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Monday, January 10, 2011Healing the Pain of Abortion Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Let's be honest: abortion isn't just another elective procedure. It takes the life of a child and devastates the heart of a woman. Four women share their abortion stories, all very different, yet alike in one crucial dynamic: their shame and heartache has been healed by the love of Christ. If a past sin has kept you silent, wracked with shame and regret, let Monday's "Mid-Morning" panel point you to the One who will forgive you and set you free.
 
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Thursday, October 21, 2010It Starts At Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Over the past several years church leaders have seen one report after another stating that over 50% of evangelical kids walk away from Christianity as adults. Believing the best strategy for turning the tide is to strengthen families, Steve Stroope, co-author of "It Starts At Home" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-5325-9) joins Char during Thursday's encore "Mid-Morning" to challenge us to restore our homes as the proving ground of meaningful success. Whether you are parents, grandparents, or church leaders, Steve Stroope offers a clear purpose and effective strategy for moving toward intentionality in the home for nurturing a lifelong faith in your children. Originally aired August 5, 2010.
 
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Monday, October 11, 2010A+ School Work Advice Host(s): Lynne Ford
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A new school year is underway. How is your child doing? If homework struggles, test anxiety, reading issues, or other problems have already surfaced, Sharon Lockett, author of "Home Sweet Homework" (Adams Media, IBN # 978-1598692310) and behavioral optometrist Dr. Carl Myers offer advice and practical steps for remedying your child's school work issue.
 
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Friday, September 03, 2010Connecting with Difficult and Resistant Children Host(s): Char Binkley
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Heather Forbes is coming to Fort Wayne on September 11th, but before she comes; Char wants to introduce her to you. Heather comes to help biological parents, foster parents and adoptive parents learn how to connect with difficult and resistant children - to understand fears that children have - to see why children with trauma histories are sensitive to stress. Don't miss Friday's "Mid-Morning" with Char and Heather Forbes to gain an understanding of your child and your responses to your child.
 
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Thursday, August 05, 2010It Starts at Home Host(s): Char Binkley

Over the past several years church leaders have seen one report after another stating that over 50% of evangelical kids walk away from Christianity as adults. Believing the best strategy for turning the tide is to strengthen families, Steve Stroope, co-author of "It Starts At Home" (Moody, ISBN# 978-0-8024-5325-9) joins Char during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to challenge us to restore our homes as the proving ground of meaningful success. Whether you are parents, grandparents, or church leaders, Steve Stroope offers a clear purpose and effective strategy for moving toward intentionality in the home for nurturing a lifelong faith in your children.
 
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Thursday, June 17, 2010"A Child Died, A Father Cried...And God Answered" Host(s): Char Binkley
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Suicide is one of the leading causes of death amongst teenagers third only to accidents and homicides. The middle of the night phone call came to Mark Canfora five years ago when his son decided to take his own life. Mark joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to share his journey from grief-stricken thoughts of his own suicide to God-fueled courage and a ministry that now offers comfort and hope to thousands. Mark brings a powerful, life changing, and inspirational message of life, hope and healing in his book "A Child Died, A Father Cried...And God Answered." (Read and Believe, ISBN# 978-0-615-34413-3)
 
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Tuesday, May 04, 2010Raising Healthy Kids Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The news is dismal and discouraging. Today's kids are increasingly becoming afflicted with diseases that were previously confined mostly to adults. But a change in diet and a lifestyle of movement can reverse the trend. Personal fitness trainer Kerri Zurbuch, physical education teacher Sara Rymer, and Children and Nature Network's Fran Mainella explain what you can do to raise a healthy child.
 
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Friday, April 30, 2010Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford
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All parents want their children to grow up to be productive, responsible adults. But in spite of their parents' best efforts, some kids never successfully make the transition to independent-functioning adulthood. What then? Drawing from experiences with her adult son, Allison Bottke offers wise advice for "Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2135-0) that include ending guilt-ridden enabling, and returning personal responsibility to an adult son or daughter during Friday's encore Mid-Morning. (originally aired March 2, 2009)
 
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Thursday, February 18, 2010Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World Host(s): Char Binkley

One out of five American children is severely overweight, and this trend shows no signs of slowing, prompting parents - just like you - to ask how can we protect our kids from obesity? On this encore "Mid-Morning," Dr. Joani Jack, co-author of "Raising Fit Kids in a Fat World" (Regal, ISBN# 0830745343), joins Char during to share practical, proven advice and tools, rather than a diet plan, to encourage behavioral changes in your kids so they can live fit lives to the fullest. Originally Aird March, 20, 2008.
 
