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His Burden Is Light? (Really?)

November 30, 2021

In rough days, it's easy to see God as our #1 critic. Is He fighting for us--or fed up with us? Author Dane Ortlund examines whether God's adding the unbearable weight of perfection on top of our pain...or if it's true His burden is light.

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Where is God in our families' lowest moments? Bestselling author Dane Ortlund paints an image of a God in the mess with us at rock-bottom--who's advocating and compassionate, gentle and lowly.
November 29, 2021
Dave and Ann Wilson continue their conversation with NFL players Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown. They talk about the lasting legacy of their years together in Detroit, not just playing football but also letting their light shine (Matthew 5:16). They offer wisdom to parents raising kids who play sports, answering questions like: "Should parents allow their children to play football given all we now know about head injuries (CTE)?" and "Should we allow our son to play travel baseball?"
November 26, 2021
Dave Wilson is joined by former NFL quarterbacks Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown to provide an inside peek into their time together with the Detroit Lions. While they did not enjoy a lot of success on the field, they experienced a spiritual revival within their team. By the end of it, they saw over 39 players, wives, and children baptized for Christ. As Orlovsky describes it, all three players were psycho-maniacal, obsessive competitors on the field. But they embraced a higher mission as Christ-followers: to be incredible husbands, remarkable fathers, and amazing teammates.
November 25, 2021
How do you pass your faith to your kids? Dave and Ann Wilson describe what impact you'll have on your children if you set the example of honoring those around you.
November 24, 2021
What do your family values look like?  Dave and Ann Wilson talk about honoring God first, so that we might then honor others.
November 23, 2021
How do we get our kids to care about the real meaning of Christmas?  Clayton Greene offers a creative and personal idea.
November 22, 2021
Like most adopted children, Judge Joseph Wood longed to know his birth parents as a child.  He shares the story of his struggles and God's hand of providence in his life.
November 19, 2021
Do you have a heart for foster care or adoption?  Judge Joseph Wood tells his story of how he was found as a baby in a box, brought to an orphanage, and what God did to change his life.
November 18, 2021
We all make mistakes, and our children WILL make mistakes. Crystal Paine shares how to trust God when parenting our children.
November 17, 2021
What you truly believe about God's love will affect how you parent your kids.  Crystal Paine addresses our self talk and how to love our kids where they are.
November 16, 2021
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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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