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Dave and Ann Wilson

A Marriage on Free Fall

March 28, 2012
The first year of marriage was total bliss for husband and wife team, Adam and Laura Brown. But little did they know that severe trials were waiting for them just around the corner. On today's broadcast, the Browns tell how God stripped away everything they thought they needed and replaced it with everything they couldn't live without, namely Himself.

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History has lessons to teach both the young and the old. Barbara Rainey, author of Growing Together in Forgiveness, shares some compelling stories about those who have walked the road to forgiveness. Barbara also reflects on a time in her parenting when she sought forgiveness from her children.Download Transcript
March 27, 2012
Forgiveness is love practiced among people who love poorly. Barbara Rainey, along with her husband, Dennis Rainey, talks about the benefits of forgiveness and shares some true stories that illustrate forgiveness, taken from her book, Growing Together in Forgiveness.Download Transcript
March 26, 2012
Have you entered a covenant with someone? If you're married, you have. Today, author and host of Truth for Life, Alistair Begg, talks about the beauty and importance of the marriage vows.Download Transcript
March 23, 2012
What were you really saying when you vowed to love "until death do us part"? Find out on broadcast when Dennis Rainey talks with author and pastor Alistair Begg about the solemnity of the marriage vows.Download Transcript
March 22, 2012
Cohabitation doesn't hurt anybody. Or does it? Researcher Glenn Stanton, author of the book, The Ring Makes all the Difference, talks about the cons of living together with the opposite sex without the benefit of marriage. Stanton talks about the impact cohabitation has on women and children.Download Transcript
March 21, 2012
Cohabitation has become a prerequisite for nearly 50% of marriages today. Is this trial and error living arrangement good or bad for marriage? Glenn Stanton, a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues, talks about the growing trend of cohabitation and the downside to cohabitating that no one will tell you about.Download Transcript
March 20, 2012
Does living together reap the same benefits as marriage? Glenn Stanton, the director for Family Formation at Focus on the Family, doesn't think so. In fact, Stanton, who's done extensive research on this topic, tells why cohabitation almost guarantees divorce due to lack of commitment and relational ambiguity. Stanton goes on to explain why cohabitation is a relationship on a man's terms while marriage is a relationship on a woman's terms.Download Transcript
March 19, 2012
Research shows that one-third of American women have had an abortion. But little hope is offered to those who need healing — until now. Jon and Andy Erwin, along with actress Rachel Hendrix, join Dennis Rainey to talk about their new release October Baby, a movie about a teen who learns that not only was she adopted but is a survivor of a failed abortion. The movie celebrates the journey of forgiveness and restoration and will be released in theaters March 23.Download Transcript
March 16, 2012
"Abortion" and "survivor". Those words seem diametrically opposed, but they are joined together in the dramatic movie, October Baby, releasing in theaters March 23. Jon Erwin, producer of the movie, tells the story of 19-year-old Hannah, whose life is upended when she learns that she is adopted and the survivor of a failed abortion. Also joining Jon in the studio is October Baby lead actress, Rachel Hendrix, who plays Hannah.Download Transcript
March 15, 2012
Each word you speak takes root for good or bad in the hearts of those who hear it. Be careful what you sow. Wess Stafford, Compassion International President and author of the book, Just a Minute, asks listeners to choose their words and actions wisely, especially when interacting with children, who are easily influenced.Download Transcript
March 14, 2012
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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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