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  1. For Better or for Kids

    For Better or for Kids

    A Vow to Love Your Spouse with Kids in the House

    Runtime: 5.17 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    The transition from “married” to “married with children” can be tough. Before they know it, a once youthful and energetic married couple finds themselves in a minivan loaded with noisy kids and littered with Cheerios, crusty Sippy cups, banana peels, and missing library books. As much as you love your children and work hard to nurture and train them for the future, the challenges that come with parenthood can make the “for better or for worse” promise a hard one to honor. For Better or For Kids will enable couples to: Build a God-centered marriage instead of a Child-centered or Me-centered marriage Avoid the dangers of spouse-neglect and self-neglect Effectively communicate in the chaos Explore ways to parent together as one team Find balance in the busyness For Better or For Kids is about remembering that even when you feel worn out, over-extended, and neglected, you promised to be a team. Marriage with kids may not always be what we expected, but it is good. We need to make a vow to love our spouse with kids in the house.
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  2. Secret Keeper Girl

    Secret Keeper Girl

    The Power of Modesty for Tweens

    Author: Dannah Gresh
    Narrator: Jorjeana Marie
    Runtime: 2.15 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Is your tween prepared for what’s ahead?  It used to be that middle school was the time to talk to kids about topics like modesty and body image. Unfortunately, the at-risk demographic for distorted views on the body is now girls ages 8–10. Fortunately, Dannah Gresh has provided a resource for this need.  Secret Keeper Girl is geared to helping tween girls understand their dignity in Christ. It features a creative self-help text format that includes sidebars, quizzes, games, exploded quotes, and graphics to help them absorb the message.  Here’s what author Dannah Gresh has to say about the motivation behind the book: “My past fifteen years of studying at-risk teen and tween behavior has over and over again led me to good news: girls who are exposed to an age-appro­priate, Bible-based understanding of beauty and fashion between the ages of 8-12 tend to be less likely to engage in early sexual activity or have body image issues. They are also more likely to have healthy friendships, excel academically, and become positive social contributors in their com­munities, all while expressing their beauty and value appropriately.  "It’s not rocket science. It is social science paired with a whole lot of prayer and Bible study. We can change what tween girls see when they look in the mirror by changing what's inside their hearts.” This is the heart behind Secret Keeper Girl: a desire to teach tween girls how valuable they are and how to honor their God-given dignity. Ultimately, it’s about grounding girls in their identity in Christ so the tumultuous teen years don’t uproot them.
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  3. Fierce Marriage

    Fierce Marriage

    Radically Pursuing Each Other in Light of Christ's Relentless Love

    Runtime: 7.75 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Ryan and Selena Frederick were newlyweds when they landed in Switzerland to pursue Selena's dream of training horses. Neither of them knew at the time that Ryan was living out a death sentence brought on by a worsening genetic heart defect. Soon it became clear he needed major surgery that could either save his life--or result in his death on the operating table. The young couple prepared for the worst. When Ryan survived, they both realized that they still had a future together. But the near loss changed the way they saw all that would lie ahead. They would live and love fiercely, fighting for each other and for a Christ-centered marriage, every step of the way.Fierce Marriage is their story, but more than that, it is a call for married couples to put God first in their relationship, to measure everything they do and say to each other against what Christ did for them, and to see marriage not just as a relationship they should try to keep healthy but also as one worth fighting for in every situation. With the gospel as their foundation, Ryan and Selena offer hope and practical help for common struggles in marriage, including communication problems, sexual frustration, financial stress, family tension, screen-time disconnection, and unrealistic expectations.
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  4. The Better Mom Devotional

