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Baby Steps to Forgiveness

October 7, 2014
Forgiveness is never easy. Author Leslie Leyland Fields talks to Dennis Rainey about forgiving her father after years and years of estrangement. Leslie shares what prompted her to seek her father out after so many years of neglect and what God taught her about forgiving those who love us least. 

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A grandfather and his grandchildren. The thought conjures up a sweet picture of love to most. Award-winning author Leslie Leyland Fields recalls the first time she packed up her six kids and traveled from Alaska to Florida to visit her estranged father. She had prepared them not to expect much; after all, he hadn't been much of a father to her, so why would he be interested in his grandchildren? Leslie talks about this bittersweet visit, as well as her childhood growing up with a mentally ill father. 
October 6, 2014
Should a believer's wedding look different than an unbeliever’s? Mother-daughter team Catherine Strode Parks and Linda Strode encourages couples to be intentional about their marriages, beginning with the wedding. Together they give some practical advice on creating a wedding experience that reflects a couple’s faith.
October 3, 2014
Wedding planning is big business. But a wedding itself is so much more than that. Catherine Strode Parks and her mother, Linda Strode, talk about the Christ-centered wedding - a wedding that reflects the gospel to all in attendance.
October 2, 2014
Their first year of marriage was a huge mess, and many of the years that followed weren’t much better. But when Domingo and Irene Garcia gave their lives to Christ, miracles happened.  Hear Domingo and Irene share how God filled their hearts to the brim; so much so that, they’ve fostered or raised 32 children, many of whom have special needs.
October 1, 2014
Irene’s marriage was on the rocks. But when a customer at Irene’s hair salon led her to the giver of all hope – Jesus Christ, Irene’s life, and marriage, began to change. Domingo and Irene Garcia talk about the miraculous transformation that occurred when they gave their lives to Christ.
September 30, 2014
Mexican, happy, musical. Cold, hungry, afraid. Those are very different words to describe two very different people.  And when these two very different people fell in love and married, it was like mixing oil and water. Hear more about Domingo and Irene Garcia’s unique love story in their own words.
September 29, 2014
Great love stories make great movies. And this love story is no different. Pastor Kyle Idleman joins actor Alan Powell to talk about this music-driven love story The Song, based on the Song of Solomon, debuting in theatres today.
September 26, 2014
What is an idol, really? Pastor Kyle Idleman, author of the book, “Gods at War,” explains that an idol is anything or anyone we put our hope in other than God. Our culture worships achievement, but success can easily become an idol, and only leads us to worship ourselves, rather than God.
September 25, 2014
Are idols a thing of the past? Not according to Pastor Kyle Idleman, who’s faced down his share. Kyle explains that just like Solomon, we’re all trying to substitute something in the place of God, whether that’s money, entertainment, sex or food. Kyle helps us identify our idols by asking us to answer some key questions.
September 24, 2014
Is life running you ragged? Author Crystal Paine assures listeners that there can be light at the end of the tunnel. Crystal recalls a financially stressful season in the life of her family that God worked for good and ultimately prodded her to launch her website.
September 23, 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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