FamilyLife Today® with Dennis Rainey

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 Jul 16, 2018


Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective. Find out more at

Episode Date
Knowing and Loving Your Neighbors
Author Rosaria Butterfield illustrates how "radically ordinary hospitality" can be a bridge for bringing the gospel to lost friends and neighbors--something she experienced herself on her own faith journey. She tells how she and her family befriended her former neighbor, Hank, and recalls how a couple reached out to her years earlier when she was a lesbian activist teaching at Syracuse University. Butterfield reminds listeners that real hospitality involves open invitations to your home and seeking out strangers with the love of Christ.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 20, 2018
What About ME?
Brooke McGlothlin, author of "The Gospel Centered Mom," dispels the myths of the ME gospel: "God is all about meeting my needs, wants and desires." She also identifies four main categories where she sees moms struggling most: I need rest, you must obey me, I need to take care of myself, and it's fine to focus on me.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 17, 2018
Help! I Feel Like a Failure
Brooke McGlothlin, president of Raising Boys Ministries, grew up dreaming of having little boys of her own. But parenting high-energy, aggressive boys left her feeling frazzled and drained. McGlothlin tells how she learned that her giftedness alone wasn't enough to raise her boys, and how God showed her that He was enough, and He would help her. She explains how she allowed Him to change her life dreams and be poured out for His glory.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 16, 2018
When Jonathan Daugherty found the love of his life. he believed his struggle with porn was finally over. And it was, for a while. Daugherty tells how the pressures of marriage started to weigh on him, and how he raced back to the habits he had kept secret. This time he started acting out sexually with strangers, and his wife found out. Daugherty tells what finally led him to lasting repentance and reconciliation with his wife.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 15, 2018
Secret Addiction
Recovering porn addict Jonathan Daugherty talks candidly about the effects of porn on the brain and behavior. Although involved in a Bible study in college, Daugherty led a double life and continued to satisfy his lust through porn and illicit relationships. Daugherty met his wife in 1994, and explains how he kept his secret addiction hidden as they planned their future.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2018
The Secret Begins
Jonathan Daugherty, founder of Be Broken Ministries, tells how a friend introduced him to pornography at the age of 12. What started out as a mild curiosity would eventually develop into a full blown addiction. Although he believed in God, Daugherty shares how his involvement in porn eroded his faith and affected his relationships.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 13, 2018
The Worldview Behind Abortion and Euthanasia
Nancy Pearcey, a professor and scholar in residence at Houston Baptist University, reflects on the value of human life. Our culture has a low view of human life and the body, but God created the bod,y and therefore, it is good. Pearcey explains how the culture's worldview has influenced our thinking on abortion and euthanasia.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 10, 2018
The Body and Personhood
Best-selling author Nancy Pearcey contrasts the secular view of the body with Scripture's view. The cultural or post-modern view influences how we think about abortion, homosexuality, and bioethics. In these arenas, science has usurped authority that Christians say is God's. This low view of the body, Nancy explains, is also responsible for the hook-up culture so often practiced on college campuses. Unfortunately, these worldviews are also infiltrating the Christian church. Pearcey coaches parents on helping their children think biblically.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 09, 2018
Cyber Bullying, Cyber Porn, Video Gaming
The dangers of the world used to be "out there." But now the world's dangers can waltz right into your home with or without your invitation through the use of the internet. Youth expert Brian Housman addresses parents’ concerns about cyber bullying, cyber porn, and video gaming.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 08, 2018
Internet Safety Tips
One hundred and sixty eight. That's the average number of texts a teen types in a day. Author Brian Housman, founder of 360 Family, gives parents some practical advice for keeping their kids safe on the internet.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 07, 2018
Developing a Theology of Technology
When it comes to technology, are your kids light years ahead of you? Youth expert Brian Housman talks realistically to parents about engaging their kids around the topic of technology. Exhorting parents about their assignment from God to love and protect their kids, Brian reminds parents that technology is to be used in an honoring way, and this must be modeled and taught in the home.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 06, 2018
The Holy Spirit Is Enough for Your Future
Barbara Rainey explains that if you are a Christ follower, the Holy Spirit is enough for your tomorrows because He lives in you. Are you listening to His voice?<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 03, 2018
The Father Is Enough for Your Present
In Isaiah 45:7, the Lord says, "I form the light and create darkness, bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things." Whether you are experiencing a sunny day or storm clouds, Barbara Rainey wants to remind you that God is in control.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 02, 2018
The Son Is Enough for Your Past
All of us have a past that includes good, bad, and ugly. How do you reconcile pain and suffering with a good God? Barbara Rainey talks about a God who is not "safe," and how Jesus is enough.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 01, 2018
A World Without Orphans
God compelled a pastor in Ukraine, Gennadiy Mokhnenko, to give homeless kids food and share the gospel with them. What transpired was beyond his wildest expectations. He shares how he adopted 32 children, and today works to raise awareness in his own country of the great need for Christians to be foster and adoptive families.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 31, 2018
Grandparents teach great life lessons. They give us a safe place to belong and offer unconditional hugs. They are important to blended families, too, as they reach out to new family members and help them belong. Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, talks about the vital role step-grandparents provide as they help create connection in their families.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 30, 2018
Love God, Not the World, Part 2
Has love for an idol replaced your love for God? Dennis Rainey, author of "Choosing a Life That Matters," talks about one of seven principles that will help you live life to the fullest. Rainey remembers how God pursued him in 1968 when he was a college student. Convicted, he asked Jesus to be his Lord and Savior, and he went from being a mission field to a missionary.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 27, 2018
Love God, Not the World, Part 1
Living a fruitful life doesn't happen by accident. In his book, "Choosing a Life That Matters" Dennis Rainey reveals seven principles that will help you make the most of your days. The world is passing away, and so are all of its desires. We would be wise to cling to the One who will last.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 26, 2018
Drugs, Sex, and ... College?
College brings new challenges. Will you be ready? Hanna Seymour, who worked with students on the college campus for 10 years, talks about the eye-opening reality of the party culture on campus. Seymour encourages students to know what they are going to do if and when drugs and alcohol are offered. Hook-ups are also rampant, as well as sexual assault, especially as they relate to the party scene. Hanna encourages young women to stand firm in their faith, as she did, and to seek help if necessary.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2018
Starting College
Starting college can be scary for the student and parent alike. Author and student guidance professional Hanna Seymour helps young women prepare for college by talking honestly about what they can expect when they get there--gaining the freshman 15, making friends, and handling conflicts with a roommate.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2018
Heading Off to College
College will be the best four years of your life... or maybe not. Hanna Seymour, author of "The College Girl's Survival Guide," talks about the realities of college life, including boyfriends, homesickness, roommates, and other college pressures. Seymour reflects on when she thought college was all about "me time," and tells how a mentor helped her realize her gifting and passion.<img src="" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 23, 2018