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Cohabitation: Good or Bad?

June 18, 2015
Cohabitation has become a prerequisite for nearly 50% of marriages today. Is this trial and error living arrangement good or bad for marriage? Glenn Stanton, a leading spokesperson on marriage and family issues, talks about the growing trend of cohabitation and the downside to cohabitating that no one will tell you about.

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Does living together reap the same benefits as marriage? Focus on the Family's Glenn Stanton doesn't think so. In fact, Glenn, who's done extensive research on this topic, tells why cohabitation almost guarantees divorce due to lack of commitment and relational ambiguity. He goes on to explain why cohabitation is a relationship on a man's terms while marriage is a relationship on a woman's terms.
June 17, 2015
In over 75 years of walking faithfully with Christ, Elisabeth Elliot Gren learned powerful life lessons about suffering, and how only the cross of Christ can make sense out of hardship. It was a truth she never ceased to proclaim. Join us as we as we celebrate her home-going, and hear once more from Elisabeth Elliot Gren.
June 16, 2015
"Thou shalt not covet," right? So what about comparison? Kay Wills Wyma says with the prevalence of the internet and social media, we're becoming comparison junkies. Kay explains where this urge to compare comes from and why indulging in this vice demolishes our contentment.
June 15, 2015
It's human nature to compare. But is it wise? Author and mother of five Kay Wills Wyma shares what the Bible says about "obsessive comparison disorder" and how to diagnosis it in yourself as well as your kids.
June 14, 2015
The Holy Spirit is mysterious. Author and pastor J.D. Greear explains the difference between the indwelling of the Holy Spirit which occurs at baptism and the filling of the Holy Spirit which can occur repeatedly in a believer's life. J.D., Dennis, and Bob share stories about the Spirit's influence in their marriages.
June 12, 2015
Can you sense the Holy Spirit's leading? Pastor J.D. Greear reminds believers of their calling to be participants in The Great Commission. J.D. shares how acquainting ourselves with Scripture is essential if we are to grow in our faith, walk in the Spirit, and witness to a lost world.
June 11, 2015
Jesus beside you or Jesus inside you. What would you prefer? Pastor J.D. Greear, author of the book, "Jesus Continued..." talks about the ministry of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life. Sent to be our helper, Greear explains that it's the Holy Spirit who comforts, corrects, convicts, and ultimately points us to Jesus.
June 10, 2015
All marriages have their ups and downs. Former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp, the son of Congressman Jack Kemp, recalls the coach that called out the best in him. Jeff explains how to use positive language to pave the way for constructive criticism. Jeff recalls the loss of his football career in 1992 and his wife's gracious response.
June 9, 2015
Are you feeling hammered by life? Former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp defines a blitz and tells how, in football as in life, the most dangerous moment in the game is often the one with the most opportunity. Jeff recalls some of the blitzes of his own life.
June 8, 2015
Jeremy Camp talks about his burgeoning career and his second chance at love with his second wife, Adie, and their three children.
June 6, 2015
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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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