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Squanto: A Thanksgiving Drama (Part 2 of 2)

Squanto: A Thanksgiving Drama (Part 2 of 2)

Focus on the Family presents our Radio Theatre production of "The Legend of Squanto," a fascinating account of the origin of Thanksgiving and one American Indian's journey to freedom. (Part 2 of 2)

Original Air Date: November 26, 2004

Opening:

John Fuller: Happy Thanksgiving from Focus on the Family and our radio program today is hosted by Focus president and author, Jim Daly. I’m John Fuller.

Jim Daly: John, this is one of my favorite days of the entire year, a chance to overeat. That’s always (Laughter) fun.

John: Just a little bit.

Jim: Perhaps watch a little football. pol John: There’s a lot of it.

Jim: And time with the family. Yeah, I should reorder those, shouldn’t I?

John: No, that … that all … it’s all a package deal.

Jim: Well, listen, it is another tradition that we’ve started here and that is to listen to the radio drama you’re about to hear. It’s a gripping story about The Legend of Squanto and the team, I think and maybe I’m a bit prejudiced here, but the team did such a great job dramatizing the story of Squanto.

John: Yeah, the team you’re referring to, the creative folks in our Radio Theatre department, they have assembled some great productions over the years and this is, indeed, a Fuller family tradition to listen to this one. Uh … it’s a story that is true. You may now have heard it though from this perspective. And there are a lot of details that probably will be new to you.

Jim: That’s right, John. Let me give some context. It’s set in the early 1600s and I’m sure a lot of people think they know the story of Squanto, but there’s so much more that many of us haven’t heard, including me. Settlers come to the New World. They call it New England and there’s a Native America named Tisquantum, who will later become known as Squanto. And it’s about his ordeal and how he returns to his village to find everyone wiped out by disease. And he’s taken captive and is working on a ship and the captain, Thomas Dermer, promises his freedom once he fulfills his obligations as a translator. Uh … at this moment in the story, both of them are being held captive by the Indians in that area, again the Pokanokets and they’re awaiting word about their fate.

John: If you missed any of that presentation, it really does set the stage for today’s program. And I’ll encourage you to get the full 2-CD set of The Legend of Squanto when you’re at www.focusonthefamily.com/radio.

Let’s go ahead and pick up the story now where we left off for today’s special Thanksgiving presentation on “Focus on the Family.”

Body:

Massasoit (Narrating): Tisquantum and Captain Dermer were captured and brought to me at my village of Namasket. Epinow knew not to do any harm to his prisoners until I, Wawmegin, Yellow Feather, Sachem, the great Chief of the Pokanokets and of the federation of the Wampanoag, the one called Massasoit, saw them and rendered judgment about their lives.

(Sound of shoving of prisoners)

Epinow: Here they are, great Sachem. This one is called Captain Dermer and this one says he is Tisquantum, of the Pawtuxet tribe.

Massasoit: You do not believe him, Epinow?

Epinow: Look at how he is dressed. If he was once Tisquantum of the Pawtuxets, he is no more. He is an Englishman.

Massasoit: Will you speak to me in your native tongue, Tisquantum?

Squanto: Humbly I will speak to you, great Sachem, for I am Tisquantum.

Massasoit: How is it that you come to us now? Prove yourself by telling your story.

Squanto: I was kidnapped by an evil English sea captain and intended for slavery in a faraway country called Spain. I was rescued by a priest of their God. Then I went to England, the great island which sends so many ships to our land, where I learned their language, dressed in their clothes and promised to be their tongue for you, great Sachem.

Massasoit: You promised to be their tongue, to help them, after they have tried to make you a slave?

Squanto: I have said so in exchange for my freedom.

Massasoit: You have your freedom now, my son. It is my will. Your promise to them is no longer to be fulfilled. Welcome to your home.

Squanto: Thank you, great Sachem. However, I feel as if I have no home now. My people, I think are dead.

Massasoit: They are, my son, killed by a terrible spirit brought to us by the white man. Our people grieve with you, as we did when death came to your people only three seasons ago.

Squanto: Only three seasons? It is as if I missed them by a single day.

Massasoit: And you would have died with them had you been here.

Squanto: I wish I had.

Massasoit: But you have not and so you are alive to fulfill other purposes. What is your desire for this white man, Epinow?

Epinow: To kill him, great Sachem.

Squanto: Kill him?!

