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Dave and Ann Wilson

Stories: A Teaching Tool for Truth

October 24, 2011
Stories, like Jesus' parables, can illustrate truth like nothing else. Barbara Rainey talks about her latest resource for families, Growing Together in Truth, a compilation of seven stories designed to teach children of all ages how to live out God's truth.

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What's your EQ (your emotional intelligence)? Winston Smith, a marriage and family counselor, talks about our emotions -- where they come from, what they tell us and how they reflect our Creator.Download Transcript
October 21, 2011
If marriage isn't about meeting my needs, then what is it? Christian counselor Winston Smith says that when it comes to marital love, many of us have breadth, but little depth. Winston reminds us that with God's help we can love others as we should, sacrificing our own wants and needs for the sake of those we’ve committed to in marriage.Download Transcript
October 20, 2011
We want change fast. But it often happens slowly through the nuts and bolts of everyday living. Marriage and family counselor Winston Smith teaches that it’s not the "aha" moments where real change is found, but in the ordinary moments, when we choose to lay aside our own needs for the sake of our spouse.Download Transcript
October 19, 2011
Do you know your job description as a husband? Pastor Rob Rienow, a husband and father to six, talks about a man's responsibility to love, serve, and lead his wife.Download Transcript
October 18, 2011
Who gets the best of you? Your employer? Your church? Perhaps your kids? Pastor Rob Rienow recalls a time in his life when God showed him his backwards priorities, with his church usually getting his best and his family getting the leftovers. Rob explains what he did to get his priorities back on track and how it has changed him -- and his marriage, for the better.Download Transcript
October 17, 2011
Contemporary recording artists Steve and Annie Chapman tell husbands how they can help their wives not hate the hobbies they love and enjoy.Download Transcript
October 14, 2011
Do you love me? That’s the question Jesus posed to Peter, and His question to us is the same. If we do, Russell Moore says we’ll act differently when it comes to how we interact with society’s most vulnerable members -- the orphan and the widow. Hear Moore explain how our response to Jesus’ command to “feed my sheep” reveals how seriously we take the Gospel.Download Transcript
October 13, 2011
Life in the pastorate was all-consuming, but rewarding. Those are the thoughts of pastor Shane Stanford as he considers the circumstances that led to the breakdown of his marriage. Shane tells what brought them to their lowest point and what they did to rebuild what was lost.Download Transcript
October 12, 2011
Back in the 80's, AIDS was a death sentence. But Shane Stanford, a hemophiliac who contracted HIV when only a teen, was determined to live life to the fullest despite the diagnosis. Shane talks about the love of his life, his wife, Pokey, and the family they have together. Shane also shares how, with Christ, he is able to live a life with no regrets.Download Transcript
October 11, 2011
Life comes with choices. Pastor Shane Stanford, a lifelong hemophiliac, recalls the unforgettable day when, at 16, his doctor revealed to him that he had tested positive for the HIV virus. Told he had only a few years to live, Shane talks about the invaluable encouragement that kept him going and the beautiful girl who stuck close by his side through it all.Download Transcript
October 10, 2011
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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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