Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 28. Living with Endometriosis | Lena Scamman

Dear sister in Christ, Lena Scamman, joins Steph to talk about the Lord’s faithfulness to her, even as she daily lives the story of pain and suffering from endometriosis.

A Moment for the Family: Digital Connections

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss digital connections. Is there a limit to the amount of screen time we should allow for our children? Also, at what age should we begin instructing children about the proper and respectable use of technology?

A Moment for the Family: Engaging with Reading

Dr. Mary Manz Simon discusses with Gary Duncan the importance of reading to young children. She also talks about how biblical stories should be a large part of the reading material read to children. Hear tips on how to help keep kids engaged in a lifetime of reading. 

A Moment for the Family: Increasing Outdoor Activity

With kids spending lots of screen time during the pandemic and over the winter it is time to get them out of the house for summer. Would your kids and grandkids benefit from outdoor activities like a summer job, sporting, team play and even summer education activities? Gary Duncan talks with Dr. Mary Manz Simon about this and more.

A Moment for the Family: Modeling Respect

Gary Duncan discusses with Dr. Mary Manz Simon about respect. What is it really? In this podcast we talk about how we should treat each other and how to model and teach respect to our children.

A Moment for the Family: Discussing Difficult Situations

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan address talking with children about difficult situations. What is transforming the ways we approach our children with difficult subjects and world events?

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 26. Surely He Has Borne Our Griefs | Deaconess Pamela Boehle-Silva, R.N.

Deaconess Pamela shares a faithful and honest story of her mother’s dementia diagnosis and the grief she experienced both before and after her mother’s death.

A Moment for the Family: Parenting Styles

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the variety of parenting styles and how they influence our children. What influences our parenting styles? Is it nature, such as genetics, or nurture?

A Moment for the Family: Quantifying Screen Time

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the various devices with screens—from phones, tablets, TV, gaming systems and computers. How much screen time is too much?