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 Dec 9, 2018

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 Jul 16, 2018

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Fun, engaging conversations about what it takes to build stronger, healthier marriage and family relationships. Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson with FamilyLife Today® veteran cohost Bob Lepine for new episodes every weekday.

Episode Date
Avoid Unintended Disinheritance
27:14

Conversations about money and inheritances can be uncomfortable. But wouldn't it be better to talk about it with family members while you can, rather than to leave it to the state to decide after you are gone? Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, walks through different scenarios, and gives suggestions about how to make wise money decisions.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Learn more about the Blended and Blessed Live Event and Livestream. https://blendedandblessed.com/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Apr 03, 2020
Yours, Mine, Ours, Theirs?
28:33

You can tell a lot about what a person values by the choices they make with money. Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, says finances and personal values are especially complicated in blended families. Ron urges couples thinking about blending a family, to plan, plan, plan, for your financial future together. He lists practical tools to help make asset management easier.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Learn more about the Blended and Blessed Live Event and Livestream. https://blendedandblessed.com/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Apr 02, 2020
Communication Tools That Work
32:49

Rob and Gina Flood talk about the communication skills they learned that turned their isolated marriage into a relationship of true oneness. Together they help couples understand how implementing these tools—first response, prayer, physical touch, mirroring, and proper timing—can take their communication from a C- to an A+.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/

Apr 01, 2020
Marital Communication That Works
28:49

Like many couples, Rob and Gina Flood had a lot to learn about healthy communication in marriage. They realized early on that communication wasn't about winning or losing, but about building up or tearing down. Together they share five communication tools that helped transform their marriage.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/

Mar 31, 2020
Help! My Spouse and I Can’t Communicate
25:54

Some marriages are difficult right off the bat. That was the case for Rob and Gina Flood, who were surprised their honeymoon was as difficult as it was. It was only after months of frustration they realized their bad communication habits kept short circuiting healthy dialogue. Learn what they did to turn their communication, and marriage, around.
Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/

Mar 30, 2020
When Providence Brings a Plague
28:19

FamilyLife Today's Bob Lepine brings a wise and seasoned perspective to what God is doing in the world amidst COVID-19. He offers us two options on how to view the current crisis: 1) the "Imagine" option, with no one or nothing governing our world and the universe simply running on it's own, and 2) the "Providence" option, with the world and everything in it governed by God. Learn the practical comfort and profound implications of this "Providence" option.
Show Notes and Resources

We have partnered with Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, as he launches a new way to bring faith to our kids. He is offering free access to his full digital library (https://mrphil.tv/) exclusively for our FamilyLife audience. To take advantage of this offer, select the Monthly Plan subscription and enter the COUPON code: FAMILYLIFE  Please note that this offer is only good for six weeks of free content.
Listen to Bob Lepine's full sermon: https://redeemerlr.org/sermons/when-providence-brings-a-plague/
Visit Two Ways to Live – http://twowaystolive.com/

Mar 27, 2020
Hope Isn’t Canceled
33:01

FamilyLIfe Today hosts Dave and Ann Wilson bring us six W's of hope for families during COVID-19, including: Word (reading the Bible), Worship (having a vertical perspective), Work/Play (finding a healthy balance), Words (relationships need communication), Walk (love and serve your neighborhood), and Weave (seizing the moment by coming together as a family).
Show Notes and Resources

We have partnered with Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, as he launches a new way to bring faith to our kids. He is offering free access to his full digital library (https://mrphil.tv/) exclusively for our FamilyLife audience. To take advantage of this offer, select the Monthly Plan subscription and enter the COUPON code: FAMILYLIFE  Please note that this offer is only good for six weeks of free content.
The Kensington Service: https://youtu.be/WJc43ite728?t=311

Mar 26, 2020
Navigating Your New Normal
35:07

With COVID-19 we're all in uncharted territory. Brian Goins, head of content at FamilyLIfe, and Ron Deal, head of FamilyLife Blended, offer us a compass for navigating this frightening new normal. Listen as Brian and Ron talk about the four points of the compass: 1) finding true north in God, 2) sorting through our anxieties so things don't go south, 3) establishing new rhythms as families, and 4) walking in love as salt and light in the world.
Show Notes and Resources

We have partnered with Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, as he launches a new way to bring faith to our kids. He is offering free access to his full digital library (https://mrphil.tv/) exclusively for our FamilyLife audience. To take advantage of this offer, select the Monthly Plan subscription and enter the COUPON code: FAMILYLIFE  Please note that this offer is only good for an additional 4 weeks of free content.
The Kensington Service: https://youtu.be/WJc43ite728?t=311
Watch the Facebook Live event with Brian Goins and Ron Deal. https://www.familylife.com/notcanceled#fbliveqa.
Listen to day three of our series with Dave Willis on raising boys who respect girls. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-today/talking-to-your-son-about-porn/

Mar 25, 2020
Talking to Your Son About Porn
28:06

When should you talk to your son about the dangers of porn? Author Dave Willis talks to parents about raising boys who respect girls. Women are to be cherished, and that is contrary to the message porn sends. Willis recalls his past struggles with porn, and offers dads some valuable insight into broaching this topic with their sons.
Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 25, 2020
Where Men Miss the Mark
25:43

Author Dave Willis, who is also a husband and father of four sons, talks honestly about where he feels men are missing the mark. He reminds men that selfishness is the opposite of respect, and advises men to train their sons to serve others as Christ did. He also talks about a man's struggle between career and hobbies, and shares how men often prioritize their hobbies over their family.

Show Notes and Resources

Download "7 areas dads unintentionally teach their sons the wrong priorities."  http://flt-com-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/Downloads/Dave-Willis-7-Areas-For-Dads.pdf
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 24, 2020
Teaching Boys to Esteem Girls
28:44

Author Dave Willis recalls a time when his middle-school son came home and asked him a question that shocked him. He answered his son the best he could and encourages parents to initiate those challenging conversations about sex and girls with their sons as soon as possible, before the culture schools them in untruths.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 23, 2020
Beauty and the Culture
32:38

How does your daughter view herself? Vicki Courtney talks about the harm constant comparison causes, and she encourages moms to teach their daughters their true worth can only be found in Jesus. Moms can have a tremendous influence on how their girls see themselves, especially in the context of media. But they must intentionally have those hard conversations.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 20, 2020
Time to Talk
29:59

Mother of three Vicki Courtney reflects on how the use of technology is changing the landscape of our culture, and not always for good. Increased levels of mental illness, anxiety, depression, and suicide among our teens make it paramount for mothers to teach their daughters where their worth and identity really come from.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 19, 2020
Engage Your Emotions
27:44

What does the Bible mean when it calls women "the weaker vessel"? Author Mary Kassian explains that women are more vulnerable to being abused and hurt. When women are hurt they sometimes respond in one of two ways: They either live by their emotions or they suppress their emotions, and neither option is good. Kassian gives women practical advice for engaging their emotions in a God-honoring way.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 18, 2020
Capture the Creeps
29:00

