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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Power In The Tongue

December 10, 2020

Have you ever struggled with how to talk with your child in a way that seems fitting for the moment? Join Dave and Ann Wilson, hosts of FamilyLife Today, as they speak with author, William Smith, about the balance of words in grace and discipline.

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How can a parent raise their child to one day be their peer?  On FamilyLife Today, hosts Dave and Ann Wilson talk with William Smith, the author of Parenting With Words of Grace, on what it looks like to woo our kids.
December 9, 2020
Have you lost a loved one, a job, a relationship? On FamilyLife Today, hosts Dave and Ann Wilson discuss with author, Nancy Guthrie, how being empty can be the starting place for God to do His greatest work in us.
December 8, 2020
Do you ever feel depleted, hopeless, or empty? On FamilyLife Today, hosts Dave and Ann Wilson talk with Nancy Guthrie about her book, "God Does His Best Work With Empty," discussing how God has the power to make us whole.
December 7, 2020
What does it look like when God compels a couple to adopt a twenty-year-old? When the possibility of a biological child was gone, God opened the eyes of bestselling author and counselor, Holley Gerth, and her husband, Mark, to the world of someone, who needed their love, as much as they longed to give it.
December 4, 2020
"How do I talk to my family about transgender issues?"  J. Alan Branch, Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary and author of Affirming God's Image, gives direction for families, affected by confusion and brokenness over this issue, in how to lead with truth and grace.
December 3, 2020
Transgenderism is a real-world, right now topic in need of God's navigation!  J. Alan Branch, Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary, shares about his book, Affirming God's Image, with the heart of being able to think biblically AND act compassionately.
December 2, 2020
Be captivated by the mystery and unexpected of this season!  David Mathis, author of the book, The Christmas We Didn't Expect, helps us to marvel at God afresh with practical thoughts and focused enthusiasm, reflecting on the divine pieces of God’s rescue plan for all of humanity found in the Christmas story!
December 1, 2020
Where is Christ in the busyness of the Christmas season?  David Mathis, author and speaker from Desiring God Ministries, shares about his book, The Christmas We Didn't Expect, giving insight on how to draw from the awe and wonder of the original Christmas story to refocus our hearts.
November 30, 2020
Author Douglas Kaine McKelvey shares how we can practice the presence of Christ through the use of liturgical prayers, not just in church, but in our homes. In his book, "Every Moment Holy," McKelvey offers liturgical prayers for all occasions, like going on a trip, stargazing, gardening, or moving into a new home. He tells why practicing the presence of God is always a good idea.
November 27, 2020
Douglas Kaine McKelvey, author of "Every Moment Holy," talks about his introduction to the Book of Common Prayer and how it changed his thinking about structured prayer. McKelvey explains the meaning of liturgy, and gives an example by reading the liturgy he wrote for the family grieving the loss of a pet. McKelvey explains how reading liturgical pieces like the Lord's prayer can help us think prayerfully and help us process God's truth. He also explains how the Holy Spirit can be just as present in a liturgical prayer as in a spontaneous prayer.
November 26, 2020
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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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