Conflict in Marriage

Conflict in Marriage

The soaring divorce rate indicates that great marriages don’t just happen. All couples have conflict and disagreements. How do couples learn to fight fair and communicate effectively? Join us today as we discuss handling conflict and fighting fair. My guest is Marty Lindvedt, a Christian counselor. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Feb_19_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Dealing with Spiritual Warfare

Dealing with Spiritual Warfare

What is spiritual warfare? How can Christians learn to stand firm and put on the full armor of God? How do we learn to resist the schemes of the devil and serve the Lord in all circumstances? Join us today as I intervew Rev. Michael Newman. Our topic – Spiritual Warfare in Today’s Families. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Feb_12_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
The Challenge of Suicide

The Challenge of Suicide

What causes Christians who believe in Jesus to seemingly give up hope and take their own lives? How is mental illness involved? Why do so many people assume that Christians who commit suicide have lost their faith in Christ and are lost forever? And what does God’s Word really say about sin and grace? My guest today is Rev. Peter Preus. He’s the author of the book, “And She Was a Christian.” In his book, he shares the story of his wife’s suicide. During today’s interview, we will find hope and help, especially for those that have experienced the suicide of a loved one. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Feb_05_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
It’s All About Jesus

It’s All About Jesus

Recently someone asked me why Family Shield Ministries exists. Another way to say this is why do we do what we do? It’s simple — it’s all about Jesus. Today we’ll talk about Jesus, who He is, and what He’s done for you and me. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FSM_Jan_29_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Becoming a Pastor

Becoming a Pastor

Host Kay L. Meyer with guest Vicar Alex Schrader Why would a husband and father with over 18 years of experience in the information technology field decide to attend Concordia Seminary to become a pastor? How did the Lord guide this family as they made this decision? What does becoming a pastor involve, and how has it impacted his family? Join us today as I interview Vicar Alex Schrader. He’s in his third year at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-12-01_kay-meyer_01a.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Married and Still Loving It

Married and Still Loving It

Nothing is more inspiring than witnessing a married couple that has been together for decades still in love and enjoying life together. But in a culture that continuously seems to devalue marriage, how does a couple stick together? What does it look like to thrive in a marriage in the second half of life? And how does a couple navigate the many life changes and challenges that this season of life can bring? Join us today as I interview Harold Myra. He is the coauthor of Married and Still Loving It. He served as the CEO of Christianity Today International and has taught writing and publishing at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton, IL. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FSM_Jan_22_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Opening Your Church Door to the Community

Opening Your Church Door to the Community

How does the mission of God get carried out in today’s world? How can congregations emerge from their buildings, programs, and institutions and effectively engage their communities with the power of the Gospel? What are the eight hinges that help open church’s doors into their community? Join us today as I interview Rev. Terry Tieman, Executive Director of Transforming Churches Network. We’ll talk about the book, Hinges, Opening Your Church’s Door to the Community. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FSM_Jan_15_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

What is post-traumatic stress disorder, how is it diagnosed, and how is it treated? My guest today is Chaplain Steven Hokane, the Assistant Director of Ministry to the armed forces for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. His military service has taken him to Southwest Asia, Cuba, Bosnia, Germany, Denmark, and Alaska, as well as state side assignments. He participated in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, has provided pastoral care for deployed service members throughout the world. Our topic today is post-traumatic stress disorder. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Jan_08_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Witnessing to Mormons about LDS History and Beliefs

Witnessing to Mormons about LDS History and Beliefs

How is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints dealing with touchy topics about their history that Mormon members can now so easily obtain on the Internet? What did the LDS Church believe and teach about race and the priesthood? What do they teach about polygamy? And do they really believe that man will become like God? Join us today as I interview Bill McKeever, President of Mormon Research Ministries. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Jan_01_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

If you’re looking for parenting direction in today’s chaotic world and your pint-sized treasures always seem to have the upper hand, you’re not alone. How can we encourage healthy attitudes, positive behavior, and long-lasting values in children of all ages? Join us today as we talk with the author of Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours. My guest is Dr. Kevin Leman. He’s an internationally known psychologist, radio and television personality, speaking and educator who has taught and entertained audiences worldwide with his wit and common sense. He’s a New York Times Bestselling Author of more than 50 books. Leman lives with his wife Sandy in Arizona. They have five children and four grandchildren....
Holiday Traditions for the Family

Holiday Traditions for the Family

Why are traditions and precious memories important as we build strong, healthy families for Christ? Why do traditions matter? How can we show our children and grandchildren who they are, and what’s important to us? What traditions do you and your family enjoy during the holidays? Join us today as we discuss family traditions. My guests are Coreen Jander and Faith Spelbring. We’ll learn about their families and discuss traditions for the holidays. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Dec_18_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Why Do Christians Celebrate Christmas? and Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses?

Why Do Christians Celebrate Christmas? and Why Don’t Jehovah’s Witnesses?

