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Putting Your Spouse in the Front Seat

August 27, 2018

Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, talks honestly about struggles that take place in a blended family between the biological children and the new spouse. While it's tempting to want to put the children first, Deal cautions against it. The marriage must always come first, Deal advises, and parenting must come from a position of unity.

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Dr. Juli Slattery, author of "ReThinking Sexuality," explains what it means when parents sexually disciple their children on the biblical view of sex. From outward appearances, the world has won in the sexual arena, but Slattery tells why she believes Christians need to reclaim lost territory. Every sexual issue is ultimately a spiritual issue, and what we think about sex begins with what we think about God.
August 24, 2018
God created each one of us as a sexual being. How does that fact influence who we are? Clinical psychologist and author Dr. Juli Slattery encourages parents to talk to their children about God's design for sexuality, even if the conversation is awkward. Slattery lists some of the key points parents need to discuss with their kids, like why sex is sacred to God's heart.
August 23, 2018
Rosaria Butterfield and her husband, Kent, wanted to get to know their neighbors when they moved into their new neighborhood. So they moved the grill and picnic table into the front yard, and now it's become a favorite meeting place for friends and neighbors alike. Butterfield illustrates how she practices radical hospitality, caring for her neighbors, welcoming the stranger, and loving the lonely. By doing this, she explains, we can live out the gospel in front of others and build relationships, and hopefully see others come to Christ.
August 22, 2018
Wife and mom Rosaria Butterfield talks about practicing radical ordinary hospitality as a way to live out the gospel. It's not always practical or sensible, and opening up your home to soothe and serve the lost will cost you something, but the blessings are unfathomable. Jesus is alive, and our neighbors are image-bearers of a holy God even if they don't know Him yet. Butterfield reminds us that hospitality isn't just an event that you do when the cat hair is off the couch and you've swept the floor, but our homes are the places where we can take the church to the people.
August 21, 2018
Author Rosaria Butterfield illustrates how "radically ordinary hospitality" can be a bridge for bringing the gospel to lost friends and neighbors--something she experienced herself on her own faith journey. She tells how she and her family befriended her former neighbor, Hank, and recalls how a couple reached out to her years earlier when she was a lesbian activist teaching at Syracuse University. Butterfield reminds listeners that real hospitality involves open invitations to your home and seeking out strangers with the love of Christ.
August 20, 2018
Brooke McGlothlin, author of "The Gospel Centered Mom," dispels the myths of the ME gospel: "God is all about meeting my needs, wants and desires." She also identifies four main categories where she sees moms struggling most: I need rest, you must obey me, I need to take care of myself, and it's fine to focus on me.
August 17, 2018
Brooke McGlothlin, president of Raising Boys Ministries, grew up dreaming of having little boys of her own. But parenting high-energy, aggressive boys left her feeling frazzled and drained. McGlothlin tells how she learned that her giftedness alone wasn't enough to raise her boys, and how God showed her that He was enough, and He would help her. She explains how she allowed Him to change her life dreams and be poured out for His glory.
August 16, 2018
When Jonathan Daugherty found the love of his life. he believed his struggle with porn was finally over. And it was, for a while. Daugherty tells how the pressures of marriage started to weigh on him, and how he raced back to the habits he had kept secret. This time he started acting out sexually with strangers, and his wife found out. Daugherty tells what finally led him to lasting repentance and reconciliation with his wife.
August 15, 2018
Recovering porn addict Jonathan Daugherty talks candidly about the effects of porn on the brain and behavior. Although involved in a Bible study in college, Daugherty led a double life and continued to satisfy his lust through porn and illicit relationships. Daugherty met his wife in 1994, and explains how he kept his secret addiction hidden as they planned their future.
August 14, 2018
Jonathan Daugherty, founder of Be Broken Ministries, tells how a friend introduced him to pornography at the age of 12. What started out as a mild curiosity would eventually develop into a full blown addiction. Although he believed in God, Daugherty shares how his involvement in porn eroded his faith and affected his relationships.
August 13, 2018
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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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