Epinow: I was also captured by the English, Tisquantum and they made me a slave. They beat me and tortured me. It was only by the power of the Great Spirit that I escaped and returned to my people. Now I am sworn to avenge myself and all those who were captured by the white men.

Massasoit: Do with him as you wish.

Epinow: Come with me–

Squanto: Great Sachem!

Epinow: –English slave trader.

Captain Dermer: What is happening here? Tisquantum?

Squanto: Wait, please! Great Sachem, hear me.

Massasoit: Wait, Epinow. Speak, Tisquantum.

Squanto: I humbly ask that you do not kill this man.

Epinow: No, great Sachem! Do not listen to this English Indian.

Massasoit: Silence, Epinow. Go on, Tisquantum. How is it that you, who have been so mistreated by the English, now seek to spare this one’s life? Are you infected by them?

Squanto: No, Great Chief. But Captain Dermer is not like the other evil captains who enslave our people. They are not all the same, just as our tribes and our people are not all the same.

Massasoit: I am unconvinced, my son. Your judgment is clouded. You have been with them too long.

Squanto: Yes, it is true that I have been with them a long time, great Sachem. For that reason, I know their evil and their good. This man has been good to me. I humbly ask you to spare his life. Then his people will know that we are not savages, as they think, but that we too, are wise and just and understand the difference between good men and … and evil men.

Massasoit: Hm? Now you speak persuasively.

Epinow: Great Sachem, do not succumb to his deceit! If we kill this white man, then it will show the others that we are not weak or cowardly.

Squanto: Weakness and cowardice are not always removed by death, great Massasoit. Sometimes it is the weak and the cowardly who kill. To spare a life is also to show great strength and bravery.

Epinow: He speaks with the twisted tongue of the white man.

Massasoit: No, he speaks wisely, beyond his youth. It may suit our purposes to allow this white man to live, if not for his kindness to Tisquantum, then for our greater good as a nation. Do not harm him, Epinow. Take him, feed him and restrain him until I finish speaking with Tisquantum.

Epinow: (Angrily) Yes, great Sachem. Well, Captain, your life is spared. Stop your quivering legs and walk with me.

Captain Dermer: Tisquantum?

Squanto: You are safe, Captain.

Epinow: Move, paleface.

Captain Dermer: Thank you. Thank you, Tisquantum!

Squanto: I am grateful, Massasoit.

Massasoit: Get rid of those white man’s clothes. I have many serious matters to discuss with you.

(Music Bridge)

Squanto: Captain Dermer?

Captain Dermer: Oh, Tisquantum, thank God.

Squanto: They still have you bound? I will untie you.

Captain Dermer: Oh, oh, I am grateful. My hands and feet are numb. You have saved my life. I don’t know how to thank you.

Squanto: In some ways you have saved my life, Captain. Shall we say we are even?

Captain Dermer: You can if you want to, but I will forever be in your debt. What happens now?

Squanto: Massasoit confessed to me that he is greatly worried by the more powerful tribes to the West–the Narragansetts, in particular. It is his belief that, if he must choose, that he should become friends with the more powerful white men in order to grow more strong against the other tribes. He is willing to make treaties and to trade in exchange for some of your weaponry and knowledge.

Captain Dermer: Huh … so, politicians work the same way in all countries.

Squanto: Massasoit is no fool. He sees the future and it tells him that the white men will continue to come in greater numbers. Now is the time to make friends. He also believes that a treaty is the best way to stop the enslavement.

Captain Dermer: Oh, he is a wise man. And what, pray tell, are you going to do once you’ve returned me to my ship?

Squanto: I will stay here, grieve for my dead and await your return.

Captain Dermer: And then?

Squanto: Massasoit has asked me to be his tongue for the white man and the white man’s tongue for him.

Captain Dermer: You are willing to do that? Can you forgive the white man enough to take his part fairly and honestly?

Squanto: I do not know the answer to that question. For now, I have no choice. I am a man who belongs to no tribe. Am I an Indian? No. The English took care of that. Am I an Englishman? No. I am all that is left of a dead people. What can I be but a tongue for others with no tongue of my own? I am cursed.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): Tisquantum took Captain Dermer to his ship and to his men. Before they parted, Captain Dermer had one final word for his friend.

Captain Dermer: Tisquantum, I have been thinking. Remember you said that you were cursed? Well, I believe that you’re wrong.

