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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Importance of a Godly Legacy

August 10, 2012
Perhaps you’ve heard some successful man or woman identify the source of their success by admitting that they simply “stand on the shoulders of giants”? For pastor and speaker Crawford Loritts, those shoulders belonged to his great-grandfather, Peter Loritts.

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It's easy to spot today’s problems — disintegration of the family, divorce, crime, and loss of core values like integrity and trust. What’s more difficult is to find solutions to these issues. Pastor and author Crawford Loritts’ two-pronged solution is both simple and novel. First, live out integrity. Second, pass it on to the next generation.Download Transcript
August 9, 2012
Do your kids think you’re strict? Then welcome to the club! Long-time pastor Crawford Loritts encourages parents to own up to the responsibility of shepherding their family with courage. Crawford reminds moms and dads that kids need protection, but that they also need development, and so parents must hold-back from overprotecting in order for their kids to grow.Download Transcript
August 3, 2012
Kids aren’t the only ones who mess up. Parents often do as well. Pastor and author Crawford Loritts recalls a time in his childhood when his father taught him the consequences of stealing and the power of repentance. Crawford goes on to explain the difference between godly discipline and violent punishment or denial, and reminds parents of the value of shame.Download Transcript
August 2, 2012
Besides material “stuff,” what are you really passing on to your kids? If it isn’t the Word of God and His character, then you haven’t left them much. Today Pastor Crawford Loritts honors the greatest man he ever knew — his father, and talks about the power of leaving a godly legacy.Download Transcript
August 1, 2012
God can use any man fully committed to Him. Steve Farrar, talks to fathers today about the important and necessary task of discipline. Farrar tells men to teach their children to respect their authority and to start discipline early while their kids are still young and pliable.Download Transcript
July 27, 2012
No one intentionally sets out to destroy their family. But neglect and carelessness can devastate sons and daughters. Steve Farrar tells dads how to have a positive impact on their families by keeping their commitments and walking in integrity before the ones they love.Download Transcript
July 26, 2012
Dad, are you dropping the ball where your family is concerned? Steve Farrar coaches dads on how to encourage their sons and daughters with life-giving praise and God-ordained wisdom.Download Transcript
July 25, 2012
Dad, you’re the coach of the family team. Steve Farrar, founder of Men’s Leadership Ministries, tells dads it’s time to get in the game and teach their families how to pray, how to glean wisdom from the ultimate play book, The Bible, and what to avoid and embrace if they’re going to win at life.Download Transcript
July 24, 2012
How can you anchor your family to Christ for years after you’re gone? Best-selling author Steve Farrar encourages men to depend on God to help them sacrificially lead and love their families. As Steve reminds us, one man with vision can influence his family for generations to come.Download Transcript
July 23, 2012
Judy Rossi, author of the Bible study, Enhancing Your Marriage, helps wives understand their husband’s romantic needs.Download Transcript
July 20, 2012
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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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