Author Mary Kassian tells women that if they want to be strong in the Lord, stay away from the creeps. Creeps can be anything from bad boys to bad attitudes, and don't forget the biggest creep of all-Satan-who would love to distract you from the things of the Lord.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 17, 2020
The Coronavirus: Responding to Fear with Wisdom and Faith
24:55

When a pandemic strikes, what should Christians do? Perhaps just as importantly, what should we not do. On this special edition of FamilyLife Today, we'll hear from FamilyLife President David Robbins, along with Dave and Ann Wilson and Bob Lepine, as we discuss a Christian response to COVID-19.
Show Notes and Resources

Download our scripture guide for followers of Christ for responding to fear.  http://flt-com-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/resources/Downloads/Coronavirus-Response-March-16-2020.pdf
Dave Wilson and the other Pastors at Kensington Community Church provide counsel from Psalm 46: https://kensingtonchurch.org/orion-livestream/#livestream
Bob Lepine: Responding to Fear with Wisdom and Faith. https://redeemerlr.org/livestream/
Mary Kassian's regularly scheduled program for 3/16/2020.  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-today/the-hidden-strength-of-a-woman/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 16, 2020
The Hidden Strength of a Woman
29:12

Award-winning author Mary Kassian, who had five brothers, grew up believing she could do anything boys could do-and the feminist movement confirmed that. But Kassian loved Jesus, and as she grew older she tells how she started to recognize that what she viewed as strength wasn't really strength at all. Kassian shares how submission to Christ affirms a woman's identity and gives her strength from within.
Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 15, 2020
I Still Believe Movie
31:49

Directors Jon and Andy Erwin talk about their latest release, "I Still Believe," a movie based on the real-life story of chart-topping singer Jeremy Camp. Starring KJ Apa, Britt Robertson, Shania Twain, and Gary Sinise, "I Still Believe" is a powerful reminder that in the midst of life's storms, true hope can be found.

Show Notes and Resources

Watch the trailer for the I Still Believe moviehttps://istillbelievemovie.com/
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 13, 2020
The Valley of the Shadow of Death
24:53

Jeremy Camp talks about one of the most pivotal events of his life-the death of his wife, Melissa, just 100 days after their wedding. Burdened with grief, Jeremy shares how he struggled with God and even his own faith, until a weekend alone brought spiritual breakthrough.
Show Notes and Resources

Watch the trailer for the I Still Believe moviehttps://istillbelievemovie.com/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 12, 2020
I Will Walk by Faith
24:53

Dove-Award winning recording artist Jeremy Camp reminisces about his college days where he met Melissa, the pretty girl in his Bible study. Jeremy fondly remembers their on again/off again courtship and the cancer that had them praying with fervor and grasping for the hand of God.
Show Notes and Resources

Watch the trailer for the I Still Believe moviehttps://istillbelievemovie.com/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 11, 2020
The Value of a Strong Family
26:07

Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp talks about his early years in the Camp household and his parents' radical conversion to Christianity. Jeremy remembers his own faith journey and the changes he made in his life in order to walk more closely with Christ.
Show Notes and Resources

Watch the trailer for the I Still Believe moviehttps://istillbelievemovie.com/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 10, 2020
Common Pain Points for Stepfamilies
24:52

There are common pain points that come with the territory of being in a blended family. Michele Cushatt suggests ways the church can be welcoming to the blended families in their communities.
Show Notes and Resources

Learn more about the Blended and Blessed Live Event and Livestream. https://blendedandblessed.com/
Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal.  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 09, 2020
Eliminating Hustle
34:56

Is life moving too fast? Author Jefferson Bethke says the average American family lives at a pace that makes it hard to walk with Jesus. Hear Bethke emphasize the importance of choosing a sabbath and enjoying the moment.
Show Notes and Resources

Book now for the Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 06, 2020
Expect Less, Get More
26:25

Does your marriage meet all your expectations? Bob Lepine, Ron Deal, Gary Chapman, Juli Slattery, Charlie and Kirstie Dates, and Dave and Ann Wilson discuss expectations in marriage from the 2020 Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise.
Show Notes and Resources

Bonus Audio Q&A about sex and intimacy. (MP3 32.3 MB)  https://mp3.familylife.com/fl2020-03-04-bonus.mp3
Book now for the Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 05, 2020
Does Marriage Get Easier?
27:17

Does marriage get easier as time goes by? Join Bob Lepine, Ron Deal, Gary Chapman, Juli Slattery, Charlie and Kirstie Dates, and Dave and Ann Wilson for a panel discussion about marriage recorded aboard the 2020 Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise.
Show Notes and Resources

Bonus Audio Q&A about sex and intimacy. (MP3 32.3 MB)
Book now for the Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise.
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network.
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife.

Mar 04, 2020
How to Apologize
40:22

You may know your spouse's love language, but do you know their "Apology Language"? Gary Chapman walks us through the important steps to apologizing and seeking forgiveness with your spouse.
Show Notes and Resources

 Join us next year for the Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 03, 2020
Joy in God, Joy in Marriage
35:28

What you believe about God impacts a lot in your life. Dave and Ann Wilson talk about how to have a happy, healthy attitude with a lot of laughter. They teach listeners the four habits for joy in marriage.
Show Notes and Resources

Book now for the Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise. https://www.lovelikeyoumeanitcruise.com/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Mar 02, 2020
Letting Go and Moving Forward
26:10

Author Jill Savage talks frankly about the challenges she's faced in the empty nest, including finding out that her son is gay. Jill and her husband thought their teenage son was struggling and sought counseling for him. They assumed any confusion was resolved when he married his college sweetheart, until the marriage failed. While they disagree with his current lifestyle, they continue to love him.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 28, 2020
Marriage and the Empty Nest
30:08

How's your marriage since the kids left home? Kids often serve as a buffer, but once the kids are gone, marital gaps become more apparent. Jill Savage knows that a couple's failure to connect can easily lead to isolation. Savage shares some valleys she and her husband faced as empty nesters and tells what's kept them together.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 27, 2020
Now That the Kids Are Gone
33:17

Author Jill Savage talks about the freedom, and the challenges, of the empty nest. Savage remembers preparing for the time when her kids would leave home and being surprised at how hard it really was to adjust to a quiet house. Hear some sound advice from a mom who's been there.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 26, 2020
Teaching Children to Love the Scriptures
28:50

Phil Vischer, VeggieTales creator and author of the Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids, talks to Dave and Ann Wilson about what parents should do, and stop doing, when discipling their children.
Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 25, 2020
A Simple Word for Kids
29:08

VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer relays how the concept of VeggieTales first began and talks about his latest project, the "Laugh and Learn Bible for Kids," a book he hopes will take kids deeper into their faith.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 24, 2020
Understanding Whose You Are
28:52

Authors Brian Mills and Ben Trueblood encourage parents to engage their teens in spiritual conversations before going to college. Warning your teen about life's pitfalls isn't enough-you want to see them thoroughly connected to Christ, and parents can model that. Together they talk about the two beliefs that determine your life every day: What you believe about God, and what you believe about who you are.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 21, 2020
Living Out the Gospel on Campus
28:55

You've done all you can to make sure your teen is college ready. But are they spiritually ready? Pastor Brian Mills and Student Ministry Director Ben Trueblood talk about the difference between parents who live out their faith and those who are Christian in name only. Hear how both can influence a student's life during their college years.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 20, 2020
Loving You Best
24:56

Best-selling author Gary Chapman joins blended-family expert Ron Deal to talk about loving your blended family members through the five love languages: touch, quality time, gifts, words of affirmation, and acts of service. Together they share why it's so important to love a spouse or stepchild in the way they most like to receive it.

