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Power to Change

Dennis Rainey & Bob Lepine

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Power to Change® is a 30 minute interview style daily program. You’ll find in-depth interviews with authors, experts, pastors and sometimes every day people just like you. It’s funny, informative and engaging.
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Blended Families

Dennis and Barbara Rainey

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There are over 60 ways a family can become blended. It is not just from divorce and the navigation of these circumstances can be difficult in a time of beautiful healing and changes.
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Letters To My Daughters

Dennis and Barbara Rainey

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These podcasts are the essence of a couple dozen emails I wrote to my daughter and two daughters-in-law at their request about the art of being a wife. After our other three daughters married I pulled out, refreshed them and sent them to the new brides. Other young women were interested in hearing what I’d learned in marriage so I refined the originals and added a few more and the result was a good summation of my life lessons. It became a book called Letters to My Daughters. In these podcas ...
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Welcome to the "Wisdom for Wealth. For Life." podcast! Let’s bridge the gap between your faith and your finances. At Blue Trust, we apply biblical wisdom and technical expertise to help you make wise financial decisions. Our goal is to help you leave a lasting legacy. In this podcast, you will hear inspiring stories, practical tips, and encouragement from the Blue Trust family with special guests along the way. Learn more at www.BlueTrust.com. Trust and investment management accounts and ser ...
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Could there be one thing in your life blinding you from living in freedom? After unearthing that 'one thing,' Brant Hansen goes further to talk about elusive forgiveness and letting go of intractable anger. What's that 'one thing' you could be missing to make your life better? Show Notes and Resources Connect with Brant Hansen and catch more of his…
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Three seventh graders in Sun Prairie were suspended and excluded from the school's year-end celebration because one of them gave another a hair trim -- because the school considered the clippers a weapon. This week, we talk through what we know, how it could have been handled differently, and whether race was a factor. Then, State Assembly Represen…
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Feel like your spouse is always criticizing you? Easily offended by constructive criticism from friends? Brant Hansen shares his experience, exposing the myth of "righteous anger" and showing how one change can make life better. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Brant Hansen and catch more of his thoughts at branthansen.com and on Instagram @br…
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Picture this: lounging on a boat with endless food and drinks, just you and your spouse. Sounds dreamy, right? Bryan and Stephanie give you a sneak peak on what to expect from the 2025 Love Like You Mean It cruise. They also chat about marriage tips, like why respect and open communication is key for a strong relationship. Show Notes and Resources …
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Could you be lacking a critical aspect in your marriage? Bryan and Stephanie Carter talk about the importance of it in our interactions, arguments, and even the way we parent. Could this understanding be the key to salvaging a struggling marriage? Show Notes and Resources Connect with Bryan Carter and catch more of his thoughts at concorddallas.org…
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Is your schedule a never-ending stream of lists and calendar invites? Finding time to reconnect with spouse can feel like a challenge. David and Meg Robbins share their takeaways from the Love Like You Mean It cruise. Show Notes and Resources Hear more episodes by David and Meg Robbins Discover the secret sauce of great marriages and the importance…
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Two weeks after an angry parent accosted him on stage at graduation -- and video of the incident went viral worldwide -- Baraboo schools superintendent Dr. Rainey Briggs sits down with our Rob Chappell (14:40) to talk about the moment, the aftermath, and what it means for Baraboo. Plus, we preview this weekend's Big Gay Market (0:45), dig into some…
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What's masculinity look like--without the "toxic?" It could look like men feeling the need to keep quiet or going with the flow. David and Meg Robbins are here to answer questions about toxic masculinity vs. healthy masculinity. Show Notes and Resources Hear more episodes by David and Meg Robbins Find resources from this podcast at shop.familylife.…
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Rapper Kevin “KB” Burgess and Ameen Hudson examine the critical causes and effects of the crisis of masculinity--and the kind of manhood that changes the world. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Kevin “KB” Burgess and Ameen Hudson and catch more of their thoughts at whoiskb.com, and on Facebook, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music, Twitter or Youtu…
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Rapper Kevin “KB” Burgess and influencer Ameen Hudson know the realities of racial injustice, crime, and violence from the South side of the streets. And they aren't bashful about how Christianity is flagrantly misrepresented--yet relentlessly has the chops for all life can pitch at it. Get ready for an introduction to the true Southside Rabbi. Sho…
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Could your behavior be affecting your children's emotions? Sissy Goff and David Thomas explore how parental strategies might contribute to child anxiety. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Sissy Goff and David Thomas and catch more of their thoughts at raisingboysandgirls.com or listen to their podcast. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram @rai…
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Wondering if you're being attentive--or could you be one of those overprotective parents? Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas as they talk about parenting fears, emotional baggage, and effective strategies. Discover the thin line between being vigilant and overprotective, and how to navigate it. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Sissy Goff and Dav…
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Throughout her broken childhood, podcaster Karen McAdams sensed she was missingsomething. But even after coming to know God, her sprint from shame kept her away from the heart of God. Along with her co-host Rachel Faulkner-Brown, Karen shares part of her own story that fueled the duo’s new study, Father’s House: The Path that Leads Home.…
