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Confession: A Hard Step to Freedom

March 9, 2010
Meg Wilson
After forgiving her husband for his sexual addiction and working hard to keep her marriage together, Meg's husband later confessed to having an affair. Author Meg Wilson talks about the hurt and anger she felt after her husband's betrayal and tells where she found encouragement and strength to walk through this trial.

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Meg Wilson She thought she had the perfect life - a solid marriage, two wonderful daughters, a middle class lifestyle. But what she would later find out would rock her world like never before. Meg Wilson remembers the day when her husband called to tell her that he was stepping down from his job because of his addiction to internet porn. Join us to hear how Meg responded to this devastating news and how they put their marriage back together step by step.
March 8, 2010
Dr. Freda Bush and Dr. Joe McIlhaney Do you feel powerless to protect your teen from early sexual involvement? Drs. Freda Bush and Joe McIlhaney , both OB-Gyns, encourage parents to love their teens and remain involved in their lives, and let them know their standards regarding premarital sex. Even by doing all this, however, they realize that youth often make the wrong choices. Freda tells what her and her husband's response was when their own daughter came home from college and announced she was pregnant.
March 5, 2010
Dr. Freda Bush and Dr. Joe McIlhaney Teen sex isn't just a bad idea; it's a risky move physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Drs. Freda Bush and Joe McIlhaney, experts on brain development and sexuality, talk to parents about some of the consequences of premarital sex, including STDs, compulsive behavior, attachment disorders and more.
March 4, 2010
Dr. Freda Bush and Dr. Joe McIlhaney You've heard it said that the brain is the most important sex organ, and Drs. Freda Bush and Joe McIlhaney explain how science bears that out. Hear them tell how the powerful chemicals dopamine and oxytocin are released during intimacy, causing a man to want to repeat the action and causing a woman to want to bond to her partner. They warn, however, that when you attach and unattach with multiple partners through premarital sex you weaken your ability to stay attached.
March 3, 2010
Karen Loritts Ungodly fear can rob us of the things we hold most dear - peace, joy, trust, and our relationship with our family, friends and God, but author and pastor's wife Karen Loritts says the Apostle James provides clear Biblical instruction for overcoming sinful fear. Karen shares how she banished her "fear buddies" with the power of God's Word.
March 2, 2010
Karen Loritts Karen Loritts should have been fine. She and her pastor husband were empty nesters, she had a successful book, a thriving church community, and four happy well adjusted children. So why was she filled with fear? Hear how Karen's "fear buddies" almost stole her joy, and how she came back from the brink of despair and found victory over fear.
March 1, 2010
With Robert Lewis and John Bryson The research is clear - a large percentage of students are spiritual drop outs once they get to college. Will you be one of them? Pastors Robert Lewis and John Bryson tell students how they can stay spiritually strong and still enjoy all college has to offer by joining other growing believers in a vibrant, active college ministry.
February 26, 2010
With Robert Lewis and John Bryson College provides plenty of opportunities for socializing with the opposite sex. Today, Robert Lewis and John Bryson reminisce about their dating successes and disasters as they try to encourage students to see their dating relationships as not just merely a fun pastime, but as a time to prepare for a future partner.
February 25, 2010
With Robert Lewis and John Bryson There's no doubt about it - college is fun! But it also involves a lot of hard work. Today, Robert Lewis and John Bryson, developers of "College Ready," a resource designed to help students make the most of their college days, tell students that it's okay to have fun during college, as long as you don't neglect your studies. Hear their advice for excelling in school and still finding time to make some fabulous memories.
February 24, 2010
With Robert Lewis and John Bryson Worried about making new friends at college? All it takes is a little know how. According to pastors Robert Lewis and John Bryson the college years are the most fertile for building lifelong friendships. Lewis and Bryson reflect on their own college days and explain why choosing the right kind of friends will make or break you at college.
February 23, 2010
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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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