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I Got Ducked

By Yvette Seltz / October 26, 2020

I got “ducked” on a beautiful night last week. Leaving Cottleville Wine Sellers, my friends and I returned to my Jeep to find a small, yellow, masked, rubber ducky sitting …

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What is a Cult?

By admin / October 21, 2020

October 21, 2020 Rev. Dr. Stephen Becker and his family are ex-Mormons. Today he is a pastor in The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod What is a Cult? Over the years as …

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Halloween and Today's Families

Halloween and Today’s Families

By admin / October 20, 2020

Several years ago on Halloween I was in a fourth grade public school classroom where the children were dressed up. Matthew was dressed as Moses; he had on a white …

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Facing Jealousy

By Yvette Seltz / October 20, 2020

It all started with two lollipops. Recently, I witnessed a young mother take two lollipops out of her purse and hand one to each of her children. The candy was …

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The Best Trees to Plant for Fall Colors

Meaningful Traditions and Change

By Yvette Seltz / October 15, 2020

Ah, the leaves have begun to turn. Coffee shops now offer their pumpkin-spice pastries, coffees, and teas. And the smell of cinnamon lingers in the air. Autumn has arrived. We …

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Let's Learn About the Reformation

Let’s Learn About the Reformation

By admin / October 13, 2020

What is the Reformation? What were indulgences, and how was the Reformation an issue of pastoral care? Join us today as I interview Reverend Randy Golter. We’ll discuss the Reformation …

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Speak with Gentleness and Respect!

By admin / October 7, 2020

October 9, 2020 Speak with Gentleness and Respect! Why should we speak up and promote God’s word, the Gospel, and a life affirming message to family, friends and those within …

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Dealing with Unemployment

By admin / October 6, 2020

The Lord allows challenges in our life to strengthen us. Many of us have experienced new challenges and transitions during the pandemic. One challenge many people are experiencing today is …

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Thru the Fire

By Yvette Seltz / October 6, 2020

I was coaching a client a few years ago who stated that since his divorce and job loss he felt like he was walking through fire. He expressed feeling fearful …

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Put on the whole armor of God

Use the Full Armor of God

By admin / September 30, 2020

How do verses about spiritual warfare in Ephesians 6:10-20 help us keep our eyes on Jesus, the author and preserver of our faith? Why should we stand firm in the …

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Get out of my way!

Get Out of My Way…Please!

By Yvette Seltz / September 25, 2020

As America tries to return to some semblance of our previously scheduled life, many of us are racing to keep appointments, get the kids to school, pick the kids up, …

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Alongside Ministry

Alongside Ministry

By admin / September 22, 2020

What is the Alongside Ministry? Why was it developed and how is it helping Zion Lutheran Church in Southern Illinois develop a strong outreach to young parents who are currently …

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Meet Yvette Seltz

By admin / September 16, 2020

September 24, 2020 Meet Yvette Seltz I want to encourage you to read the new weekly blog written by Dr. Marie Yvette Hernández-Seltz, PhD, MS, the Director of Candescent Counseling, Consulting & Coaching, …

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I’m Lying, Believe Me

By Yvette Seltz / September 16, 2020

Does the title of my article make you uncomfortable? It is a bit disconcerting, isn’t it? Lying…why do we do it? There are many reasons we choose to lie. We …

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Peacemaking Women

Peacemaking Women

By admin / September 15, 2020

Friends let you down; a romance dissolves; youth rebel; families are divided; churches are in conflict. Is there really hope for living in peace today? Join me today as I …

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Understanding the Two Kingdoms of God

Understanding the Two Kingdoms of God

By admin / September 9, 2020

What is the doctrine of two kingdoms, or two reigns of God? Why is understanding the two kingdoms important in our daily life? Join us today as I interview Dr. …

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Restrictions Apply

Focus, Frustration, Fear or Freedom

By Yvette Seltz / September 8, 2020

This week I would like to talk about the term focus. We first learn about this term when we start school or attempt to learn something new as a child. …

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Father and Son Baking

The Five Love Languages of Children

By Kay Meyer / September 5, 2020

The Five Love Languages of Children And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was …

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Expectations, Milestones and COVID-19

By Yvette Seltz / September 5, 2020

There are general expectations most of us have of life. We expect to celebrate anniversaries when we marry. We expect to celebrate high school and college graduations once all criteria …

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One Nation Under God: Healing Racial Divides

By admin / September 1, 2020

Racial division is a reality in today’s world. The death of George Floyd sparked new protests and violence throughout our country. Distrust and suspicion arise. We forget we’re created by …

