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One Adoption Journey

6/15/2019
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Author Tricia Goyer tells the story of her family adopting Alyssa and how that first adoption spring-boarded their family into foster care and adopting more children.

Duration:00:27:59

Father’s Day

6/14/2019
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I will admit that today's feature is a little self-serving. I, too, am a dad. It's interesting, one poll showed that most people feel that moms get more attention on Mother's Day than dads do on Father's Day. I wonder why that is. I also wonder if stepdads get as much attention as biological dads? Either way, the good news is we men are not that complicated. What would really mean a lot to us on Father's Day are a few simple words: "I appreciate you for...." Those four words would make our...

Duration:00:00:59

Real Men Leave the Boys Club

6/14/2019
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The old boys club that is pervasive in our culture teaches men to treat women as a commodity. But Jesus, a radical for His time, treated women with respect and dignity. Dave Wilson encourages men to follow Christ's example. Show Notes and Resources Dave Wilson speaking at Kensington Church on biblical manhood. http://web.familylifetoday.com/fl2019-06-14-bonus.mp3 Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife. https://www.familylife.com/legacy

Duration:00:32:52

Stepdad: Lead Through Your Wife

6/13/2019
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Smart stepdads cast a godly vision for their home, but they recognize initially, they may need to lead through their wife. She has authority with her kids and she is their source of security not him. He gets this, so he provides in direct leadership. Together, with his wife, they set behavioral expectations and standards for the family, but until her kids respect him she's going to follow through on consequences. A stepdad who humbly serves his family like this is a smart stepdad indeed.

Duration:00:00:59

Eternity Is Now in Session

6/13/2019
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When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be." What about now? Pastor and theologian John Ortberg provides a fresh perspective on the nature of eternity and our own connection to an eternal Creator. Show Notes and Resources Daily Encouragement for the Smart Stepfamily - 14 days of devotionals for blended families. https://www.familylife.com/encouragement-for-your-blended-family/ Listen to the FamilyLife Blended® Podcast with Ron Deal....

Duration:00:27:52

Who Is Entitled to Your Assets?

6/12/2019
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It's when a court has to decide after you die who is entitled to your assets. There's a body of laws that take over when you don't have a will and only 45% of Americans have a will. Do you want family members fighting over your stuff? Without a will you might be setting them up for just that sort of heartache. And for stepfamilies, why let the court give your spouse or their children things you wanted to give to your children? Instead, why not bless your family with your will?

Duration:00:00:59

Staying Calm in the Storm

6/12/2019
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Moms Amber Lia and Wendy Speake realized their anger was triggered by what their kids were doing, or sometimes even just by life. Speake struggles with anxiety, and often responded emotionally to her kids. She realized if she stayed on top of what she was feeling, she could avoid taking things personally. Now when her kids jump out of bed at nap time, or drift from the table at meal time, she can stop to consider what she's really feeling and reign in her response. Together they talk about...

Duration:00:28:23

Recovering From Betrayal

6/11/2019
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To a betrayed person sometimes people say just forgive and move on. But recovery is a marathon. In addition to forgiveness there is confronting the betrayer, confession by the betrayer, processing what's happened. Establishing a new track record of honesty and faithfulness. Small increases in trust and risk taking. More faithfulness. Repeat, repeat, repeat. On average, it takes over 35,000 steps to run a marathon. Reconciling a relationship is a marathon. It can be done and it is well worth...

Duration:00:00:59

Facing the Triggers

6/11/2019
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Once frustrated moms, Amber Lia and Wendy Speake talk honestly about triggers that used to set them on edge. For Speake, it was a messy house. She realized that what she really needed, rather than a spotless home, was self-control. Together Lia and Speake share that triggers--whether messiness or a child's immaturity--are really opportunities, and moms must remind themselves that they don't have to get angry. They can abide with Christ and gain His peace no matter the circumstances.

Duration:00:28:45

Sharing Hard News

6/10/2019
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Eventually, you'll have to tell your child something hard to hear. Tell them what's happening and how you feel about it. Then ask them how they feel. "Son, I'm sorry, but your best friend's parents are getting a divorce and you might not see David as much. I know this is hard. I'm sad for them and for you. Now, how are you feeling about this?" When we lead with our emotions it helps our kids uncover their emotions. And checking in repeatedly over time helps you lead them through the valley.

Duration:00:00:59

Why Can’t He Just Listen?

