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.

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.


035 Terese Talk: Vibrant Living



How have you been feeling lately? Kind grey? Sorta moody? Maybe monochromatic? Carol McLeod has a book and a conference called Vibrant and she’s going to help us live the full spectrum for God. Find out more about the event, coming to Life Church Buffalo September 17th and 18th here.

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.


034 Terese Talk: When You Don’t Know What To Do



Have you ever found yourself thinking, “I don’t even know what to do?” That’s always a good time to stop and dig for the answer. In this episode, Terese shares three tips: be still, seek God’s will and listen.

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.


033 Terese Talk: What God Has Done



If you’ve ever stopped and really thought about your life, you’ve probably been in awe of where God has taken you from and where He is taking you to. Tasha Layton knows that well and you’ve probably heard her heart in the song, “Look What You’ve Done.” But beyond her writing and her talent, I’m impressed by the depth of Tasha’s heart. She’s a woman who knows the Bible and isn’t afraid to talk about how good God is.

Tasha Layton is performing with Newsong at the Redeemed Music Festival at Grace Baptist Church at 5471 Clarkstown Road in Muncy, PA. It’s a free outdoor concert but a love offering will be taken. VIP Tickets available for $25.00 at www.jmegministries.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.


032 Terese Talk: Thinking Truth



Have you ever been lied to? Chances are you’re lied to on a daily basis by the Father of Lies. Satan is an enemy of God who wants you to weaken in your faith. Don’t let him. In this episode, you’ll learn some strategies to help you spot lies and replace them with the truth.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2Corinthians 10:5

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Romans 12:2

There are a couple of books I have read that can help walk you through the process of using truth to change your thinking. One is “Get Out Of Your Head” by Jennie Allen. She talks a lot about the spiral of thoughts we can get ourselves wrapped up in, and how to flip that spiral to go towards God. I talked to Jennie about her book in Episode 4 of Terese Talk. Another book that I’ve just started reading is “Truthfilled” by Ruth Chou Simons. Both do an excellent job at pointing you towards scripture to replace the lies in your head with the truth from God’s Word.

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.


031 Terese Talk: Same God



You may have heard the song, “Same God,” on Family Life. But have you ever really paid attention to the lyrics and thought about the biblical truths they represent? Terese chats with Hannah Kerr about the meaning behind the song. Below you will find the song lyrics and scriptures referenced in this episode.

Look for the latest episode of Terese Talk every Tuesday morning!

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.familylife.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

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.

Same God: God the Creator. God the Comforter. God the Christ

The same God who makes the planets spin
Tells the tide when it should rise
Put the color in my eyes

Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. Jeremiah 32:17

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14

You’re catching every tear as it falls
I know You’ll never change
Even when I’m feeling far away

He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, for the Lord has spoken. Isaiah 25:8

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

You’re a God of grace and empathy
You know how it feels to cry
’cause You lived a human life

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15


030 Terese Talk: My Jesus



If you’ve ever looked back on your life in awe of where you were and where you are now, you can relate to Anne Wilson. Maybe you’ve heard her song, “My Jesus” on Family Life. It was a horrific tragedy that showed her where God wanted her to be. And now she is walking in His will.
Look for the latest episode of Terese Talk every Tuesday morning!

If you enjoy this podcast, consider supporting the ministry of Family Life at www.familylife.org/giving. If you have feedback on this podcast, please email me at teresemain@fln.org.

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.