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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Blessing of Gratitude

November 3, 2009
With Barbara Rainey
Do you know anyone who grumbles and complains? Today Barbara Rainey explains why our whining is so offensive to God. Hear what you can do to cultivate a heart of gratefulness.

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With Barbara Rainey Would you like your children to be more grateful? Barbara Rainey tells what she did to try and cultivate a heart of gratitude in her children. Today you'll also hear Barbara explain why we struggle to be grateful for God's blessings.
November 2, 2009
Mark and Katharyn Richt Today on the broadcast, University of Georgia head coach Mark Richt and his wife, Katharyn, parents of four, talk about the blessings of adoption.
October 30, 2009
Mark and Katharyn Richt What could you do to help the orphans, as commanded in Scripture? Today on the broadcast, Mark Richt, head coach at the University of Georgia, and his wife, Katharyn, talk about the decision they made years ago to adopt two children from the Ukraine: a little girl named Anya, who was born with a facial deformity, and a 3-year-old boy named Zach. Hear them share what this commitment, made over 10 years ago, has meant to them and their children.
October 29, 2009
Brenda Nixon How are you going to raise your preschooler? Parent educator Brenda Nixon talks about the two questions all children want their parents to answer: "Do you love me?" and "Are you going to let me do whatever I want?" Brenda gives parents practical suggestions for setting boundaries and helping their children make good choices.
October 28, 2009
Brenda Nixon What issues are you most likely to face with your toddler? Author Brenda Nixon, a long-time parent educator, talks with Dennis Rainey about bonding, attachment disorders and separation anxiety. Find out what to do when your toddler throws a fit or bites another child, and what age you should begin potty-training.
October 27, 2009
Brenda Nixon What do you wish someone had told you when you were first a parent? Today, parent educator Brenda Nixon gives new parents some practical tips for understanding and enjoying their newborn. Find out what a parent's objective should be in those first precious six months of life.
October 26, 2009
Dennis and Barbara Rainey Is your kindergartner starting to push back on your correction? Dennis and Barbara Rainey give parents some helpful advice for loving and correcting their three to five-year-old children. Find out what to do about sassiness, lying, and bullying.
October 23, 2009
Dennis and Barbara Rainey The toddler years are often considered some of the most difficult. Today, Dennis and Barbara Rainey talk to parents about the best ways to discipline children who are just beginning to walk and talk.
October 22, 2009
Dennis and Barbara Rainey What does your newborn really need from you? Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parents of six and grandparents of more than a dozen, reminisce about their early years of parenting and what they wanted to communicate to their children from day one.
October 21, 2009
Dennis and Barbara Rainey How will you correct your child when he misbehaves? Today, Dennis and Barbara Rainey explain why disciplining a child is a loving act and why spanking is an effective means of correcting a child if done in an appropriate manner.
October 20, 2009
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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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