Our host Kerby Anderson, welcomes Karen Budzinski, who has a new book, “How To Build Children With Integrity.” Jimmy Hinton will talk to Kerby about sexual abuse. And in the final hour Russell Moore will share his new book titled, “The Storm-Tossed Family.”
Our broadcast today is jam-packed from start to finish. Don’t miss a second!
I firmly believe that many relationships have problems, omissions, and issues that could be solved if the people involved just had the tools. Many are unaware of how to address their issues. The materials I have written are like a toolbox; and the proof of their effectiveness is obvious from the results the classes have achieved over the years.
I am a teacher who shares my passion to live victoriously; I have lead groups of all ages from birth to seniors both in the United States and abroad. My signature class, Building Better Relationships, is taught in my home several times a year. My family resides in Michigan, and has grown to include five adult children, their spouses, and three granddaughters.
Building children requires integrity: the wholeness that comes from knowing who you are, what you stand for and what you live for. Integrity is consistent; it can be counted on. Building children with integrity helps them to own the ethics and character that will stand against the flood of social opposition to strong values.
How to Build Children with Integrity is a toolbox of resources and ideas for parents and those who are involved with children. This book is meant to be used as a springboard to inspire people to think of how they can take normal everyday life and build something lasting in children along the way. As we dedicate ourselves to these tasks, results will follow.
In 2011, a young woman confided in Jimmy that she had been sexually abused when she was a young child by Jimmy’s father, the former minister of 27 years at the Somerset Church of Christ. Jimmy reported his father to authorities which resulted in his confession of 23 victims and a conviction of 30-60 years in Pennsylvania state corrections facility.
Jimmy, who is collaborating with neuroscientists Dr. Stephen Macknik and Dr. Susana Martinez-Conde, focuses his research and training on deception techniques of skilled abusers who molest children in plain sight. Jimmy is a certification specialist with G.R.A.C.E (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment). Jimmy developed a unique facility walkthrough where he demonstrates techniques sex offenders use in churches to molest children while remaining undetected. The facility walkthrough also assesses which areas are the highest risk areas within the building.
Jimmy also developed a one of a kind 20 point Predator Recognition Tool, designed to help identify high risk individuals that otherwise would go undetected. Because he is a minister, has reported his father, walked a church through the aftermath of abuse, and focuses his research on understanding pedophiles, his trainings will continue to be relevant for churches who either need to consult in the wake of abuse or are looking to have the best training available to prevent it from happening. The Bible is the foundation for Jimmy’s research, and his training teaches people to understand God’s intolerance for abuse, his justice, and his merciful heart toward the oppressed and wounded.
The Wall Street Journal has called Moore “vigorous, cheerful, and fiercely articulate.” He was named in 2017 to Politico Magazine’s list of top fifty influence-makers in Washington, and has been profiled by many publications.
Prior to his election in 2013, Moore served as provost and dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also taught theology and ethics. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Christian Ethics at Southern Seminary, and as a visiting professor of ethics at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
A native Mississippian, Moore and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.
Family can be the source of some of the most transcendent human joy, and family can leave us crumpled up on the side of the road. Family can make us who we are, and family can break our hearts. Why would this social arrangement have that much power, for good or for ill, over us?