“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken adults” is a quote by Frederick Douglass and the topic of this episode. Dr. Sharon R Bonds, and Marriage & Family Therapist, Carter Drew, helps us identify if we have a toxic style of parenting. They also provide ideas on steps parents can take to become less toxic.
Franklyn Malone, Founder & CEO of the 100 Fathers, Inc.; David W. Smith Sr., Co-founder of the Children’s Rights Fund; Carter Drew, Leadership & Manhood Development, Carter & Reynolds Group; and David Grogan, Shared Custody & Political Activist, talk about the great work they are doing in their communities to improve the father-child relationship.
During this episode, we discuss the social ills of a father-absenteeism, the seven things every father should tell his daughter, the importance of shared custody, what makes a good father, a mother’s ability to raise a boy to become a man, and more.
With the rise of religiously unaffiliated Americans, the number of atheists and agnostics has practically doubled since 2007. According to a 2014 Pew Religious Landscape Study, 3.1% of American adults say they are atheists. This number is up from 1.6% from 2007. In addition, 4% of American adults say they are agnostics, which is up from 2.4% in 2007.
So with this rise in not only religiously unaffiliated Americans, but also a more vocal group, Michael Lehmann shares how to have a graceful communications when encountering atheists and agnostics.
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Dr. Nina Brown, author of “Dead-End Lovers: How to Avoid Them and Find True Intimacy” helps us understand why we keep picking unsuitable lovers. Dr. Brown calls them “Dead-End Lovers.” We will learn how to spot them early, how to avoid them, and the psychological needs we have that attracts us to them.
Dr. presents five personal psychological lures and attractions we possess, such as;
- Being a Saver
- Searching for Excitement
- Craving Attention and Admiration
- Finding a Mirror
- Rebellion against Convention
Dr. Brown shares 7 out of 17 clear signs of unsuitability and tells us how to spot the “Five Types of Unsuitable Lovers:”
- Hurting and Needy
- Risk-Taking and Rebellious
- Charming and Manipulative
- Exotic and Different
So if your relationship is on a one-way street to nowhere OR if you find that you keep getting into relationships with unsuitable lovers; Dr. Brown provides steps you can take to move away from dead-end relationships so that you can ultimately get the loving relationship you deserve.
Coach Tony Dungy is in the 2016 Class of Pro Football Hall of Famers. He gets inducted into the Hall on August 6th. He led the Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl victory in 2007 and became the first African-American coach to hoist the Lombardi Trophy. He accomplished another first by leading his team to the playoffs for 10 consecutive years. He is one of only 3 men to win Super Bowls as both a player and head coach. He is a #1 New York Times best-selling author of Quiet Strength, Uncommon, and The Mentor Leader. He now serves as an Analyst on NBC’s Football Night in America and he is a spokesperson for “All Pro Dad.” He and his lovely wife Lauren are co-authors of several children’s books and the proud parents of ten children. And most importantly, Coach Dungy is one of God’s faithful servants, he leads and participates in several bible study groups, he is a well sought after speaker and he is currently living his passion of ministering to young men.
James Brown, also known as “J.B.”, is the host for THE NFL Today, the NFL Pre-Game Show, and co-hosts CBS Thursday Night Football. He is a Special Correspondent for CBS This Morning, CBS Evening News, and 60 Minutes. JB has hosted many shows, including the Super Bowl, Boxing, Basketball, the Olympics, and the Stanley Cup where he earned the name “Godfather of Gold.” He is a three-time Emmy winner for “Outstanding Studio Host. A graduate of Harvard University, principal of Brown Technology Group, and author of “Role of a Lifetime: Reflections on Faith, Family and Significant Living. He is married to his lovely wife Dorothy and he’s a grandfather and the proud father of one daughter, Katrina. Like Coach Dungy, JB is also one of God’s faithful servants. He is an ordained minister and gives of his time to youth and multiple charities.
Pastor Jeffery Johnson is a husband and father of three children; a son and two daughters, one of his daughters, is actually his niece but he and his wife raised her as their daughter. Pastor Johnson who was also raised by a father who was a pastor, talks about raising children from a pastoral perspective.
Darryl Washington is a husband of four children; two daughters and two sons. He and his wife focused on raising children to care for their body, healthy thoughts, and the love for God.
David Grogan is a single dad with shared custody of his daughter with final decision-making authority. Dave talks about the special care required to raise a daughter with high self-esteem and some of the challenges of shared custody.
According to Stephan, “the biggest reason that men wish they could turn back the hands of time is LACK OF SEX” and if this sounds like your marriage, Stephan shares some great ideas about how you can turn things around and re-ignite the fire in your relationship.
Statistics indicate that approximately 15-20% of couples are in sexless marriages and another 20% are engaging in sexual intimacy a few times monthly or annually.
So, Stephan wrote this book to bring an end to the battle of the sexes and to break down the communication barriers between men and women to increase realness and reduce the fear to love. He is a man on a mission to help men and women experience more successful and authentic relationships.
During the first half of the show, Morgan McCane and her parents talk about an organization that Morgan founded at the age of 15. Morgan started Girls Against Boys Sagging (GABS) when she told her mom that she was tired of seeing boys walking around with their “dirty” underwear showing. When Morgan’s mom challenged her to do something about it, Morgan did just that. Thus was born GABS, a movement against boys sagging, whose message is that women can change men’s minds the most, so women need to ask their men to #pullemup!
During the second half hour, Judge Eric Nyce, David Grogan, Ervin Reid, and Dennis Borie talk about the early voting process, how to sift through the rhetoric, the electoral process, and of course “The Donald.”
