Children are in crisis in our area. "Several have committed suicide in our listening area,"says Patti Harris, Executive Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship. They are partnering with the local church in the Tennessee Valley to reach out to children and families in the wake of the pandemic. Harris talks about the programs, resources, and opportunities available to pastors and church leaders. For more information or to register for the pastor's luncheon on February 25th, visit their website at cefchattanooga.org/events/
Statistics show that young adults are moving home at a high rate in the past year. How can you avoid relational tension and set yourselves up to strengthen your family dynamic during this time together. Lisa Anderson, Director of Young Adults with Focus on the Family provides advice for both the parent and for the young adult to help navigate this stressful season of uncertainty.
Kyle Justice with Awesome Science Media joined Tom and Tabi to talk about the story of a four-year-old girl who found a dinosaur fossil while walking on a beach in Wales. Awesome Science Media is an organization that is passionate about producing science-focused documentaries, children's programs, and curriculum from a biblical worldview. For more information visit awesomesciencemedia.com.
The common idea in preparation for Lent is to fast...either give up a certain type of food or media in order to deepen your relationship with the Lord. Lent is the 40 day period leading up to Resurrection Sunday. Rev. Dr. Wesley J. Wildman, editor of the visually rich, and poignant book, "Beauty in the Ordinary," presents the idea that rather than remove a vice - consider adding a virtue during Lent this year.
You may be feeling distant from those you love, and sometimes you wish there was a switch you could flip to make the relationship work better. There is! Chris Coursey is the author of the book, The Joy Switch, How Your Brain’s Secret Circuit Affects YourRelationships--and How You Can Activate It.
Jay and Laura Laffoon met on a blind date in 1984 and have been a couple ever since. They joined Tom and Tabi to talk about their latest book, Ultimate Date Night: 52 Amazing Dates for Busy Couples. Learn more about their ministry at jayandlaura.com
Etiquette and culture expert Sharon Schweitzer joined Tom and Tabi to discuss proper ways to handle awkward dating situations. From navigating the online dating world to running into your "ex" while out with someone else, Sharon provides insight on how to handle each situation with grace while setting healthy boundaries.
From the folklore surrounding it's beginnings to the company that fueled the popularity of this day in 1913, Dr. Jim Denison shares about St. Valentine and the genesis of Valentine's Day. He also provides insight about the true meaning of love and how to share it in an encouraging way to those closest to you.
Dr. Gary Chapman, best-selling author of "The 5 Love Languages," provides insight on learning to love better through resources available for an online Date Night at Home event. Learn more about these resources and sign up to participate in this event designed to strengthen relationships at webevents.5lovelanguages.com/date-night.
Mornings with Tom and Tabi helps start your day with spiritual encouragement, fresh conversation on current topics, and Christ-centered music. Join Tom McElligott and Tabi Upton for traffic updates, weather, community events, interviews, and features, as well as opportunities to join the conversation!