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In this edition of GRIFF's Prayer, GRIFF shows some love and support for the dads.

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell and GRIFF are asking listeners if biological parents have the right to be directly involved in their child’s life if they’re not around. Much of the time, estranged biological parents, or parents who aren’t in the household, aren’t too keen on the idea of hands-on step-parents or significant […]

Charmaine Broom is a singer and songwriter who has been singing with Kirk Franklin for years. She is also a wife, a “bonus-mom” and founder and CEO of Blended Families Rock, which aims to bring unity between biological and non-biological families. Charmaine explains how the Blended Families Rock movement specifically aims to make things more […]

In this Get Up Poll, Erica Campbell asks- are you a good communicator? Are you a listener, or a talker, or both? “Get Up!” listeners call in with their answers, often detailing where they are in their journey toward becoming their best communicator. One woman explains why listening is particularly important as a parent, because […]

Erica Campbell recalls hanging out at her grandma’s house as kid with all of her siblings. If any of the kids acted up, Erica recalls, their grandma wouldn’t be mean or yell at them, she would pray at them. In this way she would reprimand them in love, as opposed to being antagonistic or spiteful. […]

Maurette Brown-Clark reminisces about growing up being close to her dad. She talks about how he ceaselessly worked hard to provide for her and her family. She says she worshiped the ground he walked on, and would sit on his lap while he ate dinner after coming home from a long day after work. Maurette […]

In this edition of Faith Walking, GRIFF opens up and so generously shares a story about the challenges him and his father have faced in their relationship to each other. GRIFF says that after his upbringing, he was very angry with his father and did not speak to him for a couple decades. It wasn’t […]

In this edition of Joy Living, Erica Campbell talks about the mixed feelings she deals with as she watches her children grow. She explains the “happy-sad” emotions she battles as her kids grow into their own, and find their independence now that they’re not babies anymore. What she does with those “happy-sad” emotions, however, is […]

In this edition of the Love Talk, Erica Campbell talks about the good men of any age who are husbands, fathers or mentors to young ones out there. GRIFF chimes in with advice to men who are parenting, about what the most valuable thing for a father to give his child is- and it has […]

https://www.facebook.com/GetUpErica/videos/249783528717207/ The last day of school is a monumental event for any kid; they are mere hours away from summertime, which means no more homework, no more waking up early, and no more having to see teachers and other kids at school that they don’t want to see! So, even though GRIFF can’t be at the […]

Since the tragic death of his wife, Carlos Morales and his quadruplets have captured the hearts of America. In a recent interview with People, Morales dished on…

My father, William Baxter Gaines Sr., and I always had a contentious relationship. He didn’t talk much to his children about his military experience. He did not hug, read bedtime stories, give out compliments or kiss goodnight. This didn’t seem to bother my siblings. I, on the other hand, languished. I took my father’s shunning […]