Raising Godly Girls

Raising Godly Girls

Your new daughter is precious in your sight. She’s also precious to God. She’s been created, chosen and redeemed by her Savior. She is the princess of the King. How do we raise godly girls? How do we help them learn that they are fearfully and wonderfully made? And how do we help them grow in faith? Join us today as I visit with Deb Burma, author of Raising Godly Girls. Deb is a sought-after speaker for women and couple’s events and leadership workshops and has authored numerous books and Bible studies including Raising Godly Girls. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FSM_Sept_19_16.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Middle School: The Inside Story

Middle School: The Inside Story

Middle school involves some really tough, confusing years for today’s youth. Many parents are caught off guard by the changes in their children when they begin the transition out of childhood and into adolescence. Did you ever wonder what goes on in the mind of a middle schooler? Join us today as I interview Cynthia Tobias, the author of Middle School: The Inside Story. We’ll learn what kids tell her but don’t always tell you. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FSM_Sep_09_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
A Journey of Faith

A Journey of Faith

Have you ever prayed for a miracle? Although God always answers our prayers, He doesn’t always answer them in the way we desire. Join us today as I talk with a man who prayed fervently for a miracle. He prayed that the Lord would spare his twin sons who had been born prematurely. God did perform a miracle but it wasn’t the one this man had prayed for. The Lord allowed him to feel God’s peace when he handed his sons over to the loving arms of the Savior. He came to realize the depth of God’s love for us and fully appreciate what the Father had done for all of us when He allowed His Son to suffer and die for our sins. My guest is Rev. Dr. Steven Schave, director of Urban and Inner City Missions and director of church planting for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Office of National...
Helping Our Children Grow in Faith

Helping Our Children Grow in Faith

How do we begin the process of spiritual nurture in the home? How can we help our children and grandchildren learn to love God and grow in faith? What are some fun family activities and devotions that we can do with our children or grandchildren? Join us today as we talk about helping our children grow in faith. I’ll share some fun family devotions you can use in your home. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FSM_Aug_26_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
The Secret Life of Angels

The Secret Life of Angels

You’ve probably seen depictions of angels in popular tv shows and movies, and you’ve read about angel encounters. But really, most of these accounts often have little in common with the Bible’s portrayal of angels. How can you tell what is real and what isn’t? How can you separate fact from fiction? Join us today as we journey through God’s Word and learn who angels are, what they’re like, and how they are involved in your life today. My guest is Dr. Ron Rhodes, president of Reasoning from the Scriptures, and author of The Secret Life of Angels. We’ll talk about this book today on Family Shield. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FSM_Aug_19_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Perseverance: Praying Through Life’s Challenges. A Nehemiah Battle Plan

Perseverance: Praying Through Life’s Challenges. A Nehemiah Battle Plan

Who was Nehemiah? What did he do? What can we learn about prayer and perseverance from his story in the Old Testament? What does God teach us about prayer in His Word? Why should we pray through life’s challenges? This is Kay Meyer, president of Family Shield Ministries and your host for today’s program. My guest today is Donna Pyle, author of a new Bible study – Perseverance: Praying Through Life’s Challenges. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FSM_Aug_12_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
When You Only Have a Few Minutes with a Mormon

When You Only Have a Few Minutes with a Mormon

So, you’re going to a national Christian conference in Salt Lake City. You know you’ll have many opportunities to interact and get acquainted with Mormons while you’re there. You want to find ways to witness to them as the Lord opens doors. What can you share with a Mormon when you only have a few moments? Today on Family Shield we’ll talk about how to respond and witness in love to those involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My guest today is Bill McKeever, President of Mormon Research Ministry. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/FSM_Aug_05_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Family Shield’s Counter Cult Ministry

Family Shield’s Counter Cult Ministry

What does the Family Shield Counter Cult ministry do? How are we helping individuals and their families? Join us today as I talk about this area of our ministry, and later do an interview with one of the families we’ve been serving. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FSM_Jul_29_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Teens and Screens

