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Restoring Godly Values to America

Restoring Godly Values to America

Tim Goeglein encourages Christians to work within their families, churches, and local communities to restore the biblical and moral principles that helped establish the greatness America had when it was first founded.

Jim Daly: Hi, I’m Jim Daly. Before we start today’s program, I want to take a moment to thank all of you who gave sacrificially to Focus on the Family this past month. Thanks to some generous friends, we had a 9 million match campaign during the month of December. The biggest one we ever had!

And I’m thrilled to report that you met the match! Thank you so much for your faithfulness and encouragement. Not only to our team here at Focus, but to the hundreds of thousands of families, the married couples, parents, children, and single adults who will be blessed by the broadcast and resources that we, together, will provide in 2020.

So, again, thank you for your partnership with Focus on the Family.

Tim Goeglein: Every year – uh, and I’ve lived and worked in Washington for 30 years. Every year, the pro-life march, the March for Life in January, it gets bigger and younger. The Focus on the Family office is right in the heart of it. And, you know, there are so many hundreds of thousands of young people. I mean, the number of pro-life people – black, white, every faith tradition, some no faith tradition – who pour into Washington – it’s extraordinary. This is the great civil rights issue of our era. And it’s going in the right direction.

John Fuller: That optimism is from Tim Goeglein, describing just one of the ways you and I can be more intentional about living out our faith. And how we can work together to restore the foundational values of this great nation.

That’s our topic today on Focus on the Family with your host, Focus president and author, Jim Daly. And I’m John Fuller.

Jim: Hey, John, it’s understandable that some people have a gloomy view of America today. That’s pretty easy to do, given all the news we’re reading and seeing all the time. And there’s not a lot of hope or trust in our national leaders to turn things around, and that’s unfortunate. As Christians, we need to be the people of hope

And admittedly, we face obstacles, too. We see the moral decline in this country. And godly traditions of freedom, faith and family aren’t valued the way they once were. Plus, there are some in our culture who would like nothing better than to silence Christians in the public square.

Did you know, John, that today is National Religious Freedom Day?

John: That is an important day for all of us to recognize.

Jim: It is. And we’re here to celebrate the contributions that Thomas Jefferson made to guarantee religious freedom in this nation

And I think we in the Christian community should celebrate our religious freedom — by renewing our resolve to be salt and light in today’s culture. And to be good, godly citizens in how we vote and fight for those moral laws in this nation.

I love the statement, you know, “Be firm in the middle and soft on the edges.” I love it! And I’m so glad our good friend and colleague, Tim Goeglein, is here to offer a great message of faith and hope to us

John: Well, Tim is the Vice President for External and Government Relations for Focus on the Family in Washington, D.C. He’s served in the government for decades, with Senator Dan Coats of Indiana and under President George W. Bush, among others.

He’s written a wonderful book that we’ll talk more about today. It’s called American Restoration: How Faith, Family, And Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation. And of course, we have copies of that at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. Or you can order one by calling 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY.

Jim: Tim, welcome back to the, uh, microphones here at Focus.

Tim: It’s great to be here. Thank you.

Jim: Now, you’re running that, uh, office out there in Washington, D.C., for Focus. Just day to day, tell the folks what you’re doing to represent Focus on the Family. More importantly, the Lord – uh, when you’re there in that office in Washington, D.C.

Tim: Well, no two days are alike.

Jim: (Laughter) That’s for sure.

Tim: And the – the variety – the era that we’re in in American public policy is really fascinating. I spend my days working in the House of Representatives in the United States Senate, some days at the White House, some days at the State Department. Uh, I attend Supreme Court hearings and am occasionally asked to speak far beyond the Beltway, which I find very refreshing.

Jim: You do, actually, a lot of speaking. I’m so thankful that you’re willing to do that. Your wife, Jenny, puts up with that, I’m sure – being able to travel and speak, and I appreciate Jenny’s support for you in that way. But Ivy League universities have you come in and others to give a perspective of a conservative Christian viewpoint. I think that’s good.

Tim: You know, I was, um, speaking at Brown University (Laughter). In Providence, R.I., a city named for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And after I spoke, a young man came up to me, Jim. And, uh, he was the first person in his family to ever go to college. A scholarship to Brown, born and raised in Boston. He said, “Mr. Goeglein, I can talk about anything at this university, but I cannot speak openly about my faith.”

