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Roe v. Wade Overturned: Now What?

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Now What?

In light of the landmark decision of the Supreme Court on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, Professor Helen Alvaré and Dr. Al Mohler provide analysis, discuss the implications, and explain how believers need to continue to be involved in the fight to preserve life as the battle heads to the states.
Original Air Date: June 27, 2022

Preview:

Jim Daly: Well, welcome to Focus on the Family. I’m Jim Daly, here in the studio on Friday, recording this, uh, for you to hear on Monday. Uh, we’ve just learned this morning the news of the historic announcement from the Supreme Court, that has overturned Roe V. Wade. That’s after 49 years and 63 million children, um, not here today because of abortion. Um, no court has the right to deprive a child of the right to live, and I think that’s been surfacing over the years, especially with technology that shows that this is an individual human being. Somehow, they wanted to convince you it’s just a clump of cells up until the ninth month, and then boom, out comes a baby. That is a baby from the beginning, and this has been the debate, can we take innocent human life because of its inconvenience? And the answer is no, and today the court has agreed with that. Now, this decision has really just pushed it back to the states. Uh, I don’t know what you’re going to hear from the pro-abortion community, but the radical position that they take, that this somehow is going to prevent a woman in a blue state, for example, to get an abortion, is just not true. It does create the opportunity for the Christian community to set up in red states, blue states, to help women. And that will be the plan going forward, and Focus is going to be involved in that. Uh, also, the support of pregnancy resource centers around the nation. Uh, we work closely with them, and we are grateful for their hard work as well. Today, I’ve invited two good friends, scholars, to join me and talk about this decision, it’s impact. Uh, I have on the phone professor Helen Alvaré and Dr. Al Mohler. Professor Alvaré is a law professor at George Mason university, where she teaches family law, law and religion, and property law. Dr. Al Mohler is an evangelical leader, serving as the president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and he’s an esteemed authority on these issues, and a former Focus on the Family board member. Professor Alvaré, Dr. Al Mohler, thanks for being with us here at Focus.

Professor Helen Alvaré: Thank you so much.

Dr. Al Mohler: It’s good to be with you.

Jim: Well, we’ve, uh, recorded with both of you before on legal and theological issues, and I just so appreciate two leading thinkers, uh, giving us time to talk this through. Helen, let me start with you. Uh, explain to our listeners what the Supreme Court ruling on the Dobbs case means, and how does it affect abortion policy going forward?

Professor Alvaré: Prior to Dobbs, in 1973, and Roe, and then repeated in 1992 in Casey, the Supreme Court had held that the constitution’s fourteenth amendment, the word liberty, contains a right to abortion, throughout nine months, and for any reason. When the constitution protects that right, that means states cannot impair it. So states were essentially banned from protecting unborn human lives.

Jim: Hmm.

Professor Alvaré: As of today, the court says that Casey and Roe, and I think I can use this word (laughs), are nonsensical. That they’re not even legal reason (laughs), according to the Dobbs majority opinion. They were a mess. Uh, confusing, unworkable, wrong about the text of the constitution, about the history of the law in the United States, and about the prior cases they claimed to rely on. So as of today, moving forward, every state is permitted, once again, to make laws about abortion. Some will protect it, some will protect unborn human life, at least some or all times during pregnancy.

Jim: Well, I so appreciate that reference to nonsensical, because I think on the pro-life side, that’s been the claim all along. It’s hard to defend women when half the abortions are women.

Professor Alvaré: That’s true.

Jim: (laughs). You know, that are, uh, the abortion’s being done against. Dr. Mohler, let’s get you in here. Uh, I so appreciate you making time for this. You’re one of our leading theologians in this country. Uh, professor Alvaré obviously is bringing that legal perspective. How are you feeling today with the news of Roe being overturned?

