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Dave and Ann Wilson

Building a Marriage that Lasts

May 15, 2013
Are you getting married for the right reasons?  Pastor Gary Thomas urges singles to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” before starting the search for a lifelong mate. Thomas says dating is a "dance" and that it is God who creates a marriage and sustains it. He reminds singles that they’re not just choosing their future spouse, but they’re also choosing the parent of their future children, their children’s grandparents and extended family.

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Are you waiting for destiny to bring you your perfect match? Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Choice, points out that there is no scriptural evidence for believing in a "soul mate" and encourages men and women to pray and pursue biblical wisdom when seeking a spouse.  Download Transcript
May 14, 2013
Your heart is pounding. Your palms are sweating. You can’t think of anything but your beloved. Is this true love or infatuation? Author and pastor Gary Thomas reminds us that while infatuation and romance are fun, they also work as a mild sedative on wisdom, and aren’t the best foundation for a happy, life-long marriage.  Download Transcript
May 13, 2013
Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth describe the stories from their favorite couples in the Bible, and relate how we can learn from the trials others have faced.Download Transcript
May 10, 2013
When Bobbie Wolgemuth discovered she had stage four ovarian cancer, she realized that God had given her more than a trial. He had provided a platform for her to proclaim God’s goodness in the midst of suffering, and a way to preach the ultimate healing power of the gospel, firsthand.Download Transcript
May 9, 2013
Could you use some help with your step mothering?  Maybe help is closer than you think!  Stepmother Laura Petherbridge and Christian counselor Ron Deal tell fathers how their loyalty and support toward their wives can make a world of difference in a blended family.Download Transcript
May 8, 2013
Stepmothers have gotten a bad rap every since the days of Cinderella, but Laura Petherbridge, tells why they often deserve it. Laura, a stepmother herself, and family therapist Ron Deal tell you how to avoid making some of the most wicked step parenting mistakes.Download Transcript
May 7, 2013
If being a mother is hard work, then being a stepmother is twice as difficult. Successful Stepfamilies founder Ron Deal, along with author and stepmother Laura Petherbridge, talk about the challenges unique to a stepmother.Download Transcript
May 6, 2013
The Bible tells us that as we journey through this life, we will have troubles, but do our troubles have to define us? According to Joni Tada, we should be defined by how we respond to troubles. Hear from quadriplegic and cancer survivor Joni Tada and her husband Ken, as they discuss how life’s marathon continues into a new and richer season.Download Transcript
May 3, 2013
A hymn writer once said God only uses suffering “my dross to consume and my gold to refine”. For quadriplegic Joni Tada, God has used more than four decades of confinement to a wheelchair to refine her character. And, after almost four decades of marriage, her marriage to Ken has refined into an exquisite embrasure of God’s fully sufficient grace. Download Transcript
May 2, 2013
The teenage years offer a lot of exciting new opportunities, like dating and driving. But a parent still needs to set boundaries in these areas and others, until a teen is ready and able to handle them.  Susan Merrill, author of “The Passionate Mom,” encourages moms to gauge a child’s maturity before giving a child free reign in certain areas, whether that be using technology like a cell phone or video games, or stepping out on a date.Download Transcript
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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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