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Confronting the Realities of Adoption

August 26, 2014
Adoption is a blessing that's riddled with challenges. Jon and Shelly Bergeron talk frankly about the realities of adoption. Parents of two deaf sons, Jon and Shelly share how they assumed that their love and care would be the cure-all for their adoptive children, but soon discovered that love wasn't going to heal the traumas each boy had experienced. Though both boys are better off than they would have been, the Bergerons ask prospective parents to consider that adoption is not without difficult financial, emotional and spiritual costs.

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Jon and Shelly Bergeron were comfortable in life. Jon was finally finished with graduate school and enjoying his work as a child psychologist. Not feeling the need for biological children, Jon and Shelly decided to become foster parents, but were adamant about not adopting. How then, do they now have two adopted children? Jon and Shelly talk about their tentative trek into the world of adoption, first by adopting a deaf boy from the foster care system and next by adopting a deaf teen from China.
August 25, 2014
Tired of the ups and downs of a boy-crazy life? Then join us, when Paula Hendricks, a former boy-crazy girl, tells how she got off the crazy roller coaster of boy-girl relationships by deepening her faith and trusting in the God who made her and knows her best. Paula takes listeners through the boy-crazy quiz so they can find out if they're boy-crazy too.
August 22, 2014
Is someone in your home boy-crazy? Paula Hendricks, a recovering boy-crazy girl, reminisces about her teen years when she was desperate for the boys' attention and eager to shed her church girl persona. Seeing non-Christian boys behind her parents' back, Paula shares how flirting with the wrong kind of boys, coupled with a strained relationship with her dad, could have potentially lead her down some dark, difficult paths. By God's grace, however, Paula got her break through.
August 21, 2014
How do you talk to your kids about sex? Author Denny Burk coaches parents on how to have age appropriate conversations with their children about sex. Denny shares how he's teaching his sons to be leaders and protectors of girls, and his daughters to be responders and nurturers like their mom.
August 20, 2014
What did God have in mind when He created male and female? Denny Burk, a professor at Boyce College and an assistant pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church in Louisville, KY, reminds listeners that sex exists for the glory of God, which means that our sexuality put's God's glory on display. Burk talks about God's purposes for sex:  consummation, procreation, an expression of love, and pleasure.
August 19, 2014
What is God's purpose for sexuality? Denny Burk, an associate professor of biblical studies at Boyce College, unpacks Genesis Chapter 1 to discover God's purpose in designing males and females in His image.
August 18, 2014
Evelyn was a widow, having lost her husband, astronaut Rich Husband, in 2003 when the space shuttle Columbia disintegrated upon re-entry. Years later, in 2007, Bill lost his wife, Margie, to breast cancer. Today Bill and Evelyn, now married to each other, join Ron Deal, FamilyLife's Director of Blended Family Ministries, to talk about their surprising courtship and remarriage, as well as the adjustments blending families has required of them.
August 15, 2014
God makes beauty from ashes. Bill and Margie Thompson went to church with Rick and Evelyn Husband, and grieved along with the rest of their church body when Rick, the commander of the space shuttle Columbia, died in 2003. Years later when Evelyn heard that Margie had passed away, Evelyn called the Thompson family to extend her condolences, and encouraged Bill to call if he ever needed to talk. Hear Bill and Evelyn talk about their first phone call and the launch of their budding romance.
August 14, 2014
Bill Thompson loved his life. Married to his college sweetheart, Margie, since 1977, they had two children and a healthy, happy marriage. In June of 2007, however, Margie died after a 13 year battle with breast cancer. Evelyn Husband, on the other hand, lost her husband, Rick, the commander of the space shuttle Columbia, in 2003, leaving her a widow with two children. Bill and Evelyn join us to share more about their losses, and their second chance at love
August 13, 2014
Who's at the helm of your marriage? Are you? Is your husband? Sara Horn had always been driven and focused on her career. She had even wondered early in marriage if she even needed her husband at all. But now as a seasoned wife and mother, Sara wanted to try something different and challenged herself to practice biblical submission for a year. What Sara experienced during those 12 months changed her and transformed her marriage.
August 12, 2014
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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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