Dr. Mohler: Well, Jim, you know, well, we’ve been working at this for a very long time, so I have to put this within the context of God’s mercy, and- and just say this is the day the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad at it. Uh, as a Christian, we understand this is the beginning of an even bigger battle, but we’ve, by God’s grace, earned the right to enter those battles. At, uh, the- the congressional level, where it will undoubtedly have to be fought out, and at all 50 states. But, uh, I appreciate you so much, professor Alvaré on this, and- and, you know, the- the reality is that Justice Scalia got right to the heart of the issue when he wrote that, uh, from the day Roe V. Wade was handed down, it was on a collision course with the constitution.

Jim: Right.

Dr. Mohler: And, you know, as Christian theologian, and- and as a- a constitutionalist, I just want to point out that every wrong method of, uh, of treating the scripture has a parallel and a wrong method of, uh, dealing with the constitution. And, you know, liberal theology has, uh, has basically abandoned the, uh, scripture, and- and liberal jurisprudence saw it basically to abandon the constitution. The majority of the court pulled us right back to the text of the constitution, and for that, we should be very thankful.

Jim: That is good. And it’s, uh, again, to your point, it’s a day to rejoice. The work is not over. That’s one of the concerns I’ve had. This simply puts it back in the hands of all the states. So if you think about the spiritual battleground, now it goes from a federal level to a state level. And boy, we as the Christian community, really have to redouble our efforts to help women, to help, uh, the men involved in their lives as well as the children, so that I would hope eventually, uh, even if the Congress tries to, uh, develop a law that gives a woman the right to an abortion in the future, that this event will create the desire not to do that. That the immorality of taking a child’s life because of finances or whatever, that it’s never worth it to murder a child for the benefit of that person’s future. So, uh, let me talk a bit about that, uh, to both of you, and you both can respond, the negative reaction. We’re taping this on Friday. We’re going to be airing it today, Monday. Um, not sure what’s going to take place over the weekend. You have Jane’s Revenge and these other groups that are threatening, uh, you know, to do damage and to riot, which seems to be their only means of expression, unfortunately. Uh, let me play a clip from Speaker Pelosi, and get your reaction to her.

Speaker Pelosi: This morning, the radical Supreme Court is eviscerating American’s rights and endangering their health and safety. But the congress will continue to act, uh, to overcome this extremism and pro- extremism and protect the American people. Today, the Republican controlled Supreme Court has achieved their dark, extreme goal of ripping away a woman’s right to make their own decis- reproductive health decisions. American women today have less freedoms than their mothers. With Roe and their attempt to destroy it, radical Republicans are charging ahead with their crusade to criminalize health freedom.

Jim: Um, Al, let’s go to you first. Your response to that rationale, that this is an extreme moment, that the judges are extreme. How do you react to that?

Dr. Mohler: Well, they’re so extreme they’re in line with, uh, 187 years of American jurisprudence before Roe V. Wade. In other words, the- the- the progressives, uh, and this great cultural divide, I think it- and just assuming they’re honest, they honestly believe that human rights are, uh, are- are invented by human beings, to be politically negotiated to whatever extreme you can politically get away with. And then, uh, you know, their- their understanding is that history is unfolding, so the- the next thing you know, uh, from abortion, LGBTQ rights, especially the T and all the rest, uh, don’t forget the plus sign at the end of that. This is a court decision that just effectively refutes, uh, the entire logic of their case. So, I guess, predictably, they’re pretty upset.

Jim: Right. And I think, Helen, for me, that use of the word extreme, it- it seems odd that for us, the pro-life community, trying to preserve life, encourage a mother to get through her pregnancy, to make the right decision, a decision she’ll never regret, in my opinion, um, that- that somehow, we’re the extremists because we don’t support the killing of children. Maybe you can explain that to me? You’re in Washington.

Professor Alvaré: (laughs).

Jim: You hang out at the dinner parties.

Professor Alvaré: Oh, yeah.

Jim: How- how is that?

