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Dave and Ann Wilson

Celebrating Easter

March 29, 2017

Barbara Rainey encourages believers to keep Christ's death, burial and resurrection at the forefront of their Easter celebrations. By participating with your family in activities, such as watching an Easter movie or sitting down to a Passover meal, your're following the command of Christ to remember what He did for us.

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Barbara Rainey reminds us of Jesus' commandment to remember His death, not just His birth. With that in mind, Rainey believes Christians should make a big deal out of Easter. She gives some easy, fun ideas for doing just that.
March 28, 2017
When raising her family, Barbara Rainey always wanted to make Easter about more than bunnies and colorful eggs. Now an empty-nester, Rainey considers the meaning behind Passover and the beauty of celebrating the resurrection of the Lamb of God.
March 27, 2017
Author Kent Evans encourages men to unlock the hidden wisdom of others by seeking them out as mentors. Evans remembers how a former employer called him to task when he didn't have a project finished on time. Evans still marvels at the hard lesson he learned that day and continues to seek out mentors for himself.
March 24, 2017
Kent Evans, co-founder of Manhood Journey, discusses the impact his friend's father, John, had on him when he was young. Kent talks about the letter John wrote to him in college and how it influenced him to seriously consider putting his faith in Christ.
March 23, 2017
Cherishing, begins with the desire to protect your spouse emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Gary Thomas, a husband to Lisa for 30 years, tells a story shared by Dr. Greg Bledsoe, now surgeon general of Arkansas, who learned a powerful lesson in cherishing as he watched an elderly man care for his invalid wife.
March 22, 2017
Gary Thomas, author of "Cherish," encourages husbands and wives to cherish their spouses by celebrating who they uniquely are. A person needs to see their spouse as their one and only, and must be careful not to compare. Cherishing means affirming and loving our spouse, and being eternally grateful for them.
March 21, 2017
Best-selling author Gary Thomas explains that when you show off the beauty of your spouse and showcase them instead of yourself, you are cherishing them. Conversely, demoralizing or discouraging your spouse is a characteristic of contempt, and the opposite of this high value.
March 20, 2017
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, Bob Lepine, and Ron Deal provide solid biblical answers on questions concerning young men struggling to launch, church and family conflicts, and how to offer counsel regarding adultery and pornography.
March 17, 2017
Author and mother of three Hettie Brittz knows first-hand about God's faithfulness to His children. Brittz describes four different types of mothers: the rose bush, the palm tree, the pine tree, and the boxwood. She tells how each type is uniquely equipped to be the perfect mother for the child or children God has called her to raise.
March 16, 2017
Hettie Brittz, author of "(un)Natural Mom," was eager to start her family when she married at 20. After delaying motherhood, she was thrilled to find out she was expecting, and even more thrilled when her baby girl was born. Motherhood proved more challenging than she expected, however. Brittz tells how God helped her be the mom her children needed.
March 15, 2017
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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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