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Possessions, Entertainment and Friends

April 20, 2018

Jen Wilkin explains how our children's possessions, entertainment, friends—entire lifestyle—should display Christ in sharp contrast to the unbelieving world around them. 

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The "alien child" will spend his or her time differently than the child of the unbeliever. Jen Wilkin explains how children raised to be followers of Christ should do and say things differently from their unbelieving peers.
April 19, 2018
As followers of Christ, we are aliens—this world is not our home. Jen Wilkin introduces five areas in which our children can display their allegiance to God's kingdom.
April 18, 2018
How will my son learn to be a man? Best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker, tells parents why it's important to teach their sons about the power of virtues like self-control. Meeker tells parents that if they set the bar high for their sons, they'll most likely see them rise to that level of character and behavior.
April 17, 2018
Are you expecting your son to behave like a girl? You might and not even realize it. Boys are under attack, according to pediatrician and mother of six, Dr. Meg Meeker. Dr. Meeker tells how boys, who are naturally attracted to activity and motion, are being reprimanded for acting like boys. Hear Dr. Meeker share her concerns about too many boys being misdiagnosed with ADHD, and she advises Dads to reach into their sons' lives by doing something with them.
April 16, 2018
“Mom, what is divorce?” “Dad, what does 'homosexual' mean?” “Mom, did you and Dad have sex before you got married?” Our kids are going to throw some tough questions our way. Will you be prepared to answer? Biblical counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick and her daughter Jessica Thompson help you answer these challenging questions and more.
April 13, 2018
Kids love asking questions, as any parent knows. But answers aren't always easy to come by. Mother-daughter duo Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson know parents can be nervous about giving kids a wrong answer. So they teamed up to answer some of the most challenging questions for parents, like, “What happens when we die?” “What is suicide?” and “Why does God allow natural disasters?”
April 12, 2018
Jessica Thompson knew deep down she wasn't a Christian. Her mother, biblical counselor Elyse Fitzpatrick, was clueless. Jessica, joined by Elyse, recalls the 18 years of her life during which she feigned an abiding faith in Christ. Keeping up appearances even while attending Bible college, Jessica tells how her life began to change when God's love finally pierced her heart. Find out how you might diagnose if your kids are faking it too.
April 11, 2018
Finding it difficult to connect to your son or stepson? Communication expert Emerson Eggerichs, along with author Ron Deal, share practical ways for moms to relate to and honor their sons. Even when upset, moms need to continue to speak respectfully, so their sons will continue to feel positive affection for them.
April 10, 2018
You talk to your husband with respect, but what about your son? Popular author Emerson Eggerichs explains that one compelling desire of a mother is to connect to her son, and she can do that by what she says and how she says it. Eggerichs gives tips for moms to practice for sounding far less negative and much more engaging. Joining Eggerichs is author and speaker Ron Deal.
April 9, 2018
Authors Steve and Misty Arterburn talk with blended family expert Ron Deal about the unique way blended families function. Steve and Misty recall bringing three children into the early years of their marriage and what they did to build a firm foundation for their marriage and family.
April 6, 2018
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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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