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Growing Into a Woman of Character

October 17, 2018

Jaquelle Crowe joins her father, Sean Crowe, to talk about connecting as a family. Sean shares what he and his wife did to help Jacquelle grow into a woman of character. They focused on the law when Jacquelle was younger, but also made sure she understood grace and saw it lived out. Jacquelle talks about her dad losing his temper and how her parents were quick to confess when they made mistakes.

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Jaquelle Crow, a contributor on DesiringGod.org as well as the Gospel Coalition, talks about the relationship teens need to have with their parents, friends, and the opposite gender. Each person's first relationship is with their parents, and she learned to honor her mom and dad at an early age. Crow reminds teens that their parents are doing the best they can, and that they are only human--with insecurities, fears, and doubts, just like them.
October 16, 2018
Jaquelle Crowe, editor-in-chief of TheRebelution.com, explains how her parents modeled the gospel as she grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Attracted by the infectious joy her parents possessed and their hope in their Savior, Crowe tells how she prayed to receive Christ at age 4. While she had her doubts and rebelled a bit in her early teen years, she never walked away from her faith. Crowe coaches parents on how to make the Christian life attractive to their kids.
October 15, 2018
Lee Wolfe Blum exhorts women everywhere to define themselves as radically loved by God and full of worth, not because of what we do but because of what He's done. Instead of judging one another, we need to encourage each other. Many of us are in hard situations and are being so brave. Blum shares the stories of several women who rose above their circumstances and relied on the Lord for His courage to live bravely.
October 12, 2018
Mental health practitioner Lee Wolfe Blum remembers her youth and the powerful, damaging message, "you don't matter." Overhearing her mother tell someone she was an accident compounded that negative thinking. Blum encourages women to be authentic in the midst of  struggles, because each person has them and is brave and courageous in her own way.
October 11, 2018
Comedian Michael Jr. joins Dennis Rainey to talk about his feature film releasing October 18 called, "More Than Funny." While the movie is indeed funny, Michael explains why this movie is more than just a way to be entertained. He hopes it will serve to motivate viewers to use their gifts to serve others.
October 10, 2018
Most of us think we communicate effectively using our devices. Pastor and author Dr. Emerson Eggerichs reminds us that the best communication still occurs face to face, utilizing vocal tone, body language, and complete sentences. The danger of electronic communication is the digital footprint we leave. That means that whatever we put "out there" is never going away. Let's remember the audience of One who is always watching and listening.
October 9, 2018
Have you ever hit send, and then regretted it later? Communications expert Dr. Emerson Eggerichs encourages listeners to ask themselves four questions before saying and sending anything to another person: Is it true? Is it kind? Is it necessary? Is it clear? If you can answer any one of these with a "no," then reconsider sending the message. Speak the truth in love with care.
October 8, 2018
Albert Hsu, author of "Grieving a Suicide," talks frankly about the loss of his father to suicide. Hsu shares how suicide heightens the regular grief that comes with the death of a loved one. Not only is this person no longer with you, but you have to grapple with how they left you. Hsu shares how his new wife's presence ministered to him in his time of crisis, and what others did that encouraged him or discouraged him while he grieved his father. Hsu reminds us that God is with us in our suffering.
October 5, 2018
Author Albert Hsu is a suicide survivor. He didn't try to take his own life, but he has grieved his own father's suicide. Hsu remembers his brilliant 58-year-old father, an electrical engineer by trade, who suffered a stroke just three months prior to his suicide. He recalls his father's battle with clinical depression and his lost sense of hope as he fought for normalcy in rehab. Hsu talks about the effect his father's suicide had on their family and gives us a first-hand look at this complicated loss.
October 4, 2018
When a family member is an addict, the entire family suffers. Rick Van Warner talks honestly about his son Tommy's drug addiction, and the continued efforts he and his wife have made to love and believe in him. Van Warner shares how they questioned why God was allowing this to happen to their family, but they never stopped praying for Tommy, even when their faith wavered. Others have rallied around their family with prayer and encouragement, and Van Warner continues to walk this day-by-day battle with his son.
October 3, 2018
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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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