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Resources: Women

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Women

 

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10 Things a Husband Needs From His Wife by Erin Smalley
“Everyday Ways to Show Him Love”

10 Things Every Minister’s Wife Needs to Know by Jeana Floyd
“In ministry, survival can mean a lot of things—such as the difference between ‘existing’ in a place and ‘thriving’ in a place of ministry. … Your survival and the way you feel about ministry are critical to your husband’s success.”

101 Simple Ways to Show Your Husband You Love Him by Kathy Lipp
“Sometimes the simplest ways to say I love you can have the biggest impact.”

After the Boxes Are Unpacked: Moving on After Moving In by Susan Miller
Having moved many times, Miller offers advice for women who are facing a move. She talks about the physical and emotional aspects of moving and shares tips for helping your family adjust.

Alone in Marriage by Susie Larson
If you’re experiencing loneliness in your marriage, allow the Lord to be the husband He promises to be. He can use your anger and disappointment to challenge, refine, and strengthen your spiritual walk.

The Beautiful Wife by Sandy Ralya
Struggling in a difficult marriage, Ralya sought guidance from godly mentors and Christian counselors. She shares biblical principles, helpful tips, and encouraging stories to help you build a marriage based on God’s love.

The Beautiful Wife Mentor’s Guide by Sandy Ralya
A wife in the midst of a difficult marriage often finds the greatest support from other women who have journeyed through similar challenges. Learn to become a confident, caring marriage mentor, ministering God’s grace to those who are hurting.

The Beauty of Broken: My Story, and Likely Yours Too by Elisa Morgan
All families struggle, whether with substance abuse, teen pregnancy or abortion, divorce, homosexuality, infertility, death, or other issues. Morgan shares from her own brokenness to reveal how God can redeem our pain for His glory and our good.

Becoming God’s True Woman edited by Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Understand the greatness of God’s created order and the part He wants you to play in His redemptive plan!

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst
“Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands”

Beyond the Masquerade: Unveiling the Authentic You by Dr. Julianna Slattery
Fear of rejection and insecurity causes many women to feel that they have to look like the “good” mom, wife, friend, or Christian. Slattery compares a culturally driven approach to self and a biblical perspective of worth.

Blessing Your Husband by Debra Evans
“Understanding and Affirming Your Man”

Breaking Busy by Alli Worthington
“How to Find Peace & Purpose in a World of Crazy”

A Bump in Life by Amy Ford (not currently available through Focus on the Family)
“True Stories of Hope & Courage During an Unplanned Pregnancy”

The Cure for the “Perfect” Life by Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory
Stop looking for the approval of others, and live in the joy of who you are in Christ.

Dancing With the One You Love by Cindy Easley
“Living Out Submission in the Real World”

Embrace Grace: Welcome to the Forgiven Life by Liz Curtis Higgs
Let go of past mistakes and disappointment to accept the gift of God’s grace and a life of freedom.

Enjoy! by Joyce and Clifford Penner
“The Gift of Sexual Pleasure for Women”

Fierce Women: The Power of a Soft Warrior by Kimberly Wagner
When Wagner realized her fierceness was a point of conflict in her marriage, she sought the Lord’s help and healing—and learned how to bless her husband.

The Financially Confident Woman by Mary Hunt
Hunt shares nine habits: giving, saving, investing, rejecting unsecured debt, living below your means, preparing for emergencies, knowing your financial condition, getting what you pay for, and having eyes for the future.

Finding the Hero in Your Husband by Dr. Julianna Slattery
“Surrendering the Way God Intended”

For Women Only in the Workplace by Shaunti Feldhahn
“What You Need to Know about How Men Think at Work”

Fully Alive by Dr. Larry Crabb
“A Biblical Vision of Gender That Frees Men and Women to Live Beyond Stereotypes”

The Get Yourself Organized Project by Kathi Lipp
Find easy-to-implement solutions for organizing your personal life, your home, and your family—from laundry, to meals, to travel, to paperwork, and more.

Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian
Kassian’s compare-and-contrast character study of the Proverbs 7 and 31 women will help you discern how to become a woman who honors God and influences others to do the same.

God Strong by Sara Horn
“The Military Wife’s Spiritual Survival Guide”

Grown-Up Girlfriends by Erin Smalley and Carrie Oliver
“Finding and Keeping Real Friends in the Real World”

Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver
“One Woman’s Worldwide Search for the Secrets of a Great Marriage”

Happy Women Live Better by Valorie Burton
Learn 13 “happiness triggers” that can help you increase true joy and effectively handle stress.

Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World by Joanna Weaver
“Finding Intimacy With God in the Busyness of Life”

Hot Mama: 12 Secrets to a Sizzling Hot Marriage by Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson
Prioritize sexual intimacy with your husband.

How to Say No … and Live to Tell about It: A Woman’s Guide to Guilt-Free Decisions by Mary Byers
Learn to protect your time, talents, and treasures by identifying best opportunities and activities—and saying “no” to the rest.

The Husband Project by Kathi Lipp
“21 Days of Loving Your Man—On Purpose and With a Plan”

I Wish He Had Come With Instructions by Mike Bechtle
“The Woman’s Guide to a Man’s Brain”

Keep It Shut by Karen Ehman
“What to Say, How to Say It, and When to Say Nothing at All”

Kingdom Woman by Tony Evans and Chrystal Evans Hurst
“Embracing Your Purpose, Power, and Possibilities”

Lazarus Awakening by Joanna Weaver
“Finding Your Place in the Heart of God”

Let. It. Go. by Karen Ehman
“How to Stop Running the Show and Start Walking in Faith”

The Life Ready Woman: Thriving in a Do-It-All World by Shaunti Feldhahn and Robert Lewis
Five faith steps drawn from Scripture can guide you to deeper intimacy with the Lord.

Loving My Actual Life by Alexandra Kuykendall
“An Experiment in Relishing What’s Right in Front of Me”

Married but Lonely by David Clarke, Ph.D.
“Seven Steps You Can Take With or Without Your Spouse’s Help”

The Me Project: 21 Days to Living the Life You’ve Always Wanted by Kathi Lipp
Change the way you approach your dreams to bring purpose and exhilaration back into your life.