And I called a friend of mine, Craig Osten. And I said, “Craig, I think we ought to do a book. The book, I think, ought to be called American Restoration because it needs to be rooted in our hope as Christians. But it does not need to be another delineation of all the problems and challenges, per se. What it needs to be is about the way that we can restore and renew and regenerate, uh, this extraordinary country.”

Jim: Yeah.

Tim: I’m really struck by some of the comments that you made, Jim, because I think they are right on point. It is so easy for so many of our fellow Christians to be discouraged and to be despairing. They pop on the television; they open social media. But discouragement and despair is a sin because it negates the hope of Jesus Christ, and especially in the public square.

Jim: Well, not only that, but here’s another hopeful way to look at all this. The Lord knew exactly who would be alive on this earth at this moment. So, he chose you – Christian, believer – to be here, uh, during this time. And I don’t think he wishes for us to be in despair. We’re supposed to be the people who bring hope.

Tim: Absolutely right.

Jim: And that’s what I love about your book. Uh, it’s really well done. You’ve broken the book down into 15 key categories. And we’re not going to be able cover all of those, but that’s why, uh, listeners need to get a copy of this. This a great dissertation on the reason why we need to be engaged in the public square.

You know, some people – we have concentrated on marriage and parenting here at Focus on the Family over the last 10 years, kind of reinventing Focus back to that core. It doesn’t mean we’ve stepped out of that public square, however. We’re just perhaps lower in the profile, but we’re still working with various administrations as they come and go, along with senators, and House representatives and local, state by state, uh, representatives to encourage them on family – strong family, traditional family policies. Right?

Tim: Absolutely. And this is what American Restoration has totally in common with Focus on the Family. You know, the reason that I love Focus on the Family’s icon is, it is a toddler. And the toddler is looking upward. He’s looking upward not just to one person, but he’s looking, uh, upward to two people, to mom and dad. And American Restoration is based in this narrative. This is a book about culture. This is not a book about politics. Culture leads.

And if we are going to restore, uh, our country, culture and civilization, it’s gonna begin not with Washington, D.C., or Silicon Valley, or Hollywood or any of the other sort of elite cities or institutions. It’s gonna begin in our homes, in our marriages, in our communities, uh, in our neighborhoods. Above all, in our churches. You know, this is where the idea of restoration will come. It will start, uh, from the bottom upward, not be imposed, uh, from the top downward.

Jim: And I love that, and I think that’s something we’re always trying to, uh, proclaim here, is that we need to live lives that are worthy of the calling of Christ. And that’s what we try to accomplish each and every day.

All right. Let’s get into it. Uh, one of the big battles in America today is over religious liberty. Which is ironic since, um, the very founding of this nation was based on religious liberty. I mean, that’s why they came from Europe to settle the United States – the Pilgrims, the Puritans. They were seeking a place where they could express themselves in their faith without a king or a monarchy telling them what to do. And why have we, uh, grown into such, um – I guess the right word would be disrepute with the culture? Because Christianity has delivered so many good things to this nation.

Tim: There is an artificial divide now between faith and the public square. And this kind of secularization of the country has become, in fact, a kind of religion.

Uh, we have to remember that it’s not just the Judeo-Christian tradition where the country was founded, but in the social and in the moral revolution of the 1960s and ’70s. It was, Jim, to answer your question, a frontal assault directly, uh, on the Beatitudes, on the Ten Commandments, on the whole body of ethics that forms the Judeo-Christian foundation of the United States of America.

Jim: Explain that connection. Uh, unpack that a little bit, why the Beatitudes are connected there.

Tim: Well, as Christians, our body of ethics begins in the Garden of Eden. It transfers to the Ten Commandments, the natural law, uh, to the Sermon on the Mount. You know, these are not just good ideas. Uh, we are being directed, commanded by our God to say, “This is a really beautiful way to live. It’s a beautiful way to organize a community. It’s a beautiful way to organize a country, a culture, a civilization.” Why? Because it’s rooted in the beautiful, the just and the true.

This is the derivation of the Declaration of Independence. This is the – the foundation of the United States Constitution. And so, any restoration of the country ultimately comes back, uh, to that fundamental principle of the founding of the United States of America, which is, religious liberty and rights of conscience.

My friend, uh, Bobby Jindal, the former governor of Louisiana, brilliantly – he said, “The United States of America did not create religious liberty. Religious liberty created the United States of America.” Bingo. Exactly right.

Jim: Yeah, but it’s amazing how, especially in Washington, D.C., they get that backward – um, to the very point.

