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A submissive wife is not a doormat. Hear noted authors Robert Lewis, Cindy Easley, Sara Horn, and dispel this myth and others. They give helpful insight into how a wife can be a vital "helper" as she trusts God and respects her husband as he leads his family.
Looking for practical answers to stepparenting issues? Look no further! Family counselor Ron Deal answers some of your most perplexing questions about being a stepfather, such as, "When do you know you've won the turf? How do you build healthy relationships with your stepkids?" and "How do you foster a winning marriage, despite the ex?"
Stepparenting isn't for the cowardly. Ron Deal, a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in stepfamilies, gives insight into the stepdad's role in the family. Hear him tell stepdads positive ways to impact their new families and how to avoid causing division.
Statistics show that 16% of all men will be stepdads. How do you know if you're ready? Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, talks to men about the realities of being a stepdad and encourages men to step out in faith, relying on God's wisdom, if they're ready to take the risk.
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 brim; so much so that they've fostered or raised 32 children, many of whom have special needs.
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 when they gave their lives to Christ.
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 Garcia's unique love story in their own words.
Rusty and Marsha Mauney's marriage was headed toward a dead end fast when God broke through with life-changing help. Through the death of a buddy during deployment and the ensuing rage that followed, hear how God miraculously worked in Rusty and Marsha's story of perseverance and hope.
Songwriter and performer Laura Story has led a charmed life, right? She composed the mega-hit "Indescribable" and 2013 Grammy award winning song "Blessings," is worship leader at a mega-church, and tours the country as a performer. But today we'll hear the rest of the story, including her husband's battle with disability caused by a brain tumor.
Foster parents TJ and Jenn Menn talk about the benefits and challenges of being foster parents. The Menns fondly recall how they've been blessed and remind us that we are close to the heart of God when we care for orphans and widows in their distress.
TJ and Jenn Menn never imagined when they signed on to be foster parents shortly after getting married that they would welcome 22 foster children into their home. The Menns talk of their incredible journey over the years since participating in the foster care system.
Are your children learning to over commit from you? Wife and mom, Melissa Spoelstra, tells what she does to ensure that her family honors the Sabbath and learns to rest and enjoy each other's presence.
Author Melissa Spoelstra, a mother of four, shares some ways she disciples her children. Spoelstra stresses the need to be in God's Word regularly and to instill a love for the Scriptures in children from an early age. Parents are mentors to their children, and they also encourage their kids to seek out mentors who can help them grow spiritually.
Do you feel like you're being graded for how your kids turn out? Author Melissa Spoelstra reminds parents they are not their children's report card, and if they measure their parenting by their children's behavior it will lead to disappointment and discouragement. Instead of worrying about how their kids are doing at that moment, parents need to strive to lead their kids to know and love God over the long haul.
Becky Thompson, author of "Love Unending," encourages wives to keep the romantic fires burning in their marriages through 21 days of rediscovery. Thompson reminds wives to do what they did at the beginning of their marriages, things like making time for romance, purposefully touching like you did when you were dating, being intentional, resolving conflict, and forgiving.