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Dave and Ann Wilson

Face to Face With the Author of Love

August 18, 2020

Becket Cook, a highly successful LA set designer, spent his free time reveling in the parties and galas attended by the rich and famous. As he moved through one relationship after another, he never remotely considered that God might be the answer to his restlessness. It wasn't until a chance encounter with a Bible study group at one of LA's hippest coffee shops that Cook began to take an interest in spiritual matters. Cook remembers what happened when he accepted an invitation to a local Sunday worship service, and tells how his encounter with God that day changed his life forever.

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Becket Cook, author of "A Change of Affection," remembers what it was like growing up as the youngest of eight kids in an affluent family in Dallas. Cook recalls when his same-sex attraction first started, and talks about his pursuit of same-sex relationships in high school and college. Cook tells how his Christian parents reacted when he finally came out to his family, and advises parents on what to do and what not to do when their son or daughter comes out as being gay.
August 17, 2020
After their parents divorce, having two homes with two different sets of values can make the blending process especially difficult for children. As a teen, Melody Fabien was hearing one thing about dating and relationships from her mom, and something very different from her dad who had recently come to Christ. She tells her story to Ron Deal.
August 14, 2020
How do you teach your sons to respect girls? Author Vicki Courtney encourages mothers to talk to their sons about chivalry. It can’t stop there, however. Mothers and fathers should also talk to their sons about unplanned pregnancy, sexting, and porn. Sons must learn that all women should be valued and respected.
August 13, 2020
Is your son ready for the real world? Author Vicki Courtney talks about the "snowflake generation" and considers what role parents play in it. Courtney advises moms to encourage their sons toward independence and responsibility so they will be eager to leave home when it’s time and start families of their own.
August 12, 2020
Many families struggle having devotions in God's Word together. Jason Houser of Seeds Family Worship and John Majors, author of the book "True Identity" and FamilyLife's Passport2Identity, help discouraged parents find ways to make things easier.
August 11, 2020
Jason Houser from Seeds Family Worship and John Majors, author of the book "True Identity" and creator of FamilyLife's resource Passport2Identity, discuss why Scripture that is put to music is such a powerful force in a child's life. Hear how we can help our kids hide God's Word in their hearts on a daily basis in a way that is simple and easy.
August 10, 2020
There is a special relationship between a father and a daughter, but only a mom can model feminine integrity—how to live in accordance with God's design—for her daughter. Terra Mattson, author of "Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace," explains why daughters learn more from what they are experiencing than what you are teaching.
August 7, 2020
Raising daughters today may be different than in years past, but the core of what it means to be a girl is still as God designed it. Terra Mattson, author of the "Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace," helps listeners develop a greater appreciation of femininity. She discusses the importance of validating our daughters and protect them from harm.
August 6, 2020
What makes some young adults resilient in the faith, while others walk away completely? Pastor Mark Matlock and researcher David Kinnamon talk about the five characteristics and practices of resilient Christians: experiencing Jesus; forging meaningful, intergenerational relationships; developing cultural discernment; training for vocational discipleship; and engaging in counter-cultural mission.
August 5, 2020
How are our kids actually living out their faith in a post-Christian world? David Kinnamon and Mark Matlock, authors of "Faith for Exiles," explain the difference between the four types of spiritual exiles: "nomads" or lapsed Christians, habitual church goers, prodigals who have left the faith behind, and resilient disciples—those with a vibrant and robust faith. Together they remind parents of the correlation between parents who are on fire for the Lord with a vibrant faith and kids who spiritually follow in their footsteps.
August 4, 2020
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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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