Teens and Screens

Screen time is rapidly replacing family time, and for teens especially, it is hard wiring the way they connect with their world. Join us today as I interview Dr. Cathy Koch, author of Screens and Teens: Connecting with Our Kids in a Wireless World. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FSM_Jul_22_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Black Ministry in the LCMS

Black Ministry in the LCMS

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Black Ministry provides encouragement, assistance, advocacy, and works with 35 LCMS districts, congregations and schools in minisrty to people of African-American descent and other ethnic cultures. It provides faithfulness to theology that is contextual and holistic, touching lives with the Gospel through mercy care. Today we’ll learn more about the LCMS and how it reaches and equips people to serve and witness in today’s world. My guest is Rev. Roosevelt Gray, Jr. He’s the director of the LCMS Black Ministry. Visit the LCMS Black Ministry Online   https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FSM_Jul_15_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Learning About Your Spiritual Gifts

Learning About Your Spiritual Gifts

What has Jesus done for you? Why is He the head of the church? What does the Bible say about the Body of Christ and spiritual gifts? How are you gifted? How can you learn what your gifts are and how are you using your spiritual gifts in service? Join us today as we talk about spiritual gifts. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FSM_Jul_08_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
No More Perfect Moms

No More Perfect Moms

Do you think you can be a perfect Mom? Some women, before they had their children, think they can be. Then reality sets in as their young child throws a temper tantrum at the grocery store or in church. It’s a fact — all mothers struggle. We can’t be the perfect mom. We don’t have perfect kids, nor do we have the perfect husband, home, friend, or marriage. Join us today as I interview Jill Savage, an author, speaker, and the founder and CEO of Hearts at Home. We’ll discuss her book, No More Perfect Moms. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/FSM_July_01_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship Between Father and Son

Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship Between Father and Son

How can fathers build a positive and vital relationship with their sons? How can they help their sons become bold, courageous and empathetic men? Why is vulnerability important, and what should fathers tell their sons about life’s most important issues? Join us today as I interview Brian Becker and his son Jeff Becker. They’re the authors of Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship Between Father and Son. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FSM_June_24_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Adoption Blessings!

Adoption Blessings!

Are you adopted? Have you adopted a child? Why is adoption a blessing for the children and the adoptive parents? How is being in God’s family like being adopted? Join us today as I interview Rev. Stephen Becker. We’ll discuss adoption blessings. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FSM_June_17_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
From Muslim to Christian

From Muslim to Christian

How and why did a Muslim man convert to Christianity? join us today as we hear Nate Salah’s story and journey of faith. We’ll also discuss ways to build relationships and talk to Muslims about faith issues. This is Kay Meyer, president of Family Shield Ministries and your host for today’s program. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/FSM_May_20_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Five Love Languages of Children

Five Love Languages of Children

Do you want to know the secret of making sure your child feels loved? Children desperately need to know how much their parents love them, but if we don’t know their love language we may as well be speaking gibberish. Every child expresses and receives love best through one of the five communication styles that include quality time, words of affirmation, gifts, acts of service, and physical touch. Stay tuned today as I interview Dr. Gary Chapman. We’ll discuss his book, The Five Love Languages of Children. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Chapman-Five-Love-Languages-of-Children.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
First Time Dads

First Time Dads

Fathers have a great influence on the lives of their children, and first time dads will encounter many new experiences. They’ll examine those tiny fingers and toes and marvel at God’s creation. They’ll change diapers, endure sleepless nights, initiate tickle attacks, tell bedtime stories, and field seemingly unending questions. Join us today as I interview family ministry veteran and father of six, John Fuller. He wrote the book, First Time Dad. He’ll share things you need to know as a first time dad; things like setting good priorities, recognizing and recovering from common fatherhood mistakes, and how to cultivate a lasting parent-child relationship. Besides being the author of First Time Dad, John is also the Vice President of Audio and New Media at Focus on the Family and co-host of...
Gospel DNA