Men and Women: Enjoying the Difference by Dr. Larry Crabb
Crabb uses Scripture and his counseling experience to discuss how to turn from selfishness and become “other-centered.”

Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole by Angie Smith
Vulnerably sharing from her own difficulties, Smith offers the truth that God is magnified in our brokenness, and He longs for us to live in the joy of His redeeming love.

The Mother-In-Law Dance by Annie Chapman
“Can Two Women Love the Same Man and Still Get Along?”

My So-Called Life As a Proverbs 31 Wife by Sara Horn
When Horn needed to return to a full-time job, she learned to see herself through God’s eyes—and what it meant to be a woman of faith who could still invest wholeheartedly in her marriage and her family.

My So-Called Life As a Submissive Wife by Sara Horn
Horn takes an honest but entertaining look at her own journey to discover what it means to be a submissive wife and helpmate.

Nourished by Becky Johnson and Rachel Randolph
“A Search for Health, Happiness, and a Full Night’s Sleep”

Overwhelmed by Kathy Lipp and Cheri Gregory
“How to Quiet the Chaos and Restore Your Sanity”

Own Your Life by Sally Clarkson
“Living With Deep Intention, Bold Faith, and Generous Love”

Passion Pursuit: What Kind of Love Are You Making? by Linda Dillow and Dr. Juli Slattery
Explore the Song of Solomon to help you own your God-given sexuality and use it to strengthen your marriage.

Praying God’s Word for Your Husband by Kathi Lipp
Embrace the beauty and power of prayer, and apply Scripture to every part of your husband’s life.

Praying God’s Word for Your Life by Kathi Lipp
Welcome the gift of praying for yourself, and delve into God’s Word to find purpose in your conversations with Him.

Pulling Back the Shades by Dannah Gresh and Dr. Juli Slattery
“Erotica, Intimacy, and the Longings of a Woman’s Heart”

Radical Womanhood by Carolyn McCulley
“Feminine Faith in a Feminist World”

The Respect Dare by Nina Roesner
“40 Days to a Deeper Connection With God and Your Husband”

The Resolution for Women by Priscilla Shirer
Joyfully honor God while resolving to live with a grace that leaves a godly legacy.

Sacred Influence by Gary Thomas
“How God Uses Wives to Shape the Souls of Their Husbands”

Say Goodbye to Survival Mode by Crystal Paine
“9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life”

Secret Longings of the Heart
“Overcoming Deep Disappointment and Unfulfilled Expectation”

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Planning for Retirement by Mary Hunt
Hunt shares easy-to-understand wisdom about saving for retirement: dealing with debt, creating a spending plan, working with a financial planner, and more.

Stumbling Into Grace: Confessions of a Sometimes Spiritually Clumsy Woman by Lisa Harper
Part diary, part devotional, this book offers humorous, personal stories from Harper’s own journey to help women understand how Christ’s compassion, affection, and constancy lead to a joyful and fulfilling life.

True Woman 101: Divine Design by Mary Kassian and Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Arguing against culture’s call for women to be self-centered and independent, Kassian and DeMoss offer a biblical vision. Dig into the heart of true womanhood and discover the beauty of being exactly who God created you to be.

Unglued by Lysa TerKeurst (2012)
“Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions”

What Happens When Women Say Yes To God  by Lysa TerKeurst
TerKeurst shares biblical insights to help you discern God’s voice as you move through phases of spiritual growth.

What Happens When Women Walk in Faith by Lysa TerKeurst (not currently available through Focus on the Family)
Consider TerKeurst’s story as you think about yours: “How do I take my broken life and allow God to use it for His glory?”

What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Women by Dr. James Dobson
This book addresses common frustrations of women and emphasizes how husbands can provide help and understanding. Topics covered include depression, fatigue, marriage, finances, sexual and psychological problems, and raising children.

What Women Fear: Walking in Faith That Transform by Angie Smith
Sharing her own journey through fear, as well as offering stories of biblical men and women who fought for faith in the midst of uncertainty, Smith encourages readers with the reminder that God can redeem every hard place.

What’s Really Holding You Back? by Valorie Burton
“Closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be”—Burton considers the impact of thoughts, words, actions, and energy.

When a Man You Love Was Abused by Cecil Murphey
Powerful and compassionate, this book offers men the strength they need to confront the past—and gives women the encouragement they need to help the men they love heal.

The Wholehearted Wife by Erin Smalley, Greg Smalley, and Gary Smalley
“10 Keys to a More Loving Relationship”

A Woman of Strength and Purpose by Cynthia Tobias
“Directing Your Strong Will to Improve Relationships, Expand Influence, Honor God”

Becoming a Wholehearted Wife (Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley)
Instead of expecting too much from your imperfect spouse, learn to honor him, nourish your marriage, and deepen your relationship with God. 

Breaking Out of Survival Mode (Crystal Paine)
Paine shares her story of burnout and the steps she took to recover. She suggests simple strategies to stress less, sleep more, and restore a passion for life.

Bringing Purpose and Power to Your Prayer Life (Kathi Lipp)
Lipp speaks honestly about her struggles to have an effective prayer life. She discusses the scriptural importance of prayer—and she shares how prayer has helped improve her marriage, parenting, and other life situations.

Building Relationships in Motherhood (Tracey Bianchi)
Bianchi encourages lonely moms to reach out to each other, and she discusses the importance of viewing yourself as a world changer rather than “just a mom.”

Building Up Your Husband (Erin Smalley, Eva Daniel)
Smalley and Daniel discuss the need to value your husband’s differences, affirm him, and respect his leadership.

Directing Your Strong Will to Improve Your Relationships (Cynthia Tobias)
Tobias offers encouraging insights to women wanting to balance strength, confidence, and determination with tenderness, compassion, and understanding.

