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Let's Get Real is a weekly radio program designed to help develop healthier relationships of all kinds. Using Biblical principles, professional expertise, and ample humor, our show hosts, relationship coaches Maida Lasalle and Harold Wells, guide rousing and informative discussions. For further info, visit our website.

with Relationship Coaches Maida Lasalle and Harold Wells

Listen Live Sunday's at 5PM on The Tan Talk Radio Network - 1340 WTAN Clearwater - 1350 WDCF Dade City - 1400 WZHR Zephyrhills - Call Toll Free: 1-866-826-1340

Download November 3, 2013 - "Life After Divorce: Becoming Your Best Self"  03-11-2013 (25.8 MB)

Duration: 56:22 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

November 3, 2013 - "Life After Divorce: Becoming Your Best Self"

  • November 3, 2013 - "Life After Divorce: Becoming Your Best Self"
  • Guest: Carol Burmood, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Life Coach

    In America, about 50% of married couples go from happily ever after to...happily somewhere else. If you are recently divorced or going through a divorce or thinking about divorce, you may be wondering what life is like on the other side. Is there a way to get through this complicated, emotionally traumatic event?

    The great news is divorce can be an opportunity to reinvent and transform your life. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.




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Download October 27, 2013 - "Mentoring: Helping Young Men Transition to Adulthood"  27-10-2013 (25.95 MB)

Duration: 56:42 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

October 27, 2013 - "Mentoring: Helping Young Men Transition to Adulthood"

  • October 27, 2013 - "Mentoring: Helping Young Men Transition to Adulthood"
  • Guest: Michael Thomas, minister, family advocate, counselor

    It seems like a generation of young men are growing up without mentors. Studies have shown that the lack of a male figure in a boy’s life increases the likelihood that he will perform poorly in school or get involved in crime. So why aren't there enough men to mentor young males growing into adulthood?

    The great news is there are ways to help men overcome the barriers to serving as mentors, and help young men grow up healthy. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain. 




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Download October 20, 2013 - "Daughters in Danger: Preventing Teen Dating Violence"  20-10-2013 (26.17 MB)

Duration: 57:10 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

October 20, 2013 - "Daughters in Danger: Preventing Teen Dating Violence"

  • October 20, 2013 - "Daughters in Danger: Preventing Teen Dating Violence"
  • Guest: Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, a Licensed Professional Counselor, blogger and author

    One in three teens has experienced dating violence. Teen girls bear the brunt of teen dating violence – most teen dating violence victims are female, and these young women are at greater risk for serious injury than teen boys. Is there anything girls and parents can do to prevent this from happening?

    The great news is there are ways to recognize the signs of teen dating violence and direct our daughters into safe, healthy relationships. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain. 




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Download October 13, 2013 - "Find 100 Ways: How to Communicate Love to Your Wife"  13-10-2013 (25.55 MB)

Duration: 55:48 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

October 13, 2013 - "Find 100 Ways: How to Communicate Love to Your Wife"

  • October 13, 2013 - "Find 100 Ways: How to Communicate Love to Your Wife"
  • Guest: Doug Flanders, M.D.

    In this fast-paced world in which we live, it can be easy to look over the small things like letting your wife know you love her every day. Failure to do so may result in distance, conflict and even divorce. Does your wife know you love her? How do you communicate your love to her and how often?

    The great news is there are steps you can take to increase the level of happiness in your marriage. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.




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Download October 6, 2013 - "Family Rules: Getting Along with the In-Laws"  06-10-2013 (26.09 MB)

Duration: 57:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

October 6, 2013 - "Family Rules: Getting Along with the In-Laws"

  • October 6, 2013 - "Family Rules: Getting Along with the In-Laws"
  • Guest: Keren Tarr, pastoral counselor and worship leader

    Getting along with your in-laws may not always be easy. Sometimes they can be controlling, intrusive or even derisive. How can husbands and wives win acceptance from and maintain civility with their spouse's parents? 

