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Beauty: More than Skin Deep

January 10, 2012
Everyone has a calling. And for Rachel Lee Carter, it was modeling. Rachel talks about her life as a model -- the long hours, the continuous focus on outward appearance, and the battles with bulimia. Rachel shares how Christ transformed her perspective on beauty and how she came to identify and rest in Him.

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Modeling as a career can be tough. Especially if you’re a Christian. International model Rachel Lee Carter tells how she broke into the modeling business as a teen and shares what life was like when she first moved to the Big Apple to pursue her career. With the world at her fingertips, Rachel began to tune out spiritually, and found that modeling offered some unique challenges.Download Transcript
January 9, 2012
Sometimes you trip over the hound of heaven, and sometimes he chases you down. Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of World Magazine, shares more about the twists and turns of his life since embracing Christianity as a young college student.Download Transcript
January 6, 2012
World Magazine’s editor-in-chief, Marvin Olasky, recalls his days as a brash young reporter who left his stint in the newspaper business to go back to graduate school. Changing to a Christian worldview halfway through, Olasky found himself reading the Russian New Testament, as well as other Puritan works, and came to realize that there was more to these Christians, and God, then he first thought.Download Transcript
January 5, 2012
Marvin Olasky, editor-in-chief of World Magazine, talks about his childhood in a secular Jewish home and the sin of envy that led him to seek answers in Communism as a young adult. Hear about his crazy college days at Yale and the surprising turn of events that led him to Christ.Download Transcript
January 4, 2012
When life is difficult what do you do? Most of us, if we’re honest, tend to complain. Pastor William Barcley, author of The Secret of Contentment, reminds us how God is offended by our grumbling, just as He was when the Israelites, who were without food or water, complained in the desert. Instead of just resigning ourselves to our circumstances or refusing to acknowledge them, Barcley encourages us to focus on God and His calling.Download Transcript
January 3, 2012
Has a recent disappointment burst your bubble? Dr. William Barcley, pastor of Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, recalls one of his recent brushes with disappointment and tells how the Lord lifted him above it when he entrusted himself to God’s sovereignty. Barcley challenges listeners to do as Paul did, and learn contentment by believing the right things about God.Download Transcript
January 2, 2012
Comedian Tim Hawkins dusts off his guitar and plays some of his most popular hits, including “Cletus Take the Reel” and “What You Don’t Say to Your Wife”.Download Transcript
December 30, 2011
Comedian Tim Hawkins reminisces about his childhood and his mother’s unique ways of disciplining him. Joining Tim by phone is his mother, Nelda, who dispels any fibs Tim might have told about her mothering techniques.Download Transcript
December 29, 2011
Long-time pastor Bill Wellons and his wife of over 30 years, Carolyn, tell couples how they managed throughout their marriage to get away alone together in order to seal their relationship as husband and wife.Download Transcript
December 28, 2011
On today's broadcast, Bill and Carolyn Wellons, married for over 30 years and co-authors of the book, Getting Away to Get It Together, tell how their trips away as a couple helped them focus on their marriage and connect on a deeper level.Download Transcript
December 27, 2011
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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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