    The Better Mom Devotional

    Shaping Our Hearts as We Shape Our Homes

    Author: Ruth Schwenk
    Narrator: Katie Koster
    Runtime: 4.62 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    As a mom, you always want to give your best to your family. The Better Mom Devotional will help you focus who you are becoming rather than what you are accomplishing. Find freedom from mom-guilt, the myth of perfection, and the endless to-do list of motherhood, and step into your greatest adventure yet: becoming The Better Mom. Rediscover the gift of motherhood with The Better Mom Devotional by trusted author Ruth Schwenk. As a busy mom of four, she understands the constant needs of raising a family, but she has uncovered a secret: becoming a better mom starts not with what you are doing but with who you are becoming. As you read The Better Mom Devotional, you will find: How God changes you from the inside out so you can increasingly experience His presence Intentional ways to grow deeper faith in this busy time of life The true calling of motherhood: training, disciplining, and loving your children well The life-giving impact of fostering honest, loving friendships The importance (and simplicity!) of creating a welcoming, functional, and beautiful home for your family—no Pinterest boards required! One hundred devotions will encourage and inspire you with Scripture, reflection questions, and journaling space to jot down your thoughts and prayers. Each devotion, filled with Bible teaching, personal stories, and application, will help you open your heart to experience more of God’s love, truth, and grace. Find freedom from mom-guilt, the myth of perfection, and the endless to-do list of motherhood, and step into your greatest adventure yet: becoming The Better Mom.
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  5. How God Used 'the Other Woman'

    How God Used 'the Other Woman'

    Saving Your Marriage After Infidelity

    Author: Tina Konkin
    Narrator: Nan McNamara
    Runtime: 6.76 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Tina Konkin was devastated when she learned her husband was having an affair with her best friend. How could this happen to a couple who were Christian marriage counselors? But the surprises didn't stop there, because God immediately asked Tina this question: 'What role did you play in this, Tina?' That question and Tina's willingness to answer it led to a restored, renewed marriage that was better than ever before, as well as a marriage counseling program that has an eighty-percent success rate. In How God Used 'the Other Woman', you'll hear the author's amazing story of redemption and discover proven tools for restoring and improving a marriage, even after infidelity.
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  6. Strong Women and the Men Who Love Them

    Strong Women and the Men Who Love Them

    Building Happiness In Marriage When Opposites Attract

    Runtime: 5.40 Hrs - Unabridged

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    Every great marriage FACES CHALLENGES ALONG THE WAY. How you navigate the circumstances you encounter with your unique personalities determines the health and success of your relationship. For over four decades Tom and Jan Lane have worked together to build a happy, satisfying marriage, and now they share what they have learned. Strong Women and the Men Who Love Them offers practical solutions and enrichment tools for couples with a relational combination of an easygoing husband and an outgoing wife. Using principles and perspectives based in Scripture, couples will learn to appreciate the expression of each person’s gifts to benefit the relationship. To live happily ever after is the desire of every couple, and this powerful marriage resource will help you understand the unique qualities of strong, amazing women and the remarkable men who love them. To live happily ever after is the desire of every couple, and this powerful marriage resource will help you understand the unique qualities of strong, amazing women and the remarkable men who love them.
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  7. Raising an Original

    Raising an Original

    Parenting Each Child According to their Unique God-Given Temperament

    Runtime: 6.20 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Most Christian parents are bombarded with all kinds of advice and plans and programs for how to be a great parent. In parenting eight kids over the last twenty-five years, Julie Lyles Carr and her husband experienced plenty of opportunity for learning, but it was when they began to understand it was about parenting each child according to their own unique needs and personality style that something wonderful happened. In Raising an Original, Carr helps to redefine the primary purpose of Christian parenting, this raising of the next generation. God has given each of our children specific gifts, abilities and capacities for specific purposes and He can equip parents to discover and support those powerful personality traits if they know where to look and how to respond. So many kids raised in Christian homes launch into their adult lives without any sense of knowing who they are called to be or what their mission on earth is. What if parents, teachers or mentors could help them discover the wondrous, unique threads woven within them that will enable them to see their part in the fabric of God’s universe? Readers of Raising an Original will be equipped to help their children: Understand their unique strengths and the challenges associated with them Discover their God-given gifts and how to use them for His glory Succeed regardless of their circumstances Raising an Original will provide readers with tools for better communication with their children as well as tools for uniquely guiding and disciplining each unique child.  With a helpful and detailed Personality Trait Assessment Tool included as a major part of the book, readers will understand themselves, their parenting style, and their child better. They will also discover ways to improve their children’s communication within sibling groups and with parents themselves. Readers will find freedom in discovering that God hasn’t asked them to raise perfect children; He’s asked them to uniquely raise purposed children.
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  8. Starry-Eyed