What is that antagonism? Why in the public square is Christian thought, Christian ethics, uh, kind of the Christian founding of this country – why is it so despised by those who disagree with the Christian community?

Tim: Because it stands for the idea of objective truth. An objective truth in an era of moral relativism, of situational ethics is considered a kind of bad manners.

You know, just a few weeks ago, I was sitting in the Supreme Court, uh, courtroom. One of the most beautiful spaces on the planet. And I looked up, Jim, above, uh, the – where the nine justices sit. And engraved in the pediment, right over where the chief justice presides over every case in that courtroom, is a depiction of Moses, who is holding a copy of the Ten Commandments.

Jim: The law giver.

Tim: The law giver. A few weeks before that, I was in the House of Representatives for a debate. The only – in the entire House of Representatives – symbol that looks down on the speaker of the House is, again, Moses. When you’re in the United States Senate, uh, the motto, “In God We Trust,” is literally inside of the marble, you know? It goes on and on.

We are a religious republic. It is, uh, unmistakable. We are a city of churches and synagogues. And – and our first president, George Washington, wrote a very famous letter to the Jews of Newport, the oldest synagogue in the United States. And he makes it very clear in this powerful letter that this is a republic that is faith friendly. This is where we come from. This is who we are. We’re not Spain. We’re not Italy. We’re not Germany. We’re not England.

Uh, you know, we have no religious test to hold office. Uh, we don’t have an established church. But that’s not because our founding fathers and mothers wanted to wall off religion – quite the opposite. They said that religion was the virtue nurturer – that virtue, moral excellence, was the other side of liberty, and that was the role of faith.

John: And that’s why we want to encourage you to get a copy of Tim’s book, American Restoration: How Faith, Family, And Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation. Call 800, the letter A and the word FAMILY. Or stop by focusonthefamily.com/broadcast. When you get in touch, make a generous contribution to sustain the work of Focus on the Family as you can, please.

Jim: Another aspect, um – and there’s so many good things here. We could spend hours just on religious liberty. But moving to the culture of death – and the opposite of that, obviously, is being pro-life – uh, these two together. Speak to that culture of death, what many warned of in the ’70s – Francis Schaeffer, and other Christian philosophers, who said there’s trouble coming if we’re going to accept the killing of the preborn baby. Describe what we’re seeing today.

Tim: You know, in the 1950s and ’60s, there was a move in various states to move toward the idea of abortion. And many people, Jim, in the ’50s and ’60s associated this idea of abortion purely with the Roman Catholic Church. And so, when a series of decisions were made in the Supreme Court – most importantly, Doe v. Bolton that eventually led to Roe against Wade – uh, even abortion’s greatest celebrators never would have imagined that we would have over 60 million abortions in America.

Jim: Think of that.

Tim: I mean, we – we are missing three generations of Americans. And of course, when you drill down and look at the terrible epidemic of the eradication of those with Down Syndrome, I mean, this is really a very, very, uh, difficult, uh, time. And yet – and I want to be very categorical – this is also an extraordinary time for those of us who have been pro-life since the beginning.

Every year the pro-life march, the March for Life in January, it gets bigger and younger. The Focus on the Family office is right in the heart of it. And, you know, there are so many, uh, hundreds of thousands of young people. I mean, the number of pro-life people – black, white, every faith tradition, some no faith tradition – who pour into Washington – it’s extraordinary. This is the great civil rights issue of our era. And it’s going in the right direction.

Jim: And it’s great. It’s happening right around the corner – January 24. If you can get to Washington, D.C., be a part of it. Uh, we’ll be there, Focus on the Family.

John: Yeah, you’ll be speaking, Jim, right?

Jim: Yep. Jeanne Mancini, who’s the president of the March for Life. And in fact, uh, we’re also going to be working in May. May 9, we’ll have a five-city event, simulcast to lift up life once again. We’re going to be doing a live ultrasound that the whole nation can see what that baby in the third trimester looks like.

And it’s an amazing experience. I think the pro-life perspective has gained so much ground, and especially within the younger generation. They are more pro-life than anyone. Why are they coming to their senses in that way?

Tim: Uh, because they look at a 3- and 4D image online of a baby, and they conclude it’s objectively a human being.

Jim: Yeah.

Tim: You know, I remember seeing a 3D image for the first time and a 4D image for the first time. It – it’s astonishing.

John: They’re remarkable.

