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Parents Ask Dennis

May 22, 2013
Dennis Rainey says that, as parents, we cannot head off all trouble before it presents itself. So parents should stay in "the book"--the Bible--and stick close to their kids. Parents respond to Rainey's challenge with questions of their own.  

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You'll be surprised where peer pressure comes from.  Dennis Rainey says you cannot assume there is any environment where it is safe to let your guard down.  You need to be coaching your kids to do what is right even if the peer pressure they face is in the church.Download Transcript
May 21, 2013
We live in a deviant culture where nothing seems out-of-bounds any more.  Dennis Rainey challenges parents with the opportunity to prepare their children for adolescence.Download Transcript
May 20, 2013
Success doesn’t always deliver what it promises.  Buck Jacobs, founder of the C12 Group – a Christian leadership development organization, talks about his life as a financially successful, yet spiritually and emotionally miserable businessman before giving his life to Christ. Don Barefoot, president of C12, describes the excitement of seeing businessmen become kingdom focused.Download Transcript
May 17, 2013
Dr. Al Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, talks to singles about the mystery of marriage.Download Transcript
May 16, 2013
Are you getting married for the right reasons?  Pastor Gary Thomas urges singles to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” before starting the search for a lifelong mate. Thomas says dating is a "dance" and that it is God who creates a marriage and sustains it. He reminds singles that they’re not just choosing their future spouse, but they’re also choosing the parent of their future children, their children’s grandparents and extended family.Download Transcripts
May 15, 2013
Are you waiting for destiny to bring you your perfect match? Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Choice, points out that there is no scriptural evidence for believing in a "soul mate" and encourages men and women to pray and pursue biblical wisdom when seeking a spouse.  Download Transcript
May 14, 2013
Your heart is pounding. Your palms are sweating. You can’t think of anything but your beloved. Is this true love or infatuation? Author and pastor Gary Thomas reminds us that while infatuation and romance are fun, they also work as a mild sedative on wisdom, and aren’t the best foundation for a happy, life-long marriage.  Download Transcript
May 13, 2013
Robert and Bobbie Wolgemuth describe the stories from their favorite couples in the Bible, and relate how we can learn from the trials others have faced.Download Transcript
May 10, 2013
When Bobbie Wolgemuth discovered she had stage four ovarian cancer, she realized that God had given her more than a trial. He had provided a platform for her to proclaim God’s goodness in the midst of suffering, and a way to preach the ultimate healing power of the gospel, firsthand.Download Transcript
May 9, 2013
Could you use some help with your step mothering?  Maybe help is closer than you think!  Stepmother Laura Petherbridge and Christian counselor Ron Deal tell fathers how their loyalty and support toward their wives can make a world of difference in a blended family.Download Transcript
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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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