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Today’s Ryan Rush Show: Should Economics Play a Factor in Having Kids?

The US Department of Agriculture estimates that the cost of raising a child tops $250,000 by the time they’re eighteen. We’re also discovering that there is a direct correlation between the downturn in the economy and the birth rates in the US. In other words, we are having fewer babies because we are having fewer dollars. Is this a dangerous trend? Interesting conversation. I’d be curious to hear your take.

One of the couples who weighed in was Ethan and Casey Jones – the parents featured on TLC’s “Quints by Surprise” reality show. They had their quintuplets just as the recession was hitting full swing, and they’ve made the sacrifices necessary to make it. If they can pay for all those diapers, what’s everybody else’s excuse?

A new season premiers tonight on TLC at 9PM Central. They’ve been very open about their faith in Christ – and their producer is my good friend Jonathan Nowzaradan. Check them out!

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The spiritual barriers people face are countless, but they can be categorized into Eight Primary Walls. These walls correlate with the 8 primary breakthroughs that everyone needs.
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I think God cares about the details of my life.
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I find myself more focused on the things I don't have but wish I did.
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I am so busy that I find myself ignoring the most important things in my life.
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I am willing to sacrifice immediate gratification for something better down the road.
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I have a hard time trusting people.
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I think that God will meet all my needs.
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I have been wronged in the past in a way I cannot get over.
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I feel strong relationships are hard, but worth it.
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I feel there is a disconnect between who I really am and how I act in front of other people.
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I feel compelled to make the world around me better.
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I know a lot of people, but don't feel very close to many people.
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People would describe me as a giving person.
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I spend too much of my energy pursuing material things.
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I believe truth is the same for everyone.
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People who have hurt me in the past cause me to avoid some relationships today.
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I believe God loves me in spite of who I am.
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When looking back on my life, I tend to focus on all of the things I did wrong.
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I am intentionally seeking to grow in my relationships with others.
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It troubles me that God has not answered my prayers.
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It humbles me to think I can know God.
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I observe things that make me wonder if I should believe the Bible.
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I believe God wants what is best for me.
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I am confident God has forgiven me for my past.
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I feel with God's help, I can face any situation.
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I worry that God is angry with me.
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I question why God allowed certain things to happen in my life.
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I feel I can turn to God for direction.
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When bad things happen, I wonder if God can make things better.
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I try to avoid temptations that would bring me harm.
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I find myself drawn to things I know are bad for me.
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I don't believe anyone can ever know what is absolutely true.
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I believe the Bible has answers for today's circumstances.
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I tend to expect the worst to happen.
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When I am facing a difficult situation, I feel like I can solve problems on my own.
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I am willing to serve others for nothing in return.
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I am grateful for the things I have been given.
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I have too many of my own problems to deal with the problems of others.
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When bad things happen, I feel like I am getting what I deserve.
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I believe in an all-powerful, all-knowing God.
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I believe God is loving and kind.
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I believe God is willing and able to answer my prayers.
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I have to guard against judging people when I learn they are dealing with tough circumstances.
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I am amazed at God's power.
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My faith practices are more about routine than relationship.
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I worry about the problems that the future holds.
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I have witnessed things that make me wonder if God is in control.
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The possibility of gaining a good friend is worth the risk.
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I look forward to good things in my future.
Great you have finished the evaluation.
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