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Dave and Ann Wilson

Help! My Spouse and I Can't Communicate

March 30, 2020

Some marriages are difficult right off the bat. That was the case for Rob and Gina Flood, who were surprised their honeymoon was as difficult as it was. It was only after months of frustration they realized their bad communication habits kept short circuiting healthy dialogue. Learn what they did to turn their communication, and marriage, around.

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FamilyLife Today's Bob Lepine brings a wise and seasoned perspective to what God is doing in the world amidst COVID-19. He offers us two options on how to view the current crisis: 1) the "Imagine" option, with no one or nothing governing our world and the universe simply running on it's own, and 2) the "Providence" option, with the world and everything in it governed by God. Learn the practical comfort and profound implications of this "Providence" option.
March 27, 2020
FamilyLIfe Today hosts Dave and Ann Wilson bring us six W's of hope for families during COVID-19, including: Word (reading the Bible), Worship (having a vertical perspective), Work/Play (finding a healthy balance), Words (relationships need communication), Walk (love and serve your neighborhood), and Weave (seizing the moment by coming together as a family).
March 26, 2020
With COVID-19 we're all in uncharted territory. Brian Goins, head of content at FamilyLIfe, and Ron Deal, head of FamilyLife Blended, offer us a compass for navigating this frightening new normal. Listen as Brian and Ron talk about the four points of the compass: 1) finding true north in God, 2) sorting through our anxieties so things don't go south, 3) establishing new rhythms as families, and 4) walking in love as salt and light in the world.
March 25, 2020
Author Dave Willis, who is also a husband and father of four sons, talks honestly about where he feels men are missing the mark. He reminds men that selfishness is the opposite of respect, and advises men to train their sons to serve others as Christ did. He also talks about a man’s struggle between career and hobbies, and shares how men often prioritize their hobbies over their family.
March 24, 2020
Author Dave Willis recalls a time when his middle-school son came home and asked him a question that shocked him. He answered his son the best he could and encourages parents to initiate those challenging conversations about sex and girls with their sons as soon as possible, before the culture schools them in untruths.
March 23, 2020
How does your daughter view herself? Vicki Courtney talks about the harm constant comparison causes, and she encourages moms to teach their daughters their true worth can only be found in Jesus. Moms can have a tremendous influence on how their girls see themselves, especially in the context of media. But they must intentionally have those hard conversations.
March 20, 2020
Mother of three Vicki Courtney reflects on how the use of technology is changing the landscape of our culture, and not always for good. Increased levels of mental illness, anxiety, depression, and suicide among our teens make it paramount for mothers to teach their daughters where their worth and identity really come from.
March 19, 2020
What does the Bible mean when it calls women "the weaker vessel"? Author Mary Kassian explains that women are more vulnerable to being abused and hurt. When women are hurt they sometimes respond in one of two ways: They either live by their emotions or they suppress their emotions, and neither option is good. Kassian gives women practical advice for engaging their emotions in a God-honoring way.
March 18, 2020
Author Mary Kassian tells women that if they want to be strong in the Lord, stay away from the creeps. Creeps can be anything from bad boys to bad attitudes, and don't forget the biggest creep of all—Satan—who would love to distract you from the things of the Lord.
March 17, 2020
When a pandemic strikes, what should Christians do? Perhaps just as importantly, what should we not do. On this special edition of FamilyLife Today, we'll hear from FamilyLife President David Robbins, along with Dave and Ann Wilson and Bob Lepine, as we discuss a Christian response to COVID-19.
March 16, 2020
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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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