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Dave and Ann Wilson

Single and Dating

December 30, 2019

Would you like your son or daughter to have the same dating experience as you? Ben Stuart, pastor of Passion City Church in Washington, D.C., talks about the dating culture and practices on today's college campuses. As former Executive Director for Breakaway Ministries at Texas A&M, Stuart remembers his own initiation into the campus traditions, as well as his dating missteps. Describing his dating life like "a dumpster fire," Stuart tells how he found a faith community where he belonged and, eventually, found love.

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Are you, as a family, growing in your faith? Authors Josh and Christi Straub encourage parents to share their journey of faith with their children and to disciple them in the fruit of the Spirit. They remind couples that their children's discipleship requires teamwork, and they share thoughts on cultivating spiritual growth in the family while living out a Spirit-filled life.
December 27, 2019
Dr. René Rochester and her best friend committed to each other they would get yearly mammograms. The year she almost missed it, Dr. Rochester was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Rochester discusses how her faith in God and the support of the community He placed around her sustained her through it all, including a recent scare.
December 26, 2019
Because Jesus came to earth, believers have identity and purpose. Dave Wilson explains the ways Jesus' birth affects every aspect of our lives.
December 25, 2019
Keith and Kristyn Getty talk about writing hymns and how they've incorporated hymns into their home with their children.
December 24, 2019
Keith and Kristyn Getty talk about the spiritual practice of singing.  They also tell the story of their courtship and the beginning of their working relationship.
December 23, 2019
Adoption hasn't been an easy journey for the Douglass family. Judy Douglass, a mother of three and the author of "When You Love a Prodigal," shares the realities of raising a rebellious child. Judy explains that she and her husband, Steve, fostered Josh for a number of years before feeling led to adopt him. While they knew it wasn't going to be easy, they assumed their love and attention would be enough. As Josh got older, he became involved with drugs and alcohol. Judy shares how she continues to be amazed at God's continued work in Josh's life.  
December 20, 2019
Judy Douglass, the founder and host of the online community Prayer for Prodigals, tells how she and her husband, Steve, came to foster and then adopt a 12-year-old boy named Josh. She was already the contented mother of two girls when she sensed God was going to give them another child. Judy miscarried and several years passed, but she couldn't forget God's words to her years earlier. Judy shares how Josh first entered their lives through the foster system and tells how their home life turned upside down once he became part of their family. 
December 19, 2019
Steve Argue, a faculty member at Fuller Seminary, tells parents how they can help their kids transition in life. In past generations, you became an adult when you reached certain milestones, like getting married, working full-time, or moving away from home. Now it varies from person-to-person. Parents can help their kids navigate their way forward relationally, vocationally, and spiritually by asking key questions and staying involved. 
December 18, 2019
How can you help your kids move into adult life? Steve Argue, co-author of "Growing With," notes that most young adults today are embracing a theology that tells them "God wants me to be happy," and He will show up for them when needed. The reason they've adopted this idea is because  that's what has been modeled to them by their parents. But in college and real life, they find that ideology doesn't work. Not everything in life turns out as planned. Argue tells parents what to do when their child doubts their faith, and shows parents the different stages in the young adult journey.
December 17, 2019
Parenting teens and young adults can feel both complicated and challenging. Dr. Steve Argue, an Applied Research Strategist at the Fuller Youth Institute, empowers parents with three new strategies to help their young people have better connections with their family, faith, and world. Argue reminds us that it takes longer for young people to grow up these days compared to generations past.
December 16, 2019
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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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