Caring for Aging Parents
 

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When mom or dad get older, a decline in health often means an increase in family support. Willie & Elaine discuss the blessings and challenges of caring for older parents and loved ones. Guests: Sandra Brown and Lynell Jefferson

 
Competition in Marriage
 

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Are you and your spouse in an Olympic competition more so than in a marriage? Willie and Elaine Oliver discuss rivalry in marriage and how it plays out in today’s marriages.

 
Dealing with Loneliness
 

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Military families whose loved ones are deployed for long periods of time understand what it’s like to experience loneliness. How can communities of faith stand in the gap for people who are alone? Guests: Chaplain Paul and Debra Anderson

 
Elder Care and Aging
 

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People are living longer than they did a generation ago. This can be a blessing, as we have more time with our loved ones. But it can also pose some challenges. Willie and Elaine Oliver talk with Diane Crane about caring for the elderly and preparing for our own end-of-life care.

 
Finding the Right Mate
 

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Many singles create a long list for their future mate. Yet, those line items aren’t always in line with reality. Willie and Elaine Oliver explain what you need to know before tying the knot.

 
Fostering Family Faith
 

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The Bible says to “train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov 22:6). How can parents foster faith and love for Christ when children are small? Guest: Don MacLafferty

 
Friend or Parent?
 

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What is the best way to relate to your child? Should we be strong disciplinarians or is it better to be your child's "buddy"? Willie and Elaine Oliver talk about finding the right balance between parenting and friending your child.

 
Helping Single Parents
 

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God designed that each child should have two parents. But for various reasons, there are now millions of single parent families in America today. Willie and Elaine Oliver talk with two single parents to learn about some of their unique challenges and how we can encourage and help single parents in raising successful children.

 
His Money, Her Money
 

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Some couples need a referee when it comes to money. In this edition we calculate the costs of financial conflicts in marriage and provide tips on how to resolve them. Guests: John and Janice Mathews