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Dave and Ann Wilson

Faith Isn't a Formula

October 27, 2021

What makes some young adults resilient in the faith, while others walk away completely? Pastor Mark Matlock and researcher David Kinnaman talk about the five characteristics and practices of resilient Christians: experiencing Jesus; forging meaningful, intergenerational relationships; developing cultural discernment; training for vocational discipleship; and engaging in counter-cultural mission.

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How are our kids actually living out their faith in a post-Christian world? David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock, authors of "Faith for Exiles," explain the difference between the four types of spiritual exiles: "nomads" or lapsed Christians, habitual church goers, prodigals who have left the faith behind, and resilient disciples—those with a vibrant and robust faith. Together they remind parents of the correlation between parents who are on fire for the Lord with a vibrant faith and kids who spiritually follow in their footsteps.
October 26, 2021
Authors David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock talk about the challenges youth face spiritually as they navigate all the opposing views and opinions of the spiritual Babylon we're living in. Kinnaman, who has been with Barna Research Group for 25 years, explains that the gap between Christians and non-Christians is growing, and our youth face a large chasm from which to interpret their faith. With the constant drizzle of news and information, they are feeling more anxiety and fear. Together Kinnaman and Matlock explain how parents can help their children use technology wisely.
October 25, 2021
What would you do if your child was being bullied? Jonathan McKee talks about his own bullied past and coaches parents on what to do if they suspect their child is being harassed.  
October 22, 2021
Our world is full of sexually broken people.  Juli Slattery and Ron Deal share a balanced message to encourage help and healing.
October 21, 2021
How we think about sex reflects how we view the world we live in and the God who created it.  Juli Slattery and Ron Deal examine the mixed messages of the purity culture with truth and clarity. 
October 20, 2021
The messages our daughters hear are so important!  Matt and Lisa Jacobson reveal how vital a parent's voice truly is for speaking God's truth in ways our daughters can hear.
October 19, 2021
Knowing and embracing our identity in Christ is so important. Matt and Lisa Jacobson tell us how this specifically relates to our sons.
October 18, 2021
How can you stay in your marriage and do it well?  Dave and Ann Wilson share four ways to strengthen your relationship.
October 15, 2021
How can you keep going in your marriage when it feels so hard?  Dave and Ann Wilson encourage couples to persevere and finish well.
October 14, 2021
Do you want your kids to open up more?  Becky Harling shares what parents can do to help their children express themselves.
October 13, 2021
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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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