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Life in a Blended Family

May 15, 2015
Blended family expert Ron Deal notes that the surprises of blended marriages are numerous. Robbie and Sabrina McDonald join Ron and talk about the good and bad surprises they experienced as they were establishing their blended family.

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When Sabrina and Robbie McDonald married quickly, they thought they were working in the best interest of her children. What they didn't take into account was the process of grieving for her young son, Benjamin. Ron Deal joins Robbie and Sabrina, and explains how children grieve differently from adults.
May 14, 2015
As a young husband and father of two small children, David Beasley made his wife, Sabrina, promise to remarry if anything were to happen to him so that his children would have a father figure. Keeping the promise she made to her late husband was difficult for Sabrina Beasley, but today she is Sabrina McDonald. Her new husband, Robbie, joins her to tell their story.
May 13, 2015
As a parent, you can make a huge difference in the life of your teen, especially with regard to abstinence. Pediatrician Meg Meeker talks about the alarming spread of STDs in America, and urges parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of premarital sex. Telling the truth could save their lives! Hear seven ways to protect your kids from this epidemic.
May 12, 2015
One of the country's leading experts on teens' and children's health, Dr. Meg Meeker, exposes shocking facts and statistics about sexually transmitted diseases. Meeker, who practices pediatric and adolescent medicine, exhorts parents not to gloss over the dangers of teenage sex, but to encourage abstinence instead.
May 11, 2015
An unplanned pregnancy can come as a shock. On today's broadcast, Dennis Rainey talks with Leslie Leyland Fields, author of Surprise Child, about the feelings and concerns women have when they find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. Hear Leslie, a mother of six, share how the shock of becoming pregnant herself at 43, and again at 45, eventually gave way to joy.
May 8, 2015
Three million women in the United States will be surprised with an unplanned pregnancy this year. Today on the broadcast, author Leslie Leyland Fields, a mother of six, talks candidly with Dennis Rainey about her experience of coping with an unplanned pregnancy not once, but twice, many years after she thought her family was complete and the diapers had been put away for good.
May 7, 2015
The culture has moved so far away from a biblical worldview, it is easy for Christians to feel threatened or angry when their ideals and values are challenged. Ron Citlau reminds us that Jesus is using it for His glory and our good. Adam Barr joins Ron, and together they explain how we can hold fast to truth with confidence, grace, and joy.
May 6, 2015
How do we as Christians love our gay friends without losing the truth? Adam Barr says we need to be welcoming, but we also need to remember that the gospel demands radical life change for followers of Christ. Adam Barr and Ron Citlau explain how we can share good news with people who experience same-gender attraction.
May 5, 2015
Ron Citlau experienced a dramatic change in his life once he came to faith in Christ. What helped him as a young believer was the community of the church surrounding him, loving him, and accepting him where he was. Adam Barr joins Ron and explores how we can do a good job loving new believers as we continue to call them to holy living.
May 4, 2015
The Apostle John says he had no greater joy then to see his children walking in the truth. But what happens when our children choose to walk in darkness? Dennis Rainey gives practical biblical wisdom on the redemption of rebels, rug-rats, and our own marriages, through the sanctifying power of parenting.
May 1, 2015
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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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