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Finding Your Story in the Bigger Story

November 12, 2012
If suffering is so integral to human sanctification, why do we, as humans fear and avoid it? Jerry Sittser discusses the role of suffering in our spiritual formation.

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After nearly a decade of service, Navy Seal Adam Brown said goodbye to his wife and family, departing for what he expected to be his final mission. It was truly his final mission. But Adam was on two missions. One for the US military, and the other was a mission from God. A riveting story of heroism, sacrifice and redemption, as told by his widow, Kelly Brown.Download Transcript
November 9, 2012
Adam Brown had already overcome a drug addiction and trouble with the law. He joined the military and became an elite Navy Seal. But that, says his widow, Kelly Brown, was just the beginning of his adversity. He later overcame what, for anyone else, would have been career ending injuries. He adapted and continued thrive as a leader in the Navy Seals.Download Transcript
November 8, 2012
For awhile her life lacked direction. But now that she was back home in Arkansas, life was looking up. Kelly Brown, widow of Navy Seal, Adam Brown, talks about meeting Adam, a daring young man with a sparkle in his eye and a bent towards living in the extreme, when she was 21. They fell hard and fast. But alcohol and drugs almost ruined their relationship before it started. Hear her tell about their rocky romance and how she eventually became “Mrs. Adam Brown.”Download Transcript
November 7, 2012
Judy Starr’s emotional affair was strong, but was her commitment to her husband stronger? Judy Starr tells listeners the steps she took to close the door on her emotional affair. Despite her deep connection to the sea captain, ultimately Judy found that her commitment to her husband and to her God was stronger.Download Transcript
November 6, 2012
A long-time missionary couple, an exotic locale, and a handsome sea captain: the recipe for disaster? Missionary Judy Starr found herself enticed to leave her marriage for a handsome sea captain. It was unthinkable, but it happened while she and her husband were ministering in the Caribbean and she began an emotional affair with another man.Download Transcript
November 5, 2012
Do you remember "that girl"? No, not the one on late-night reruns. The fun and flirty one that used to take extra care to look cute. The one that would go out of her way to please the man she loved — "that girl" you used to be before you got married and had children. Heidi St. John talks about the importance of cultivating "that girl" for your husband. Heidi also reminisces about her grandmother, whose love and adoration for her husband never diminished throughout 75 years of marriage.Download Transcript
November 2, 2012
Are you romantic? Author and home-schooling mom Heidi St. John talks frankly to wives about infusing their marriages with a little bit of old-fashioned romance. Heidi reveals what spells romance to her husband, such as praise, quality time, a submissive spirit, and sex; and she asks wives to consider what they can do to keep their marriages from bogging down in the mundane.Download Transcript
November 1, 2012
Are you sacrificing your marriage on the altar of good parenting? Wife and mother of seven Heidi St. John talks about the importance of nurturing your marriage through the child-rearing years. Heidi recalls the romance erosion that happened in her own marriage, and remembers the pivotal day when her husband, Jay, told her he missed her. Heidi reminds mothers not to neglect their marriages and to set aside time each day to reconnect with their spouses.Download Transcript
October 31, 2012
Are you feeling overwhelmed with busyness? If so, you'll want to hear about the radical steps one over-extended mother took to step out of the rat race and refocus on her family. With extra time back in their schedules, author Joanne Kraft talks about some of the fun family field trips they took and her favorite family memories from their relaxing and rejuvenating year off.Download Transcript
October 30, 2012
Remember time-outs? Have you ever wished there were time-outs for families — time away from all the to-do lists generated by our culture and more freedom to do what you really want? Recovering too-busy mom Joanne Kraft recalls the day when she and her husband decided their family was going to take a year off from all sports and extracurricular activities to spend more time together. Find out how they benefitted from a slower pace of life, and how you can do the same.Download Transcript
October 29, 2012
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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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