Getting Through to Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways

Getting Through to Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways

Who are Jehovah’s Witnesses? What are some of the unique teachings and practices of the Jehovah’s Witnesses that make it hard for Christians to witness to them? Have you tried to share the Gospel with Jehovah’s Witnesses but feel like nothing you say makes an impression on them? Then join us today as I interview David Englund, author of Getting Through to Jehovah’s Witnesses: Approaching Bible Discussions in Unexpected Ways. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FSM_Feb_17_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Resolving Conflict in Today’s World

Resolving Conflict in Today’s World

Have you ever been in conflict? How should we respond when conflict occurs in the home, at work, or in our church? And why is forgiveness such an important part of the process of reconciliation? Join us today as I interview Rev. Dr. Mark Rockenbach of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, on resolving conflict in today’s world. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FSM_Feb_10_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

Depression affects one in every five people during their lifetime. It’s an illness that can affect the entire body, not only the mind. Depression affects people from all ages,  races,economic groups and genders. It is the most common mental disorder. Fortunately, depression is treatable. Join us today on Family Shield as I interview William Kuntz of New Beginnings Counseling. Our topic is dealing with depression. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/FSM_Feb_03_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Family Devotions for the Home

Family Devotions for the Home

What is faith formation for children and youth? Why is it important that parents teach their children who God is and what He’s done for them? What advice would you have for parents that want to begin Christ-centered family devotions in the home? And why should the church partner with the home? Join us today as I interview Stephenie Hovland. We’ll talk about family devotions for the home. She’s a popular author for children and adults, and an educator. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM_Jan_27_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Why I Left the Mormon Church

Why I Left the Mormon Church

Sandra Tanner was raised as a Mormon and is the great-great granddaughter of Brigham Young. When she started college she began asking questions in a Mormon religious instructional class because she was having doubts about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rather than answering her questions, her instructor asked her to stop asking questions. Then she began studying the Bible and Mormonism. As she studied the Bible she saw contradictions between its teachings and the teachings of the Mormon Church Stay tuned today as I interview Sandra and hear more about her story of leaving the Mormon church and what God’s been doing to use her during these years. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM_Jan_20_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

Maybe you’ve tried to share your faith with a loved one or friend who was a Jehovah’s Witness but don’t understand their teachings and beliefs. They believe themselves to be Christian but actually proclaim a false Christ and a false gospel. How can we learn to respond in love and share the truth of God’s Word with them? https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM_Jan_13_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
The State of the Family, the Church, and the Government in the US

The State of the Family, the Church, and the Government in the US

The United States became a unique, prosperous and admired Nation because of its faith in God and willingness of the people to abide by principles and standards of God’s word. Over time, however, the urge to glorify oneself rather than God has seriously eroded the strength and future of our nation. Join us today as I interview George Barna. He and David Barton wrote U-Turn: Restoring America to the Strength of its Roots. We’ll discuss current, cultural trends and changes that have occurred in the family, the Christian church and the government. And we’ll discuss what we can do to make that U-turn. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM_Jan_06_20.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Witnessing to Mormons: Learning What Mormons Believe About Baptism for the Dead

Witnessing to Mormons: Learning What Mormons Believe About Baptism for the Dead

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Mormon, a Christian denomination or not? What do Mormons believe and teach that are different from the Body of Christ? What are some of the unusual practices and beliefs of Mormons? What is baptism for the dead? What secret rituals take place in the Mormon temples? Why do they wear special clothing and what is marriage for eternity? Join us today as I interview Bill McKeever, the founder and director of the Mormon Research Ministry. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/FSM_Dec_30_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
The Sex Trafficking of America’s Children

The Sex Trafficking of America’s Children

Sex trafficking doesn’t just happen “over there.” Sadly, domestic sex trafficking involving minors is a huge problem in the United States, and it’s getting worse. The sex trafficking of America’s Children is going on right under our noses. The purpose of our discussion today is two-fold: to bring understanding about how America’s children are taken captive into sex trade, and to bring hope and light to one of the darkest subjects in our world, child sex trafficking. Today I’m interviewing Alisa Jordheim, author of Made in the USA: the Sex Trafficking of America’s Children. She’s the founder and executive director of Justice Society, a nonprofit organization that connects people and strategies to advance justice. You won’t want to miss today’s...
Hispanic Christmas Traditions

Hispanic Christmas Traditions

What is a tradition? Why do traditions strengthen families and how can they help us make our faith a relevant part of our daily life? Join us today as we share ideas that your family can use to celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/FSM_Dec_16_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Making Our Marriage Stronger

Making Our Marriage Stronger

How can we make our marriage stronger? What are the four things that can help build a healthy relationship in marriage? Join us today as I interview Rev. Roger Sonnenberg. We’ll discuss how to establish flourishing relationships through unconditional love and grace-filled lives. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/FSM_Dec_09_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Family Traditions

Family Traditions

What is a tradition? Why do traditions strengthen families and how can they help us make our faith a relevant part of our daily life? Join us today as we share ideas that your family can use to celebrate Thanksgiving and other holidays. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/FSM_Dec_02_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
From Atheist to Christian

