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Thursday, June 15, 2006The Triumphant Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford

While the advice Dr. Neil Clark Warren gives in "The Triumphant Marriage" (Focus on the Family, ISBN # 1-5617-9362-0) is 11 years old, it still has the power to breathe life and love into a marriage! Probably because it comes from 100 couples whose marriages are solid, honest and joyful. Discover their secrets on today's encore Mid-Morning.
Tags: marriage, conflict, dating, love Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, June 14, 2006The Dangers of Indulgence Host(s): Lynne Ford

American parents give their kids lots of everything, from opportunities to stuff. How much is too much and should you even care? On today's repeat Ann Presnall examines the effects of indulgence on a child's conscience and reveals the real reasons parents give too much.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006Hymn Lessons - Part 2 Host(s): Char Binkley

Char Binkley and John Fischer return with more inspiration from the Church's treasury of hymns. Fischer's devotional, "Be Thou My Vision" (Vine ISBN # 0-8928-3924-4), provides the insights that focus on God's character and attributes. (Due to copyright, thsi program is not available for purchase or on the archive.)
Tags: music, God, hymns, worship Categories: n/a
Monday, June 12, 2006Hymn Lessons - Part 1 Host(s): Char Binkley

Hymns are goldmines of theology. In "Be Thou My Vision" (Vine, ISBN # 0-8928-3924-4), John Fischer digs into the treasury of church hymns for truths about God that will leave you hopeful and refreshed. (Due to copyright, today's show is not available for purchase or on the archive.)
Tags: worship, God, music, hymns, devotional Categories: n/a
Friday, June 09, 2006Why Men Hate Going to Church Host(s): Char Binkley

The typical American church draws an adult crowd that's 61% female. Other major religions don't have a similar gender gap. Why the difference? David Murrow offers insights devoid of blame-and a plan for leading men back to church-in "Why Men Hate Going to Church" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-6038-2).
Tags: men, church, discipleship, worship Categories: n/a
Thursday, June 08, 2006Who's Pushing Your Buttons? Host(s): Lynne Ford

Button-pushers come in all shapes and sizes. They're also likely to be people who matter to you. Rather than ending the relationship, try redefining and reviving it. Psychologist Dr. John Townsend, author of "Who's Pushing Your Buttons" (Integrity, ISBN # 1-59145-010-1), provides tools for making the adjustments on today's encore Mid-Morning.
Tags: relationships, conflict Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, June 07, 2006Overcoming Temptation Host(s): Lynne Ford

"When sincere believers succumb to temptation it is seldom a sudden thing," writes Richard Exley in "Deliver Me" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-7112-0). "Rather it is the culmination of a series of seemingly innocent compromises that ultimately result in a tragic fall." On today's repeat Mid-Morning, learn to identify the seven stages of temptation that are common in almost every sinful failure, and the biblical principles for saying no to sin.
Tags: sin, failure, faith, God Categories: Mid-Mornings
Tuesday, June 06, 2006The Power of Parent-Child Play Host(s): Char Binkley

Laurie Winslow Sargent believes that playing with your children isn't a luxury, but a valuable, powerful activity that needs to be cultivated. Learn why play is important to children and their parents on today's encore "Mid-Morning" focusing on Laurie's book "The Power of Parent-Child Play" (Tyndale, ISBN # 0-8423-5764-5).
Tags: children, parenting, play, activities Categories: n/a
Monday, June 05, 2006How to Keep the Pastor You Love Host(s): Char Binkley

After a few years of ministry as a pastor's wife, Jane Rubietta saw too many casualties-broken pastors, church conflict and abandoned callings. Drawing from the Rubiettas' own experiences, plus interviews with other ministry families, Jane explores the problems pastors face and the answers for developing stronger pastor-congregation relationships in "How to Keep the Pastor You Love" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-2319-0), the focus of today's repeat Mid-Morning.
Tags: church, pastors, marriage Categories: n/a
Friday, June 02, 2006God and Your Stuff Host(s): Char Binkley

In God and Your Stuff (NavPress, ISBN # 1-57682-234-1), Wesley Wilmer challenges the thinking that what we do with our stuff is our own business. On today's repeat Mid-Morning, discover how our use of possessions is a good barometer of our character, and how our giving practices develop our faith and shape us into the stewards God intends us to be.
Tags: money, God Categories: n/a
Thursday, June 01, 2006Authentic Faith Host(s): Lynne Ford

Gary Thomas's "Authentic Faith" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-23692-4) examines the ten disciplines God uses to forge a fire-tested faith, including waiting, suffering and contentment. His biblical view of the disciplines can safeguard you from disillusionment when -not if-difficulties surface.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006Divorce-Proof Your Marriage Host(s): Char Binkley

