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Maintaining Purity

May 17, 2012
How do you teach the value of purity in a culture that applauds immodesty? FamilyLife President Dennis Rainey and his wife, Barbara, praise the benefits of a Passport2Purity weekend getaway as a way to instruct a son or daughter on the value of purity before marriage. Hear a young couple, Tim and Anna Dietrich, tell their love story and explain their choice to remain pure before marriage.

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Do you remember the first time you heard about sex? Most likely your introduction to the birds and the bees came from a peer whose knowledge was sketchy at best. Well, now it can be different for your kids! Dennis and Barbara Rainey tell how the Passport2Purity kit can be a valuable resource in teaching your sons and daughters the facts of life.
May 16, 2012
Did you ever feel pressured to do something you really didn't want to do? That's how many teens and pre-teens feel every day. Dennis and Barbara Rainey encourage parents to prepare their sons and daughters for the peer pressure they'll face by taking them on a Passport2Purity weekend getaway. With help from projects in the kit, pre-teens will learn how to avoid the herd mentality and stand strong against peer pressure.
May 15, 2012
All this week, join us as we roll out the red carpet for the release of the all new Passport2Purity, a resource that will help you guide your son or daughter through the challenges of puberty. Since its inception 14 years ago, parents have been using this tool to fashion a memorable get-away weekend for their pre-teens, and now we've made it even better. One young woman tells how her Passport2Purity weekend over 10 years ago is still impacting her today.
May 14, 2012
Giving should be a delight for believers. Generous giver, Brad Formsma, talks about a gift-giving opportunity that gave him enormous satisfaction. He encourages others to just look around them to find the next person God’s leading them to bless.Download Transcript
May 11, 2012
We worship a generous God. Shouldn't we also then, be generous givers? Brad Formsma, founder of I Like Giving, a ministry that inspires people around the world to live generously, tells how his grandfather, a bakery owner, modeled generosity to him by giving away loaves of bread to the needy each week. Brad shares how giving generously has become a lifestyle for him and his family.Download Transcript
May 10, 2012
Some decisions you make as a family. One of those would be the decision to adopt. Hearts at Home founder, Jill Savage, talks about the amazing leap of faith she and her husband, Mark, took when they decided to adopt Kolya, an 8-year-old boy from Russia. See how God continued to confirm their decision and how He generously provided the funds to bring this little boy into their home.Download Transcript
May 9, 2012
It's important to build your marriage on the right foundation. Jill Savage, a wife and mother of five, tells of meeting her husband, Mark, at the age of 19 and falling head over heels. They never would have guessed that seven years and two kids later, they would look at each other with apathy. Jill tells how she and Mark went back to the basics to rebuild the foundation of their marriage.Download Transcript
May 8, 2012
How does knowing Jesus help you with daily living? Jill Savage, the CEO of Hearts at Home, tells about the time in her mothering years when Jesus became real to her. Before then, she says, she had never considered that Jesus understood what it felt like to have no personal space, as she often felt with a colicky baby and two preschoolers. But, Jill learned how to cast her cares on Him.Download Transcript
May 7, 2012
Raising a daughter can be challenging these days. Especially when she becomes a teenager. Darlene Brock, a mother of two grown daughters, talks about teaching modesty. Brock encourages moms to be relentless when pursuing the hearts of their daughters.Download Transcript
May 4, 2012
When Darlene Brock found out, at the age of 27, that she was pregnant she cried for a month. Realizing that motherhood was the most important job she was ever going to have, she feared she wasn't going to do it right. Now, looking back on 20+ years, Darlene shares what she's learned about motherhood, and especially about raising daughters.Download Transcript
May 3, 2012
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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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