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A Mean Mom’s Marriage

October 20, 2015
You might be a great mom, but you were first a wife. Remembering this is key to having a great marriage. Joanne Kraft tells how she keeps the first thing—her marriage—first. Hear Joanne share how the fun game of "Red Light/Green Light" livens up marital romance and demonstrates to her kids that her husband comes first.

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Are you a mean mom? Author and mother of four Joanne Kraft gives a courageous call to moms not to shirk their duty, but to be the kind of mom their kids need. The kind of "mean" she refers to isn't about abuse, but about setting appropriate boundaries and loving your kids enough to discipline them.
October 19, 2015
A young Jon Erwin first heard the story about Woodlawn High School from his father. Now, decades later, Jon is a film director and shares this true story with a whole new generation. "Woodlawn," a faith-based film releasing today, is the remarkable story about a gifted high school football player, Tony Nathan, who embraces his talent and faith as he battles racial tensions at desegregated Woodlawn High.
October 16, 2015
Director Jon Erwin talks with Dennis Rainey about the making of the inspirational feature film, Woodlawn. Set in Birmingham, Alabama, in the 1970s, "Woodlawn" is a true story based on the life of NFL great, Tony Nathan, and the highest attended football game ever played in Alabama high school history. "Woodlawn" releases nationwide October 16.
October 15, 2015
Is technology use fostering a sense of entitlement and discontent in our teens? Youth expert Dr. Kathy Koch explains that our youth expect choices, which actually means making a decision is harder because selecting one choice often eliminates another. This profoundly affects their spiritual decisions, as well as relational ones. Hear her tell how to reconnect with your teens.
October 14, 2015
Our kids are getting more than just information when they turn on their computer screens. Dr. Kathy Koch, author of "Screens and Teens" talks about the five emotional needs of teens—security, for example—and explains how technology is affecting and fulfilling those needs.
October 13, 2015
How is screen time affecting your kids? Youth expert Dr. Kathy Koch examines how technology is shaping the way our kids think. We're seeing some children interacting with screens more than their parents, says Dr. Koch, and some teens are even becoming addicted to the internet or video games. Dr. Koch encourages parents to monitor their children's technology use, and encourage more social interaction instead.
October 12, 2015
Wonder how your teens come up with the things they do? Learn more about the teen brain from pediatricians Dr. Den Trumbull and Dr. Michelle Cretella. Dr. Trumbull and Dr. Cretella give moms and dads some sound advice for preparing their sons and daughters for adolescence.
October 9, 2015
Children are using computers at younger and younger ages. Is this good for them? Pediatricians Dr. Den Trumbull and Dr. Michelle Cretella talk about the effects of screen time on children.
October 8, 2015
Are you and your baby seeing more moonlight than you should these days? Join us as pediatricians Dr. Den Trumbull and Dr. Michelle Cretella give parents some sound advice for settling down little ones at bedtime. Dr. Trumbull and Dr. Cretella, both parents themselves, also share what they've learned about meeting the nutritional needs of a baby.
October 7, 2015
Cancer doesn't just affect cancer patients, but also those who love them. Wife and mother of three Vivian Mabuni takes us through her breast cancer journey from beginning to end: from mastectomy, to chemo, and finally, radiation. Mabuni tells how her family, friends, and especially her husband, encouraged, cared and prayed her through her cancer treatment.
October 6, 2015
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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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