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Fifty Shades of Deception

February 2, 2015
Why all the hype about Fifty Shades of Grey? With its dark
overtones, why are so many Christian women being drawn to it?
Here to answer those questions and more are Dannah Gresh,
cofounder of Pure Freedom, and clinical psychologist Dr. Juli
Slattery.

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Join Dennis and Barbara Rainey as they take a stroll down memory lane and relive some of their most memorable, and challenging, parenting moments.
January 30, 2015
Scripture tells us that "by wisdom a house is built." Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk about their early years of marriage and their transition to their new home in Colorado to take on new assignments with Campus Crusade. Reminiscing about their past, Dennis and Barbara talk about their biggest marital adjustments and the arrival of the first of their six children two years later.
January 29, 2015
Barbara Rainey knew God had called her to Himself, and she was content to be single. But when Barbara was sent to help out the staff office of Campus Crusade for Christ in Ft. Worth, Texas, and ran into Dennis Rainey again, something new began to take shape. Barbara shares how God revealed his new plan, this time for marriage, to her and Dennis.
January 28, 2015
Time doesn't stand still, and neither do our lives. Barbara Rainey talks about student life at the University of Arkansas and the events that lead to meeting fellow student Dennis Rainey, who would later become her husband. Though Barbara's major was history, her passion was, she admits, following Christ. Barbara explains her early involvement with Campus Crusade for Christ.
January 27, 2015
Like a book, each life is made up of chapters. All this week Barbara Rainey allows us a peek into chapters of her life and tells us how she adjusted and kept her priorities in place in each season. Beginning with her early years, Barbara recalls her first steps of faith, and then walks us through her teen years when she began to feel the first inkling that God had a bigger purpose for her life.
January 26, 2015
Marriage was created to be more than a mere social construct. The covenantal relationship of marriage was created to reflect our covenant relationship with Christ. Dr. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, emphasizes the deep spiritual purposes God created for marriage.
January 23, 2015
The culture is frequently undermining the importance of an intact family—mom, dad, and all the kids living together. But even secular sociologists acknowledge the fact that the stability of an intact family has a far-reaching ripple effect on the surrounding community. Dr. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary shares a message on the scriptural support for a healthy family.
January 22, 2015
God has a divine purpose in mind when He calls us to be parents. Dennis Rainey says when he and his wife, Barbara, were first planning their family, he wrongly assumed God was giving them children to raise. But after years of parenting, he realized that the children were to help him finish growing up. Dennis Rainey shares the final installment of lessons learned in 40 years of marriage from a talk he gave to students at Southern Seminary.
January 21, 2015
It is impossible to experience marriage as God designed it without being liberal and lavish in forgiveness. In today's second installment of lessons he's learned throughout his 40 years of marriage, Dennis Rainey shares this and other principles with students at Southern Seminary.
January 20, 2015
In the first few years of his marriage to Barbara, Dennis Rainey made a lot of what he calls "rookie errors." After celebrating 40 years of marriage, Dennis passes along the first 10 of 40 lessons he learned to students at Southern Theological Seminary to help them avoid making the same errors.
January 19, 2015
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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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