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De-Escalating A Conflict

September 9, 2020

Pastor Scott Sauls, author of the book, "A Gentle Answer," joins Dave and Ann Wilson to discuss the power of gentle answers in a culture of outrage. Gentle answers communicate, "You matter, your opinion matters." People don't get scolded into agreement, Sauls says. No one ever says "Thank you for lecturing and shaming me." Yes, confront sin with truth, but take the log out of your own eye first, as Jesus commanded.

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Dave and Ann Wilson continue their conversation with NFL players Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown. They talk about the lasting legacy of their years together in Detroit, not just playing football but also letting their light shine (Matthew 5:16). They offer wisdom to parents raising kids who play sports, answering questions like: "Should parents allow their children to play football given all we now know about head injuries (CTE)?" and "Should we allow our son to play travel baseball?"
September 8, 2020
Dave Wilson is joined by former NFL quarterbacks Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown to provide an inside peek into their time together with the Detroit Lions. While they did not enjoy a lot of success on the field, they experienced a spiritual revival within their team. By the end of it, they saw over 39 players, wives, and children baptized for Christ. As Orlovsky describes it, all three players were psycho-maniacal, obsessive competitors on the field. But they embraced a higher mission as Christ-followers: to be incredible husbands, remarkable fathers, and amazing teammates.
September 7, 2020
Pastor Kennon Vaughan talks with Dave and Ann Wilson about his passion for studying the Word of God. He shares what influenced him to start Downline Ministries, a disciple-making ministry, and explains how anyone can get involved in this nine-month study online. Kennon reminds listeners that biblical training is for all people, not just pastors, and will help those who are already believers grow in spiritual maturity and fall more deeply in love with Jesus.
September 4, 2020
As the lead singer of the band Sanctus Real, Matt Hammitt had assumed loving Jesus would overcome his neglect of his marriage. But a moment at the dining room table changed everything when his wife, Sarah, made the desperate plea, "I need you to lead me." Matt describes the look on her face that day compared to the joyful look in their wedding photo hanging on the wall. This led not only to their reconciliation, but also to them co-writing the powerful song "Lead Me."
September 3, 2020
Matt and Sarah Hammitt describe the many risk factors facing their marriage due to his musical career as the lead singer of the band Sanctus Real. Sarah persisted in her desire to resolve their issues and prioritize the marriage, but Matt found it easier to pour himself into his traveling musical career and avoid the conflict.
September 2, 2020
Do you have a plan for discipling your children? Holly Melton explains to parents a simple, practical plan for not only praying with their children, but growing them as disciples of Jesus. No parent is perfect, but they can grow alongside their children. Starting small, memorizing a verse together, or just five minutes before bedtime, adds up to significant God conversations that sink deep into the heart of a child.
September 1, 2020
No one should say they are not mature enough to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with another person, according to Holly Melton. Author of the book "Praying With Your Kids Before School." Holly says it's never too early (or late) for a parent to begin talking to their children about faith in God. She describes the many creative ways to engage children with biblical principles at an early age and to be intentional about praying with them before school.
August 31, 2020
How did a same-sex attracted atheist college student become a devout Christian mom raising a child within a loving heterosexual marriage? Dave and Ann Wilson, along with co-host Bob Lepine, find out from guest Rachel Gilson, author of the book "Born Again This Way." Discover what the Christian community can learn from Rachel's ongoing struggle against sexual brokenness. And find out the best things we can do to enter into this important cultural conversation with love and wisdom as Christians and as parents.
August 28, 2020
When Rachel Gilson became a Christian while reading "Mere Christianity" in college, she knew it would have drastic ramifications for her life as a same-sex attracted woman. Rachel talks with Dave and Ann Wilson, and co-host Bob Lepine, about the power of questions and listening in a culture that affirms homosexuality, and the importance of responding with God's loving design for a sexualilty that is not arbitrary or cruel.
August 27, 2020
Is a person "born gay"? How should parents approach this topic with their kids? Rachel Gilson, author of the book "Born Again This Way," discusses issues of sexuality, gender, and culture. Rachel experienced same-sex attraction from an early age, but when she became a Christ-follower as an adult, God began to bring her views about sexuality under the authority of the cross
August 26, 2020
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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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