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Dave and Ann Wilson

Ten Urgent Steps

December 10, 2012
Dennis Rainey takes some time to encourage families, especially fathers, and share some disciplines that will keep your family spiritually healthy. Not commandments, but more than suggestions, Dennis offers the first five of ten urgent steps.

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Our homes are living testimonies of our values, and no more so than at Christmas. But how do we cut through the social noise at Christmastime and proclaim the name of the one who owns this holiday? Barbara Rainey reveals an exciting new way you can put Christ back into Christmas.Download Transcript
December 7, 2012
We all know Deuteronomy 6 commands us to "teach our children about God" — but have we missed the other part of the passage? We are also commanded to adorn our homes with physical evidence of the Word of God. Find out how you can do that, using the names of Christ, on the next FamilyLife Today.Download Transcript
December 6, 2012
How do you respect and submit to an unbelieving spouse? Lynn Donovan, Dineen Miller, and Darla Stone love their husbands. But loving their husbands doesn’t mean there are things they wouldn’t like to change about them, especially spiritually. These faithful women learned long ago that even though their spouse may not share their faith, God still expects them to submit to their husband’s authority as leader of the home. Hear them tell how they honored their unbelieving husbands in the areas of finances, children, and worship.Download Transcript
December 5, 2012
Marriage can often accentuate the differences in a husband and wife. Especially spiritual differences. Lynn Donovan, Dineen Miller and Darla Stone talk about the reality of being married to an unbeliever.Download Transcript
December 4, 2012
Do you wish you and your husband were on the same page spiritually? That’s what authors Lynn Donovan, Dineen Miller and Darla Stone also wanted as they dove deeper into their faith. But what could they do while they waited for their husbands to come to the Lord? Find out what these prayer warriors did to help their marriage thrive and grow despite the spiritual differences.Download Transcript
December 3, 2012
Have you ever wondered why we celebrate Christmas the way we do? If so, join Phil Vischer, the VeggieTales Creator of the DVD, “Why Do We Call It Christmas?,” as he explores the who, what, where, when, and how of our most popular holiday, Christmas.Download Transcript
November 30, 2012
Cutting down trees? Hanging stockings? Santa Claus? What do any of these have to do with Jesus’ birthday? More than you think! VeggieTales Creator Phil Vischer talks about his latest Christmas DVD which explains the meaning behind some of our fondest Christmas traditions.Download Transcript
November 29, 2012
Barbara Rainey, answers your most perplexing questions about parenting.Download Transcript
November 28, 2012
Are you tired of reindeer, snowmen, and Santas dominating your Christmas holidays? Would you like a simple way to focus on the real reason we celebrate Christmas? If so, we might just have the answer. Barbara Rainey explains how Adorenaments® — seven names of Christ from the passages of Luke and Isaiah, shaped into beautiful ornaments, can help you reflect on the true nature of Christ our King as they hang on your tree, wreath, or gifts this Christmas.Download Transcript
November 27, 2012
A growing to-do list can keep us distracted during the holidays. The spiritual aspect of the season oftentimes gets overshadowed as we bake, shop and decorate ourselves to exhaustion. But let’s not forget the real reason we celebrate — the birth of Jesus Christ. Barbara Rainey talks about the latest tool for keeping Christ front and center of your celebrations —  Adorenaments®, a beautiful set of seven names of Christ that will remind you of who, and why, we worship each December.Download Transcript
November 26, 2012
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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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