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Marcie English, author, speaker, wife of Christian music artist Michael English and mother to their daughter Isabella Grace, is also a Certified Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Instructor. She has just written a book that is being reviewed by publishers. Her book is based on her life, including growing up as a Pastor's daughter and her marriage to M…
 
A native of Texas, Judy Douglass is a journalist, writer, speaker and most of all, an encourager. In her years on staff with Campus Crusade, she has edited two magazines, written articles and books and spoken to groups around the globe. She currently directs Women's Resources and partners with her husband, Steve, in leading Campus Crusade for Chris…
 
Have the storms of your life clouded your vision? Are there remnants of past childhood pain that have been stowed away and carried into your future? Have you experienced deep disappointments and unimaginable loss that has assualted your mind, body and soul? Yes, 'life happens,' but Jan Coates believes we are not bound by the setbacks of life foreve…
 
Two Roads is the testimony of the author's wild and tumultuous ride through the underbelly of the drug world. It's a view into a realm that very few ever see or hear about. From a world of guns, drugs, and alcohol, his damaging choices and poor judgment culminates at a fork in the road. All of us face a crossroads at some point in our lives, and th…
 
"Week after week, they sit in church . . . alone. They are the spiritually mismatched, those who are committed to a spouse who does not share their faith. Feeling abandoned by their spouse and forgotten by their church, they live out their faith in survival mode, guarding the spiritual flame yet never feeling free to share it. But God wants them to…
 
Do you love someone whose life is out of control due to addiction? Do you keep feeling it must be "your fault?" Do you second guess everything you have done or decision you have made as you react to your prodigals' ongoing saga of events? Do you keep feeling you must have not made the "right choice" when handling a troubling situation? You are not …
 
When you love a prodigal, FEAR tempts to overwhelm us. We fear unknown outcomes, devastating circumstances, loss of life and dreams. We fear failure, judgment and abandonment by the world and God. One can only imagine the fear of those that loved Jesus felt as they witnessed the horrific crucifixion of the One they believed would be their King. Rut…
 
Having a prodigal affects families profoundly, especially if you're the sibling who didn't stray. Sue Thompson shares her own moving story of struggle, shame and hope in The Prodigal Brother, a Focus On The Family book published by WestBow Press. Recognizing how unresolved anger from the past can carry over into adulthood, Thompson offers ways to h…
 
For some parents, the story of a prodigal child is more than a story in the Bible. For them, the journey begins with sleepless nights and unanswered questions, moves through grief and shame, and grips them with guilt. In her book, Waiting for Your Prodigal: Daily Thoughts and Prayers, author Marcy Hayes shows readers that the parent of a prodigal d…
 
When you love a prodigal, the wait can be an unbearable storm. Questions arise that drive us into hopelessness: Where IS God? Why does God allow this suffering? Why doesn't He answer my prayers? Cheryl Ricker has written a beautiful book, A Friend in the Storm. It is a treasury of quotes, Scripture and poetry that leads to the lasting hope we have …
 
Parenting doesn’t stop when our children grow up, and the nest doesn’t always stay empty. Our roles change, but the sense of responsibility continues. Parenting adult children can be a complex season of life. Whether you are adjusting to an empty nest, welcoming boomerang kids back home, or learning how to navigate the changing and challenging rela…
 
An estimated 12.8 million Americans, about 6 percent of the household population aged twelve and older, use illegal drugs on a current basis (within the past thirty days). Kevin joins us from Fort Collins, Colorado where he is visiting his family after recently graduating from Teen Challenge in Winthrop, Maine. He and his wife, Angie, will be retur…
 
When you love an adult child who is breaking your heart, Christmas can be a time of great sadness. Judy Hampton, author of “Ready? Set? Go! How Parents with Prodigals can get on with their Lives” believes joy IS possible—no matter our circumstances. Join us today and get the ‘inside’ scoop as Judy offers solid advice on how to stop enabling bad beh…
 
The Holiday Season can be a time of stress for many families. Expectations are high as we prepare for the perfect Norman Rockwell family gathering. Still, when you love an adult child who is breaking your heart, finding the joy of the season seems impossible. Nancy Williams, Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach offers a variety of life ma…
 
Mary DeMuth is an author and speaker who loves to help you turn your trials to triumph. She’s written five novels dealing redemptively with abuse and neglect, three parenting books and a memoir, Thin Places. She writes so others don’t feel so alone anymore, giving words to grief that are hard to find. She’s the wife of Patrick and has three childre…
 
On September 10, 2001, Tammy Trent suffered an unthinkable loss; her husband, Trent Lenderink died in a tragic diving accident. Learning to Breathe Again: Choosing Life and Finding Hope After a Shattering Loss is Tammy's powerful testament of love and loss...and the possibility of choosing life again. Award winning singer/songwriter, Tammy Trent Be…
 
Becky Henry, President of Hope Network, Inc., became an “unwilling expert” when her daughter’s eating disorder took over the family in 2000. During those times of fear, trauma and drama, and extreme uncertainly about their daughter’s health and safety, Becky was often tempted to curl up in a ball and rock forever–but she refused to let the eating d…
 
"Why Me?--No one is exempt!" If you are a parent or grandparent who loves an adult child who is breaking your heart--you may have asked the question: WHY is this happening to me! The issue of adult children who are dealing with drug/alcohol addictions, mental health disorders, or distorted entitlement beliefs is an epidemic. It knows no boundaries-…
 