Embracing Biblical Womanhood (Dr. Tony Evans, Chrystal Evans Hurst)
Evans and Hurst help women learn to find their value in the Lord, not in the world.

Embracing God’s Promises for My Life (Sheila Walsh)
Walsh talks about her past struggles with shame, depression, and perfectionism. She shares how God has used her brokenness to help reach others, and she encourages listeners to be vulnerable before the Lord so their days are filtered through His love.

Embracing the Unique Aspects of Male and Female (Dr. Larry Crabb)
Crabb talks about how God created men and women as relational beings, but we often let fear keep us from embracing authentic masculinity and femininity as we fulfill God’s purpose in our lives.

Encouraging the Father in Your Husband (Dr. Greg Smalley)
Smalley discusses the common differences between mothers and fathers, the unique role dads play in their children’s lives,  and how wives can encourage their husbands in their parenting efforts.

Encouraging Women With Past Wounds (Liz Curtis Higgs)
Curtis Higgs shares her testimony of pursuing a “bad girl” lifestyle until God captured her heart. She encourages women who feel their dark past disqualifies them from God’s family—and parents who may have a prodigal.

Ending the Pursuit of the Perfect Life (Kathi Lipp, Cheri Gregory)
Guests unpack four common tendencies (perfectionism, people-pleasing, “performancism,” and procrastination) to help women understand that God’s love for them isn’t based on what they do, but in who they are.  

Enjoying Physical Intimacy As a Woman (Dr. Cliff and Mrs. Joyce Penner)
The Penners discuss God’s design for sex, how to plan and prepare for times of intimacy, and how couples can overcome common blocks to intimacy.

Escaping the Comparison Trap (Kay Wyma)
Wyma shares the impact comparison has on our lives and how she learned to shake off its hold. Contentment can be found by shifting from comparison to compassion, and cultivating a spirit of gratitude. 

Establishing a Healthy Relationship With Your Mother (Dr. Henry Cloud, Dr. John Townsend)
Cloud and Townsend share how to establish a healthy relationship with your mom—even if things haven’t always been good.

Expectations: Do They Satisfy? (Judy Hampton)
Hampton uses humor to share about her teen marriage because of unwed pregnancy, the difficulties she faced in the marriage, the time she spent embracing feminism, and her eventual conversion to Christ after a friend shared the Gospel with her.

Exposing the Lure of Romance and Erotica (Dr. Juli Slattery, Dannah Gresh)
Slattery and Gresh define erotica, the lure behind it, and the impact it’s making on our culture. They explore the legitimate heart needs of women and how to fulfill those in God-honoring ways—whether married or single.

The Faithful Influence of a Godly Wife (Gary Thomas)
Thomas encourages wives to help their husbands fulfill their calling. He shares how wives can create a climate for change by understanding their husband’s need for affirmation and the impact of physical intimacy.

Finding Contentment and Happiness As a Wife (Arlene Pellicane)
Responsibilities and routines can often lead to feeling that life is mundane. Focus on God instead of your problems, and become purposeful in your marriage.

Finding God’s Light in Dark Times (Patsy Clairmont)
In a message laced with humor and inspiration, Clairmont describes how God restored hope to her and a lifelong friend who had been diagnosed with cancer.

Finding Joy in Life (Valorie Burton)
Burton identifies “happiness triggers,” and she explores how it’s possible to find authentic happiness when we live by God’s definition of who we are in Him.

Finding Peace and Purpose in the Midst of a Busy Schedule (Alli Worthington)
Worthington describes how, as a wife and mother to five boys, she’s found practical ways to reduce the pressure of busyness.

Flying High (Gaye Martin)
Martin shares spiritual lessons she learned during humorous misadventures in her early days of flying.

Game Plan to Revolutionize Your Marriage (Dr. Kevin Leman)
Leman talks about the differences between men and women and explains how wives can help improve their marriage by understanding and respecting those distinctions. He offers tips on how to positively impact a husband’s attitude and behavior.

God’s Grace for Wild Women (Mary Kassian)
Kassian encourages women of all ages not to conform to our human tendencies—especially in light of today’s culture—but to become biblically wise in the ways we relate to the Lord and to men.

God’s Hope and Strength for Military Wives (Sara Horn)
One of the most difficult challenges facing a military family is when a spouse is deployed for weeks or months at a time. Horn offers encouragement and practical advice from her book God Strong: The Military Wife’s Spiritual Survival Guide.

Harnessing Your Strength to Transform Your Marriage (LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner)
The Wagners share how God transformed their broken marriage as they addressed Kim’s fierceness. They mention ways women unknowingly emasculate their husbands and how to change that behavior.

Healthy Boundaries for Moms (Mary Byers)
A former yes-aholic, Byers offers practical tips to women who feel compelled to say “yes” to every opportunity or request. She explores related issues of guilt, establishing priorities and boundaries, and finding your God-given passion.

Hope for Women Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy (Amy Ford, Joanna Brown)
Ford and Brown were active participants in the Christian faith, but both found themselves pregnant and unmarried during their teen years. They share honestly about their struggles in dealing with the consequences of these pregnancies, and they offer hope to other unmarried young women. They challenge the Church to be an accepting place of refuge and encouragement so these girls will not only choose life for their babies, but also have the support team they need to move forward in their lives.

How to Have a Happier Husband (Kathi Lipp)
Even small steps to improve your marriage can make a big difference—and you’ll never regret making time to encourage and affirm your husband, be his friend, help eliminate stress from his life, and pray for him.

Is There a Hero in Your Husband? (Dr. Juli Slattery)
When a wife focuses on her spouse’s strengths and encourages him in his role as a protector and provider, she builds him up and can help draw out the hero he really is.

Learning to Effectively Communicate With Your Husband (Dr. Greg and Mrs. Erin Smalley)
The Smalleys discuss ways that wives can connect and communicate with their husbands.

Learning to Lay Down Your Fears (Angie Smith)
Smith shares struggles she’s faced since she was a small child—including questioning her purpose, God’s plans, and if she’s a “good enough” Christian—and how God is teaching her to trust Him and rest in His peace.  