Tim: It’s an absolute miracle.

Jim: Yeah.

Tim: And – and seeing is believing. And I think, uh, that the pro-life movement will always be remembered as casting a lot of light in a otherwise very dark place.

Jim: Yeah.

Tim: You know, the generational responsibility is the healthy moral ecology – right? – of the next generation. What’s so wonderful about the pro-life movement is that it gets younger and younger. It gets larger. And even those who may not agree with us on other issues, on this singular issue of human life, I think increasingly, is coming around to the question, “Are there any other excuses?” And increasingly, there are not.

Jim: Yeah. And I think the other formula for this is there are about a million couples wanting to adopt infants every year and about a million abortions. It’s – how do we connect these dots to allow a woman the best choice she can make, which is, if she cannot carry that baby, and, uh, have that baby and keep that baby, let that baby have life.

So many people are adopted, um, that have gone on to do incredible things. That human potential that you mention in the book – 60 million people have been taken out of the picture due to abortion. Um, what could they have contributed to humanity if they would’ve, uh, lived and gone to school and done what they could do? So often, it’s said, maybe one was there that could have cured cancer.

John: Uh-hm.

Jim: Who knows? That’s an amazing thing to think about. But we are gonna continue to fight that battle here at Focus on the Family, rest assured. So again, join us on May 9 for that five-city event. You can go to our website to get more information.

Tim: I – I must tell you, I feel very confident on the question of the pro-life movement. I do believe that we are on a historic trajectory for the overturning of Roe against Wade. This will be done in a probably series of ultimately Supreme Court decisions. But, you know, if we were having this radio, uh, discussion in the 1850s and someone had said, “Do you think that we will ever overturn, uh, Dred Scott?” – right? – it would have been tempting to say, “No.” Uh, now, we had to have a Civil War, and 750,000 Americans lost their lives – and the murder of a president.

America finds a way historically to right these injustices. We did it with slavery. We did it in the civil rights movement, and that’s an ongoing process. And we are doing it in the pro-life movement. And I believe, eventually, Roe will, uh, be where it properly should be, in the dustbin of history.

Jim: Well, and let’s pray for that eventual outcome. Uh, we would all agree. Tim, as we head into a new election cycle, um, we need to be reminded about the value of citizenship in this country. What are some things we can begin doing today to make America a better nation – kind of the citizenship and duty?

Tim: We have to go tell a new generation the story of America. We have to go tell a new generation the Judeo-Christian story rooted in the Old Testament, uh, the ancient prophecies and the reality and the – the blessed reassurance of the New Testament. Christ is risen. We have to be able to proclaim this to a new generation, which, too often, in public schools, in even some of the better private schools, they’re not learning American history; they’re not learning, uh, the history of the Bible. And I must tell you, I see all kinds of hopeful signs in this regard. One of them is in Washington, D.C. For those who have not been to the Museum of the Bible, it’s an astonishing achievement.

Jim: Well and thank you to the Green family – Hobby Lobby – for doing that.

Tim: They have done a phenomenal job. And may I tell you? Families are pouring into the Museum of the Bible, and they are learning about the centrality of the Bible culturally in a way that they never have before.

Um, in preparation for our book, we went back and looked at what was being taught in the typical high school civics or government classes in the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s. I mean, it was virtually impossible to graduate from a good public high school in America, up to and including, uh, the late 1960s, without at least three major civics courses. Today, in most high schools, only one, uh, is typically required. So, you have a whole generation of young people who don’t know the basic American story, and they don’t understand really completely how the American government is organized.

Jim: Yes.

Tim: You know, the first duty of Christian citizenship is to vote. Uh, you have to have skin in the game. But if we have a generation of young people who don’t see the practical application between their country and why they need to vote or what the whole purpose is, uh, I think that you come to the reality that to restore the country, you have to restore this kernel truth, this cornerstone reality that citizenship matters and that citizenship – good citizenship – is consonant with our faith.

Jim: Well, I so appreciate that. And I think, especially if your kids are in public schools, and our boys were… both went to charter public schools. So, you can do a lot to augment that deficiency at home.

Tim: You absolutely can. Moms and dads, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles…

Jim: (Laughter) Yeah.

Tim: They are the first and best teachers. And may I say, Jim, one of the great arsenals that we have in family and education is the ability of a father or a grandfather, uh, or an uncle perhaps who is a veteran, and aunt or a grandmother, to sit down with their son or grandson or granddaughter, et cetera, and just share their story.

