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How Your Birth Order Affects Your Parenting, and Accepting Your Imperfect Life

Air Date 06/09/2018

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In Part 1 of this weekend's program, psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Leman explains how the order in which you were born has helped shape your personality as an adult and how you relate to your spouse and children.

In Part 2, Amy Carroll explains how listeners can find freedom from self-imposed and unrealistic standards of perfection in a discussion based on her book, Breaking Up With Perfect: Kiss Perfection Goodbye and Embrace the Joy God Has in Store for You.

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Guest

Kevin Leman

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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 Book, Have a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours. He and his wife, Sande, reside in Tucson, Ariz., and have five children and several grandchildren. Learn more about Dr. Leman by visiting his websites, drleman.com and birthorderguy.com.

Guest

Sally Dunn

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Sally Dunn is an award-winning freelance graphic designer and photographer. She is a former Focus on the Family employee married to a current one, Patrick, who's part of the ministry's films team. The couple resides in Colorado with their two young sons. Learn more about Sally by visiting her website, sallysuedunn.com.

Guest

Amy Carroll

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Amy Carroll is a public speaker and a writer for Proverbs 31 Ministries. She's the author of Breaking Up With Perfect and offers coaching for speakers as the director of Next Step Coaching Services. Amy loves a great story and a challenging idea, so co-hosting the Grit 'n' Grace podcast has become one of her favorite things. She and her husband, Barry, reside in North Carolina. You can learn more about Amy at amycarroll.org.