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Dave and Ann Wilson

Loving Fiercely

January 18, 2017

LeRoy was immediately charmed by the beautiful brunette. In time, Kimberly developed feelings for him. Thirteen months after their first date, they wed. LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner take us back to their honeymoon, where poor communication skills, combined with hurt feelings, set a pattern that would lead them to bitterness and isolation.

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John McGee, director of marriage ministry at Watermark church, and his wife, Pam, talk about the characteristics of couples with healthy marriages. One clear indicator is when each spouse works on themselves first. Working on yourself, irrespective of what your mate does, isn't easy, but it's the right path to take when a marriage is strained.
January 17, 2017
Robyn McKelvey knows from speaking to women that many wives aren't enjoying the physical intimacy God designed for couples to enjoy. Robyn discloses some reasons a woman might not be fully invested in the sexual relationship with her husband, and reminds women of the privilege it is to be their husband’s sole lover and companion.
January 13, 2017
"Not tonight, dear." Maybe you've said that often or heard it repeatedly. 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.
January 12, 2017
Is there room for grace in the bedroom? You bet! Tim and Darcy Kimmel, marriage and family therapists for over 30 years, explain that in a grace-filled marriage you have to put the other person’s interests first and be available. Not demanding sex, which isn't gracious, but rather doing whatever you can to meet your spouse’s needs when possible.
January 11, 2017
Are you loving your mate as God loves you? FamilyLife speakers Tim and Darcy Kimmel define love as “the commitment of my will to your needs and best interest, regardless of the cost." They explore the three driving inner needs in marriage: security, significance, and strength.
January 10, 2017
Do you show your spouse grace? Grace, according to authors Tim and Darcy Kimmel, is giving someone what they desperately need, but don't especially deserve. Tim and Darcy know what it means to give and receive grace, and they share some grace moments from their own marriage.
January 9, 2017
Is it possible to get through college without going into debt? Ron Blue, the founder of Ron Blue & Co. and the current president of Kingdom Advisors, talks to parents and students alike about the benefits of paying for college as you go rather than relying on student loans.
January 6, 2017
Are your spending habits becoming a debt habit? Christian financial expert Ron Blue shares four biblical principles for building a healthy financial foundation for your family.
January 5, 2017
Seminary professor Don Whitney tells believers how to put some spark back into their prayer life. When we pray in the same way, prayer becomes dull, and we quit. When we pray the Scriptures back to God we find ourselves praying with fervor. Whitney also coaches parents on how to lead their families in prayer.
January 4, 2017
Don Whitney, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, coaches Christians not to forget to pray the words of Scripture as they seek the Lord, and then shows us how using Ephesians 5:21: "Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ."
January 3, 2017
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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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