The key to divorce-proofing a marriage is to keep love fresh and vibrant, to stay intimately connected, and to continually enrich the marriage. Sounds good. But exactly how are those things accomplished? On today's encore Mid-Morning, Dr. Gary and Barbara Rosberg, co-authors of "Divorce-Proof Your Marriage" (Tyndale, ISBN # 0-8423-4995-2), explain.
Tags: marriage, divorce Categories: n/a
Tuesday, May 30, 2006Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer? Host(s): Lynne Ford

What are the differences between a strong-willed child and a dreamer? In "Strong-Willed Child or Dreamer?" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-7700-5), Dr. Dana Scott Spears explains the characteristics of dreamers, and teaches parents what to give their dreamers so they can thrive.
Monday, May 29, 2006Ministering to Gypsies Host(s): Char Binkley

When Gypsies Larry and Linda Merino became Christians, they renounced the fortune-telling that had been their livelihood and were rejected by their families. On today's encore Mid-Morning, the Merinos explain the Gypsy culture and discuss their missionary ventures to reach other Gypsies with the Gospel.
Tags: gypsies, evangelism, occult, fortune telling Categories: n/a
Friday, May 26, 2006Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Learn What to Eat When You're Eating Out (Small Steps Press, ISBN # 1-58040-230-5) from Hope Warshaw on May's Spots and Spotlights. Catherine Hill share details about the Vera Bradley Golf and Tennis Classic. And Michele Zavatsky offers tri-state vacation suggestions.
Tags: vacations, history, golf, tennis, nutrition, restaurants Categories: n/a
Thursday, May 25, 2006Get Fit, Get Healthy Host(s): Lynne Ford

If you want to add weights to your exercise program, go to wbcl.org and watch personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch demonstrate various exercises. Kerri also answers your questions about getting fit and healthy by exercising.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006Race Track Ministries Host(s): Char Binkley

When Jesus said to go into the world and tell people about him, he meant everywhere - including race tracks. And that's exactly what David Martin and his family, as well as Dr. Roger Marsh, are doing. They explain how they share Jesus through their lives and words at race tracks across the country
Tags: racing, stock cars, evangelism Categories: n/a
Tuesday, May 23, 2006Parenting Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford

They don't need you to pack their lunches or sign permission slips, but your adult children still need you. So what does a healthy parent/adult child relationship look like? How does a parent handle sticky issues like a daughter wanting to move home, or a son who regularly asks to borrow money? Counselor Sharon Hersh offers sound advice on today's Mid-Morning.
Monday, May 22, 2006Dr. Ann Kulze Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dr. Ann Kulze unpacks Step 5 of "Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet" (Greenleaf Book Group, ISBN # 0-9748328-04) and answers listeners' questions about nutrition, diets and health.
Tags: food, nutrition, health, disease, diet Categories: Mid-Mornings
Friday, May 19, 2006Surprise Child Host(s): Lynne Ford

When Leslie Fields had two "surprise" pregnancies in her forties, "Yippee! was not her first response. The mother of six, and author of "Surprise Child" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7094-5), revisits those months filled with overripe emotions and points to this certain hope: While a child may be unplanned by us, he or she is never unplanned by God.
Thursday, May 18, 2006Modern Day Idols Host(s): Lynne Ford

The golden calf of Bible times may be gone, but in its place today are enslavements to consumerism, celebrity, sexual freedom, instant gratification and more. Bob Hostetler delves into our tendencies to embrace modern-day idols and offers guidance for overcoming idolatry.
Tags: faith, discipleship Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, May 17, 2006Debunking "The Da Vinci Code" Host(s): Lynne Ford

Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" has thrilled more than 40 million readers and outraged Christians. Just ahead of the May 19 premiere of the film based on Brown's best-selling novel, Dallas Theological Seminary's Dr. Darrell Bock, author of "Breaking the Da Vinci Code" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-6046-3), dismantles the web of ideas that form The Da Vinci Code's conspiracy theory, and exposes it for what it is: a lie.
Tags: Gnostic, Mary Magdalene, faith, Da Vinci, heresy Categories: n/a
Tuesday, May 16, 2006The DNA of Relationships for Couples Host(s): Lynne Ford

The National Institute of Marriage's Dr. Robert Paul examines the marriages of four couples to discuss how marriages thrive or implode. Discover how to walk a steady path to a healthy, passionate, satisfying marriage from the co-author of The DNA of Relationships for Couples" (Tyndale, ISBN # 0-8423-8322-0).
Tags: marriage, conflict Categories: Mid-Mornings
Monday, May 15, 2006Yard and Garden Advice Host(s): Char Binkley

Looking for low-maintenance perennials? Flowers that thrive without much sun? Organic choices for getting rid of pests? Pruning how-tos? Get the answers you need on today's Mid-Morning featuring Cort Goshia from Orchard Hills Flowers-Greenhouse and Garden Center.
Tags: plants, flowers, yards, garden, pests Categories: n/a
Friday, May 12, 2006Listeners Chat Host(s): Char Binkley

Join Char Binkley for an hour of conversation when she opens the phone lines for a series of questions and answers.
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