    The great news is there are steps you can take to build a satisfactory and friendly relationship with your in-laws. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.




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Download September 29, 2013 - "Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: Keys to Strengthening Families"  29-09-2013 (25.45 MB)

Duration: 55:35 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

September 29, 2013 - "Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: Keys to Strengthening Families"

  • September 29, 2013 - "Preventing Child Abuse & Neglect: Keys to Strengthening Families"
  • Guests: Kelly Rossi, Director of Diversion, Eckerd Community Alternatives; Dawna Sarmiento, Community Capacity Building Facilitator, Juvenile Welfare Board Children's Services Council of Pinellas County (JWB); and Priscilla McFadden, Communications and Outreach Facilitator, Juvenile Welfare Board Children's Services Council of Pinellas County (JWB)

    Child abuse can have damaging effects not only on the children who suffer it, but also on the communities that must address the aftermath of abuse. Regardless of the type of child abuse, the result is serious emotional harm. Are there any strategies to prevent child abuse & neglect from occurring in the first place?

    The great news is there are Protective Factors that families can use that diminish the likelihood of child abuse and neglect. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.  




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Download September 22, 2013 - "Dateless in America: Help for Long-Term Singles"  29-09-2013 (25.84 MB)

Duration: 56:27 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

September 22, 2013 - "Dateless in America: Help for Long-Term Singles"

  • September 22, 2013 - "Dateless in America: Help for Long-Term Singles"
  • Guest: Dr. Owen Strachan, executive director of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, Assistant Professor of Christian Theology and Church History professor at Boyce College, and author of the forthcoming Risky Gospel: Abandon Fear and Build Something Awesome (Thomas Nelson, November 2013)

    There are countless numbers of single adults who have been kept dateless for an extended period of time. Sometimes the lack of dating can be attributed to being too busy with other activities. Hobbies, activities and clean fun can stand in the way of being involved in a serious relationship.

    The great news is there is hope for those who desire to get off the couch and into a relationship. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.




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Download September 15, 2013 - "Celebrating Peace: Can We All Just Get Along?"  15-09-2013 (26.02 MB)

Duration: 56:50 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

September 15, 2013 - "Celebrating Peace: Can We All Just Get Along?"

  • September 15, 2013 - "Celebrating Peace: Can We All Just Get Along?"
  • Guests: Askia Aquil, a Muslim Imam and Vice President of the Florida Rainbow PUSH Coalition, and Russell Meyer, a Christian Pastor and Executive Director of the Florida Council of Churches

    There are wars all over the globe and all kinds of strife here at home. Many of these conflicts are over religion. Can people of different faiths get along and peacefully coexist?

    The great news is there are steps each of us can take to help build, promote and celebrate peace in our world. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.




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Download September 8, 2013 - "Second Time Around: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"  08-09-2013 (25.8 MB)

Duration: 56:22 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

September 8, 2013 - "Second Time Around: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"

  • September 8, 2013 - "Second Time Around: Grandparents Raising Grandchildren"
  • Guest: Larry Cooper, LCSW, Project Director, Kinship Care, The Children's Home, Inc.

    Many grandparents today are stepping in to raise their grandchildren when the children's own parents are not able or willing to do so. These grandparents have made numerous sacrifices, and the grandchildren must overcome their feelings of insecurity, anger or embarrassment. What can grandparents do to provide the best possible care for their grandchildren while still preserving their own health and well-being?

    The great news is there are steps to making the adjustments and building new relationships. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.




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Download September 1, 2013 - "Labor Relations: Surviving the McJobs Economy"  01-09-2013 (25.55 MB)

Duration: 55:49 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

September 1, 2013 - "Labor Relations: Surviving the McJobs Economy"

  • September 1, 2013 - "Labor Relations: Surviving the McJobs Economy"
  • Guest: Steve Copley, pastor, ecumenical leader, and Chair of the Board of Directors of the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign

    It has been said, “No one who works full-time in America should have to live in poverty.” Yet, fast food giants and bohemoth retailers expect their low-wage workers, making an average $8.25 an hour, to live on their meager wages. How are low-wage workers to survive?

