About Shaping Families

Shaping Families was broadcast on numerous radio stations from January 2010 to January 2013. This website will continue to offer and maintain a wealth of material conveying faith-based hope on tough family issues. There are scores of original interviews available here with some well-known Christian authors, singers, and nationally (U.S./Canada) known persons, as well as dozens of interviews with ordinary persons, combed from numerous television documentaries that Third Way Media/MennoMedia produced in the last number of years.

Links to Podcasts, Transcripts, Study Guides

Click on the Original Programs tab and find specific program titles/themes. These materials can be useful for:

  • Religious education classes
  • Small groups
  • Parenting groups
  • PTAs
  • Mom’s or Dad’s groups
  • Parents of daycare or preschool students
  • Counselors
  • Pastors

Topics include

  • Parenting after divorce
  • Grief
  • Serious illness
  • Sexual abuse
  • Marriage
  • Sports and families
  • Teens and substance abuse
  • Addictions
  • Mental illness
  • Suicide
  • Faith formation
  • And much more!

Real Life Real Families

Real Life Real Families study book

Here are selected Shaping Families stories and audio interviews in a handy package, available as leader’s book and CDs, student guides, or downloadable online.

Recommended for small groups, Sunday school, or parenting classes:

  • audio interviews
  • commentary
  • study guide with Bible texts, prayers, discussion and activities

Each ready-to-use session focuses on a different issue facing families.

  • Lasting Marriage
  • Getting Along in Families
  • Families under Construction
  • Parenting after Divorce
  • Stay-at-Home Mom
  • Working Parents
  • Media Perils and Possibilities
  • Teens and Substance Abuse

And more! To purchase or for more information click here.