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Finding Belonging in a World of Alienation

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Release Date: 08/24/2021

Addressing the Hole in Your Heart: Sex, Intimacy, and Relationships show art Addressing the Hole in Your Heart: Sex, Intimacy, and Relationships

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

How are you attempting to fill the empty places in your heart? If it's with sex, how's that working for you? And when it hasn't gone well, how do you find grace for your messy story? On this episode Dr. Carol talks with Matt and Laurie Krieg. Matt's a licensed therapist. Laurie is president of Impossible Ministries. Together they help people deal with issues around sexuality and marriage, including LGBTQ+ issues, in God-honoring ways. Here they share how they are living out grace in their own messy stories, and what it's been like to help other people do the same. Find Laurie Krieg on...

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10 Questions Christians Most Ask About Sex show art 10 Questions Christians Most Ask About Sex

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Christians have questions about sex! But where do you go for the answers? Some questions have factual answers, but more often the questions have to do with deeper matters of the heart. In this challenging episode Dr. Carol responds to 10 questions YOU have asked, about all kinds of things - married sex, sexless marriages, single and sexual, porn, masturbation, different sexual practices, STDs, sex ed, and more. Yup, we're "going there!" And you'll want to find out more about Dr. Carol's new book . If you're listening to this when it first airs, mark your calendar for TONIGHT,...

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How to Have the Intimacy You Always Wanted in Your Marriage show art How to Have the Intimacy You Always Wanted in Your Marriage

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

The illusion that intimacy in marriage just "happens" may not even last as long as the wedding cake. Maybe the intimate connection between you was good but became broken, or maybe you've never had that strong of a connection. What are the practical steps for those who want more from their relationship to actually build true intimacy that lasts? Matthew and Joanna Raabsmith had to wrestle with that question in their own marriage. On this episode they talk with Dr. Carol about not only their story, but the practical framework they've developed to help couples at every stage of their...

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A Christian Lawyer Addresses Sexual Abuse by Church Leaders show art A Christian Lawyer Addresses Sexual Abuse by Church Leaders

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Tragically there are too many times when a spiritual leader uses their spiritual authority to perpetrate sexual harm and abuse on individuals under their care. The harm such victims experience is deep and long-lasting. And when these individuals seek help, the church's response has too often only added to their pain. In this sobering but enlightening episode Dr. Carol talks with Christian lawyer Boz Tchividjian about clergy sexual abuse in the Protestant church - a cause he has devoted a good share of his career to. Boz has worked for decades on behalf of those who have experienced sexual...

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Empowering the Next Generation: A Conversation on Leadership and Creativity show art Empowering the Next Generation: A Conversation on Leadership and Creativity

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Young people today are growing up in a very different world than adults did even a decade or two ago. For parents, teachers, pastors, and others who care about kids, it feels challenging to connect with them and help them become who they were created to be. Giving them facts doesn't nurture the creativity or leadership they need to develop. But what does? Dr. Tim Elmore, author, speaker, and founder of the Growing Leaders organization, joins Dr. Carol on this episode to talk about how adults can nurture kids to become creative and develop leadership in the way God has gifted them. Stories of...

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Boundaries for Christians:  How to Guard Your Heart and Love Wisely show art Boundaries for Christians: How to Guard Your Heart and Love Wisely

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Do you find yourself struggling with people pleasing, unhealthy relationships, avoiding conflict, or trouble setting boundaries? Have you lost yourself along the way of trying to love those closest to you? Perhaps you're suffering and struggle to understand why. On this episode Dr. Carol talks with Courtney Burg about the family-of-origin dynamics that may set you up for codependency and ongoing dysfunction. And then you'll hear how to overcome your fear of setting boundaries, and what that looks like for a follower of Jesus. You can learn to love in ways that are wise and life-giving. ...

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How to Help Your Children Adopt Positive Attitudes, Act Righteously, and Develop Healthy Habits show art How to Help Your Children Adopt Positive Attitudes, Act Righteously, and Develop Healthy Habits

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

Does trying to get your children to obey leave you frustrated and upset? And does it seem that if you clamp down harder, your kids only resist more? What if there were a way to help your kids want to "be good," know how to do that, and actually demonstrate a healthy godly character even when you're not watching? Dr. Kathy Koch from Celebrate Kids joins Dr. Carol on this episode to help you learn how to Parent Differently. She offers practical, relatable, and spiritually-related insights and strategies that focus on guiding and growing your kids so they develop character from the inside out to...

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The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 12 show art The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 12

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

It's the twelfth day of Christmas.  We're celebrating Christmastide - 12 days of brief Scriptures and thoughts to let the message of Christmas nourish our heart and impact our lives.  Your internal picture of God matters. That's perhaps the most important thing for 2024.  The verse for today: "For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace. For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s side, he has made him known."    John 1:16-18

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The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 11 show art The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 11

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

It's the eleventh day of Christmas.  We're celebrating Christmastide - 12 days of brief Scriptures and thoughts to let the message of Christmas nourish our heart and impact our lives.  What do YOU want for this year? Addressing our deepest desires matters - to your wellbeing, and to God. The verse for today: "The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you...

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The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 10 show art The 12 Days of Christmas - Day 10

Relationship Prescriptions with Dr. Carol

It's the tenth day of Christmas.  We're celebrating Christmastide - 12 days of brief Scriptures and thoughts to let the message of Christmas nourish our heart and impact our lives.  What do you think God's goal for you is, for 2024? I think it's primarily for you to be WITH Him! The verse for today: "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he...

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Do you feel like you don't belong? That was the experience of today's guest, author and speaker Gregory Cole. 

God created human beings to live in close fellowship with Him and with others. But so often we feel like we are strangers to God or don't belong where we find ourselves in our world. A sense of alienation can set in. If you're looking for answers, you don't want to miss this episode.
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