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Expressing Faith in Public School

August 4, 2017

Former history teacher Stephen Williams knows what it's like to be persecuted for his faith in the classroom. Williams shares how he started using court documents of famous statesmen to teach U.S. History. After parents complained, Williams wound up in court. Williams encourages parents to know what their children's rights are in the classroom and to stand firm as ambassadors of Christ in public schools.

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Former educator Stephen Williams talks about his journey to faith and the bunny trails he took to find fulfillment. Now, 16 years after embracing Christianity, Williams challenges parents to be proactive and exercise their faith in the public school system in order to be salt and light to the next generation.
August 3, 2017
What are the family rules? When Karis Kimmel Murray asked her two daughters, she was surprised and amused by their replies, even though they were way off track. Karis tells how granting forgiveness is the #1 rule of the Murray household, followed closely by "be brave and face your fears, especially when you do the hard thing."
August 2, 2017
Life often doesn't go as planned, and that held true for author Karis Kimmel Murray. Murray shares how her five-year plan was upended seven months into marriage when she discovered she was pregnant. Ten months after welcoming her first child, baby sister was on the way. Murray tells how she and her husband adjusted to life's surprises, starting with letting go of perfectionism and being a good-enough, grace-based parent.
August 1, 2017
Author and mother of two Karis Kimmel Murray explains that grace is giving something not necessarily deserved. Just like God, who lovingly gives us what we need rather than what we deserve, parents are tasked with extending grace to their children. Murray illustrates what it's like to let grace define your relationships even when the other person disappoints you.
July 31, 2017
The Apostle John says he had no greater joy than to see his children walking in the truth. But what happens when our children choose to walk in darkness? Dennis Rainey gives practical biblical wisdom on the redemption of rebels, rugrats, and our own marriages through the sanctifying power of parenting.
July 28, 2017
Life is what happens while we're busy making other plans... and sometimes life takes us into dark valleys. Dennis Rainey shares how to discover Christ in the midst of the interruptions, detours, and valleys of life.
July 27, 2017
Most of us view terrorism as an evil blight on society... but what about terrorism of our souls? When pornography invades a culture, the explosions rip apart marriages and families, but it is the children who pay the greatest price for this attack on their parents' marriage.
July 26, 2017
Dennis Rainey alerts us to the dangers of what he calls "terrorism of the soul" as he explores the toxic effects of pornography on our marriages, our families, and our very souls in part one of this profound and timely message.
July 25, 2017
Did you know that there's a mistress flirting around your pastor's door? She's alluring, even seductive, and if he gives in, she can destroy his marriage and his family. The mistress's name? Ministry. Dennis Rainey speaks to pastors about how they can avoid this marriage-destroying trap.
July 24, 2017
Alistair Begg, senior pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, instructs young men on how to choose a wife.
July 21, 2017
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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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