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Dave and Ann Wilson

Eliminating Competition

May 1, 2012
Mothers, where do you feel your value comes from? Dr. Meg Meeker, author of the book, The 10 Habits of Happy Mothers, explains that mothers, driven by egos and fear, often push their kids to become high achievers because they're afraid their children will miss out on opportunities and happiness, if they don't. Meeker asserts that kids mostly just want their mother's time and attention, so moms should relax and leave the competition to others.

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Are you in a race to see who can be a better mom? Pediatrician and mother of four, Dr. Meg Meeker, feels that many mothers today have lost their joy due to an overbearing beast called peer pressure and the need to keep up with other moms. Meeker encourages mothers to "jump off the train" of perfectionism and to simplify their lives and those of their children by setting up boundaries and trusting their instincts.Download Transcript
April 30, 2012
What should you consider before getting remarried? That’s what we’ll be talking about today when Ron Deal, a marriage and family therapist, gives some time-tested advice to couples preparing to remarry.Download Transcript
April 27, 2012
Parenting is difficult enough when it’s your own kids, but throw someone else’s into the mix and you may have problems. Today, marriage and family therapist Ron Deal talks about the joys and challenges of stepparenting.Download Transcript
April 26, 2012
We vowed to love our spouse forever, but the marriage ended in divorce. Marriage and family therapist Ron Deal talks about the covenant of marriage and how that applies to remarried men and women.Download Transcript
April 25, 2012
Roll up your sleeves and put on your apron. You’re about to do some cooking! Marriage and family therapist Ron Deal will tell you how to blend a stepfamily so that it comes out just right!Download Transcript
April 24, 2012
FamilyLife Today pays tribute to Chuck Colson, a man whose life and ministry, Prison Fellowship, has impacted hundreds of thousands for Christ. Hear Dennis Rainey’s 2005 interview with Colson, the former White House Special Counsel to President Richard Nixon, as he reflects on what really matters in life.Download Transcript
April 23, 2012
Blending two families in remarriage can be a daunting task. All this week, family therapist Ron Deal will be talking honestly about the challenges stepfamilies face and will give advice on overcoming some of the most common hurdles of stepfamily life.Download Transcript
April 22, 2012
What does your son know, and believe, about women? Dennis and Barbara Rainey cover some timely topics parents need to be discussing with their sons in order to prepare them for relationships with the opposite sex. Some of these topics include: rejecting passivity, the benefits of initiating, and the value of boundaries. The Raineys also talk about what can moms do, and what they did, to raise girls who aren't aggressive.Download Transcript
April 20, 2012
Does your son attract girls like bees to honey? Dennis and Barbara Rainey can relate, having raised two handsome sons themselves. The Raineys share how dads can be proactive in a son's life by having some meaningful, intentional conversations with them about various topics including: the value and application of godly wisdom, how to handle sexual temptation, God's design for sex in marriage, and the characteristics of an adulterous woman.Download Transcript
April 19, 2012
Would your son know what do to if he was propositioned by a member of the opposite sex? What about a member of the same sex? Dennis Rainey, author of numerous books including Parenting Today's Adolescent and Interviewing Your Daughter's Date, speaks frankly to parents about equipping sons to handle aggressive girls.Download Transcript
April 18, 2012
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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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