    Starry-Eyed

    Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood

    Author: Mandy Arioto
    Narrator: Mandy Arioto
    Runtime: 4.92 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Being a mom is all of it: light and dark, highs and lows, fever pitch frustration and all-consuming love. By now, you already know that with great love comes great joy . . . and great pain. It can be crazy-making! But it doesn’t have to be. In Starry-Eyed, MOPS CEO Mandy Arioto reveals how the brightest and darkest moments of motherhood alike can become a sacred—and sanity-saving— opportunity to encounter God. There is a way to flourish in the midst of it all, and it starts with embracing the light anddarkness in life with expectation and awe. Heartening, enchanting, and always unflinchingly honest, Starry-Eyed will show you how to find the unexpected grace in your life as a woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. Consider this your heart-to-heart sit-down with a woman who’s been there, and can help you find fresh eyes to see how beauty and pain can mingle with purpose.
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  9. How to Connect with Your Troubled Adult Children

    How to Connect with Your Troubled Adult Children

    Effective Strategies for Families in Pain

    Narrator: Erin Bennett
    Runtime: 8.42 hrs. - Unabridged

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    What to Do When Parenting Gets Painfully Complicated Are your adult child's mental, emotional, and physical health issues driving you to despair? Are you tempted to bail your son or daughter out of yet another impossible circumstance? When your child has reached (or long since passed) the point of independence, it's difficult to know what your "help" as a parent should look like. Following her bestselling book Setting Boundaries®with Your Adult Children, Allison Bottke offers an in-depth guide to help you connect with your adult child, and to build your confidence, knowledge, and hope as your child walks through challenging situations such as... drug addiction mental and emotional disabilities military trauma and PTSD personality disorders financial trouble depression and bipolar divorce incarceration ...and so much more Take a step back and let this book help you develop effective strategies to truly help your adult child—without sacrificing your sanity.
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  10. Let's Talk

    Let's Talk

    Conversation Starters for Dads and Daughters

    Narrator: Nan McNamara
    Runtime: 6.5 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Many great father-daughter books highlight the benefits of being an engaged father, cite statistics about the impact fathers have on a daughter's life, and give practical advice about how to foster such relationships. But once the stage has been set, many dads don't know what to say or how to approach conversations with their daughters. Using her decades of experience in counseling young women and coaching fathers, Michelle Watson has created a step-by-step template for having conversations that build a stronger bond through laughter, vulnerability, honesty, and self-disclosure. Let's Talk is filled with dozens of scripted questions that walk fathers through the levels of creating a heart-to-heart connection with their daughters by communicating the right way. Through this accessible guide, dads will learn how to listen and build trust as they move from get-to-know-you chats to deep discussions that dive into their daughters' struggles, hurts, and hopes.
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  11. Safe House

    Safe House

    How Emotional Safety Is the Key to Raising Kids Who Live, Love, and Lead Well

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    Parenting isn't rocket science, it's just brain surgery. And Dr. Joshua Straub has good news for you: You can do it! You don’t need to do all the “right” things as a parent. Both science and the Bible show us that the most important thing we can provide for our kids is a place of emotional safety. In other words, the posturefrom which we parent matters infinitely more than the techniques of parenting. Emotional safety—more than any other factor—is scientifically linked to raising kids who live, love, and lead well. Learn how to use emotional safety as a foundation from which you parent—and make a cultural impact that could change the world! In Safe House, Dr. Straub draws from his extensive research and personal experience to help you: - Foster healthy identity and social development in children of any age - Win the war without getting overwhelmed in the daily battles - Discipline in a way that builds relationship - Understand how the culture is affecting your child and what you can do about it - Cultivate responsible, self-regulating behavior in your kids - Establish an unshakeable sense of faith, morality, and values in your home - Feel more confident and peaceful as a parent - Find a greater perspective on parenting than what you might see on a daily basis
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  12. Men Who Love Fierce Women

