Family Life Today
Priorities of a Christian Woman09/01/14
Every day, married women have a myriad of choices for spending their day. Barbara Rainey discusses two essentials for every married woman--being a woman of the Word and being a helper to her husband.
Embracing God's Heart for the Orphan
Pastor Daniel Kaggwa's church in Uganda closed an orphanage by fostering all of the children through local church families. Pastor Kaggwa shares the remarkable story of how the people in his community rallied together for the love of orphans.
Reaching Out to Urban Youth
Tyrone Flowers was a promising young athlete whose athletic career was cut short when a teammate shot him, leaving him paralyzed. Tyrone went on to achieve his law degree, and currently uses it to help urban youth. He shares the details of his story,...
Understanding and Parenting Your Adopted Child
Barbara Rainey talks about her daughter Deborah, whom she and Dennis adopted more than twenty years ago. Barbara also shares some of the ways adoption affects your marriage, your other children, and your relationship with Christ.
Confronting the Realities of Adoption
Adoption is a blessing that's riddled with challenges. Jon and Shelly Bergeron talk frankly about the realities of adoption. Parents of two deaf sons, Jon and Shelly share how they assumed that their love and care would be the cure-all for their...
Called by God to Adopt
Jon and Shelly Bergeron were comfortable in life. Jon was finally finished with graduate school and enjoying his work as a child psychologist. Not feeling the need for biological children, Jon and Shelly decided to become foster parents, but were...
Are You a Boy-Crazy Girl?
Tired of the ups and downs of a boy-crazy life? Then join us, when Paula Hendricks, a former boy-crazy girl, tells how she got off the crazy roller coaster of boy-girl relationships by deepening her faith and trusting in the God who made her and knows...
A Player in the Game of Love
Is someone in your home boy-crazy? Paula Hendricks, a recovering boy-crazy girl, reminisces about her teen years when she was desperate for the boys' attention and eager to shed her church girl persona. Seeing non-Christian boys behind her parents'...
What about the Birds and Bees?
How do you talk to your kids about sex? Author Denny Burk coaches parents on how to have age appropriate conversations with their children about sex. Denny shares how he's teaching his sons to be leaders and protectors of girls, and his daughters to...
Sex for the Glory of God
What did God have in mind when He created male and female? Denny Burk, a professor at Boyce College and an assistant pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, reminds listeners that sex exists for the glory of God, which means that our...
God’s Purpose for Sexuality
What is God's purpose for sexuality? Denny Burk, an associate professor of biblical studies at Boyce College, unpacks Genesis Chapter 1 to discover God's purpose in designing males and females in His image.
Evelyn was a widow, having lost her husband, astronaut Rick Husband, in 2003 when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry. Years later, in 2007, Bill lost his wife, Margie, to breast cancer. Today Bill and Evelyn, now married to each...
An Unexpected Love
God makes beauty from ashes. Bill and Margie Thompson went to church with Rick and Evelyn Husband, and grieved along with the rest of their church body when Rick, the commander of the space shuttle Columbia, died in 2003. Years later when Evelyn heard...
A Terrible Loss
Bill Thompson loved his life. Married to his college sweetheart, Margie, since 1977, they had two children and a healthy, happy marriage. In June of 2007, however, Margie died after a 13 year battle with breast cancer. Evelyn Husband, on the other...
Being an Influencer of Your Husband
Who's at the helm of your marriage? Are you? Is your husband? Sara Horn had always been driven and focused on her career. She had even wondered early in marriage if she even needed her husband at all. But now as a seasoned wife and mother, Sara wanted...
The Submission Experiment
Would your husband say that you're a submissive wife? After taking a year to imitate the Proverbs 31 wife as best she could, Sara Horn was ready for another challenge. Sara talks about the ups and downs of her year trying to practice biblical...
The Heroic Man
Who is your hero? Darrin Patrick talks with Dennis Rainey about the true meaning of manhood. Patrick talks about the most heroic things he's ever done -- re-engaging with his father after many years estranged, and how he recalibrated his mind and...
The Disciplined Man, Working Man, Devoted Man,
The Christian life is a disciplined life. Darrin Patrick, founder of The Journey in urban St. Louis, shares how important it is for men to find other men to mentor them in the spiritual disciplines, like prayer. It's also important, according to...
A Man and His Mentors
Who mentored you in manhood? Darrin Patrick, the chaplain for the St. Louis Cardinals, talks about his struggle to grasp the real meaning of manhood when he was growing up without a father. Patrick recalls other men, like his brother-in-law, who spent...
Have to Do, Should Do, Want to Do
What's on your "to do" list? Most things never get done if they aren't planned for. Authors Steve and Candice Watters say a good place to begin is with the things you have to do, followed by the things that would be good to do, and then followed by...
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