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Dave and Ann Wilson

Are You Ready for Marriage?

April 24, 2014
How do you know if you’re ready to take the Big Step? Bill and Pam Farrell, authors of “The Before-You-Marry Book of Questions,” reminisce about their courtship in the 70’s, and encourage couples to walk in faith, not fear, towards marriage, but not without asking some strategic, thought-provoking questions to their romantic interest first.

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Is there room for grace in the bedroom? You bet! Tim and Darcy Kimmel, marriage and family therapists for 31 years, explain that in a grace-filled marriage you have to put the other person’s interests first and be available. This doesn’t mean you can demand sex, which isn’t gracious, but rather doing whatever you can to meet your spouse’s need when possible.
April 23, 2014
Are you loving your mate as God loves you? FamilyLife speakers Tim and Darcy Kimmel define love as “the commitment of my will to your needs and best interest, regardless of the cost,” and talk about the three driving inner needs we hope to satisfy in marriage:  security, significance, and strength.
April 22, 2014
Do you show your spouse grace? Grace, according to authors Tim and Darcy Kimmel, is giving someone what they desperately need, but don’t especially deserve. Tim and Darcy know what it means to give and receive grace, and share some grace moments from their own marriage.
April 21, 2014
Adoption is a calling. But it’s not a smooth road. Johnny Carr, a former national director of church partnerships at Bethany Christian Services, talks about some of the challenges that can take place in the adoption system. More importantly, Johnny talks about the plight of orphans around the world.
April 18, 2014
Adoption is good, but it’s not for everyone. So thought Pastor Johnny Carr until a missionary spoke to him about the desperate needs of deaf orphans in Belarus. Feeling burdened by what he heard, Johnny shares how he and his wife, a teacher to the deaf, came to adopt three special needs children to add to their family of four.
April 17, 2014
There are times in life when all we have is our faith to see us through. And that’s enough. Carolyn Weber tells how a difficult labor and delivery with her twins lead her to death’s door and how God sustained her through that trauma she calls the crucible moment in her marriage.
April 16, 2014
Sharing the love of Christ with someone can change their life. And it might change yours. Dennis Rainey welcomes Kent Weber on the program to share how he witnessed to, and then wooed, his wife, guest Carolyn Weber, whom he met when they were students at Oxford.
April 15, 2014
The road of life sometimes makes unexpected turns. That’s what Carolyn Weber found to be true when a college professor submitted her application for a scholarship to Oxford, and she was selected. Carolyn reflects on those early months as a student at Oxford and her spiritual awakening which began there.
April 14, 2014
Every marriage has a crisis year, sometimes years.  For Dennis and Barbara Rainey, that year was 1976.  Join us as we hear an amazing story of trial and triumph as Dennis Rainey details how God took him to and through the valley of suffering.
April 11, 2014
You have a lot of things to teach your children before they reach adolescence.  Shouldn't God's law be one of them? Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, tells parents why teaching their children the Ten Commandments is vital to their children's spiritual and emotional health.
April 10, 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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