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Overcoming Prayerlessness

August 27, 2015
Pastor and filmmaker Alex Kendrick sees a trend among Christian men, and it's troubling. This trend toward compartmentalizing our lives leaves Christian men prayerless and ineffective before the onslaught of Satan.

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How's your prayer life? Paul Miller, author of The Praying Life, reminds us of how dependent Jesus was on his heavenly Father, even to the point where he said he did nothing on his own. As Jesus prayed then, so must we, coming to God with childlike faith. A special guest is Paul's mute autistic daughter, Kim.
August 26, 2015
Is prayer often the first thing to go when life gets busy? Prayer warrior Paul Miller explains how praying to God should be just like having dinner with an old friend; you love being with Him, you don't have an agenda, and you can talk about anything. Paul tells how the birth of his autistic daughter, Kim, has taught him to value and persist in prayer.
August 25, 2015
Let's face it, prayer is hard work. Paul Miller, the former associate director of World Harvest Mission, talks about the whys, whens and how-to's of prayer. Paul encourages listeners to talk unreservedly to God as children do their fathers, and warns against giving into cynicism when it appears God isn't listening or following our plan.
August 24, 2015
What does it take to be a spiritually healthy parent? Michelle Anthony talks about six different dysfunctional parenting styles moms and dads often default to, like the micromanaging parent or the critical parent. Anthony reminds moms and dads that there's great power in the tongue to bless or curse our children. Anthony encourages parents to affirm, appreciate, and admire their children for the good things they see in them.
August 21, 2015
When it comes to your home, is God in charge? Author Michelle Anthony tells how her and her husband's fairy tale began to unravel on their honeymoon. Children then added a new layer of difficulty. How then does a family become spiritually and emotionally strong? Anthony reminds us that being healthy doesn't mean being perfect, but rather means letting God be the Lord of our hearts and homes.
August 20, 2015
It can't be ignored--sexual immorality is everywhere. How can Christians speak into this issue? Pastor David Platt reminds believers that God's word is clear on sexual immorality, and talks about the epidemic of porn that's hijacking the minds of men, and increasingly, women in our culture. Platt describes how he hopes to cultivate in his children a desire for God's glory in their lives and help them think through sexuality in healthy ways.
August 19, 2015
Standing up for a cause demands courage, especially when it's unpopular. David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, calls listeners to stand boldly on the word of God, yet remain compassionate towards those who are lost and hurting. Platt also gives some practical tips for equipping children to think about and practically love those in our culture.
August 18, 2015
Pastor David Platt wonders why believers are rising up against popular social injustices like poverty and slavery, but remain silent on other issues like abortion. Platt reminds Christians that they are called to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and tells how his church, and family, have sought to do that.
August 17, 2015
Want to make this year's school year better than the last? Barbara Rainey gives moms and dads her best back-to-school advice regarding part-time jobs, homework, home-school balance, and being a light for Christ on campus.
August 14, 2015
In his many years as a spiritual leader and guidance counselor, Bishop Aaron Blake had counseled many people in many difficult circumstances. But nothing prepared him for the chat he would have with a 15-year-old boy named Melvin who was in the foster care system. What followed took Bishop Blake and his wife on a journey they never expected.
August 13, 2015
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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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