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Monday, December 06, 2010Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Not everyone feels jolly around the holidays. No amount of beautifully strung Christmas lights or traditional tasty holiday meals can cure those nagging issues that creep up each year. Issues like depression, family tensions, grief, and loneliness during a season that's seemingly customized for families. How do we deal with the dark side of the holidays? Dr. David Hawkins offers practical steps that can help reawaken hope and joy during this most wonderful time of the year.
 
Tags: holdiays, tension, grief, family Categories: Mid-Mornings
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.
 
Tags: children, kids, faith, family Categories: n/a
Monday, July 19, 2010Sleep, It Does a Family Good Host(s): Lynne Ford
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What's the one thing every family needs more of but can't seem to find time for? Sleep! Dr. Archibald Hart, author of "Sleep: It Does a Family Good" (Focus on the Family, ISBN # 1-58997-609-2), explains the vital role of sleep in our lives (for kids and adults), and goes on to offer advice and practical suggestions on ways to ensure every family gets the sleep they need.
 
Tags: sleep, family, health Categories: Mid-Mornings
Wednesday, May 26, 201077 Ways Your Family Can Make a Difference Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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Serving others - loving them - the way we love ourselves - is the heartbeat of the Christian faith. How can you as a parent instill this virtue in your children? Penny Zeller, author of "77 Ways Your Family Can Make A Difference" (Beacon Hill Press, ISBN# 978-0-8341-2370-0), suggests it's important to move beyond simply telling your children to love their neighbors. Now you and your kids can engage in Penny's practical ideas and activities to experience love in action. Char and Lynne will also want to hear your ideas for serving others.
 
Tags: missions, service, family Categories: n/a
Monday, April 19, 2010Take a Vacation without Breaking the Bank Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Trying to figure out how you can afford a vacation this summer? Let Michele Zavatsky, the Family Travel Mom, help. The author of the Kids Love Travel series offers ten tips for planning a trip on a tight budget, tips that can save you hundreds of dollars. The mom of two also recommends places to visit in the tri-state area as well as Florida and Virginia that the whole family-including mom and dad-will enjoy.
 
Thursday, March 19, 2009Life Hurts - God Heals Host(s): Char Binkley

For as long as she can remember, Carolyn Goad Pankalla performed in her family's music group, the Goad family. That sounds like a charmed life until you add to the mix a tragic car accident that claimed the life of her mother, an explosion that killed her father, and a brother who died of pancreatic cancer. During Thursday's encore Mid-Morning, Carolyn shares her story and her latest music album, "Broken Into Beautiful", a testimony of her incredible faith journey filled with great sorrow and joy.
 
Thursday, January 22, 2009Parenting Your Complex Child Host(s): Char Binkley

Beside the usual parenting challenges, parents of disabled children face added obstacles that can tax the resolve and resources of even the strongest families. During Thursday's encore Mid-Morning, Peggy Lou Morgan, author of "Parenting Your Complex Child" (AMACOM, ISBN# 0814473164), and mother of a multiply disabled son, offers her expertise for obtaining dramatically better care for children with one or more serious disabilities.
 
Thursday, January 08, 2009The Boomer Burden Host(s): Char Binkley

Every day approximately forty-eight hundred baby boomers become middle-aged orphans when their elderly parents die, leaving behind a lot more than just memories. So, how do you deal with your parents' lifetime accumulation of stuff? Julie Hall, known as the Estate Lady and author of "The Boomer Burden" (Thomas Nelson, ISBN# 978-0-7852-2825-7), gives practical, effective steps for liquidating and distributing your parents' assets in a way that both honors them and promotes family harmony for generations to come.
 
Monday, December 22, 2008Mommies-Come-Lately Host(s): Lynne Ford

Women who become moms in their mid-thirties and forties have unique needs and concerns-medical, emotional, and practical. Beth Vogt understands. She became a mom again at age forty-one. The author of "Baby Changes Everything" (Revell, ISBN # 0-8007-3067-4) shares her story and encouraging advice for other "mommies-come-lately" who chose, or were surprised, by their unexpected blessings.
 