Learning to Love Your Husband (Shaunti Feldhahn)
Feldhahn’s survey results showed that respect is such a deep need for men that three out of four of them would give up feeling loved if it meant being respected. Learn what you can do build your husband up and improve your marriage relationship.

Learning to Relish Life With Your Spouse (Alexandra Kuykendall)
Kuykendall describes her nine-month experiment to renew her appreciation for daily life with her husband. Find joy and contentment in everyday moments.

Letting Go of Control (Karen Ehman)
After suffering from severe morning sickness, Ehman learned two things: 1) she was dispensable, and 2) she couldn’t get her own way. Here she exposes issues of control in marriage and parenting, and offers practical tips on how to trust God.

Living Authentically Before the Lord (Dr. Juli Slattery)
Many women are convinced that their value is based on what they do, not on who they are. If you’re tired of comparing yourself to others and just want the freedom to be yourself, be encouraged by the insights Slattery shares.

Modern Feminism and the Gender Blur (Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Mary Kassian)
Feminism is a prevailing mindset in our culture, but we can’t dismiss God’s design for men and women without serious consequences. Joy comes from purposefully living out biblical manhood and womanhood.

Navigating Through the Challenges of Moving (Susan Miller)
Moving brings challenges beyond a new address—and because women tend to value security and stability, the disruption of moving is typically harder for them than for anyone else. Miller offers encouragement and advice.

Nourishing Yourself in the Midst of a Busy Life (Becky Johnson, Rachel Randolph)
Mother and daughter talk about how women can find renewal and joy. Both women share stories of getting to breaking points, and they describe how women can create nourishing spaces, schedules, and relationships.

The Power of Unconditional Respect in Marriage (Nina Roesner)
Roesner describes how she stopped fixating on her husband’s perceived failures and instead focused on her relationship with God, learning how to respect her husband according to God’s Word. 

Practical Help When You’re Overwhelmed (Kathi Lipp, Cheri Gregory)
In a discussion based on their book Overwhelmed, Lipp and Gregory share ideas for reducing stress, organizing your schedule, learning to say “no” to unnecessary commitments, and increasing your capacity for joy.

Practical Tips for Getting Organized (Kathy Lipp , Jean Daly)
Learn tips for tackling the garage, the laundry room, the kids’ rooms, stacks of paper, and more. Lipp also shares the importance of communicating with your spouse and kids about the level of cleanliness you hope to keep.

Pursuing Passion in Your Marriage (Dr. Juli Slattery, Linda Dillow)
Slattery and Dillow share about God’s design for intimacy in marriage, how couples can prioritize and communicate about intimacy, and what to do in cases of addictions or a promiscuous past.

Putting the Sizzle Back in Your Marriage (Kathi Lipp, Erin MacPherson)
Lipp and MacPherson encourage women to have a fun, flirty, and intimate marriage—even in the midst of the demands of parenting. Learn to make sexual intimacy a priority and overcome common struggles.

Resolving to Be a Woman of Godly Influence (Priscilla Shirer)
Shirer discusses the difficult decisions women face and how to prioritize God’s will. Prayer in marriage is crucial, as is offering grace to your husband in obedience to the Lord—trusting God to work in your husband’s heart and life.

Restoring the Broken Pieces of Our Lives (Elisa Morgan)
Morgan shares stories of her own family’s brokenness to illustrate how God wants to comfort us and how He can use our broken pieces to shine the light of redemption into the world.

Simple Ways to Help Your Husband Feel Loved (Kathi Lipp)
Lipp discusses how a wife can build up her husband through affirmation, acts of service, and love.

Taking Steps to Live Out Your Dreams (Kathi Lipp)
Sharing from her journey through a painful divorce and how God used that time to grow her relationship with Him, Lipp encourages women to seek the Lord about their dreams and goals—so they can move forward with joy and confidence.

Thriving As a Modern-Day Woman—I–III (Pastor Robert Lewis, Shaunti Feldhahn)
Lewis and Feldhahn explain how the timeless principles of the Bible can guide modern-day women to discover and live out God’s purposes for their lives.

The Timeless Truth of Christ (Ellie Lofaro)
Lofaro delivers a humorous message with a serious theme as she encourages women to live with joyful confidence regardless of their circumstances, and to share the love of God with others.

Traveling Through Life’s Trials (Lisa Harper)
We can all use reminders that God is faithful despite our imperfections. With her signature humor, Harper describes how our perspectives can get distorted during difficult times, but God is present regardless of circumstances.

Turning to God, Not My Idols (Dee Brestin)
Brestin shares that every woman longs for security, approval, and comfort. She encourages women to move past self-indulgent cravings to a secure, life-changing intimacy with their Creator.

Uncovering the Secrets of Being a Happy Wife (Fawn Weaver)
Weaver believes marriages can be argument-free—and she explains how!

Understanding How Your Husband Thinks and Acts (Dr. Mike Bechtle)
Bechtle offers a light-hearted and insightful look at the differences between men and women in a discussion based on his book I Wish He Had Come With Instructions.

Using Our Words Wisely (Karen Ehman)
Ehman shares personal experiences and biblical examples about the power of our speech. She offers practical ways to start taming the tongue and using words in a positive way. 

What Does it Mean to Be a Submissive Wife? (Sara Horn)
Horn discusses why “submission” is unpopular and how she took a year to seek God’s will in this area. She humorously shares some of the mistakes she made along the way—and how wives can encourage their husbands to be spiritual leaders at home.

Wise Advice for Women in the Workplace (Shaunti Feldhahn)
A large percentage of women are in the workplace, including Christian moms. Feldhahn offers insights about how men often perceive women in the workplace and what women can do to thrive in that environment.

The Woman of Noble Character (Priscilla Shirer)
God uniquely cares for you, and He can use any difficulty you face to develop noble character.

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Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselor Network
Search for licensed Christian counselors in your area.