Award-winning author and international speaker Cecil (Cec) Murphey has written or co-written more than one hundred books, including the New York Times’ bestseller 90 Minutes in Heaven (with Don Piper) and Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story (with Dr. Ben Carson). His books have sold millions of copies, have been translated into more than 40 language…
 
When Susan Duke's teenage son was tragically killed, she found herself staggering through the painfully dark and unfamiliar valley of grief. As she faced the most profound challenge of her life, there were moments Susan questioned everything she'd ever believed--even her faith. Join us today as Susan candidly shares the insights she's gleaned on he…
 
Kathi Macias (www.kathimacias.com ; http://kathieasywritermacias.com ) is an “occasional radio show host” and an award-winning author of more than 30 books, including the popular Extreme Devotion series and Beyond Me: Living a You-First Life in a Me-First World from New Hope Publishers, and Valeria’s Cross from Abingdon Press. She and her husband, …
 
Bestselling author, Carol Kent has written a riveting journey of facing the impassible obstacles of life and discovering the last thing ever expected—the sweet spot of grace. Between a Rock and a Grace Place walks readers through the story of Carol Kent’s son, Jason, who had everything going for him in life, but committed a crime out of desperation…
 
Wes grew up with an admiration for music, especially the music of Steve Green, Larnelle Harris, Michael English and the iconic Gaither Vocal Band. He sang in two groups while in high school, where he traveled locally and performed concerts. Wes later attended Trevecca Nazarene University from 1996 until 1998, where he sang lead for the Trevedores, …
 
From days of singing in a dark closet to the founding of a national women’s mentoring ministry, Thelma Wells’ life has been a courageous journey of faith. From a childhood of uncertainty and abuse, Thelma learned at a very young age what it means to call on the name of Jesus. Thelma grew up to become a trailblazer for women—a wife, mother, grandmot…
 
Do you have a loved one who is IN treatment? Are you awaiting his/her return home? What CAN YOU do while your loved one is in treatment? How can you prepare yourself and your family unit to avoid re-entering the old familiar enabling behaviors and patterns that may have contributed to the collateral damage of the addiction. Treena Haase is the Prog…
 
Do you find yourself struggling to make positive change only to discover your actions betray your desire? You've decided. You're committed. You're ready. And yet, something always seems to sabotage your journey. What role does our belief system play in our well-being? Are there false-truths that bind you? Do fear and shame confound your determinati…
 
Interview with Certified Business Coach, Inspirational Speaker, Career Counselor and Go-Giver, Mark Sturgell As a SANITY participant, you have decided to step out of the chaos and crisis of your adult child's choices and into the purpose of your own life. After focusing for so (too) long-- trying to change the actions of your adult child.....you ma…
 
The 6 Steps to SANITY and 12 Weeks to Freedom Program is an empowering program that changes the lives of countless parents around the world. Today, I will interview Michael & Francene Donofrio, SANITY Alumni and SANITY Support Group Leaders extraordinaire! Tune in to discover how the 6 Steps to SANITY have impacted their lives, their home, and thei…
 
When you love an adult child who is breaking your heart, every parent (and loved one) experiences a level of grief and mourning that is often unidentified and/or ignored. Mark Hundley, writer, motivational speaker and psychotherapist with a specific expertise in the areas of grief and life transitions (death, divorce, retirement, job loss or change…
 
Jamie Inman, Marriage and Family Therapist, two time Breast Cancer survivor, Founder and CEO of Stay in Pink, shares her personal and compelling story of triumph. Jamie has survived breast cancer twice and works tirelessly to support people who have been affected by the disease by encouraging, educating, and equipping with a uniquely personal touch…
 
Interview with Creative Strategist and Educational Consultant, Sweetie Berry Theme: Discussing the vital issue: Blended Families and the 6 Steps to SANITY Step parenting can be difficult at best without the chaos and crisis of an adult child whose life is out of control. Sweetie Berry will help us navigate through this special dynamic for many, man…
 
The N in the 6 Steps to SANITY is "Nip excuses in the Bud." Is guilt keeping keeping you stuck in the enabling trap? Tune in 4/23/10; bring your biggest challenge and listen to Cole Bitting and Connie Jones share how we can break through to well-being! Cole Bitting is a graduate of Yale University. He is a national expert on posttraumatic growth. F…
 
Diana M. Rodriguez is a professional communicator and mother of three grown children. A native Washingtonian, who grew up in Alexandria, VA, Diana is currently employed as a DoD government contractor for the U.S. Army. Last year, during a period of unemployment, Diana began writing articles for the Examiner.com site on the issue of Adult Children. …
 
Interview with Life Coach and Success Partner, David Carpenter Theme: "The Challenge of Change" David Carpenter, author, speaker, and Twitter-friend extraodinaire will guide us through the six steps in understanding our roadblocks to change. Embrace Change! Tune in to discover his top ten changes you can begin today. To download Dave's free e-book,…
 
Now that you've had a taste of the Six Steps to SANITY, Let's Talk! Email your questions that you would like addressed during this show to diane@settingboundries.com Phone in during the show to discuss a struggle that has kept you in the enabling trap. Let's continue to expand the A in SANITY: Assemble a Support Group! "It's Friday, but Sunday's Co…
 
If you are a parent who keeps trying to pick up the pieces of your adult child's out-of-control life, this episode is for you. Do you love an adult child who is an addict? Do you love an adult child who suffers a mental health disorder? Do you love an adult child who lives with distorted entitlement beliefs? Have you tried everything to change his/…
 
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