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Thursday, December 31, 2009Busting Parenting Myths Host(s): Char Binkley

Are your parenting expectations leaving you feeling unfulfilled and discouraged? Are you drowning in a sea of guilt and fear? As a mother of six, author Leslie Leyland Fields ("Parenting is Your Highest Calling: And 8 Other Myths That Trap Us in Worry and Guilt", WaterBrook, ISBN# 978-1-4000-7420-4) knows firsthand the insecurities and questions that come with raising kids. Leslie joins Char Binkley during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning to debunk nine parenting myths. Gain a deeper understanding of how your relationship with God impacts your children directly as Leslie offers fresh insights and biblical truths to help release any mistaken assumptions lingering in your mind. Original airdate 5/28/2009
 
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Monday, December 07, 2009Pinocchio Parenting Host(s): Char Binkley
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While parents don't intend to lie to their children, they often do with statements like "It's the thought that counts" or "If it doesn't kill you, it will make you stronger." In Pinocchio Parenting (Howard Books, ISBN: 1-58229-572-7), the focus of Monday's encore Mid-Morning, Chuck Borsellino separates truth from fiction in the 21 things we regularly tell our kids. Originally aired October 6, 2006
 
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009The Power of Praying for Your Adult Child Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Are you watching your grown children step out into the world and wishing you could do more to support them while giving them the freedom they crave? You can! It doesn't matter how young or old they are, you can rest in the power of God working through your prayers. Stormie Omartian, author of The Power of Praying for Your Adult Child (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2086-5), provides fresh direction on praying with the power of God's Word over your adult children and the issues of their lives, including career choices, relationships and emotional trials.
 
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Monday, November 02, 2009Your Teen's College Choice can Impact their Spiritual Future Host(s): Char Binkley
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What happens to a student's faith during the college years? Dr. Steve Henderson's extensive studies show that students' faith commitments often take a dramatic change for better or worse during college years because of the significant transitions taking place in their lives. Dr. Henderson shares the impact that a college environment can have on your son or daughter and why he believes that every penny spent on a Christian college education is worth avoiding the cost of the alternatives.
 
Wednesday, October 14, 2009Spots and Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Ever wish you could preview the books your child reads for things like sexual activity, mature subject matter, and profanity? On todays "Spots and Spotlights," you'll discover a website that does just that, helping you decide whether a particular book is right for your child. You'll also learn how to change the world one pin at a time with Designs by Lucinda. She went from being homeless to establishing a company with a conscience. And Jerry Dowding tells about his unique gifting of music including the designing and creating of flutes.
 
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Homework Help Host(s): Lynne Ford

Homework help is on the way! Education expert Sharon Lockett offers solutions to common homework problems and techniques for helping your child memorize information, drill for a spelling test, and improve reading comprehension. Dr. Carl Myers adds to the discussion explaining learning-related visual problems which can even affect children with 20/20 eyesight. Learn the signs that indicate a vision problem is behind your child's schoolwork struggles plus where to go to get help.
 
Thursday, October 01, 2009Youth For Christ Panel Host(s): Char Binkley

As a parent, it is a relief to know there are others cheering your children on and providing a solid foundation to help your kids make positive choices in their one and only life. Youth For Christ is an organization doing that and much more. If you need encouragement and restored hope for your teen, join Char and a panel of Youth For Christ leaders as they share how God is gripping teens and changing their lives through this ministry.
 
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Thursday, September 24, 2009Connect With Your Grandkids Host(s): Char Binkley
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Grandparenting is one of the greatest joys in life! Cheri Fuller is living proof of that. She has six grandkids that light up her life. Join Cheri and Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning as Cheri gives her tried and true ideas for connecting with your grandkids to foster a special bond no matter how near or far away they live. Whether it's text messaging, grand sleepovers or another one of Cheri's brilliant ideas, you too can learn how to "Connect With Your Grandkids" (Tyndale, ISBN# 978-1589975361).
 
