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Dave and Ann Wilson

Keying into the Culture

February 7, 2018

David Eaton, cofounder of Axis—a non-profit ministry that seeks to help the next generation have lifelong faith by resourcing parents and faith leaders—and Melanie Mudge, director of content and certification at Axis, tell listeners why Christian kids are leaving the faith. Eaton explains why parents must move away from behavior management and rule enforcement and focus on the truth that Jesus is life.

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The culture doesn't make much of Easter, but believers should. After all, it is the day when we remember Christ's death and burial and celebrate HIs resurrection. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane tell what they do to make Easter special in their homes.
February 6, 2018
It's almost Easter! Will you be ready spiritually? Barbara Rainey teams up with Tracy Lane to coach moms on how to make the most of Easter. Unlike Christmas, with all its hoopla and pizzaz, Easter comes and goes fairly unnoticed. Rainey reminds listeners of the significance of the cross and Easter, and explains the purpose of the Lenten season.
February 5, 2018
Shaunti Feldhahn and Ron Deal, Director of FamilyLife Blended, team up to talk about kindness and the stepfamily. Feldhahn believes that kindness is a habit we all need to embrace. When we intentionally practice it for 30 days by ignoring the negative, encouraging the positive, and practicing small acts of kindness, 89% of relationships have been improved. Feldhahn helps us pinpoint our patterns of negativity, and Deal reminds us that kindness can melt the hardest of hearts.
February 2, 2018
Shaunti Feldhahn reminds us that expressing kindness goes a long way, especially in marriage. When a spouse starts noticing that their mate has stopped pointing out negatives, each spouse will begin to feel so much more joy. Start the kindness challenge today: Remember to say nothing negative to or about them, then praise something, and then follow with an act of kindness.
February 1, 2018
Are you at odds with someone and don't know what to do? Shaunti Feldhahn, author of The Kindness Challenge, dares anyone having trouble with a relationship to be kind to that person for thirty days. Not only will it soften the heart of the other person, but you'll find that your attitude has changed, too. Feldhahn shares how she's applied this to her own family.
January 31, 2018
Has Valentine's Day become a little predictable at your house? Then why don't you focus on the real meaning of love, and not the retailers' idea of it, instead? Barbara Rainey joins her husband, Dennis Rainey, to talk about a resource designed specifically with the month of love in mind. "How Do I Love Thee?" is a booklet comprised of 14 short devotionals based on 1 Corinthians 13.
January 30, 2018
New Year's is a great time for new beginnings. What if you made it your goal for 2018 to be the most loving year ever in your home? To help you, Barbara Rainey, joined by her husband, Dennis Rainey, has created a tool called "How Do I Love Thee?" to help you focus on the real meaning of love as defined in 1 Corinthians 13. Barbara tells how you can read one of the short devotionals included in the resource each day to reflect on the 14 qualities of love that God values most.
January 29, 2018
Is love enough to sustain a marriage for a lifetime? Pastor Alistair Begg talks about the importance of understanding God's plan for marriage.
January 26, 2018
Pastor Alistair Begg explains what the Bible teaches about what is really going on during a marriage ceremony.
January 25, 2018
Why did the Lord bring you and your spouse together? Francis and Lisa Chan remind couples that God has brought them together for a reason, and encourages them not to live for this life, but for eternity.
January 24, 2018
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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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