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Dave and Ann Wilson

Protecting the Woman in Your Life

January 6, 2015
Are you protecting your wife and children? Dennis Rainey talks with Rod and Sheri Hairston about a man's assignment to love and care for his family, especially when it comes to helping his children navigate relationships with the opposite sex.

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Does your wife feel safe with you? Pastor Rod Hairston, former chaplain to the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, and his wife, Sheri, tell how a man "covers" his wife emotionally, financially, and spiritually. By meeting his wife's needs, a husband creates a safe haven where his bride feels loved and cherished. Rod explains the difference between “active” and “passive” covering, as well as “corrupted” covering.
January 5, 2015
Michael and Hayley DiMarco, CEOs and founders of Hungry Planet, talk about Michael's descent into a gambling addiction and the felony that finally got his attention and turned his life around.
January 2, 2015
Michael DiMarco, CEO of Hungry Planet and co-author with his wife, Hayley, of several books including Marriable, The Art of the First Date, and The Art of Reflection, tells Dennis Rainey how he became a gambling addict and how he rationalized his behavior and kept his secret hidden.
January 1, 2015
Do you feel more like the household maid than the queen of her castle?  When Kay Wills Wyma asked her son to clean his room and he replied that it was her job, she knew something had to change.  Kay and her husband began a 12-month experiment with their five children, introducing a new chore each month and rewarding them for a job well done.  Amazed by what her kids were able to accomplish and the confidence they began to have, Kay began to realize the value of making kids work.
December 31, 2014
Are you doing for your kids what they should be doing for themselves? Author and mom Kay Wills Wyma decided to end the entitlement attitude she saw in her children by kicking off a one-year experiment in her home that would reward her kids for household chores. From making beds to grocery shopping to cleaning toilets, her family experienced for themselves the ways meaningful work can transform self-absorption into earned self-confidence and concern for others.
December 30, 2014
Mom, are you tired of doing it all?  Mother of five and self-described enabler, Kay Wills Wyma, tells how she introduced her kids to the basic tasks of independence by implementing an unusual one-year experiment designed to teach her kids to be helpers, rather than the helped, one household chore at a time.
December 29, 2014
When people are asked to describe Christians in our culture today, what word most often comes to mind? Sadly, it's not usually the word "joy"...and yet during the Christmas season in particular, that word ought to be at the top of the list. Bob Lepine talks about this important fruit of the spirit.
December 26, 2014
The angels appeared to the shepherds, bringing with them joyful news of Christ’s birth. Bob Lepine shares a special Christmas message about living in the fullness of Christ’s joy.
December 25, 2014
Our Plan B is often God's Plan A. Dennis Rainey remembers good times with Student Venture founder and special friend, Carl Wilson. Wilson reminisces about his stint in the Navy and the tiny piece of steel that flew in his eye and ended his career as a pilot. When his engagement ended too, Carl felt his whole world beginning to collapse. But God had other plans. Carl tells how he came to faith, and how he came to meet Sara Jo, the woman with whom he has shared life and ministry for 66 years.
December 24, 2014
Good advice is worth its weight in gold. Dennis Rainey welcomes his long-time friend, Carl Wilson, the founder of CRU's Student Venture. Dennis recalls Carl's advice to him 40 years ago when Carl advised him to read the Word and pray with Barbara every night, a suggestion Dennis took to heart. Carl talks about how he and his wife of 66 years, Sara Jo, have practiced this themselves and how they have sought to make Christ the center of their marriage.
December 23, 2014
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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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