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Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

Release Date: 06/01/2023

Finding Hope and Joy in Times of Uncertainty show art Finding Hope and Joy in Times of Uncertainty

Heart of the Matter Radio Podcast

Welcome to another episode of Heart of the Matter Radio/Podcast.  Today we have the pleasure of hosting , author of the devotional book, Fresh Hope for Today.  With everything happening in the world today, it's easy to lose hope and feel overwhelmed. That's why we are diving into the topic of mental health for the next few weeks. Grace's book filled with touching and beautiful reflections reminds us our hope lies in Christ. Join us as we discuss the power of prayer, finding hope in little moments, and how God's love can bring us joy and encouragement. Stay tuned for an unlifting...

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Parenting Ahead: Build a Strong Foundation for the Teen Years show art Parenting Ahead: Build a Strong Foundation for the Teen Years

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Welcome! In today's episode, we have a special guest joining us, , to discuss her book, Parenting Ahead. Parenting is a lifelong journey, and it's crucial to start planning for the teen years and beyond. Kristen shares insightful tips on proactive parenting, measuring success, and how parents can mature as individuals. We delve into the differences between proactive and reactive parenting styles, as  well as the influence idols have on our parenting decisions. Join us as we explore the challenges and joys of parenting and gain valuable insights from Kristen's wisdom and...

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Constitution Day Special: Unpacking our Constitution show art Constitution Day Special: Unpacking our Constitution

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Welcome to another exciting episode of Heart of the Matter Radio. We delve into the fascinating topic of the Constitution just in time to celebrate its signing which occurred on Sept 17, 1787. Laura Key joined Cynthia today. She is doctoral student at Liberty University and a teacher at Colorado Christian. Together they explore the significance of the Consitution, its evolution from the Articless of Confederation, and its relationship to a democracy and a republic. Join us as we travel through history and unravel the connections between our country and its British roots. Get ready for an...

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Unlocking the Power of Hospitality: A Deep Dive into Creating Meaningful Connections show art Unlocking the Power of Hospitality: A Deep Dive into Creating Meaningful Connections

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Hey everyone! I just finished an amazing podcast with DeAnna Kane on the power of hospitality. We talked about how hospitality is not just fancy decor or big events. It is about genuine connections and creativity. DeAnna and her business partner started an online magazine called where they share tips on having the best parties and events. The even introduced the idea of "fast food hospitality" which is a quick and easy way to stay connected in our fast paced world. So if you're looking to create meaningful connections and celebrate women, you have got to check out their . Remember:...

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Hope for a Disabled Child show art Hope for a Disabled Child

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We all want a bright future for our children, and it's tough when we learn a child is less than perfect. What can a parent do? had a beautiful baby girl who had Down's Syndrome. She was heartbroken. However, she grew closer to God and learned to educate her daughter. Annie's book, From Ignorance to Bliss, unfolds her secrets to success. 

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What if Your Child Questions Christianity? show art What if Your Child Questions Christianity?

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I can recall questioning the existance of Santa Claus. How could he visit every household in just one night? How did he get inside my house since we had no fireplace? Did he really know everything I had done? Your children will question what you have taught them about God.  As Francis Schaeffer pointed out, Christianity can handle their questions.  Mike McGarry just published Discover: Questioning Your Way to Faith.  He joined me this week, and we discussed common issues kids wonder about.

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Discover Ways to Keep a Strong Marriage Despite Unexpected Grief show art Discover Ways to Keep a Strong Marriage Despite Unexpected Grief

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Traditional marriage vows say '...till death do us part...', and that's God's ideal. However, when trouble or grief attacks, what can you do? fell in love and married. They wanted to have a ministry together. However, their son became very sick and then  they had a daughter with a severe illness. They almost lost their marriage. However, they overcame. Todd and Kristin shared ways they learned to still enjoy each other and work together as a team. And they are doing ministry together to people who struggle with disabled children. They would love to help you!

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Marriage Week 2: Make the Romance Last show art Marriage Week 2: Make the Romance Last

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Last week we started on the topic of marriage to honor my parent's relationship. They married 71 years ago on August 24th. This is week 2. Of course, we were 'in love' when we married, but how can we make romance laslt? My guests this week were .  I recorded them several years ago, but their message is still resonates. They experienced tough times early in their relationship, and they worried they might not make it.  Both share how the Lord helped them break through. Now they offer marriage coaching and so much more.

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Marriage Week 1: Keep Romance Alive show art Marriage Week 1: Keep Romance Alive

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August is a special month. Mom and Dad married on August 24th. This year they would have been married 71 years.  In their memory, I am going to highlight keeping love in marriage for several weeks.  Mom died a couple months shy of their 56th wedding anniversary. Later, I found a box in the bottom of her cedar chest. She had wrapped up her wedding suit and her night gown in tissue papeer for protection.  Obviously, she treasured that memory, just like she treasured my father and his love. I share some of their history this week.

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Protect Your Kids from Porn show art Protect Your Kids from Porn

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When I was a little girl, I found a magazine in our yard with inappropriate pictures, and the photos upset me.  Today children can find pornography much more easily when they are on the internet or phone. was my guest this week. She said we need to give our children a plan in case they do come across offensive pictures. In addition, she suggested teaching them how to put aside the photos they might have seen, replacing them with pleasant images. You'll find lots of useful information on her website too.

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We all long for a rich relationship with our family, however, we have to compete with technology. Movies, social media and chat rooms can steal your family's time.

There's hope!

My guest this week was author and coach Linda Goldfarb. She offered new and exciting ideas for interacing with your children. Make some memories you'll treasure!