Squanto: How so?

Captain Dermer: Have you ever heard the story of Joseph? It’s told in our Bible, our sacred book.

Squanto: I know of it.

Captain Dermer: Well, he was sold into slavery by his own brothers. And then years later, he became a leader in a foreign land, and he saved his people from a great famine. Is it possible that God has brought you, like Joseph, out of slavery into a position of authority? See, perhaps your experiences have brought you to this moment, to be of help not only to the Indians, but also to the English. And perhaps it will take you to even greater moments. All in all, I would say that you are not cursed, but you are blessed by our God.

Squanto: I do not feel blessed by yours, or anyone’s god.

Captain Dermer: Give it time, my friend. Give it time. Farewell! God willing, I shall see you again.

Squanto: Farewell, Captain.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): Tisquantum considered Captain Dermer’s words in the deepest places of his heart. He did not know it was the last time he would ever see this white man who had become his friend.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): Though my people tried to make Tisquantum feel as if he was one of us, he was always distant and stayed alone. His thoughts were secret. He would not take any of our women as a wife. I knew he missed the English and their ways. I knew this to be true by the way he behaved when, one day another Indian came to our village. His name was Samoset and he, too, was dressed as an Englishman.

Massasoit: Speak and I will listen.

Samoset: I am Samoset of the Pemaquids, part of the Abnaki confederacy.

Massasoit: Why are you here, brother and how is it that you are dressed as an Englishman?

Samoset: I have served my people by learning the ways of the English, so that I might speak with them and negotiate treaties with their traders. I have come to be of the same service to you, great Sachem.

Squanto: Your services are not needed here, Samoset. I am fully …

Massasoit: Hold your tongue, Tisquantum. It is for me to decide whether or not I will need what Samoset offers.

Samoset: I offer only my knowledge.

Squanto: Prove your knowledge. I am certain I can surpass anything you claim to know.

Samoset: I know that an English ship has arrived near the village that once belonged to the Pawtuxet tribe.

Squanto: That is my village!

Samoset: It is no more. The English are even now building a village of their own there. They call it Plymouth.

Massasoit: They are building a village? Then they are not merely traders?

Samoset: They are not, great Sachem. They have brought women and children. They seem determined to live here. Because it is your territory, I thought you would want to know. Obviously no one else knew to tell you.

Massasoit: Hm, it is good to know. Thank you, Samoset. Have you spoken to the English?

Samoset: No, Great Chief. I would not do so until I had your permission to speak on your behalf.

Squanto: I will speak on behalf of Massasoit when the time comes. Great Sachem, I humbly suggest that I leave quickly and …

Massasoit: No, Tisquantum! I do not wish to make ourselves known to these strangers who build their own village. I want for you and Samoset to go. Observe them. Watch and learn. Estimate their strength and discern their intentions.

Squanto: I do not need Samoset’s help.

Massasoit: He has offered it and I accept. You will both go after Samoset has rested.

Samoset: Thank you, great Sachem.

Squanto: Yes, Massasoit.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): It was my will to allow the strangers to see the fullness of our winter before I would approach them for peace. Our winter would show me their strength.

(Music Bridge)

Squanto: Almost one-half of them died in the winter, great Sachem. It was a terrible thing to behold. They do not have the skills to survive.

Massasoit: That means there are less of them to threaten us.

Squanto: I have watched them, Massasoit. They are not a threat.

Massasoit: Samoset says that you are impatient to help them.

Squanto: I am. They will die otherwise.

Massasoit: Why are you so interested in helping those who made you a slave?

Squanto: One man made me a slave. They are not all like him.

Massasoit: They killed your people with their strange illnesses.

Squanto: They did not know what they were bringing to us.

Massasoit: Have you forgiven them for what they have done to you?

Squanto: Yes.

Massasoit: It is spring now. Those who have survived the winter are those who are strongest. We will talk to them.

Squanto: Then may I approach their leaders?

Massasoit: No, I will send Samoset.

Squanto: Massasoit!

Massasoit: I will send him ahead to speak with them. You and I will follow once he has shown that they truly are peaceful people.

Squanto: Samoset does not speak English as well as I do.

Massasoit: He also does not love the English as you seem to. He will have a clearer mind to discern their intentions. I will hear no arguments about it.

Squanto: Yes, Massasoit, as you say.