Show Notes and Resources

Learn more about Blended & Blessed®. www.blendedandblessed.com
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 19, 2020
Love Languages and the Second Marriage
25:26

Authors Gary Chapman and Ron Deal, Director of FamilyLife Blended, team up to talk about applying the love languages to a second marriage. Both spouses need to be intentional about protecting their marriage and reassuring their children in this new family dynamic. Chapman and Deal show you how.

Show Notes and Resources

Learn more about Blended & Blessed®. www.blendedandblessed.com
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 18, 2020
Learning the Language of Love
26:19

What says love to you? A tender touch? A surprise gift? Time with your honey? Gary Chapman, author of "The Five Love Languages," joins blended-family expert Ron Deal, to talk about the love languages and the blended family.

Show Notes and Resources

Learn more about Blended & Blessed®. www.blendedandblessed.com
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Feb 17, 2020
The Value of Affirming Touch
26:21

Dave and Ann Wilson walk through an acrostic built around the word "touch." They offer helpful ways for husbands and wives to communicate love through non-sexual touch.
Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Feb 14, 2020
Loving Your Spouse Without Ever Touching
28:56

Pastor Dave Wilson and his wife, Ann, talk about the value of communicating love to your spouse using non-sexual touch. They share stories about their failures and successes.
Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Feb 13, 2020
Relationships Matter
27:15

Pastor "JP" Pokluda talks about the benefits of living in community. He reminds us that "bad company corrupts good morals," and talks about the wisdom of walking in the counsel of the righteous. What if your children are walking with the wrong crowd? Pokluda shares sound advice.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Feb 12, 2020
Work and Money
29:02

Are today's college students ready to face the responsibilities of adulthood? Pastor Jonathan "JP" Pokluda, author of "Welcome to Adulting," says "No." Pokluda wasn't either and recalls the many job changes he made as a young man dreaming of becoming a millionaire. Coming to Christ, however, changed his perspective and his goals.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Feb 11, 2020
Growing in Faith
29:14

Author Jonathan "JP" Pokluda remembers his growth to adulthood and the many mistakes he made along the way, despite being raised in church. One night in college he sensed his depravity and called out to God. After chasing the American Dream, Pokluda tells how he placed his faith in Christ and found the key to real purpose and joy.
Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Feb 10, 2020
What’s My Call?
26:36

Larry and Gladine McCall, authors of the book "Grandparenting with Grace," talk about the special calling of grandparents. While grandparents can certainly bring the fun factor into grandchildren's lives, a grandparent's role is so much more. The McCalls tell how they've spoken into their grandchildren's lives in a positive way.

Show Notes and Resources

Hear how grandmother Anne Dierks invented Granny Camp to help build memories with her grandkids. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/series/granny-camp/
Does God have instructions for grandparents? Mary Larmoyeux, Nancy Downing, Josh Mulvihill and Anne Dierks share scriptural examples, and practical tips for being godly, intentional grandparents. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-this-week/the-heart-of-grandparenting/
Dave and Ann Wilson's granddaughter, Olive, sings Jesus Loves Mehttps://www.familylife.com/podcasts/familylife-today/dave-and-ann-wilsons-granddaughter-olive-sings-jesus-loves-me/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Feb 07, 2020
The Intentional Grandparent
25:35

Grandparents Larry and Gladine McCall talk about the joy of grandparenting with intentionality. The McCalls remind us of Deuteronomy 4 and Psalm 78 which teach us not to forget to tell the generations about the hope of God. Together they share how they point their grandchildren towards the Lord, and at the same time respect their adult children.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Feb 06, 2020
Discerning Justice
32:31

Author Hannah Anderson talks about justice and our call as Christians to pursue what is just. In order to do this, we must treat people honorably as endowed by our Creator, God. Learn how to teach your children to promote justice without raising legalists.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Feb 05, 2020
What is Discernment?
28:41

Author Hannah Anderson explains what it means to be discerning and how to pursue the good in others even while disagreeing with them. Find out why humbling ourselves is something we must do before we attempt to speak the truth in love to others.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Feb 04, 2020
The Value of Discernment
25:43

In a culture filled with opinions, who should you listen to? Hannah Anderson, author of the book "All That's Good," dives deep into the topic of discernment. Too many opinions can be overwhelming. Hannah tells how she's training her children to decide between what's good, what's bad, and what's the best.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Feb 03, 2020
Incomplete Healing
27:21

Pat and Tammy McLeod talk honestly about their son, Zach's, brain injury. Zach spent six weeks in ICU and four months in rehab after suffering a brain injury playing football. The McLeods share how the Lord has sustained them through the difficulties and comforts them in their grief over Zach's continued disabilities.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 31, 2020
Letting Go of What Was
25:59

Pat and Tammy McLeod, Cru's campus staff at Harvard, remember the day their son, Zach, was injured in a high school scrimmage. Zach underwent emergency brain surgery, but continued to have setbacks. The McLeods tell of Zach's slow and partial recovery and God's nearness as Zach's life, and theirs, changed in a dramatic way.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 30, 2020
A Wife’s Response
26:19

Pastor and counselor Deepak Reju passes along sound advice to wives who find out their husbands look at porn. Husbands need to be patient after confessing their porn addiction to their wives, and must give their wives time to come to a place of forgiveness and trust.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 29, 2020
Prepared for Battle
28:01

Deepak Reju, author of the devotional "Fighting for Purity," reminds us that our identities are in Christ, and not in our sexuality. Each time a person consumes porn, they train their heart for desires that shouldn't belong to them. Are your going to worship Christ, or the images on a screen? It's a battle you can't afford to lose.

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 28, 2020
Stumbling in Sin
26:58

Is purity difficult for you? Pastor Deepak Reju wants you to know there's hope. At the root of sexual struggle is a heart that's at war with God. Lust isn't just disordered desire, Reju explains, but it's a disordered desire that takes advantage of other people. Why would you permit that in your marriage when God intended for husbands and wives to find satisfaction in each other?

