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"Everybody has stuff!" That's right. We all go through the ups and downs of life and sometimes the "downs" overshadow the "ups." Whether you have been through the painful divorce of your parents or your own, lived through abuse or are still living it, or generally feel like you don't matter, there is hope out of the ashes.

"Chained No More," a faith-based radio show is a place where people genuinely care about and understand what you are living. You will be given quality resources to help you rise from the ashes of hurtful situations. We will not "beat you over the head with a Bible," but will combine faith and practical tools to help you move forward toward a much healthier and happier future.

Robyn has written "Chained No More...A Journey of Healing for the Adult Children of Divorce/Childhood Brokenness." The first version is a small group curriculum with a Leader Guide and Participant Book. The second version, released in 2014, is the self-discovery version, for individual study.

As an author, mentor, singer/songwriter, radio host, and speaker, her passion is to help people define themselves by who God says they are and not what anyone or anything has ever told them. Robyn has a huge heart for children of all ages and as a camp mom, she heard the pain of the campers. That moved her to write "Chained No More," so the adult children of divorce could find healing for the pain they brought into their adulthood.

Robyn and her husband of over 40 years, Ivan, reside in Oregon. They have two grown kids, a son-in-law and a grand dog, Braxton. Contact Robyn at robyn@robynbministries.com and visit her website at www.robynbministries.com.

Kris Swiatocho - I am Single, But I Want to Be Married

Vivacious.  Knowledgeable. Passionate.  That's Kris Swiatocho! She is the Drector of "From His Hands Ministries" and "TheSingles Network Ministries."  Kris has served in ministry in various capacities for the last 24 years.  An accomplished trainer, mentor, and author, Kris has a heart for singles to reach and grow them so they will, in turn, reach and grow others.  Kris willl be our guest on Chained No More on April 25.  Her topic will be "I am Single, But I Want to Be Married."

Kris is extremely skilled at pinpointing the issues of singles in our country today.  She coordinates singles ministry conferences, workshops, and seminars. Her newest area of ministry is "Pray for a Mate.  She is a graduate of North Carolina State University.  She also received some graduate training at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has been an affiiliate staff member with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Kris is single, has never been married, and lives outside Raleigh, NC.  When she isn't traveling and speaking, she loves to write, paint, do a little stand-up comedy, and design jewelry.  She also loves to sing; especially karaoke.  Of course, all she knows is "Crazy" by Patsy Kline!

 

To connect with Kris Swiatocho:

www.PrayforaMate.com

www.FromHisHands

www.TheSinglesNetwork.org

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Rob Rienow - Parenting in a World of Tech

Dr. Rob Rienow is an author of several books, the founder of Visionary Family Ministries, an international conference speaker, a pastor, a husband, and the father of seven children.  He is a busy man with a passion for helping families going through dark times, become healthier and stronger in our world today.  Rob will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on April 18 and his topic will be "Parenting in a World of Tech", a new ministry he and his colleague, Jonathan Ziman have developed.

 

Rob's books include "Visionary Parenting" and "Visionary Marriage", which have brought great education and advice to families and couples.  After going through the divorce of his own parents and some challenging times in his own family, he feels his most important ministry is loving his wife, Amy, and partnering with her to raise their chidlren well to have a strong faith and character.  He serves as a pastor at Gospel Fellowship Church in Glen Ellyn, IL.

Rob and Amy live with their 7 children in Chicago, IL, where he pastors a church. Amy is a licensed counselor and works in women's ministries.  He likes to fish, play basketballk, is a self-proclaimed tech geek and coaches Little League.

 

For more information about Rob Rienow's resources:

www.visionaryfam.com

 

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Tam Hodge - Tam's Story: Dark Beginnings to Bright Hope 04-11-17

DUE TO TORNADOS IN TEXAS, THIS INTERVIEW HAS BEEN CANCELLED.  TAM HODGE WILL BE OUR GUEST ON TUESDAY, MAY 2, 2017.

