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Dave and Ann Wilson

Acknowledging Father Wounds

June 4, 2014
Are memories of your father good or bad? Roland Warren, the former President of the National Fatherhood Initiative, recalls his parents split when he was seven and the shaky relationship he had with his father thereafter. Roland recognizes that his father wounded him deeply, and tells how he decided to change his legacy for the better. 

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What kind of legacy do you want to leave your children? Jim Daly, whose own father deserted him when he was young, reminds parents that if they want their children to walk with the Lord, then they need to live in such a way that their children see their heavenly Father in them.
June 3, 2014
On a scale of 1 to 10, how would you rate your father? Focus on the Family President, Jim Daly, talks with Dennis Rainey about his difficult childhood, his absent, alcoholic father, and his desire to be a better dad than the role models that he had growing up.
June 2, 2014
Is your teen struggling? Dr. Charles Hodges, a practicing physician and certified Christian counselor, offers some practical advice to parents of teens whose behavior is out of control.
May 30, 2014
Depression is affecting an increasing number of families. Christian counselor and practicing physician Dr. Charles Hodges explains the difference between depression and normal sadness, and helps us look at emotional pain through a biblical grid.
May 29, 2014
What is bipolar disorder? Dr. Charles Hodges explains the signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Hodges recalls the first time he ever met someone who was bipolar, and Bob Lepine talks about his own father, who struggled with this diagnosis.
May 28, 2014
What does it mean to teach purity to your children?  Is it teaching them a list of dos and don'ts?  Or is it something deeper, something about their relationship with God?  Michael and Hayley DiMarco address this subject with a biblical foundation.
May 27, 2014
In almost every era, our Armed Services have usually found themselves in harm's way somewhere around the globe. 2011 is no exception. Join us this Memorial Day for a special FamilyLife Today program honoring the men and women of our Armed Forces.
May 26, 2014
Difficult childhoods weren’t going to prevent Jack and Lisa Hibbs from passing on a strong spiritual legacy to their children now that they were new creations in Christ. The Hibbs share how they tried to be intentional with their daughters, Ashley and Rebecca, who join them on the program.
May 23, 2014
What do you do with a crippling past? Pastor Jack Hibbs and his wife, Lisa, remind us that God makes us body, soul and spirit, and encourage believers to glean from their pasts, but not get stuck there, realizing that God has the power to redeem our pasts and turn them into something good.
May 22, 2014
You can’t change the past, but you can change your children’s future.  Jack and Lisa Hibbs know.  Jack survived his mother’s attempted abortion. His father left when he learned of the pregnancy. Lisa’s mom died when she was five, and her strict stepmother made her feel unwanted and unloved. Jack and Lisa tell how God intervened and gave them new lives and a new legacy in Him.
May 21, 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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