein’ done to them, call this “genocide,” so the world can focus on it.

I’ll tell you who has called it “genocide.” Pope Francis has called it “genocide.” Pope Francis has been very good on this issue. Cardinal Dolan’s been very good on this issue. Cardinal Wuerl’s been very good on this issue. Rick Warren’s been very good on the issue. Russell Moore’s been very good.

But not enough people in the church have been and I think the church has to provide that leadership. And you know, the Millennials are saying, “And I read your book; will you talk about the Millennials?” The Millennials are saying, “Is this church relevant today?” You do this and this will demonstrate that the church is relevant, similar to what Gary Haugen did on the whole issue of sexual trafficking, we should do the same thing in the church on the issue of religious freedom, both internationally now, because that’s where the real threat [is], but also domestically.

Jim: Well, Frank Wolf, retired congressman, thank you so much for bein’ with us today.

Frank: Thank you, Jim and I want to again, thank Focus for the great job.

Closing:

John: Well, it’s been a really important discussion today, placing at the forefront, that reminds the suffering that goes around the world. And in order to really continue the education, get a CD of this broadcast and listen again with some friends or someone at church. Download it or get the CD. We also have links for some of the Christian organizations that were mentioned today, as well as articles and some steps you can take to stand up for Christians, especially in the Middle East, all of this at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio or when you call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY; 800-232-6459.

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“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.

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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,

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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.

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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.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 1

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

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

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

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

How a Former Abortion Doctor Became Pro-Life

As an abortion doctor at Planned Parenthood, Dr. Patti Giebink believed she was helping women. Later, she began reading scripture and God gradually changed her heart on the abortion issue. Patti tells the story of her long journey from abortion doctor to pro-life and encourages listeners to share the message of life with compassion.

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Mrs. Patti Giebink

Dr. Patti Giebink is an OB-GYN who serves on the board of the Alpha Center, a well-known pregnancy center located in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also travels intermittently to work in mission hospitals in Pakistan and other countries. After completing her medical training, Dr. Giebink worked for Planned Parenthood from 1995-1997, during which she was the only abortion-provider in the state of South Dakota. She eventually experienced a radical change of heart on the issue of abortion after receiving God’s grace, forgiveness, and love, and she is now a passionate advocate for the pro-life movement.

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Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life

Unexpected Choice is told from the perspective of a doctor who actually performed abortions through Planned Parenthood. The book chronicles her journey from being a pro-choice physician to someone speaking on behalf of the pro-life movement.

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

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

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Mrs. Wendy Speake

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

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

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

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

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

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Dr. Kevin Leman

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

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

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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.

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Jodie Berndt

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

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

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

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

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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 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!

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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,

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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!

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