    The great news is there are proactive steps all of us can take to promote living wages and work to close the ever-widening gap between the haves and have-nots. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download August 25, 2013 - "Maintaining Positive Professional Relationships in Hostile Work Environments"  25-08-2013 (26.1 MB)

Duration: 57:00 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

August 25, 2013 - "Maintaining Positive Professional Relationships in Hostile Work Environments"

  • August 25, 2013 - "Maintaining Positive Professional Relationships in Hostile Work Environments"
  • GuestDaphne Street, freelance writer and communications strategist 

    Working in a hostile work environment can make you dread going to work in the morning. It can harm you emotionally, physically and mentally, and put you at greater risk for heart disease, depression, cancer, anxiety and other ailments. Are there any remedies for dealing with challenging bosses and co-workers?

    The great news is there are proactive steps you can take to create greater job satisfaction and career aspirations. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download August 18, 2013 - "Domestic Violence: Moving From Victim To Survivor"  18-08-2013 (26.22 MB)

Duration: 57:17 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

August 18, 2013 - "Domestic Violence: Moving From Victim To Survivor"

  • August 18, 2013 - "Domestic Violence: Moving From Victim To Survivor"
  • Guest: Roxanne Mayo-Turner, certified Domestic Violence Advocate/Counselor

    Living in an abusive environment is not easy. Life doesn't get any less complicated for a survivor of domestic violence after leaving the abuser. How does a survivor figure out how to re-build a life that doesn't repeat the patterns the survivor just escaped?

    The great news is there are positive, healthy steps an abused person can take to move from victim to survivor. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download August 11, 2013 - "Overcoming Bullying: Taking Back the Power"  11-08-2013 (24.37 MB)

Duration: 53:14 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

August 11, 2013 - "Overcoming Bullying: Taking Back the Power"

  • August 11, 2013 - "Overcoming Bullying: Taking Back the Power"
  • Guest: Shelba Waldron, Sr. Program Consultant and the Training Center Manager at JWB Children's Services Council of Pinellas County

    Bullying is an age old problem, but the consequences of bullying have become more severe. Not only are our children and teens being bullied in person while at school, but also over the internet. Is there anyway to protect our children from the devastating effects of this harmful practice?

    The great news is bullying can be stopped and prevented. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download August 4, 2013 - "Teen Sexting: Is It Worth the Risk"  04-08-2013 (25.85 MB)

Duration: 56:28 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

August 4, 2013 - "Teen Sexting: Is It Worth the Risk"

  • August 4, 2013 - "Teen Sexting: Is It Worth the Risk"
  • Guests: Denise Nestor, a sergeant with the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Community Education and Programs Unit; and
    Raychelle Cassada Lohmann, a Licensed Professional Counselor and author

    A growing number of teenagers are engaging in sexting, and this risky behavior is resulting in unintended consequences including overexposure, embarrassment, criminal charges and even suicide. What leads young people to expose themselves in this way, and what can be done to dissuade them from this practice?

    The great news is there are positive, healthy steps a young person can take to enter into relationships, gain friends, and accept themselves. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download July 28, 2013 - "Fighting the Good Fight: Resolving Marital Conflicts"  28-07-2013 (26.05 MB)

Duration: 56:54 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

July 28, 2013 - "Fighting the Good Fight: Resolving Marital Conflicts"

  • July 28, 2013 - "Fighting the Good Fight: Resolving Marital Conflicts"
  • GuestKeren Tarr, pastoral counselor and music minister 

    All married couples have arguments or fights. Couples fight about many issues including money, sex, in-laws, and kids. However, often times the real issue is an unexpressed fear beneath the surface such as fear of rejection, feelings of inadequacy, or a sense of powerlessness. How can couples use conflict as an opportunity to foster an even deeper connection?