Massasoit: Go. Give Samoset my instructions. Then we will see about these … what did you say they call themselves?

Squanto: Pilgrims.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): Samoset stayed an entire night with the Pilgrims. When he left them, he knew that they were not warlike or a threat to any of the neighboring tribes. We decided to make a peace treaty with them. I dressed up in my finest Sachem robes, surrounded myself with my strongest warriors and went with Tisquantum to formally greet the English. Tisquantum’s face betrayed no emotion, but I knew that his heart was full. The English Pilgrims gave me gifts and I, in turn, presented them with tokens of our trust. Though they had little food, they offered us a meal. Then we sat down together to make a peace treaty. It was a good day.

(Music Bridge)

Governor Carver: Massasoit, it has been a pleasure to meet you. God’s blessings on your journey home. And Tisquanto, we are grateful for your help in translating the words of your chief. You are a Godsend. Imagine our finding an Indian who speaks English as well as you do.

Squanto: Thank you, Governor. It is Tisquantum, by the way, not Tisquanto.

Governor Carver: What did you say? Squanto?

Squanto: No, Governor. I … I said Tisquantum.

Governor Carver: Then God bless you, Squanto; God bless you all.

Massasoit: (Chuckling) Come, Squanto. We have a long journey home.

Squanto: Massasoit?

Massasoit: Hm?

Squanto: With great respect, I ask your permission to stay.

Massasoit: I am not staying here.

Squanto: No, not you, Great Sachem. I would like to stay.

Massasoit: Have they asked you to stay?

Squanto: They need my help. I can show them ways to fish, to farm, to survive the next winter.

Massasoit: Hm … I understand. Samoset!

Samoset: Yes, Massasoit?

Massasoit: Bring me the box.

Samoset: Yes, sir.

Squanto: The box?

Massasoit: My son, I have seen a spark in your eye which I have not seen since you saved Captain Dermer from Epinow’s vengeance. Your affection and care for the English are undisguised.

Samoset: Here is the box, Great Sachem.

Massasoit: Open it, Tisquantum.

Squanto: But I don’t understand. What is … my clothes? You have kept my English clothes?

Massasoit: (Chuckling) I have not become a great chief by being blind to the hearts of men. Yours is a divided heart, my son. You have served me well as an Indian while your heart reached out to the English. Now you may serve the English and perhaps your heart will be fulfilled.

Squanto: Thank you, Massasoit.

Massasoit: Wear your clothes again, Squanto and may your heart finally be united.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): When Governor Carver was called to his God, William Bradford was made their new chief. He treated Squanto like a close brother. The two of them often walked the countryside together. Squanto worked hard in the fields and with the fishing and on the many occasions when other Indians came to visit, served as their tongue to the English and the same back again. He brought peace between them and, in turn, felt peace in his own heart.

(Music Bridge)

Reverend Brewster: Squanto, may I have a word with you?

Squanto: Yes, Rev. Brewster.

Rev. Brewster: You’ve become, well, part of our community, part of our family, I dare say. The rest of the elders and I have discussed it at length and we were wondering about your faith.

Squanto: My faith?

Rev. Brewster: Um … your beliefs. Has anyone ever shown you the Bible, told you about the one true God and His Son Jesus Christ?

Squanto: Yes, I know of them.

Rev. Brewster: But do you know of them in your heart? Do you know the love of Jesus Christ?

Squanto: Yes, I do. I have seen it in the actions of good Christians like you and your people. Why do you ask?

Rev. Brewster: Well, we want to invite you to worship with us, Squanto. Perhaps you will want to be baptized and embrace the holy discipline of prayer and worship and study of the Scripture.

Squanto: I … I would be honored, Rev. Brewster.

Rev. Brewster: Well then, welcome brother!

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): Our brother Squanto had found his home. Not only in the land he tilled or the people he helped, but in his heart where his restlessness became a distant memory. The winter passed, but it was not so cruel to the Pilgrims as the first had been. Squanto’s help gave them food to store and the means to stay warm through the long, cold days and nights. Then came another season of planting, followed by the season of harvest. The Pilgrims’ bounty was so great that they believed their God had finally given His blessing upon their tribe and he had done it through Squanto.

(Music Bridge)

Squanto: Yes, Governor Bradford. You wished to see me?

Governor Bradford: Ah, Squanto. We would like for you to take a message to Massasoit.