Concerned Women for America
Stay current on political and family issues. CWFA helps members bring biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

Embrace Grace
This non-profit seeks to “empower churches across the nation to be a safe and non-judging place for the girls to run to when they find out they are pregnant, instead of the last place they are welcomed because of shame and guilt.”

Just Moved Ministry
“Just Moved Ministry is dedicated to the spiritual growth and emotional well-being of women who are uprooted by a move or any life change.”

Messies Anonymous
This international organization supports people who have trouble organizing household clutter—through seminars, local support groups, newsletters, and books.

The Proverbs 31 Ministry
Proverbs 31 is dedicated to providing encouragement and information to women, especially on God’s view of homemaking and its responsibilities.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 1

Debra Fileta has identified the four seasons of marriage that correspond with our natural seasons – spring (new life and new love), summer (things get hot!), fall (showing our true colors), and winter (long days ahead). In this interview, she will help couples better understand the four seasons of healthy relationships, what to expect during each one, and how to carefully navigate them for a stronger marriage.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage.

Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship goes through four life-changing seasons: Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Each season plays an important role in taking your relationship to the next level. And depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow, or it will slowly die. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged or married, join licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, Debra Fileta as she takes you on an eye-opening psychological and spiritual journey through the four seasons that she has observed in every healthy relationship.

How a Former Abortion Doctor Became Pro-Life

As an abortion doctor at Planned Parenthood, Dr. Patti Giebink believed she was helping women. Later, she began reading scripture and God gradually changed her heart on the abortion issue. Patti tells the story of her long journey from abortion doctor to pro-life and encourages listeners to share the message of life with compassion.

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Mrs. Patti Giebink

Dr. Patti Giebink is an OB-GYN who serves on the board of the Alpha Center, a well-known pregnancy center located in Sioux Falls, S.D. She also travels intermittently to work in mission hospitals in Pakistan and other countries. After completing her medical training, Dr. Giebink worked for Planned Parenthood from 1995-1997, during which she was the only abortion-provider in the state of South Dakota. She eventually experienced a radical change of heart on the issue of abortion after receiving God’s grace, forgiveness, and love, and she is now a passionate advocate for the pro-life movement.

Cover image of the book "Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life"

Unexpected Choice: An Abortion Doctor’s Journey to Pro-Life

Unexpected Choice is told from the perspective of a doctor who actually performed abortions through Planned Parenthood. The book chronicles her journey from being a pro-choice physician to someone speaking on behalf of the pro-life movement.

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 2

As a pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker has seen thousands of girls come through her office through the years. They struggle with eating issues, sexual identity, social media…and many other challenges in this toxic culture. Dr. Meeker will encourage parents to invest love and time in their daughters and develop their character to give them the best opportunity for a bright future, all rooted in a spiritual foundation. The discussion also includes healthy feminism vs. toxic feminism

Mrs. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician who is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on parenting, teens and children’s health. With appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, her popularity as a an expert on key issues confronting families has created a strong following across America. Her work with countless families over the years served as the inspiration behind her best-selling books which include Strong Fathers, Strong DaughtersStrong Mothers, Strong Sons and The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers

Cover image of Dr. Meg Meeker's book "Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture"

Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture: 11 Steps to Keep Her Happy, Healthy, and Safe

Meg Meeker has been a pediatrician for more than thirty years, is a mother and a grandmother, and has seen it all. She knows what makes for strong, happy, healthy young women–and what puts our daughters at risk. Combining that experience with her famous common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter–whether she’s a toddler or a troubled teen–to achieve her full human potential.

Cherishing Your Spouse Every Day

Do you love your spouse, or do you truly cherish them? Gary Thomas encourages couples to make a daily effort to go beyond the ‘duty’ of love, and combat the natural inclination to drift apart, by choosing to see the best in their spouse.

Mr. Gary Thomas

Gary Thomas is an international speaker and best-selling, award-winning author whose books include Married SexSacred Marriage and Sacred Parenting. He has also written numerous articles for several prominent national magazines. Gary and his wife, Lisa, reside in Texas and have three children. You can learn more about Gary by visiting his website, www.garythomas.com.

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Friends, Partners, and Lovers: What It Takes to Make Your Marriage Work

“Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another.” Those are the powerful words of bestselling author Gary Thomas in his newest book–Cherish. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, it is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words.

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Newest Release - Episode 2: Heroes Providing Hope

Discover the amazing work our PRC’s Directors, Nurses, and Volunteers are making in their communities! You’ll see firsthand testimonies of a PRC in action, and that there are other options outside of abortions! You’ll also discover how your family can support your local PRC!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 4: Sometimes the Choice is Hard

Hear real life stories of parents who have made the decision to choose life even though the circumstances were overwhelming. You’ll see why “ALL” life is precious to God and why choosing life is always the right decision!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 3: The Power of a Picture

Have you ever wondered what a baby looked like in the womb? With today’s technology, Moms and Dads can see the baby’s heartbeat, facial expressions, and movements! You’ll find out why more women choose life once they hear their baby’s heartbeat and realize it’s a real living human!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 5: It’s Going to be Amazing!

After a couple has chosen life, hear the heartwarming stories of children that culture would have cast aside, yet are making tremendous impacts in their communities. Whether the diagnosis was adverse or the circumstances were difficult, these stories will inspire you to come along side of families who have chosen life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

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Newest Release - Episode 6: Families Helping Families!

So, after all you’ve seen through the SeeLife ‘21 Episodic journey; what can you do now? We’ll share how you can partner with some amazing organizations that are making significant impacts in the pro-life movement! You want to Celebrate Life!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 2

Jodie Berndt loves to pray for her children. She’s been doing that for the past thirty years. Now she helps other parents to talk to God, asking for the salvation of their kids, and for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, a future and much more. She offers fun and practical encouragement that moms and dads can put to work immediately in their daily lives as they prepare their children for a life in Christ.

