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Protecting Babies at Every Stage of Life, and Valuing a Marriage in a Culture That Doesn't

Air Date 02/16/2019

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In Part 1 of this weekend's program, U.S. Senator Ben Sasse discusses the ramifications of recent late-term abortion legislation and explains how listeners can stand against it and defend the sanctity of human life.

In Part 2, Lamar Tyler and his wife, Ronnie, co-founders of the global ministry Black and Married With Kids, discuss the importance of promoting a positive, Biblical view of marriage and family, both in the African-American community and the culture at large.

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Senator Ben Sasse

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Ben Sasse is a United States Senator who's represented Nebraska since January, 2015. Prior to that, he served as the president of Midland University. Sen. Sasse holds a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard and a doctorate in American history from Yale. He has authored two books, The Vanishing American Adult and Them: Why We Hate Each Other – and How to Heal. He and his wife, Melissa, have three children. Learn more about Sen. Sasse at his website,


Lamar and Ronnie Tyler

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Lamar Tyler and his wife, Ronnie, are the founders of, the largest independent African-American marriage and parenting website on the Internet. The site has attracted more than 6 million readers and has been featured in major media outlets including The Washington Post, Ebony Magazine, and Essence Magazine. What started as a small, personal blog has become an international brand under the Tyler New Media umbrella that boasts four independently-produced films and a social media presence that includes over 500,000 Facebook fans. Along with writing for and managing the Black and Married With Kids website, running Tyler New Media, and producing and directing films, Ronnie and Lamar travel across the country screening Tyler New Media's films and speaking on marriage and parenting-related topics. Lamar and Ronnie reside in Atlanta and have four children.