Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Sometimes It’s Sin, Sometimes It’s Not or Will I Burn If I Get the Hots?

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[display_podcast] Let’s start out with some stats:On a per capita basis, the group that’s leading in increased incidents of sexually transmitted disease is the 10 to 14-year-old age group. In 1970, less than 5% of all 15-year-old girls had had sex. By 1988 that number rose to 25%. Current estimates say that 20% of our high schoolers graduate with their virginity. Of those who have had sex, 30% of them have it once and then don’t do it again. Another 30% have had four partners or more … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 51: Living from the Heart – Combating Anxiety

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[display_podcast] What one usually fears, at the root level, is a kind of death. We fear a death of a part of ourselves, the death of a job, the death of a move, death of an income, death of ourselves....and the list goes on. When we think of certain big transitional periods in our lives, we often experience a lot of change. Change invokes the death of something in our minds... the ending of something.A change usually requires some letting go of old thoughts, behaviors, people, … [Read more...]

Blending Your StepFamily: The Stages of Blending

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[display_podcast] Blending your stepfamily can feel like you are literally in a blender:  being blended, chopped and pureed.  However, the goal is feeling a sense of unity, harmony and familial cooperation (I mean, let’s face it, no family – even non-blended families are perfectly peaceful). Blending is a mixing and mingling of the family, so as to produce the desired result of unity or of feeling of “oneness”. That doesn’t mean that you’ll agree on everything, but it is a feeling of harmony and … [Read more...]

Real Stuff My Dad Says 58: Why Shouldn’t We Do It?

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[display_podcast] As a special treat this week, we’re offering some “Real Stuff My Boss Says” with e2 media network executive producer and host of The Big Picture Podcast, Joel Fieri. As we look back on how this whole podcast network thing began, instead of wondering “Could we do this, or could we do that?”, Joel continually asked the question “Why Shouldn’t we do this or that?” This subtle change of approach led to opportunities that neither of us would have imagined over the ensuing couple of … [Read more...]

Carty’s Contemporary Classics: Sinless Anger

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[display_podcast] You will experience hurt, fear, frustration, and feelings of injustice.  I’m sorry. It happens to all of us. And then you die. But it doesn’t have to lead to sin. You see, if we allow ourselves to enter into a sinful attitude following the hurt, fear, frustration and feelings of injustice… then what?  Anger, rage, destruction? I submit that if you understand the source of sin and when somebody sins they have a problem with God, and not you, then you don’t have to get mad in r … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 50: Living from the Heart – Demolishing the Spirit of Fear

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[display_podcast] Have you ever been gripped with that paralyzing fear that embraces your mind to the point that you’re too terrified to even move?Our unguarded minds manufacture the most insidious scenes within seconds if we let our guard down. Don’t you find that to be true?How can we see through the smoke screen of the enemy’s lies?When I was a young mother I had gripping fear every time my kids left my sight.   I had been molested as a child, so I became hypervigilent over … [Read more...]


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