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Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

Cover image of Jodie Berndt's book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children"

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting

To be an effective parent, you must be a leader in your child’s life, guiding with a gentle hand and setting a solid example. Dr. Randy Schroeder provides the insight you need to be a leader-parent. As he explores the foundational Rs—relationship, routines, responsibilities, and rules—you’ll better understand the role you play in your child’s life. You’ll learn great phrases to employ such as “Either/Or/You Decide” and “When You/Then You”. While there is no perfect parent, this nuts-and-bolts material will equip you to lead your child in a loving, confident manner.

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Dr. Randy Schroeder

Dr. Randy Schroeder has spent more than four decades writing, counseling, speaking, and teaching. For nearly 25 years, he was Vice President of Student Personnel Services, Dean of Students, and a professor of pastoral counseling at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. He’s also led a successful counseling practice helping individuals, couples, and families to thrive in their lives and relationships.

Cover image of Dr. Randall Schroeder's book "Simple Habits for Effective Parenting"

Simple Habits for Effective Parenting

Effective parenting is now within your grasp! With this inspiring how-to comprehensive book, achieve extraordinary results in raising a child to be self-assured, self-reliant, and responsible! You will be able to successfully lead and lovingly encourage your child toward a Godly life!

The Spiritual Battle for Your Marriage

God designed marriage to reflect His love to the world; and because of this, the enemy wants to destroy God’s beautiful design. Based on his book, Defending Your Marriage, Dr. Tim and Noreen Muehlhoff share about the reality of spiritual warfare against marriages, and how to combat the enemy’s lies with the truth of God. Couples will be encouraged that they’re not alone in the fight for a godly marriage and better equipped to be a shining example for the world around them.

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Dr. Tim and Mrs. Noreen Muehlhoff

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, apologetics, gender, and conflict resolution.  Tim and his wife, Noreen, are both on staff with Biola’s Center for Marriage and Relationships  where he is a co-host of The Art of Relationship podcast. 

Defending Your Marriage

Is your marriage under attack? Sometimes it can feel like the world is trying to tear your marriage apart. Internal conflicts or external pressures might make you wonder if something sinister is going on. How can you tell if you’re facing spiritual opposition? And what can you do about it? Tim Muehlhoff provides a straightforward resource for protecting your marriage from the threats of the evil one. He looks at what Scripture says about spiritual warfare and how our everyday struggles have deeper spiritual realities. And he provides practical steps for guarding our marriages with the whole armor of God.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 1

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Reigniting Your Passion for Jesus - Part 2

For those of faith whose passion has waned over time, Kim Meeder will reinspire you in your relationship with Jesus Christ as she tells powerful, true stories about God that will spark renewed joy in your heart and encourage you to share the Gospel with others.

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Kim Meeder

Kim Meeder and her husband, Troy, are the co-founders of Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch, a non-profit organization in Bend, Oregon, that rescues abused horses and pairs them with hurting kids for mutual healing. Kim is a popular motivational speaker and the author of a half dozen books including Hope Rising and Bridge Called Hope, which feature inspirational stories from her ranch.

Revival Rising

With enthusiasm that will set ablaze your passion to reach the hurting, Kim Meeder encourages you to let the holy fire of God’s presence fill your heart, soul, mind and strength. As your fear and pride melt away, those around you who are losing their battle for hope will be transformed by encountering His redeeming love in you. This–this is revival rising.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 2

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

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Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage - Part 2

They were both convinced they had married the wrong person. From almost the very beginning of their marriage, Amber and Guy Lia experienced various tensions and personality clashes related to house cleaning, backseat driving, workaholism, and intimacy. In this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Amber and Guy discuss how they bravely faced the triggers head-on, and committed to working on their own relationships with Jesus. As you listen to the Lia’s story, you’ll feel hope that you, too, can see real marriage transformation!

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Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Amber Lia and Mrs. Jean Daly

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and co-author of two best-selling books. Her husband, Guy, is a former TV, feature film, and VFX development and production executive who has worked on popular TV shows and films. Guy and Amber own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles,

Cover image of the book "Marriage Triggers" by Guy and Amber Lia

Marriage Triggers: How You and Your Spouse Can Exchange Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

A husband-wife team offers practical advice for married couples to end the cycle of reactionary arguments by examining the most common issues that trigger disagreements and apply God’s Word to radically transform relationships.

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 2

Life can be pretty stressful. Between work, relationships, and other obligations, the pressure builds, and we lose sight of who we are. Counselor Debra Fileta helps you better understand your emotions, assess your mental, physical, and spiritual health, and intentionally pursue a path to wellbeing. In dealing with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, Debra understands the importance of self-examination as well as the benefits of seeking professional help. She offers biblically-based advice, tools, and encouragement to help you get on a path toward healing and wholeness.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage. Debra resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, John, and their four children.

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing.

Embracing Your Role as a Spouse

As a spouse, you have three roles to play—a friend, a partner, and a lover. On this one-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Pastor Kevin A. Thompson explores those different roles and challenges you to live them out by investing emotionally, physically, and mentally in your relationship. As friends, he suggests we learn to play and laugh together. As partners, he equips us with solid ways to handle conflict and communication. As lovers, he offers some thoughts on how to bring back the sizzle. He shares five keys to saving your marriage: humility, respect, mercy, communication, and resilience. You’ll be encouraged to intentionally invest in your marriage.

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Pastor Kevin Thompson

Kevin A. Thompson (MDiv, Beeson Divinity School) is lead pastor at Community Bible Church, a growing multi-site church with four locations in western Arkansas. Every year he meets with nearly one hundred couples with a range of needs, from pre-marital counseling to navigating the most serious betrayals. A marriage and parenting conference speaker, he and his wife, Jenny, have two children and live in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He blogs at kevinathompson.com.

Cover image of Kevin Thompson's book "Friends, Partners & Lovers"

Friends, Partners, and Lovers: What It Takes to Make Your Marriage Work

With engaging stories and clear, simple language, pastor Kevin Thompson shows how to live out three distinct roles in marraige. Using solid biblical principles, he helps you and your spouse grow your friendship, be supportive partners through the good times and the bad, and develop a healthy and satisfying sex life.