Gospel DNA

What are the five markers of a flourishing church? Why is the Gospel and having a passion for souls so critical in effective outreach? Can we again have millions of new believers in Jesus in the United State and thousands of new churches? Is it possible for the Christian church to become vibrant and relevant once again? join us today on Family Shield as I interview Rev. Michael Newman author of Gospel DNA: Five Markers of a Flourishing Church. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FSM_May_27_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Comparing Mormonism to Christianity

Comparing Mormonism to Christianity

Mormonism is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Have you ever wondered in what specific ways Mormonism differs from the Christian faith? Join us today as I interview Bill McKeever, founder of Mormonism Research Ministry and author of Mormonism 101. The book provides answers to your questions and examines the major tenets of Mormon theology and compares them to orthodox Christian beliefs. Today we’ll focus on what Mormons believe about God the Father and Jesus Christ and how it differs from what the Bible teaches. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FSM_May_13_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
God Loves Moms

God Loves Moms

Have you ever thought about the moms in God’s Word? What kind of mom was Mary? Hannah? Eve? What kind of mom are you? Join us today as I interview the author of God Loves Moms. It explores what we know about women of the Bible and considers the work of God in their lives. Our listeners will be invited to look at their own lives, rob insights from the Bible stories, and embrace the hope God provides through His Son. It’s when we consider the realities of vulnerability in pain and sin that we see how salvation is sure through Christ. This is Kay Meyer, president of Family Shield Ministries and your host for today’s program. My guest is Christina Hergenrader, a mother, and the author of God Loves Moms. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/FSM_May_6_19.mp3Podcast:...
Being Disfellowshipped from the Jehovah’s Witnesses

Being Disfellowshipped from the Jehovah’s Witnesses

At the Witnesses Now for Jesus Convention in Pennsylvania many years ago, I sat at breakfast with Joan Cetnar, a former Jehovah’s Witness. I heard her story of what happened when she and her husband left the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society. You see, they had come to know the true Christ of the Bible – the one who is true God and true man at the same time. They no longer wanted to be Jehovah’s Witnesses, but when they left they were disfellowshipped. The practice of disfellowshipping is our topic for today’s program. What does it mean to be disfellowshipped from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society? How does disfellowshipping divide families from one another? Join us today as I interview Joan Cetnar....
Give Your Marriage One More Try

Give Your Marriage One More Try

Is your marriage worth fighting for? If you’ve ever said, “I can’t take it anymore, I want out!” or “Enough is enough!” then today’s program featuring Dr. Gary Chapman, and his book, One More Try is a program you need to hear. He’ll give you the courage and confidence to move forward when your marriage seems to be falling apart. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FSM_Apr_22_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Discipline and the Five Love Languages of Children

Discipline and the Five Love Languages of Children

Which of the following words is negative: love, warmth, laughter, discipline? The answer is none. Contrary to what many people think, discipline is not a negative word. Discipline comes from the Greek word that means “to train.” Discipline involves the long and vigilant task of guiding a child from infancy to adulthood. The goal is that the child would reach a level of maturity that will allow him one day to function as a responsible adult in society. Stay tuned today as I interview Dr. Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages of Children. We’ll discuss discipline and the love languages. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FSM_Apr_15_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Family Shield’s Easter Special

Family Shield’s Easter Special

Jesus said to his disciples, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death. Remain here and keep watch with me.” Then He prayed, “My father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me, yet not as I will but as Thou wilt.” How did spending time in prayer prepare Jesus for what was ahead? What was the cup He wanted to pass from Him? How did Jesus suffer for our sins? Why did He do this for us? And what happened after His resurrection that changed men and women who were hiding and afraid into passionate proclaimers of the saving Gospel message of Jesus Christ? Join us today as I interview Reverend Timothy Scharr. Today is the Family Shield Easter special. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FSM_Apr_08_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Lenten and Easter Activities for Children and Families

