Challenges

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Navigating Life's Toughest Questions With Your Kids

Authors and speakers Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter Jessica Thompson offer parents age-appropriate and biblically-based responses to some of their children's most challenging life questions.

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Modeling a Healthy Body Image to Your Kids

Margot Starbuck

Simple choices make significant impact

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Confronting Your Fears as a Mom (Part 2 of 2)

MOPS International President Sherry Surratt and Jean Daly discuss common fears that mothers face, offering encouragement to struggling moms and practical suggestions for how they can overcome their fears with God's help. (Part 2 of 2)

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Confronting Your Fears as a Mom (Part 1 of 2)

MOPS International President Sherry Surratt and Jean Daly discuss common fears that mothers face, offering encouragement to struggling moms and practical suggestions for how they can overcome their fears with God's help. (Part 1 of 2)

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The Whisper of a Mom's Fears

Angie Smith

Do you parent from your own fears and regrets or shepherd the young lives entrusted to you wisely? Don't let fear hinder your ability to parent with confidence.

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Teaching Kids the Weight of Words

Karen Ehman

Can the power of words be controlled? Can we teach our kids to train their tongues (and their typing!) so that their words are a force for good? Here are a few ways to help them discipline their speech.

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Child’s Weakness, Parent’s Strength

When a child in your home makes a poor choice, do you assume it’s because of some weakness in your parenting?

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Bringing Home the Prodigals (Part 2 of 2)

Author and speaker Rob Parsons offers biblically-based encouragement and hope to parents of children who've chosen a destructive lifestyle and/or adopted spiritually-wayward perspectives. (Part 2 of 2)

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Bringing Home the Prodigals (Part 1 of 2)

Author and speaker Rob Parsons offers biblically-based encouragement and hope to parents of children who've chosen a destructive lifestyle and/or adopted spiritually-wayward perspectives. (Part 1 of 2)

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Summer

Summer can sure feel long when your child approaches you every day with her favorite phrase,  “I’m bored!” Author Kathi Lipp explains why boredom is actually good for our children. Listen to the full program here.

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Adult Children Move Home

There’s a reason those in their mid-twenties and -thirties are called the “Boomerang Generation” -- nearly 30 percent of them are moving back in with their mom and dad.

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Building Bridges With Your Adult Child

Author Brenda Garrison offers insights on how parents can develop a positive relationship with their grown children in a discussion based on her book Love No Matter What: When Your Kids Make Decisions You Don't Agree With.

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Quality Family Time

Here’s a  reminder today to slow down and make family time a priority.  Well-known author Chuck Colson learned that if he was going to have a close relationship with his autistic grandson Max, he needed to invest some quality time. Listen to the complete program here.

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The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child (Part 2 of 2)

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson, joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Hands

Do you ever wish you had an extra arm just to get through your day?  Even better is knowing you have the support of a friend. Author and mom Emily Colson shares what has helped her the most while raising a son with autism. Listen to the complete program here.

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The Unexpected Joys of Raising an Autistic Child (Part 1 of 2)

Emily Colson talks about the trials and triumphs she's experienced in raising her autistic son, Max. Her father, author Chuck Colson (now deceased), joins the conversation to discuss the lessons they've learned from Max which underscore the sanctity of all human life. (Part 1 of 2)

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Love Equals Time

Sometimes dads struggle to connect with their children.  Maybe you have a difficult career, or travel a lot.  Or maybe your family isn’t your top priority. Roland Warren offers this challenge to fathers. Listen to the full program here.

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms

This weekend, authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families.

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms (Part 2)

Authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families. (Part 2 of 2)

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms (Part 1)

Authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families. (Part 1 of 2)

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Finding Peace in the Midst of Mommy Stress

This weekend, author Lysa TerKeurst offers hope and encouragement to moms who struggle with feelings of failure and guilt over their parenting mistakes. 

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My Adopted Son: A Single Woman's Story (Part 2 of 2)

In a riveting story of hope and redemption, Carolyn Koons tells how she, as a single woman, felt led by God to adopt a young boy she encountered in a harsh children's prison during a mission trip to Mexico. (Part 2 of 2)

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God Changes Lives

Have your kids’ actions or attitudes ever driven you to despair? That’s how Carolyn Koons felt after an argument with her adopted son. Listen to the full program here.

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