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Dave and Ann Wilson

Answering the Call of Fatherhood

February 26, 2013
It’s been said, “A boy without a father is like an explorer without a map.” Author and pastor Doug Wilson reflects on his decision as a young father to start a Christian school when his children were small, and encourages other men to say, “Geronimo!” and jump to action when the circumstances call for it. Doug defines masculinity as “the glad assumption of sacrificial responsibility,” and tells how the family is blessed when a man gives himself away in loving sacrifice to his wife and children.

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Kids are running on fumes today – what our guest, Pastor Doug Wilson, calls father hunger. Doug, a father of three and grandfather to 16, implores men to be intentional in their role as fathers and model and instruct their children on the responsibilities of manhood:  to provide and protect.Download Transcript 
February 25, 2013
For over five decades, Dr. Howard Hendricks faithfully labored in God’s vineyard. He served with humility, shunning the limelight, even as he shaped the theological worldview of over 13,000 students at Dallas Theological Seminary. Last Wednesday, February 20th, 2013, Dr. Hendricks departed for heaven. Join us as we pay tribute to a great Patriarch, our friend, Dr. Howard Hendricks.
February 22, 2013
Learn a simple and creative way to teach your children the true meaning of Easter. Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine have some kids in the studio to help them talk about this important story.Download Transcript 
February 21, 2013
What are you doing to teach your children the true meaning of Easter? Moms Barbara Rainey and Tracey Eyster tell how they celebrated Easter when their children were young, and share some fun ideas that can help your children embrace the wonder and awe of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Download Transcript
February 20, 2013
God first introduced Himself as “I AM.” How would you introduce him to others? Barbara Rainey talks about her new resource designed to teach your family about the great I AM, and to proclaim His name during the Easter season. Called “Behold the Lamb,” Barbara explains how this devotional can be used during Holy Week as to explain who Jesus is. Download Transcript
February 19, 2013
Is the gospel the focus of your Easter celebration? Barbara Rainey reminds us that Easter is a perfect time to proclaim your faith to believers as well as nonbelievers as they visit your home during the Lenten season. A great way to do that is through “Behold the Lamb,” an interactive devotional Barbara created designed to teach your children who Jesus is. Consisting of an artfully designed wreath featuring a lamb and the words, “I AM,” this resource explores the eight “I AM” statements Jesus made about Himself in John. Download Transcript
February 18, 2013
Trying to reach your loved one's heart?  Why not try a love letter!  Church history professor Michael Haykin shares some revealing letters written by some of our most beloved theologians from the past, including Samuel Pierce, Benjamin Bedham, and Martin Lloyd Jones.Download Transcript
February 15, 2013
If you think Christians of yesteryear were bores when it came to romance, think again. We turn back the pages of history as Michael Haykin, professor of church history at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks about the romances and love letters of some of our most well-known theologians, including Martin Luther and John Calvin.Download Transcript
February 14, 2013
In today’s society, pornography is so ubiquitous that many counselors essentially presume it is present in any marriage where sexual difficulties exist. Russell Moore exposes the evil of pornography to the light of Gospel truth, as he explores the root causes behind sexual and relational dysfunction in Christian marriages.Download Transcript
February 13, 2013
It’s been said that the best defense is a good offense. Russell Moore says that when it comes to maintaining marital fidelity, a wife’s best defense may well be to move into her husband’s life with hard questions and a loving presence to open up the dialogue about marital fidelity – before the affair happens.Download Transcript
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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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