Professor Alvaré: That is a political partisan statement. That is- and it’s so far removed from the question of the humanity, that mother and that child (laughs), in a- an abortion facility. It is so far removed from the opinion itself, which is a product of 49 years of fabulous scholarship. The pro-life movement didn’t sit around and stamp its feet and say, “You’re so bad. Why can’t you see the unborn child as valuable?” They wrote books and had symposia and wrote a amicus briefs and- and scholarly articles. And this is the fruit of them, and they’re true. To actually say truthful things like, if liberty, in the constitution is the American experience, and all the laws that were passed in the states, and what they show about who we are, then a country that banned abortion for 200 years (laughs) doesn’t include it as a liberty. Wow, reason. Reason and truth are beautiful. And that opinion, if you read it with- with that view, um, is that. And I just- I feel happy because I saw something true, and because someone is actually reading the constitution as if it was the people’s document, and it doesn’t just belong to five Justices.

Jim: Yeah. So, so good. Uh, Dr. Mohler, let me turn to you. You recently cited new data from the Guttmacher Institute, that indicates abortion has been on the rise in recent years, after a 30-year decline. In fact, the New York Times reported in 2020, that one in five pregnancies were ending in abortion. That’s a shocking number. Uh, how- how do you think the court’s decision will impact those numbers? Are we going to see fewer abortions, obviously, or will these blue states that, like Colorado, I’m sad to say, our home state, they’re- they want to be an abortion tourist destination. So what do you- what do you think the outcome will be?

Dr. Mohler: Well, in one instance, I think we’re going to find ourselves in two Americas, but it’s going to be more like three. And, uh, so this is my analysis. I- I- I think there are others who would clearly agree with it. Uh, there are some deeply blue states, uh, Illinois, Rhode Island, uh, California, uh, Massachusetts, uh, you know, that- that are going to be abortion destinations. I mean, Gavin Newsom from California’s talking about paying women to come to California to have abortions paid for by the state. You go to a state like Alabama, it’s the opposite. State like Mississippi, from which the Dobbs case came. Uh, or- or, uh, a state like Louisiana, where even a democratic governor actually voted for, uh, a restriction on abortion just to recent days.

Jim: Hmm.

Dr. Mohler: So those are two different Americas. But there’s a third America, and that third America, uh, includes states, and I’d put Colorado a bit there, uh, where, uh, it’s still possible to look at potential restrictions on abortion, but we’ve got a long way to go to get to, uh, any elimination of abortion. One thing we can do, we can be there to foster children, adopt children, do whatever we can to help mothers in crisis. And so the political battles, it’s going to be very uneven. And I- I do divide it into that trio, the- the deep blue states, that I think may get even bluer, the deep red states that may get even redder in that sense. And then, uh, at least, uh, uh, somewhere between 10 and 20 states, where this is going to be an ongoing battle from year to year.  But I- I don’t want to take too much time here, but the bigger issue, I think, uh, the president today, and, uh, speaker Pelosi made very clear that they want to push for national legislation. And ultimately, I think both sides know that’s where the big debate will head.

Jim: Right. And Helen, from a legal perspective, when you look at that, that’s kind of what the court has often said, especially the originalist, the court should not get involved in these deep social issues. The legislative branch should determine a law, and if possible, pass that law. Then it will be challenged, and then the court will look at it to say is that law that Congress passed, is it constitutional? That’s kind of how the government is supposed to work. And this is one of the difficulties that we’ve had, where the progressives have used the court often to get laws through… in essence, get laws through, through court decisions. Is that fair?

Professor Alvaré: Yes, but I- I want to sound a note of hope, and it is about the feds. States have legislative authority that’s called the police power, any law for health, safety, welfare. They used to also say morals, but that kind of went by (laughs).

Jim: Yeah (laughs).

