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Confession and Reconciliation

November 19, 2013
Selfishness runs in our DNA. That's why we need to make confession and forgiveness a part of our lifestyle, according to Paul David Tripp. Paul recalls a time in his own marriage when his eyes were opened to his own anger issues, and he was finally in a place where God could change and restore him.

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Think back to when you first got married. What were your expectations?  Popular speaker and author Paul David Tripp talks about the reality of marriage and reminds couples that marriage is a union between two flawed people in a fallen world.
November 18, 2013
Despite their differences, husbands and wives are God’s perfect gift to each other. Pastor and marriage expert Crawford Loritts talks today about those differences in the way men and women think, act, and form opinions.
November 15, 2013
Hear the many benefits to “leaving and cleaving” in marriage from pastor and marriage expert Crawford Loritts.
November 14, 2013
Is your view of marriage shaded by feminist ideas?  Mary Kassian discovered how the roots of that ideology had found their way into her own heart, and how the Word of God became the Master's gardening tool in her marriage.
November 8, 2013
Dancing is simple. The music plays, and you and your partner follow the rhythm - right?  But in the dance of marriage, who leads, and why?  Barbara Rainey shares lessons about marriage she has learned as a result of the simple decision to take dancing lessons.
November 7, 2013
In what ways are you controlling your husband and kids? Karen Ehman and Nicole Unice, controlling over-comers, talk about the very real temptation to control your kids so they’ll live happy lives and stay on a good path.  However, Karen and Nicole remind us that parenting is all about training your children to make wise choices and eventually working yourself out of a job. Hear these former control freaks tell where they’ve been challenged to “let go” and not control their husbands.
November 6, 2013
At home, who gets their way most of the time? Is it you? Author Karen Ehman, a self-professed controller, talks about her courtship with “Foxy Todd” and the inevitable nuptials that followed.  Things went well, she says, as long as they did things her way, but she realized it wasn’t a true partnership. Nicole Unice also chimes in on the issue, sharing how tempting it is to tell her husband how to drive or where to park, but has learned to defer to her husband’s wisdom and respect him as the man he is.
November 5, 2013
Do you always feel the need to be in control?  Recovering controllers Nicole Unice and Karen Ehman believe that the root of control is fear or pride. We either just “want what we want when we want it” or we are so afraid we won’t be safe or significant if we don’t control the outcome of our circumstances.  Women are great multi-taskers, Karen admits, but that ability to take care of many things at once can also leave them frazzled. Husbands can help their wives put life in context and encourage them to be okay with less than perfect.
November 4, 2013
Evangelism sounds so hard. But it doesn’t have to be. Amy Lively, creator of The Neighborhood Café,  encourages listeners to love their neighbors in a whole new way by inviting them into their homes.  Amy recalls the season when God broke her heart for her neighbors and prompted her to start a neighborhood bible study. Resisting at first, she eventually gave in, and what transpired  was life-changing. It is possible, Amy assures us, to love your neighbors without being weird, and today Amy tells you how.
November 1, 2013
Do you know your neighbors?  Research shows that a majority of us don’t. Amy Lively, the creator of The Neighborhood Café, remembers what it was like the first time she knocked on doors to invite her neighbors over. But that little step of faith, and the relationships she developed, made her initial nervousness worth it. Amy shares how anyone can easily reach out with the love of Christ to their neighbors, and perhaps change their neighborhood for good.
October 31, 2013
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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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