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The Vital Role of Challenging Work

November 16, 2017

Are your chilldren growing up, or are they just getting older? Senator Ben Sasse from Nebraska says there's a vital difference, and in many cases that difference can be measured by the thickness of the calluses on your children's hands. Senator Sasse explores the vital role that challenging work plays in the formation of healthy adults live from the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C.

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When it comes to raising our children to become, healthy functional adults, a "DNA of adulthood" is necessary. Ben Sasse, U.S. Senator for Nebraska, explains how that DNA is rapidly disappearing from our culture, and that the skills required for adulthood that we once assumed would transfer automatically must now be deliberately re-taught to an entire generation. 
November 15, 2017
Ready or not, here they come! The holidays, that is. Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries tell how they plan on preparing their homes, and their hearts, for Christmas.
November 14, 2017
Barbara Rainey and her daughter Laura Rainey Dries discuss fun ideas to help keep Christ at the center of your family celebrations. From hanging ornaments that beautifully reflect the names of Christ to beginning new Christmas traditions, Rainey and Dries tell what they do to keep the holidays meaningful.
November 13, 2017
Hear from the people who directly influenced Dennis Rainey, and consequently the entire ministry of FamilyLife: Josh McDowell, Howard Hendricks, Chuck Colson, and Bill Bright.
November 10, 2017
Every generation needs fresh new leaders and thinkers to point people to God's Word. Find out more from prominent leaders Francis Chan, J.D. Greear, Jen Wilkin, and David Platt.
November 9, 2017
Biblical truth should affect how you live every season of your life. Whether you're trusting God with your singleness or deciding what you do in retirement, it all matters to God. Learn more from John Piper, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Alistair Begg, and James Dobson.
November 8, 2017
The only two things that will last forever are God's Word and people's souls. Therefore, studying and teaching the Bible is of great importance. Hear from noted bible teachers Chuck Swindoll, Kay Arthur, John MacArthur, and Tony Evans.
November 7, 2017
Influential voices in our culture carry weight that is seen and unseen. Singer-songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, songwriter Paul Overstreet, and coaches John Wooden and Tony Dungy share how their faith in God was a springboard to an influential platform in their respective spheres of influence.
November 6, 2017
Whether you prefer your turkey deep fried, baked, or smoked, it's just one more reason to grab your loved ones and head home for a Thanksgiving feast. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane remind listeners that it's not about favorite recipes but rather about getting people together to enjoy and remember all of God's blessings. Lane, a mother of two, also talks about her family's journey with her daughter Annie, who was born with half a heart.
November 3, 2017
Thanksgiving is about gathering together to remember God's many blessings. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane talk about what they do on a typical Thanksgiving holiday. Lane fondly recalls the annual reunion at her Nana's house in Oklahoma, and Rainey remembers the fun her family had reminiscing about their favorite teachers and other things at the family dinner table.
November 2, 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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