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NC Family's Family Policy Matters

North Carolina Family Policy Council Weekly Podcast

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Family Policy Matters is a weekly podcast and radio show produced by the North Carolina Family Policy Council. Each week, our host, Traci DeVette Griggs, welcomes leaders from across the state and nation to discuss topics related to faith, family, and life in North Carolina.
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Angela Sullivan, a North Carolina mom of four, to discuss how she has been able to pursue higher education and a medical career after an unplanned pregnancy at the age of eighteen.By Traci DeVette Griggs and Angela Sullivan
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Aaron Renn, Senior Fellow at American Reformer and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, to discuss how society's view of Christianity has declined in the United States and how people of faith can live in the new anti-Christian culture.…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Carter Satterfield, a swimmer at Roanoke College, to discuss her experience swimming with a transgender-identifying male and how that prompted her to join the lawsuit against the NCAA.By Traci DeVette Griggs and Carter Satterfield
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Dr. Holly Ordway to discuss the growing indifference to religion and how stories and literature can be used to share the Gospel. Dr. Ordway is the visiting Professor of Apologetics at Houston Christian University, the Professor of Faith and Culture at the Word On Fire Institute,…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Josh Payne, attorney and co-founder of Campbell Miller Payne, PLLC, to discuss Prisha Mosley's legal case. Prisha is a North Carolina citizen who was pushed to pursue so-called gender-affirming care as a teenager, including cross-sex hormones and surgery. She has now detransitio…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, we are re-airing a show from June, 2020 where host Traci DeVette Griggs sits down again with Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse of The Ruth Institute to discuss the issue of surrogacy. Dr. Morse shares how surrogacy ignores the rights of the child, and often leads down a dangerous path to the commodification of both child…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Mary Szoch, Director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, to discuss a new report that explored perinatal hospice as an alternative for babies with a prenatal diagnosis of a life-limiting medical condition.…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Timothy Carney, author of Family Unfriendly: How Our Culture Made Raising Kids Much Harder Than It Needs to Be, to discuss how America has created an increasingly family-unfriendly culture and what parents can do to combat it.By Traci DeVette Griggs and Timothy Carney
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Nancy Pearcey, a professor and author of the book The Toxic War on Masculinity, to discuss the many cultural challenges that men are facing today. The Toxic War on Masculinity: https://www.amazon.com/Toxic-War-Masculinity-Christianity-Reconciles/dp/0801075734…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Dr. George Barna, author of Raising Spiritual Champions, to discuss why it is critical for parents to instill a biblical worldview in their children and some tips for how they can do so.By Traci DeVette Griggs, John Rustin, and George Barna
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Kallie Fell, Executive Director of the Center for Bioethics and Culture Network (CBC Network), to discuss the CBC Network's new documentary and book and how they share the stories of those most hurt by the transgender movement.By Traci DeVette Griggs and Kallie Fell
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This week on Family Policy Matters, we are re-airing a show from January 2023, where host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Erica Komisar to discuss ways that we can help adolescents navigate the mental health crisis that is wreaking havoc on our country. Erica is a clinical social worker, psychoanalyst, and parent guidance expert.…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Jenna Robinson, President of The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, to discuss new model legislation that would revamp general education courses at public universities to better prepare college students for their adult lives.…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Dr. Neil Shenvi and Dr. Pat Sawyer, authors of the book Critical Dilemma: The Rise of Critical Theories and Social Justice Ideology―Implications for the Church and Society, to discuss how Christians should respond to the rise of critical race theory.…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Dr. Lynn Wogamon, author of Standing for God in America: How Christians Can Make a Difference in Today's Society, to discuss what the Bible says about being an engaged citizen and impacting the world around us in a positive way.By Traci DeVette Griggs and Dr. Lynn Wogamon
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Josie, a parent of a transgender-identifying child and co-editor of the new book Parents with Inconvenient Truths about Trans: Tales from the Home Front in the Fight to Save Our Kids. Josie shares what she has learned in her experience with a transgender-identifying child and he…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, NC Family President John Rustin welcomes NC Family's Sharon Sullivan and Jere Royall to recap the highs and lows of North Carolina's 2023 Legislative Session, including pro-life protections, fairness for women’s sports, gambling legalization, and more.By John Rustin, Jere Royall, and Sharon Sullivan
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Liz Boulware and Laura Gillion, leaders in the organization Braver Angels, to discuss the organization and the benefits of bringing together individuals from both sides of the political aisle.By Traci DeVette Griggs, Liz Boulware, and Laura Gillion
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Michael Ramey, President of the Parental Rights Foundation, to discuss North Carolina's Parents' Bill of Rights and how it will benefit families in the public school system. This episode is a part of a series highlighting the school choice movement across North Carolina. Tune in…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Larry Henson, the founder of Youngsville Academy. This public charter school uses methods such as Direct Instruction to give students a rich education based on the classics, and offers a valuable (and affordable) educational option for families. This episode is a part of a serie…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Georgeanna Wiest, founder of Heritage Leadership Academy in North Carolina, to discuss how University-Model schools have the benefits of both private schools and homeschools. This episode is part of a series highlighting the school choice movement across North Carolina. Tune in …
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Robert Luddy, entrepreneur and founder of Thales Academy, to discuss some of the educational options in North Carolina and the many advantages they offer. This episode is part of a series highlighting the school choice movement across North Carolina. Tune in each week to learn m…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Mike Long, President of Parents for Educational Freedom in North Carolina, to discuss North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship and the impact it has on families across the state. This episode is a part of a series highlighting the school choice movement across North Carolina. Tu…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Mike and Carol Sanchez, the parents of four adopted children, to discuss the joys (and struggles) of adoption. From sharing some of the differences between domestic and international adoptions to helping some of their children reconnect with their biological parents, this couple…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Lisa Searle to discuss the Abortion Pill Rescue Network. This organization, which is a part of Heartbeat International, helps women save their babies if they change their mind after taking the abortion pill. This episode is a part of a series highlighting the pro-life movement i…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Senator Joyce Krawiec and Representative Kristin Baker to discuss North Carolina’s newest pro-life law, and the impacts it is expected to have. This episode is a part of a series highlighting the pro-life movement in North Carolina. Tune in each week to learn more!…
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This week on Family Policy Matters, host Traci DeVette Griggs welcomes Senator Joyce Krawiec and Representative Kristin Baker to discuss North Carolina's newest pro-life law, and the impacts it is expected to have. This episode is a part of a series highlighting the pro-life movement in North Carolina. Tune in each week to learn more!…
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