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Harnessing the Power of Word Pictures, and Becoming a Gospel-Driven Mom

Air Date 05/12/2018

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In Part 1 of this weekend's program, Greg Smalley and John Trent explain how spouses and parents can avoid miscommunication and conflict by using "word pictures," which are simple metaphors to help clarify thoughts and feelings.



In Part 2, Brooke McGlothlin, author of Gospel-Centered Mom, encourages moms to depend on God rather than themselves, and describes how kids can thrive when they witness their mother's faith in Christ. 



 

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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

John Trent

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Dr. John Trent is the president of Strong Families, an organization committed to strengthening family relationships. He is also a conference speaker and an award-winning, best-selling author whose recent books include Breaking the Cycle of DivorceHeartshift and Leading from Your Strengths. Dr. Trent holds a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Counseling from North Central Texas Federation of Colleges and Universities. He and his wife, Cindy, have two daughters. Learn more about Dr. Trent by visiting www.strongfamilies.com, and check out his recently revised book The Language of Love by visiting encouragingwords.com.

Guest

Brooke McGlothlin

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Brooke McGlothlin is passionate about helping parents, especially moms, to raise boys into godly men. She is the co-founder and president of The MOB ("Mothers Of Boys") Society and the author of several books including Praying for Boys, Hope for the Weary Mom and her latest, Gospel-Centered Mom. She has two boys herself, whom she raises in the mountains of southwest Virginia with her husband. Learn more about Brooke by visiting the MOB Society website and her blog.