Professor Alvaré: So any law in that area, the states can do. The federal legislative branch, article one of the constitution gives supposedly pretty limited powers to a federal congress. Most were reserved to the states. The feds can do things like interstate commerce, you know, raise and support an army, tax and spend, take care of federal lands. So they can’t actually pass a law that just says abortion is legal in the 50 states, because it doesn’t fit any of those article one powers. But here’s what they can do, and you’ve seen them do. They can claim that something they’re doing affects interstate commerce. Oh, abortion affects interstate commerce, we’re going to make a law about something on abortion that affects interstate commerce. We’re going to give federal money to the states, but not unless you allow unlimited abortion. We’re going to let federal contractors build planes, um, you know, supply healthcare, but not if you don’t provide free abortion for all your employees. We’re going to make sure that every federal land has an abortion clinic on it. They’re going to go nuts with the article one powers they have. They can’t straightforwardly legalize abortion in the 50 states, but they can use all these article one powers-

Jim: Huh.

Professor Alvaré: … and they can slip through various, you know, supposed limits in them. And- and again, think of how what a sick agenda this is. Instead of all the things this country needs right now, we’re going to be- take our article one powers and slip abortion in wherever we can. Again, when you think about the abortion process itself, it’s a sick agenda.

Jim: And it’s so dismaying in that regard. Let me, uh, Dr. Mohler, you mentioned President Biden. And again, uh, to Helen’s point, uh, you know, this is a moral issue in the public square. Plenty of people, uh, are upset. Uh, if- if you lean toward that direction, we get it, you don’t need to write us, we understand that. You think it’s a political issue. We disagree. We think it’s a moral issue in the public square, that’s why we fight it. It’s also why I recorded for our See Life event, uh, a piece with former democrat, Dan Lipinski, from Illinois, who’s a pro-life Catholic, and he lost his seat because he wouldn’t budge being a pro-life democrat. So I get it, we’re in the fight every day. I understand it. I wish it weren’t political. I wish there were more democrats that were pro-life. But pointing now to President Biden, and a clip that we got from today, his speech, I wanted to play this and get both of your- your responses.

President Biden: Make no mistake, this decision is a culmination of a deliberate effort over decades to upset the balance of our law. It’s a realization of an extreme ideology and a tragic error by the Supreme Court, in my view. The court has done what it has never done before, expressly take away a constitutional right that is so fundamental to so many Americans, that it had already been recognized. The court’s decision to do so will have real and immediate consequences. State laws banning abortion are automatically taking effect today, jeopardizing the health of millions of women, some without exceptions. So extreme that women could be punished for protecting their health. So extreme that women and girls who are forced to bear their rapist’s child.

Jim: Al, let me- let me go to you on the response first, uh, because one of the things that I’ve seen when I’m engaging the pro-abortion community, they go to this 1% of- of rape. Uh, so 1% roughly of abortions occur due to rape. And the- the other 99%, 98% of abortions is more of a birth control decision. They have an unwanted pregnancy. So if you could just elaborate on that for a minute, you know, trying to prove the normality through the extreme. You know, the- the- it’s always rape, in their minds.

Dr. Mohler: Yeah. Yeah, you know, this is where the argument was made by the Feminists in the late sixties and the early seventies, some of them going so far as to argue that, uh, like Andrea Dworkin, that, uh, you know, any- any martial act is an act of rape (laughs). Uh, uh, but basically, uh, it- it’s an effort to try to deny how abortion actually happens in this country. And the vast number of abortions is performed simply because a woman no longer wants to be pregnant. And- and then, you know, the- what are presented as the hard cases of rape, incest, uh, you know, et cetera. But, uh, you know, every state, regardless, uh, frankly, of- of exactly how the law is framed, there- there are ways of legal re- redress. There are- there are judges and- and others who can deal with issues of extremity. But, you know, I’m- I’m just thankful the American people, at least millions of Americans have seen through that kind of argument.

Jim: Absolutely. And that- that’s really the point to use that extreme to explain the other 98%, 99%. Dr. Mohler, let me ask you, uh, you- he used the word child. He’s kind of breaking from the ranks. Democrats always refer to the preborn child as a fetus, a blob of tissue, et cetera. He seems to be consistently referring to the baby in the womb as a child. Uh, I’m not sure that he understands he’s not speaking from the talking points, but, um, in that regard, have you noticed that?

