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Dave and Ann Wilson

Preparing for Easter

February 24, 2017

Are your memories of Easter seasons past mostly a blurry rush of dresses and colored eggs? Or does Easter sneak up on you by surprise? If so, perhaps you’re missing the richness of Lent. Barbara Rainey helps us rediscover Lent, the season of preparation for the holiest week in the Church’s entire year.

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Many Christians have forgotten the “holy” in the holidays, and perhaps none more so than Easter. Barbara Rainey helps us rediscover Easter as we rediscover Lent, the season of preparation for the greatest holiday in the church year.
February 23, 2017
Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird, co-founders of Girl Defined Ministries, talk about what it means to be a Christian woman in a sexualized culture. Together they tell the story of Katie Jones (a classmate from their high school) and Marilyn Monroe, both popular girls who embraced the culture's lies about beauty and empowerment and later reaped heartache.
February 22, 2017
Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird recall their adventure into fashion modeling. While Clark and Baird, both tall blondes, found an open door into modeling, what they discovered inside the modeling business made them both decide to close the door and walk away forever, with their standards intact.
February 21, 2017
Sisters Kristen Clark and Bethany Baird explain why they don't allow the culture to define who they are, but look to the Scriptures to help them fulfill their roles as nurturers, helpers, and life-givers.
February 20, 2017
Kristen Welch, a mother of three, tells of the challenge to raise kids who are grateful and content, and points to guilt as the real reason parents cater to their kids. Welch gives seven reasons parents overindulge their children, which results in kids who feel entitled.
February 17, 2017
Author Kristen Welch doesn't know what it's like to be the perfect mom, but she does know what it's like to do the best she can for her family. Welch tells how she and her husband nipped their child's entitlement mentality in the bud after a fun family outing to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
February 16, 2017
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler, founders of the website "Black and Married With Kids" realized that making a blended family work was more difficult than they initially thought, but they were determined to persevere. Fed up with pervasive negative images of black marriages in the media, the Tylers tell why they started their website, which promotes positive images of marriage and family in the black community.
February 15, 2017
Author Lisa Anderson, director of young adults for Focus on the Family, fields questions from Bob Lepine, revealing what it's like being a Christian single woman trying to date in this culture. Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended®, also joins in the conversation, giving advice to those who have been previously married and are ready to date again.
February 14, 2017
Lisa Anderson, author of the "Dating Manifesto," and host of "Boundless," offers five things the church must do when it comes to singles, including preaching and applying the gospel, providing space for fellowship and opportunities for intergenerational ministry, honoring singleness and marriage, and getting back in the business of making good matches.
February 13, 2017
LInda Dillow and Lorraine Pintus tell about a woman who wanted to bless her husband. Shaunti Feldhahn and Cindy Easley discuss the relationship needs of husbands.
February 10, 2017
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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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