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"Everybody has stuff!" That's right. We all go through the ups and downs of life and sometimes the "downs" overshadow the "ups." Whether you have been through the painful divorce of your parents or your own, lived through abuse or are still living it, or generally feel like you don't matter, there is hope out of the ashes.

"Chained No More," a faith-based radio show is a place where people genuinely care about and understand what you are living. You will be given quality resources to help you rise from the ashes of hurtful situations. We will not "beat you over the head with a Bible," but will combine faith and practical tools to help you move forward toward a much healthier and happier future.

Robyn has written "Chained No More...A Journey of Healing for the Adult Children of Divorce/Childhood Brokenness." The first version is a small group curriculum with a Leader Guide and Participant Book. The second version, released in 2014, is the self-discovery version, for individual study.

As an author, mentor, singer/songwriter, radio host, and speaker, her passion is to help people define themselves by who God says they are and not what anyone or anything has ever told them. Robyn has a huge heart for children of all ages and as a camp mom, she heard the pain of the campers. That moved her to write "Chained No More," so the adult children of divorce could find healing for the pain they brought into their adulthood.

Robyn and her husband of over 40 years, Ivan, reside in Oregon. They have two grown kids, a son-in-law and a grand dog, Braxton. Contact Robyn at and visit her website at

Dr. Michelle Bengtson - Our World Today: Helping Our Kids with Anxiety

Dr. Michelle Bengtson is an experienced author, speaker and neuropsychologist.  She is a vibrant, caring woman whose passion for helping hurting people has guided her to what she does today.  Her 20 years of professional experience in the diagnosis and treatment of medical and emotional disorders, combined with her personal experience and strong faith, have led Dr. Michelle on a mission to share the Hope that prevails.

Dr. Michelle has personally endured her share of trials; the pain of losing a loved one, the despair following trauma and illness, and the mental and spiritual darkness of her storms.  She understands depression and anxiety from her own experiences.  Dr. Michelle will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on October 17.  She will be addressing anxiety in children and will give concepts and practical tools for parents to help their kids.  Her topic will be "Our World Today:  Helping Our Kids with Anxiety."

She has co-authored three books.  She has just released the Bible Study that accompanies her first solo project, "Hope Prevails:  Insights from a Doctor's Personal Journey Through Depression."

When Dr. Michelle is not helping patients in her private practice, writing books, or speaking, she loves spending time at the beach.  She also loves having coffee with a friend, but most of all, loves spending time with her husband, two boys, and their two dogs.  She collects cute socks, pictures of mailboxes, and shells from many beaches she has visited.

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Linda McCutcheon-You Too Can Be a Single Mom Survival Success

Author, speaker, and mentor, Linda McCutcheon, was a single mom raising two young children.  She was faced with going back into the workforce, healing her broken heart, and learning who "Linda" really was.  Many times, she was working two jobs, taking night school courses, and keeping the home together.  For 12 years, she walked this journey alone and as healing began, learned not only to survive, but SUCCEED.  Linda will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on October 10.  Her topic will be "You Too Can Be a Single Mom Survival Success."

Linda's passion is for single parents who are faced with putting on a new pair of footwear to move ahead.  Because of her own life experiences, she wrote a book to encourage moms and dads.  She learned to trust in God as her faithful Partner in this journey called Single Parenthood.

Linda earned a theology degree, but her best education has been the School of Hard Knocks.  She mentors women    on-line with, publishes articles for onliine magazines, and writes a bimonthly blog.

Linda and her husband of 8 years, run a real estate appraisal business and have a sheep farm in Ontario, Canada.  They have 4 adult daughters and 2 grandchildren.  She loves to read, scrapbook and sew.

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Dr. Rick Marks-When People Get Hurt in the Church 10-03-17

Dr. Rick Marks is a man of great passion and purpose concerning marriage and family. He grew up in a divorced and abusive home as a child, so understands the challenges in hurting families.  He is an ordained minister, licensed counselor and understands the workings in churches today.  He sees many churches struggling with societal changes, broken familes, and also broken churches in general, because of human error and sin.  Dr. Rick will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on October 3.  His topic will be: "When People Get Hurt in the Church."

Because of his childhood experiences, he has dedicated his life to conducting relationship and single adult retreats, to bring healing in families.  During this interview, however, he will turn toward the church family, and discuss how there can be great division and trauma in the church between leaerships and congregants.  Dr. Rick is straight up and is led by his heart to encourage his listeners to follow God's leading, as they seek answers and healing.

Dr. Rick is a speaker, ordained minister, licensed counselor, earned a PHD in Psychology and Counseling, a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, and an M.A. in religious education.  He is presently a pastor of family ministries in Jacksonville, Florida, and the Vice President of Live the Life Ministries.

Rick and his wife, Louella, live in Jacksonville and they have three adult children.  He is a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, loves to read, enjoys building plastic model airplanes and visiting civil war fields.

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Michele Howe - Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest 09-26-17

Michele Howe is an accomplished author, inspiring speaker, and addresses a diverse range of women's health, parenting, family, and single parent issues.  Michele Howe will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on September 26Her latest book, "Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest" will be her topic.

Michele is the author of 18 books for women.  Her first book, "Going It Alone:  Meeting the challenges of Being a Single Mom", provided hope and practical helps for single moms new to parenting solo.  One of her most recent books is titled, "Empty Nest, What's Next?  Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind."

In addition to her article and book writing, Michele is also featured in the new "Single and Parenting" resource video series as a parenting expert.  Her passion is for single moms and families, and now she will inspire and educate listeners who are struggling with the Empty Nest.

This busy woman lives in Michigan and has been married to Jim over 33 years.  They have four grown children and four grandkids.  They enjoy water sports of every type, biking, and hiking.  She also loves to read, which is a good thing, since she is also a book reviewer.


To connect with and find Michele Howe's resources:!/reviewermom



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Cynthia Tobias - Strong-Willed Kids: How To Parent Them to Be the Best They Can Be 09-19-17

Cynthia Tobias is a best-selling author of 13 books and is a speaker.  She taught in a public high school for 8 years, was in law enforcement, and had a business firm for 8 years.  She understands how kids tick and how parents can connect with them better to set them up for success.  Cynthia will be our guest on Chained No More Talk Radio on September 19.  Her topic will be "Strong-Willed Kids:  How to Parent Them to Be the Best They Can Be."

We will be discussing her book, "You Can't Make Me...But I Can Be Persuaded."  She will share tips and concepts to help parents ride the waves of having a strong-willed child.  Cynthia received her B.A. at Northwest Nazarene University, her Master's Degree at Seattle Pacific University, and an Honorary Doctorate from Northwest Nazarene University.  She will use her education, expertise, and experiences with her own kids to help our listeners learn her effective concepts.

She and her husband, Jack, live in the Seattle area.  They are active in all that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. They also have twin young adult sons.  Cynthia is looking forward to becoming a grandmother someday too!


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"Our World Today: Helping Our Kids With Anxiety" with Dr. Michelle Bengtson 10-17-2017
"You Too Can Be a Single Mom Survival Success" with Linda McCutcheon 10-10-2017
"When People Get Hurt In the Church" with Dr. Rick Marks 10-03-2017
"Preparing, Adjusting, and Loving the Empty Nest" with Michele Howe 09-26-2017
"Strong-Willed Kids: How to Parent Them to Be the Best They Can Be" with Cynthia Tobias09-18-2017
"Hurricane Harvey: Riding the Waves" with Kathy Carlton Willis 09-12-2017
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