Squanto: Yes, sir. Has something happened?

Governor Bradford: We’ve had a good harvest, thanks be to God. We wish to invite him and anyone he wishes to bring from his tribe to a Harvest Home celebration.

Squanto: Hm? I will have to explain it to him. What is it?

Governor Bradford: In England, when we have had a bountiful harvest, we have a celebration. We have a feast of food and play games and … you look puzzled, my friend.

Squanto: Well, he will want to know what exactly is the purpose of this celebration.

Governor Bradford: To give thanks to God, of course. Do you think Massasoit will accept?

Squanto: Hm … if it includes food and games, then I am certain he will come. I will be honored to ask him.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): (Chuckling) Of course, I accepted Governor Bradford’s invitation to feast with the Pilgrims. I brought with me 90 members of my tribe, along with venison, wild cranberries, watercress, leeks, dried berries and wild plums. The Pilgrims fed us their own dishes made from geese, duck, lobster, clams, corn, green vegetables and dried fruit. Yes, Squanto had taught them well.

(Music Bridge)

Governor Bradford: Almighty God, we thank You for the sustaining grace of Your love and provision through our Savior Jesus Christ. We thank You for the bounty of fellowship, which allows us to share in the food You have given to us. May we receive it with grateful hearts. And may we always remember the assistance of the Indians, whom You have brought to us as friends and helpers. Most particularly, we thank you for Squanto and the knowledge which You gave him to teach us to work and endure.

(Music Bridge).

Massasoit (Narrating): On the third day, Squanto sat at my feet as we watched the children at play. He smiled, but there were tears in his eyes.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit: Tell me the thoughts of your heart, my son.

Squanto: I was thinking. Just as the Pilgrims built a new village on the rubble of my old village, so God builds a new life on the rubble of the old. I lost my home and I have found it again.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): Squanto stayed with the Pilgrims and became one of them. The days that came were not always easy. At times, there was trouble and hardship. But they endured, as we all must. One year after the great feast, Squanto went with Governor Bradford on a trading expedition to the north. Squanto fell ill from a mysterious sickness and collapsed. Some days later, he died. They buried him in the Christian manner and Governor Bradford prayed over his unmarked grave.

Governor Bradford: Almighty Father and God of mercy, we give to You now Squanto, our Indian friend and brother. Receive him now, embrace him into that eternal kingdom which You have prepared for all who believe in You. He was a Pilgrim of the heart, Lord God. Grant him peace at last as he journeys home to You.

(Music Bridge)

Massasoit (Narrating): Tisquantum was a brother and friend to many, bringing peace out of hardship, strength out of weakness, wisdom out of folly. Where man intended evil, Tisquantum found good. Where silence threatened brotherhood, Tisquantum became the tongue of friendship. For the sake of all peoples everywhere, we yearn for more men like him.

(Music Bridge)

Closing:

John: What an exciting “Focus on the Family presentation we’ve had for you today and last time, as well. What a drama about a really memorable time in our nation’s history. And I trust that this has been a delightful broadcast for you to listen to with your family. And I’ll encourage you to get the full-length version of this. We could only present a small portion of the 2-CD set, The Legend of Squanto. And I’ve gotta say, we’ve listened to this time and again in our home and it really is a wonderful tradition during Thanksgiving to pull it out and listen to yet again.

You’ll find The Legend of Squanto at www.focusonthefamiy.com/radio. And while you’re there, please consider a generous donation to Focus on the Family. In fact, when you make a donation of any amount today at the website, we’ll make sure to send The Legend of Squanto to you. You’ll have it them in hand for next year. It’s our way of saying thank you for your generous support and our way of putting a good resource into your hands.

Out program was provided by Focus on the Family and made possible by generous listeners like you. On behalf of Jim Daly and the entire team here, thanks for listening and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Do you love your spouse, or do you truly cherish them? Gary Thomas encourages couples to make a daily effort to go beyond the ‘duty’ of love, and combat the natural inclination to drift apart, by choosing to see the best in their spouse.

Mr. Gary Thomas

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

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

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

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

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

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

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Jodie Berndt

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

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Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

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

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

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

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

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

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Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

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

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

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

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

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

Defending Your Marriage

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

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

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Kim Meeder

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

Revival Rising

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

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

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

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Rhonda Stoppe

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

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

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

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

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

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

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Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

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

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

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

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

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

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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!