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Knowing what to do and doing what you know are two different things. Rick Phillips, Dennis Rainey, Dan Allender, Tim Kimmel, and Robert Lewis each give a charge to see and pursue God's best as a godly man.
Can God change the humdrum into something holy? Certainly, say authors Sara Hagerty and Barbara Rainey, when we invite God into those moments and tasks. Hagerty tells how practicing adoration of God has changed her heart and her perspective, especially as she prays to God using His Word.
Author Sara Hagerty and Barbara Rainey remind listeners that we were created to be seen first by God, and then by the people around us. We're supposed to produce a light that shines, but to do that, it's necessary to move closer to the source-Christ. God is available at any time, so we need to remember to invite Him into each and every moment of our day.
Sara Hagerty, author of "Unseen," talks with Barbara Rainey about what it means to live a life that is seemingly hidden and unnoticed. Sara remembers when she worked in youth ministry and started to wonder, "Do I know the God I tell kids about?" Barbara shares about when she was raising her family and wondered, "Aside from being a mom, who am I?"
The Bible does not have to command wives to love their husbands because doing so is a natural part of a woman's makeup. However, the Bible does command wives to respect their husbands because that doesn't come naturally for most women. Trent and Andrea Griffith give a message explaining five ways a wife can show respect to her husband.
Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert, authors of "Letting Go," describe what it's like for the person living with a prodigal and the fear and shame they likely face. Harvey and Gilbert explain the indicators that tell the person when it's time to release the prodigal and let them go.
When you love someone who continually makes wrong choices, what should you do? Co-authors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert remind listeners that even though you'd do anything to see your loved one restored to the right place, the prodigal mindset doesn't respect the fear or neediness of the person trying to love them. So the offended must exhibit a rugged love that draws boundaries, and must not enable sinful behavior.
Pastors Dave Harvey and Paul Gilbert address the weighty topic of rebellion and expand the idea of a prodigal to include not only our children, but anyone who's straying. They remind us that we are all are born wayward and need God's grace and forgiveness. Harvey and Gilbert give wise advice on loving a prodigal.
Being a pastor has its benefits, as well as its challenges. Bible counselor Paul David Tripp talks about the pitfalls unique to pastors and those in vocational ministry. Tripp recalls the struggles he experienced early in his ministry when the chasm between his life as a pastor and his real life as a husband and father became wider and wider. Though his wife voiced her concerns, Tripp says he didn't listen until he had almost destroyed his life and ministry. Tripp tells pastors how to recognize signs of burnout and other common problems of the heart.
Barrett and Jenifer Johnson, founders of I.N.F.O. For Families, are passionate about helping young men "guard their heart, get the girl, and save the world." Barrett encourages parents to talk to their sons about guarding their eyes as well as applying wisdom in relationships, even if that means delaying dating.
Is your marriage in a rut? Pastor Ted Cunningham shares some sound advice for getting your marriage out of the doldrums and back on the happy track. Ted suggests intentionally filling your partner's "love jug," but not until first connecting into your real source of love and fulfillment, Jesus Christ.
Would your spouse describe you as fun-loving? Pastor Ted Cunningham, author of "Fun Loving You," talks about the fun he has making his wife laugh. Ted reminds couples to enjoy themselves in the midst of life's ups and downs. Instead of resenting each other's quirks, Ted encourages husbands and wives to celebrate their differences and find the humor in it all. When possible, couples should also plan small getaways to have fun and reconnect.
Would you call your marriage fun? Pastor Ted Cunningham reflects on his fun-loving engagement and marriage to his bride of 17 years, Amy, but admits that the early years of matrimony weren't without their challenges. Ted talks about the difficulty he had of opening his heart to his wife, especially about his struggle with lust. Once he overcame his fear, however, they began to experience authentic, true joy.
Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter in Kentucky, tells Dennis Rainey of his burden to build a quality museum that teaches the truth about God's creation. After extensive research, a world-class facility was built that allows visitors to walk through the Bible in a visually compelling way. In 2016 Ham opened the Ark Encounter, a true-to-size replica of Noah's Ark featuring first-rate exhibits designed to answer questions about the biblical account.
Ken Ham, founder of the Creation Museum and visionary behind the Ark Encounter, a full-size replica of Noah's Ark, talks about growing up in Australia with parents who loved God's Word and His people. Ham describes how his father's love for God motivated all he did and influenced his decision to share God's truth with others.
Christian singer/songwriters Chris and Stephanie Teague look back on their divorce and tell how God worked to get them to a place where they would consider reconciliation and remarriage. The Teagues, now parents of two, sing about the things God taught them.
Singing duo Chris and Stephanie Teague talk about what they went through when their three-year marriage ended. Stunned by Chris's confession that he didn't believe in God anymore and didn't want to be married, Stephanie immersed herself in prayer and released Chris to God. Little did they know what God was planning.
Chris and Stephanie Teague, the husband and wife duo of Out of the Dust, talk about getting married as college students when they were 20 and 19 years old. Cracks in their Christian home soon appeared, however. The Teagues talk about their difficulty communicating as Chris spent time away from home partying. Chris shares why he walked away from his faith, and shortly after, from Stephanie.
A real biblical woman is one who embraces her core callings from Genesis. Barbara Rainey, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Robert Lewis, and Courtney Reissig give examples of those core callings that help define the purpose of biblical womanhood.
People think feminism is the answer for women. Actually the answer for women is in the book of Genesis-God created us in His image. Barbara Rainey, Mary Kassian, Carolyn McCulley, Courtney Reissig, and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth expound on the foundation for biblical femininity.