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Family Policy Matters is a 15-minute show featuring interviews with national, state, and local experts on a wide range of policy issues important to North Carolina families. Hosts are John L. Rustin, President of NC Family and Thomas Graham, Pastor Outreach Coordinator for NC Family.

Family Policy Matters is a 15-minute show featuring interviews with national, state, and local experts on a wide range of policy issues important to North Carolina families. Hosts are John L. Rustin, President of NC Family and Thomas Graham, Pastor Outreach Coordinator for NC Family.
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Family Policy Matters is a 15-minute show featuring interviews with national, state, and local experts on a wide range of policy issues important to North Carolina families. Hosts are John L. Rustin, President of NC Family and Thomas Graham, Pastor Outreach Coordinator for NC Family.

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Episodes

North Carolina's Four New Constitutional Amendments

12/3/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin interviews Mitch Kokai, a senior political analyst at the John Locke Foundation, one of North Carolina’s preeminent conservative research organizations and public policy think tanks. Mitch talks about four new amendments to North Carolina’s constitution.

Duration:00:15:04

Drawing Young People Out Of A Culture Of Isolationism

11/26/2018
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NC Family President John L. Rustin interviews Cristina Barba, Founder and President of The Culture Project International, which seeks to restore culture through the experience of virtue. Christina, who has had a lifelong passion for proclaiming the dignity of human life, was awarded the 2016 Defender of Life Award by Students for Life of America, and she joins us today to discuss this exciting mission work that is taking place across our nation and in our own backyards.

Duration:00:14:59

Lessons From Little Ones About The Heart Of God

11/19/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Erin Hawley, Law Professor at the University of Missouri and wife of newly elected U.S. Congressman Josh Hawley of Missouri. Erin discusses her new book, Living Beloved: Lessons from my little ones about the heart of God.

Duration:00:14:59

Canada's New Culture of Death

11/12/2018
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NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Wesley Smith, an author and a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. They discuss Canada's Supreme Court recent ruling on doctor-assisted suicide and why this is alarming to those of us in the United States.

Duration:00:14:59

The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision For Humanity

11/5/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Daniel Darling, Vice President for Communications at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. They discuss his new book, The Dignity Revolution: Reclaiming God’s Rich Vision for Humanity.

Duration:00:14:59

Protecting Free Speech On College Campuses

10/29/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, we will be airing n inspiring speech by Tyson Langhofer, Senior Counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom and Director of ADF’s Center for Academic Freedom. This message was delivered at NC Family’s Major Speaker Series Dinner in Charlotte, North Carolina on October 19th.

Duration:00:14:59

Helping Parents Shepherd Children Through Moral Challenges

10/23/2018
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This weekon Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Leila Miller, co-author of the new book Made This Way: How to Prepare Kids to Face Today’s Tough Moral Issues. They discuss her new book and how to help today’s parents shepherd children in age-appropriate ways around 10 of the biggest moral challenges facing kids in our current culture.

Duration:00:14:59

How The Christian Faith Can Contribute To The Common Good

10/15/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family Pastor Outreach Director Thomas Graham speaks with Bruce Asheford, Provost and Professor of Theology and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. They discuss how Christianity applies to the many facets of public life and how we as Christians can bear witness to our faith in ways that contribute to the common good.

Duration:00:14:59

Setting Your Church Up To Thrive

10/8/2018
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This weekon Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with David Gibbs III, the President and General Counsel at the National Center for Life and Liberty. They discuss the importance of churches seeking legal protections in today’s changing world.

Duration:00:14:59

An Impartial, Nonpartisan Look At North Carolina Candidates

10/1/2018
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This weekon Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Jere Royall and Jake Sipe, members of the NC Family staff. They discuss the importance of this year’s election, the NC Family voter guide, and what listeners can do to help.

Duration:00:14:59

A Simple Yet Powerful Way To Celebrate Religious Freedom

9/17/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters,NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Candi Cushman, Director of Education Issues at Focus on the Family. They discuss Focus on the Family’s “Bring You Bible To School Day,” a nationwide religious freedom initiative for students of all ages.

Duration:00:14:59

Surrounding Family In Crisis With Caring Compassionate Community

9/10/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters,NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Kimberly Curlin, the Director of the Wake County Chapter of Safe Families. They discuss the mission of Safe Families, which is to bring together families in need with churches and host families who

Duration:00:14:59

The Next Chapter In North Carolina's Fight Against The Opioid Crisis

9/4/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters,NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks withDr. Greg Murphy,a State Representative, physician, and surgeon from Greenville, N.C., about the opioid epidemic and what the North Carolina General Assembly is doing to combat it.

Duration:00:14:59

Addressing The Growing Risk Of Teen Depression

8/27/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Dr. Jane Anderson, a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. They discuss the increasing number of adolescents diagnosed with depression, and how parents can help.

Duration:00:14:59

Exploring School Choice Options In North Carolina

8/14/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Brian Jodice, Executive Vice President for Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina (PEFNC). PEFNC is a statewide organization that seeks and supports greater educational opportunities for parents and students. They discuss school choice opportunities in North Carolina.

Duration:00:14:59

Giving Children A Voice In Family Structure Debate

8/7/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Katy Faust, founder and director of Them Before Us, an organization devoted to giving children a voice in the debate over family structure. They discuss the problems with the current conversations about parenting and family formation.

Duration:00:14:59

Being A Grandparent: Just Like Being A Parent Only Different

7/30/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speaks with Dr. Ray Guarendi, a clinical psychologist for over 40 years and author of more than a dozen books on parenting, marriage, adoption, and now grandparenting. They discuss his new book, Being a Grandparent: Just Like Being a Parent…Only Different!

Duration:00:14:59

The Dating Deficit And The Decline of Courtship Culture

7/20/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John L. Rustin speak with Catherine Fowler Sample, writer and producer of the award-winning film “The Dating Project.” The film is a new documentary that follows five modern-day singles, age 20 to 40, in their quest to find authentic love and meaningful relationships. They discuss how the dating scene has changed in America over the last one or two generations.

Duration:00:14:59

Serving Christ Through Compassionate And Accessible Healthcare

7/16/2018
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family Pastor Outreach Director Thomas Graham interviews Susanne Berger. Berger is the Board Chair of Neighbor Health Center, a new faith-based health center that seeks to serve Christ by providing primary care to patients of all ages regardless of whether they have health insurance. They discuss her personal story of faith and vocation, as well as the mission and story of Neighbor Health Center.

Duration:00:14:59

Declining Fertility Rate A Threat To Americans

7/13/2018
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Dr. Pat Fagan, Founder and Director of the Marriage and Religion Research Institute (MARRI), discusses the dramatic shift in western nations away from intact married religious families with children; why that shift matters, and what can be done to reverse this troubling trend.

Duration:00:15:00