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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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Wednesday, September 01, 2010Raising Secure, Assertive Kids in a Tough World Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Today's children are more worried and fearful than children of previous generations, and well-intended parents are raising some of the culture's wimpiest kids, unintentionally making them targets for bullies. Paul Coughlin, author of �No More Jellyfish, Chickens, or Wimps (Bethany House, ISBN # 0-7642-0242-1), explains the pitfalls of over-protecting our children, and supplies parents with the know-how for raising children who are confident, compassionate and assertive.
 
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Thursday, August 19, 2010Engaging Parents For the Best For Their Kids Host(s): Char Binkley
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What has positive music teens love, a campground, festival food, and an encouraging message for parents? It's Ichthus Fort Wayne and it's coming to the Kruse International Auction Park in Auburn on September 25! A Panel of teenager experts including Mark Vermillion, Clinton Faupel and Dr. Jimmy Myers join Char during Thursday's "Mid-Morning" to share all the details of the Ichthus Festival and to help you engage in the best for your kids.
 
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Thursday, May 20, 2010Toe to Toe with your Teen Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you at the end of your rope with your defiant teen? Take heart! Help is on the way. Licensed professional counselor and author of "Toe to Toe with Your Teen" (Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-4901-0), Dr. Jimmy Myers, joins Char during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning to offer proven strategy for overcoming unruly behavior. Dr. Myers offers fresh hope to those of you who are disheartened and doubtful of the difference you can make in your teen's life. Exerting your God-given authority will enable peace to replace the chaos created by your rebellious teen. Originally aired on March 11, 2010.
 
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Thursday, April 22, 2010Hope for Single Moms Host(s): Char Binkley
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When Carol Floch realized her marriage was ending and she'd soon be joining the ranks of moms raising their children alone, she was shattered. But that's not the end of the story! God's Spirit spoke into her grief, regret and fear through Psalm 84 saying, "Build your nest near My altar, and I will be your children's source of security, protection, provision and blessing." Carol tells her story during Thursday's Mid-Morning and gives you insights on how to build your family's nest in the protective shadow of God's presence. ("The Single Mom's Devotional", Regal, ISBN# 978-08307-5161-7)
 
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Friday, February 12, 2010From 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 encore Mid-Morning 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.
 
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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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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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Thursday, November 12, 2009Healing the Father Wound Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you living out the legacy of father wounds inflicted during your childhood? The behavior of our parents - particularly our fathers- leaves a lasting imprint on our lives. Kathy Rodriquez, clinical psychologist and author of "Healing the Father Wound" (Pleasant Word, ISBN# 978-1414110455), makes the connection between parental examples and their effect on the formulations of our concept of God. She joins Char Binkley and Clinton Faupel during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning to help you move toward emotional and spiritual healing. Understand how your father wound impacts significant intimate relationships, and learn how to re-parent and forgive.
 
Friday, November 06, 2009Faith Legacy: Six Values to Shape Your Child's Journey Host(s): Char Binkley
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What will your children get from your estate when you die? While financial security and other large assets are wonderful things to pass on, there is something more valuable than those earthly things! That is a legacy of faith! Co-authors of "Faith Legacy", Jim and Jerolyn Bogear, share practical ways to teach six biblical values to your children that will help them lead healthy, productive, and God honoring lives.
 
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.
 
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).
 
Friday, September 11, 2009Toe to Toe with Your Teen Host(s): Char Binkley
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Are you at the end of your rope with your defiant teen? Take heart! Help is on the way. A panel of licensed professional counselors including regular Mid-Morning guest Dr. Gregory Sowles as well as author of "Toe to Toe with Your Teen" (Regal, ISBN# 978-0-8307-4901-0), Dr. Jimmy Myers, join Char during Mid-Morning to offer proven strategy for overcoming unruly behavior. Learn how to exert your God-given authority so peace can replace the chaos created by your rebellious teen.
 
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.
 
Tuesday, July 28, 2009Re-parenting Yourself Host(s): Lynne Ford
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If you didn't get all of the positive parenting you needed while growing up (and let's face it, who does?), you probably have some faulty beliefs about yourself that negatively impact your life. But it's not too late to do something about it. You can "re-parent" yourself. Family counselor Dr. Mark Laaser how on today's Mid-Morning.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Monday, June 22, 2009Setting Boundaries with Your Adult Children Host(s): Lynne Ford

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 Monday's encore Mid-Morning.
 
Thursday, May 28, 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 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.
 
Monday, May 18, 2009Author! Author! Host(s): Lynne Ford

While portraying Jesus in the film "The Gospel of Matthew", Bruce Marchiano grasped how Jesus' pure love for women gives them a new vision of who God created them to be. He shares his insights in "Jesus, the Man Who Loved Women" (Howard Books, ISBN # 1-4175-4397-8), the first of today's "Author! Author!" interviews. Local author Janet Dean discusses her second novel, "Courting the Doctor's Daughter" (Steeple Hill, ISBN # 0-373-82812-8). Helen Cepero unpacks "Journaling as a Spiritual Practice" (InterVarsity Press, ISBN # 0-8308-3519-5). Greg Singleton, co-author of "Setting Up Stones" (New Hope, ISBN # 1-59669-219-7), offers practical and creative ways to develop your child's faith. And Kevin Williams provides an up-close-and-personal look at Amish life and cooking in "The Amish Cook at Home" (Andrews McMeel, ISBN # 0-7407-7372-3), written with Lovina Eicher.
 
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