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5 Unfair Expectations on Your Wife

When our expectations for our wives become unreasonable, we are really setting our marriages up to falter and perhaps even fail. Here are some unfair expectations husbands should avoid. First, that she always needs you to fix it. Just because Susan tells me about a challenge doesn’t mean she wants me to fix it. She usually knows how to fix something and just wants me to listen to her. Second, you should not just...
Sep 10, 2018 / Husbands

10 Things to Do for Your Wife Every Year

We all want our marriages to get even better. But improvement only comes when we are intentional with our words and actions with our spouse. To become more intentional, here’s a simple checklist of things to do for your wife each year.  First, take a trip alone with her.  Spending time together away from the world is the perfect way to reconnect.  Second, make a big deal about her birthday.  Instead of just...
Sep 07, 2018 / Dating Your Spouse

10 Essentials for the Successful Dad

If you’re a father, being a dad is your most important job. And in that job, it’s important to have a job description that spells out what is required of you. So, here are some essentials to being a successful dad. First, spend quantity time with your kids. How you spend your time is a reflection of what’s important to you. You value your kids by being with them, making memories that will last a lifetime.  Second,...
Sep 06, 2018 / Fatherhood

Back to the Basics of Parenting

In the movie, Mom’s Night Out, it shows us how we can get so caught up in the do’s and don’ts of parenting, that we forget what it means to simply love our kids well.  So if you’re ready to get back to the basics, let me start by asking you a question... When was the last time you sat on the floor and played with your child?  At its core, parenting well means getting on your child’s level—whether it’s painting...
Sep 05, 2018 / General

Attitude: Is it Killing Your Marriage?

Recently, I said something to my wife that I thought was harmless…I don’t even remember what it was. I was surprised when she didn’t respond favorably. I asked her what I said wrong. She said “It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it.” She couldn’t have been more correct.  How we say things are so important. When communicating with your spouse, remember your tone. Is it soft or harsh? Second, remember your...
Sep 04, 2018 / General

5 Unfair Expectations on Your Husband

When our expectations for our spouse become unreasonable, we are really setting our marriages up to falter and maybe even fail. Here are some unfair expectations wives should avoid. First, that he will always “Get You.” My wife, Susan, sometimes says…“You just don’t get me.” And she’s right. As a man, I don’t think like Susan and don’t always understand how she’s feeling even when I try. The second unfair...
Sep 03, 2018 / Wives

Teen Friends: 4 Things Every Parent Must Know

Giving teens room to grow while guarding them is a balancing act. But there are some things you simply must know about your teen’s friends. First, get to know them. Learn more about their friends by having them over to your house. You'll learn a lot through casual conversation. Second, get to know their parents. Introduce yourself to them and try to discern whether they have the same parenting mind-set.  Third,...
Aug 31, 2018 / Life Stage: Pre-Teens and Teenagers

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