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Could your father wound affect your marriage? Maybe it surfaces in struggling with trust, low self-esteem, or difficulty forming healthy boundaries. Kia Stephens helps you learn how to heal, using practical tools to overcome insecurities and find wholeness with God. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Kia Stephens and catch more of their thoughts…
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Today, we look ahead toward a couple Juneteenth events (01:25), preview a new play at Overture Center (07:50) and get an update (and takes) on the incident at Baraboo High School's graduation (47:17). In the interview segment (18:25), Araceli Esparza and Paquita Purnell join us to talk about the upcoming Yo Quiero Dinero event, featuing the stories…
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Hurt, neglect, rejection, or abandonment from a father can feel like it tumbles into all of life. Author Kia Stephens gets real about her own painful path through father wounds--and how she began moving forward. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Kia Stephens and catch more of their thoughts at kiastephens.com and on Facebook, Instagram and X @k…
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Musician Michael Card has felt it, too: Utterly alone, as if the world is oblivious to you and your pain. The author and musician articulates how he was swept up by love and, ultimately, able to cope with grief. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Michael Card and catch more of his thoughts at michaelcard.com, and on Facebook @MichaelCardMusic. A…
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Ever feel lost or longing for more? Feel overwhelmed and unfulfilled? Author Michael Card found a single biblical word that utterly changed how he viewed love. Instead of temporary fixes, could there be something deeper to fill the void within? Show Notes and Resources Connect with Michael Card and catch more of his thoughts at michaelcard.com, and…
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Got big dreams—but feel lost on how to achieve them? Singer-songwriter Michael Card discusses how his mentor influenced his faith and career journey, shedding light on overcoming obstacles. What's stopping you from chasing your dreams? Show Notes and Resources Connect with Michael Card and catch more of his thoughts at michaelcard.com, and on Faceb…
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Serious flaws in purity culture deserve scrutiny—especially given its lasting negative effects onsome raised in the movement. Many Christians today reject wholesale the movement and all that it stood for. But is there still a place for sexual purity? Author Dean Inserra dives into God’s flawless design for sex.…
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Life can bring us through unexpected circumstances that we don’t feel prepared to handle. David and Melisenda Stone’s financial situation changed drastically when both of David’s parents passed away within a short timeframe. In this episode, Blue Trust private wealth advisor Daniel Chacon and clients, the Stones, shared how they’re navigating the j…
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Ever feel scared to ask for help? Worried about what your folks might say? Bela opens up about the challenges of navigating college life, being in the party scene, struggling with an eating disorder, and her fam's reactions to her struggles. See how Bela found the strength to share her struggles with her family. Show Notes and Resources Check out m…
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This week, the team discusses a campaign to get rid of student lunch debt once and for all; the business opportunities available when the NFL Draft comes to Green Bay; and a "journalist" who says he went undercover as a Black man to learn about racism in America. Plus, longtime nonprofit leader, Madison alder and State Assembly candidate Nasra Wehe…
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Mother's Day can be rough for stepmoms. Maybe you feel left out, unloved, and unappreciated. Ron Deal, Gayla Grace and Summer Butler discuss how tough times, like the stepmom Mother's Day dilemma, can build strength. They offer advice on how to reclaim identity and make Mother's Day a little less miserable. Show Notes and Resources Check out more c…
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Ever felt the pull of cancel culture? It's that moment when someone slips up, whether it's a tweet from a decade back or a recent slip of the tongue, and suddenly the online world comes together to unfollow, call out, and attack them. Author Philip Yancey promotes the idea of grace in this chaotic environment and explains the effects of cancel cult…
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Constantly finding reasons not to forgive that one person (you know the one)? Giving kindness, even when it feels tough, isn't easy. Philip Yancey shows us how grace changes lives--and maybe even yours. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Philip Yancey and catch more of their thoughts at philipyancey.com. ...And grab Philip Yancey's book, What's …
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From critiquing someone's outfit, to dismissing ideas in meetings, or commenting on eating habits--our judgments can shape lives. Philip Yancey explores how grace, instead, can alter lives for the better. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Philip Yancey and catch more of their thoughts at philipyancey.com. ...And grab Philip Yancey's book, What'…
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Shame: It's the voice in your head whispering that you're not good enough, that you'll never measure up. We can drag around this baggage of shame without even realizing it. Esther Liu chats about how to find healing and ways to overcome generational shame and cultural influences. Show Notes and Resources Connect with Esther Liu and catch more of he…
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This week, Wild Bearies founder and Indigenous chef Elena Terry joins us to talk about her time as a guest mentor and judge on Top Chef, and Maia Pearson stops by the studio to talk about her run for State Assembly. Plus, a new study explores gender-based violence in Asian American communities, a County Board race in Rock County goes to court, and …
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Could shame be shaping your parenting? Esther Liu shares how shame impacts relationships, parenting, and self-worth. From cultural influences to personal struggles, she explores real-life examples of how shame can affect our parenting styles. Ready to break free from this cycle? Show Notes and Resources Connect with Esther Liu and catch more of her…
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*EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK* Season 4 of "Married With Benefits": Is Marriage Past its Prime? Dr. Brad Wilcox on is marriage worth it? If you've never wondered yourself, you may have had someone ask you that question. In this special teaser episode to Season 4 of Married with Benefits, hosts Shaunti Feldhahn and Brian Goins are joined by Dr. Brad Wilcox,…
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