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Dave and Ann Wilson

Teaching Your Kids the Word of God

August 11, 2020

Many families struggle having devotions in God's Word together. Jason Houser of Seeds Family Worship and John Majors, author of the book "True Identity" and FamilyLife's Passport2Identity, help discouraged parents find ways to make things easier.

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Jason Houser from Seeds Family Worship and John Majors, author of the book "True Identity" and creator of FamilyLife's resource Passport2Identity, discuss why Scripture that is put to music is such a powerful force in a child's life. Hear how we can help our kids hide God's Word in their hearts on a daily basis in a way that is simple and easy.
August 10, 2020
There is a special relationship between a father and a daughter, but only a mom can model feminine integrity—how to live in accordance with God's design—for her daughter. Terra Mattson, author of "Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace," explains why daughters learn more from what they are experiencing than what you are teaching.
August 7, 2020
Raising daughters today may be different than in years past, but the core of what it means to be a girl is still as God designed it. Terra Mattson, author of the "Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace," helps listeners develop a greater appreciation of femininity. She discusses the importance of validating our daughters and protect them from harm.
August 6, 2020
What makes some young adults resilient in the faith, while others walk away completely? Pastor Mark Matlock and researcher David Kinnamon 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.
August 5, 2020
How are our kids actually living out their faith in a post-Christian world? David Kinnamon 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.
August 4, 2020
Authors David Kinnamon 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. Kinnamon, 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 Kinnamon and Matlock explain how parents can help their children use technology wisely.
August 3, 2020
Dave and Ann Wilson interview Bob Lepine about the qualities of biblical love from 1 Corinthians 13. Love is more than a feeling, and there really is a kind of love that "never fails." But how can a spouse bear and endure all things when things feel unbearable? How can a person believe all things when his/her spouse is deceitful? And how can we avoid enabling wrong behavior, including physical and emotional abuse, as we pursue a marriage that goes the distance?
July 31, 2020
Bob Lepine along with hosts Dave and Ann Wilson continue their discussion of agape love found in 1 Corinthians 13, a passage that reveals the most common cracks found in marriage relationships. What exactly does it mean to "rejoice in the truth," and why is it so vital to a relationship? What do you do if your spouse isn't interested in pursuing a virtuous and honest relationship? And how should you approach your spouse with areas where you've been deceitful in the past?
July 30, 2020
Favorite love songs can capture the heart and stick in the mind for decades. But they don't usually capture God's definition of real love. "FamilyLife Today" hosts Dave and Ann Wilson sit down with Bob Lepine to discuss 1 Corinthians 13:4 on why humility is such a key feature of biblical love. The kind of love that forms the foundation of a Christ-centered marriage. A love that is so counter-cultural, the early church actually invented a new word for it. Learn how to get a PhD in this kind of love and turn away from your default setting as a human being—self-centeredness.
July 29, 2020
There are magical, special feelings that come with being a grandparent. The fun of learning what your grandchildren will call you (papa, mimi, "G-daddy"). Inviting your grandkids for sleepovers. Reading books slowly and not skipping words like you did as a young parent. Connecting with each grandchild uniquely, and leaving a spiritual legacy for when you are gone. Mary Larmoyeux, author of the book One-of-a-Kind Grandparent Connection, explains the lasting value of grandparents.
July 28, 2020
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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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