Show Notes and Resources

Take the Love That Lasts: Marital Health Inventoryhttps://www.familylife.com/lasting-love/
Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 27, 2020
Getting Back on Track
29:10

When a marriage ends, it's like a death. But God can raise dead things-Clint and Penny Bragg can vouch for that. Eleven years after their divorce, God brought them back together. The Braggs tell what God had to do in each of them to get to the point of reconciliation.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 24, 2020
Unpacking Your Bags
33:25

Clint and Penny Bragg met in church and thought their courtship and following marriage was made in heaven. The marriage, however, soon came unraveled, and the couple went their separate ways. The Braggs talk about the baggage they should have discussed before getting married and their miraculous remarriage after 11 long years.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 23, 2020
Why Marriage Is Good
26:23

Cohabitation has become a cultural norm. But is it really equal to marriage? Authors John Trent and Curt Hamner realize that many couples cohabit out of financial and physical convenience. Trent and Hamner help couples think through the marriage vs. cohabitation dilemma.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 22, 2020
Marriage and God’s Glory
29:02

Authors John Trent and Curt Hamner talk about the purpose of marriage-God's glory. Glorifying God in marriage echoes who He is and how He loves us. This loving God is a God of unity and community, and He reveals that through marriage.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 21, 2020
The Theology of Marriage
29:03

Authors Curt Hamner and John Trent talk about the theology of marriage. When we open the book of Genesis, we see that God had a specific purpose for Adam and Eve. Civilization began with the foundation of marriage, but since the Fall, marriages have been in trouble. Together they explain that, even during difficulty, marriage is still important.

Show Notes and Resources

Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/.
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 20, 2020
Catch the Little Foxes
25:28

Though the Song of Solomon was written thousands of years ago, Sharon Jaynes believes it still has practical applications for us today. It's not just about marital intimacy, but also about love, romance, and passion. Jaynes talks about the "little foxes," which can be people, church, work, or apathy that can ruin a marriage if a couple isn't careful.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 17, 2020
Kiss Me, and Kiss Me Again
28:07

Sharon Jaynes, author of "Lovestruck," looks to the Song of Solomon for practical wisdom on love and romance. Jaynes studies the Shulamite woman, who is head over heels for Solomon, to find out what is most attractive to a woman, and then tells what Solomon found most attractive in her.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 16, 2020
Song of Solomon: God’s Picture of Marital Intimacy
25:42

Author Sharon Jaynes dives headlong into the Song of Solomon to teach us about biblical romance. By studying the relationship between Solomon and his Shulamite, we get a picture of God's design for marriage. And, what we see modeled by our parents influences our ideas about love later in life.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
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Jan 15, 2020
Habits of Joy
26:32

Dr. Marcus Warner and Reverend Chris Coursey, authors of the book "The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages," reveal four habits that, if practiced, will make your marriage happier. Find out more about the habits of playing together, appreciating one another, listening for emotion, and nurturing a rhythm.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 14, 2020
Cultivating Joy in Marriage
30:29

Dr. Marcus Warner and Reverend Chris Coursey want you to know how to cultivate joy in your marriage. They explain what recent discoveries in brain science have been found as they relate to joy, and encourage couples to sow seeds of joy into their marriages for a more satisfying marriage.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 13, 2020
Tyler Strong
27:51

Tony and Kelly Trent, parents of Tyler Trent, talk about Tyler's heroic battle with bone cancer. Tyler received his second diagnosis of bone cancer when he was a high school senior. Despite his treatment, he enrolled as a freshman at Purdue and lived his life to the full, cheering on the Boilermakers, until his death in 2018.
Show Notes and Resources

ESPN interview with Tyler Trent in 2018.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgBGwtk3qZY
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 10, 2020
A Challenging Diagnosis
27:09

Tony and Kelly Trent reflect on the difficult cancer journey of their son, Tyler, one of the biggest fans the Purdue Boilermakers ever had. Tyler loved the Lord and had a fascination for sports statistics. At the age of 15, Tyler was diagnosed with bone cancer, but pressed on, despite the challenging treatment.
Show Notes and Resources

ESPN interview with Tyler Trent in 2018.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgBGwtk3qZY
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 09, 2020
Believing for Our Prodigals
28:36

God is always working in our lives. But many times, we just don't see it. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and her husband, Robert, remind us that we have a Father in heaven who is so good and faithful. Even if your loved one has turned their back on Him, continue to entrust that child or loved one to the One who knows and loves them best.
Show Notes and Resources

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Jan 08, 2020
Embracing Mystery
30:30

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and her husband, Robert Wolgemuth, talk about the mysterious providence of God. We live in a broken, sinful world, and each of us will face many twists and turns on our faith journey. God takes these hard places and redeems them and makes them new. Are you trusting God to write your story?
Show Notes and Resources

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Jan 07, 2020
Trusting Providence
31:27

Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth joins her husband, Robert Wolgemuth, to share their love story. When Nancy was 57, Robert began to pursue her. Nancy was content being single, but tells how Robert, a widowed friend and colleague, won her heart. The Wolgemuths embrace the story God is writing through them.
Show Notes and Resources

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Jan 06, 2020
Getting Ready for Baby
27:27

Rob and Stephanie Green, authors of "Tying Their Shoes," share what kind of "help" is most beneficial to a new mother and her newborn. Fathers can feel a little unsure of what to do with the baby in those first few months, especially if a mom is nursing, but can find simple ways to bond with baby. The Greens list the top three things a couple needs to know before the baby is born.

Show Notes and Resources

Free Logos Bible Software for FamilyLife Today® listeners.  http://www.logos.com/familylifetoday
Find out more about FamilyLife's Art of Parenting® resource at https://www.familylife.com/parenting/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 03, 2020
Christ-Focused Parenting
27:06

Pastor Rob Green and his wife, Stephanie, remember when they first became parents, and encourage moms and dads to prepare themselves spiritually for the changes that will take place with the arrival of their newborn. Your identity changes when you become a parent, but your core identity of who you are in Christ remains the same. New demands can be draining, but it's the wise couple who finds a balance in caring for the new baby without neglecting the marriage.

Show Notes and Resources

Free Logos Bible Software for FamilyLife Today® listeners.  http://www.logos.com/familylifetoday
Find out more about FamilyLife's Art of Parenting® resource at https://www.familylife.com/parenting/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Jan 02, 2020
Is She the One?
27:24

Pastor Ben Stuart remembers the first time he saw his wife, Donna, and walks us through the circumstances that lead to their courtship and eventual engagement. Stuart talks about the importance of clarity in a relationship and tells how he made his intentions clear as his relationship progressed.

Jan 01, 2020
What to Look For
28:22

Ben Stuart remembers the season he took a "time out" from the dating scene to focus on the Lord and recover emotionally after his parents' divorce. He reminds single men and women that singleness exists for devotion to the Lord and encourages them not to settle for someone outside the body of Christ, but to lean into Jesus as they walk in faith and wait on Him to lead them.

