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Advice From a Former Enabler

December 29, 2014
Mom, are you tired of doing it all?  Mother of five and self-described enabler, Kay Wills Wyma, tells how she introduced her kids to the basic tasks of independence by implementing an unusual one-year experiment designed to teach her kids to be helpers, rather than the helped, one household chore at a time.

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When people are asked to describe Christians in our culture today, what word most often comes to mind? Sadly, it's not usually the word "joy"...and yet during the Christmas season in particular, that word ought to be at the top of the list. Bob Lepine talks about this important fruit of the spirit.
December 26, 2014
The angels appeared to the shepherds, bringing with them joyful news of Christ’s birth. Bob Lepine shares a special Christmas message about living in the fullness of Christ’s joy.
December 25, 2014
Our Plan B is often God's Plan A. Dennis Rainey remembers good times with Student Venture founder and special friend, Carl Wilson. Wilson reminisces about his stint in the Navy and the tiny piece of steel that flew in his eye and ended his career as a pilot. When his engagement ended too, Carl felt his whole world beginning to collapse. But God had other plans. Carl tells how he came to faith, and how he came to meet Sara Jo, the woman with whom he has shared life and ministry for 66 years.
December 24, 2014
Good advice is worth its weight in gold. Dennis Rainey welcomes his long-time friend, Carl Wilson, the founder of CRU's Student Venture. Dennis recalls Carl's advice to him 40 years ago when Carl advised him to read the Word and pray with Barbara every night, a suggestion Dennis took to heart. Carl talks about how he and his wife of 66 years, Sara Jo, have practiced this themselves and how they have sought to make Christ the center of their marriage.
December 23, 2014
Is yours a high-risk occupation? What about your spouse's? So how do you deal with the stress and uncertainty? Join us as we talk with Deanna Wilmore and her husband Naval Aviator, test pilot, NASA astronaut and the current International Space Station commander, Captain Barry "Butch" Wilmore.
December 22, 2014
Love is a dance. Sometimes it’s a waltz and sometimes it’s a bunny hop—but either way, the key to making love last is finding a dance partner who shares your rhythm. Clarence Shuler talks about his sometimes-rocky courtship with his now-wife, Brenda. Clarence encourages singles to enter a relationship with their eyes wide open and their hearts guarded until they know for sure that they've found the one.
December 19, 2014
Are you intoxicated with romance? Clarence Shuler admits that he was too, at one time. But as relationship after relationship took a nosedive, Clarence wondered if he'd ever get married. Surrounding himself with men in good marriages, Clarence began to watch and learn and his self-worth began to soar, as did his hope that marriage was just around the corner.
December 18, 2014
"God has turned my world upside down, but He's turning it right side up." Amazima director and founder Katie Davis tells how God changed her perspective and filled her with passion to love and serve the Ugandan people, especially the children. It's through caring for the orphan that God has turned her values upside down and nurtured her dependence on God above all. Hear more about the remarkable impact Katie and Amazima are having in Uganda.
December 17, 2014
Motherhood is delightful and difficult, even for the most seasoned of mothers. Amazima Ministry founder Katie Davis tells how she went from a being a kindergarten teacher in Uganda at age 18 to a soon-to-be adoptive mother of 13 Ugandan orphans by the time she was 25 years old.
December 16, 2014
Eighteen-year-old Katie Davis had a desire to go and serve the children of Uganda for a season before college. She never imagined that her first trip would change her life, and the lives of many others, forever. Today Katie is the founder and director of Amazima Ministries and the foster mother of 13 girls. Join us to hear more about this courageous young woman and her outreach to orphans in Africa.
December 15, 2014
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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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