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Dave and Ann Wilson

Are You a Christian?

December 30, 2020

Pastor Dean Inserra contrasts the difference between those who say they are a Christian and actual followers of Jesus Christ. Inserra walks us through the list of eight different cultural Christians, including Country Club Christian, Christmas and Easter Christian, and Social Justice Christian, and tells why these people are missing the mark.

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If you grew up going to church, does that automatically make you a Christian? Author Dean Inserra reminds us that salvation isn't a right of passage, but a response to your understanding to the good news of Jesus Christ. Find out what you should say to a child when he or she wants to ask Jesus into their heart.
December 29, 2020
America may be the largest mission field yet. Why? Author Dean Inserra explains there are plenty of people who claim to be Christians—they believe in God and are good people, but when it comes to Christ’s atoning work on the cross, they are clueless. Inserra talks about the best way to reach people who don't know they're lost.
December 28, 2020
Family coaches Josh and Christi Straub explain what it means to be emotionally safe and how feeling safe is the hallmark of an emotionally healthy home. The Straubs explain the value of teaching children to identify feelings like: jealous, guilty, angry, sad, surprised and embarrassed. They include a feelings chart in the back of their book that parents can use with their children.
December 25, 2020
Parents don't always know what their children are feeling. Authors and counselors Josh and Christi Straub explain how their children’s book, “What Am I Feeling?,” can help children identify and name what’s going on in their hearts. Learning to control your emotions begins, Josh says, with learning to name what you're feeling.
December 24, 2020
Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Laura Story talks about life with her husband Martin, who suffers from a memory deficit due to a brain tumor. Although challenging, Story sees his disability as God’s means of grace and tells how God has slowed them down through these circumstances to live in the moment and see His goodness. Faith, she reminds us, is praising God even when we don't see Him.
December 23, 2020
Christian singer and songwriter Laura Story talks about the song, “Indescribable,” that launched her career and tells how she’s found joy in her circumstances. Laura’s husband, Martin, whom she’s been married to since 2004, was diagnosed with a brain tumor and lives with memory deficit.
December 22, 2020
The holidays can be a challenge for blended families. Unexpressed expectations can lead to hurt and disappointment. It can be easy to compare your house to the other house. It’s important to put the focus on Jesus and make sure the kids know they’re valued, irrespective of gifts.
December 21, 2020
Sexual temptation is everywhere! As believers, what do we do? Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson on FamilyLife Today as they talk with author, Carolyn Weber, about seeing the battle for purity with new eyes.
December 18, 2020
Everyone has a desire to be fully known. On FamilyLife Today, hosts Dave and Ann Wilson talk with author Carolyn Weber, about how purity relates to that topic in today's world.
December 17, 2020
If it looks like your son or daughter has abandoned their childhood faith, don't lose hope. Dave & Ann Wilson, and Bob Lepine say, you can remain a steady influence in their lives, but it will require some intentional adjustments in areas of disagreement like faith or politics.
December 16, 2020
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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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