Dec 31, 2019
Single and Dating
30:35

Would you like your son or daughter to have the same dating experience as you? Ben Stuart, pastor of Passion City Church in Washington, D.C., talks about the dating culture and practices on today's college campuses. As former Executive Director for Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M, Stuart remembers his own initiation into the campus traditions, as well as his dating missteps. Describing his dating life like "a dumpster fire," Stuart tells how he found a faith community where he belonged and, eventually, found love.

Dec 30, 2019
Homegrown
31:21

Are you, as a family, growing in your faith? Authors Josh and Christi Straub encourage parents to share their journey of faith with their children and to disciple them in the fruit of the Spirit. They remind couples that their children's discipleship requires teamwork, and they share thoughts on cultivating spiritual growth in the family while living out a Spirit-filled life.

Show Notes and Resources

Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 27, 2019
When Healing is a Process
28:44

Dr. René Rochester and her best friend committed to each other they would get yearly mammograms. The year she almost missed it, Dr. Rochester was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Rochester discusses how her faith in God and the support of the community He placed around her sustained her through it all, including a recent scare.

Show Notes and Resources

Listen to the entire episode "14: When Healing is a Process" from Unfavorable Odds™ with Kim Anthony with guest Dr. René Rochester. (1 hr. 5 min. podcast) https://www.familylife.com/podcast/unfavorable-odds/14-when-healing-is-a-process/
Subscribe to the Unfavorable Odds™ podcast.  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/unfavorable-odds/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 26, 2019
What Christmas Says To The World
27:33

Because Jesus came to earth, believers have identity and purpose. Dave Wilson explains the ways Jesus' birth affects every aspect of our lives.

Dec 25, 2019
Hymns at Home
24:54

Keith and Kristyn Getty talk about writing hymns and how they've incorporated hymns into their home with their children.

Show Notes and Resources

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Dec 24, 2019
Meeting and Working Together
26:53

Keith and Kristyn Getty talk about the spiritual practice of singing. They also tell the story of their courtship and the beginning of their working relationship.

Show Notes and Resources

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Dec 23, 2019
Two Steps Forward, One Step Back
29:11

Adoption hasn't been an easy journey for the Douglass family. Judy Douglass, a mother of three and the author of "When You Love a Prodigal," shares the realities of raising a rebellious child. Judy explains that she and her husband, Steve, fostered Josh for a number of years before feeling led to adopt him. While they knew it wasn't going to be easy, they assumed their love and attention would be enough. As Josh got older, he became involved with drugs and alcohol. Judy shares how she continues to be amazed at God's continued work in Josh's life.

Show Notes and Resources

Request access to Prayer for Prodigals online community.   http://www.prayerforprodigals.com
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Dec 20, 2019
Will You Take This Boy?
31:06

Judy Douglass, the founder and host of the online community Prayer for Prodigals, tells how she and her husband, Steve, came to foster and then adopt a 12-year-old boy named Josh. She was already the contented mother of two girls when she sensed God was going to give them another child. Judy miscarried and several years passed, but she couldn't forget God's words to her years earlier. Judy shares how Josh first entered their lives through the foster system and tells how their home life turned upside down once he became part of their family.

Show Notes and Resources

Request access to Prayer for Prodigals online community.  http://www.prayerforprodigals.com
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 19, 2019
Intro to Adulting
32:40

Steve Argue, a faculty member at Fuller Seminary, tells parents how they can help their kids transition in life. In past generations, you became an adult when you reached certain milestones, like getting married, working full-time, or moving away from home. Now it varies from person-to-person. Parents can help their kids navigate their way forward relationally, vocationally, and spiritually by asking key questions and staying involved.

Show Notes and Resources

Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 18, 2019
Learners, Explorers, and Focusers
28:25

How can you help your kids move into adult life? Steve Argue, co-author of "Growing With," notes that most young adults today are embracing a theology that tells them "God wants me to be happy," and He will show up for them when needed. The reason they've adopted this idea is because that's what has been modeled to them by their parents. But in college and real life, they find that ideology doesn't work. Not everything in life turns out as planned. Argue tells parents what to do when their child doubts their faith, and shows parents the different stages in the young adult journey.

Show Notes and Resources

Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 17, 2019
Helping Walk Through Stress
30:17

Parenting teens and young adults can feel both complicated and challenging. Dr. Steve Argue, an Applied Research Strategist at the Fuller Youth Institute, empowers parents with three new strategies to help their young people have better connections with their family, faith, and world. Argue reminds us that it takes longer for young people to grow up these days compared to generations past.

Show Notes and Resources

Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 16, 2019
When My Family Is Toxic
29:17

When the people in your family hurt you the most, what do you do? Gary Thomas, author of "When to Walk Away," explains that if a family member enjoys tearing you down and destroying the relationship, then it may be time to walk away. You can't fix your family of origin, but you do have the perfect opportunity to build a new legacy and a new family. We need to protect our family members from evil, and if that means limiting our time with those who are destructive, even at holidays, then so be it. Don't let a toxic person distract you from what God has called you to do.

Show Notes and Resources

Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 13, 2019
Help! I’m Married to a Toxic Spouse!
28:50

Is your spouse mentally and emotionally draining you? Author Gary Thomas explains that when a spouse is controlling or has a murderous spirit, it might be necessary, in some circumstances, to walk away. Thomas reminds us that a person who is anti-God eventually becomes anti-us. If a man or woman is intentionally destroying those around them but wants to stay in the relationship, it might be because they want to preserve their platform for abuse. Sometimes separation or divorce can be a tool to remove the abusive behavior. Thomas contrasts a toxic marriage from a difficult marriage.

Show Notes and Resources

Bob Lepine references a previous FamilyLife Today® interview with Dan Allender on 3 types of people who sin against you.  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/series/bold-love/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 12, 2019
Playing Spiritual Defense
30:35

Sometimes it's best to just walk away. That's what best-selling author and pastor Gary Thomas wants you to know when facing toxic people. Thomas remembers learning this lesson after a particular blog post he wrote became popular. One woman made it her mission to discredit him and his family, any chance she could. After trying his best to appease the disgruntled woman, a friend of Gary's suggested he read the book of Luke and count how many times Jesus walked away. To Gary's amazement, Jesus walked away from people 41 times in the gospels. Thomas defines what a toxic person does, and explains the best way to deal with them.

Show Notes and Resources

Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 11, 2019
Finding Joy in Family Devotions
31:50

Who says family devotions can't be fun? Tim Shoemaker, author of "The Very Best, Hands-on, Kinda Dangerous Family Devotions," tells families how to fully engage with the truths of Scripture while also having a good time. Shoemaker realizes that kids are really good at pretending to pay attention. That's why he encourages parents to change things up and try something more active, like shooting a potato gun or instantly freezing a hot dog. By engaging all their senses, you'll have more opportunity to share spiritual truth.