Tuesday, December 09, 2008Ideas for a Joyous, No Stress Christmas Host(s): Lynne Ford

Is your December cluttered? Does Christmas leave you fretting instead of singing "Joy to the World"? Cathy Messecar, author of "A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts", ushers in the season with fresh ideas for family traditions, connecting generations, gift giving, and more - all designed to bring harmony and the joy our Savior to this busy month. And head to wbcl.org (click on Mid-Morning) during the hour for a chance to win one of four copies of Cathy's book!
 
Thursday, November 20, 2008Could It Be Autism? Host(s): Char Binkley

Is your child showing signs of autism? Are you at a loss as to your next steps? No doubt you need help navigating through this unfamiliar territory. Whatever your situation, a panel of experts and parents of autistic children, including Nancy Wiseman, author of Could It Be Autism (Broadway, ISBN# 978-0-7679-1973-9) and founder and president of First Signs, joins Char on Thursday's Mid-Morning to give you hope and assistance for helping your child experience the best outcomes in social, emotional, and behavioral development.
 
Monday, August 18, 2008Road Warrior Host(s): Lynne Ford

Business travel has become more costly than ever-and not just financially. The mental and emotional price tags bring you and your family under attack, threatening to distance you in more than mere miles. Sam Gallucci, author of "Road Warrior" (WaterBrook Press, ISBN # 1-4000-7371-9), draws from his extensive business travel experience for a plan to help keep road warriors, their jobs, their families, and their personal lives from drifting off course.
 
Tuesday, August 12, 2008Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

For William P. Young, "The Shack" (Windblown, ISBN # 0-9647-2924-5) was a story originally written for his children, built on the foundation of suffering he experienced earlier in life and the way God's love helped heal his soul. For the million-plus people who've read it, however, "The Shack" has become a much larger message of hope, love and faith in a world seemingly spinning out of control. On today's Author! Author! Young shares why he thinks his little novel has captured the hearts of readers everywhere. Kay and Liv Hansen share tips for creating yummy and creative cupcakes in Little Cakes (Clarkson Potter, ISBN # 0-3073-8282-6). Lisa Harper explains "What the Bible Is All About For Women" (Regal, ISBN # 0-8307-4406-1). Humorist Phil Callaway shares his slightly off-kilter perspective on life in "Family Squeeze" (Multnomah, ISBN 978-1-59052-916-4). And J. Stephen Lang offers a plan to help you "Know the Bible in 30 Days" (Guideposts, ISBN # 0-8249-47339).
 
Friday, August 08, 2008Helping Guys Become Men, Husbands, and Fathers Host(s): Char Binkley

Men play a vital role in the family, community, and the world in spite of how the media and sitcoms portray them. Dr. John King, author of "Helping Guys Become Men, Husbands, and Fathers", is a firm believer that every member of the family needs a man's wisdom, protection, and love to fully develop. Learn how you can be a great man, husband, and father from a man who nearly lost his own family which resulted in his quest for wisdom to become the man God was asking him to be. Join Char and Dr. King on Friday's Mid-Morning as he shares his story of redemption and practical steps for becoming a man who honors God and his family.
 
Tags: father, parenting, men, man, husband, wisdom, relationships, family Categories: n/a
Thursday, November 08, 2007Resolving Family Conflicts Host(s): Lynne Ford
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During the holidays we pray for peace on earth, but find it difficult to experience within our own families! If old hurts and ongoing conflict have you dreading your family's holiday get-togethers, don't miss Thursday's encore Mid-Morning with Dr. Chuck Lynch. He gives advice for setting boundaries, reducing stress, and resolving relational problems. (Dr Lynch's book is "You Can Work It Out", published by Word. The ISBN# is 0-8499-3773-6.)
 