Patricia Terrell, Host of Make the Change Radio Show has been an entrepreneur for 21 years and has transformed herself over the years. In this episode, Patricia talks about the most important things you should know before launching your new business. Michelle Younger chimes in to talk about the importance of hiring someone to handle your human resources.
Over the years, Patricia has re-invented herself and she talks about the importance of stepping out of your comfort zone to fulfill your purpose in life and Dora Carpenter chimes in to talk about feeling the fear, but doing it anyway and her Feel the Fear workshops.
Patricia is a bit old school when it comes to dating and shares some tips about how men should ask a lady out on a date. She even gives them an example of what to say.
Patricia concludes the show with “PatsPeeves,” where she talks about how people can help change our daily commutes for the positive if the slow drivers would stop driving slow in the fast lane and kindly pull over to allow the faster drivers to get by. Donald Whitt chimed in to talk about how and why he sometimes refuses to move over from the fast lane if the driver behind him is signaling for him to move over. You have to listen to the show to hear why Donald does this.
In this episode, Stephan shares specific reasons that are hindering women from receiving the love and man she deserves and what she can do to turn things around.
Stephan talks about how to navigate through the dating process if you have chosen celibacy or to abstain from sexual intercourse.
Stephan also talks about how the Bible verse “He who findeth a wife finds a good thing,” is misinterpreted and how this misinterpretation is getting in the way of women finding the man that is right for her.
If you are discouraged with relationships and skeptical of trusting men due to too many previous disappointments, then you will want to listen to this episode to restore your hope that once again, love is possible.
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Psychologist and Author Dr. Shane Perrault, Business Mogul Charles Young, Author Robert Jackson, and Pastor Lewis Tucker reveal the secrets to dating that some men do not want women to know, such as the proper way to date, red flags and deal breakers, how the wrong guys decide how to pick you, how to know if he is really into you, why men disappear, startling statistics about men and so much more.
Dr. Duane Mangum shares eight key ingredients for blended family success. Whether you are a single mom or dad with children maneuvering through the dating scene or whether you are already in a blended family environment you will definitely benefit from Dr. Mangum’s eight key ingredients for successful blending, which are outlined in his book “Blending To Make It: Ingredients for a Successful Blended Family.”
Dr. Mangum has firsthand experience with blended families. As a child, he inherited a stepfather. At the young age of 22, he married a woman with children, but he did not have any of his own. Later the two had children of their own. After his first marriage ended in divorce, Dr. Mangum became a single father on the dating scene. Later Dr. Mangum met his current wife, who also had children and they were able to successfully blend their families based on the eight key ingredients outlined in his book “Blending To Make It: Ingredients for a Successful Blended Family.”
According to the latest statistics, blended families are on the rise, with 2,100 new blended families being formed every day in America and over 65% of Americans are touched directly by a step-family scenario.
82% of parents in blended families do not know where to seek help for the unique issues they face with blended families. 7 out of 10 Pastors or church leaders in America do not know where to turn to assistance on how to minister regarding the step-family dynamics.
So no need to try blending your family on your own, let Dr. Mangum help you learn how to blend successfully if you are dating as a single parent or he can show you how to take your existing blended family from surviving to thriving.
In his book Pastor Lewis Tucker states that “the majority of women fall into the category called “damaged goods” due to some form of physical, verbal, or sexual abuse, which leaves them emotionally wounded and mentally scarred.
Pastor Stephanie Tucker, who once considered herself to be “damaged goods” due to childhood sexual abuse, joins Pastor Lewis Tucker to share with women how they can heal and transform themselves from “damaged goods” to “precious gems.”
Dr. Shane Perrault, shares his professional advice and personal wisdom regarding the keys to having a successful love relationship. Dr. Shane talks about the following:
1. The proverbial serial killers of relationships that are highly predictive of breakups.
2. When there is a tremendous imbalance in the desire for sex and how to bring it back into balance.
3. How to manage technology and social media to avoid its negative impact on your relationship.
4. Why people enter into affairs and what can be done to “affair-proof” your relationship
5. Much more…
Pastors Lewis and Stephanie Tucker talk about the keys to a successful marriage. Pastor Lewis Tucker is the author of the book “The Two Will Become One Flesh: What Every Couple Needs to Know Before and After They Say “I Do.”
During their 12 years in ministry, officiating weddings and providing premarital and marital counseling, they discovered that the couples with the most problems in their marriage are those who have not received the requisite skills to successfully merge two lives into one.
The Tuckers have been blissfully married for almost 18 years and is passionate about helping other couples experience what they have.
Pastor Stephanie Tucker talks to wives about the true meaning of “submission” and what it looks and feels like.
This segment is filled with tons of Pastor Lewis Tucker’s marital nuggets of wisdom. Here are just a few:
- The world would be a better place if every husband treated his wife like the queen she was meant to be
- If we all focused less on our careers and more on each other. If we were more concerned about our families than our portfolios… our kids would be happier, well adjusted, and our marriages would last.
- If husbands treat their wives better emotionally, wives will treat their husbands better sexually
- If husbands never stop dating their wives, they will always have a wife and a girlfriend
It’s been said that marriage doesn’t come with a set of instructions well not any more because the Tucker’s book, The Two Will Become One Flesh: What Every Couple Needs to Know Before and After They Say ” I Do “is meant to be an instructional guide for couples who are engaged, considering marriage, or already married to equip them with the tools to be successful. It even includes an appendix with instructions on how to plan a wedding service. The book is available at amazon.com.