Special Guests

  • Pat Boone — The Original Crooner With The White Buck Shoes
    Pat joins us again to chat about his upcoming celebrity cruise called “Cruising With The Crooner”. Joining Pat and his daughter Debby Boone (“You Light Up My Life”) will be former TDMS guests SQuire Rushnell and his wife, celebrity impressionist, Louise DuArt. As a former ABC executive, SQuire is the man behind School House Rock and the best selling God Winks books. Louise performs aroundNorth America with comedy legend, Tim Conway from the Carol Burnett Show. Also cruising will be Christian leaders Gary Smalley and Jack Hayford.

  • Miranda Stone — Canadian Recording Artist
    Coy phrases such as "gentle-folk-punk" have been used to describe the dynamic of Miranda's music. However, they often neglect to convey the accessible pop sensibilities that come along for the ride. With an intelligent mix of poetry and a little tactful frankness, it's easy to understand why her Grassroots Army has been so loyal and enthusiastic.

  • Brock Hall — Vice President of Shepherd Village Retirement Community
    Brock has been the Administrator of a number of accredited long term care and retirement homes for over twenty five years. He’ll guide us through a conversation around the ins and outs of helping loved ones transition from independent living to long term care or retirement living. If a parent is no longer safe and independent at home what do you say? What should be done or NOT done? How do we broach this difficult discussion with our parents? Peoples’ normal response to aging can include a range of emotions: Denial – Anger – Frustration – Fear. So how do we help them face their fears, as well as the reality that independent living might no longer an option?


  • Amy Pritzker
    Here’s a woman in her thirties who is still single, still a virgin, and still wrestling with whether or not years of doing things the “right way” has panned out. In possibly one of the most honest blogs you’ll ever read, Amy has written about her 40-day ‘spiritual exercise” involving prayer. She continued to bring other’s needs before God but when it came to herself and her life situation – her prayer was simply, “Surprise me, God.” In her blog she writes, “I’m not expecting fireworks and major miracles; but for 40 days I will be chronicling the way that God answers this prayer – if He answers this prayer.” “I’m asking God to show Himself in my life – because I’m willing to serve as the experiment. I’m willing to ask the questions, to go to the wall with God, because, in some twisted way, I think that he DOES care about us… But let’s be honest, for a moment, shall we? If, in any other relationship, the other party was making promises and I didn’t see any “follow through” with them…wouldn’t I value the relationship enough to at least have a discussion about it with them? Or would I just let the disappointment fester to the point where I was completely bitter and resentful towards them?”

Talkback, etc.

  • The Counsel Of Many!
    Brought to you by family lawyer Dawn Bennett. With a reputation built on Trust, Respect and Integrity, protecting your family's interests is Dawn's primary concern. Visit bennettlaw.ca today.

    Need Help or Advice On An Issue In Your Life?
    Tell us your situation and Drew will ask the listeners of TDMS!

    This week on the Counsel Of Many: a husband feels stuck in his marriage as well as his job and wants some advice.

    “I've been married for 17 years to a woman whom I have zero in common with. Actually, we’ve never had anything in common. I married her for one reason… okay two or three reasons. When we met I was a fairly new Christian and she had been “born again” since the age of five. I was a 28 year old stereotypical long-distance trucker and she was 26. Neither of us had been married, but I had been shacked up many times. She was a virgin and I wanted a woman I could trust while I was on the road for days and weeks at a time. She has been that and more. I wanted a woman I thought would be great with children when we had some. She has been that and more, even though we’ve had a few issues here here. Okay, so here’s my situation: Because of the way things are going with my 10-year old son (youngest), I feel it's time for me to be the man (father) of the house and not him. I want to get off the highway but trucking is all I know and local trucking jobs are very long hours so I don't see the benefit for me being home in that career. Worse then that is the fact that if I come off the highway, I really don't think our marriage will survive. We only have the kids in common and nothing else. We don’t fight because she has no idea how to defend her views. Her views therefore become my views even though I know they’re really not. Counselling will not help. Here's where I gain a lot of hatred from your listeners but I need to be transparent if I hope to get some constructive feedback. Counselling will not help because my wife does not have an original thought in her head. When dating, I often wondered why she was so quiet. It only took a year to understand why. I could go on and on. I’m not perfect by any stretch of the imagination. When I said “Til death do us part,” I meant it. I grew up not knowing my father at all, and I do not want to destroy my children. I cried out to God seeking only his will and He replied, "You picked her." I need to step up and be the man/father I never knew. Please Help.”

  • Should Candace Cameron Bure kiss someone other than her husband?
    Drew had a conversation this week with Candace about her, as an actor, possibly having to kiss someone other than her husband, NHL sensation Valeri Bure. She gave us permission to talk about it on the show, so what do you think? Should she do this? Obviously nudity and sex scenes are out but what about kissing? However, if she has a “no kissing” clause in her contracts then she won’t be getting much work, if any. So maybe she should re-consider acting as a career? But then again, maybe it has more to do with what kind of kiss – closed or open mouth? Tongue or "Cat's Bum" kiss? Bottom line - are there certain jobs Christians just shouldn’t do, and is acting one of them? Previous TDMS guest, Soap Opera Actress & Author of Breaking The Perfect 10, Tracy Melchior weighs in on the discussion and we'll also hear from Candace herself, as she calls in to comment...on your comments!

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