Lenten and Easter Activities for Children and Families

How do we help our children and youth understand the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ? What are some Lenten and Easter activities that we can do with our children? Join us today as I interview Krista Young on the topic of Easter and today’s families. She’s the director of Christian education and youth ministry at Hope Lutheran Church in North Carolina. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/FSM_Apr_01_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Teaching Teens to Defend Their Faith

Teaching Teens to Defend Their Faith

Many Christian teenagers journey through life in today’s world without much thought about their faith. How can parents teach teens to share the Gospel with effectiveness in our secular culture? How can we train our teens to defend their faith in Christ with caring concern? Why should we help teens learn how to defend their faith by asking pointed questions rather than preaching or lecturing others? And how can we help teens put their knowledge into practice? Join us today as I interview Bryan Osborne, a speaker for Answers in Genesis. We’ll discuss Teaching Teens to Defend the Christian Faith. Bryan taught Bible History in a public school for 13 years, and for over 20 years has been teaching Christians to defend their faith....
A Birth Mother’s Story

A Birth Mother’s Story

Terri was 19 years old when her father suddenly died in a car accident, and she had a serious relationship end. She didn’t know how to grieve those losses. She says, “During that time in my life I was an emotional wreck.” She drank too much, and then became pregnant. Although she didn’t know the Lord at that time, today she realizes that God was guiding and directing her. He led her to tell her aunt about the pregnancy. Her aunt prayed for her, offered her support, and connected her to friends that gave her a place to live, and assisted her as she made plans to release her baby for adoption. Join us today as I interview my friend Terri about her journey as a birth mother of a son born more than 40 years ago in Texas....
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Resolving Conflicts Biblically

How do you deal with conflict? Do you run and hide when it occurs and just keep ignoring it; or do you explode in anger when conflict happens your life? Both of these are inappropriate ways to deal with conflict. Why not learn how to respond to conflict Biblically? A few years ago as an LCMS reconciler, I was asked to present a Bible study on resolving conflict Biblically to a group called Secretaries for Christ. I thought today might be a good day to share portions of this program with my radio listeners. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/FSM_Mar_18_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Reaching Native American Indians for Christ

What do you know about Native Americans? Did you know that there are 2.9 Million American Indians and Alaska natives in the United States? Or that Indian youth have the highest rate of suicide among all ethnic groups in the United States? Did you know that American Indians and Alaska natives are the victims of violent crime at rates nearly double those of other communities in the United States? Or that native people died of alcoholism at a rate five times higher than other Americans? And did you know that less than 5% of Native Americans know Jesus Christ as their Savior? The body of Christ has a lot of work to do to minister to Native Americans and help reach them for Christ. One organization stands out as a leader in reaching Native Americans for Christ. Join us today as we learn about...
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Hope When Your Heart Breaks

When grief and loss enter our life it can knock the wind out of us. Grief can come from broken relationships, the loss of a job, dashed hopes and dreams, divorce, or the death of a loved one. The losses can crush your spirit and cause you great pain. How do you find hope when your heart breaks?Join us today as I interview Michael Newman author of the new book, Hope When Your Heart Breaks: Navigating Grief and Loss. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/FSM_Mar_04_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare

The Bible tells us Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It also tells us Satan is the father of lies and the god of this world. Why does the Church avoid the topic of Satan, evil spirits and spiritual warfare today? How does Satan masquerade as an angel of light? As Christians what can we do when we feel under attack? Join us today as Dr. Robert Bennett describes real events and actual confessions people have shared with him of demonic encounters in America. How do we resist Satan’s schemes? Find out today as I interview Robert Bennett — he’s the author of Afraid: Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare in America. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FSM_Feb_25_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Introduction to Islam

Christians and Muslims live side-by-side in the United States, yet we know very little about each other’s beliefs. What do Muslims believe and teach? Who was Muhammad? What is the Quran? What do Muslims think of the Bible? What do Muslims believe about Jesus? How is it different from what Christians believe, and how can we share our Christian faith with Muslims we meet in our communities? Join us today as we discuss how to respond and witness to Muslims. My guest today is Dr. Adam Francisco, professor of history at Concordia University in Irvine California. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FSM_Feb_18_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Jumpstart Your Witness

