Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 14. Race Relations & the Gospel | Rev. Roosevelt Gray

Join Steph and Pastor Roosevelt Gray as they talk about race relations in light of the Gospel.

A Moment for the Family: Benefits of Recess and Play

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon talk about the importance of recess for school kids. Play supports mental health and helps kids focus when they return to the classroom. Listen to hear more about the benefits of playing.

A Moment for the Family: Ed Tech

In this episode Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss Ed Tech. What’s That? Listen and discover how technology continues to be used as we work and learn in a pandemic society. 

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 13. Grieving Suicide | Rev. Peter Preus

Join us this episode as Pastor Peter Preus offers Gospel comfort for those grieving in the wake of a suicide.

A Moment for the Family: Healthy Habits

How did eating and beverage drinking habits of children change during the pandemic lock down and remote learning? Are schools adapting now that students are back to in person learning? Listen to Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan on this episode to find out.

A Moment for the Family: Expecting Normalcy

Research released in just the past few days shows that parents expect a shift toward normalcy soon.  However, right now, they have high levels of anxiety about their children returning to in-person learning. Listen to Gary and Dr. Mary Manz Simon discuss ways to help our kids and us feel supported and safe.  We must be alert to mental health needs.  

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 12. Empowered for Life | Anna Young

Listen in as our youngest guest yet, college freshman Anna Young, shares how she speaks up for life while juggling schoolwork and extracurriculars.

A Moment for the Family: Prayers for Parents

Fears during the pandemic have made many of us wonder if we were doing a good enough job because there are so many things out of our control. Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss this and focus on prayer for protecting our children.

A Moment for the Family: Back to School Anxiety and Hope

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the anxiety that kids are feeling as they continue to return to the classroom this school year.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 11. FLAME on Vocation | FLAME

 Listen in as Grammy® nominated artist FLAME talks about the Lutheran doctrine of vocation and the freedom that it brings in serving our neighbors creatively.