Family Life Today
How Christians are Perceived11/21/14
Say "Christian" in our culture and many people think hypocrite, or worse. Why? Pastor Bobby Conway says that, unfortunately, Christians have earned a lot of the negative feedback because of the way we live. Conway reminds us that Christians' lives are...
Be the Gospel
How are you living the gospel? Bobby Conway, lead pastor of Life Fellowship Church in Charlotte, NC, reminds listeners that, while there are four gospels in the Bible, the 5th gospel -- the one we actually live out - is the gospel most people are ever...
Turning Broken into Beautiful
Is your family broken? MOPS founder Elisa Morgan wants you to know that you're not alone. Elisa recalls the fear she had going to the board of MOPS to tell them about her teen daughter's pregnancy, knowing that the information would shatter her ideal...
I Am the Mother This Child Needs
Motherhood can be overwhelming. MOPS founder Elisa Morgan shares how Christ changed her life at age 16 and led her to attend seminary. It was there that Elisa met her husband, Evan, and seven months later, they married. Their family would expand years...
No Perfect Family
Life isn't perfect, and neither are families. Elisa Morgan, founder of MOPS International, (Mothers Of Preschoolers) talks honestly about her parents' sudden divorce when she was five, her mother's alcoholism, and her father's absence. Armed with a...
The Importance of a Godly Legacy
Perhaps you've heard some successful man or woman identify the source of their success by admitting that they simply "stand on the shoulders of giants." For pastor and speaker Crawford Loritts, those shoulders belonged to his great-grandfather, Peter...
Why Godly Legacies Matter
It's easy to spot today's problems--disintegration of the family, divorce, crime, and loss of core values like integrity and trust. What's more difficult is to find solutions to these issues. Pastor and author Crawford Loritts' two-pronged solution is...
Is your marriage in a rut? Pastor Ted Cunningham shares some sound advice for getting your marriage out of the doldrums and back on the happy track. Ted suggests intentionally filling your partner's "love jug," but not until first connecting into your...
Building a Fun Marriage
Would your spouse describe you as fun-loving? Pastor Ted Cunningham, author of "Fun Loving You," tells of the fun he has making his wife laugh. Ted reminds couples to enjoy themselves in the midst of life's ups and downs. Instead of resenting each...
Enjoying Marriage in the Midst of the Grind
Would you call your marriage fun? Pastor Ted Cunningham reflects on his fun-loving engagement and marriage to his bride of 17 years, Amy, but admits that the early years of matrimony weren't without their challenges. Ted talks about the difficulty he...
Thankful Family Life, Part 2
Every parent knows that gratefulness doesn't just happen. It must be nurtured by example. Join us as we help parents nurture their children's gratitude by their own practice of gratefulness during the upcoming holiday.
Thankful Family Life, Part 1
Hard to believe it's that time again! Time for Barbara Rainey's official and most favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! Join us for a special look back at Thanksgivings past and present at the Rainey house.
Barbara Rainey on Gratitude
Would you like your children to be more grateful? Barbara Rainey tells what she did to try and cultivate a heart of gratitude in her children. Barbara also explains why we struggle to be grateful for God's blessings.
The Real First Thanksgiving
It's Plymouth, Massachusetts, and the Thanksgiving celebration is about to begin. Pilgrims adorned in black hats and buckles are about to sit down to a bountiful feast with their new friends, the Wampanoag Indians. Before them is a table decked with...
Remembering the Pilgrims
Pilgrims. Who were they, really? Tracy McKenzie, professor of history at Wheaton College, along with Barbara Rainey, take us back to the 1600's to the village of Scrooby, the birthplace of a sect of the Puritans called the Pilgrims. It was here, they...
Seeking the High C’s
What qualities should you look for in a spouse? Dan Chun, Senior Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Honolulu, reminisces about his own failed marriage, and tells how he approached love and marriage differently the second time around. Chun walks us...
Know What You're Getting
Dreaming of your future spouse? Pastor Dan Chun encourages singles to closely observe the person they're dating and invites them to ask some key questions. Once infatuated, or in the weird zone as he calls it, it's hard to judge a person's character...
Loving in the Footsteps of Christ
Why do I care so much about me? If we were honest, most of us would love to be great in a kingdom of our own making, says biblical counselor Ed Welch. Christ, however, has a better idea. Jesus experienced rejection continually, but that didn't keep...
Who Does God Say I Am?
God knows and loves you. But do you know Him? Christian counselor Ed Welch believes most of us care too much about what others think of us. While we're all affected by the disapproval of others, we don't need to be owned by it. When others are ruling...
Who is God? Who am I?
Our desire to be loved runs deep. Biblical counselor Ed Welch explains that our desire for love isn't evil, but that in some instances we want it too much; so much so, in fact, that we can be controlled by what others think. During adolescence we call...
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