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Season 2 | Episode 6: Getting Along with Family Members

Air Date 12/14/2018

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Let’s face it: family get-togethers aren’t always so simple at Christmas. Diane will share how you can show the love of Christ to difficult family members, while Mike Becthle and the Smalley’s will explain ways to get along with your family members.

  • Featured Article

    Family Stress at Christmastime

    Erin Smalley

    If you and your spouse look for unexpected gifts in your life this Christmas, you just may find a blessing in working together to manage family dynamics during the holiday season.

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  • Featured CD

    Living in Peace with People Who Drive You Crazy (Digital)

    Mike Bechtle

    Dr. Mike Bechtle explains how we can stop allowing difficult people to control our emotions, and how we can set healthy boundaries and extend the love of God to them.

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  • Featured CD

    Family Dynamics During the Holidays (Digital)

    Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley

    Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley answer listener questions on how to successfully navigate family relationships during the holidays, and help couples work as a team to balance chores, budgets and family demands.

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  • Featured Book

    People Can't Drive You Crazy if You Don't Give Them the Keys

    Mike Bechtle

    With commonsense wisdom and practical advice that can be implemented immediately, Mike Bechtle gives readers a proven strategy to handle other people's craziness.

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Guest

John Fuller

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John Fuller is vice president of the Audio division and co-host of the daily "Focus on the Family" radio program. He speaks and writes about family, faith, media and business. John and his wife, Dena, reside in Colorado Springs, Colo., and have six children.

Guest

Diane Ingolia

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Diane Ingolia, manages Focus on the Family's Guest Relations Department. Her husband, Roger Ingolia, is a managing supervisor of Focus on the Family's custodial staff. The Ingolias met at a bible study in college and have been married for 37 years. For 35 of those years, they have worked together as pre-marital, marriage and parenting coaches. The couple has two grown children and four grandchildren.

Guest

Mike Bechtle

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Dr. Mike Bechtle is a writer, public speaker and senior consultant for FranklinCovey. He has authored five books including Dealing With the Elephant in the Room and I Wish He Had Come With Instructions. Dr. Bechtle has published articles for Writer's Digest, Entrepreneur and many other media outlets. Learn more about Dr. Bechtle by visiting his blog, www.mikebechtle.com.

Guest

Greg Smalley

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Dr. Greg Smalley serves as the vice president of Marriage at Focus on the Family. In this role, he develops and oversees initiatives that prepare individuals for marriage, strengthen and nurture existing marriages and help couples in marital crises. Prior to joining Focus, Smalley worked for the Center for Relationship Enrichment at John Brown University and as President of the National Institute of Marriage. He is the author of 12 books including Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage, Fight Your Way to a Better Marriage and The DNA of Relationships.

Guest

Erin Smalley

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Erin Smalley serves as the Marriage Strategic Spokesperson for Focus on the Family's marriage ministry and develops content for the marriage department. In addition to her work at Focus, Smalley is a conference speaker. She presents with her husband, Dr. Greg Smalley, at marriage enrichment seminars where they guide husbands and wives in taking steps toward enjoying deeply satisfying marriages. She also speaks to women on faith, family and the importance of healthy friendships.