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Avoiding Romantic Meltdowns

June 20, 2012
A romantic moon, a cruise ship, violins, flowers — when it comes to romance, you’re good, right? Not so fast! Bob Lepine unpacks 10 tips to help you avoid romantic meltdowns, wherever you are. Join us for Bob’s crash course in romance for dummies.

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Sitting at the head of the table doesn’t make you the head of the home. But laying down your life in sacrificial love, as Christ did, might. Pastor Voddie Baucham explains the benefits of headship, which includes sacrifice, suffering and death to self.Download Transcript
June 19, 2012
Is submitting to your husband a blessing? Or a curse? Pastor Voddie Baucham sheds some much needed light on the meaning of this often misunderstood word called submission as it relates to Ephesians 5.Download Transcript
June 18, 2012
Dads are the burden bearers of the household. Pastor Matt Chandler talks to men about the responsibilities they bear as fathers. Hear him explain why fathers shouldn’t provoke their children to anger, and how the discipline of the children squarely falls on the father’s shoulders.Download Transcript
June 15, 2012
How would your wife rate you as a husband? Hear a message by Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church in Highland Village, TX, on what it means to be a man who initiates, nourishes, and cherishes his wife.Download Transcript
June 14, 2012
What is your assignment as a husband? To provide? To protect? To pursue? Justin Buzzard, author of Date Your Wife, talks honestly about a man's mission to love his wife like Christ loved the church, which includes continuing to love and pursue her long after the ink on the marriage license is dry. Justin encourages husbands to come up with a plan, as he did, for continuing to date their wives throughout the year.Download Transcript
June 13, 2012
When was the last time you and your missus had a date? If your answer is, "Before we got married," then you're way past due! Pastor Justin Buzzard calls men to pursue their wives and love them like Christ loves the church. Justin tells a story about his father, a savvy businessman, who neglected to actively pursue his wife until he almost lost her to cancer. The thought of losing her prompted him to love her in a whole new way.Download Transcript
June 12, 2012
Join us for a love story, as pastor Justin Buzzard reminisces about the party — and the cute girl named Taylor — that changed his life forever. Now married for almost eight years to that cute girl of his dreams, Buzzard reminds men that just because the girl says yes doesn't mean the mission is over and they can relax. Rather, they need to continue loving and leading their wives.Download Transcript
June 11, 2012
At what point did you feel confident as a parent? Perhaps you're still waiting for that moment. Mark Merrill, author of All Pro Dad, talks about his own struggles modeling patience and kindness in front of his family, and reveals what he has learned about God's love for us.Download Transcript
June 8, 2012
Do you realize that fatherhood is your profession? Family First President, Mark Merrill, helps men think more biblically about being dads. Merrill, a father of five, touches on some of the essentials a father needs to be a hero to his kids, like loving your children unconditionally.Download Transcript
June 7, 2012
As a young man raised by a single mother, Voddie knew what it was like to push the boundaries. That's why his mother sent him to live with an uncle that would provide clear boundaries and firm discipline. Pastor Voddie Baucham talks about a man's shepherding role as it relates to discipline. Discipline, he notes, is what we do to instruct our children and teach them, rather than just punishing them for wrongdoing.Download Transcript
June 6, 2012
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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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