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Building Strong Marriages

Building Strong Marriages

By admin / August 24, 2020

How is your marriage doing? Would you like to make it stronger? What tricks make marriages survive and become successful? Join us today as I interview Rev. Roger Sonnenberg. Our …

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Dealing with Anger

Dealing with Anger

By admin / August 18, 2020

Anger is a normal human emotion that everyone experiences. What causes you to become angry? How do you deal with your anger? God has a lot to say about anger. …

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Child Milestones

Milestones and Stepping Stones for Children and Families in Congregations

By admin / August 11, 2020

How can congregations encourage parents, grandparents and godparents to celebrate milestones in a child’s faith walk? What can congregations do to partner with the home? Join us today as I …

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Importance of Father-Son Relationship

The Importance of the Father-Son Relationship

By admin / August 4, 2020

God’s plan for the family is that children will be raised by a loving and involved mother and father. Statistics document that children with active and involved fathers are more …

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Marriage Whisperer

By admin / July 28, 2020

How can you improve and strengthen your marriage? Join us today as I interview Dr. Pat Hollinger Pickett. We’ll discuss her book The Marriage Whisperer: Tips to Improve Your Relationship …

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Reaching Jehovah's Witnesses Loved Ones with the Gospel

Reaching Jehovah’s Witness Loved Ones with the Gospel

By admin / July 21, 2020

Kay Meyer, president of Family Shield Ministries and host of Family Shield, spoke at one of the national Annual Witnesses Now for Jesus conventions on “Reaching Your Loved Ones in …

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Summertime Activities for Children and Families

By admin / July 13, 2020

Mommy I’m bored! What can I do? Dad when are we going to get there? Children and youth confined within the home or car can try the patience of parents. …

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Rescuing your Loved One from the Watchtower

Rescuing your Loved One from the Watchtower – Part Two

By admin / July 10, 2020

Each year thousands of husbands, wives, sons and daughters are converted by the Watchtower Society, convinced that it is God’s organization. As Christians we must help Jehovah’s Witnesses look at …

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Rescuing your Loved One from the Watchtower

Rescuing your Loved One from the Watchtower – Part One

By admin / June 30, 2020

How can we rescue family members and loved ones from the Watchtower Society? Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses understand the Bible through Watchtower tinted lenses? Why do they only see in …

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Let your light shine

Shine Your Light

By admin / June 23, 2020

Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men that they may see your good deeds and praise your father in Heaven.” How do we let our light shine in this …

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Finding My Birth Mother and Coming to Know Christ

By admin / June 16, 2020

Susan was adopted and raised as a Mormon. Later she left the Mormon faith after the death of her mother. She searched for her birth mother. She found her and …

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Dealing with Drug Use in Your Family

Dealing with Drugs in Your Family

By admin / June 8, 2020

Where do you go when you think your teenager is using drugs? What are symptoms you can watch for? How can parents intervene and find support and resources? Join us …

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Families Need Laughter

By admin / June 2, 2020

Think about family celebrations and special occasions such as a wedding, the birth of a child, a birthday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas celebrations or a baptism. What sound do you often …

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Growing Grateful Kids

Growing Grateful Kids

By admin / May 26, 2020

How can we help our children learn to be grateful? Why can we impart what we do not possess ourselves? If we want to grow grateful children we need to …

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Dealing with Fear and Anxiety

Dealing with Fear and Anxiety

By admin / May 20, 2020

What is fear? How is it different from anxiety? How can we help family, friends, and those in our community that are afraid or overly anxious due to the Corona …

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The Challenge of the Cults

The Challenge of the Cults

By admin / May 13, 2020

Cults are flourishing across America. Chances are you’ve encountered one, perhaps even know someone who is involved in a cult. Can you discuss knowledgeably the differences between Christianity and the …

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Are demons real?

2000 Demons–No Match for My Savior

By admin / May 5, 2020

Are Satan and evil spirits real? Do they really want to harm us? Intriguing questions for some, frightening questions for others. What should Christians believe about Satan and evil spirits? …

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Dealing with Drug Addiction

Dealing with Drug Addiction

By admin / April 28, 2020

What is Adult & Teen Challenge? How does it help individuals struggling with addiction to become mentally sound, emotionally balanced, socially adjusted, physically well, and spiritually alive? How does it …

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Religious Freedom and our Schools

Religious Freedom and our Schools

By admin / April 21, 2020

Is religious freedom a thing of the past? What does religious freedom mean in today’s world? Can we still speak up about our faith and live it out publicly? Today …

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Setting and Keeping Family Goals