Show Notes and Resources

Today's discussion clip was taken from the FamilyLife Today® interview with Don Whitney, "Passing on the Truth of God." https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-today/passing-on-the-truth-of-god/
Learn about FamilyLife's Art of Parenting® resource.  Join in online for free!  https://www.familylife.com/parenting
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 10, 2019
Diving Into Family Devotions
28:08

Does the idea of family devotions seem boring to you? Author Tim Shoemaker wants you to know that while family devotions may take a little effort on your part, they definitely don't have to be boring! Shoemaker has been volunteering as a youth leader for 25 years, and he's learned a thing or two about capturing the attention of kids. Today, Tim is excited to share ideas and object lessons--like his coin trick, toilet paper race, and lit pickle trick--that will teach your kids about God and His principles.

Show Notes and Resources

VIDEO excerpt from the Art of Parenting® on family devotions played in today's program.  https://www.familylife.com/podcasts/familylife-today/art-of-parenting-video-clip-alistair-begg-on-family-devotions/
Learn about FamilyLife's Art of Parenting® resource.  Join in online for free!  https://www.familylife.com/parenting
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Dec 09, 2019
Calming Angry Kids
27:35

Does your childhood, or previous relationships, ever creep into your current ones? If you've ever noticed that certain themes tend to repeat in your relationships, you are not alone. Ron Deal is talking with USA Today best-selling author Tricia Goyer on this topic.

Dec 06, 2019
Communicating Needs Without Provoking Conflict
30:24

Do you desperately want to tell your spouse how you feel, but don't because of how they'll respond? Dave and Ann Wilson tackle a listener's question about healthy communication in marriage. Dave admits that it took years for him to learn to sit and listen to Ann tell him hard truths, and Ann also had to learn to express her frustration and observations in a way that wasn't threatening to Dave. Together they tell of the lightbulb "moment" that finally changed their approach to communicating and describe how affirmation has improved their marriage.

Dec 05, 2019
Family Reconciliation
32:41

Julie Plagens spent years estranged from her family of origin. However, after much prayer and counseling, Julie began to see that the real enemy wasn't her parents, but Satan. She committed to do whatever it would take to restore her relationship with her family, with God's help. She chose to forgive them, and followed that with fasting and prayer, asking God to reach out. Julie's prayers were answered. Later in the year, Julie's mother invited her over for dinner. Julie shares a word of wisdom to those experiencing brokenness in their family.

Dec 04, 2019
A Family Break Up
28:28

All of us have an extension cord tied to our family of origin. Author Julie Plagens explains what life was like after she cut ties with her family. While her health issues did improve, Julie admits that avoiding her parents and siblings was still difficult. Julie tells how prayer and Scripture became a lifeline and helped her heal mentally. She realized that by severing her family ties, she just traded one set of problems for another. After her father suffered a heart attack, Julie began to realize how unforgiveness had taken root and prayed for God to change her.

Dec 03, 2019
Breaking Free From Destructive Patterns
31:25

Julie Plagens, author of the book "Estranged," remembers growing up as the lonely daughter of a highly successful nightclub and restaurant owner. After ten years of running a booming business, Julie's father came to faith in Christ which led him to take a job as a janitor at a local church, and eventually he became a pastor. Julie shares how living under the shadow of her pastor father led her to stuff her anger and bitterness, which adversely affected her health. Realizing her life was on the line due to her resentment towards her parents, Julie tells how she made the decision to cut ties with her family for good.

Dec 02, 2019
The Complicated Heart
29:49

When Sarah Mae became pregnant as a teen, she chose abortion when encouraged by both her grandmothers. But through the shame and sadness, God's love still pursued Sarah.

Show Notes and Resources

Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face.  http://www.twowaystolive.com/
Listen to the entire episode "10: The Complicated Heart" from Unfavorable Odds™ with Kim Anthony with guest Sarah Mae. (1 hr. 11 min. podcast) https://www.familylife.com/podcast/unfavorable-odds/10-the-complicated-heart/
Subscribe to the Unfavorable Odds™ podcast.  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/unfavorable-odds/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Nov 29, 2019
Joyful, Prayerful, and Thankful
28:07

As believers, we should be joyful, prayerful, and thankful. Bob Lepine expounds on some biblical directives from 1 Thessalonians 5.

Show Notes and Resources

Two Ways to Live: The Choice We All Face.  http://www.twowaystolive.com/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 28, 2019
In Their Shoes
28:27

Have you wondered what's going on inside a child of divorce? Ron Deal and Lauren Reitsema address common questions parents and stepparents ask about kids-and share insights that will help you love and lead them well.

Show Notes and Resources

Find  Ever Thine Home® resources at https://everthinehome.com/
Listen to episode 14 In Their Shoes from the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal with guest Lauren Reitsema. (1 hr. 8 min. podcast) https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/14-in-their-shoes/
Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Nov 27, 2019
Honoring Christ at Christmas
24:55

How do you prepare for the holidays? Dennis and Barbara Rainey are passionate about celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Together they share fun ways they've done that, and tell how you can too. Hear their suggestions for having family devotionals around the names of Christ throughout Advent, and how you can decorate your tree and packages with the names of Christ.

Show Notes and Resources

COMING SOON: Dennis Rainey reads from Tim Keller's book "Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ" in what Dennis called "The Ultimate Reveal."  (5 min. podcast)
Find  Ever Thine Home® resources at https://everthinehome.com/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Nov 26, 2019
Preparing Our Hearts for Christmas
26:19

Christmas will be here soon, and Dennis and Barbara Rainey share fun, simple ideas to help you get ready spiritually. One way to focus on Christ is to celebrate Advent, the first season of the Christian church year. Barbara shares an easy way to gather the family around to consider the magnificence of Christ each Sunday through December.

Show Notes and Resources

Find  Ever Thine Home® resources at https://everthinehome.com/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 25, 2019
Praying Through Conflict
26:54

How do you handle conflict? Authors Joel and Nina Schmidgall want couples to know that prayer is their ally when facing marital conflict. They encourage couples to prayerfully seek the Lord for the root of their conflict and ask Him for His wisdom in solving it. Couples need to intentionally create a safe environment to bring up hard topics, and affirm each other daily.

Nov 22, 2019
A Shared Vision
24:17

Joel and Nina Schmidgall, authors of the book "Praying Circles Around Your Marriage," encourage couples to pray with and for each other, and to watch God do something amazing. The Schmidgalls encourage couples to ask the Lord to give them a shared vision so they can live lives of purpose.

Nov 21, 2019
Praying Boldly for Your Marriage
25:03

Are there areas of your marriage you've given up on? Authors Joel and Nina Schmidgall talk about the importance of praying without ceasing, especially for your marriage. God honors bold prayer, and bold prayer honors God. Let's step up boldly to God's throne of grace and ask Him for our heart's desire.

Nov 20, 2019
Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus
25:11

Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Laura Story talks about life with her husband Martin, who suffers from a memory deficit due to a brain tumor. Although challenging, Story sees his disability as God's means of grace and tells how God has slowed them down through these circumstances to live in the moment and see His goodness. Faith, she reminds us, is praising God even when we don't see Him.

