Encouragement for You
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Encouragement for You

Don Hawkins
Encouragement for You is a weekly podcast designed to give you Christ-centered encouragement to help you face life’s most challenging problems. Each episode features Don Hawkins talking with individuals who can address the specific encouragement needed for relationship challenges, mental health issues like depression and anxiety, achieving financial stability, and much more.
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Dealing with Differences and Conflicts
July 17, 2024 - 32 min
Struggling with differences between you and others at home, church, or work? According to Rodney Cox of Ministry Insights, there's a reason for all those differences, and he joins host Don Hawkins to explain.Conflict within churches can be extremely difficult and painful. Dr. George Hillman of Dallas Theological Seminary joins host Don Hawkins to give practical and Biblical help for resolving church conflict in a Godly manner. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Never Give Up!
July 10, 2024 - 19 min
Discouragement is extremely common today and Christians are certainly not exempt. In our first segment the late Dr. Frank Minirth, from his years of practice as a Christian psychiatrist, offers three reasons to never give up. I don’t have to tell you that for many of us these have been extremely difficult days. Christian counselor Brad Fairchild offers encouragement and hope as he talks with host Don Hawkins about learning to rely on The Lord. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
How to Have Healthy Conflict
July 3, 2024 - 24 min
It’s likely that most of us are under the impression that conflict is not a good thing, that it is never healthy. Christian counselor and author Dr. Gary Oliver joins host Don Hawkins with an important perspective on the subject. Graduation whether from college or high school marks a new beginning for each participant. On our next segment, on the eve of a college commencement ceremony host Don Hawkins talks with missions authority Steve Saint about new beginnings   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Are You Too Busy?
June 26, 2024 - 23 min
For many couples, adoption may be the only way to grow their family, for others it represents another option. From their own experience adopting their daughter, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley discuss adoption with host Don Hawkins Has anyone ever told you that you’re too busy? According to Host Don Hawkins, he hears that criticism from time to time, and that’s the topic he discusses with Dr. greg and Erin Smalley. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Part 2 of an Interview of Host Don Hawkins
June 19, 2024 - 28 min
Over the years Don Hawkins has served as a pastor, a radio broadcaster, a college president, an author, and a podcast host.  This week and next we’ll go behind the scenes as Don’s grandson Chris interviews our host. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
An Interview of Host Don Hawkins
June 12, 2024 - 33 min
Over the years Don Hawkins has served as a pastor, a radio broadcaster, a college president, an author, and a podcast host.  This week and next we’ll go behind the scenes as Don’s grandson Chris interviews our host. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Healing from OCD and Sexual Abuse
June 6, 2024 - 23 min
The late Cindy Kubetin authored two books on the subject of sexual abuse; Beyond the Darkness and A Shelter from the Storm.  Cindy and host Don Hawkins discuss how victims of sexual abuse and those who struggle with OCD can find hope. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Solutions for Stress and Lessons in Leadership
May 29, 2024 - 21 min
Many books have been written on the subject of leadership but few people have applied leadership principals the way Dan Cathy did during the years he served as CEO of Chick-fil-a.  In our first segment Dan and host Don Hawkins discuss lessons in leadership.  Most of would agree that life today is stressful and certified Christian life coach Rodney Love has helped many stressed out individuals. Rodney and host Don Hawkins offer solutions for dealing with stress.  Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Hope for Victims of Sexual Abuse
May 22, 2024 - 22 min
Statistics have indicated that a significant percentage of both men and women have been victimized by sexual abuse. Dr. Dan Allender is a Christian therapist and author. He joins host Don Hawkins to offer hope for those who have suffered this trauma  Have you been feeling exhausted lately? Therapist Brad Fairchild joins host Don Hawkins to offer rest for the weary. Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
Caring for Each Other's Hearts
May 15, 2024 - 23 min
Dr Greg Smalley is the Vice President for Families at Focus on the Family and he and his wife Erin joined host Don Hawkins to talk about the importance of caring for each other's hearts.   In our next segment, missionary Gracia Burnham addresses the students at Southeastern Bible College to describe her experience when she and her husband Martin were taken captive by terrorists.   Discover more Christian podcasts at lifeaudio.com and inquire about advertising opportunities at lifeaudio.com/contact-us.
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Meet Your Host
Meet Your Host
Don Hawkins, the host and executive producer of the live Saturday evening call-in program Encouragement Live, serves as President/CEO of Encouragement Communications.

Don is a veteran of Christian live call-in programs. He was the original Host and Executive Producer of the Minirth-Meier Clinic, a pioneering broadcast combining Christian counseling in a live call-in setting. He also served 8 years as co-host and producer of the Back to the Bible radio broadcast, and hosted his own live weekday call-in program Life Perspectives for over 20 years.

Don has authored or co-authored over 20 books, including Never Give Up, Master Discipleship Today, How to Beat Burnout, Leadership Under Fire and Friends in Deed.
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