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Dave and Ann Wilson

Love Lays Down Its Rights

May 11, 2018

Hosea could have left his adulterous wife, Gomer, but chose instead to illustrate the sacrificial, costly, extravagant love of God by continuing to pursue her. Bryan Loritts continues his message from the book of Hosea, and points out where we fit into the story.

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God called the prophet Hosea to marry the prostitute Gomer. Pastor Bryan Loritts walks us through the biblical account that illustrates how counter-cultural true love really is.
May 10, 2018
Nancy Houston, a licensed counselor, encourages those involved in marital infidelity due to porn or a sexual affair, that healing is possible if you're willing to do the hard work. The journey begins by humbling yourself and admitting to your spouse that you've done the wrong thing, and then hearing your spouse's anger and disgust. While you may feel relief, your spouse feels betrayed, but now the grief work can begin.
May 9, 2018
Nancy Houston, author of the book, "Love and Sex," talks about the dangerous addiction of pornography. Houston explains that God created sex to be a bonding experience between a husband and wife. When a person watches porn, he/she gets a rush of dopamine, which makes it addictive. It also damages the relationship center of the brain, called the prefrontal cortex. "Porn is often used to medicate pain," Houston says, "But there are deeper issues that usually need healing." A necessary first step to recovery is to bring our addiction out of the dark and into the light.
May 8, 2018
Sex therapist and professional counselor Nancy Houston recalls her childhood and the difficulty growing up in a non-Christian home with a violent father who suffered from PTSD. He was also sexually abusive, which was something she deeply buried until after she was married with children of her own. That's when Houston's healing journey began. Houston reminds listeners, "God is for you, and abuse is never okay."
May 7, 2018
Hear excerpts of various guests, including Phil Vischer, Bryan and Korie Loritts, Ron Deal, and Susan Yates sharing their experiences pertaining to FamilyLife's Art of Parenting™.
May 4, 2018
Dr. Ronnie Floyd, president of today's National Day of Prayer, reminds listeners that a movement of God is always preceded by prayer. Floyd reflects on the spiritual condition of our churches and nation and says that while most churches believe in prayer, it's another thing to practice it. Scripture tells us God is always faithful to become active in situations when His people call out to Him. Floyd believes God is calling His church to pray for unity in this country.
May 3, 2018
Hear some reviews of FamilyLife's first full-length feature film, "Like Arrows," from noted film and radio professionals.
May 2, 2018
Parenting is a messy, complex arena. Filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick share their experience about making the movie "Like Arrows."
May 1, 2018
Dennis Rainey interviews Bob Lepine about the making of FamilyLife's feature film, "Like Arrows." Bob describes several themes, storylines, and scenes from the film, which was created to give viewers a vision for their parenting journey.
April 30, 2018
Award-winning producer and noted critic Ted Baehr talks about the role Christians have in making movies. Baehr recalls his life growing up as the son of an actor and actress and shares how he became a Christian working behind the scenes in Hollywood. Baehr addresses parents who are raising "creative types," and gives them advice for maintaining their character while they pursue their dreams.
April 27, 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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