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Dave and Ann Wilson

Fostering 23 kids

August 20, 2013
In the midst of raising her own 5 children, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann also opened her home to a total of 23 foster children.  Bachmann encourages the members of the body of Christ to consider opening their homes to one foster child for one year, so that child can experience what a "normal," God-honoring home is supposed to be.

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Meditating on the Word of God is vital for the Christian who wants to know and abide in Christ. Scott Lindsey shares some great tools that will give you an edge when studying the Scriptures.
August 19, 2013
Sex is God’s design. Why then are we so uncomfortable talking to our children about it? Mary Flo Ridley shares an easy, natural approach to teaching your children about sex beginning when they’re very young.
August 16, 2013
Who will tell your children about the birds and the bees if you don’t? Mary Flo Ridley, a mother of three, encourages parents to start the conversation about “where babies come from” early with their children. By doing so, explains Mary Flo, it’s easy and natural to teach children about God’s good design for sex.
August 15, 2013
What are the defining marks of love? Wheaton College President Phil Ryken, author of “Loving the Way Jesus Loves,” teaches on the 1 Corinthians 13 passage, “Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
August 14, 2013
Who, or what irritates you the most? Phil Ryken, President of Wheaton College, opens the Bible to 1 Corinthians 13 to explore the profound statement found there that, “Love is not irritable.”
August 13, 2013
What would our world be like if Christians were known for their love? Wheaton College President Phil Ryken takes a closer look at the love chapter of the Bible, 1 Corinthians 13, and explains what Paul meant when he told us that “Love is kind.”
August 12, 2013
Did Jesus have followers or friends? Pastor John Vawter and Jim Wetherbe talk about the importance of selecting the right friends, as well as being the right kind of friend. John and Jim reflect on friends who have betrayed them in the past and what those difficulties taught them.
August 9, 2013
How intentional are you about making friends?  Long-time friends John Vawter and Jim Wetherbe tell what brought them, and kept them, thriving as friends over the decades. Jim and John look to Jesus as the model for friendship, and talk about the give and take required for real friendship.
August 8, 2013
According to William Bennett, the Latin term for father is "pater," which means "the one who shows up and takes responsibility." Bennett reflects on the legacy he'd like to leave behind and coaches new dads on the significant role they've been assigned.
August 7, 2013
What does a boy need from a father?  William Bennett, a father of two sons and author of the book, The Book of Man, reminds listeners that boys are moral and spiritual beings, and if we forget this, we've lost the key to raising and educating them.
August 6, 2013
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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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