Setting Family and Personal Goals

By admin / April 14, 2020

Why is it important for families to set goals together? How do you get your entire family on board to achieve the goals? Why is goal setting a collaborative process, …

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Beautiful Feet

Beautiful Feet: Serve and Witness

By admin / April 9, 2020

Think about your feet for a moment. What were the most beautiful feet you ever saw? Was it your new baby’s tiny feet? When did you ever play This Little …

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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

By admin / March 31, 2020

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 …

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Lent

Lenten Activities for Families and the Church

By admin / March 25, 2020

What does your church do to involve families during Lent? What do you do at home to help your children understand what Jesus has done for them? What resources related …

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Be a Strong and Courageous Leader

Be a Strong and Courageous Leader

By admin / March 17, 2020

What can we learn from courageous leaders of the past? Who are some of those leaders? How do we learn to be effective leaders in our homes, the church, and …

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Sibling Rivalry

Sibling Rivalry

By admin / March 10, 2020

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 …

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Life after Loss

Life After Loss

By admin / March 3, 2020

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 …

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Creationism vs. Evolution

Creationism vs. Evolution

By admin / February 25, 2020

Genesis 1:1 says in the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth, yet in today’s world there’s a great debate going on between those who believe God created the …

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Getting Through to Jehovah's Witnesses

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

By admin / February 18, 2020

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 …

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Resolving Conflict

Resolving Conflict in Today’s World

By admin / February 11, 2020

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 …

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Dealing with Depression

Dealing with Depression

By admin / February 4, 2020

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 …

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Family Devotions

Family Devotions for the Home

By admin / January 28, 2020

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 …

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Why I Left the Mormon Church

Why I Left the Mormon Church

By admin / January 21, 2020

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 …

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Building a Positive Relationship with a Jehovah's Witness

Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses

By admin / January 15, 2020

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 …

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Restoring America

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

By admin / January 7, 2020

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. …

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Witnessing to Mormons

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

By admin / January 1, 2020

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 …

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Sex Trafficking of America's children

The Sex Trafficking of America’s Children

By admin / December 24, 2019

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 o America’s Children is going on right under our noses.

Hispanic Christmas Traditions

By admin / December 17, 2019

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 …

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Making Our Marriage Stronger

Making Our Marriage Stronger

By admin / December 10, 2019

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. …

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Family Traditions

Family Traditions

By admin / December 3, 2019

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 …

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Atheist to Christian

From Atheist to Christian

By admin / November 26, 2019

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 …

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Learning from Peter-a Church Leader

Learning from Peter-a Church Leader

By admin / November 19, 2019

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 …

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

By admin / November 12, 2019

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 …

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Building a Positive Relationship with a Jehovah's Witness

Building a Positive Relationship with a Jehovah’s Witness

By admin / November 5, 2019

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 …

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Families Transformed Through the Gospel of Christ

By admin / October 29, 2019

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 …

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Travelers for Jesus

Travelers for Jesus

By admin / October 22, 2019

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 …

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Identity Theft

Identity Theft

By admin / October 15, 2019

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 …

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Mark Frith Interview

Celebrating 25 Years & Stepping Into the Future with Christ

By admin / October 8, 2019

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 …

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Sharing the Gospel with Hurting People

Sharing the Gospel with Hurting People

By admin / October 1, 2019

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 …

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Dealing with Conflict

Dealing with Conflict and Reconciliation

By admin / September 24, 2019

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 …

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Raising Godly Girls

Raising Godly Girls

By admin / September 19, 2019

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?

Middle School: The Inside Story

Middle School: The Inside Story

By admin / September 10, 2019

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 …

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A Journey of Faith

A Journey of Faith

By admin / September 4, 2019

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 …

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Helping Our Children Grow in Faith

By admin / August 27, 2019

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 …

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The Secret Life of Angels

The Secret Life of Angels

By admin / August 21, 2019

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?

Perseverance: Praying Through Life's Challenges

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

By admin / August 13, 2019

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 …

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When You Only Have a Few Minutes with a Mormon

When You Only Have a Few Minutes with a Mormon

By admin / August 7, 2019

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 …

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Counter Cult Ministry

Family Shield’s Counter Cult Ministry

By admin / July 31, 2019

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 …

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Teens and Screens

By admin / July 23, 2019

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 …

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LCMS Black Ministry

Black Ministry in the LCMS

By admin / July 16, 2019

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 …

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Spiritual Gifts

Learning About Your Spiritual Gifts

By admin / July 9, 2019

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 …

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No More Perfect Moms

No More Perfect Moms

By admin / July 3, 2019

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 …

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Tender Lions

Tender Lions: Building the Vital Relationship Between Father and Son

By admin / June 25, 2019

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 …

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Adoption Blessings

Adoption Blessings!

