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Dave and Ann Wilson

From Men to Mentors

September 13, 2011
Who was your model for manhood? Dennis Rainey talks about a mentor’s role to be available, purposeful and authentic.

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The jump from boyhood to manhood doesn’t happen overnight. FamilyLife President, Dennis Rainey, outlines the first four steps of manhood and explains a boy’s life as he moves from boyhood to adolescence to manhood to mentor.Download Transcript
September 12, 2011
Anger wears many disguises. On today's broadcast, Christian recording artist Michael O'Brien, the former lead singer of NewSong, and his wife, Heidi, talk about the issues that once threatened to overtake their marriage. Find out how they found healing and renewed happiness in their 15-year marriage and how their restoration is bringing new inspiration to his music.Download Transcript
September 7, 2011
Christian recording artist Michael O'Brien and his wife, Heidi, talk openly with Dennis Rainey about the problems that challenged and often hurt their marriage. Hear what finally began to turn their marriage around.Download Transcript
September 6, 2011
Love can have its ups and downs. That's what Christian singer and songwriter, Michael O'Brien, and his wife, Heidi, found out after they got married just a few short months after they met. Today on the broadcast, hear more about their courtship and the challenges they faced after getting married.Download Transcript
September 5, 2011
Thousands of children are waiting for homes, and many of those waiting have special needs. Paul and Robin Pennington, who have parented six children, four of whom have special needs, talk about their own journey of adoption and what they've learned along the way. Paul also shares a touching story about his grandson, Benjamin, a special needs child adopted from Korea.Download Transcript
September 2, 2011
Paul and Robin Pennington know something about adoption. That's because these amazing parents have adopted five of their six children and have three grandchildren who are also adopted. The Penningtons talk about their work with Hope for Orphans, a ministry they founded and have led since 2002. Together they present a realistic picture of what adoption really is and tell couples what they need to consider before they adopt.Download Transcript
September 1, 2011
So you've told your kids sex is a wonderful thing. But have you told them of the dangers? Mary Flo Ridley is author of Simple Truths, a book and video series designed to give parents a plan for shaping their child's sexual character.Download Transcript
August 31, 2011
Choose your words wisely. Especially when you're talking to your children about sex. Sex educator Mary Flo Ridley, a mother of three, encourages parents to develop a plan for teaching their children about sex early in their parenting. Mary Flo explains how she approached the topic with her own children and why she decided to use the right biological terms for explaining how a baby is born to her youngsters.Download Transcript
August 30, 2011
When is the best time to talk to your children about sex? According to our guest, Mary Flo Ridley, any time can be a teachable moment. Since 1986, Mary Flo has been equipping parents to guide their children's sexual values, and today she talks about the importance of talking to your kids about sex when they're young and then building on that basic knowledge as they mature.Download Transcript
August 29, 2011
Sometimes we know what to do, but lack the courage to do it. Author Paul Coughlin talks about the Christian's role model and Savior, Jesus Christ, who refused to be a quiet bystander to injustice and cruelty. Paul explains how to help a child who’s being bullied.
August 26, 2011
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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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