Dr. Mohler: Yep. Uh, it’s a moral reflex, isn’t it? I mean, this is, uh, the- this is creation of order, natural law. Uh, just the- the Imago Dei showing up, and the fact that, uh, we- we eventually just have to acknowledge that it’s not just a moral truth held by pro-lifers, it’s a moral truth period, that the inhabitant of the womb is an unborn child, a- a- a human being made in the image of God. And that’s the word child pops out. Remember, they’ve been trying to get away from talking about pregnant women.

Jim: Huh.

Dr. Mohler: Uh, they’ve been trying to talk about pregnant people, because of the transgender revolution, and the White House actually, you know, has a style guide that says you’re supposed to talk about pregnant people. But, you know, when you’re going after voters, you don’t go after pregnant people, you go after voting women. So, uh, I just- I just found that very interesting. Uh, we just need to keep a script and- and keep a memory on this.

Jim: Yeah. Helen, it’s right at the end here, so I- I just want to ask kind of- kind of an open question to you. As you’re a law professor, um, what do you think the future is? What would you encourage both the Catholic church and the Protestant church, what do we do? How do we move forward? Uh, how do we get into discussions with people? (laughs). Um…

Professor Alvaré: Yeah. I’ll make one broad point. Obviously, I think all of the effort to welcome women being able to bring children into the world and to make them feel that they- they can do justice to the child, justice to their financial necessity (laughs), et cetera. Crucial. But I think that the right of abortion has been sold on the right of autonomy. The right just to make my own decisions, whatever. I think that reinstating the idea that we are in relationship first, we are first God’s children, and then we are brothers and sisters to one another. And that we owe one another. I do think that all of those things are going to have to be theologically and morally and philosophically and culturally affirmed. Autonomy is going- is going to be help that we can provide if we don’t do that.

Jim: Yeah. Dr. Mohler, let me pitch this to you and get your response. And same open question, how do we move forward? But I was at a pro-life event not long ago, a woman was on the podium, and she said, you know, the Judeo-Christian ethos is that Christ showed us that we were to love the Lord our God, with all of our heart, soul and mind, and to love our neighbor, and that the greatest sacrifice a person could make is to lay their life down for another. And she turned that on the abortion issue and said, now we are asking the baby to lay its life down for the mother. And it- it’s a real twist on the Christian ethic of how you give and sacrifice, to where it becomes somewhat selfish. And I know these women are in difficult circumstances, and Helen’s right, we’ve got to do all we can to help them, but that idea that you terminate the life of a baby because of financial difficulty or something like that. My mom was in that spot. She thought about aborting me. And I’m so thankful I was born to a poor, white family, in Compton, California. You know, I was able to climb out. And who has the right to say to somebody, you can’t live because you don’t have enough in your bank account. How more absurd could a country become?

Dr. Mohler: You know, Jim, the gift of life, it- it- I think it’s just deeply theological. It’s intuitive, because God made us in his imagine. So actually, people who wouldn’t even claim any religious identity, I think, uh, clearly the vestige of that moral knowledge is there. But, um, you know, in a society that’s increasingly secularizing and, uh, and I think professor Alvaré is exactly right, you know, worshiping autonomy, uh, abortion becomes almost sacramental. The gift of life is consistent throughout any civilization that survives. Uh, you know, the- the understanding that every single human life is precious and is to be defended.

Jim: Mm-hmm.

Dr. Mohler: And, uh, abortion is not just about the numbers of babies aborted every year, it’s about the moral corruption of the American heart and mind.

Jim: Mm-hmm.

Dr. Mohler: In such a way that makes all life diminished and expendable and contingent. And, uh, so I just look at this today and I say, look, I- I- I believe the final word, uh, has to be praise and honor to God, who vindicated his own truth, his own glory and his own gift of life, uh, in- in- in this decision today. And, uh, for that, I’m just very grateful. We-we’ve got to turn to a bigger battle tomorrow, and that battles joined. But I really thank God for the- the wonderful gift of this decision today.

