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Same-Sex Attraction: An Interview With An Unlikely Convert Dr Rosaria Butterfield

In this interview with Dr. Rosaria Butterfield, Chuck and Sharon Betters ask these and many more questions about a topic that has numerous families struggling to understand. Dr. Butterfield is uniquely qualified to provide guidance and wisdom to those who are desperate for help and hope as they are challenged by life choices that are foreign and even scary. Listeners will be encouraged and better equipped to walk this pathway as well as come alongside of others who are struggling with same sex attraction.

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Same-Sex Attraction: A Woman’s Perspective

Our western culture encourages us to embrace and encourage same sex attraction as normal, appropriate and just as “right” as any other sexual relationship. But is it? In this transparent interview, Sharon Betters talks with Donna and her counselor, Ellen Dykas about Donna’s struggles with same sex attraction.

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Same-Sex Attraction: A Man's Perspective

In this transparent and sometimes emotional interview, Dr. Chuck F. Betters talks with three men and their counselor about their struggles with same sex attraction. No question was off limits and listeners will hear these men address such issues as how people who loved them treated them even though they disagreed with their life choices; how their churches responded; and ways they were hurt by people who claimed to be Christians.

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Living with Hope and Terminal Cancer

In this transparent interview, Mike and Sherry share their story of help and hope, as they describe the impact of cancer on their children and marriage, the reaction of friends, and the practical implications of such a diagnosis. They also share practical suggestions for those just starting this cancer journey. Their story will not only encourage the cancer fighters, but will help equip those who love them to help find the right medical care and face the challenges of each day.

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Bethany Hamilton: Help and Hope for Teens

Bethany Hamilton, the Soul Surfer, lost her left arm to a 14-foot tiger shark when she was 13 years-old, which seemed to end her career as a rising surf start. One month after the attack, Bethany returned to the water and within 2 years had won her first National title. In this interview, Bethany speaks directly to young girls about facing your fears, overcoming challenges and focusing on faith.

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Law Enforcement - The Families Behind the Badge

The headlines scream the stunning news far too often: Officer killed in the line of duty. What happens to the families of these brave men and women? Why would God let this happen? What about law enforcement families who lose their loved one in an off-duty death? We are confident this transparent and practical interview will not only encourage law enforcement families but will help those who love them better understand their grief journey.

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Darryl and Tracy Strawberry: Reclaiming Greatness Over Addiction

Baseball great Darryl Strawberry readily acknowledges that people often think two things when they hear his name: Darryl was a great ball player, and Darryl lost it all to drugs. In this interview, Darryl and his wife Tracy share their story of drug addiction and how they found a pathway to restoration and wholeness. Their transparent responses to hard questions will challenge listeners to examine their own lives.

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Heroin Addiction: There is Hope

It’s an epidemic that knows no cultural, age, race, or financial boundaries. Why does an addict continue to use heroin when they know it’s destroying their life? Why is it so hard to break the chains of addiction? Is relapse a normal part of an addict’s journey? We ask these questions and more. It’s our desire that those who hear this interview will know there is hope in the darkest corners of addiction.

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Chronic Illness: Stories From Young Adults

Instead of enjoying the freedom that comes with young adulthood, there is a whole population that struggles to reconcile their physical limitations with everyday life. Three young adults share their own stories of dealing with delayed life plans, limited social lives, and the search for friends who “get” their physical disabilities. Tim, Stephanie and Stephen give us a glimpse into the ongoing battles to find purpose and joy as they live each day with chronic illnesses.

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Chronic Illness: Living With Purpose

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects. The term chronic is usually applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. These interviews with women with chronic illnesses are able to give thanks to God everyday even when their pain becomes too much to bear.

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Stillbirth: From Empty Arms to Hope and Healing

Days away from the joy of holding their first child, Bill and Michelle feel their world crumbling as the doctor’s words settle in to their souls, “There is no heartbeat.” Justin and Carrie look forward to welcoming their second child into their home when their doctor gives them the same horrific news.  Two couples, two responses to loss that seems almost impossible to bear.

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Vietnam: We Remember

Total American Lives Lost in Vietnam: 58,253. As of 1973 Missing In Action and Prisoners of War: 2, 646. As of 2010 – 1,698 MIA/POW are still unaccounted for. The average infantry saw 240 days of combat in one year. The average age of a G.I. in ‘Nam was 19 years. Each one represents a man or woman and their families who have lived with the consequences of unresolved stress and anguish over the excruciating sacrifice our country made for a war America did not win.

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

This resource addresses and honors the ultimate sacrifice made by brave men and women on behalf of our nation, for us! Dr. Chuck Betters and his wife, Sharon, interview Richelle Hecker who lost her husband and Burt and Donna Kephart who lost their son when each made the ultimate sacrifice, leaving behind beloved casualties of the war in Iraq. These interviews tackle the most provocative challenges of losing a loved one in battle and will profoundly impact you as you experience their “walk through the grief and pain.”

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Adultery: Forgiveness and Redemption

Adultery. Infidelity. Betrayal. No one wants to hear those words or experience such devastation. Some who have felt its power say it is the worst pain one human being can inflict on another, because it is the epitome of rejection by someone who should unconditionally love you. In this interview, you will hear a betrayed wife, whose husband did not repent of his sin, share her pathway to forgiveness and redemption.

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