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Letting Go of What Was

January 30, 2020

Pat and Tammy McLeod, Cru's campus staff at Harvard, remember the day their son, Zach, was injured in a high school scrimmage. Zach underwent emergency brain surgery, but continued to have setbacks. The McLeods tell of Zach’s slow and partial recovery and God’s nearness as Zach’s life, and theirs, changed in a dramatic way.

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Pastor and counselor Deepak Reju passes along sound advice to wives who find out their husbands look at porn. Husbands need to be patient after confessing their porn addiction to their wives, and must give their wives time to come to a place of forgiveness and trust.
January 29, 2020
Deepak Reju, author of the devotional “Fighting for Purity,” reminds us that our identities are in Christ, and not in our sexuality. Each time a person consumes porn, they train their heart for desires that shouldn’t belong to them. Are your going to worship Christ, or the images on a screen? It’s a battle you can't afford to lose.
January 28, 2020
Is purity difficult for you? Pastor Deepak Reju wants you to know there’s hope. At the root of sexual struggle is a heart that’s at war with God. Lust isn’t just disordered desire, Reju explains, but it’s a disordered desire that takes advantage of other people. Why would you permit that in your marriage when God intended for husbands and wives to find satisfaction in each other?
January 27, 2020
When a marriage ends, it’s like a death. But God can raise dead things—Clint and Penny Bragg can vouch for that. Eleven years after their divorce, God brought them back together. The Braggs tell what God had to do in each of them to get to the point of reconciliation.
January 24, 2020
Clint and Penny Bragg met in church and thought their courtship and following marriage was made in heaven. The marriage, however, soon came unraveled, and the couple went their separate ways. The Braggs talk about the baggage they should have discussed before getting married and their miraculous remarriage after 11 long years.
January 23, 2020
Cohabitation has become a cultural norm. But is it really equal to marriage? Authors John Trent and Curt Hamner realize that many couples cohabit out of financial and physical convenience. Trent and Hamner help couples think through the marriage vs. cohabitation dilemma.
January 22, 2020
Authors John Trent and Curt Hamner talk about the purpose of marriage—God’s glory. Glorifying God in marriage echoes who He is and how He loves us. This loving God is a God of unity and community, and He reveals that through marriage.
January 21, 2020
Authors Curt Hamner and John Trent talk about the theology of marriage. When we open the book of Genesis, we see that God had a specific purpose for Adam and Eve. Civilization began with the foundation of marriage, but since the Fall, marriages have been in trouble. Together they explain that, even during difficulty, marriage is still important.
January 20, 2020
Though the Song of Solomon was written thousands of years ago, Sharon Jaynes believes it still has practical applications for us today. It’s not just about marital intimacy, but also about love, romance, and passion. Jaynes talks about the “little foxes,” which can be people, church, work, or apathy that can ruin a marriage if a couple isn't careful. 
January 17, 2020
Sharon Jaynes, author of “Lovestruck,” looks to the Song of Solomon for practical wisdom on love and romance. Jaynes studies the Shulamite woman, who is head over heels for Solomon, to find out what is most attractive to a woman, and then tells what Solomon found most attractive in her.
January 16, 2020
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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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