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Parents: God's Ambassadors

January 24, 2017

Best-selling author Paul David Tripp understands parents' desire to get their kids to behave. Tripp encourages parents to see themselves as God's ambassadors. Children are created to live under God's authority. So next time those little fights crop up about what to eat or when to go to bed, remember that it's not really about food or bed time, but about rescuing a child from himself.

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Paul David Tripp talks honestly about parenting children with the love, wisdom, and mercy only God can provide. Tripp recalls a few of his own parenting failures. While children need the law for guidance, Tripp reminds parents the law has no power to change the heart. Only grace can do that.
January 23, 2017
When Kimberly realized that disrespecting her husband dishonored the Lord, she knew she had to seek his forgiveness. LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner share how her apology proved to be the turning point that led to reconciliation. In seeking God, LeRoy began to realize that he, too, had a confession to make: he was guilty of fear, ingratitude and pride. Over time, the Wagners learned to appreciate their differences and to put love first.
January 20, 2017
Pastor LeRoy Wagner and his wife, Kimberly, talk about the valley that threatened to undo their marriage. With their marriage problems seemingly irreparable, LeRoy decided to step down from his pastorate, causing Kimberly to disrespect him even more. Knowing they couldn't go on like this, Kim retreated to a cabin, where God dealt with her attitude by leading her to Titus 2.
January 19, 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.
January 18, 2017
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
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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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