By admin / June 18, 2019

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 …

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Muslim to Christian

From Muslim to Christian

By admin / June 10, 2019

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 …

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Five Love Languages of Children

By admin / June 10, 2019

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

By admin / June 4, 2019

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

By admin / May 28, 2019

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 …

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Comparing Mormonism to Christianity

Comparing Mormonism to Christianity

By admin / May 14, 2019

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

By admin / May 7, 2019

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 …

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Disfellowshipped

Being Disfellowshipped from the Jehovah’s Witnesses

By admin / April 30, 2019

What does it mean to be disfellowshipped from the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society? How does disfellowshipping divide families from one another?

Give Your Marriage One More Try

Give Your Marriage One More Try

By admin / April 23, 2019

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 …

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Discipline and the Five Love Languages of Children

Discipline and the Five Love Languages of Children

By admin / April 16, 2019

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.”

Family Shield's Easter Special

Family Shield’s Easter Special

By admin / April 9, 2019

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?

Lenten and Easter Activities

Lenten and Easter Activities for Children and Families

By admin / April 2, 2019

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 …

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Teaching Teens to Defend Their Faith

Teaching Teens to Defend Their Faith

By admin / March 26, 2019

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? …

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Family Shield Ministries Podcast

A Birth Mother’s Story

By admin / March 26, 2019

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 …

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Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Resolving Conflicts Biblically

By admin / March 19, 2019

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?

Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Reaching Native American Indians for Christ

By admin / March 12, 2019

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?

Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Hope When Your Heart Breaks

By admin / March 5, 2019

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.

Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Demon Possession and Spiritual Warfare

By admin / February 26, 2019

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?

Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Introduction to Islam

By admin / February 19, 2019

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?

Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Jumpstart Your Witness

By admin / February 12, 2019

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 …

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Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Loved and Sent

By admin / February 4, 2019

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 …

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Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Heaven–The Undiscovered Country

By admin / January 29, 2019

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 …

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Family Shield Ministries Podcast

Do’s and Do not’s When Witnessing to Mormons

By admin / January 22, 2019

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 …

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Conversations with Jehovah’s Witnesses

By admin / January 15, 2019

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?

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Creationism vs. Evolution

By admin / January 8, 2019

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 …

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Block Parties for Outreach

By admin / January 2, 2019

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 …

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Beyond Christmas–What Does the Bible Say?

By admin / December 25, 2018

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?

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Transition in Marriage

By admin / December 18, 2018

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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Family Shield Christmas Special

By admin / December 11, 2018

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 …

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Traditions and Memories

By admin / December 4, 2018

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 …

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Behold, I Am Coming Soon!

By admin / November 26, 2018

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 …

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Being Thankful

By admin / November 20, 2018

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.

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How to Respond to Mormonism

By admin / November 13, 2018

How do we respond to Mormons? How are they different from Christians? Today we’re going to talk about responding and witnessing to Mormons.

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Let’s Learn About Eating Disorders

By admin / November 5, 2018

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 …

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God’s Grace for Those Struggling with Pornography

By admin / October 30, 2018

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

By admin / October 22, 2018

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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Tech Savvy Parenting

By admin / October 15, 2018

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 …

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Responding Effectively to Jehovah’s Witnesses

By admin / October 1, 2018

Have you ever tried to witness to a Jehovah’s Witness? If you have, you probably became confused about their beliefs. Maybe the discussion got heated and you became frustrated or angry. If you have a loved one involved in the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society it can even be more difficult.

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Be His Witnesses

By admin / September 24, 2018

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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Go First Into the Home

By admin / September 17, 2018

God’s plan is for families to tell the next generation about the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord. In the Old Testament we read, “And these words which I’m commanding you …

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Unveiling Grace

By admin / September 10, 2018

For 40 years Lynn Wilder, once a faculty member at Brigham Young University, and her family, lived in, loved, and promoted the Mormon Church. Then their son Micah, serving his …

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Dealing with Grief

By admin / September 3, 2018

Have you ever lost a loved one? If so, you’ve dealt with the grieving process. What are the various dimension of grieving? Why do we say that everyone grieves differently? …

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Parents Rising

By admin / August 22, 2018

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

By admin / August 21, 2018

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

By admin / August 14, 2018

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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Defending Christianity

By admin / July 16, 2018

Have you ever felt overwhelmed by those who question Christianity? You may know the frustration that can come upon us when we’re not able to answer tough questions unbelievers ask …

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Dealing with Conflict

By admin / July 10, 2018

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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An Ex-Mormon Shares His Story

By admin / July 2, 2018

Why did Stephen Becker become a Mormon and then later leave the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints? What do Mormons believe and teach that are in conflict with Christianity and God’s Word?

