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Dave and Ann Wilson

The Weight of Debt

September 12, 2018

Early in their marriage, D.A. and Elicia Horton were driven to live beyond their means in a quest to obtain the American Dream. They eventually had to file for bankruptcy, which led them to recognize their need to repent of their greed. Now financially stable, the Hortons reflect on what they would say to their younger selves about financial stewardship.

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Married in 2003 after almost calling off the wedding, DA and Elicia Horton continued to battle in the early years of marriage. Years later they learned that the Bible was to be used for mutual edification, not ammunition. Becoming parents caused them to take a second look at their behavior and their priorities.
September 11, 2018
Authors DA and Elicia Horton have had wrestling matches occur in their relationship—first as a dating couple, and then later as newlyweds. Although they had grown up together, their family backgrounds and different communication styles often clashed, leading to loud vocal matches and heated debates. One shouting match under a street lamp lead them to question their engagement, but they sought counseling and went ahead with the wedding.
September 10, 2018
Dennis and Barbara Rainey spent 28 years parenting their six now grown children. The Raineys gladly share their wisdom about what they learned over the years regarding what every child needs.
September 7, 2018
Mom and Dad: Do you know what your parental assignment is? Family experts Dennis and Barbara Rainey, parents to six and grandparents to twenty plus, list the top 10 things each child needs to be healthy, happy, and whole, which includes a home that isn't child-centric and that's led by intentional parents.
September 6, 2018
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, co-authors of The Art of Parenting and parents of six, talk about the joys and hard work of parenting. Dennis shares a heartwarming story from when his daughter Deborah was a teenager, and the lesson she learned through her wandering parakeet, Sweet Pea. Through the week the Raineys will talk about what every child needs: relationships, character, identity, and purpose or mission.
September 5, 2018
Who's fault is it that you're single? Lisa Anderson, author of "The Dating Manifesto," talks candidly about the reasons some singles find themselves spouse-less. Anderson considers her own dating experience, and reminds singles of one great comfort—that God is sovereign and ultimately good.
September 4, 2018
Are you eager for marriage? Lisa Anderson, host of "The Boundless Show," gives singles advice on how to make their marriage dreams come true. Anderson encourages singles to be in relationship with other singles, whether that's through work, church, or hobbies. Also, singles need to find married people who know and love them, who could introduce them to other eligible singles.
September 3, 2018
Self-admitted non-rebel Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach interviewed former teen rebels. Lindenbach tells what she learned from these prodigals about being heard and understood, household rules, dating, and more.
August 31, 2018
Some kids rebel. Others don't. Why? Rebecca Gregoire Lindenbach, author of the book, "Why I Didn't Rebel," looks back on her teen years and explains what rebellion is and what it is not. Lindenbach recalls how her parents responded to her mood swings and teen angst, and encourages parents to really listen to their teens and equip them to face life's disappointments and challenges.
August 30, 2018
Love God and love others, in that order. Author Tim Muehlhoff encourages families to not just be against something in the culture, but to be for something by serving in their community. Muehlhoff advocates partnering on the things you can partner with, even if you don't agree with everything. As believers, our lives should be characterized by always showing love and care to those around us.
August 29, 2018
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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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