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Caring for Older Parents

Caring for Older Parents: Heeding the Fifth Commandment

Whatever problems may develop, my commitment is to do whatever it takes to help my parents, respect them, and honor them.

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The Sinister Nature of Slander

Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. Titus 2:3a Some time ago, a listener to our daily broadcast emailed our ministry…

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What Makes a Woman Significant?

What does a “godly woman” look like? How can a woman fulfill the eternal purpose for which God created her? Thankfully, the Word of God gives us the instructions we…

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Realities of the Caregiving Journey

by Shelly Beach  When I was 13, my 90-year-old grandmother moved into our home. Grandma Burke was from the Old Country and left her family to move to “Visconsin” from Sweden…

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Tribute to Gene and Betty Eckerson

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Obsessed With Being Thin?

Lisa and I had been working together on her habitual anorexia for a few weeks. After looking over her menu from the week before, on which she indicated that she…

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Remembering My Mom

The call came at 4:30 a.m. on March 2, 2003. My brother, Gary, was on the phone from Ozark, Mo. As he told me that our mother, Dalcie Rainey, had…

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Tribute to HD and Elizabeth Helvey

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Portrait of a Real Man

Why is it that when someone says, “Picture the archetypal male,” the image that comes to mind is not one of Jesus? Why is that?  I have to confess that,…

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Thanks Dad: Letters From War

“In all of the far-flung operations of our Armed Forces, the toughest job has been performed by the average, easy-going, hard-fighting young American who carries the weight of battle on…

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Tribute to Hook Rainey

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Remembering the Legacy of ‘Prof’ Hendricks

One of the great Christian leaders of the last century graduated to heaven this past week after 88 years on earth.  Many of you may not have heard of Dr….

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“Just Get Used to It”

Over 25 years of marriage have taught my husband and me how to adjust to each other’s families.

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Tribute to James and Catherine Quady

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Women Encouraging Women

A few years ago we had six children—including two high-schoolers—living at home. At times I felt overwhelmed, as if all my efforts over years of parenting were about to crash…

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Remembering Truett Cathy

On Monday, September 8, we lost a true man of God when Truett Cathy died at the age of 93.  He was a man who built one of the best…

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Loving Those In Laws

by Don Meredith I can still remember meeting Sally’s parents for the first time–only one week before the wedding. We met and dated in a different state than Sally’s home, and…

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Tribute to John and Brenda Salyer

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Loving Your In laws

I can still remember meeting Sally’s parents for the first time–only one week before the wedding. We met and dated in a different state than Sally’s home, and we were engaged…

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Tribute to Alan Nagel

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Robert and Willena Joyce

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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The Courage of America’s Founding Fathers

When you think of the Fourth of July, what words come to mind? Holiday? Grilling? Fireworks? But 238 years ago, it was a different three words. Conviction. Courage. Sacrifice. On…

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Tribute to Art and June Lindstrom

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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A Tribute to Ron and Cleve Boehi

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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A Guys Guide to Hanging Out With Jesus

Jesus is the most fascinating man who ever lived. He is the “visible image of the invisible God” (Colossians 1:15), “the exact representation of his being” (Hebrews 1:3, NIV), “all…

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The Masculine Mandate

by Richard D. Phillips I come from a cavalry family, as in horse soldiers. My great-grandfather was a cavalry scout in the frontier West. My grandfather commanded the Army’s last horse cavalry…

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Strengthening Friendships With Parents and In-Laws

We are admonished to honor our parents (Exodus 20:12). If we are single, our responsibility is to our own parents; but if we are married, our responsibility is not only…

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Tribute to Barney and Mardeen Berta

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Tribute to Stanley Overby Jr

In his book, The Forgotten Commandment, Dennis Rainey encourages readers to write a formal tribute to their parents and present it to them during a special occasion (birthday, anniversary, holiday,…

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Courage and Fear

The qualifications for being a husband are simple but not easy. A man has to be a man, not just physically but in the full sense of the word. And…

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