Special Feature – Gender Issues and Nashville’s Tragic News – 03/30/23

A timely Special Feature from Family Life.

In this week when transgenderism has filled our headlines due to an individual who shot and killed six at a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee, we explore whether gender may have been an issue.

Garry Ingraham is founder of the Love and Truth Network. His ministry provides counseling and encouragement to individuals with heterosexual and same-sex sexual addictions, gender dysphoria, and similar issues. Ingraham is a native of New York State, who now serves in Glendale Arizona. In addition to reacting to the Nashville tragedy, he offers his perspective on wider cultural trends.

Ingraham and the Love and Truth Network says there is a higher position which Christians should have, rather than leaning to one side or the other of today’s transgender debates:

Most churches struggle to function well within the tension of two realities. Many tend to practice a permissive, affirming attitude toward sexual behavior; others take a harsh, legalistic approach that condemns people seen as undoubtably sinful.
But Jesus shows us a better way.

Their website offers resources for congregations and church leaders to foster a Biblical search for how to interact with others, away from hatred, suspicion and judgment.


Real Answers – “Feeling” appreciated at work – 03/29/23

“Why Encouragement Matters in the Workplace”

A new poll shows most workers feel “unappreciated” at work.  Licensed Christian counselor Christopher Anderson takes a closer look at why compliments are “encouraged” on the job in this week’s edition of “Real Answers”.


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Hometown Heroes – Craig Wheeland – Aim4Christ – 03/28/23

Craig Wheeland, founder of “Aim 4 Christ” Ministries in Pennsylvania tells his story on this week’s “Hometown Heroes”.

Wheeland’s outreach ranges from the streets of Philadelphia to the poorest regions of Pakistan. His work encourages children to learn to read, so they can read the Scriptures and talk about faith with their parents. Hear how he knows mission work has as much influence on the workers who “get out of the church building” and meet the people they serve (Matthew 25:44). That aspect of deepening connnections, to know the people is much more important than carrying out other tasks. Wheeland also talks about his international evangelistic work put him a momentarily life-threatening sitaution, but the Lord’s work continued to blossom.

Aim4Christ (“Actions In Mission For Christ”) is based in Watsontown, Pennsylvania.

Issues in Education – Bullying, Parents’ Bill of Rights – 03/27/23

On Family Life’s “Issues in Education” Dr. Ralph Kerr with the Teaching and Learning Institute does a deep dive into the issues you care about that impact our public schools.  Here’s what’s going on this week:

  • Parents’ “Bill of Rights” – is it needed at school
  • What should you to do – and not do – if your child is bullied at school?
  • “Buzzwords” at Public Schools: mindfulness, emotional and social learning, restorative practices