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Dave and Ann Wilson

Breaking the Cycle

June 5, 2013
Author Patrick Morley coaches dads to love, encourage and influence their children while they are under their care. By doing this himself, Patrick broke the dysfunctional patterns of his past, and also tells how he bridged the gap emotionally with his father at the age of 35.

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Seeds need good soil to thrive. And men do, too. Author Patrick Morley talks about a few good men who became blessings to those around them. In addition, Patrick encourages men to build lasting friendships and to not face the life’s battles alone.Download Transcript
June 4, 2013
Life offers many starts and stops. Patrick Morley was a rebellious teenager, angry at his father and determined to make it on his own in a cramped corner of a boarding house in downtown Orlando. But his father, out of love, invited him to come back home.  That was a turning point for Patrick, who eventually joined the army and later became a successful businessman. But his success became empty, and when it did, his heavenly Father had the answer.Download Transcript
June 3, 2013
We have e-mail, cell phones and Instagram. But some of the fondest memories in life are reserved for face-to-face time with those we love. That’s why intentional dads Greg Wright and Rob Teigen decided to really get to know their daughters – their likes, dislikes, concerns, fears and passions – by taking them out for regular father-daughter dates.  Greg, Rob and Rob’s wife, Joanna, tell how these special one-on-one times have increased the family fun and have built a bridge to their daughters’ hearts that will last well into adulthood.Download Transcript
May 31, 2013
A leader embraces humility and excellence. Donovan Campbell, an author, consultant and former Marine Captain, recalls "pick up day" as a new Marine when young recruits like himself were besieged by screaming drill instructors eager to whip them into shape. Men, Campbell notes, need to be broken before they can be rebuilt into fine leaders. Humility is critical because it allows a person to put others first. While vital on the battlefield, excellence is especially needed on the home front, where the next generation is being shaped.Download Transcript
May 29, 2013
What makes someone a leader? Former Marine Captain Donovan Campbell, who was awarded a Bronze Star with Valor during his service in Iraq and Afghanistan, talks about the necessity of servant leadership and the importance of a leader knowing his mission, on and off the field.  At home, Campbell says, he has a sacred charge to mold his children into disciples of Christ as he teaches and models faith and virtue. Download Transcript
May 28, 2013
Adoption is a beautiful gift. But it often requires patience as you wait for God’s timing. Kim de Blecourt, with Food for Orphans, talks about the exciting and  challenging journey she and her husband, Jahn, embarked on to adopt their  Ukrainian son, Jake.Download Transcript
May 27, 2013
Conventional wisdom says that parents should teach their children about the birds and the bees or the culture will do it for them. But does it really work? Hear from young men and women whose parents made that choice more than a decade ago.Download Transcript
May 24, 2013
For more than a decade, FamilyLife has partnered with parents to launch their preteens into adolescence with purpose, using Passport To Purity.  But how successful is it? We’ll hear from a number of 20-something Passport alumni as they share the results, 10 years later.Download Transcript
May 23, 2013
Dennis Rainey says that, as parents, we cannot head off all trouble before it presents itself. So parents should stay in "the book"--the Bible--and stick close to their kids. Parents respond to Rainey's challenge with questions of their own.  Download Transcript
May 22, 2013
You'll be surprised where peer pressure comes from.  Dennis Rainey says you cannot assume there is any environment where it is safe to let your guard down.  You need to be coaching your kids to do what is right even if the peer pressure they face is in the church.Download Transcript
May 21, 2013
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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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