You know, what did they experience in Vietnam? What did they actually experience in World War II? What did they see in Korea? You know, uh, every morning on my way to work to Focus on the Family, I drive past the Pentagon. I drive past the Vietnam Memorial. There are 60,000 names, uh, on the Vietnam Memorial Wall.

I gander up at Mr. Lincoln in the Lincoln Memorial. You know, just bringing your children or grandchildren to Washington – let them walk around. Let them see the monumentality. Take them to the National Gallery of Art. Take them to the House of Representatives. You know, part of my great hope and optimism, uh, is that there are thousands of Americans every year who share our same, uh, goals; they see the same worldview, and they take the time to come to Washington and to allow their young people just to experience the idea of what it means to have good government, what good citizenship means.

You know, the late, great Justice Scalia, in one of his greatest dissents of all time, made it very clear that the foundational greatness of America is the genius of self-government. We can never take that for granted. This is a government, uh, by the people. And – and I believe that that is true today even in an era of skepticism and in an era of cynicism. So, let us go tell the next generation, “Step up. Get engaged. Be more involved than you ever have. We need you.”

Jim: Yeah. It requires your action, and that’s your point. What a great book, American Restoration: How Faith, Family, And Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation. I love it. And I, uh, certainly support you, Tim. And thank you for your great work here at Focus on the Family and your support of Jenny, your wife, your two sons, uh, Timmy and Paul. Uh, what a wonderful family you are.

Um, I can’t help but think about those Christians in the early church, um, who gave it their all. They were in a brutal culture that didn’t believe what they believed, but they did so many things so well. Like that wonderful Scripture says, “Do these good deeds so they’ll honor your Father in heaven.” And I believe that’s really at the core of your message, Tim, is for the church to do the right things to – of course we’re broken; we’re sinners saved by grace – to reduce hypocrisy and to live our lives in such a way that people are drawn to Christ and that our nation can be revitalized in those basic understandings that we’ve held so close for over 240 years. May it be so again that this nation would embrace the Lord, Jesus Christ so that we might be saved, not just as individuals, but as a culture, as well. Thank you for being with us.

Tim: It’s all my pleasure. And I’ll conclude by saying that the highest promontory in Washington, D.C., is the National Cathedral. And the National Cathedral has two towers, the tower of St. Peter and the tower of St. Paul. These great men, these fellow brothers in Christ, they taught us that engagement is more important than ever. It’s a great symbol for our nation’s capital, and it’s a good message in the 21st century.

Jim: Well said.

John: And Tim has captured so many of those great messages in his book, American Restoration: How Faith, Family, And Personal Sacrifice Can Heal Our Nation.

Contact us about getting a copy of that today, along with the download of our entire conversation with Tim.  We’d love to hear from you. Our number is 800-232-6459. 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY. And online, we’re at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast.

Jim: And folks, we really do appreciate your ongoing financial partnership with Focus. We are a listener supported organization and that means your sustaining gift on a monthly basis can make a big difference in how we’re able to strengthen marriages, empower parents, and spread the gospel of Jesus Christ going forward. Even a one-time gift will help

And when you send a gift of any amount to Focus on the Family today, we’ll send you a copy of Tim’s great book, American Restoration, as our way of saying “thank you” for your generosity!

John: And our number, again, is 800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY. Or donate at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast.

And we’re gonna be posting notes about the upcoming March for Life in January and our own Alive 2020 event in May. You’ll see those online.

And we also have our Daily Citizen email, which provides a really quick summary of current events and cultural trends impacting your family. It is a great way to keep up with everything going on. A very fast read. It’s ready for you and in your inbox when you wake up. And best of all, it’s free! So, sign up for Daily Citizen.

Next time, a really funny perspective about married life.

Teaser:

John Branyan: You know you gotta get your driver’s license renewed every four years, but you don’t have to have your marriage license renewed, ever… (laughter).

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

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

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Jodie Berndt

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

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Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

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

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

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

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

Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

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

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

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

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

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

Defending Your Marriage

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

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

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Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

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Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

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

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

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

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

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

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

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

Mr. Greg Koukl

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

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

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Mrs. Wendy Speake

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

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

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

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

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

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

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

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

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

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

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

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Dr. Lee Warren

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

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

Headshot of Focus on the Family broadcast guest Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt

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

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

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

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

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

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

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

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

Mrs. Meg Meeker

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

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

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

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