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Dave and Ann Wilson

Signing Over Your Life

October 2, 2012
"We'll do anything." That's the prayer that Jennie Allen and her husband, Zac, told God as they sought His will for their lives. Even though it felt like death, Jennie explains, she was at a point where she didn't want to be normal but wanted to surrender to Christ completely. What was the result? Peace, and a life and a message that is simpler and clearer than ever before.

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Jennie had grown up in church. And by all accounts, she had everything going for her, including a strong walk with God. Author Jennie Allen talks about the hour when she moved from being a person who knew about God to a person who craved being used and indwelt by the powerful Creator of the universe. Jennie recalls the night that she and her husband, Zac, gave God everything, including their lives, their comfort and their family.Download Transcript
October 1, 2012
When you’re a successful collegiate football coach for a top program, life is already plenty complicated. So why would God call you into something so challenging as adoption? For Georgia Bulldog coach Mark Richt and his wife Katharyn, the answer was found in the face of their adopted daughter. Join us for a compelling story of sacrificial and surprising love.Download Transcript
September 28, 2012
What could you do to help the orphans, as commanded in Scripture? Mark Richt, head coach at the University of Georgia, and his wife, Katharyn, talk about the decision they made years ago to adopt two children from the Ukraine: a little girl named Anya, who was born with a facial deformity, and a 3-year-old boy named Zach. Hear them share what this commitment, made over 10 years ago, has meant to them and their children.Download Transcript
September 27, 2012
The cost of adoption and fatherlessness weighs particularly hard on the next generation of men. Rick Warren, Dennis Rainey, Jedd Medefind and Russell Moore continue their discussion, in a special edition of FamilyLife Today recorded live at the Orphan Summit.Download Transcript
September 26, 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.Download Transcript
September 25, 2012
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
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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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