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The Prophet and the Priest

June 5, 2012
Being a family shepherd isn't just a job; it's a calling. Author and pastor Voddie Baucham challenges men to be the prophet and priests of their home, all the while depending on God for His wisdom and direction for his family. A priest, Baucham explains, is the one who goes to God on behalf of his people — his family, and a prophet proclaims the good news and represents God before the people.

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Shepherds aren't just found in fields. You can also find them in the home, watching and caring for the families that have been entrusted to them. Pastor Voddie Baucham encourages men to step up and embrace their responsibility as the family shepherd. Baucham explains a shepherd's weighty role to move his family towards God, all the while being wholly committed to His purposes, and to model godly character before his children.Download Transcript
June 4, 2012
Are you teaching your boys to look beyond themselves? Randy Stinson lists some of the valuable things a father should teach his son before he leaves home including building a fire, camping, carving a turkey, lighting a grill and tying a tie. Randy talks about the importance of a father casting a vision for his family, and then leading them in practical ways to get them to their goals.
June 1, 2012
Can sports be a healthy part of a young man's development? Sure! But only to an extent. Randy Stinson, a father of seven and a VP at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, tells how his sports-loving family opted out of baseball for 18 months in order to stretch themselves in other ways: through mission trips and other gospel outreaches. Randy explains why it's important to him to give his kids a big vision of the world.Download Transcript
May 31, 2012
Col. Jim Coy, an associate professor at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics and recipient of the Combat Medical Badge while serving in the Army, highlights some of the men who received the Medal of Honor — the highest and most rarely awarded decoration conferred by the United States.Download Transcript
May 28, 2012
There's a lot that can trip a boy up these days. Braxton Brady, a chaplain at a Christian day school in Memphis, tells of the real threats of pornography, bullying, peer pressure, alcohol and sexual promiscuity that can lead a boy off-track.Download Transcript
May 25, 2012
A boy is a work in progress. Dennis Rainey talks with guest Braxton Brady, a builder of boys at a Christian day school in Memphis where he is chaplain. Believing it's more dangerous to be comfortable than faithful, Braxton lives with his family in the inner city of Memphis, reaching out to the young boys in his neighborhood, many of whom who have absent fathers, and modeling what it means to be a man and a Christ follower.Download Transcript
May 24, 2012
You'll either tell your kids the truth about sex, or the culture will tell them half truths. Which would you prefer? One couple, Jim and Karon Whitmore, took their son on a Passport2Purity weekend. Not long after, Caleb was confronted by two girls in his neighborhood. Dennis Rainey talks to Caleb and his experience and finds out what Caleb liked most about Passport2Purity.Download Transcript
May 23, 2012
Setting words to music is a great way to remember something. That's why we've included so many great songs in our recent release of our newly revitalized resource, Passport2Purity. Dennis Rainey and Bob Lepine talk to some of the SEEDS family worship team — Jason Houser, Philip and Jessica Morlan, and Maddy Morlan, about the Scripture memory verses they set to modern rhythms just for this project.Download Transcript
May 22, 2012
A kiss is just a kiss — until it's something more. In the new release of Passport2Purity, the resource for parents to help guide pre-teens through puberty, Dennis Rainey challenges young adults not to kiss until their wedding day. Hear from a couple, Samuel and Stephanie, who did just that. Was it worth the wait? We'll let you decide.Download Transcript
May 21, 2012
What kind of person do you want your teen to date? Dennis and Barbara Rainey encourage parents to talk to their pre-teens about dating with the help of the Passport2Purity tool from FamilyLife, which includes practical projects and lessons and even a "wait to date" contract designed to get your teen to think about his or her future relationships. Together the Raineys address the seven ways of seeing dating differently.
May 18, 2012
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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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