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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.

Ron Deal - Help! How Do We Blend Our Family? 05-30-17

Ron Deal is the President of Smart Stepfamilies and the Director of "FamilyLife Blended" for FamilyLife.  He is a family ministry consultant and conducts marriage and family seminars around the country.  He specializes in marriage education and stepfamily enrichment.

Ron is the author of several books, including the bestselling book, "The Smart Stepfamily: Seven Steps to a Healthy Family." Ron will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on May 30 and his topic will be "Help! How Do We Blend Our Family?"

Ron is a member of the Stepfamily Expert Council for the National Stepfamily Resource Center, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and licensed Professional Counselor.  He has been a guest on The 700 Club, Fox News, ABC Nightline, FamilyLife Today, and Focus on the Family.

Ron and his wife, Nan, live in Little Rock, AR and they have three sons.

For more info on Ron Deal and to find his resources:

www.familylife.com/blended

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Robyn Besemann - Breaking Free Once and.m For All (Part 1 and Part 2)

Robyn Besemann is the writer and creator of "Chained No More...A Journey of Healing for Adult Children of Divorce/Childhood Brokenness."  She is also the host of Chained No More Talk Radio.

She will be interviewed by one of her experienced Chained No More leaders, Lynda Hodge, about what this book is all about.  They will explain the process of deep emotional/spiritual healing in its pages and discuss the two versions; a small group curriculum as well as the self-discovery version.  You can read more about it at robynbministries.com/chainednomore and read reviews on www.amazon.comRobyn and Lynda will be on Chained No More Talk Radio on May 16 and 23.  Their topic will be "Breaking Free Once and For All."

You can download the original podcasts by going to www.toginet.com/shows/chainednomore to the podcast on 2-19/26/16.

Robyn was raised in a pastor's home and was always involved in ministry of some kind.  She has led Bible studies, and has led several ministries throughout her adult life.  In addition to "Chained No More", she has also written the devotional, "Visions of Him...Seeing God in Everyday Things", as well as recorded an album titled, "Through the Rain...Crisis to Hope", with songs she wrote for those she has ministered to over the years.  You can find these resources at www.robynbministries.com.   Her ministry passion is to "help hurting people see who God says they are and not what anything or anyone has ever told them."

Robyn has been married to Ivan for over 43 years and they have two married children, two grandchildren and a granddog.  They live in the beautiful state of Oregon, enjoy spending time with family, boating, travelling, and heading to the Oregon coast whenever they can.

 

To connect with Robyn Besemann and find her resources:

www.robynbministries.com

Facebook:  Robyn B Ministries

E-mail:  www.robyn@robynbministries.com

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Wayne Stocks - Kids and Grief - How Can We Help? 05-09-17

Wayne Stocks is the Founder and Executive Director of "Hope 4 Hurting Kids."  Their mission is to help young people find hope who are experiencing hurt, pain and adversity.  A long time veteran of children's ministry, Wayne's focus and ministry has shifted in recent years to helping those kids who are hurting the most.  Wayne will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on May 9.  His topic will be "Kids in Grief - How Can We Help?"

Wayne is a "kid magnet" and they know he cares about them from the moment they meet him.  He has a big heart of compassion and whether kids are hurting form their parents' divorce, death of a loved one, or other trauma, he is there to love them, bring them toward Jesus, and wrap them up in a big bear hug, as he extends the arms of Jesus to them.

Wayne and his wife have four kids and they live outside of Columbus, Ohio.  He coaches his son's soccer team and spends way too much time watching middle school and high school sports!  He is an avid reader, writer, and speaker.

To connect with Wayne Stocks and find his resources:

www.hope4hurtingkids.com

Facebook and Twitter

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

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 of thousands in our world today: child abuse, an eating disorder, promisicuity, homelessness, abortion, 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, shares how confession and forgiveness can bring the freedom your soul may be longing for.  She speaks straight from her heart with compassion and undertstanding, 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 build a new ministry.

 

To connect with Tam Hodge:

Website:  www.tamhodge.com

Email: tam@tamhodge.com

Facebook and Instagram

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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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"Kids and Grief - How Can We Help?" with Wayne Stocks
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"Tam's Story: Dark Beginnings to Bright Hope" with Tam Hodge 05-02-2017
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"Parenting in a World of Tech" with Rob Rienow. 04-18-17
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