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

Join Dennis Rainey, Bob Lepine and leading experts for daily help and encouragement as they discuss marriage and family issues from a biblical perspective.
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Little Rock, AR

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

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English

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FAMILY LIFE TODAY Box 7111 Little Rock, AR 72223 1-800-358-6329


Episodes

From a Boy to a Man

10/23/2018
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"Boys play house. Men build them." Pastor and entrepreneur Joe Pellegrino tells how his life and legacy changed for the better after giving his heart to the Lord. Pellegrino agrees that sexual purity for young men is important, but a man also needs to be pure in character. It's only then that a man can find and pursue his purpose in life.

Duration:00:27:08

Legacy Minded Man

10/22/2018
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May 26, 1995 is a reset date for Joe Pellegrino, a men's pastor and founder of Legacy Minded Men. On that day at a Promise Keepers conference he committed himself to the Lord. Before he knew Christ, he was a man who built his house on the sand. He was cutting corners in order to build himself up. Now he shares what he's learned about following God's better blueprint.

Duration:00:27:37

Talking About Sex

10/19/2018
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Dr. Juli Slattery and Michelle Hill, "FamilyLife This Week" host, join Dennis Rainey in a lively discussion about sexuality. Slattery gives insight on how mothers should talk to their daughters about sex. Instead of just saying "don't go there," mothers can talk about a daughter's longings and help dispel fear while explaining God's good design for sexuality. Hill, who is single, explains how she is expressing her sexuality while still honoring God.

Duration:00:26:19

Sex and Singleness

10/18/2018
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Christian counselor Juli Slattery teams up with "FamilyLife This Week" host Michelle Hill to talk about sexuality as it relates to singleness. Slattery explains there are many things that impact how a woman sees her sexuality, but one of the biggest factors is her family of origin. Slattery and Hill both share how the topic of sex was handled in their homes. While most Christian homes, and churches, endorse purity, pushing that message alone leads to problems. Hill, who is single, talks...

Duration:00:26:24

Growing Into a Woman of Character

10/17/2018
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Jaquelle Crowe joins her father, Sean Crowe, to talk about connecting as a family. Sean shares what he and his wife did to help Jacquelle grow into a woman of character. They focused on the law when Jacquelle was younger, but also made sure she understood grace and saw it lived out. Jacquelle talks about her dad losing his temper and how her parents were quick to confess when they made mistakes.

Duration:00:24:54

A Teen's Relationship With His Parents

10/16/2018
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Jaquelle Crowe, a contributor on DesiringGod.org as well as the Gospel Coalition, talks about the relationship teens need to have with their parents, friends, and the opposite gender. Each person's first relationship is with their parents, and she learned to honor her mom and dad at an early age. Crowe reminds teens that their parents are doing the best they can, and that they are only human--with insecurities, fears, and doubts, just like them.

Duration:00:27:56

Gospel Living

10/15/2018
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Jaquelle Crowe, editor-in-chief of TheRebelution.com, explains how her parents modeled the gospel as she grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Attracted by the infectious joy her parents possessed and their hope in their Savior, Crowe tells how she prayed to receive Christ at age 4. While she had her doubts and rebelled a bit in her early teen years, she never walked away from her faith. Crowe coaches parents on how to make the Christian life attractive to their kids.

Duration:00:30:42

Radically Loved by God

10/12/2018
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Blum exhorts women everywhere to define themselves as radically loved by God and full of worth, not because of what we do but because of what He's done. Instead of judging one another, we need to encourage each other. Many of us are in hard situations and are being so brave. Blum shares the stories of several women who rose above their circumstances and relied on the Lord for His courage to live bravely.

Duration:00:28:08

Everyone Is Fighting a Battle

10/11/2018
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Mental health practitioner Lee Wolfe Blum remembers her youth and the powerful, damaging message, "you don't matter." Overhearing her mother tell someone she was an accident compounded that negative thinking. As a result, Blum sought perfection but her quest lead to an eating disorder. Blum encourages women to be authentic in the midst of struggles, because each person has them and is brave and courageous in her own way.

Duration:00:26:29

More Than Funny

10/10/2018
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Comedian Michael Jr. joins Dennis Rainey to talk about his feature film releasing October 18 called, "More Than Funny." While the movie is indeed funny, Michael explains why this movie is more than just a way to be entertained. He hopes it will serve to motivate viewers to use their gifts to serve others.

