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Monday, October 04, 2010Marriage Advice from the Relationship Doctor Host(s): Lynne Ford
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He's known as The Relationship Doctor for a reason: his insightful advice improves relationships! Dr. David Hawkins, aka The Relationship Doctor, makes his bi-monthly "Mid-Morning" appearance to discuss a new kind of marriage therapy that is dramatically helping troubled marriages.
 
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Thursday, September 02, 2010Bringing Out the Best in Your Spouse Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you desire to discover the key to building a satisfying, loving, and thriving relationship with your spouse? Based on his experience counseling thousands of couples over more than 40 years, Dr. Norman Wright understands the tremendous impact spouses have on each other. Dr. Wright joins Char during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to reveal the secret for turning that impact into a loving and joy-filled marriage that stands the test of time!
 
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Monday, August 02, 2010Seven Ways to Save Your Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford

Your spouse says he doesn't love you anymore, asking for time to "find" himself. What should you do? Seven things, says Dr. David Hawkins. The veteran counselor unpacks the seven steps that can potentially save your marriage, and will definitely fill you with self-respect and optimism.
 
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Friday, July 16, 2010Hope for Recovery After an Affair Host(s): Char Binkley
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While it may seem like the survival of your marriage is hopeless after an extramarital affair, a panel of counselors knows differently. Discover key tools to bring recovery to your marriage and get your questions answered from Dr. Greg Sowles, Dr. Robert Heck, Catherine Jantzen, and Heath Lisenby when they join Char during Friday's "Mid-Morning".
 
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Friday, July 02, 2010When He Doesn't Believe Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you love a man who doesn't share your commitment to Christ, you may feel frustrated, discouraged, and lonely. Perhaps you, like so many women, have tried to "help" your husband find or deepen his relationship with God-only to realize you've pushed him farther away. Nancy Kennedy understands. She offers biblical truth, practical help, and comforting insights from women, like herself, who've walked in your shoes-and who've come to better trust God and more fully understand what to do (and what not to do) "When He Doesn't Believe" (WaterBrook, ISBN # 1-57856-434-4).
 
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Monday, June 14, 2010Inviting God to Your Wedding Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In planning their weddings, couples focus on details like the flavor of the wedding cake and the color and style of bridesmaids' dresses. But what about preparing their hearts for not only the wedding day but their marriages? In "Inviting God to Your Wedding" (Three Rivers Press, ISBN # 0-307-58769-5), Martha Williamson-writer and producer of "Touched by an Angel"-explores traditional wedding planning details while focusing on the most important aspect of a wedding: the union of two souls.
 
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Tuesday, June 01, 2010Restoring Intimacy in Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ever wonder why it was so hard to resist sex before marriage-and so easy to resist it now? Many married women want to feel more desire toward their husbands...and can't figure out what's wrong. But there's good news. Barbara Wilson explains how powerful "invisible bonds" from past relationships can cause distance and disappointment for couples in the present. With sensitivity and honesty, the author of "Kiss Me Again" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-158-6) walks you toward sexual healing...and a rekindling of closeness and passion with your husband during Tuesday's encore "Mid�-Morning". Originally aired March 15, 2010.
 
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Monday, May 10, 2010The Remarriage Checkup Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Nearly one-half of all marriages in America are remarriages for one or both partners. Of these, 60-70% will divorce, giving remarriages an almost 25% greater chance of failing than first marriages. Counselor Ron Deal wants to change that. The co-author of "The Remarriage Checkup" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0758-7) explains why remarriages fail at such an alarming rate and offers insights - some of which will surprise you - for building a strong, satisfying second marriage.
 
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Thursday, April 29, 2010Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half Host(s): Char Binkley
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Do you ever look at your spouse and wonder how you could be married to someone so different than you? Rick Johnson, author of "Becoming Your Spouse's Better Half" (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-257-9) suggests that just as a great meal is made from many ingredients; a great marriage is a combination of different traits. He joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to offer a recipe for marital success and to help you go beyond merely tolerating your spouse's differences to using them to add spice and passion to your relationship.
 