Nov 19, 2019
Surrendering Your Dreams to God
41:18

Christian singer and songwriter Laura Story talks about the song, "Indescribable," that launched her career and tells how she's found joy in her circumstances. Laura's husband, Martin, whom she's been married to since 2004, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and lives with memory deficit.

Nov 18, 2019
Connecting With Your Sons
29:00

Author Joel Fitzpatrick loves to take walks with his son where he can represent the love of the Father to him. In a day when disconnection is the rule, Fitzpatrick challenges dads to talk to their sons about the topics they deal with on a daily basis-school, money, identity, and more. Connect with your sons. They'll be better for it.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Nov 15, 2019
A Father and Son Connection
26:47

As a youth pastor, Joel Fitzpatrick has seen countless boys struggle with what it means to have a life shaped by the gospel. Fitzpatrick encourages fathers to dive into deep conversations with their sons about friends, disappointment, girls, sex, and more. He shares communication tips on these topics from his book, "Between Us Guys."

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 14, 2019
Great Money Milestones
28:50

Our purse strings are tied to our heart strings. Financial advisor Art Rainer encourages believers to showcase the generosity of God by giving generously to those in need. Rainer lists eight money milestones couples can aim for that can help them get their finances and their giving on track.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 13, 2019
The Money Disruptors
27:25

Art Rainer, author of "The Marriage Challenge: A Finance Guide for Married Couples," talks about four different money personalities in marriage: the saver, spender, investor, and ignorer. He explains how to talk about money before and after marriage, including how to address bad money habits, like hiding purchases, that can derail a marriage.

Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 12, 2019
The Motivation for Financial Health
26:49

Financial expert Art Rainer shares how his parents' handling of the family finances influenced his own approach to money. Rainer reminds us that God wants believers to be a conduit of His blessings. As we give generously, we advance God's kingdom.
Show Notes and Resources

The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Have the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 11, 2019
The Spiritually Awake Dad
28:13

Pastor Jerrad Lopes, author of "Dad Tired," rallies dads to be "all in" when it comes to spiritually engaging with their children. Lopes strives to be the spiritual leader in his home and wants his kids to see just how much he needs Jesus to change his broken heart. A wife is key in her husband's spiritual growth when she prays for him.

Show Notes and Resources

Hear more from Jarred at DadTired.comhttps://www.dadtired.com/
Dad Tired Facebook Group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dadtired/
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
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Nov 08, 2019
Getting Your Dad Game On
24:57

Pastor Jerrad Lopes, founder of an equipping ministry for fathers called DadTired.com, shares practical advice to dads for leading their families spiritually. Lopes reminds dads that they can't just tell their sons what to do, but they need to show them what to do. Lopes' ultimate desire for his kids is to see them loving the Lord and each other.

Show Notes and Resources

Hear more from Jarred at DadTired.comhttps://www.dadtired.com/
Dad Tired Facebook Group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dadtired/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 07, 2019
Becoming a Kingdom Man
26:48

Pastor Jerrad Lopes' father left when he was 3 years old, instilling in Jerrad a deep desire to be the father to his children that he never had. Marriage and fatherhood proved challenging, however, and he tells what finally woke him up from his self-absorption.
Show Notes and Resources

Hear more from Jarred at DadTired.comhttps://www.dadtired.com/
Dad Tired Facebook Group.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/dadtired/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 06, 2019
Listener Letters: Love Keeps No Record of Wrongs
25:35

FamilyLife Today® hosts Dave and Ann Wilson tackle the tough questions from listeners. Hear their advice about dealing with an angry spouse.
Show Notes and Resources

FamilyLife's Art of Marriage® https://www.familylife.com/art-of-marriage/home/
The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/
Send in your questions of what you would like to hear FamilyLife Today® address in a future program.  https://www.familylife.com/contact-us/general-feedback/
Download "My Family's Gratitude Plan" full of activities, articles, and printable Scripture for your family.  Send it!  https://www.familylife.com/family-gratitude-plan/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 05, 2019
Thanksgiving Traditions
24:55

Dennis and Barbara Rainey remind us how important it is to give thanks to God for all His good blessings, not just at Thanksgiving, but always. Hear suggestions of how to keep thankfulness at the center of your Thanksgiving celebration.
Show Notes and Resources

Find Thanksgiving resources from Ever Thine Home® at https://shop.everthinehome.com/collections/thanksgiving
"Untie Your Story" https://shop.everthinehome.com/collections/thanksgiving/products/uys-gratitude-2
Download "My Family's Gratitude Plan" full of activities, articles, and printable Scripture for your family.  Send it!  https://www.familylife.com/family-gratitude-plan/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 04, 2019
The Childless Stepmom
28:49

Motherhood and stepmotherhood, while both rewarding, also come with their own unique challenges. And for a woman with no biological children, stepping into the role of stepmom can be a bewildering labyrinth of complexities. Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge discuss how to navigate this winding path.

Show Notes and Resources

Listen to episode 16: The Childless Stepmom from the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal and Laura Petherbridge. (1 hr. 14 min. podcast) https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/16-the-childless-stepmom/
Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/
Download "My Family's Gratitude Plan" full of activities, articles, and printable Scripture for your family.  Send it!  https://www.familylife.com/family-gratitude-plan/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Nov 01, 2019
The Intentional Mom
26:15

Kara-Kae James, a mother of four, knows what it feels like to be in the throes of motherhood and barely holding on. James offers words of wisdom and tells young moms how they can live above the chaos if they will entrust themselves to the Lord and lean hard into His Word, reminding themselves who they are in Christ and believing in their vital role in the family.

Show Notes and Resources

Find out more about FamilyLife's Art of Parenting® resource at https://www.familylife.com/parenting/
Like Arrows movie. http://likearrowsmovie.com
Download "My Family's Gratitude Plan" full of activities, articles, and printable Scripture for your family.  Claim yours!  https://www.familylife.com/family-gratitude-plan/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 31, 2019
The Challenge of Motherhood
27:25

Kara-Kae James, author of "Mom Up," thought that motherhood was a cinch. And then she had kids! Three children in three years, in fact. James admits that motherhood made her emotionally and mentally tired, weary and burned out, especially as she struggled with postpartum depression. James encourages other weary moms to seek help and community to overcome the motherhood blahs.

