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Dave and Ann Wilson

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December 16, 2011
Parenting can be a lot like coaching. Shane Williamson and Dan Britton, both VPs with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, coach parents on staying engaged with their kids by playing offense and defense at the same time.

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FCA Vice Presidents Shane Williamson and Dan Britton explain the who, what and why behind the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.Download Transcript
December 15, 2011
God can create beauty from ashes. Michael and Gina Spehn, who both lost their spouses to cancer within a few months of each other, tell of the marvelous way God crossed their paths each with the other in order to build a new family of seven.Download Transcript
December 14, 2011
Today, the Spehns' story continues as Michael tells of Cathy, the wife he lost to cancer. Earlier in their married years, life looked good for Michael and Cathy. The kids were doing well, and Michael's new job was looking up. But Cathy's severe headaches led them to the diagnosis of a brain tumor. Michael tells of Cathy's final hours and her unusual last request.Download Transcript
December 13, 2011
Michael and Gina Spehn both suffered the loss of a spouse to cancer, but their stories turned from grief to hope. Today, hear Gina's story. Gina and her first husband, Matt, looked forward to celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. But Matt's diagnosis of cancer at age 33 turned their lives upside down. Gina recalls Matt's slowly declining health and his steadfast faith that God would take care of his family when he no longer could.Download Transcript
December 12, 2011
Are you giving your children the attention they need? Doyle Roth, a businessman with a heart for marriage, reminisces about his days as a young father, when he was often angry, loud and impatient with his kids. Doyle reminds moms and dads that parenting is a sacrificial job.Download Transcript
December 9, 2011
Would your spouse say you're selfish? Doyle Roth, a church elder and businessman who has counseled hundreds of couples over the years, talks about the selfishness and abuse displayed in many marriages, and coaches wives on how to respect their husbands when they feel they're being neglected.Download Transcript
December 8, 2011
Have you taken your spouse for granted? Successful businessman Doyle Roth talks to Dennis Rainey about his early years of marriage when he often left his wife behind for work or church. Doyle recalls the day when he knew things had to change, and tells how it did.Download Transcript
December 7, 2011
Are you depending on God to see you through? Or are you holding back in fear, afraid to go forward? Priscilla Shirer takes us back to the Book of Judges and shows how God moved Gideon from a place of fear and timidity to a place of powerful influence for good in Israel.Download Transcript
December 6, 2011
What does your name reveal about you? Author Priscilla Shirer shares some lessons from the book of Judges as she peers into the life of Gideon as he summoned his courage to tear down the idols of Baal.Download Transcript
December 5, 2011
Do your children sense God’s awesome power? Professor Bruce Ware, author of Big Truths for Young Hearts, encourages parents to use God’s wonderful Creation and other everyday examples to give their children a sense of awe at the thought of God.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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