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Dave and Ann Wilson

An Unexpected Love

August 14, 2014
God makes beauty from ashes. Bill and Margie Thompson went to church with Rick and Evelyn Husband, and grieved along with the rest of their church body when Rick, the commander of the space shuttle Columbia, died in 2003. Years later when Evelyn heard that Margie had passed away, Evelyn called the Thompson family to extend her condolences, and encouraged Bill to call if he ever needed to talk. Hear Bill and Evelyn talk about their first phone call and the launch of their budding romance.

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Bill Thompson loved his life. Married to his college sweetheart, Margie, since 1977, they had two children and a healthy, happy marriage. In June of 2007, however, Margie died after a 13 year battle with breast cancer. Evelyn Husband, on the other hand, lost her husband, Rick, the commander of the space shuttle Columbia, in 2003, leaving her a widow with two children. Bill and Evelyn join us to share more about their losses, and their second chance at love
August 13, 2014
Who's at the helm of your marriage? Are you? Is your husband? Sara Horn had always been driven and focused on her career. She had even wondered early in marriage if she even needed her husband at all. But now as a seasoned wife and mother, Sara wanted to try something different and challenged herself to practice biblical submission for a year. What Sara experienced during those 12 months changed her and transformed her marriage.
August 12, 2014
Would your husband say that you're a submissive wife? After taking a year to imitate the Proverbs 31 wife as best she could, Sara Horn was ready for another challenge. Sara talks about the ups and downs of her year trying to practice biblical submission. Find out what she learned about herself, and God's idea of submission, during her twelve months participating in this interesting experiment.
August 11, 2014
What's on your "to do" list? Most things never get done if they aren't planned for. Authors Steve and Candice Watters say a good place to begin is with the things you have to do, followed by the things that would be good to do, and then followed by the things you want to do.  With so many things demanding our attention, the Watters say it's good to know what your priorities are so you can redeem the time and be fruitful.
August 5, 2014
Are you intentional in your marriage? Steve Watters, VP of Communications at Southern Seminary, and his wife, Candice, believe it's important to make plans as a couple. They share how taking time to plan and dream has benefited their marriage and has turned their hopes and wishes into a reality. They also encourage couples to be intentional about spending time together; making dates a regular part of their routine.
August 4, 2014
Have you been listening to Satan's lies? Author Marian Jordan Ellis cautions women everywhere not to swallow Satan's bait and believe the lies he's been peddling since Creation began, like, "Sex will make you feel more secure in a relationship." Marian encourages women to keep the small things, like holding hands, sacred, and to see themselves as valuable treasures men have to win, rather than sexual objects to be used.
August 1, 2014
Are you prepared for battle? Author Marian Jordan Ellis once felt like God could never love a girl like her, especially with all she had done. And then she met the Savior. Marian sounds the battle call to single women who are tired of always giving in to sexual temptation. Marian assures them they can be victorious in this spiritual battle if they'll resist the lies of the enemy and listen to God's marching orders instead.
July 31, 2014
Is your love life a tragedy or a romantic comedy? Marian Jordan Ellis, founder of Redeemed Girl Ministries, recalls the futile attempts she made in her youth to find the love she longed for. Marian tells how her sinful "sex and the city" lifestyle left her desperately empty and hopelessly filled with shame, until she met her real Prince Charming, Jesus Christ.
July 30, 2014
They moved to America to escape certain death in Iran. Pastor David Nasser recalls his family's early years in the United States. Eager to fit in at his new school in Texas, David tells what lengths he went to find acceptance among his peers. In his quest, however, David found more than he bargained for. He found salvation and purpose through a relationship with Jesus Christ.
July 29, 2014
He grew up culturally Muslim. His father was a general in the Iranian army. Pastor David Nasser tells how his family escaped execution and fled Iran during the Iranian Revolution of 1979. For nine months his family tried legally to get into the United States. It was only until his mother encouraged him to pray and ask this "American Jesus," whom he'd only heard of, to let them into the country, that asylum was granted.
July 28, 2014
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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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