How can Christians prepare to witness to those who ask them about the hope they have in Christ? Why is gentleness and respect so important? Join us today on Family Shield – our topic is Jumpstart Your Witness. My guest is Reverend Gregory Seltz. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FSM_Feb_11_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Loved and Sent

How do we find identity and meaning in today’s world? What does it mean to be loved and sent? Why do so many non-Christians have misperceptions about Christianity and how can we address them? Join us today as I interview Reverend Jeff Cloeter, author of Loved and Sent. He shares his own quest for identity, meaning, and share stories of important people who have impacted his life. Reverend Cloeter is the Senior Pastor of Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in St Louis, Missouri. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FSM_Feb_04_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Heaven–The Undiscovered Country

Every person who has ever lived has wondered about the place beyond mortality. Shakespeare called it the undiscovered country. God’s word tells us about our souls — our bodies in heaven. What happens at the moment of death? Will we recognize and know our loved ones in heaven? What is heaven actually like? What will we do there? Join me today as I interview Dr. Ron Rhodes, author of Heaven: The Undiscovered Country. Ron is the president of Reasoning from the Scriptures. Note: Heaven: The Undiscovered Country has since been updated and released with the title What Happens After Life? 21 Amazing Revelations About Heaven and Hell – we encourage you to read this fascinating book! https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/FSM_Jan_28_19.mp3Podcast: Play in...
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Do’s and Do not’s When Witnessing to Mormons

Do you have a family member or friend who is a Mormon that you want to share your faith with? How do you begin? What are some do’s and do not’s for witnessing to a Mormon? Join us today as we learn about Truth and Love Ministry. They help equip Christians to witness to those involved in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My guest is Reverend Mark Cares, the author of Speaking the Truth in Love to Mormons, and the founder and president of Truth in Love Ministry. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FSM_Jan_21_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses

An unfamiliar car parks near your house and two nice-looking people approach your front door. Your doorbell rings and after exchanging some pleasantries your unexpected guests offer you literature from the Watchtower Society. What will you say? What should you say? The Bible says we should conduct ourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of every opportunity. This is good advice as we open up conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Join us today as I feature Dr. Ron Rhodes and we discuss his book Conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Today we are sharing information on responding and witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FSM_Jan_14_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Creationism vs. Evolution

What do cuddly purple dinosaurs, an ark with long necked giraffes, abortion, cave formations millions of years old, fossil fuels, dragon legends, and stars a billion light years away have in common? How is the teaching of evolution impacting our life today? And if evolution is a proven fact, then how can the Bible be true? Join us today as I interview Rev. Ron Nelson. We’ll give you Biblical ammunition, stones that can defeat the giant of evolution, and how science proves the Bible is accurate. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FSM_Jan_7_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Block Parties for Outreach

You’ve heard about parties but have you ever considered organizing a block party for outreach? How could your church or church group organize a block party and use it to share the Gospel and reach individuals and families for Christ? Join us today as I interview Nancy Stallard. She was involved with her congregation as they organized a block party for outreach. We’ll learn how they planned it, what was included to make it fun and successful, and how your church or church group could also organize a block party for outreach.   https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/FSM_Dec_31_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Beyond Christmas–What Does the Bible Say?

We praise the Lord that Jesus was born and is our Savior from sin, death, and the power of the devil. We pray you have a wonderful Christmas. What does the Bible say about what happened in the days, months, and years after Jesus Christ was born? What does the Bible say beyond Christmas? Some of what we’ll discuss today includes when Mary and Joseph dedicated Jesus in the temple and met Simeon and Anna, when the wisemen visited Herod, told him about the star, and came to the house with Mary, Joseph and Jesus, and later when King Herod tries to kill the Messiah by ordering all children up to age two to be killed. Join us today as we share more about what the Bible says beyond Christmas. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/FSM_Dec_24_18.mp3Podcast: Play in...
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Transition in Marriage