Sharing Your Faith with Grace and Purpose

You can confidently and lovingly share your faith—you just need to learn some new tactics to do so! In this Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast, apologist Greg Koukl outlines the “Columbo” tactic of asking questions, the “self-defeating argument” tactic to find holes in your opponent’s arguments, and other specific methods for engaging in faith-building conversations with others. Greg pulls from his over 30 years of experience debating atheists and agnostics to help you share your faith with grace and truth.

Mr. Greg Koukl

Greg Koukl is a writer, public speaker and talk show host who’s spent 30 years advocating for and defending the Christian worldview. Greg has written or contributed to 15 books, including The Story of RealityTactics, and Precious Unborn Human Persons. Greg has published nearly 230 articles and has spoken on 80 college and university campuses in the U.S. and abroad.

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Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition: A Game Plan for Discussing Your Christian Convictions

In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. In Tactics, 10th Anniversary Edition, Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to artfully regain control of conversations, keeping them moving forward in constructive ways through thoughtful diplomacy. You’ll learn how to stop challengers in their tracks and how to turn the tables on questions or provocative statements. Most important, you’ll learn how to get people thinking about Jesus.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 1

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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 BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

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Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Giving up Sugar, Tasting God's Goodness

As a latchkey kid, Wendy Speake turned to sugar for comfort. Every Friday, she would pedal to the candy show and use her allowance to fill her bag with candy. And one day, when she was older and a mom of three young boys, she came to realize that she was still “pedaling” away from her stress and using sugar as comfort, instead of turning to Jesus. She was joyless, worn out, tired, and in need of a change. In this interview, Wendy will challenge Christians to take 40 days to focus on fasting from something they turn to instead of Jesus for comfort. She invited people to break free from a dependence on sugar and taste the goodness of God.

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Mrs. Wendy Speake

With a background in Hollywood as a trained actress, Wendy Speake ministers to women as a bible teacher by applying the power of drama, poetry and comedy to the study of Scripture and real-life application of biblical truths. She has co-authored two books with Amber Lia titled Triggers: Exchanging Parents’ Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses and their latest, Parenting Scripts: When What You’re Saying Isn’t Working, Say Something New. Wendy is also the co-author (with Kelli Stuart) of Life Creative: Inspiration for Today’s Renaissance Mom.

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The 40-Day Sugar Fast: Where Physical Detox Meets Spiritual Transformation

Welcome to the 40-Day Sugar Fast, a fast that begins with us giving Jesus our sugar and ends with Jesus giving us himself–the only thing that can ever truly satisfy our soul’s deep hunger. On this 40-day journey you’ll learn how to stop fixating on food and other things you use to fill the voids in life and instead fix your eyes on Christ. Anyone who runs to sugar for comfort or a reward, who eats mindlessly or out of boredom, who feels physically and spiritually lethargic, or who struggles with self-control will discover here not only freedom from their cravings but an entirely new appetite for the good things God has for us.

Understanding the Root of Your Child's Misbehavior - Part 2

Often, children act out because they are used to getting attention through bad behavior. Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his birth order.

Dr. Kevin Leman

Dr. Kevin Leman

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 BookHave a New Kid by Friday and Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours.

Bundle of Why Your Kids Misbehave

Why Your Kids Misbehave and What to Do about It

Tantrums. Talking back. Throwing toys or food. Meltdowns. Slamming doors. Kids know just how to push your buttons. You’ve tried all sorts of methods, but nothing seems to work. In this book, Dr. Kevin Leman reveals exactly why kids misbehave and how you can turn that behavior around with practical, no-nonsense strategies that really work . . . and are a long-term win for both of you.

Loving Your Spouse Through the Seasons of Marriage - Part 2

Debra Fileta has identified the four seasons of marriage that correspond with our natural seasons – spring (new life and new love), summer (things get hot!), fall (showing our true colors), and winter (long days ahead). In this interview, she will help couples better understand the four seasons of healthy relationships, what to expect during each one, and how to carefully navigate them for a stronger marriage.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage.

Love in Every Season: Understanding the Four Stages of a Healthy Relationship

Every relationship goes through four life-changing seasons: Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter. Each season plays an important role in taking your relationship to the next level. And depending on how you navigate each season, your relationship will either flourish and grow, or it will slowly die. Whether you’re single, dating, engaged or married, join licensed professional counselor and relationship expert, Debra Fileta as she takes you on an eye-opening psychological and spiritual journey through the four seasons that she has observed in every healthy relationship.

Reconciling Faith and Science in a Medical Crisis

Dr. Lee Warren is a neurosurgeon who has faced many heavy challenges in his life – from serving in the Iraq War to removing deadly brain tumors to experiencing the loss of a teenage son. He’ll share about his difficult quest to find answers to some of life’s toughest questions, while holding onto his faith in God and the sure hope of heaven

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Dr. Lee Warren

W. Lee Warren, M.D., is a brain surgeon , inventor, Iraq War veteran, and author of I’ve Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know, winner of the Christian Book Award®. His previous book, No Place to Hide, was included on the 2015 U.S. Air Force Chief of Staff’s Recommended Reading List. Dr. Warren has appeared on The 700 Club and the CBS Evening News, and his writings have been featured in Guideposts magazine. His Dr. Lee Warren Podcast, which is heard in more than 60 countries, helps listeners use the power of neuroscience, faith, and common sense to change their lives.

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I've Seen the End of You: A Neurosurgeon's Look at Faith, Doubt, and the Things We Think We Know

This gripping inspirational memoir grapples with the tension between faith and science—and between death and hope—as a seasoned neurosurgeon faces insurmountable odds and grief both in the office and at home.

Praying Scripture Over Your Child’s Life - Part 1

Jodie Berndt loves to pray for her children. She’s been doing that for the past thirty years. Now she helps other parents to talk to God, asking for the salvation of their kids, and for wisdom, self-discipline, purpose, a future and much more. She offers fun and practical encouragement that moms and dads can put to work immediately in their daily lives as they prepare their children for a life in Christ.

