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Dave and Ann Wilson

Reaching Out to the Orphan, Part 1

September 25, 2012
The challenges of the orphan crisis are many and varied, and every Christian man needs to step up and play a part in the solution. Join Rick Warren, Dennis Rainey, and Jedd Medefind as they discuss the problem, and offer solutions from their own life examples.

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Each year, thousands of young men and women age out of the foster care system, and a very large number of them are left hopeless and at risk. Find out how one church embraced the challenge and changed the lives of two young women forever.Download Transcript
September 24, 2012
The kids are grown and gone. Now what? Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates talk about the changing relationships a woman is likely to experience once she arrives at the empty nest. Barbara and Susan give some helpful suggestions for embracing this stage of life and intentionally improving the relationship she has with her husband, children and friends.Download Transcript
September 21, 2012
Am I the only one who feels this way? Barbara Rainey and Susan Yates recall how they felt when they first entered this confusing, liberating, and emotion-packed stage of life called the empty nest.Download Transcript
September 20, 2012
A man needs to be honored in his home, and one way to do that is through respect. Author Arlene Pellicane shares three things that spell respect to her husband: sexual intimacy, letting him lead, and praise. She also tells why having fun and doing activities with your spouse builds the relationship and opens doors of communication.Download Transcript
September 19, 2012
Respect for our husbands has far-reaching effects, especially in the bedroom. Wife and mom Arlene Pellicane lets wives in on a little secret about sex — husbands equate making love with respect, and the less intimacy they share with their wife, the less they feel respected. Hear Arlene’s great advice for affair-proofing your marriage.Download Transcript
September 18, 2012
Would others describe your home as peaceful? Arlene Pellicane, author of 31 Days to a Happy Husband, talks to wives about the importance of making their homes a sanctuary of peace and order. Sharing stories from her own life, Arlene explains how husbands want and need a place of rest, and can’t often find it if the house is a wreck, the kids are screaming, and their wives are focused on everything but them.Download Transcript
September 17, 2012
Are you totally honest with your spouse? Are they totally honest with you? Lou Priolo, author of Picking Up the Pieces, reminds us that communication must be honest and open if we’re going to have a healthy marriage. Concealment — or not telling the entire truth, is still a lie. But what do you do if your spouse isn’t telling the truth? Lou explains that any behavior done to mislead or deceive is a lie and must be confronted.
September 14, 2012
Has anyone ever broken your heart? Christian counselor Lou Priolo gives some sound advice for dealing with the emotions of a break-up. Lou explains that while we can’t turn our emotions off, we can, with God’s help, turn them around, and continue to love that person with the love of Christ, even if they aren’t around.
September 13, 2012
Live long enough, and someone will likely break your heart. Author and biblical counselor Lou Priolo talks about the emotions people feel as they struggle with a broken heart: guilt, loneliness, despair, hopelessness and shame. Lou encourages the brokenhearted to practice forgiveness and to remember Romans 12:18: “So far as it depends on you, live peaceably with everyone.”
September 12, 2012
Remember your Sunday school days? If you’re like most, you remember more about the craft projects and snacks than you do about learning the Scriptures. Dennis Rainey talks to Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales and the interactive, online “mini-network” for children called JellyTelly. Phil talks about the collapse of his original company, Big Idea Productions, and his newest project that will take kids, and parents, chapter by chapter through the Bible, from Old Testament to the New.Download Transcript
September 11, 2012
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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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