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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.
 
Tuesday, December 29, 2009Boundaries Host(s): Lynne Ford

It's the gold standard of relationship books: "Boundaries" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-24745-4). First released in 1992, with over two million copies sold, Dr. Henry Cloud returns during Tuesday's encore Mid-Morning to revisit the revolutionary ideas that can free you to take control of your life by learning when to say yes and how to say no. Original airdate 9/01/2009.
 
Monday, November 30, 2009Pure Pleasure Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Acclaimed spiritual growth author Gary Thomas believes that Christians should learn to cultivate pleasure in their lives. Why? Because this powerful force can feed your relationships, help protect your spiritual integrity, and bring delight to your heavenly Father. Not convinced? The author of Pure Pleasure (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-29080-3) makes his case when he returns to Mid-Morning.
 
Thursday, November 19, 2009Digging Deeper Panel Host(s): Char Binkley, Lynne Ford
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The Digging Deeper panel is back in full force during Thursday's Mid-Morning - this time discussing the award-winning novel: "A Song I Knew By Heart" by Bret Lott. It's a modern day story of Ruth and Naomi touching on the themes of grief and loss and the power of family. Tune in and hear the ladies responses and insights to this tender portrait of the grieving process.
 
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, 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.
 
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, October 05, 2009Dr. David Hawkins Host(s): Lynne Ford

He's called "The Relationship Doctor" for a reason. Discover what makes Dr. David Hawkins such an effective relationship counselor on today's open phone lines' Mid-Morning. Whether it's a power struggle with your spouse, a boss with an explosive temper, or any other relationship struggle, Dr. Hawkins will unpack what's really going on, and explain your role in resolving the problem.
 
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.
 
Tuesday, September 01, 2009Boundaries Host(s): Lynne Ford
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It's the gold standard of relationship books: "Boundaries" (Zondervan, ISBN # 0-310-24745-4). First released in 1992, with over two million copies sold, Dr. Henry Cloud returns to Mid-Morning to revisit the revolutionary ideas that can free you to take control of your life by learning when to say yes and how to say no.
 
Tuesday, August 25, 2009Wholly Imperfect Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Christian psychologist and counselor Kim Eckert found herself addressing and readdressing the same core issues with her female clients: relational wounds, body image, negative self-talk, and forming healthy relationships, to name just a few. She longed for a practical Christian book that would supplement the instruction and insights offered during counseling. The problem was she couldn't find one, so she wrote it herself: "Stronger than You Think" (InterVarsity, ISBN # 0-8308-3373-3). On today's encore Mid-Morning experience the wise counsel that's helped numerous women find wholeness without having to be perfect!
 
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.
 
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.
 
Monday, July 27, 2009Leading Women Who Wound Host(s): Lynne Ford
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Given the fallen nature of the heart and the complexities of personalities, conflict is an unavoidable aspect of ministry, including any women's ministry. How should we deal with our emotions when other women are insensitive, manipulative, or just mean? Sue Edwards, co-author of "Leading Women Who Wound" (Moody, ISBN # 0-8024-8153-5), explains the personality traits and character issues that set women up for problems, and offers specific strategies for being a peacemaker, even with combative and difficult women.
 
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 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)
 
Thursday, July 16, 2009Busting Mentoring Myths Host(s): Char Binkley
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Mentoring - it's a buzz word we often hear and dismiss because we think it's too complex to take on. Think again! Connie Witt and Cathi Workman, co-authors of "That Makes Two of Us" (Group, ISBN# 978-0-7644-3828-8), say mentoring is not complicated and can happen whenever two women are together. It's inviting someone to join you where you're at right now - just as you are and is as easy as going out for coffee, taking a walk, or visiting your favorite store. Join Char, Connie, and Cathi during Thursday's encore Mid-Morning and learn how you can make a positive difference simply by being available, ready to listen & share, and willing to walk through life situations with another person.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Friday, June 19, 2009The Emotionally Destructive Relationship Host(s): Char Binkley

Perhaps everything looks great on the surface, but deep down you know there's something terribly wrong in your current relationship. Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker and author of "The Emotionally Destructive Relationship" (Harvest House, ISBN# 978-0-7369-1897-8), invites you to recognize inappropriate behaviors, to confront and speak truth in the right timing, to get safe and stay safe, and to be transformed by God as you build an identity in Christ. If you're in an emotionally toxic relationship, there's hope for you and Leslie offers some first steps toward your own healing journey during Friday's Mid-Morning.
 
Monday, June 15, 2009The Secrets Women Keep Host(s): Lynne Ford

Women keep secrets-from friends and loved ones, even from themselves. So what are the secrets? Clinical psychologist Dr. Jill Hubbard draws from a survey of two thousand women to reveal "The Secrets Women Keep" (Nelson, ISBN # 0-7852-2816-5). Tune in to hear one (or more) of your secrets spoken aloud. Dr. Hubbard will walk you through the steps for releasing your secrets, so you can finally live a life of freedom, where you're the same on the outside as you are on the inside.
 
Friday, June 12, 2009Unlimiting God Host(s): Char Binkley

God's power and love have no limits. So why do we as believers put limits on our relationship with Him? We could be pursuing greater knowledge, experiencing deeper intimacy, and abiding in freer joy...and yet we routinely settle for mediocrity in our spiritual lives. Are we ready to break free from our self-imposed limitations? During Friday's encore Mid-Morning, Dr. Richard Blackaby author of "Unlimiting God" (Multnomah, ISBN# 978-1-59052-941-6) challenges us to not settle for less than God intends for you.
 
Thursday, June 11, 2009Gloria Gaither Host(s): Char Binkley

You've been asking for her, and we're thrilled for her return! Gloria Gaither is back with Char on Thursday for a special Readings and Conversations Mid-Morning. Join the ladies as they discuss "11: Indispensable Relationships You Can't be Without" by Leonard Sweet. Learn why we all need friends for the journey, 11 of them to be exact. Friends like Jethro the motivator, Jonathan the true friend, and Barnabas the encourager.
 
Friday, May 08, 2009Bill and Pam Farrel Host(s): Lynne Ford

The key to a long-lasting love is investing in your relationship at the beginning. Because it's in the initial years that patterns develop - the ways you choose to view and treat each other and how you handle conflict and crisis. Discover the GIFT that creates a rock-solid foundation for a marriage that lasts a lifetime from Bill and Pam Farrel, co-authors of "The First Five Years of Marriage" (FaithWords, ISBN# 0-446-57997-1) during Friday's encore Mid-Morning.
 
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