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Getting Him Ready for the Opposite Sex

April 20, 2012
What does your son know, and believe, about women? Dennis and Barbara Rainey cover some timely topics parents need to be discussing with their sons in order to prepare them for relationships with the opposite sex. Some of these topics include: rejecting passivity, the benefits of initiating, and the value of boundaries. The Raineys also talk about what can moms do, and what they did, to raise girls who aren't aggressive.

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Does your son attract girls like bees to honey? Dennis and Barbara Rainey can relate, having raised two handsome sons themselves. The Raineys share how dads can be proactive in a son's life by having some meaningful, intentional conversations with them about various topics including: the value and application of godly wisdom, how to handle sexual temptation, God's design for sex in marriage, and the characteristics of an adulterous woman.Download Transcript
April 19, 2012
Would your son know what do to if he was propositioned by a member of the opposite sex? What about a member of the same sex? Dennis Rainey, author of numerous books including Parenting Today's Adolescent and Interviewing Your Daughter's Date, speaks frankly to parents about equipping sons to handle aggressive girls.Download Transcript
April 18, 2012
Best-selling author and speaker Dennis Rainey talks honestly with parents about protecting their sons from overly aggressive girls.Download Transcript
April 17, 2012
Are your sons fair game for the girls? All this week Dennis Rainey addresses the very real problem of sexually aggressive girls. Rainey explains that, due to the rise of absent fathers today, many young women are looking for their emotional gas tanks to be filled by young men, and doing whatever it takes to get a boy's love and attention.Download Transcript
April 16, 2012
Dennis Rainey talks with well-known author and speaker, Donald Miller, about the meaning of manhood.Download Transcript
April 13, 2012
Donald Miller, a best-selling author and director of the online magazine The Burnside Writers Collective, talks openly with Dennis Rainey about growing up fatherless. Hear how his "lack of an earthly father" marked him growing up, and still affects him today.Download Transcript
April 12, 2012
Donald Miller, author of numerous books including Blue Like Jazz and To Own a Dragon, talks to Dennis Rainey about the challenges and disillusionment he faced growing up without a father.Download Transcript
April 11, 2012
Ungodly fear can rob us of the things we hold most dear — peace, joy, trust, and our relationship with our family, friends and God, but author and pastor’s wife Karen Loritts says the Apostle James provides clear Biblical instruction for overcoming sinful fear. Karen shares how she banished her “fear buddies" with the power of God’s Word.Download Transcript
April 10, 2012
Karen Loritts should have been fine. She and her pastor husband were empty nesters, she had a successful book, a thriving church community, and four happy well adjusted children. So why was she filled with fear? Hear how Karen’s “fear buddies” almost stole her joy, and how she came back from the brink of despair and found victory over fear.Download Transcript
April 9, 2012
God has His ways of getting us where He wants us to be. Andrew Palau, son of world-wide evangelist, Luis Palau, reminisces about his crazy college antics, and his downward spiral that pulled him further and further away from the faith of his youth. Andrew talks about attending one of his father's crusades in Jamaica in his 20's and realizing that the time had come for him to make a decision for Christ.Download Transcript
April 6, 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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