Wednesday, September 09, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford, Jamie Bennett

Want a free copy of the movie "Amazing Grace" to show at your church? Find out how to get yours on today's "Spots and Spotlights" that also features Birthday Wishes, a ministry that provides birthdays cakes for homeless children; Backyard Harvest, an organization that gives the surplus of anyone's garden to families in need; and the Amber Alert Registry, a step toward protecting your child before an emergency.
 
Friday, August 28, 2009The Empty Nest Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Is your nest empty - except for a bundle of mixed emotions? If so, don't miss today's encore Mid-Morning. As empty nesters them-selves, Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates, co-authors of "Barbara and Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest" (Family Life, ISBN# 1602000603), understand this season of redefining life while sorting through a surge of various emotions. Barbara and Susan can be just the friends you need to walk with you through this next phase of life as you discover the purpose and passion and begin to enjoy the empty nest.
 
Monday, August 24, 2009Journey of a Strong-Willed Child Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Kendra Smiley wasn't sure if she and her strong-willed son, Aaron, would live through his childhood and teen years! They did, and now they're offering telling insights on false assumptions about the "S-WC" (strong-willed child), effective discipline, and what he's thinking when he doesn't obey (and it's not how to drive you crazy; well, most of the time it's not). Get advice for parenting your S-WC from a mom who's been there, and a former S-WC turned responsible adult! ("Journey of a Strong-Willed Child" is published by Moody. The ISBN # is 0-8024-4353-3.)
 
Friday, August 14, 2009From One Single Mother to Another Host(s): Char Binkley
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If you're looking for the encouragement and hope that a veteran single parent can offer, you'll find them during Friday's Mid-Moring as Sandra Aldrich, author of "From One Single Mother to Another" (Regal, ISBN# 0-8307-3687-5), joins Char to share practical advice for single parenting. Even dads will find support and useful pointers. Find out how homes can be healed and the single parenting road can be walked victoriously.
 
Wednesday, August 12, 2009Spots & Spotlights Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford

Imagine spending an hour with your parents or grandparents after they are gone. Winning WBCL's "A Legacy if Forever" contest will make that possible. Jon Leyse shares the contest details on today's "Spots and Spotlights." Joani Schultz explains how your kids can encourage other kids in difficult or disastrous situations via Operation Kid-to-Kid. Pam Lochner tells you how to save money shopping at Habitat for Humanity's "ReStore. And Kathy Troccoli extends a personal invitation to attend the "Hope's Alive in Fort Wayne" celebration.
 
Friday, July 24, 2009Parenting in Today's Culture Host(s): Char Binkley
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A statement you'll almost never hear is, "Wow! Parenting is a piece of cake." Actually today's parents often feel that parenting is more difficult now than ever before. So what's a parent to do? Dr. Greg Sowles, Becca Berghorn and Jennifer Mertz believe that you can meet the challenge. Join Char, Friday on Mid-Morning, to get your questions answered and your hope restored for being a competent parent amid today's cultural influences on your child or teen.
 
Monday, July 20, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Pastor Tamara Park trekked along an ancient pilgrim route in search of a God expansive enough to hold the whole world in His hands. And she found Him! She shares her adventures in "Sacred Encounters" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3623-9), the first of five "Author! Author!" interviews. Fiction writers Denise Hunter ("Sweetwater Gap", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-259-5) and Colleen Coble ("Cry in the Night", Nelson, ISBN # 1-59554-248-9) discuss their latest novels. Karona Drummond helps moms tell their children how they make her life even better in "Along Came You" (ZonderKidz, ISBN # 0-310-71508-5). And John Alan Turner helps connect many of the Bible's stories with the Biggest Story of all (Christ's death and resurrection) in "The 52 Greatest Stories of the Bible" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4582-1).
 
Thursday, July 02, 2009Love Made the Difference! Host(s): Char Binkley

Years ago, Char interviewed Betty Smith, a mother who had adopted a house full of very special needs children. Now those children are adults. Join Char on Mid-Morning to hear the story of Betty's dedication to her children and the joy she has received from watching them mature into very capable adults. Expect to hear a heart warming story as Char talks with Betty and several of her adult children.
 
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