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Go First Into the Home–Part Two

By admin / June 26, 2018

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

By admin / June 19, 2018

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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Family Shield Father’s Day Special

By admin / June 12, 2018

God’s plan for the family is that children will be raised by a loving and involved mother and father. Statistics document that children with active and involved fathers are more …

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Introduction to God and His Word

By admin / June 4, 2018

I tried to study the Bible but couldn’t understand it. How do we study God’s Word so we get the most out of it? Today’s study will help introduce you …

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Social Media and Today’s Children

By admin / May 28, 2018

Do you believe technology is bringing your children and family closer together, or creating a greater distance? How can a parent know if their child is involved with too much screen time?

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Forgiveness

By admin / May 21, 2018

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, …

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Comparing Islam and Christianity

By admin / May 15, 2018

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

By admin / May 8, 2018

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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Let’s Learn About Mormon Temples

By admin / May 2, 2018

Why does the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints build and utilize Mormon temples throughout the world? Are Mormon temples Biblical? Why or why not? Why do they build them, and what happens inside Mormon temples?

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Communicating and Witnessing to Homosexuals

By admin / April 25, 2018

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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Why Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Leave?

By admin / April 17, 2018

Why do Jehovah’s Witnesses leave the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society? Join us today as I interview Charles Smith, an ex Jehovah’s Witness. We’ll learn what it was like growing …

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Dealing with Abuse of Children and Family Violence

By admin / April 10, 2018

How do we stop abuse of children and family violence? Family Resource Center of St. Louis has been working on prevention and treatment for all forms of child abuse and …

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After the Resurrection

By admin / March 27, 2018

At the moment of Jesus’ death, the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. What does the tearing …

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Jehovah’s Witnesses

By admin / March 20, 2018

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

By admin / March 12, 2018

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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Reaching Millennials and Involving Them in Congregations

By admin / March 5, 2018

“And these words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart; and you shall teach them diligently to your sons and daughters, and talk to them when …

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Pentecost

By admin / March 2, 2018

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

By admin / February 20, 2018

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 …

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Dealing with Spiritual Warfare

By admin / February 12, 2018

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 …

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The Challenge of Suicide

By admin / February 5, 2018

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 …

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It’s All About Jesus

By admin / January 29, 2018

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 …

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Becoming a Pastor

By admin / January 27, 2018

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 …

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Married and Still Loving It

By admin / January 22, 2018

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 …

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Opening Your Church Door to the Community

By admin / January 15, 2018

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 …

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

By admin / January 8, 2018

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 …

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Witnessing to Mormons about LDS History and Beliefs

By admin / January 1, 2018

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 …

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Making Children Mind Without Losing Yours

By admin / December 25, 2017

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, …

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Holiday Traditions for the Family

By admin / December 18, 2017

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, …

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

By admin / December 11, 2017

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 …

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Eight Simple Tools for Raising Great Kids

By admin / December 4, 2017

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 …

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Dealing with Depression

By admin / November 27, 2017

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 …

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Confirmation and Today’s Youth

By admin / November 13, 2017

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 …

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The Two Kingdoms of God

By admin / November 6, 2017

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 …

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God Grows Families

By admin / October 2, 2017

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, …

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Eight Great Smarts

By admin / September 4, 2017

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 …

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Balance – When Life is Overwhelming

By admin / June 26, 2017

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 …

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Father’s Day Special

By admin / June 12, 2017

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 …

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Divorce and Our Children

By admin / April 1, 2017

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 …

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Sonnenberg to Receive Family Leadership Award

By Kay Meyer / September 21, 2015

Family Shield Ministries will present Rev. Roger Sonnenberg with the “Family Leadership Award” at the October 10, 2015 “Families Worship Him” Benefit Dinner. You, along with his family, friends, church …

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Family Shield Ministries Website Has Been Redesigned

By Kay Meyer / June 22, 2015

DATE: Monday, June 22, 2015 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: witnesstofamily@gmail.com Family Shield Ministries website was recently redesigned by Michele Caldwell, owner of Houston Web Design and Hosting.  The new website …

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LWML Grants Help Family Shield Ministries

By admin / May 2, 2013

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 …

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Family Shield Radio Program Expands Again

By admin / June 21, 2011

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 …

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

By admin / April 7, 2010

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 …

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