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