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Hopeful or Hopeless?

April 16, 2019

Marshall Segal, a writer and managing editor for DesiringGod.org, knows that most singles want to get married. But how do they prepare for that day, especially when they're not dating? Segal encourages young women to wait on the Lord and keep their eyes open for men who love godliness. You want a man to love Jesus first and foremost. No one is calling you to be joyful about singleness, but joy can still be found in the presence of Christ.

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Author Marshall Segal explains what it means to live and date with purpose. Segal, who is a husband and father now, reflects on his single years and the lessons he learned while pursuing love and marriage. Admittedly, he jumped into the dating game way too early, stayed in relationships way too long, and crossed a few boundaries sexually. Eventually he learned how to do it right. Segal takes a moment to coach parents whose teens are eager to date.
April 15, 2019
Award-winning producer Robert Fernandez joins Revelation Media founder Steve Cleary to talk about their new animated feature film, "Pilgrim's Progress," coming out April 18 and 20 in theaters nationwide. Based on John Bunyan's classic book, the movie follows Christian's journey as he travels from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. 
April 12, 2019
When Dave Bondeson was growing up, his father told him over and over, “Remember, you're a Bondeson and a Christian.” That helped shaped his identity. But as a father himself, Dave finds it challenging to translate that into a blended family situation with a stepdaughter whose last name is not Bondeson.
April 11, 2019
What message are we giving our kids about sex? Siblings Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick felt like they got the message loud and clear that "sex before marriage was bad." Now parents themselves, they wanted to build a better view of sexuality for their children. Inside of just saying "NO," they want their kids to understand their identity in Christ. Together they share how they do that. 
April 10, 2019
Brother and sister Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick explain why it's important to talk to your children about sex. Joel talks honestly about the sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of a distant family member, which began around the age of 6, and the shame, confusion, and guilt it caused in his heart. Though the abuse did skew his thinking about sex, Joel tells how God renewed his mind and redeemed his pain.
April 9, 2019
Siblings Jessica Thompson and Joel Fitzpatrick, both married with children, know the challenge parents face of talking to our kids about sex. They also know that the culture we're in requires that we intentionally educate them. Jessica remembers how she responded the time her 7-year-old daughter asked her about sex during a Walmart run, and Joel shares how he uses ordinary activities, like taking a walk or driving in the car, to talk about the birds and the bees with his kids. 
April 8, 2019
We live in a fast-pace culture and our kids often feel the weight of that. Wife and mom, Kay Wills Wyma, talks about the stress our kids often feel to achieve and how achievement doesn't have to be the boss of them when they know who they are and whose they are in Christ.
April 5, 2019
Does life feel overwhelming? Author and mother of five, Kay Wills Wyma, encourages listeners to find perspective and freedom by being overwhelmed with the truth instead. Wyma shares how dropping the need to do it all can lead to a happier, more fulfilling life.
April 4, 2019
Christopher Yuan knows what it’s like to be a captive. A former drug dealer and homosexual who discovered he had HIV while serving time in prison, Yuan shares how God got his attention and eventually, his heart. Yuan explains what it’s like for him now that his identity is in Christ.
April 3, 2019
Author Christopher Yuan, who was an agnostic gay man before believing in Jesus, talks freely about his identity as a Christian. Yuan explains that when he lived as a gay man, being gay wasn't what he did but who he was, or so he thought. Realizing he’s in Christ and bears God’s image gave him a new identity as a Christ follower.
April 2, 2019
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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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