Duration:00:25:30

Guarding Our Mouths

10/9/2018
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Most of us think we communicate effectively using our devices. Pastor and author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reminds us that the best communication still occurs face to face, utilizing vocal tone, body language, and complete sentences. The danger of electronic communication is the digital footprint we leave. That means that whatever we put "out there" is never going away. Let's remember the audience of One who is always watching and listening.

Duration:00:25:51

The Golden Rule of Communication

10/8/2018
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Have you ever hit send, and then regretted it later? Communications expert Dr. Emerson Eggerichs encourages listeners to ask themselves four questions before saying and sending anything to another person: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it clear? If you can answer any one of these with a "no," then reconsider sending the message. Speak the truth in love with care.

Duration:00:25:29

Compounded Loss

10/5/2018
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Albert Hsu, author of "Grieving a Suicide," talks frankly about the loss of his father to suicide. Hsu shares how suicide heightens the regular grief that comes with the death of a loved one. Not only is this person no longer with you, but you have to grapple with how they left you. Hsu shares how his new wife's presence ministered to him in his time of crisis, and what others did that encouraged him or discouraged him while he grieved his father. Hsu reminds us that God is with us in our...

Duration:00:26:18

Complicated Grief

10/4/2018
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Author Albert Hsu is a suicide survivor. He didn't try to take his own life, but he has grieved his own father's suicide. Hsu remembers his brilliant 58-year old father, an electrical engineer by trade, who had been stricken with a stroke just three months prior to his suicide. He recalls his father's battle with clinical depression and his lost sense of hope as he fought for normalcy in rehab. Hsu talks about the effect his father's suicide had on their family and gives us a first-hand look...

Duration:00:27:18

Continuing to Hope

10/3/2018
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When a family member is an addict, the entire family suffers. Rick Van Warner talks honestly about his son Tommy's drug addiction, and he and his wife's continued efforts to love and believe in him. Van Warner shares how they questioned why God was allowing this to happen to their family, but they never stopped praying for Tommy, even when their faith wavered. Others have rallied around their family with prayer and encouragement, and Van Warner continues to walk this day-by-day battle with...

Duration:00:26:51

A Daily Battle

10/2/2018
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Businessman and father of four, Rick Van Warner, has always wanted the best for his son, Tommy, who has been addicted to opioids since the age of 16. Van Warner talks about his son's first trip to rehab, and his brokenness and sorrow over his actions once he got out. But Tommy was hooked, and his behavior escalated. Manipulation, lying and relapses have been common over the course of Tommy's 10-year addiction. It's a "cycle of madness" for the Van Warner family, but Rick continues to hold on...

Duration:00:24:30

Descending into Drugs

10/1/2018
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Opioid-based pain pills are the cause of thousands of deaths each year. Author and businessman Rick Van Warner is all too aware of the crisis. Van Warner gives us a glimpse of what it's like to live with and love an opioid addict, his son, Tommy. Van Warner first realized his 16-year old son had a problem when he went missing. Five days later Van Warner found Tommy in an old, abandoned building in town, barely recognizable and on the brink of an overdose. Detox and rehab came next, but it...

Duration:00:24:32

Four Conversations for Kids

9/28/2018
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Teen researcher David Eaton knows that Smart phones are hugely popular among adolescents, but they're often misused. Eaton challenges parents to have four different conversation with their kids before giving them a cell phone. Start with the questions, "How is the smartphone very good, and how is it cursed, and how can we as a family redeem it?" and end with a conversation about trust. David Eaton is a contributor to Dennis and Barbara Rainey's book, The Art of Parenting.

Duration:00:27:34

Smartphone Detox

9/27/2018
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Axis founder David Eaton encourages parents to talk to their kids about appropriate cell phone usage. Eaton reminds parents it's not so much about how to use the phone but why we use it. Eaton also lets parents know what the non-negotiables are regarding cell phone use, like porn and sexting, and helps parents coach their kids on how to stay safe online. David Eaton is a contributor to Dennis and Barbara Rainey's book, The Art of Parenting.

Duration:00:25:04

Finding Connection

9/26/2018
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Rev. Milan and Kay Yerkovich tell husbands and wives how to connect to their spouses. Milan, an admitted task-oriented avoider, and Kay, an avowed vacillator, tell how they learned to understand and connect with one another to form a lasting bond. They share how their "soul word list" helped them learn to describe what they were feeling and to say the things they needed to say.

Duration:00:27:30