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Dennis Prager is an American conservative radio talk show host and writer. He founded PragerU, an American non-profit organization that creates videos on various political, economic, and philosophical topics from a conservative perspective.

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There’s a lot of people that just don’t read the Bible because it’s hard to understand or they do not think it applies to their lives. In this episode, Dr. Meeker talks with Dennis Prager, best selling author, columnist, and nationally syndicated radio show host about his newest book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They take the practical information that he wrote about and apply it specifically to kids, parenting, and families. Also in this episode, Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder that you can start using right away! Dr. Meeker also answers a question from a mom about her 15 year old daughter’s struggle with anxiety and depression. If you have a question you want Dr. Meeker to answer, email them to askmeg@megmeekermd.com and listen to future episodes to see if your question is featured!

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Dr. Meg introduces the topic “What The Old Testament Has To Teach Us.” She also teases the continued conversation with Dennis Prager, as well as her points to ponder.


Dr. Meg talks with Dennis Prager about his book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They also discuss, as parents, what you can learn through the book of Genesis.


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Dr. Meg talks with Dennis Prager about his book The Rational Bible: Genesis. They also discuss, as parents, what you can learn through the book of Genesis.


Dr. Meg gives you her points to ponder as you learn more about how the Old Testament of the Bible can teach you to be a better parent.


Today Dr. Meg answers a question from a mom, Lisa, about her 15 year old daughter and her struggle with anxiety and depression. Do you have a question for Dr. Meeker? Email Dr. Meg ataskmeg@megmeekermd.comor tweet your question to her @MegMeekerMD.



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In this piece, Dr. Meg introduces us to a dairy farmer, Carrie Mess. Carrie tells us about how raising her family on a dairy farm is a blessing and about marrying into a dairy farm. She also fills us in on a new initiative that encourages people to donate a gallon of milk to their local food banks to help feed hungry people across the country.

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