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Dave and Ann Wilson

Having a Faith of Their Own

June 28, 2016
Can parents be proactive in developing lasting faith in their kids? Certainly! Professor and youth minister Kara Powell shares some proven ideas for churches and parents that will help kids develop their own faith. Powell elaborates on the power of warmth, modeling faith to our kids, and building a team of adults to mentor your teen.

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About half of young people drift from God and church after they graduate. Is there anything parents can do to prevent this spiritual slide? Youth expert Kara Powell talks about three phrases parents can implement that are especially helpful in building "sticky faith" in their kids.
June 27, 2016
Matt Hammitt's career was taking off as lead singer for the band Sanctus Real. Life was exciting, until his wife Sarah left the road life to be a stay-at-home mom. But even after multiple awards and accolades, he had to make a decision. Do I lead a band? Or do I lead my family?
June 24, 2016
Sometimes marriage expectations collide head on with reality. Then what? FamilyLife Senior Creative Director Brian Goins and his wife, Jen, tell couples how to get their expectations in the bedroom down to reality. Brian and Jen encourage couples to first follow God's blueprints for marriage, calendar their companionship, and be aware of a woman's fluctuating interest in sex. Recorded live on the Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise.
June 23, 2016
We all enter marriage with great expectations, especially about sex. Author Brian Goins and his wife, Jen, reflect on what their "sexpectations" were before and after getting married. Together they remind listeners of God's expectations for sex: procreation, pleasure, and proclamation of the gospel, and dive into the Song of Solomon to find out what a woman needs to feel cherished. Recorded live on the Love Like You Mean It® marriage cruise.
June 22, 2016
Forgiving is hard, so why should we do it? Pastor Bryan Loritts agrees that forgiveness is irrational and costly, but reminds us that it's also incredibly liberating. Without forgiveness, he says, true freedom is impossible, for Christ himself freed us from sin and death by forgiving us.
June 21, 2016
How do we practice forgiveness in a world of great evils? Pastor Bryan Loritts explores Jesus' words about forgiveness in Matthew 18 and tells why the parable of the man who owed 10,000 talents is so significant for believers today.
June 20, 2016
Our children will fail at times, just like we do. Brian Housman, father of two, talks with parents about how to handle the moral failings of their children. Housman shares what he did when realized his teen son had been viewing pornography.
June 17, 2016
You know you're a parent, but did you also realize you're a heart surgeon? Discipline can be a great way to get to the heart of your child. Brian Housman, author of the book, "How You Always Meant to Parent," explains that parents need to look past their child's behavior and into their child's heart. Housman shares what he's done at the Housman home to address such issues as lying and media usage.
June 16, 2016
What is your goal as a parent? Author Brian Housman knows parents, like coaches, want to win at the end of the day, but what does that look like? For some parents it's obedience, but Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger goal—to see their children's hearts transformed into Christlikeness.
June 15, 2016
In football, a blitz happens when the defense has an all-out attack on the quarterback once the ball is snapped. Former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp shares a game plan for facing the blitzes in life.
June 14, 2016
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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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