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Dave and Ann Wilson

Embracing Your Present

June 5, 2018

Elizabeth Oates, co-founder of Project Restoration Ministries, shares how growing up in a single-parent home, and then in a home with a stepfather, shaped her views on dating and marriage. Desperate for a peaceful, calm home, Oates set out to be the perfect wife, only to find herself miserable and her husband frustrated. Oates explains why boundaries are important in dysfunctional families and how important it is to learn to deal with conflict.

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Elizabeth Oates, author of "Mending Broken Branches," recalls her troubled childhood marked by abuse and loneliness and tells how that emptiness eventually led her to a deep and abiding relationship with Christ. Oates shares how hearing a news reporter describe the bleak outcome for children of divorce made her determined to prove him wrong.
June 4, 2018
Marriage is God's greatest discipleship tool. Author and Ever Thine Home® creator Barbara Rainey talks about the high and noble calling of being a wife. Barbara acknowledges that while marriage is sweet, it's not easy, especially when dealing with differences. Rainey reminds wives to treat their husbands like God treats us—with gentleness and grace. Instead of dwelling on a husband's weaknesses, Barbara encourages wives to focus on their husband's admirable traits and to praise him for the things he does right.
June 1, 2018
What are you more focused on? Your husband's faults or his virtues? Barbara Rainey, creator of Ever Thine Home®, talks to wives about being their husband's biggest supporter.
May 31, 2018
The goal of Bible study is for God's Word to change us. So we want to make sure we're approaching the Scriptures correctly. Jen Wilkin, a long-time Bible study leader and author of the book, Women of the Word, takes listeners through the "Five P's" of Bible study: purpose, perspective, patience, process, and prayer.
May 30, 2018
Are you studying the Bible correctly? Without understanding the genre of the writing and which people group the writer was directing the message to, you're likely misinterpreting the Scriptures. Long-time Bible study leader Jen Wilkin walks us through the missteps Christians make when studying the Bible.
May 29, 2018
Do you love God's Word? Are you eager to spend your time wandering through the pages of your Bible, soaking in God's truth? Bible teacher Jen Wilkin voices her concerns about Bible illiteracy among the body of Christ. Jen talks about the importance of seriously studying the Bible and watching God's Word transform the lives of its readers.
May 28, 2018
According to Pastor Dave Wilson and his wife, Ann, a man's relationship with God is key to unlocking the mystery of marital intimacy.
May 25, 2018
Pastor Dave Wilson and his wife, Ann, explore the complex and wonderful dance of marital intimacy as they share their own unique dance experience.
May 24, 2018
If your marriage is abusive, what should you do? Author and pastor Justin Holcomb gives us a glimpse into the heart and mind of an abuse victim, and tells why a victim often chooses to stay in an abusive relationship rather than seeking safety. Hear some steps to take to devise your own safety plan.
May 23, 2018
Can domestic abuse be found in Christian homes too? Absolutely, states pastor Justin Holcomb. A desire for power and control over someone else is at the root of domestic abuse, Justin says. The best way to avoid an abusive relationship is not to get in one in the first place. Watch how a man treats his mother and other women around him, and you'll have a good idea of how he'll treat you someday.
May 22, 2018
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About FamilyLife Today®

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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