    The great news is fighting can be productive, and lead to greater intimacy and understanding. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download July 21, 2013 - "Internet Relationships: Finding the Right Match Online"  21-07-2013 (26.36 MB)

Duration: 57:35 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

July 21, 2013 - "Internet Relationships: Finding the Right Match Online"

  • July 21, 2013 - "Internet Relationships: Finding the Right Match Online"
  • Guest: Cheryl Green, author of the national best-selling book World Wide Search: The Savvy Christians Guide to Online Dating

    In today's fast-paced world,  even Christian singles are turning to the Internet in the hopes of finding their soulmate. There are as many as 3,000 Christian matchmaker web sites boasting more than 2 million members. But with so much happening online, how can a person know the best place to start and what pitfalls to avoid?

    The great news is there is help available to prepare you to enjoy the unique blessings of online dating. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download July 14, 2013 - "Overcoming Infidelity: Helping Women Recover"  14-07-2013 (26.04 MB)

Duration: 56:53 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

July 14, 2013 - "Overcoming Infidelity: Helping Women Recover"

  • July 14, 2013 - "Overcoming Infidelity: Helping Women Recover"
  • Guest: Stephanie Brown, Life + Encouragement Coach and the founder of Grow Women

    Despite the high rate of divorce in our country, there are women who, despite their husbands' infidelity, desire to find healing, achieve reconciliation, and keep their marriages intact.  

    The great news is healing and reconciliation is possible beyond infidelity, betrayal and broken trust. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download July 7, 2013 - "Grieving: Recovering from Loss"  07-07-2013 (26.43 MB)

Duration: 57:44 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

July 7, 2013 - "Grieving: Recovering from Loss"

  • July 7, 2013 - "Grieving: Recovering from Loss"
  • Guest: Roz "Kandy" Magnotti, a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist intern, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, Grief & Loss Facilitator, and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional

    Dostoyevsky once wrote, "The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” Grief is about how we deal with loss -- the loss of a loved one, a job, a marriage, a dream, or whatever. Others may claim to understand how we feel when we're grieving, but each person's grief is a unique and solitary experience.

    The great news is grief is a process, a long journey of acceptance and healing, and you CAN get through it. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download June 30, 2013 - "Setting the Prisoner Free: The Power of Forgiveness"  07-07-2013 (23.93 MB)

Duration: 52:16 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

June 30, 2013 - "Setting the Prisoner Free: The Power of Forgiveness"

  • June 30, 2013 - "Setting the Prisoner Free: The Power of Forgiveness"
  • Guest: Harold Wells, Let's Get Real co-host

    Christian author and theologian Lewis Smedes once wrote: ”To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” To forgive is to liberate yourself from the poison of anger and resentment, as well as release the individual who has wronged you from the guilt that may be weighing them down. But when we've been hurt or wronged, is it really possible to forgive those who have "trespassed against us?"

    The great news is we CAN harness the power to change the past and control the future through the gift of forgiveness. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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Download June 23, 2013 - "Breaking the Silence: Communication After Anger"  23-06-2013 (26.07 MB)

Duration: 56:57 m - Filetype: mp3 - Bitrate: 64 KBPS - Frequency: 44100 HZ

June 23, 2013 - "Breaking the Silence: Communication After Anger"

  • June 23, 2013 - "Breaking the Silence: Communication After Anger"
  • Guest: Michael Williams, minister, relationship coach, author, and founder of The Start Speaking Training Center

    Very few emotions can destroy communication quite as quickly as anger. It can cause us to strike back by either using the silent treatment or lashing out with harsh words.  The emotional injuries we can inflict on our loved ones may take years to heal.   

    The great news is you can conquer your anger and communicate effectively even when you're mad. Listen! We have the right prescription for your relationship pain.

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