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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Diagnosis

October 10, 2011
Life comes with choices. Pastor Shane Stanford, a lifelong hemophiliac, recalls the unforgettable day when, at 16, his doctor revealed to him that he had tested positive for the HIV virus. Told he had only a few years to live, Shane talks about the invaluable encouragement that kept him going and the beautiful girl who stuck close by his side through it all.

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Sexual abuse is at epidemic levels. Justin Holcomb, who has counseled with hundreds of sexual abuse victims and was a victim himself, shares how the gospel brings a fresh identity to those who have suffered harm. Justin tells of the shame and anger he felt as he tried to minimize and deny his pain. Join us to hear how God’s truth freed him from bitterness and enabled him to forgive his perpetrator.Download Transcript
October 7, 2011
Does the sexual abuse you suffered make you feel like a disgrace? Pastor Justin Holcomb, a sexual abuse victim himself, explains how God turns our disgrace into grace. Justin defines what sexual abuse is, and tells parents some things to tell their daughters to lessen their chances of being sexually assaulted. Justin also tells what to do should sexual assault occur.Download Transcript
October 6, 2011
Sexual abuse. Even the word makes us cringe. Justin Holcomb, a pastor in Seattle, talks frankly about the abuse he experienced as a child and the self-blame that so many victims battle. Justin encourages abuse victims to bring their questions and their pain to God, who promises never to leave or forsake us.Download Transcript
October 5, 2011
Priscilla Shirer, the daughter of Tony Evans and the author of The Resolution for Women, reflects on a few of the resolutions that build contentment and joy into a woman's life and those of her family: devoting yourself to your primary roles, cultivating a peaceful home, and blessing your man.Download Transcript
October 4, 2011
Are you savoring today, or anxiously awaiting tomorrow? Priscilla Shirer, a wife and mother of three, challenges women to embrace this season of life, whatever that may be, and resist the urge to hurry through today. By doing this and not comparing herself to others, a woman can cultivate a spirit of contentment and not miss out on what God has for her at this moment.Download Transcript
October 3, 2011
What pleases you, Lord? That's the question asked daily by filmmakers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, producers of the newly released movie, Courageous. That's because keeping the Lord happy is their highest priority and the only way they can expect God's blessing on their latest project.Download Transcript
September 30, 2011
When is a movie more than just a movie? When it's a tool that God uses to impact lives. That's the hope of Alex and Stephen Kendrick, the brains and brawn behind the soon-to-be-released movie, Courageous, the fourth release of Sherwood Pictures. Alex and Stephen talk about making the film and about the changes they've made in their own lives as they've come under a deeper conviction to love and lead their families spiritually.Download Transcript
September 29, 2011
Pastor, author, filmmaker, actor, husband and father -- those are just some of the many hats worn by Alex and Stephen Kendrick, producers of the popular films Fireproof, Facing the Giants, and now the highly anticipated movie, Courageous.Download Transcript
September 28, 2011
Children are a blessing from the Lord. NFL football player Luther Elliss and his wife, Rebecca, talk with Dennis Rainey about their extraordinary adoption journey, including a surprise appearance from a very special guest.Download Transcript
September 27, 2011
Building a family often requires a leap of faith. Bob Lepine and Dennis Rainey talk with Carolyn Twietmeyer about adopting special needs children from Africa, including HIV positive orphans.Download Transcript
September 26, 2011
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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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