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The Challenge of Motherhood

October 30, 2019

Kara-Kae James, author of “Mom Up,” thought that motherhood was a cinch. And then she had kids! Three children in three years, in fact. James admits that motherhood made her emotionally and mentally tired, weary and burned out, especially as she struggled with postpartum depression. James encourages other weary moms to seek help and community to overcome the motherhood blahs.

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Family coaches Josh and Christi Straub explain what it means to be emotionally safe and how feeling safe is the hallmark of an emotionally healthy home. The Straubs explain the value of teaching children to identify feelings like: jealous, guilty, angry, sad, surprised and embarrassed. They include a feelings chart in the back of their book that parents can use with their children.
October 29, 2019
Parents don't always know what their children are feeling. Authors and counselors Josh and Christi Straub explain how their children’s book, “What Am I Feeling?,” can help children identify and name what’s going on in their hearts. Learning to control your emotions begins, Josh says, with learning to name what you're feeling.
October 28, 2019
Coming out of a marriage filled with sexual betrayal left Sheri Keffer emotionally exhausted and filled with shame. Keffer, now a relationship therapist, tells how God kept her together when her marriage fell apart. Hear what her life is like now since starting over.
October 25, 2019
“Intimate Deception” author Dr. Sheri Keffer reflects on her first marriage and her husband’s repeated porn use. After nine months of marriage, he did seek counseling, but instead of feeling hope, she wondered why she wasn't enough. Keffer, now a relationship therapist, talks about the post-traumatic stress she and other women experience when their husbands confess sexual sin.
October 24, 2019
When Sheri Keffer’s fiancé confessed that he had called a 900 number, she wasn't even sure what that meant. She shrugged it off, assuming he wouldn't do it again since he was a pastor. But once they married, Keffer tells how her Prince Charming's secret became more difficult to hide. Keffer encourages women to keep their eyes open for red flags and to ask the hard questions about porn use before marriage.
October 23, 2019
Anthony Thompson's wife was one of nine people murdered on June 17, 2015, at EAM Episcopal church in Charleston, South Carolina. At the bond hearing, he stood before the killer and said, "I forgive you and my family forgives you." Who or what enabled him to say that?  
October 22, 2019
Sometimes people say the strangest things—and on occasion, they're hurtful. What do you do when the person is your husband and his complaint is about your weight? That's exactly what one listener asked us. Join us for an insightful and compassionate discussion of this difficult topic.
October 21, 2019
Do you ever feel like there's a "scarlet letter" you're carrying around because of your past? Ron Deal says there's no need to carry around that baggage and we should let God deal with it. Ron talks us through the story of the woman at the well.
October 18, 2019
How can I share the gospel if my family is a mess? Ron Deal reminds us that most of the families featured in Jesus' lineage were dysfunctional, so you're in good company.
October 17, 2019
Pastor Dean Inserra contrasts the difference between those who say they are a Christian and actual followers of Jesus Christ. Inserra walks us through the list of eight different cultural Christians, including Country Club Christian, Christmas and Easter Christian, and Social Justice Christian, and tells why these people are missing the mark.
October 16, 2019
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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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