Tam Hodge never thought she would write a book about her life, but ten years ago, she was hit, out of the blue, with a conviction to share her story.  Sadly, her story isn't much unlike many thousands in our world today;  child abuse, an eating disorder, promiscuity, homelessness, abortions, and drugs.  Tam will be our guest and tell her compelling story on Chained No More Talk Radio on May 2 on a show entitled: "Tam's Story: Dark Beginnings to Bright Hope."

Tam will tell how she moved beyond her past and forged through the pain of uncovering bad memories, forgiving both her abusers and herself, while discovering a deeper forgiveness that changed her on a "soul level."

Today, Tam travels, speaks about her journey, and shares how confession and forgiveness can bring the freedom your soul may be longing for.  She speaks straight from her heart with compassion and understanding and you will be blessed by her.

Tam and her husband, Brent now live in Franklin, Tennessee, but hope to be moving soon to Southern California with their two grown children, Dakota and Kassidi.

 

To connect with Tam Hodge:

Website: www.tamhodge.com

Email: tamhodge.com

Email: tam@tamhodge.com

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Matt Haviland - The Big World of Single-Parenting 04-04-17

Matt Haviland is an author, speaker, and a dynamic man who has a passion for single dads, single moms, and for healthy families in general.  He is a co-author of "The Daddy Gap" and the co-founder of the midwest Single Parenting Summit.  Matt will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on April 4.  His topic will be "The Big World of Single-Parenting."

Matt grew up in a single-parent family, lived a young adult life of self-destruction, and was also a single dad for over 9 years.  He understands the struggles single parents (both full and non-custodial) encounter on a daily basis.  He also knows how God can heal, and is a strong example of how someone can use their pain for good to help others.

Whether you are a single mom or single dad, or maybe your adult kids are divorced, please tune in to hear Matt Haviland.  He will discuss the joys and challenges, the traps of being a single parent, parenting tips, co-parenting, re-marriage issues, and so much more.

Matt is an ordinary guy who chases after an extraordinary God.  He lives with his wife, Christy and daughter, Olivia in the beautiful state of Michigan.  He is a huge fan of the Detroit Lions and the University of Michigan, but his favorite things to do are spending time with his family and working in ministry.

For more information and to connect with Matt Haviland:

www.afatherswalk.org

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Katariina Rosenblatt - Kat's Story: From Trafficking to Escape to PhD 03-28-17

Katariina Resenblatt has a personal story of human trafficking from the time she was 13 hears of age to 17.  That was just the beginning of decades of great trauma, violence, addiction, crime, and a teen pregnancy.  Her story, however, includes escaping deep darkness, finding her voice, standing up, and finding a God who loves her.  He is using her today to help prevent human trafficking at every level.  Katariina will be our expert guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on March 28.  Her topic will be, "Kat's Story:  From Trafficking to Hope to Escape to PHD."

Katariina is an amazing and brave woman of strong purpose; to help prevent and end human trafficking.  She is an expert witness on human trafficking cases in Florida, testified before the Florida legislature, is involved with the FBI, as well as Homeland Security, and has been involved in Congressional briefings on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  She is involved in signing bills and working closely alongside state and federal legislative bodies on the issue.  She has spoken for many legislative forums, colleges, and task forces on all levels of American government.  She means business!

Kat has written the book, "Stolen: The True Story of a Sex Traffixking Survivor", published by Baker House,  She has earned her Masters of Law degree from St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami and also holds a PhD with her dissertation entitled, "Trafficking in America: The Most Undetected Human Rights Violation of our Tiime."  Katariina has founded a survivor to survivor first hand outreach and mentoring program, called "There is H.O.P.E. for Me", a non-profit that her daughter now directs.

She lives in sunny Florida and really enjoys writing, speaking, and loves doing crafts.  She also has a daughter, Diana.  Kat loves seeing her daughter grow and becoming the best she can be.

 

For more information and to connect with Katariina Rosenblatt:

www.DrKat.net

www.ThereIsHopeForMe.org

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