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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Real Reason for the Season

November 29, 2011
While completing your holiday "to do" list, don't forget to remember the real reason for the season -- celebrating Christ's birth. Two moms, Janel Breitenstein and Barbara Rainey, share how FamilyLife's new resource, What God Wants for Christmas, is making a meaningful difference in the Breitenstein family and beyond.

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What’s Christmas like at your house? That's what we asked Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and they were happy to oblige us. Hear what the Raineys have done over the years to celebrate the yuletide and keep Christ as the focal point of their Christmas celebrations.Download Transcript
November 28, 2011
God is more satisfying than everything we could ever possibly gain. Things won't satisfy your soul. The only one who can is God. Bobby Scott shares part 2 of a message from Psalm 63.Download Transcript
November 25, 2011
God is better than everything we could ever lose in suffering. We all experience suffering; we can lose everything. But we will never lose the love of Christ Jesus. Bobby Scott shares part 1 of a message from Psalm 63.Download Transcript
November 24, 2011
How did the early Christians differ from believers now? Professor Jerry Sittser outlines 11 different eras the Christian community has experienced since the resurrection.Download Transcript
November 23, 2011
Can history be a valuable spiritual resource for us? Professor Jerry Sittser takes us back through church history and helps you understand the lives of the martyrs and the early Christian community.Download Transcript
November 22, 2011
Why is history fundamental to the faith? Jerry Sittser, a professor of theology, believes we can learn a lot from our early Christians forefathers like Calvin, Augustine, and Luther by studying their writings and practicing the spiritual disciplines they embraced, like fasting and meditation.Download Transcript
November 21, 2011
No matter what your age, you can make a difference. Dennis Rainey encourages those nearing retirement to consider what they can do with their free time and resources to fulfill the Great Commission in their neighborhoods and communities.Download Transcript
November 18, 2011
Marriages and families today are in crisis. Will you be part of the problem or part of the solution? Dennis Rainey challenges men and women 50 years and up to plug into what God is doing in their communities and become a force for change.Download Transcript
November 17, 2011
Should you trust your emotions? Not really, says Pastor Brian Borgman, who explains how sin has tainted our emotions and can often mislead us into wrong behavior toward our spouse and others.Download Transcript
November 16, 2011
Are you controlling your emotions? Or are they controlling you? Pastor Brian Borgman, author of the book, Feelings and Faith, shares how some of our emotions, like fear, can be overcome by combating them with the truth of God's Word.Download Transcript
November 15, 2011
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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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