Friday, November 02, 2007Confident Parenting Host(s): Char Binkley

"It is easy to feel like we're better prepared to drive a car or pursue a career than parent children," says author Dr. Jim Burns. Yet, it is possible to overcome negative family patterns, create a grace-filled home and communicate with affection and encouragement. The author of "Confident Parenting" (Bethany House, ISBN# 0-7642-0207-3) offers assuring actions steps for growing parental confidence and raising kids who love God and themselves.
 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

America's best-selling inspirational author, Karen Kingsbury, returns to Author! Author! to discuss "Sunrise" (Tyndale, ISBN # 0-8423-8747-1), her continuing Baxter Family saga. Robert Elmer shares the real-life drama that inspired his novel "Like Always" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-4000-7165-4). Catherine Martin leads you on a 30-day journey to hope in "Walking with the God Who Cares" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1754-4). And Valerie Hess introduces you to the core spiritual practices of the Christian faith in "Spiritual Disciplines Devotional" (Formatio, ISBN # 0-8308-35-304).
 
Thursday, October 04, 2007Building the Christian Family You Never Had Host(s): Char Binkley

Parents strive to raise their children in a way that avoids the destructive mistakes their parents made. During today's encore Mid-Morning Mary DeMuth - whose childhood was marked by sexual abuse, the death of her father, and her mother's multiple marriages - offers specific help to what she calls these "pioneer parents." The author of "Building the Christian Family You Never Had (WaterBrook, ISBN# 1-4000-7031-7) empowers parents in doing hard and necessary work, including severing unhealthy, emotional ties to their parents and establishing boundaries between their children and their unhealthy parents.
 
Friday, September 28, 2007All About Teens Host(s): Char Binkley

Char always considers it a privilege to tell you about opportunities for teens. Friday on Mid-Morning, you'll learn about House of Hope, a national ministry helping hurting teenagers and restoring families that began in Orlando and is now coming to Bluffton, Indiana. You'll also hear about an opportunity for your teen to win a college scholarship when Char talks with the founders of Tweeners Ministries.
 
Monday, September 24, 2007Building the Christian Family You Never Had Host(s): Char Binkley

Parents strive to raise their children in a way that avoids the destructive mistakes their parents made. During today's encore Mid-Morning Mary DeMuth - whose childhood was marked by sexual abuse, the death of her father, and her mother's multiple marriages - offers specific help to what she calls these "pioneer parents." The author of "Building the Christian Family You Never Had" (WaterBrook, ISBN# 1-4000-7031-7) empowers parents in doing hard and necessary work, including severing unhealthy, emotional ties to their parents and establishing boundaries between their children and their unhealthy parents.
 
Tuesday, August 28, 2007Parenting Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford

You can't tell them how to spend their money, what time to go to bed or who to be friends with. So just how do you relate to your adult children, especially when their choices have disaster written all over them? Get some much-needed perspective and practical principles for parenting adult children from Dr. Chuck Lynch during today's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Tags: parenting, adult children, relationships, family Categories: n/a
Friday, July 06, 2007Unmasking Male Depression Host(s): Char Binkley

The stigma of male depression masks its devastating reach: more than 20 million American men will become depressed in their lifetime. And its crippling effects will touch their families, their work, and their relationships with God. Dr. Archibald Hart, author of "Unmasking Male Depression", reveals why men deny depression's dark presence and provides directions for intervention and effective treatment.
 
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Monday, July 02, 200712 Great Choices Smart Moms Make Host(s): Lynne Ford

Want you and your family to experience more contentment, better structure, and greater joy? The always encouraging and fun Robin Chaddock explains how when she unpacks the key ideas from her book, "12 Great Choices Smart Moms Make" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-1888-6).
 
Friday, June 01, 2007Answers to Life's Questions Host(s): Char Binkley

Sometimes life feels like a puzzle without all of the pieces in place. A panel of professional counselors from Family Care Center will join Char to guide you in sorting your puzzle pieces so your picture can begin to make sense.
 
Tags: Family Care Center, counselors Categories: n/a
Friday, February 23, 2007Ocean Star Host(s): Char Binkley

During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, author Christina DiMari offers hope to those who grew up in a dysfunctional home. Her real life story unfolds like a novel in Ocean Star, the true story of a heart lost and then found. (ISBN # 1-4142-0541-9)
 
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