A Moment for the Family: Raising Healthy, Godly Children

There are several effective ways to raise your children. Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss raising children, their milestones, and our judgement calls while raising them. Hear on this program some helpful tips for raising healthy and Godly children. 

A Moment for the Family: Age Appropriate Reading Material

Dr. Mary Manz Simon talks with Gary Duncan about graphic novels. What is a graphic novel? Is is it helpful reading source for school children? On this program you will hear about graphic novels and our conversation will turn to other reading material being banned from school reading lists. 

A Moment for the Family: Parent Dropouts

Parent Dropouts. What is that all about? Listen to Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the shortage of parent volunteers. How can we help our schools by volunteering and encouraging other parents to be more engaged with helping with school programs, events, etc.

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 37. One Body, Many Parts – Disabilities and the Body of Christ | Rev. Kevin Loughran & Penny Loughran

Join Steph and Tiffany, along with father-daughter duo, Pastor Kevin Loughran and Penny Loughran, as they talk about what it means for the church to care for all people, regardless of their range of abilities.

A Moment for the Family: Psychological Safety

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon talk about psychological safety. How do we help our children to feel safe in an uncertain world. Listen to this program and hear some terrific tips on helping our kids with situational awareness and hear how God comforts us.

A Moment for the Family: Recovering Math Education Following the Pandemic Challenges

Falling math scores have been attributed to challenges of education during the pandemic. Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan talk about ways to teach math to younger children and toddlers. What is “math play”? Listen and learn. 

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 36. Baptism and Birth – Childbirth as a Reflection of Baptism | Dr. Deb Grime

Dr. Deb Grime, a beloved and respected OB/GYN, joins Steph to talk about childbirth, baptism, and the theological connections between the two.

A Moment for the Family: Stewards of the Plant

Gary Duncan and Dr. Mary Manz Simon talk about ways to be good stewards of the planet. Mary shares some terrific tips including buying bulk products without packaging.

A Moment for the Family: An Answer to the Self-Worth Struggle

Dr. Mary Manz Simon and Gary Duncan discuss the new school year and students’ feelings of self-worth. The discussion turns to how we can find our worth in God’s love for us as revealed in the Scriptures. 

Friends For Life — LCMS Life Ministry: 35. An International Look at Life Issues: Conversations with a Missionary | Jamielynn Tinkey Flores, RN

Jamielynn Tinkey Flores joins Steph and Tiffany to talk about life ministry on an international level and the need for the Church to offer a voice for life in all nations.