Show Notes and Resources

Find out more about FamilyLife's Art of Parenting® resource at https://www.familylife.com/parenting/
Like Arrows movie. http://likearrowsmovie.com
Download "My Family's Gratitude Plan" full of activities, articles, and printable Scripture for your family.  Claim yours!  https://www.familylife.com/family-gratitude-plan/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 30, 2019
Fostering Emotional Safety
28:33

Family coaches Josh and Christi Straub explain what it means to be emotionally safe and how feeling safe is the hallmark of an emotionally healthy home. The Straubs explain the value of teaching children to identify feelings like: jealous, guilty, angry, sad, surprised and embarrassed. They include a feelings chart in the back of their book that parents can use with their children.
Show Notes and Resources

Download "My Family's Gratitude Plan" full of activities, articles, and printable Scripture for your family.  Send it!  https://www.familylife.com/family-gratitude-plan/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 29, 2019
Understanding Your Child’s Feelings
30:44

Parents don't always know what their children are feeling. Authors and counselors Josh and Christi Straub explain how their children's book, "What Am I Feeling?," can help children identify and name what's going on in their hearts. Learning to control your emotions begins, Josh says, with learning to name what you're feeling.
Show Notes and Resources

Download "My Family's Gratitude Plan" full of activities, articles, and printable Scripture for your family.  Send it!  https://www.familylife.com/family-gratitude-plan/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 28, 2019
Revealing Beauty from Ashes
28:14

Coming out of a marriage filled with sexual betrayal left Sheri Keffer emotionally exhausted and filled with shame. Keffer, now a relationship therapist, tells how God kept her together when her marriage fell apart. Hear what her life is like now since starting over.
Show Notes and Resources

The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) for Partner Specialists that address the traumatic stress found in partners affected by sex addiction.  https://www.apsats.org/
There are many Sexaholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous groups available online.  FamilyLife does not endorse or recommend specific providers or organizations.
Sheri mentions the book "Strike the Original Match" by Dr. Charles Swindoll.
The Holiday Survival Guide has plenty of wisdom, insight, and guidance on how to manage holiday stressors.  https://www.familylife.com/holiday-survival-guide/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 25, 2019
Repairing, Rebuilding
24:55

Intimate Deception" author Dr. Sheri Keffer reflects on her first marriage and her husband's repeated porn use. After nine months of marriage, he did seek counseling, but instead of feeling hope, she wondered why she wasn't enough. Keffer, now a relationship therapist, talks about the post-traumatic stress she and other women experience when their husbands confess sexual sin.
Show Notes and Resources

The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) for Partner Specialists that address the traumatic stress found in partners affected by sex addiction.  https://www.apsats.org/
There are many Sexaholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous groups available online.  FamilyLife does not endorse or recommend specific providers or organizations.
The Holiday Survival Guide has plenty of wisdom, insight, and guidance on how to manage holiday stressors.  https://www.familylife.com/holiday-survival-guide/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 24, 2019
Healing Wounds of Sexual Betrayal
27:17

When Sheri Keffer's fiancé confessed that he had called a 900 number, she wasn't even sure what that meant. She shrugged it off, assuming he wouldn't do it again since he was a pastor. But once they married, Keffer tells how her Prince Charming's secret became more difficult to hide. Keffer encourages women to keep their eyes open for red flags and to ask the hard questions about porn use before marriage.
Show Notes and Resources

The Association of Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS) for Partner Specialists that address the traumatic stress found in partners affected by sex addiction.  https://www.apsats.org/
There are many Sexaholics Anonymous and Sex Addicts Anonymous groups available online.  FamilyLife does not endorse or recommend specific providers or organizations.
The Holiday Survival Guide has plenty of wisdom, insight, and guidance on how to manage holiday stressors.  https://www.familylife.com/holiday-survival-guide/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 23, 2019
Called to Forgive
27:30

Anthony Thompson's wife was one of nine people murdered on June 17, 2015, at EAM Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina. At the bond hearing, he stood before the killer and said, "I forgive you and my family forgives you." Who or what enabled him to say that?
Show Notes and Resources

Audio clips at the beginning of the program come from Charleston County Government and Voice of America.
Listen to the entire episode "9: Called To Forgive" from Unfavorable Odds™ with Kim Anthony and guest Anthony Thompson. (41 min. podcast) https://www.familylife.com/podcast/unfavorable-odds/9-called-to-forgive/
Subscribe to the Unfavorable Odds™ podcast.  https://www.familylife.com/podcast/unfavorable-odds/
The Holiday Survival Guide has plenty of wisdom, insight, and guidance on how to manage holiday stressors.  https://www.familylife.com/holiday-survival-guide/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 22, 2019
Listener Letters: Meeting Each Other’s Needs
30:10

Sometimes people say the strangest things-and on occasion, they're hurtful. What do you do when the person is your husband and his complaint is about your weight? That's exactly what one listener asked us. Join us for an insightful and compassionate discussion of this difficult topic.

Show Notes and Resources

Send in your questions of what you would like to hear FamilyLife Today® address in a future program.  https://www.familylife.com/contact-us/general-feedback/
Get updates for the Vertical Marriage small-group study from Dave and Ann Wilson and FamilyLife.  https://www.familylife.com/verticalmarriagestudy/
The Holiday Survival Guide has plenty of wisdom, insight, and guidance on how to manage holiday stressors.  https://www.familylife.com/holiday-survival-guide/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Consider becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 21, 2019
Feeling Like a Phony
27:00

Do you ever feel like there's a "scarlet letter" you're carrying around because of your past? Ron Deal says there's no need to carry around that baggage and we should let God deal with it. Ron talks us through the story of the woman at the well.

Show Notes and Resources

Learn more about the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. https://www.summitonstepfamilies.com/
Shop Ron Deal's newest resources: https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryID=171
Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/
Visit FamilyLife Blended® online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended
Get updates for the Vertical Marriage small-group study from Dave and Ann Wilson and FamilyLife.  https://www.familylife.com/verticalmarriagestudy/

Oct 18, 2019
Who Isn’t Dysfunctional
26:39

How can I share the gospel if my family is a mess? Ron Deal reminds us that most of the families featured in Jesus' lineage were dysfunctional, so you're in good company.

Show Notes and Resources

Learn more about the Summit on Stepfamily Ministry. https://www.summitonstepfamilies.com/
Shop Ron Deal's newest resources: https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryID=171
Subscribe to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/familylife-blended-podcast/
Visit FamilyLife Blended® online for articles, videos, and resources for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/blended
Get updates for the Vertical Marriage small-group study from Dave and Ann Wilson and FamilyLife.  https://www.familylife.com/verticalmarriagestudy/

Oct 17, 2019
Are You a Christian?
31:00

Pastor Dean Inserra contrasts the difference between those who say they are a Christian and actual followers of Jesus Christ. Inserra walks us through the list of eight different cultural Christians, including Country Club Christian, Christmas and Easter Christian, and Social Justice Christian, and tells why these people are missing the mark.

Show Notes and Resources

Two Ways to Live, the choice we all face.  http://twowaystolive.com/
Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Networkhttps://www.familylife.com/familylife-podcast-network/
Get updates for the Vertical Marriage small-group study from Dave and Ann Wilson and FamilyLife.  https://www.familylife.com/verticalmarriagestudy/
Has the FamilyLife Today® podcast and resources helped you?  Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Oct 16, 2019