6/10/2019
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A husband who shifts into "fix it" mode without taking time to truly understand, or glazes over after only 3 minutes of listening, will only frustrate his wife and make the problem worse—the opposite of what he intends. So how can you avoid this very common experience and instead create interactions that leave you feeling heard without treating him like “one of the girls”? Shaunti Feldhahn and Brian Goins explain a process with two critical steps. If he brushes off step 1 or you neglect step...

Overcoming Betrayal

6/10/2019
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Betrayal in marriage can be devastating. Kyle and Sheri Keffer have both experienced betrayal in previous marriages and have seen how the effects can carry over into a new marriage. They join Ron to discuss what betrayal can do to a person, the shame that sexual betrayal can produce, and how they're finding healing. Kyle and Sheri are both marriage and life therapists as well as sex addiction therapists. Sheri is a frequent co-host on the radio program New Life Live! with Steve Arterburn and...

Duration:01:01:57

Are Your Kids Driving You Crazy?

6/10/2019
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Moms Amber Lia and Wendy Speake can relate to the mothers worldwide who get frustrated with their kids. Lia and Speake talk about some of the 31 triggers that can provoke a mom to lose her cool. Lia, a mom to three boys, recalls the day when, alone with the kids, she emotionally snapped, only to be interrupted by a knock at the door. Fearing the neighbor had heard her tirade, she asked the Lord to change her from the inside out. Lia and Speake tell what you can do to become a kinder, gentler...

Duration:00:29:00

What Is a Legacy?

6/8/2019
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What will be left in your wake when you are gone? Louis Upkins, Crawford Loritts, and Bryan Loritts talk about different kinds of legacies, and challenge us to make sure to leave a legacy that's godly. Show Notes and Resources Louis Upkins encourages men not to neglect their families while they’re climbing the career ladder. https://www.familylife.com/podcast/series/treat-me-like-a-customer/ Bryan Loritts entire talk on prayer the the FamilyLife 40th Anniversary from 2017. (MP3 30.5 MB)...

Duration:00:27:59

30 Years and Learning

6/7/2019
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I don't mean "dumb" as in "stupid;" I mean dumb as in ignorant, naïve of all I would have to learn and the skills I'd need to develop, to be a good husband. I had no idea our "usness" would have a rhythm, a pace, a purpose, and a dance that would also require sacrifices I never knew I would have to give. Not knowing what we'd have to become may have been a gift from God. If we did know, we might not have signed on. But we didn't and we still don't. We only have to trust God and be...

Duration:00:00:59

Is She the One?

6/7/2019
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Pastor Ben Stuart remembers the first time he saw his wife, Donna, and walks us through the circumstances that lead to their courtship and eventual engagement. Stuart talks about the importance of clarity in a relationship and tells how he made his intentions clear as his relationship progressed. Show Notes and Resources Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember Learn more about becoming a Legacy Partner, a monthly supporter of FamilyLife....

Duration:00:29:37

What to Look For

6/6/2019
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Ben Stuart remembers the season he took a "time out" from the dating scene to focus on the Lord and recover emotionally after his parents' divorce. He reminds single men and women that singleness exists for devotion to the Lord, and encourages them not to settle for someone outside the body of Christ, but to lean into Jesus as they walk in faith and wait on Him to lead them.

Duration:00:26:53

A Stepparent’s Shame

6/6/2019
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Parents love their kids but they don't always have the same affection for each child. Shamefully, parents whisper these words to me thinking they are alone but I hear it regularly. From biological parents who don't relate well to one of their children or don't like who their adult child is becoming. From adoptive and stepparents who are still bonding with a child. Feeling differently about kids is normal. Treat them fairly, with kindness, and work at being empathetic. Ask God to grow your...

Duration:00:00:59

Slow to Anger (Proverbs 16:32)

6/5/2019
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People like Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela insisted on peaceful protests that invited the world to listen. They understood what Proverbs 16 teaches: being slow to anger is better than being mighty and that self-control is powerful. Strength under control carries influence. Are you patient with those who frustrate or mistreat you? Assertively speaking up for what God declares good without using anger as a weapon of choice? If not, make your home a better place by controlling...

Duration:00:00:59

Single and Dating

6/5/2019
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Would you like your son or daughter to have the same dating experience as you? Ben Stuart, pastor of Passion City Church in Washington, D.C., talks about the dating culture and practices on today's college campuses. As former Executive Director for Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M, Stuart remembers his own initiation into the campus traditions, as well as his dating missteps. Describing his dating life like "a dumpster fire," Stuart tells how he found a faith community where he belonged...

Duration:00:28:50