An Ordinary Childhood Air Date: 2015-11-23 FamilyLife welcomes singer-songwriter Ginny Owens to their staff meeting. Ginny shares how God answered her mother’s prayer for her purpose, and talks about her ordinary childhood in Mississippi, despite her blindness. Ginny, who played piano and sang songs with her grandfather since she was knee high, tells what she did to fit in as a teenager. A three-time Dove Award winner, Ginny Owens became a household name when she was named Gospel Music Association’s New Artist of the Year in 2000. In a career that has spanned fifteen years, Ginny’s seven studio recordings have amassed nearly one million records in salesRead More →

Mean Moms Make Them Work Air Date: 2015-10-21 Feel like your kids need something productive to do? Then you just might be a mean mom! Joanne Kraft, author of “The Mean Mom’s Guide to Raising Great Kids,” talks about the benefits of having the kids help out at home. Not only do chores teach good work habits, Joanne explains, but they also teach kids how to serve others. Joanne Kraft is a recovering too-busy mom and the author of Just Too Busy—Taking Your Family on a Radical Sabbatical. A sought-after speaker, Joanne’s articles have been published by In Touch, Thriving Family, ParentLife, Marriage Partnership, Today’sRead More →

Connecting in Real Life Air Date: 2015-10-14 Is technology use fostering a sense of entitlement and discontent in our teens? Youth expert Dr. Kathy Koch explains that our youth expect choices, which actually means making a decision is harder because selecting one choice often eliminates another. This profoundly affects their spiritual decisions, as well as relational ones. Hear her tell how to reconnect with your teens.  Read More →

Connecting With Our Kids in a Wireless World Air Date: 2015-10-12 How is screen time affecting your kids? Youth expert Dr. Kathy Koch examines how technology is shaping the way our kids think. We’re seeing some children interacting with screens more than their parents, says Dr. Koch, and some teens are even becoming addicted to the internet or video games. Dr. Koch encourages parents to monitor their children’s technology use, and encourage more social interaction instead.Read More →

Screen Time for Kids Air Date: 2015-10-08 Children are using computers at younger and younger ages. Is this good for them? Pediatricians Dr. Den Trumbull and Dr. Michelle Cretella talk about the effects of screen time on children.Read More →