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Dave and Ann Wilson

Leading Your Family Spiritually

June 13, 2013
Who’s leading your family?  If you are husband or father, then I hope you say it’s you. Dennis Rainey throws the gauntlet to men and challenges them to intentionally lead their families. 

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When men are built up and encouraged to live for Christ, everyone wins. Brian Doyle talks about the need for men to mentor and build into other men, as his ministry, Iron  Sharpens Iron, seeks to do. Download Transcript
June 12, 2013
Isolation breeds fear, and fear chips away at courage. But how can men break down the barriers which often isolate and trivialize masculine friendships? Author Tim Grissom says the first step is to invite transparency by practicing it yourselfDownload Transcript
June 11, 2013
Courage involves more than stereotypical blazing guns and clanging swords. According to John Majors, true courage is facing one’s fears, dying to selfishness, and stepping up to the things God has placed into your life. Download Transcript
June 10, 2013
What’s the true mark of a great leader? Pastor Timothy Witmer, professor of practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, talks about the call of sacrificial leadership on a man’s life.  Download Transcript
June 7, 2013
As a shepherd cares for his sheep, so does a father care for his children. Pastor Timothy Witmer talks about a father’s responsibilities to his family and points men to the ultimate role model, the Good Shepherd, to teach fathers how to tend their little flocks. Download Transcript
June 6, 2013
Author Patrick Morley coaches dads to love, encourage and influence their children while they are under their care. By doing this himself, Patrick broke the dysfunctional patterns of his past, and also tells how he bridged the gap emotionally with his father at the age of 35.Download Transcript
June 5, 2013
Seeds need good soil to thrive. And men do, too. Author Patrick Morley talks about a few good men who became blessings to those around them. In addition, Patrick encourages men to build lasting friendships and to not face the life’s battles alone.Download Transcript
June 4, 2013
Life offers many starts and stops. Patrick Morley was a rebellious teenager, angry at his father and determined to make it on his own in a cramped corner of a boarding house in downtown Orlando. But his father, out of love, invited him to come back home.  That was a turning point for Patrick, who eventually joined the army and later became a successful businessman. But his success became empty, and when it did, his heavenly Father had the answer.Download Transcript
June 3, 2013
We have e-mail, cell phones and Instagram. But some of the fondest memories in life are reserved for face-to-face time with those we love. That’s why intentional dads Greg Wright and Rob Teigen decided to really get to know their daughters – their likes, dislikes, concerns, fears and passions – by taking them out for regular father-daughter dates.  Greg, Rob and Rob’s wife, Joanna, tell how these special one-on-one times have increased the family fun and have built a bridge to their daughters’ hearts that will last well into adulthood.Download Transcript
May 31, 2013
A leader embraces humility and excellence. Donovan Campbell, an author, consultant and former Marine Captain, recalls "pick up day" as a new Marine when young recruits like himself were besieged by screaming drill instructors eager to whip them into shape. Men, Campbell notes, need to be broken before they can be rebuilt into fine leaders. Humility is critical because it allows a person to put others first. While vital on the battlefield, excellence is especially needed on the home front, where the next generation is being shaped.Download Transcript
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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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