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Dave and Ann Wilson

Extending Courtesy to Your Mate

August 4, 2011
It’s the little things that count, especially in marriage. Author Jess MacCallum talks about some of the little courtesies that lead to marital bliss like putting the toilet seat down, filling the gas tank, and rearranging the furniture just the way she likes it.

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What does it take to be a good husband? Jess MacCallum, a married man for over 20 years, knows, and he's willing to let you in on the secret. He humorously shares some marital wisdom on a husband's provision, the best way to communicate, and hanging out with buddies.
August 3, 2011
If you thought high school was a minefield, just wait until you get to college. Alex Chediak, author of Thriving at College and an associate professor at California Baptist University, talks about tolerance, spiritual atrophy, drinking and dating -- just a few of the challenges you'll face in college.
August 2, 2011
Have you prepared your teen for college? Alex Chediak, an associate professor at California Baptist University, points out that it's a son's or daughter's solid character and biblical worldview that will ultimately help them enjoy a successful college experience. Alex reminds incoming students to remember that they are there to learn and that they need to have a game plan in order to excel.
August 1, 2011
If you are struggling with communication in your marriage, the solution might be to work on your listening skills. Bob Lepine shares four tips for talking and listening effectively.Download Transcript
July 29, 2011
Even if you have a degree in communication, you still may need a remedial course when it comes to communicating with your spouse. Bob Lepine talks about a few differing ways couples communicate.Download Transcript
July 28, 2011
When conflict happens, forgiveness is a crucial step toward reconciliation in every marriage relationship. Dennis Rainey talks in practical terms about forgiveness and what it looks like.Download Transcript
July 27, 2011
How we deal with anger affects generations. Dennis Rainey breaks down the anatomy of anger and explains that it is most often a secondary emotion, symptomatic of deeper issues.Download Transcript
July 26, 2011
When a couple experiences conflict in their marriage, how they resolve that conflict affects more than just the marriage. Dennis Rainey shares how to resolve conflict in a way that honors God and sets an example for your children.Download Transcript
July 25, 2011
Sometimes the sexual differences between men and women feel like a cruel joke. The reality is, it's part of God's plan to unite a couple in marriage. Bob Lepine talks sensitively but frankly about how to work with your spouse regarding the different needs, and ways you relate to intimacy.Download Transcript
July 22, 2011
If you don't have a strong, healthy, loving relationship in marriage outside the bedroom, you're not going to be able to manufacture that kind of strong, healthy, loving relationship when you come together for marital intimacy. Bob Lepine talks about emotional and spiritual factors that affect the intimate relationship in marriage.Download Transcript
July 21, 2011
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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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