Transitions occur in everyone’s lives; they often mean big changes. These transitions can cause feelings of joy, anxiety and fear. Marriages can also face transitions in today’s world. They can cause conflict and challenges. Today we’ll discuss transitions in marriage. Some transitions include being newly married, having a first child, losing a job, the challenge of raising children and empty nest and retirement. Join us today as I interview Marty Lindvedt, a Christian counselor. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/FSM_Dec_17_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Family Shield Christmas Special

Why does the New Testament have all the long geneologies in it? What does the book of Matthew say about the birth of Christ? And how does this compare to Isaiah 7:14 that says “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign. Behold a virgin will be with child and bear a Son and she will call His name Immanuel. This is Kay Meyer of Family Shield Ministries. Join us today as I interview Rev. David Meggers of Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, MO. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/FSM_Dec_10_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Traditions and Memories

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/2018/12/FSM_Dec_3_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Behold, I Am Coming Soon!

Behold, I am coming soon, Jesus tells us in the last chapter of the Book of Revelation. The apostle John shares messages about Jesus’ second coming in this book, reassuring us that nothing can prevail against God’s church. He urges us to hold on to Jesus. This is Kay Meyer, President of Family Shield Ministries and your host for today’s program. My guest today is Rev. Bruce McKenney. He’s one of the authors of the Advent devotional book entitled Behold I Am Coming Soon!, and he’s pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/FSM_Nov_26_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Being Thankful

Why are you thankful for faith, family, and life? Join us today as I interview two siblings – twins, and their grandparents. We’ll talk about being thankful. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/FSM_Nov_19_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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How to Respond to Mormonism

How do we respond to Mormons? How are they different from Christians? Today we’re going to talk about responding and witnessing to Mormons. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/FSM_Nov_12_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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Let’s Learn About Eating Disorders

What are eating disorders? What is anorexia and bulemia? What signs and symptoms should we watch for if someone we love has an eating disorder? What treatments are available for those struggling with these issues? Join us today as I interview Travis Stewart, the director of regional outreach for Castlewood Treatment Centers for Eating Disorders. He’s a Licensed Professional Counselor, a nationally certified counselor, and has worked in this field since 2003. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/FSM_Nov_05_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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God’s Grace for Those Struggling with Pornography

The use of pornography causes serious problems for individuals, families, marriages, and the church. Has pornography become a part of your life? Is it causing problems with relationships? Has it caused problems in the life of someone you love, your sibling, your child, your spouse, your friend? How can those addicted to pornography come clean? How can you help those who need to confess their addiction to porn? God’s grace is powerful enough not only to make us clean, but also to get us dancing. We can dance with joy in God’s presence as he forgives us and helps us conquer our sinful struggles. My guest today is Mike Novotny. He’s the Pastor of The Core in Appleton, Wisconsin and Chairman of Conquerors Through Christ, a grace-based ministry for sexual sinners. Today...
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Halloween and Today’s Families

Several years ago on Halloween I was in a fourth grade public school classroom where the children were dressed up. Matthew and Eric stand out in my memory. Matthew was dressed as Moses – he had on a white wig and beard, wore his father’s brown robe, a rope belt and sandals. His parents had helped him carefully cut out cardboard tablets that looked like stone and had the ten commandments written on them. I thought what a great costume. Not only was it homemade, it gave Matthew an opportunity to share God’s Word with his classmates and teacher in a public school setting. On the other extreme was Eric who was dressed as Jason from the movie Friday the 13th. His costume was white; his arms were wrapped in white bandages, and he had fake blood smeared across his entire body....
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Tech Savvy Parenting

How can parents find a balance with cell phones, social networks and video games in the lives of their children? What are some practical tools and resources that can help the entire family use technology wisely and responsibly? Join us today as I interview Brian Housman. He’s been working with parents and teens for more than 20 years and has spoken at hundreds of conferences, led student and parent conferences nationally and internationally, and written extensively. Today we’ll discuss his book, Tech Savvy Parenting. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/FSM_Oct_15_18.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...