Family Life Today
Is dating that beneficial? According to pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas, not really. For Hiestand and Thomas, the activity of going on a date isn't a problem, but too many people use the dating relationship to justify their sexual activity, as...
Sexually Involved—Yes, No, Maybe?
How far is too far? Pastors Gerald Hiestand and Jay Thomas share a biblical theology of dating aimed at persuading a new generation of Christians to get serious about honoring Christ with their sexuality.
Loving in the Crucible
We learn things in the crucible of life that we won't learn anywhere else. Author Paul Miller returns to the Book of Ruth to teach us a lesson about love. Naomi lost all of her family except her daughters-in-law. She went back to Israel bitter of...
Suffering as the Crucible for Love
We must embrace Christ in His suffering. Best-selling author and father of six, Paul Miller, is joined by his autistic daughter, Kim, 32, as he talks about joining into Christ's fellowship of suffering. Paul reflects on his and Kim's first airline...
Pressing Into Christ
What's the best way to learn about love? Dive in! Paul Miller, executive director of seeJesus, opens up the Book of Ruth to illustrate the meaning of hesed love, a steadfast kind of love and commitment that knows no exit strategy. When we're loving...
A Dangerous Calling
Being a pastor has its benefits, as well as its challenges. Bible counselor Paul David Tripp talks about the pitfalls unique to pastors and those in vocational ministry. Tripp recalls the struggles he experienced early in his ministry when the chasm...
What factors contribute to a child's success or failure? Brad Wilcox, the Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, talks about the impact that single parents are having on our communities. Raised by a single mother,...
Taking on the Heart of Forgiveness
Are you estranged from your mother or father? Leslie Leyland Fields has been there. Leslie reflects on her own journey of forgiveness which began one Sunday when the words of the Lord's Prayer penetrated her heart like an arrow: "Forgive us our sins...
Baby Steps to Forgiveness
Forgiveness is never easy. Author Leslie Leyland Fields talks to Dennis Rainey about forgiving her father after years and years of estrangement. Leslie shares what prompted her to seek her father out after so many years of neglect and what God taught...
Finding Freedom from Hurt and Hate
A grandfather and his grandchildren. The thought conjures up a sweet picture of love to most. Award-winning author Leslie Leyland Fields recalls the first time she packed up her six kids and traveled from Alaska to Florida to visit her estranged...
Focusing on Christ
Should a believer's wedding look different than an unbeliever’s? Mother-daughter team Catherine Strode Parks and Linda Strode encourages couples to be intentional about their marriages, beginning with the wedding. Together they give some practical...
What Should a Wedding Be?
Wedding planning is big business. But a wedding itself is so much more than that. Catherine Strode Parks and her mother, Linda Strode, talk about the Christ-centered wedding - a wedding that reflects the gospel to all in attendance.
Through His Love
Their first year of marriage was a huge mess, and many of the years that followed weren’t much better. But when Domingo and Irene Garcia gave their lives to Christ, miracles happened. Hear Domingo and Irene share how God filled their hearts to the...
Called to Christ
Irene’s marriage was on the rocks. But when a customer at Irene’s hair salon led her to the giver of all hope – Jesus Christ, Irene’s life, and marriage, began to change. Domingo and Irene Garcia talk about the miraculous transformation that occurred...
Mexican, happy, musical. Cold, hungry, afraid. Those are very different words to describe two very different people. And when these two very different people fell in love and married, it was like mixing oil and water. Hear more about Domingo and Irene...
The Song: A Movie About Love
Great love stories make great movies. And this love story is no different. Pastor Kyle Idleman joins actor Alan Powell to talk about this music-driven love story The Song, based on the Song of Solomon, debuting in theatres today.
Success, Money, and Achievement
What is an idol, really? Pastor Kyle Idleman, author of the book, “Gods at War,” explains that an idol is anything or anyone we put our hope in other than God. Our culture worships achievement, but success can easily become an idol, and only leads us...
Identifying Your Idols
Are idols a thing of the past? Not according to Pastor Kyle Idleman, who’s faced down his share. Kyle explains that just like Solomon, we’re all trying to substitute something in the place of God, whether that’s money, entertainment, sex or food. Kyle...
Is life running you ragged? Author Crystal Paine assures listeners that there can be light at the end of the tunnel. Crystal recalls a financially stressful season in the life of her family that God worked for good and ultimately prodded her to launch...
Overworked and Overwhelmed
Ever feel like quitting your life? Crystal Paine, founder of the personal finance blog MoneySaving Mom, talks about the day she realized that she didn’t have to do it all. Crystal tells how one little word, NO, revolutionized her life and gave her...
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