From Atheist to Christian

Why are many of our teenagers and young adults becoming atheists or agnostics in today’s world? And why would an atheist become a Christian? Join us today as I interview Rev. Dr. Chad Lakies, a pastor and a former atheist. Today he’s the regional director of North America for Lutheran Hour Ministries. We’ll hear about his journey from atheism to Christianity and we’ll discuss how we can share our faith in Christ with others. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/FSM_Nov_25_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Learning from Peter-a Church Leader

Learning from Peter-a Church Leader

The apostle Peter was an impulsive fisherman when Jesus selected him to be one of his disciples. Peter, even after he became one of the 12 disciples, didn’t always think before he acted or spoke. Peter was taught and mentored by Jesus for 3 years after he said follow me. What leadership skills and personal qualities did Peter possess that led Jesus to select him? What were some of the impulsive things Peter did? What did Peter learn as he became one of the church leaders? Join us today as I present a Bible study entitled Fisherman to church leader – the Apostle Peter transformed by Christ. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/FSM_Nov_18_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
What is Wicca? How Can We Shield Our Loved Ones?

What is Wicca? How Can We Shield Our Loved Ones?

What is Wicca? Why does Wicca, or witchcraft attract so many converts? What should we do if our daughter, wife, or another loved one gets involved? What are some of the warning signs that we should watch for? Why is tolerance so important among Wiccans? And how is the fact that Wiccans don’t believe in sin impact our ability to share our faith with a Wiccan? God’s Word warns us against divination and sorcery. Deuteronomy 18:10-12 says, “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, casts spells, who is a medium or spiritualist or consults with the dead.” Join us today as we learn about Wicca and how we can shield our children, teens and loved ones from getting involved. Caroline...
Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

Building a Positive Relationship with a Jehovah’s Witness

How do we build a positive relationship with a Jehovah’s Witness? What about family members and loved ones that become involved in the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society? How can we keep the communication lines open but also be ready to share our faith in Christ with them when God opens the door? Join us today as I feature Keith Walker, president of Evidence Ministries. As a missionary to those involved in the Jehovah’s Witness organization, he often meets and interacts with active Jehovah’s Witnesses. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/FSM_Nov_04_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Families Transformed Through the Gospel of Christ

Families Transformed Through the Gospel of Christ

How can meeting physical, emotional and spiritual needs open doors to share the Gospel? How do we respond with love and point people to Jesus Christ when they struggle with relationships, parenting, marriage, communication, physical illness, addictions and a myriad of other issues today’s families face? God has established two institutions–the family and the church. Would you agree with me that these two institutions are under attack in today’s world? Together we can take up the shield of faith and use the spiritual weapons God has given us. This includes the sword of the Spirit which is the Word of God. This is Kay Mayer, President of Family Shield Ministries. Today I’ll present  Families Transformed through the Gospel of Christ....
Travelers for Jesus

Travelers for Jesus

What is Travelers for Jesus? How does this ministry dedicated to carrying out the Great Commission touch lives with the Gospel and encourage people to know Christ and His Word as they travel through the community on their motorcycles? Join us today as we talk with Jim Lajeuness who is the president and chaplain for Travelers for Jesus and Ralph Kelm who is the vice president and a deacon. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FSM_Oct_21_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Identity Theft

Identity Theft

What is identity theft? How do thieves steal an identity? How can you prevent this from happening and what do you do if it does happen? Join us today as I interview Katie Koelling, senior counsel for Thrivent Financial within Thrivent Financial’s general counsel office. She serves as Thrivent Financial’s privacy, anti-money laundering and identity theft officer and manager of its special investigation unit. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FSM_Oct_14_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Celebrating 25 Years & Stepping Into the Future with Christ

Celebrating 25 Years & Stepping Into the Future with Christ

Who do you turn to when a family member has strayed from the faith? How do you cope with your own feelings of loss when a family member is losing their way? What resources are available to you when you are seeking help or assistance? Join us today as we explore one organization that has been helping families for over 25 years. In fact we’re going to turn the tables just a bit today and talk with Kay Meyer, president of Family Shield Ministries and normally the host of this Family Shield radio program. I’m Mark Frith, one of the board members of Family Shield Ministries and your guest host for today’s program. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FSM_Oct_07_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Sharing the Gospel with Hurting People

Sharing the Gospel with Hurting People

We don’t need to go far to find hurting people both within and outside of the church. We just need to listen. As we listen we learn about the challenges family and friends are facing in today’s world. Here are a few stories about people we’ve listened to and worked with through the Family Shield Follow-up Services and Response Center. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/FSM_Sep_30_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
Dealing with Conflict and Reconciliation

Dealing with Conflict and Reconciliation

How do you handle conflict in your home and family? When conflict occurs, how do you resolve it? How might a Christian counselor help you learn to resolve conflict and be reconciled? Join us today as we discuss conflict and reconciliation. My guest today is Dr. Gary Peterson, the director of Graduate Counselling and Graduate Education at Concordia University in Wisconsin. https://familyshieldministries.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/FSM_Sep_23_19.mp3Podcast: Play in new window |...
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 |...
Families Transformed Through the Gospel of Christ

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....
A Birth Mother’s Story

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 |...