Keys to making marriage work the second time around

November 18, 2018

Radio Guest: Gil & Brenda Stuart

So, you take two imperfect people and put them together; what could possibly go wrong?  As it turns out, lots!  The two people are both, by nature, self-centered.  Each wants their needs met by the other, and when they aren’t . . . there’s trouble.  But there are ways to build a happy, fulfilling marriage.  It’s not rocket science, but it is challenging.  Here are some powerful insights.  What Gil and Brenda share are critical components that are not obvious, but they’re also not optional.


Use your brain now to do things to make it last”

November 11, 2018

Radio Guest: Dr. Eric Larson

We all know people who have lost their mental capacities in their later years.  It is heart-breaking when an aging loved one gets forgetful, then begins to say things that don’t make sense, then doesn’t remember family members’ names.  But can the onset of Alzheimer’s and dementia be postponed or prevented?  This Harvard Medical doctor says “Yes”.  What can we do now to make our brains function well into the aging process?  Listen for answers.


What kids really want, and how grandparents can help provide it

November 4, 2018

Radio Guest: Chuck Hagele, Project Patch

Grandparents often feel alienated and distant from their grand kids due to the younger generation’s obsession with social media and technology.  Amazingly, most youth deeply long for authentic connection and meaningful relationships.  Even though grandparents may feel reluctant to step into that space, it’s helpful to know that, when done right, it’s what kids really want.  Here’s how.


It’s not just a house, it’s your home

October 27, 2018

Radio Guest: Jeff Edmondson, 24/7 Properties

The place you live, and how you feel about it, are big contributors to your sense of wellbeing.  Do you like the way it looks?  Does it need upgrades, remodeling, or modifications to meet your current lifestyle?  What can you do to improve or maintain the safety, livability, and value of your home?  Lots of help in this show, including some “must-do’s” if you’re thinking of selling.  Plus, a very special offer to Second Half Now listeners.


What you need to know about a reverse mortgage

October 21, 2018

If you’re a homeowner, you know that your house can be a blessing or a burden in the second half of life.  When the kids are grown and there’s lots of changes in our income and expenses, the equity in our home can be a great source for security, freedom, and peace of mind.  What would life be like if you never had to make another mortgage payment?  Hear how a reverse mortgage can give you lots of options.


Simple tips for fitness in the second half of life

October 14, 2018

We are living longer than any previous generation.  In many ways that’s a good thing, but if we don’t have our health, those extra years may not be worth it.  As we age we experience changes in our metabolism, strength, stamina, balance, sleep, and energy.  The good news is that small things can pay big benefits, if we’ll be disciplined and pro-active.  Here are some things that will help.


The Bible speaks to today’s culture

October 8, 2018

Radio Guest: Dale Ebel

The morals, values, and character of our culture today are vastly different from what they were 50 years ago.  Even more so if we go back to our nation’s founding, which was based on Biblical principles.  What does the Bible say about the prescribed structure of civilization, laws, relationships, and institutions?  Are we perhaps missing out or missing the mark of God’s design for His best?Does it matter today?


Make decisions now, or someone else will make them for you later

September 30, 2018

Radio Guest: Meredith Williamson, Estate Planning Attorney

We all put things off.  Sure, we have good intentions, but we just can’t get everything done that we’d like.  But there are some things that are more timely and critical than others.  Taking care of your estate matters – financial and healthcare decisions –needs to have high priority.  If we die without leaving our plans and preferences in legal documents, our loved ones will be given a big burden!  Here’s what you need to know – and do!


Affordable Housing for Boomers and Seniors

September 24, 2018

Radio Guest: David Greenidge, Executive Director, National Urban Housing and Economic Community Development Corp.

Increasing prices for home ownership and rental housing, is making it more and more difficult for Boomers and Seniors to find a place to live that meets their preferences and also fits into their budget.  But there are options and alternatives.  This show digs into the issue by discussing the causes, and an organization that is doing something about it.


Real faith for real people

September 16, 2018

Radio Guest: Gordon & Jill Viggiano

Many people experience a turn of events that puts them on a path they never expected and wouldn’t have chosen.  That’s when faith becomes very real, and it makes all the difference in the world.  Hear this story about how their situation was like jumping off a burning building into the arms of a loving and faithful God.