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010The Marriage Project Host(s): Lynne Ford, Char Binkley
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What would it look like if you put your marriage on "project status" for 21 days? Plenty of books describe how to improve a marriage, how to save a marriage, and how to ramp up the intimacy in a marriage. Kathi Lipp, author of "The Marriage Project" (Harvest House, ISBN # 0-7369-2528-0), shows you how to put the fun back in marriage with 21 simple yet effective projects. The phone lines will also be open for you to share things you and your spouse do to have fun, stay connected, and enjoy each other.
 
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Thursday, March 18, 2010The Lost Art of Praying Together Host(s): Char Binkley
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Jesus promises in the book of Matthew, "where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them." Praying together is an opportunity to enter into the presence of God in a unique and powerful way, yet it seems to be the least of our priorities in our busy schedules. Pastor James Banks, author of "The Lost Art of Praying Together (Discovery House, ISBN# 978-1-57293-351-4) joins Char during today's "Mid-Morning" to prompt us to rekindle our passion and purpose for prayer in community.
 
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Monday, March 15, 2010Restoring Intimacy in Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Ever wonder why it was so hard to resist sex before marriage-and so easy to resist it now? Many married women want to feel more desire toward their husbands...and can't figure out what's wrong. But there's good news. Barbara Wilson explains how powerful "invisible bonds" from past relationships can cause distance and disappointment for couples in the present. With sensitivity and honesty, the author of "Kiss Me Again" (Multnomah, ISBN # 1-60142-158-6) walks you toward sexual healing...and a rekindling of closeness and passion with your husband.
 
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Monday, February 15, 2010Unfaithful Host(s): Lynne Ford

Statistics show that one in every four marriages is impacted by infidelity. Odds are that you or someone you know has been directly affected by the searing pain of marital infidelity. But adultery is not an automatic death sentence for a marriage. You can trust again. You can restore intimacy. You can have a relationship that you will both cherish for a lifetime. Using hard-won wisdom and insights gleaned from their own journey to save their marriage after devastating infidelities, Gary and Mona Shriver, co-authors of "Unfaithful" (Cook, ISBN # 1-4347-6533-8), explain how.
 
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Monday, February 01, 2010The Seven Desires of Every Heart Host(s): Lynne Ford

After Mark Laaser's struggles with sexual addiction, he and his wife, Debra, turned to counseling to rebuild their broken marriage. They've poured what they learned about unmet desires, unhealthy coping behaviors, and what it takes to reconnect and rebuild a marriage into their book, "The Seven Desires of Every Heart" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-27816-0). Whether you're married or single, the Laaser's insights during Monday's encore Mid-Morning will help you connect more deeply and intimately with God and other people.
 
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010The Smart Stepmom Host(s): Lynne Ford
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In today's complicated stepfamily, the stepmom often doesn't know where to turn for help. Let stepfamily expert Ron Deal teach you how to survive and thrive as a stepmom. The co-author of "The Smart Stepmom" (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0702-0) shares helpful and hopeful information, including how to be a positive influence on children torn between loyalty to their biological mom and to you, and what to do when you feel ostracized, rejected, or lonely.
 
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Monday, January 18, 2010Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers Host(s): Lynne Ford

Does living together help a couple determine whether or not they can have a successful marriage? The culture says yes but the reality is a higher divorce rate among couples who live together before marriage. During today's encore Mid-Morning, Mike and Harriet McManus, cofounders of Marriage Savers and co-authors of "Living Together: Myths, Risks and Answers" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4165-5098-3), explain why "practice" doesn't lead to �til death do us part, and discuss a better way to prepare a relationship for marriage.
 
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Friday, January 01, 2010From Anger to Intimacy Host(s): Char Binkley

Are you tired of fighting with your spouse? Do you have anger boiling inside of you that's coming between you and your spouse? Anger can destroy your marriage, but not if you put forgiveness into practice. Bestselling author Dr. Gary Smalley and his pastor and good friend, Ted Cunningham, suggest that you have three options when anger rears its head: stuff it, spew it, or study it. Join Char and Ted during Friday's encore Mid-Morning as they reveal that the core of anger is pain and how sharing that pain and practicing forgiveness can lead to deeper intimacy and a marriage that will go the distance. ("From Anger to Intimacy", Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-4676-7), original airdate 7/23/2009.
 
