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Jesus in the Garden of Gethesmane

The Family Shield Easter Special: The Suffering of Christ–Its Meaning for You and Your Family

Just before his arrest, Jesus took Peter, James, and John into the Garden of Gethsemane and asked them to stay and keep watch with Him. Then Jesus went a little beyond them, fell on his face, and prayed, “My father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from …

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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

Siblings sometimes get along and at other times they don’t. Do you have siblings? Have you ever argued and fought with your siblings? Can these arguments help siblings learn how to get along with each other? What should parents do or not do when their children fight? What does the …

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Life after Loss

Life After Loss

Have you lost a loved one? Whether the loss was a long illness or a tragic accident people who lose loved ones go through a grieving process. After someone we love dies each person handles grief in their own way. Today our topic is life after Life After Loss. My …

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Getting Through to Jehovah's Witnesses

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 …

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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 …

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Witnessing to Mormons

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 …

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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.

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.

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.

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 …

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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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 …

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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.

God Loves Moms Podcast

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 …

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Be His Witnesses

Jesus said, “Go then to all people everywhere and make them my disciples. Baptize them and teach them to obey all I commanded you, and I will be with you always, even unto the end of the age. How can we learn to share our faith in Christ with our community?

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Parents Rising

This is Coreen Jander, your host for today. My guest for today is Arlene Pellicane, author of Parents Rising: Eight Strategies for Raising Kids Who Love God, Respect Authority, and Value What’s Right. Arlene has written seven books and has appeared on the Today Show, Focus on the Family, and Fox and Friends among other major media outlets.

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Take Up the Full Armor of God

Would you agree with me that Christ-centered family ministry is needed today more than ever before? You don’t need to look far to understand why Family Shield’s work is needed. God’s Word and Christianity are under attack. Biblical marriage is under attack. Life issues are under attack. God’s Word tells us as Christians that we must stand firm, from Ephesians 6:14, and use God’s Word, which is the sword of the Spirit.

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Without This Ring

Divorce effects every aspect of your life, emotional, spiritual, and physical. According to Donna Pyle, author of Without This Ring, it feels like amputation without anesthetic. Probably the hardest part to grasp about the whole process of divorce is wondering what happened to the person you thought you married, the plans you made together, and the dreams you shared.

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Dealing with Conflict

Conflict is one of the most destructive forces on earth; it instigates war, it divides families, it destroys marriages., it can make the workplace unbearable, and it can wreak havoc in the church. How do we learn to deal with conflict Biblically?

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Go First Into the Home–Part Two

Raising children to know and love Jesus in today’s world is a joy, a privilege, and a challenge. Parenting is the most important job you will ever have. How can we maintain a Christ-centered home while juggling jobs, sports, school, and community activities? We find the answer when we rely upon God’s power for help, not our own or the world’s.

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Go First Into the Home–Part One

Raising children to know and love Jesus in today’s world is a joy, a privilege, and a challenge. Parenting is the most important job you will ever have. How can we maintain a Christ-centered home while juggling jobs, sports, school, and community activities? We find the answer when we rely upon God’s power for help, not our own or the world’s.

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Forgiveness

As far as the East is from the West, so far does He remove our transgressions from us. We thank God that the Lord forgives us for all our sins, but sometimes we have trouble forgiving people who offend us. Forgiveness is always personal. It’s difficult to do, but it’s …

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Comparing Islam and Christianity

Islam is growing rapidly in the United States. Why is it so urgent for Christians to get informed about Islam? What are some of the common misunderstandings about Islam? What about the question of whether Christians and Muslims worship the same God? Do we? What do Muslims believe about the Koran? What are some of the dos and don’ts for us to keep in mind when striking up a friendship with a Muslim or trying to share the faith?

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Mothers are Important

Why did God create mothers? What joys and challenges to moms experience as they raise their children? What’s it like for a working mom to become a stay-at-home mom? Why are mothers important throughout their child’s lives, and how can we celebrate moms?

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Communicating and Witnessing to Homosexuals

How can the average Christian dialogue with gay, transgender, or heterosexuals who believe the Christian viewpoint on these issues are wrong? What should we say? What shouldn’t we say? Join us today as I interview Joe Dallas. Joe is a former gay activist and the author of seven books on sexuality from a Biblical perspective.

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Jehovah’s Witnesses

What do Jehovah’s Witnesses teach and believe that’s different from the Body of Christ? Why would an active Jehovah’s Witness decide to leave the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society? Why does leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses cause family conflict? And why are some ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses disfellowshipped?

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Dealing with Drugs

Where do parents go for help when they suspect that their child is taking drugs? What signs and symptoms should we watch for? How can parents find resources that will help? And what should we do when we know our child is on drugs?

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Pentecost

What is Pentecost? Why do Christians believe Pentecost represents the birth of the church? What happened at Pentecost? What languages, or tongues, did the apostles and disciples speak in, and what did they say? Why is the Holy Spirit so important to us as Christians?

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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 …

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