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Dave and Ann Wilson

Celebrating Christmas

December 12, 2014
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Christmas the way we do? Join Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales and of the DVD, "Why Do We Call it Christmas?," as he explores the who, what, where, when, and how of our most popular holiday.

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Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus’ birthday? More than you think! VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer talks about his latest Christmas DVD which explains the meaning behind some of our fondest Christmas traditions.
December 11, 2014
Like a big, red Christmas bow, our extended family relationships can come unraveled during the holidays if we're not careful. Dennis and Barbara Rainey lock arms to tackle your toughest holiday questions like:  I feel like I can't live up to my mother-in-law’s expectations. What should I do? How do I handle holiday guests who want to drink or smoke at my house? Do I put cohabiting couples in separate rooms or together? What about same-sex couples visiting?
December 10, 2014
The Christmas season can be particularly stressful for families. Dennis and Barbara Rainey answer your questions about the best way to handle the holidays. Hear them explain how to juggle in-laws, what to do about boyfriends and girlfriends of your children, and how to put long-held traditions to rest.
December 9, 2014
Ever wonder what Christmas at the Rainey household is really like? Join Dennis and Barbara Rainey as they walk down memory lane and answer listeners' questions about their best and worst Christmases ever.
December 8, 2014
In ancient times, names carried powerful symbolism, but in today's often trivializing culture, the power of names can sometimes get lost in the mix. Find out why the names of Jesus are so significant, and how you can teach them to your family.  Hear insights from Franklin Graham, Dennis Rainey, and Crawford Loritts.
December 5, 2014
What do a door, a lamb, a lion, and a good shepherd have in common? Everything, when you know that they are all names of the one true King, Jesus Christ. We explore more names of Christ, with special guests Franklin Graham, Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Barbara Rainey, and Crawford Loritts.
December 4, 2014
What's in a name? When the name is Jesus, there's a whole lot more than you might first imagine. Nancy Leigh DeMoss, Barbara Rainey, Crawford Loritts, and Kay Arthur discuss the name above all names.
December 3, 2014
Getting ready for Christmas Day is exciting … and exhausting.  Barbara Rainey, Ever Thine Home® creator, suggests approaching Christmas from a new angle. Instead of focusing on all the things left to be done, Barbara encourages moms to put their focus on Christ and what He's already done for us. One way to do this is by focusing on the names of Christ through the use of her new resource, Adorenaments®, which features seven of Christ's Savior names.
December 2, 2014
The holidays have begun, and your to-do list is already a mile long. Ever Thine Home® creator Barbara Rainey encourages moms everywhere to dial back the stress by focusing on the real meaning of Christmas. Instead of investing so much time in holiday activities and other outward trappings of Christmas, Barbara suggests making Christ the focus of your celebration. One way to do this is by meditating on the various names of Christ with the help of her new resource, Adorenaments®.
December 1, 2014
Are mothers and fathers really necessary for a healthy upbringing? Brad Wilcox, Director of the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia, talks about the unique roles of mothers and fathers and how those roles affect and influence children for good.
November 28, 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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