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Dave and Ann Wilson

A Cup of Kindness

January 17, 2014
Which Fruit of the Spirit is hardest for you? Peace? Patience? Kindness? Dennis Rainey talks to Michael and Hayley DiMarco about how the fruits of God's Spirit can powerfully transform a person's life, as well as a marriage. Hayley shares how, in the beginning of her marriage, she allowed her flesh to rule her life, but once she confessed that she couldn't do life in her own power and needed God's help, life became more satisfying and fulfilling.

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Marriage wasn't going well for Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Although deeply in love, their differences were igniting a host of arguments and misunderstandings. The DiMarcos talk about their early years of marriage beginning with their disappointing honeymoon to the end of their first year when Hayley was volleying thrift store plates at the basement wall just to release her anger. As Hayley studied the fruits of the Spirit as promised in Galatians 9:22, she realized she wasn't tapping into the power available to her. Once she began relying on God's power their marriage began to blossom.
January 16, 2014
Do you feel like you're connecting with your husband? If not, the two of you might want to spend more time behind closed doors. Author Nina Roesner explains that physical intimacy is as important to men as emotionally connecting is to women, and without that, a man may be less attentive to his wife emotionally. Roesner encourages wives not to neglect intimacy in their marriage, but to respect her husband's needs in the bedroom, as well as out of it, knowing that by doing so she's building a healthy relationship.
January 15, 2014
Do you speak your man's love language? Nina Roesner, author of The Love Dare, says that if you're not respecting your husband, then you probably aren't. Roesner explains that when a woman speaks a man's language of respect, he will reciprocate in kind with the love she craves. Roesner says she learned this lesson the hard way, by failing to communicate respect to her husband and focusing instead on what he could do for her, and not on how she could love and serve him. But when God showed her the error of her ways, she saw her marriage improve by leaps and bounds.
January 14, 2014
Nina Roesner wasn't happy in her marriage. Though her husband ranked their relationship a perfect ten, she only rated it a two. Roesner, the Executive Director of Greater Impact Ministries, tells how God grew her in her relationship with her husband as she began to delve into the topics of respect and submission. Roesner began to realize that she had to communicate her needs, rather than expecting her spouse to read her mind, and that learning to respect her husband was the first step in learning to love him well.
January 13, 2014
Our children learn what it means to be God's man or woman from us. They do what they see us doing. But wouldn't it be great if we could explain what it means as well? Pastor Todd Wagner came up with a simple explanation of manhood and womanhood so that he could teach his children. Hear him explain the five S's of being a woman, beginning with "Seek God first."
January 10, 2014
What is the essence of manhood and womanhood? Pastor Todd Wagner wanted to teach his sons and daughters about the true nature of masculinity and femininity, but he couldn't find a good working definition his children would understand, so he sat down and wrote his own. Wagner teaches on the five S's of being a man, beginning with, "Step Up."
January 9, 2014
Best-selling author and pastor Stu Weber challenges men to be all that Christ calls them to be with the help of the Holy Spirit working in and through them.
January 8, 2014
How can men love others as boldly as Christ did?  Author and speaker Stu Weber calls men to follow in Christ's footsteps and love their wives and children passionately, diligently, and unselfishly.
January 7, 2014
God intends men to provide, teach, connect, and protect.  Author and pastor Stu Weber exposes the misunderstanding the culture has about manhood and points us to Christ in order to define a man's true value.
January 6, 2014
Feeling empty? Sometimes the only way to fill an empty spot left by an old affection is to replace it with a greater affection. Dannah Gresh encourages those who find themselves spiritually dry and emotionally whipped to immerse themselves in the Scriptures and begin to see themselves and their circumstances through God's eyes. Dannah shares how a difficult summer, filled with unexpected trials, had her wondering if God could really be trusted. As she listed of things she saw God doing in her circumstances she realized once again that God, indeed, is enough.
January 3, 2014
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FamilyLife Today® is a weekday podcast featuring fun, engaging conversations that help families grow together with Jesus while pursuing the relationships that matter most.

About Dave and Ann Wilson

Dave and Ann Wilson are co-hosts of FamilyLife Today©, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program.

Dave and Ann have been married for more than 40 years and have spent the last 35 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® since 1993, and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country.

Dave and Ann helped plant Kensington Community Church in Detroit, Michigan where they served together in ministry for more than three decades, wrapping up their time at Kensington in 2020.

The Wilsons are the creative force behind DVD teaching series Rock Your Marriage and The Survival Guide To Parenting, as well as authors of the recently released books Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019) and No Perfect Parents (Zondervan, 2021).

Dave is a graduate of the International School of Theology, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. A Ball State University Hall of Fame Quarterback, Dave served the Detroit Lions as Chaplain for thirty-three years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active with Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small group leader, and mentor to countless women.

The Wilsons live in the Detroit area. They have three grown sons, CJ, Austin, and Cody, three daughters-in-law, and a growing number of grandchildren.

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