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August 16, 2017

All parents want their children to live smart, but how do they teach that value? Author Dan Dumas reflects on his life before coming to Christ. He tells why the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.

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Barrett and Jenifer Johnson, authors of "The Talks," speak to parents about teen dating. The Johnsons encourage parents to recognize their responsibility in helping to protect their children's hearts and communicating their family's values about dating long before their children are old enough to date.
August 15, 2017
Barrett and Jenifer Johnson, founders of I.N.F.O. for Families, tell why it's important for parents to share God's perspective on sex with their children. Most parents focus only on telling their kids why they shouldn't have sex, instead of telling them why sex with their spouse is worth waiting for. The sex talk parents dread needs to become a series of talks about a variety of issues: body image, protecting your body, the problem of porn, and God's design for sex.
August 14, 2017
What does it mean to love your wife as Christ loved the church? It's to love her in the way she needs love. James Ford, Robert Lewis, Stu  Weber, Jess MacCallum, and Tom and Jeannie Elliff give examples on ways to do that.
August 10, 2017
The Bible tells believers to care for widows and orphans. For James and Mona Harper, that didn't leave any room for debate or discussion--if there was a need, they just took care of it. Over the years, the Harpers have brought more than 30 children into their home. Their daughters Morgan Harper Nichols and Jamie Grace talk about what it was like growing up with their family taking in kids in need.
August 9, 2017
J.T. Olson knows what it's like to be an orphan, having lost both his parents in a tragic automobile accident. Olson explains what led him to create Both Hands--a faith-based nonprofit serving orphans, widows, and adoptive families.
August 8, 2017
Along with his four siblings, J.T. Olson was orphaned as a child. Olson shares his family's legacy and explains how a summer job propelled him into a successful career as a salesman and rejuvenated the love he had for God as a child.
August 7, 2017
Former history teacher Stephen Williams knows what it's like to be persecuted for his faith in the classroom. Williams shares how he started using court documents of famous statesmen to teach U.S. History. After parents complained, Williams wound up in court. Williams encourages parents to know what their children's rights are in the classroom and to stand firm as ambassadors of Christ in public schools.
August 4, 2017
Former educator Stephen Williams talks about his journey to faith and the bunny trails he took to find fulfillment. Now, 16 years after embracing Christianity, Williams challenges parents to be proactive and exercise their faith in the public school system in order to be salt and light to the next generation.
August 3, 2017
What are the family rules? When Karis Kimmel Murray asked her two daughters, she was surprised and amused by their replies, even though they were way off track. Karis tells how granting forgiveness is the #1 rule of the Murray household, followed closely by "be brave and face your fears, especially when you do the hard thing."
August 2, 2017
Life often doesn't go as planned, and that held true for author Karis Kimmel Murray. Murray shares how her five-year plan was upended seven months into marriage when she discovered she was pregnant. Ten months after welcoming her first child, baby sister was on the way. Murray tells how she and her husband adjusted to life's surprises, starting with letting go of perfectionism and being a good-enough, grace-based parent.
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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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