Jim: Yeah. And in that, uh, spirit, Al, could I ask you to just end this time together. I’m so grateful, Helen, for your time out of Washington, and for you, Al, traveling on the road in Chicago. Um, could I ask you to pray for this country? Pray for those that don’t see it our way and pray for us to do the job that needs to be done.

Dr. Mohler: Yeah. Um, it would be my great honor, Jim. Thank you. Dear heavenly Father, we come in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, uh, to recognize you as the author and giver of life and all good things. Father, we thank you for the gift of life. We thank you for this Supreme Court decision today. We thank you that you care about the- the- the ways that human beings and human societies organize themselves. We’re thankful that you’re- you’re not distant from history. But Father, we claim this for your glory today, as a vindication of- of the sanctity of human life. And Father, we recognize the limits of a society that denies you and recognizing anything as ultimately precious and infinitely worthy and- and indeed sacred. But Father, we pray for those women who right now may be struggling with abortion. We pray for those who may be outraged at this decision. Father, I pray that somehow the truth may break through to some of them, that they’ve been holding on to an argument that simply is not credible and does not honor you. Father, I pray that your church will be shown to be faithful, in ministering to women and others in need. Father, I pray that we will show the world what it means to welcome every single life, every single life, regardless of age, condition. A status of life in such a way that we honor you by honoring life. And Father, I just pray that your people will show up faithful, and we pray for your providence and grace to this nation, even in coming days with threats of violence and all the rest. Father, we commit all this to you, thanking you for the honor of having this conversation today, and just looking forward to the battle ahead. And, uh, Father, may we as Christians recognize that if it’s worth fighting, it’s because the battle is the Lord’s. It’s in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ that we pray. Amen.

Jim: Amen. Dr. Mohler, uh, thank you for that prayer, and I hope that the Lord answers every bit of it, uh, especially, uh, opening the eyes of those who don’t see abortion the way we see it. And, uh, we are here at Focus going to continue to fight for that preborn child. You know, the way we’ve done that the past 18 years is through Option Ultrasound. We’ve equipped pregnancy resource centers with 3D, 4D ultrasound machines. And by doing so, we know that it costs $60 to save a baby’s life. We’ve, uh, hit almost a half a million babies saved through that program. And I want to invite you, at this moment in our culture, to be a part of the solution. As we move forward, we’re going to continue to save children and help women. And one of the ways you can do that today is your statement, that I’m going to stand for life, is to provide a $60 gift for Focus, so that we can together save a baby’s life. Uh, Jean and I do it every month, and that’s something we’ve committed to. Maybe you would consider that as well. The bottom line is, we’re going to have to do so much more as we move forward. It’s not just the ultrasound solution, but we are going to get engaged with pregnancy resource centers to help them be the hero in their community. Hopefully through job training and job placement for these women, and maybe their boyfriends or husbands, so we can help them not only make the right decision for life but lead them into a relationship with Jesus Christ. Wouldn’t that be great? And we’re looking forward to the Lord using this opportunity to not only lift up the, uh, great value of life, but to kind of bring Shalom, God’s peace, to these families that are in chaos. And to do so, you can contact us here at Focus on the Family. Call 1-800-232-6459. That’s 1-800, the letter A, and the word FAMILY. You can also go to our website at focusonthefamily.com/broadcast for all the details. And from everyone here at Focus on the Family, let’s praise the Lord together for the answer to this 49-year struggle with Roe versus Wade. God bless you.

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

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

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Jodie Berndt

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

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Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

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

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

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

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Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

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

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

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

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

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

Defending Your Marriage

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

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

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Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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.

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.

Cover image of the book "Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life"

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.

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.

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

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

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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

Bundle of Why Your Kids Misbehave

Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

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

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

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

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

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

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

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

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Dr. Lee Warren

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

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

Headshot of Focus on the Family broadcast guest Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt

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

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

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

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

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

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

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

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

Mrs. Meg Meeker

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

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

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