Overcoming Toxic Parenting

November 15, 2016

The subject is a tough one. It is filled with lots of damage and darkness, and has touched the lives of most Americans – in some way – directly or indirectly. We are going to shine a light on the subject, and give hope and encouragement for the future. Toxic Parenting usually involves some sort of abuse, which is more widespread than we have realized. Can you think of someone who has experienced toxic parenting?  Maybe yourself, or someone in your circle of family and friends. Rick Johnson helps us with this delicate, yet powerful subject. He is the author of 12 books on parenting, family issues, and marriage. He is a nationally-known speaker and conference leader, and has delivered helpful and hopeful messages to tens of thousands of people all across America. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Downsizing: the transforming transition

October 25, 2016

On this show, we talk about one of the most significant decisions and transitions we will consider in this second half of life.  It has to do with our home, our residence.  For you, it may be the house where you raised your kids.  It may be the holiday gathering place, or a home that has kept you busy - inside and out.  At some point, a lot of us Boomers have looked around and said, you know, this place is requiring a lot of time and energy, and we’re not sure we want to keep this up.  But what are our options?  And how would we go about exploring them. Listen in.  Answers are here. https://secondhalfnow.com/


YMCA: Making a difference across America

September 30, 2016

There are people all around us who are looking for help and hope. Some turn to churches in their community, but most don’t. Government programs can help, but funds are often limited, and they can’t help from a faith-based perspective. What if there was an organization that could offer real help and real hope from a Christian perspective?

An organization that is already in thousands of communities across the U.S., serving millions of people.

An organization that is probably known by every American adult.

An organization that now has as its national mission a commitment to offer Christian and Biblical programs and resources to serve their communities.

And what if the director of that national effort could talk to us on Second Half Now?

That’s the show. Tune in. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum

September 21, 2016

Are you watching the news lately? A lot of craziness going on in our world.
Floods, earthquakes, damaging tornadoes, fires that take out dozens of homes and businesses, terrorist attacks...and that’s just in the past couple weeks! People are displaced, lives are disrupted. Is it the End Times? Or just another couple weeks of news? On this show we talk about the Emergency Preparedness Leadership Forum, a national event rolling out region by region, starting in Portland, Oregon. Every church and every pastor and ministry leader should take this seriously and check it out. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Planning—to make a difference

July 14, 2016

What will your life look like 5 or 10 years from now? Well, that will depend on what you want it to look like, and even more importantly, what you decide and do now to make it actually be that way. We are wise to pause for a bit, learn what we actually can do, and create our future reality with solid values and effective planning.

On this show, we get some insight on how to secure our financial future, to minimize the stress and worry that Boomers and Beyonders often experience in the later years. Can you actually create a plan so you never have to worry about money? Listen and find out. Then we’ll be more able to live a life that honors God and blesses others. https://secondhalfnow.com/


You can’t afford to get lost in the Medicare maze

June 29, 2016

Most Boomers will enroll in Medicare – sooner or later. If you are in Medicare now, or are getting close to the qualifying age of 65, you know that it’s easy to get lost in the maze. Some have said, “Hey, it’s a government program; what do you expect?” It seems that something so much a part of our everyday lives should be easier to understand, especially with some of the important decisions we need to make. Well, help is on the way, starting with this show. https://secondhalfnow.com/


Making the second half the best it can be!

June 23, 2016

How are you doing in the second half of your life? Seriously, how are you doing? Are you doing as well as you had hoped you would? Are you finding satisfaction and fulfillment? How are you doing with energy and enthusiasm for life?

Are you able to do the things that are meaningful to you? Are you making a difference somewhere, somehow? Do you ever find yourself wondering if maybe something is missing in your life? Most of us have room for improvement in these areas. Here are some things to ponder. https://secondhalfnow.com/


The best of both worlds: travel with a purpose!

June 1, 2016

Do you like to travel? There is a wide range of responses to that question. On the one end, there are those who love to travel, and travel a lot. They travel for recreation, sightseeing, pleasure, and fun. They can hardly get enough of it. On the other end are those who don’t travel much at all, except for necessity. They feel they can’t take the time, it’s too expensive and not really worth all the trouble and expense. Here’s an idea: how about travel with a purpose? Could there be some benefits that are only available by travel? Can you be intentional and purposeful with travel? Could you be a better person and more able to find and fulfill your calling by traveling a little now and then? Listen in and see what you think. https://secondhalfnow.com/


If you don’t do it, someone else will; and you may not like it

May 27, 2016

How do you want things to be handled after you leave this earth? Do you have family, assets, and stuff? The only way to make sure your wishes and good intentions are followed is by taking care of it ahead of time. No guessing games, no do-overs, no “he said-she said”. When it’s over, it’s over! We all need to be decisive and diligent about being good stewards of what God has entrusted to us. Here’s why...and how. https://secondhalfnow.com/


The power of a man living on purpose

May 12, 2016

This show is a special focus on men and their role in families and culture. What is God’s design for healthy men to help and inspire others? What kind of man can does it take for God’s plan and purposes in this world to be fulfilled? What are some helps and hindrances that we need to know about? What can the women in our lives do to help us become all that we are created and called to be? Men: this is definitely some “guy stuff”. Women: don’t listen to this show...unless you want to learn some of our secrets! https://secondhalfnow.com/