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Dave and Ann Wilson

A Friend Betrayed

August 9, 2013
Did Jesus have followers or friends? Pastor John Vawter and Jim Wetherbe talk about the importance of selecting the right friends, as well as being the right kind of friend. John and Jim reflect on friends who have betrayed them in the past and what those difficulties taught them.

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How intentional are you about making friends?  Long-time friends John Vawter and Jim Wetherbe tell what brought them, and kept them, thriving as friends over the decades. Jim and John look to Jesus as the model for friendship, and talk about the give and take required for real friendship.
August 8, 2013
According to William Bennett, the Latin term for father is "pater," which means "the one who shows up and takes responsibility." Bennett reflects on the legacy he'd like to leave behind and coaches new dads on the significant role they've been assigned.
August 7, 2013
What does a boy need from a father?  William Bennett, a father of two sons and author of the book, The Book of Man, reminds listeners that boys are moral and spiritual beings, and if we forget this, we've lost the key to raising and educating them.
August 6, 2013
A boy without a father is like an explorer without a map.  William Bennett, former Secretary of  Education under Ronald Reagan, addresses manhood in today's culture and reflects on his own boyhood and the men who influenced him.
August 5, 2013
Did you know that parents fall into three categories?  Find out which category describes you when guest Jill Rigby, author of Raising Unselfish Children in a Self-Absorbed World, explains the differences between deflector parents, depriver parents, and developer parents.
August 2, 2013
Are you raising your children to be mirrors or windows?  Manners of the Heart founder and author Jill Rigby explains how emphasizing self-esteem over service encourages a child's natural selfishness.  Listen in as Jill tells parents how to raise children who think of others instead.
August 1, 2013
Does saving money seem to crimp your style? It doesn’t have to. Savers extraordinaire Crystal Paine and Steve and Annette Economides share their most frugal tips for saving on groceries and paying off debt, including mortgages. Steve and Annette reveal how they paid off their home in nine years and Crystal in only two and a half years by focusing on their goal, and not spending needlessly.
July 31, 2013
Does living on less get you down? Savvy savers Steve and Annette Economides and Crystal Paine tell how their short term sacrifices blessed them with long-term benefits. The  Economides encourage parents to start teaching their children financial responsibility when they’re young so that they can all breathe easier later.
July 30, 2013
Is money a little tight at your house right now? If so, you’ll want to keep listening. Money-saving mom Crystal Paine and “America’s Cheapest Family,” Steve and Annette Economides tell how their frugal ways have them saving big at the grocery store, allowing them to give generously to others. Paine encourages couples to get on the same page financially by establishing goals, setting a budget and being purposeful and intentional with their money.
July 29, 2013
Could your daughter be gay? Ellen Dykas of Harvest USA encourages mothers to really get to know their daughters and ask the tough questions.  Dykas reminds parents of the power of prayer and the importance of reaching out to a daughter with affection, truth and love. Dykas shares some signs that might indicate that a daughter’s relationship with a girlfriend might be crossing a line into same-sex attraction.
July 26, 2013
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About FamilyLife Today®

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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