Category Archives: Terese Talk

Family Life Mornings radio host, Terese Main, encourages and challenges Christian women so they are equipped to better serve their families and communities around them.

046 Terese Talk: Thanksliving in All Circumstances



Before the tree comes the turkey. Before the turkey, come a thankful heart. Thanksgiving isn’t just a day, it’s a way of living. Which is why you’ll see the hashtag “Thanksliving” popping up everywhere. All month, we’ll be looking at how to live with a grateful heart. We’ll uncover what the Bible says about gratitude and helping you see the blessing right in front of you.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


045 Terese Talk: Mindful Christmas



We are fewer than two months until Christmas! And while it seems like a long ways away, it will also be here before you know it. Every year I say I’m going to be more mindful—that I’m going to enjoy the true reason for the season. And every year I find myself stressed out at the last minute trying to do all the things. In this week’s episode, learn to shift your focus—and let in more joy.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


044 Terese Talk: Why Worship?



When was the last time you worshiped? The obvious answer might be Sunday morning, right? When everyone was singing at church. But worship happens outside church. In fact, it can happen without music. And you can stand in church, singing, and not really be worshiping. In this episode, Terese digs into what the Bible says. And maybe those of us who can’t really sing so hot will feel a little better about worship.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


043 Terese Talk: Pastor Appreciation



Being a pastor can be a thankless and demanding job. It can also be a tremendous blessing. It’s no wonder we have a whole month dedicated to appreciating them. But what’s the right way to celebrate the one who leads your church? Terese has some great suggestions and some biblical reasons to life up your pastor.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


042 Terese Talk: Are You Hungry?



Do you ever find yourself standing in front of the refrigerator, or with a cupboard door open, looking for something? You’re hungry. Or at least you think so. Having struggled with food addiction most of my life, I feel you. Most addictions aren’t about the substance. It’s not about the drugs, or alcohol, or work, or food. It’s about the pain that item is soothing. Or trying to. Because at the root of every addiction is a need for healing. And the only true source of healing is God. In this episode, Terese digs into what the Bible says about food and hunger.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


041 Terese Talk: Autumn Reset



I love this time of year. And it’s not because of the pumpkin spice and the falling leaves. I love the rhythm of Autumn. It’s when our lives get back into routine. School is in session. Church activities kick back up. And with the holiday season just around the corner, it’s the time of year when we know what’s coming. Like clockwork, stores fill with pumpkins. And then turkeys. And then trees. Some might find the predictability boring. I find it comforting. It’s a great time of year to reset your life. It’s like a new year—without all the pressures of resolutions. There are five areas we’re going to look at: mind, home, body, relationships, and heart. By the time snow falls, you could be living your best life!

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


040 Terese Talk: Get Ready



Are you ready? Are you ready for the return of Christ? What are you doing today to show others the love of Jesus? How is your faith impacting the world around you? These are a few ways you can prepare your faith to impact the world around you. With a focus on eternity, get ready with the latest episode of Terese Talk!

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


039 Terese Talk: Grief



They say that when a child dies, there are two hearts that stop beating—the child’s and the mother’s. Nancy Guthrie knows the pain well, after losing two children. It caused her to draw even closer to God. And now she can share from a place of healing. Nancy is an author and Bible teacher who has written about grief and now holds workshops for grieving parents. Find out more about her and her ministry at www.nancyguthrie.com.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


038 Terese Talk: Biblical Theology



When you hear the words, “Biblical Theology,” what comes to mind? Maybe stacks of dusty old books and scholars hunched over a table, toiling by candlelight? But what if Biblical Theology was a way to make scripture come alive—to help you understand it more completely—so you grow even closer in your relationship with Jesus? Nancy Guthrie is an author and Bible teacher who will be spending this fall helping women across America learn how to study the Bible better. She talks to Terese about a more complete way to look at God’s Word. Find out more about her, the books she has written, and her upcoming workshops at www.nancyguthrie.com.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.


036 Terese Talk: Living With Purpose



I’ve really been struggling with something—and maybe you have too. I can’t think about it for too long because it really consumes me. It’s the situation in Afghanistan. Why am I here? And what can I do? When you figure those things out, you have found your purpose!

Voice of the Martyrs has some great advice on how to pray:

  1. PRAY FOR GOD’S PROTECTION. The situation on the ground is fluid right now. Pray for God’s protection over His people.
  2. PRAY FOR WISDOM. Ask God to bless our brothers and sisters with discernment as they decide whether to stay or go and even with whom they should talk.
  3. PRAY FOR FELLOWSHIP. Believers in Afghanistan often must keep their faith a secret — even from family members. Pray that God will help each Afghan believer to connect and fellowship with at least one other believer in person, by phone or through some other technology. Pray that God will remind them that they are not alone, but are part of the global body of Christ.
  4. PRAY FOR SAFE PASSAGE. Pray that God will provide safe passage to those who feel led by God to leave Afghanistan and provide for their immediate needs in their new location.
  5. PRAY THAT MUSLIMS WILL MEET CHRIST. The Taliban claim to be “true Muslims,” strictly adhering to Sharia (Islamic law). As Muslims in Afghanistan see this cruel face of Islam, pray that they will be drawn to Jesus Christ, the shepherd Savior who doesn’t oppress but instead chose to lay down His life for His sheep.
  6. PRAY FOR CHRISTIANS TRYING TO HELP. For decades, VOM has provided help and encouragement to Christians in Afghanistan. Pray for the wisdom of front-line workers, and pray that God will open new pathways for them to continue their work under Taliban control.

Terese Main is a wife, mom and social media addict. Above all, she loves Jesus. She co-hosts Family Life Mornings, which can be heard on radio stations across New York and Pennsylvania, and at www.familylife.org. She is a native of the Finger Lakes Region and a graduate of Ithaca College. It’s her heart’s desire to encourage others to live their lives fully in God’s blessing.