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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Gospel and Social Issues

August 17, 2015
Pastor David Platt wonders why believers are rising up against popular social injustices like poverty and slavery, but remain silent on other issues like abortion. Platt reminds Christians that they are called to look after orphans and widows in their distress, and tells how his church, and family, have sought to do that.

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Want to make this year's school year better than the last? Barbara Rainey gives moms and dads her best back-to-school advice regarding part-time jobs, homework, home-school balance, and being a light for Christ on campus.
August 14, 2015
In his many years as a spiritual leader and guidance counselor, Bishop Aaron Blake had counseled many people in many difficult circumstances. But nothing prepared him for the chat he would have with a 15-year-old boy named Melvin who was in the foster care system. What followed took Bishop Blake and his wife on a journey they never expected.
August 13, 2015
What does it mean to be submissive? Courtney Reissig, a wife and mother of three, recalls her courtship with her husband, Daniel. Although she had left her feminist thinking behind and embraced submission in theory, Courtney tells how difficult it actually was to follow her husband's leadership in their early years of marriage.
August 12, 2015
Is feminism the default today? Author Courtney Reissig thinks so. Reissig explains that to most feminists, equality equals sameness. In Scripture, however, God made men and women equal before Him, yet unique in their distinctive roles. Courtney shares how God changed her from a staunch feminist to a Bible-believing wife and mother.
August 11, 2015
Would you call yourself a feminist? Growing up with three brothers, Courtney Reissig believed she could do anything boys could do and tried her hardest to prove it. Saturating herself in feminist theory in college, Courtney felt conflicted. Although she really liked guys, she didn't have a strong desire to get married or raise a family. Cut off from her family, Courtney began to feel the brunt of her choices and tells how God gradually changed her heart and led her back home.
August 10, 2015
Are you wishing summer could last just a few more weeks? Barbara Rainey reminds parents that their kids could be headed into challenging circumstances in the coming school year. With mom and dad's help, however, kids can be ready to face whatever comes their way. Babara Rainey answers questions about aggressive girls, back-to-school shopping, phone usage, social media, and parental involvement in school.
August 7, 2015
It's that time of year again! Will your children be prepared? Barbara Rainey, a mother of six and grandmother to many more, encourages parents to prepare their children for school, not just by buying them new shoes or backpacks, but also by teaching them how to respond should someone bully them. Parents don't know what challenges their children might face during the semesters ahead, but they can always be proactive with their children by covering the basics.
August 6, 2015
As a grandparent, what are you doing to build into the lives of your grandchildren? Mary Larmoyeux and Nancy Downing, grandparents themselves, have collaborated to help you be intentional in this special relationship. Even if you live far away from your grandkids, Mary and Nancy have suggestions that will help you stay connected with the next generation of your family.
August 5, 2015
Make a new friend and call me in the morning. That might be a prescription for aging well, according to Dr. John Dunlop, a geriatrics physician. Dunlop reminds us that healthy relationships are vital if we are going to live long and age well. Most people become less independent as they age, so Dunlop encourages patients to consider that when selling the family home or relocating to a better climate. Dunlop also explains the importance of a living will and gives basic steps you can take to remain physically healthy.
August 4, 2015
Are you aging well? Dr. John Dunlop, a doctor of geriatrics in Connecticut, explains what it means to age well in all spheres of life--physical, mental, social, financial and emotional. While mounting losses make it more difficult to think about the blessings we do have, Dr. Dunlop advises patients to focus on the Lord and all He has already done.
August 3, 2015
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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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