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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Grass Isn't Greener

September 25, 2017

Chris and Stephanie Teague, the husband and wife duo of Out of the Dust, talk about getting married as college students when they were 20 and 19 years old. Cracks in their Christian home soon appeared, however. The Teagues talk about their difficulty communicating as Chris spent time away from home partying. Chris shares why he walked away from his faith, and shortly after, from Stephanie.

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A real biblical woman is one who embraces her core callings from Genesis. Barbara Rainey, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Robert Lewis, and Courtney Reissig give examples of those core callings that help define the purpose of biblical womanhood.
September 22, 2017
People think feminism is the answer for women. Actually the answer for women is in the book of Genesis—God created us in His image. Barbara Rainey, Mary Kassian, Carolyn McCulley, Courtney Reissig, and Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth expound on the foundation for biblical femininity.
September 21, 2017
Wife and mom Lauren Chandler talks honestly about the chains that often bind us. Whether a religious chain, wounds from our past, or an addiction, Chandler tells how God can break those chains and help us walk free into a hopeful future. She also reflects on her own chains of a disordered desire and the steps she took to find freedom.
September 20, 2017
Lauren Chandler, mother to three and wife to Matt Chandler, takes listeners back to Thanksgiving in 2009 when Matt blacked out from a seizure. Alarmed, Lauren describes what she was feeling as she called 911 and rode with Matt to the hospital. Matt would later have surgery for a malignant brain tumor, and by God's mercy, has been on the road to recovery ever since.
September 19, 2017
Author Lauren Chandler, wife of Pastor Matt Chandler, fondly shares how she and Matt met and eventually married. But their marriage was not without bumps. Chandler tells how she struggled in the shadow of Matt's obvious calling to preach, mothering their children and waiting on God to reveal her calling, which she hoped would involve music.
September 18, 2017
You cook his meals, do his laundry, and raise his children, but if you're not meeting your husband's need for sexual intimacy, then both of you are missing out. Author Rhonda Stoppe reminds wives that if they're not meeting their husbands' sexual needs, they are sinning. A wife needs to affirm her husband with her words and actions, in and out of the bedroom.
September 15, 2017
Every marriage has dark seasons. Author Rhonda Stoppe remembers a time when a move to a "fixer upper" house in an isolated rural area, combined with a surprise pregnancy, led her to verbally wound her husband. By pursuing Christ first, she began to show respect to her husband and value all his efforts.
September 14, 2017
The first time Rhonda Stoppe saw the man who would become her husband, he immediately took her breath away. But the shine of their picture perfect relationship began to wear off after their "I dos." Stoppe recalls how the kitchen crumbs began to undo her as a new bride, and shares what she learned the hard way: A happy marriage doesn't stem from how well our husbands meet our expectations, but how well we know God.
September 13, 2017
Pastor Dave Wilson and his wife, Ann, recall an anniversary dinner when all the celebratory bells and whistles couldn't make up for the negligence Ann had felt over the years. Later that evening, when Ann confessed that she no longer had feelings for him, Dave realized he needed to make big changes in his life or the marriage would be over. Learn how the Wilsons brought the love back into their lives, and how you can too.
September 12, 2017
Dave and Ann Wilson loved each other, and they loved Jesus. Then why did their marriage start off so rocky? The Wilsons, now married 37 years, recall their earliest years of marriage and the problems they found difficult to resolve, especially as it related to their sexual past. Hear how God gave their hearts a makeover and transformed their shaky marriage.
September 11, 2017
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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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