Family Life Today
Praying Together Is Challenging09/01/15
What is keeping you from praying with your spouse? Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the challenges they've faced when trying to pray together on a regular basis.
Praying Together: Mitchell and Beth Dean
Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about the joys of praying together as a couple. Mitchell and Beth Dean are their special guests.
Alex and Stephen Kendrick, co-creators of the movie "War Room," tell stories of answered prayer in the making of the movie. Joining them are T.C. Stallings and Michael Jr., who appear in the movie.
Pastor and filmmaker Alex Kendrick sees a trend among Christian men, and it's troubling. This trend toward compartmentalizing our lives leaves Christian men prayerless and ineffective before the onslaught of Satan.
Pray Like a Child
How's your prayer life? Paul Miller, author of The Praying Life, reminds us of how dependent Jesus was on his heavenly Father, even to the point where he said he did nothing on his own. As Jesus prayed then, so must we, coming to God with childlike...
Persisting in Prayer
Is prayer often the first thing to go when life gets busy? Prayer warrior Paul Miller explains how praying to God should be just like having dinner with an old friend; you love being with Him, you don't have an agenda, and you can talk about anything....
Cynicism: Low Level Doubt
Let's face it, prayer is hard work. Paul Miller, the former associate director of World Harvest Mission, talks about the why, when and how-to's of prayer. Paul encourages listeners to talk unreservedly to God as children do their fathers, and warns...
The Critical Parent
What does it take to be a spiritually healthy parent? Michelle Anthony talks about six different dysfunctional parenting styles moms and dads often default to, like the micromanaging parent or the critical parent. Anthony reminds moms and dads that...
Defining Family Dysfunction
When it comes to your home, is God in charge? Author Michelle Anthony tells how her and her husband's fairy tale began to unravel on their honeymoon. Children then added a new layer of difficulty. How then does a family become spiritually and...
Sexual Immorality in Light of the Gospel
It can't be ignored--sexual immorality is everywhere. How can Christians speak into this issue? Pastor David Platt reminds believers that God's word is clear on sexual immorality, and talks about the epidemic of porn that's hijacking the minds of men,...
Standing Boldly and Compassionately
Standing up for a cause demands courage, especially when it's unpopular. David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, calls listeners to stand boldly on the word of God, yet remain compassionate towards...
The Gospel and Social Issues
Pastor David Platt wonders why believers are rising up against popular social injustices like poverty and slavery, but remain silent on other issues like abortion. Platt reminds Christians that they are called to look after orphans and widows in their...
Helpful Hints for Back to School
Want to make this year's school year better than the last? Barbara Rainey gives moms and dads her best back-to-school advice regarding part-time jobs, homework, home-school balance, and being a light for Christ on campus.
Adopting the Football Team
In his many years as a spiritual leader and guidance counselor, Bishop Aaron Blake had counseled many people in many difficult circumstances. But nothing prepared him for the chat he would have with a 15-year-old boy named Melvin who was in the foster...
What is Submission?
What does it mean to be submissive? Courtney Reissig, a wife and mother of three, recalls her courtship with her husband, Daniel. Although she had left her feminist thinking behind and embraced submission in theory, Courtney tells how difficult it...
The Default of Feminism
Is feminism the default today? Author Courtney Reissig thinks so. Reissig explains that to most feminists, equality equals sameness. In Scripture, however, God made men and women equal before Him, yet unique in their distinctive roles. Reissign shares...
Could You Be a Feminist?
Would you call yourself a feminist? Growing up with three brothers, Courtney Reissig believed she could do anything boys could do and tried her hardest to prove it. Saturating herself in feminist theory in college, Courtney felt conflicted. Although...
Back to School Challenges
Are you wishing summer could last just a few more weeks? Barbara Rainey reminds parents that their kids could be headed into challenging circumstances in the coming school year. With mom and dad's help, however, kids can be ready to face whatever...
School Days, School Days
It's that time of year again! Will your children be prepared? Barbara Rainey, a mother of six and grandmother to many more, encourages parents to prepare their children for school, not just by buying them new shoes or backpacks, but also by teaching...
As a grandparent, what are you doing to build into the lives of your grandchildren? Mary Larmoyeux and Nancy Downing, grandparents themselves, have collaborated to help you be intentional in this special relationship. Even if you live far away from...
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