Headshot of Focus on the Family broadcast guest Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt

Jodie Berndt is a public speaker, a Bible teacher, and the the author of 10 books. Find out more about Jodie and get some free resources (including printable prayer cards and calendars) at her website, jodieberndt.com.

Cover image of Jodie Berndt's book "Praying the Scriptures for Your Children"

Praying the Scriptures Over Your Children

You will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God’s provision—and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. Purchase now and receive 10% off your product.

Mothers and Sons: Being a Godly Influence - Part 1

Rhonda Stoppe describes her early motherhood challenges of raising a son, which was intimidating to her. She found help through group of older women mentors. She urges moms to see their role as ministry in shaping sons to be good and godly men. Rhonda outlines several practical suggestions to moms about spiritual training, how to communicate with boys, and supporting the father-son relationship as a wife.

Headshot of Rhonda Stoppe

Rhonda Stoppe

Drawing upon 35 years of experience as a mentor, pastor’s wife, and homeschool mom, Rhonda Stoppe offers encouragement and guidance to women as an author and public speaker. She is popularly known as the “No Regrets Woman,” as she is especially passionate about helping women live life without regrets. Rhonda’s books include Moms Raising Sons to Be MenReal Life Romance, and The Marriage Mentor, which she co-authored with her husband, Steve.

Cover image of Rhonda Stoppe's book "Moms Raising Sons to be Men"

Moms Raising Sons to Be Men

Mothers of boys have the special calling to shape future men of God. Popular speaker Rhonda Stoppe, mom to two sons, knows this opportunity is a challenge, a joy, and probably the most important work of a woman’s life. Drawing from years of experience, this inspirational resource will revive the faithfulness and fortitude a woman needs to partner with God as they shape the character and heart of a future godly man.

Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage Part 1

They were both convinced they had married the wrong person. From almost the very beginning of their marriage, Amber and Guy Lia experienced various tensions and personality clashes related to house cleaning, backseat driving, workaholism, and intimacy. In this two-day Focus on the Family broadcast, Amber and Guy discuss how they bravely faced the triggers head-on, and committed to working on their own relationships with Jesus. As you listen to the Lia’s story, you’ll feel hope that you, too, can see real marriage transformation!

Headshot of Guy and Amber Lia

Mr. and Mrs. Guy and Amber Lia and Mrs. Jean Daly

Amber Lia is a work-at-home mom, blogger, public speaker, and co-author of two best-selling books. Her husband, Guy, is a former TV, feature film, and VFX development and production executive who has worked on popular TV shows and films. Guy and Amber own Storehouse Media Group, a faith- and family-friendly TV and film production company based in Los Angeles,

Cover image of the book "Marriage Triggers" by Guy and Amber Lia

Marriage Triggers: How You and Your Spouse Can Exchange Angry Reactions for Gentle Biblical Responses

A husband-wife team offers practical advice for married couples to end the cycle of reactionary arguments by examining the most common issues that trigger disagreements and apply God’s Word to radically transform relationships.

What to Do When You're Not Okay - Part 1

Life can be pretty stressful. Between work, relationships, and other obligations, the pressure builds, and we lose sight of who we are. Counselor Debra Fileta helps you better understand your emotions, assess your mental, physical, and spiritual health, and intentionally pursue a path to wellbeing. In dealing with anxiety, depression, and panic attacks, Debra understands the importance of self-examination as well as the benefits of seeking professional help. She offers biblically-based advice, tools, and encouragement to help you get on a path toward healing and wholeness.

Author Debra Fileta in the Focus on the Family broadcast studio

Mrs. Debra Fileta

Debra Fileta is a licensed professional counselor specializing in relationship and marital issues. She is also a public speaker and the author of multiple books, including Married SexChoosing Marriage: Why It Has to Start With We > Me, Love in Every Season, and Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are, How You’re Doing, and Why It Matters. Debra’s popular relationship advice blog, TrueLoveDates.com, and her Love + Relationships podcast reach millions of people each year offering guidance on topics including love, sex, and marriage. Debra resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, John, and their four children.

Are You Really Okay?

Are You Really OK: Getting Real About Who You Are

In Are You Really OK? author and licensed counselor Debra Fileta challenges you to get real with who you are and how you’re doing spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically so you can recognize where you need growth and healing.

Navigating a Toxic Culture with Your Daughter - Part 1

As a pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker has seen thousands of girls come through her office through the years. They struggle with eating issues, sexual identity, social media…and many other challenges in this toxic culture. Dr. Meeker will encourage parents to invest love and time in their daughters and develop their character to give them the best opportunity for a bright future, all rooted in a spiritual foundation. The discussion also includes healthy feminism vs. toxic feminism

Mrs. Meg Meeker

Dr. Meg Meeker is a pediatrician who is widely recognized as one of the country’s leading authorities on parenting, teens and children’s health. With appearances on numerous nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, her popularity as a an expert on key issues confronting families has created a strong following across America. Her work with countless families over the years served as the inspiration behind her best-selling books which include Strong Fathers, Strong DaughtersStrong Mothers, Strong Sons and The Ten Habits of Happy Mothers

Cover image of Dr. Meg Meeker's book "Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture"

Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture: 11 Steps to Keep Her Happy, Healthy, and Safe

Meg Meeker has been a pediatrician for more than thirty years, is a mother and a grandmother, and has seen it all. She knows what makes for strong, happy, healthy young women–and what puts our daughters at risk. Combining that experience with her famous common sense, she explains the eleven steps that will help your daughter–whether she’s a toddler or a troubled teen–to achieve her full human potential.

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Newest Release - Episode 1: The Truth About Life!

In this episode, we will tackle tough questions like, “When does life begin?” and “What does the Bible
say about Life?” You’ll discover and understand the stages of pre-born life and that babies are more than
just a clump of cells!

Yes, I Promise to Pray for the Pre-born and Their Moms!

Will you pray for the pre-born and moms that are facing unexpected pregnancies? We will send you a 7-day prayer guide that will help guide you along this journey with us!! You can even choose to receive this great resource by text!