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Dave and Ann Wilson

Livin' to Love

September 10, 2013
Are you a Tigger in the bedroom or more of a Eeyore? Robyn McKelvey knows from speaking to hundreds of women at FamilyLife’s WTR Marriage Conferences alongside her husband, Ray, that many wives aren’t enjoying the physical intimacy God designed for couples to enjoy.  Robyn discloses some of the reasons a woman might not be fully invested in the sexual relationship with her husband, and reminds women again of the privilege it is to be their husband’s sole lover and companion.

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Not tonight, dear. Maybe you’re one who has said that too much or heard it too often. Robyn McKelvey, a wife to Ray for over 20 years and a mother of nine, talks honestly to women about enjoying and thriving in a sexual relationship with their husbands.
September 9, 2013
"You have to choose between God and me.  If you choose God, I'm leaving you."  That's what Suzette Garmon told her newly-Christian husband, Scott, when he indicated interest in going on a mission trip. Hear how God redeemed this dysfunctional relationship.
September 6, 2013
At the memorial service for Cheryl Spangler,  Mathew Spangler reflects on the years spent living with his stepmom. He remembers times he spitefully told her she was not his  mother. But she assumed that role regardless. Mathew shares a moving tribute to his stepmom Cheryl, whom he calls "mom."
September 5, 2013
"By the end of the night we were two broken people."  Those are the comments of Sandy and Cheryl Spangler, a couple who found a new life together in Christ after attending a FamilyLife Marriage Conference.  The Spanglers talk about their new start and the miracles they've seen take place in the months and years since their first conference.
September 4, 2013
Cheryl was battling a bout of depression.  Her marriage of just a few years was on the rocks, despite her love for her husband, Sandy.  Hear Sandy and Cheryl Spangler tell Dennis Rainey how God used the FamilyLife Marriage Conference to give them hope and bring new life to their marriage.
September 3, 2013
Sandy and Cheryl Spangler tell Dennis Rainey how their relationship blossomed after that first meeting at the Moose club with her parents. The good time they were having together soon ended, however, when Cheryl realized she was pregnant, and they reluctantly married. Hear how God changed their hearts and their marriage one attitude at a time.
September 2, 2013
South Korea is home to some of the biggest mega-churches in the world, and most of the world's missionaries.  So, why with so many Christians in the country, is there a huge population of orphans in need of families?  Pastor Eddie Byun says the church in South Korea has significant cultural obstacles to overcome in order to embrace just how much God values orphans.
August 30, 2013
Children learn to love their parents, friends, and neighbors. Shouldn’t you teach them to love the Lord as well?  Pastor Dave Stone talks about his congregation of four – his family – and the big wake-up call he had after hearing the song, “Slow Down, Daddy,” one day in church. Dave recalls how he rearranged his priorities after that to minister to his family first, before extending his outreach to the congregation.  A special guest, Dave’s daughter Savannah, pops in and surprises her dad by reading a letter she wrote to him.
August 28, 2013
We’re born selfish. Unfortunately, some of us never grow out of it. Today Pastor Dave Stone talks to parents about teaching their children to be others-centered instead of self-centered. Dave talks about the importance of grace in parenting, as well as the benefits of boundaries and consequences.  He tells a humorous story about a time as a teen when he took the family car out for a cruise without having a driver’s license.
August 27, 2013
Is your family joyful?  Author Dave Stone reflects on the fun days of his childhood and on his parents, who exuded what it means to live out their faith joyfully. Because of that attitude, Dave says, many of his friends loved hanging out at their house.  Dave shares a beautiful story about his race for class president and the consistent prayer his parents lifted up for him as a child.
August 26, 2013
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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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