    Men Who Love Fierce Women

    The Power of Servant Leadership in Your Marriage

    Narrator: Al Kessel
    Runtime: 7.32 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    Voted the #1 Focus on the Family program for 2015, Kimberly and LeRoy Wagner’s interview onFierce Women evoked an incredible response. Requests poured in for a companion book geared directly to men, one that would help men who struggle with loving and leading a strong wife. Men Who Love Fierce Women is that book. Paralleling the content and chapters of Fierce Women, but featuring LeRoy’s perspective and Kim’s insider insights, it equips men to better understand, love, and relate to their strong wife. Each chapter closes with a study section of diagnostic questions and Scripture to apply the content practically and personally. “Five years into ‘wedded bliss,’ I confessed to Kim that I no longer loved her,” writes LeRoy. “We were stuck in a destructive relationship pattern that we now refer to as the ‘fierce woman/fearful man’ cycle, and I had lost all hope for a peaceful marriage. We’ve discovered that this is a common relationship dynamic, and we want to encourage and equip husbands and show them a promising way forward.” Men Who Love Fierce Women is flexibly designed to stand alone, pair with Fierce Women, or facilitate for a group study.
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  13. 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid

    12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid

    Leading Your Kids to Succeed in Life

    Author: Tim Elmore
    Narrator: Kirby Heyborne
    Runtime: 8.20 Hrs. - Unabridged

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    You’re deeply committed to helping your kids succeed. But you’re concerned―why are so many graduates unprepared to enter the workforce and face life on their own? You’re doing your best to raise healthy children, but sometimes you wonder, am I really helping them? Tim Elmore shows you how to avoid twelve critical mistakes parents unintentionally make. He outlines practical and effective parenting skills so you won’t fall into common traps, such as… making happiness a goal instead of a by-product not letting kids struggle or fight for what they believe not letting them fail or suffer consequences lying about kids’ potential―and not exploring their true potential giving them what they should earn Find out why thousands of organizations have sought out Tim Elmore to help them develop young leaders―and how you can improve your parenting skills and help your kids soar.
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  14. Growing With

    Growing With

    Every Parent's Guide to Helping Teenagers and Young Adults Thrive in Their Faith, Family, and Future

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    "Parenting that changes your kids and changes you.Many parents of a teenager or young adult feel as though they're guessing about what to do next--with mixed results. We want to stay connected with our maturing child, but we're not sure how. And deep down, we fear our child doesn't want or need us. But growing up doesn't have to mean growing apart. Based on brand-new research and interviews with remarkable families, Growing With equips parents to take steps toward their teenagers and young adults in a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform them all. By highlighting three groundbreaking family strategies, authors Kara Powell and Steven Argue show parents that it's never too early or too late to - accept the child you have, not the child you wish you had  - work toward solutions rather than only identifying problems - develop empathy that nudges rather than judges - fight for your child, not against them - connect your children with a faith and church big enough to handle their doubts and struggles - dive into tough discussions about dating, career, and finances - and unleash your child's passions and talents to change our world For any parent who longs for their kids to keep their roots even as they spread their wings, Growing Withoffers practical help and hope for the days--and years--ahead."
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  15. Letters to My Daughters

    Letters to My Daughters

    The Art of Being a Wife

    Narrator: Nan McNamara
    Runtime: 6.70 Hrs - Unabridged

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    Barbara Rainey Offers Sage Advice on the Art of Being a Wife Radio personality and bestselling author Barbara Rainey knows firsthand the challenges newly married couples face. Dismayed by Hollywood depictions of marriage and the seemingly easy solution of divorce, she sees a desperate need for a voice of experience, a mentor who has been there and understands--and can encourage, coach, and care. As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara wanted to share with them, and now you, some of the lessons learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from years of ministry to couples. In these heartfelt, insightful letters, she answers the tough questions and addresses the realities of marriage. Through personal stories--including her own mistakes--and practical advice, Barbara provides the tools and direction to help you become a godly wife and determine your part in achieving a better marriage.
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