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Dave and Ann Wilson

A Family Break Up

December 3, 2019

All of us have an extension cord tied to our family of origin. Author Julie Plagens explains what life was like after she cut ties with her family. While her health issues did improve, Julie admits that avoiding her parents and siblings was still difficult. Julie tells how prayer and Scripture became a lifeline and helped her heal mentally. She realized that by severing her family ties, she just traded one set of problems for another. After her father suffered a heart attack, Julie began to realize how unforgiveness had taken root and prayed for God to change her.  

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Julie Plagens, author of the book "Estranged," remembers growing up as the lonely daughter of a highly successful nightclub and restaurant owner. After ten years of running a booming business, Julie's father came to faith in Christ which led him to take a job as a janitor at a local church, and eventually he became a pastor. Julie shares how living under the shadow of her pastor father led her to stuff her anger and bitterness, which adversely affected her health. Realizing her life was on the line due to her resentment towards her parents, Julie tells how she made the decision to cut ties with her family for good. 
December 2, 2019
When Sarah Mae became pregnant as a teen, she chose abortion when encouraged by both her grandmothers. But through the shame and sadness, God’s love still pursued Sarah.
November 29, 2019
As believers, we should be joyful, prayerful, and thankful. Bob Lepine expounds on some biblical directives from 1 Thessalonians 5.
November 28, 2019
Have you wondered what’s going on inside a child of divorce? Ron Deal and Lauren Reitsema address common questions parents and stepparents ask about kids—and share insights that will help you love and lead them well. 
November 27, 2019
How do you prepare for the holidays? Dennis and Barbara Rainey are passionate about celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. Together they share fun ways they've done that, and tell how you can too. Hear their suggestions for having family devotionals around the names of Christ throughout Advent, and how you can decorate your tree and packages with the names of Christ.
November 26, 2019
Christmas will be here soon, and Dennis and Barbara Rainey share fun, simple ideas to help you get ready spiritually. One way to focus on Christ is to celebrate Advent, the first season of the Christian church year. Barbara shares an easy way to gather the family around to consider the magnificence of Christ each Sunday through December.
November 25, 2019
How do you handle conflict? Authors Joel and Nina Schmidgall want couples to know that prayer is their ally when facing marital conflict. They encourage couples to prayerfully seek the Lord for the root of their conflict and ask Him for His wisdom in solving it. Couples need to intentionally create a safe environment to bring up hard topics, and affirm each other daily.
November 22, 2019
Joel and Nina Schmidgall, authors of the book “Praying Circles Around Your Marriage,” encourage couples to pray with and for each other, and to watch God do something amazing. The Schmidgalls encourage couples to ask the Lord to give them a shared vision so they can live lives of purpose.
November 21, 2019
Are there areas of your marriage you've given up on? Authors Joel and Nina Schmidgall talk about the importance of praying without ceasing, especially for your marriage. God honors bold prayer, and bold prayer honors God. Let’s step up boldly to God’s throne of grace and ask Him for our heart’s desire.
November 20, 2019
Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Laura Story talks about life with her husband Martin, who suffers from a memory deficit due to a brain tumor. Although challenging, Story sees his disability as God’s means of grace and tells how God has slowed them down through these circumstances to live in the moment and see His goodness. Faith, she reminds us, is praising God even when we don't see Him.
November 19, 2019
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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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