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Dave and Ann Wilson

How Did We Get Here?

March 26, 2018

Author Andrew Walker recalls the sexual revolution of the '50s and '60s and the "If it feels good, do it," message the era promoted. Walker explains the confusing issue of gender fluidity and how the message promoted by the sexual revolution has contributed to its prominence in today's society.

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Author Todd Friel, a professed chief sinner in his household, reveals that the most courageous thing he ever does is apologize to his wife and children for sinning against them. If we want our kids to obey, parents need to talk about God and use the Bible as the authority. Friel coaches parents on how to teach kids to respond to the authority of God.
March 23, 2018
Todd Friel, a father of three, encourages parents to look beyond behavior modification when disciplining our kids. Friel reminds us that we're all sinners, even parents, so we shouldn't be shocked when kids don't behave. Parents must humbly engage with our kids in a way that draws them even closer to Jesus, rather than pushing them away. We don't need to punish our kids for their sins, but disciple them for the greater good.
March 22, 2018
Author Todd Friel, host of the syndicated program "Wretched TV," talks to parents of prodigals who feel they are to blame for their child's waywardness. Friel reminds parents that it's their job to be faithful parents and live the gospel in their child's presence. It's God's job to bring their children to repentance and faith.
March 21, 2018
Why isn't Easter celebrated as enthusiastically as Christmas? Two years ago Barbara Rainey dreamed of having an amazing party to celebrate the reason believers have hope—Christ's death and resurrection. Rainey tells how she and her husband, Dennis, gathered their family together to have an Easter celebration they'll remember for years to come.
March 20, 2018
Barbara Rainey, founder of Ever Thine Home®, believes that Easter can be a perfect time to teach your children about Jesus. While the culture touts cute baby chicks and bunnies, Rainey believes Christians should celebrate Christ's resurrection in a way that truly reflects what this day signifies. She shares ideas of how to make Holy Week special.
March 19, 2018
Hear the story behind the hit song "I Can Only Imagine." Director Andy Irwin and Producer Kevin Downes tell the God stories behind the making of the movie.
March 16, 2018
A father's impression on his children lasts a lifetime. Rick Rigsby, author of Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout, tells about his father, Roger Marion Rigsby, and the lessons of kindness and generosity he learned from him.
March 15, 2018
Rick Rigsby talks about his late wife's battle with breast cancer and her eventual death. It was through those incredibly difficult days that he began remembering and cherishing his father's wisdom, including his admonition to him to "Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might."
March 14, 2018
Crawford Loritts deconstructs the passage of Scripture where King David charges his son Solomon to remember the most important things.
March 13, 2018
Crawford Loritts tells stories about his father's unyielding commitment to integrity, which he learned from his father, who learned it from his father.
March 12, 2018
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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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