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Calling Your Son Up to Respectful Behavior

April 10, 2018

Finding it difficult to connect to your son or stepson? Communication expert Emerson Eggerichs, along with author Ron Deal, share practical ways for moms to relate to and honor their sons. Even when upset, moms need to continue to speak respectfully, so their sons will continue to feel positive affection for them.

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You talk to your husband with respect, but what about your son? Popular author Emerson Eggerichs explains that one compelling desire of a mother is to connect to her son, and she can do that by what she says and how she says it. Eggerichs gives tips for moms to practice for sounding far less negative and much more engaging. Joining Eggerichs is author and speaker Ron Deal.
April 9, 2018
Authors Steve and Misty Arterburn talk with blended family expert Ron Deal about the unique way blended families function. Steve and Misty recall bringing three children into the early years of their marriage and what they did to build a firm foundation for their marriage and family.
April 6, 2018
Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, joins authors Steve and Misty Arterburn to talk about the complexities of a second marriage. Steve and Misty both experienced divorce in their first marriages. They met and married a few years later, bringing three children into the new marriage. Then they had two more children. The Arterburns share what they have done to make their marriage work.
April 5, 2018
As parents, we’re often tempted to lose our temper and forget our purpose to love and teach. Film producers Stephen and Alex Kendrick challenge parents through their book, “The Love Dare for Parents,” to parent with purpose for 40 days, taking each day to intentionally love their children with the love of God.
April 4, 2018
Siblings don’t always get along. But the sibling relationship can improve as brothers and sisters mature and grow in faith. Brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick reminisce about their childhood and the often comical spats they had growing up, and still sometimes have today. They point to their faith in Christ as the glue that bonds them together, and they challenge parents to seek the Lord daily and to teach their children to do the same.
April 3, 2018
Some days it’s easy to love your kids. Other days prove more challenging. That’s why parents need to intentionally seek out ways to encourage, teach, and bless their children daily. To help with this, brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick, best known for their films, “Courageous” and “Fireproof,” talk to parents about their book, “The Love Dare for Parents,” a 40-day dare to parents to love their kids.
April 2, 2018
There are times in life when all we have is our faith. And that’s enough. Carolyn Weber tells how a difficult labor and delivery with her twins lead her to death’s door and how God sustained her through the trauma she calls the crucible moment in her marriage.
March 30, 2018
The road of life sometimes takes unexpected turns. That’s what Carolyn Weber found to be true when a college professor submitted her application for a scholarship to Oxford, and she was selected. Carolyn reflects on those early months as a student at Oxford and her spiritual awakening that began there.
March 29, 2018
Your children are asking "Who am I?" Andrew Walker, author of "God and the Transgender Debate," helps parents explain what it means to be made in the image of God. Walker shares how he's talked to his own children about gender by affirming their masculinity or femininity, which is a gift from God. Walker encourages parents to live out a biblical worldview in their homes and teach their children about the doctrine of sin.
March 28, 2018
Author Andrew Walker talks with Dennis Rainey about our dignity as individuals. Walker reminds listeners they are more than their moral choices and personal identity because they are made in the image of God. Is a person sinning if they're confused about their gender? Walker doesn't believe that being tempted is sin, only acting on the temptation. Fortunately, we have a Savior who is strong when we are weak.
March 27, 2018
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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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