What is the incarnation of Christ? When did it happen, and why should it be celebrated and proclaimed to all people? Why do the prophesies about Christ predicted in the Old Testament, fulfilled in the New Testament matter? Why and how should we celebrate Christmas? Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses tell their members and followers that they shouldn’t celebrate Christmas? How can Christians respond to Jehovah’s Witnesses and share the truth of God’s Word? Join us today as we discuss celebrating the birth of Christ. My guest is Bob Gray. Bob was a Jehovah’s Witness for over 20 years and served as a Jehovah’s Witness elder, pioneer, Watch Tower study conductor and service overseer before he came to know Christ. Now as a Christian he reaches out in love to...
Eight Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

Eight Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

What are Eight Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids? Why should we control our volume knob? What does listening have to do with parenting effectively? Why should we understand the power of our words, and why is regular family time so important? Join us today as I interview Dr. Todd Cartmell, author of Eight Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids, he is a clinical child psychologist, and author of several parenting books. He and his wife life in Chicago and have two sons. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Dec_04_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

What is depression? What are symptoms we should watch for? How is it diagnosed and treated? Join us today as we discuss dealing with depression. My guest is Dr. Richard Winter, Professor Emeritus of Applied Theology and Counseling at Covenant Seminary. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Nov_27_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Confirmation and Today’s Youth

Confirmation and Today’s Youth

Why should congregations develop a holistic approach to involving young Christians into the life of the church, especially as it relates to confirmation? What is the history of confirmation? Why is much of what is occurring in our churches not meeting the needs of today’s youth, and why are so many youth and young adults leaving the church? Join us today as I interview Rev. Peter Naefger, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. Our topic: beginning with the end in mind. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Nov_13_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
The Two Kingdoms of God

The Two Kingdoms of God

Christians live in two kingdoms. What is the kingdom of the right, and the kingdom of the left? Why should Christians understand these teachings? Today my guest is Dr. Gregory Seltz, the Executive Director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty. Today we’ll talk about two kingdoms of God and learn about LCRL Freedom. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Nov_06_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
God Grows Families

God Grows Families

God doesn’t always send us a family in the way we expect, but God always has a plan. We just need to wait for Him to show us His plan, and be open to sharing God’s love with all people. Joan Harwell and her husband never had children of their own, yet God eventually sent them a family from India. Join us today as I interview Joan Harwell and Rev. Stanish Stanley. We’ll learn how God grows families. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Oct_02_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Eight Great Smarts

Eight Great Smarts

Why should we expose our young children to a variety of activities so their God-given passions can be awakened? What are the Eight Great Smarts? How do we discover and nurture our childrens’ intelligence? My guest today is Dr. Cathy Koch. She’s the founder and president of Celebrate Kids and an internationally celebrated speaker and radio guest. Today we’re talking about her book, Eight Great Smarts. This book is packed full of practical, hands-on guidance, and will help parents tailor their parenting style to bring out the best in the unique children God has given them. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Sep_04_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Balance – When Life is Overwhelming

Balance – When Life is Overwhelming

Why is it that some people are content, while others never seem to be satisfied? One important aspect of having a balanced life is recognizing that a balanced life does not mean that we are perfect or have a perfect life. Having a balanced life means learning to manage physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual needs of yourself and your family. As a Christian man or woman of God, we must learn to accept failures and bumps in the road. Today I’ll be sharing information from my Bible study entitled “Balance: Christ Filled Living.” I’m going to be sharing the information from chapter three that is entitled “Balance – When Life Seems Overwhelming.” https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FSM_Jun_26_17.mp3Podcast:...
Father’s Day Special

Father’s Day Special

Why are fathers so important to their children? What are the joys and challenges of being a father in today’s world? Why should we celebrate dads? Did you know that research shows fathers are central to the emotional well-being of their children? Studies show that if a child’s father is affectionate, supportive, and involved, he will contribute greatly to his child’s cognitive, language, and social development, as well as academic achievement, a sense of well-being, and a positive self-esteem. Stay tuned for today’s Family Shield, Father’s Day Special. I’ll be talking with Adam Hautly and Nate Schmoll. They are both fathers of young children. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Jun_12_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Divorce and Our Children

Divorce and Our Children

Did you know that 40% of marriages in the United States ends in divorce? How does divorce impact our children? What should parents say when telling their child about the divorce? How can we make sure our children don’t think they are to blame? And what are normal reactions for children to separation and divorce? Join us today as I interview Marie Yvette Seltz, a professional counselor. We’ll discuss divorce and our children. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/FSM_Apr-01_17.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...

LWML Grants Help Family Shield Ministries

Family Shield Ministries recently learned that they had been approved for two LWML District grants. One is from the Utah-Idaho LWML District for the Counter-Cult Ministry and the other is from the Kansas LWML District. This is to help with the Family outreach. The radio program is now heard on 51 stations throughout the United States. Thank you women of LWML.

Family Shield Radio Program Expands Again

Sometimes opportunities come along unexpectedly. That’s what happened recently when Lutheran Hour Ministries asked Family Sheild Ministries if it would be interested in being promoted as an alternative radio program on 278 radio stations throughout the United States that have previously carried an LHM program. The LHM program will be discontinued at the end of August. FSM said “yes.” We don’t know yet how many of the stations will accept Family Shield as an alternative program, but we anticipate many of them doing so. Your financial support will allow us to take advantage of this open door from the Lord. And it will allow the Gospel to continue to be proclaimed through radio throughout the United States. We ask for your prayers and support as we continue to work...

Family Shield Ministries Again Approved as a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

Family Shield was recently approved as a Recognized Service Organization (RSO) under The Board for Mission Services (LCMS World Missions). The previous Family Shield RSO status was under the Board for Congregation and District Services of the LCMS. The Board for Mission Services (LCMS World Mission) exists to strengthen congregations and their members in giving bold witness by word and deed to the love and work of God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and extend that Gospel witness into the world. All RSO’s are Lutheran not-for-profit, tax-exempt service organization that exist to extend the mission and ministry of the congregations of the Synod and acts in harmony with the purposes and programs of LCMS World Mission. The Family Shield Board of Directors asks for your prayers as we...