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Dave and Ann Wilson

Romance Like It Used to Be

June 23, 2017

Becky Thompson, author of "Love Unending," encourages wives to keep the romantic fires burning in their marriages through 21 days of rediscovery. Thompson reminds wives to do what they did at the beginning of their marriages, things like making time for romance, purposefully touching like you did when you were dating, being intentional, resolving conflict, and forgiving.

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Becky Thompson, author of popular blog Scissortail SILK, recalls how she met and then married her husband, Jared. After initially being disappointed that he wasn't a pastor—which had been her dream, she eventually released her desires to God and embraced the pipeline welder he had for her. Thompson calls wives back to what they promised at the altar—to love, honor, and cherish their husbands through thick or thin.
June 22, 2017
Want to move your marriage off the back burner? Author and blogger Becky Thompson challenges wives to remember their courtship and do the things they did back then in order to see their marriages thrive. Thompson got the idea from her dad who shared his secret for his own 38 years of marital happiness: "I wake up and tell myself it's the first day I'm married to your mom."
June 21, 2017
Pastor Erwin Lutzer believes many Christians don't witness to others because of a troubled conscience. People try to outrun their guilt, but their conscience always reminds them of it. Lutzer encourages believers to come clean with God and others in order to know the peace that is the fruit of a clear conscience.
June 20, 2017
Pastor and bestselling author Dr. Erwin Lutzer shares what it means to live in the freedom of a clear conscience to others and to God. Lutzer explains what a conscience is, and reminds us of the truth that, "A good conscience is a continual feast."
June 19, 2017
Installed at age 17 to pastor his father's church after his sudden passing, Pastor H.B. Charles tells about his father's profound influence that continues to inspire him today.He admits he was a handful and discusses how his father masterfully disciplined his will without breaking his spirit.  
June 16, 2017
Dennis Rainey shares the value of dad as a minister and model. A wise shepherd leads his sheep at a pace at which they can thrive at and prosper. Part of that equation is being a godly model for his family, too.
June 15, 2017
When a man becomes a dad he does not fully grasp both the immense challenge and rewards. Author and speaker Dennis Rainey shares how a dad must win as a manager of his family. What kind of imprint did your dad leave on your life?  What kind do you want to leave on your kids? 
June 14, 2017
Pushing through and doing hard things can make the biggest impact on your kids. "That's what Dads do." Find out more from Steve Farrar, Roland Warren, Ron Deal, R.V. Brown and Ben Rainey.
June 13, 2017
What kind of dad are you? Learn principles for being a strong, effective father from Voddie Baucham, Robert Lewis, David Jeremiah, and Dr. Meg Meeker.
June 12, 2017
Pro bass fisherman, Hank Parker, talks about his life. He also shares what he's learned from the current season, which includes being a husband to his wife, Martha, and father to his children and stepchildren.
June 9, 2017
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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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