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Friday, December 11, 2009Hope-Filled Answers for a Hurting Marriage Host(s): Char Binkley
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Perhaps you've asked yourself a variety of tough questions about your marriage in your head- but definitely never out-loud. Questions like these. Did I really marry the right person?� How can I get my spouse to change?� How do I know my marriage won't fail? If I'm so unhappy in this marriage, why can't I get a divorce?� Therapists, Dr. Greg Sowles; Dr. Robert Heck; Heath Lisenby; and Catherine Jantzen join Char for Mid-Morning on Friday to give solid answers to the perplexing questions surrounding marriage.
 
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Friday, November 13, 2009Broken Heart on Hold Host(s): Char Binkley
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Linda Rooks, author of "Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation" (Cook, ISBN# 978-0-7814-4439-2) has lived through the reoccurring moments of despair and suffocating fear as a result of separation from her husband. Having walked the lonely road of separation, she now offers practical steps for women experiencing this same suffering. Join Linda during Friday's encore Mid-Morning to hear her story and to learn how you can sort through the emotional and mental chaos of separation. Gain biblical support for retaining hope and holding fast to God.
 
Thursday, October 22, 2009When Your Mate Has Emotionally Checked Out Host(s): Char Binkley
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Marriage is a lonely place to be When Your Mate Has Emotionally Checked Out (Tate, ISBN# 1598862804). Not only is it devastating to a relationship when one spouse has difficultly showing and receiving emotion, love, and affection, but it's also devastating to the children involved. Christian therapist, Craig Miller, joins Char during Thursday's Mid-Morning to provide tools for healthier relationships and next steps toward the journey of emotional healing.
 
Monday, September 14, 2009The Singlehood Phenomenon Host(s): Lynne Ford
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The marriage rate in the United States has dropped dramatically in the last decade, resulting in the oldest and largest singles population in our nation's history. Why are significant numbers of singles steering clear of marriage? In "The Singlehood Phenomenon" (NavPress, ISBN # 1-57683-884-6), Drs. Beverly and Tom Rodgers explore the top ten reasons singles are opting not to marry (fear of getting hurt, concern the marriage will fail, wanting the perfect mate-to name three), and offer solid truths and principles for overcoming internal or culturally-driven barriers to marriage.
 
Monday, August 03, 200990 Days to a Fantastic Marriage Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Dr. David Hawkins, Mid-Morning's resident relationship expert, has a new book out, and he's sharing its key ideas with you! In "90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage" (Tyndale, ISBN # 1-4143-2324-4), the marriage counselor reveals a powerful strategy for you and your spouse to bring out the best in each other, what he calls "bringing out the soul mate in your mate." Whether you're a newlywed, or celebrating a marriage milestone, Dr. Hawkins' advice can enhance your relationship with your spouse.
 
Thursday, July 23, 2009From Anger to Intimacy Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you tired of fighting with your spouse? Do you have anger boiling inside of you that's coming between you and your spouse? Anger can destroy your marriage, but not if you put forgiveness into practice. Bestselling author Dr. Gary Smalley and his pastor and good friend, Ted Cunningham, suggest that you have three options when anger rears its head: stuff it, spew it, or study it. Join Char and Ted during Thursday's Mid-Morning as they reveal that the core of anger is pain and how sharing that pain can lead to deeper intimacy and a marriage that will go the distance. Learn how to build an unshakeable foundation of love, trust and confidence when you forgive. ("From Anger to Intimacy", Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-4676-7)
 
Friday, July 10, 2009Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation Host(s): Char Binkley
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Linda Rooks, author of "Broken Heart on Hold: Surviving Separation" (Cook, ISBN# 978-0-7814-4439-2) has lived through the reoccurring moments of despair and suffocating fear as a result of separation from her husband. Having walked the lonely road of separation, she now offers practical steps for women experiencing this same suffering. Join Linda, Friday on Mid-Morning, to hear her story and to learn how you can sort through the emotional and mental chaos of separation. Gain biblical support for retaining hope and holding fast to God.
 
Tuesday, June 23, 2009The Seven Desires of Every Heart Host(s): Lynne Ford

After Mark Laaser's struggles with sexual addiction, he and his wife, Debra, turned to counseling to rebuild their broken marriage. They've poured what they learned about unmet desires, unhealthy coping behaviors, and what it takes to reconnect and rebuild a marriage into their book, "The Seven Desires of Every Heart" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-27816-0). Whether you're married or single, the Laaser's insights during Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning will help you connect more deeply and intimately with God and other people.
 
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