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September 3, 2013
Cheryl was battling a bout of depression.  Her marriage of just a few years was on the rocks, despite her love for her husband, Sandy.  Hear Sandy and Cheryl Spangler tell Dennis Rainey how God used the FamilyLife Marriage Conference to give them hope and bring new life to their marriage.

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Sandy and Cheryl Spangler tell Dennis Rainey how their relationship blossomed after that first meeting at the Moose club with her parents. The good time they were having together soon ended, however, when Cheryl realized she was pregnant, and they reluctantly married. Hear how God changed their hearts and their marriage one attitude at a time.
September 2, 2013
South Korea is home to some of the biggest mega-churches in the world, and most of the world's missionaries.  So, why with so many Christians in the country, is there a huge population of orphans in need of families?  Pastor Eddie Byun says the church in South Korea has significant cultural obstacles to overcome in order to embrace just how much God values orphans.
August 30, 2013
Children learn to love their parents, friends, and neighbors. Shouldn’t you teach them to love the Lord as well?  Pastor Dave Stone talks about his congregation of four – his family – and the big wake-up call he had after hearing the song, “Slow Down, Daddy,” one day in church. Dave recalls how he rearranged his priorities after that to minister to his family first, before extending his outreach to the congregation.  A special guest, Dave’s daughter Savannah, pops in and surprises her dad by reading a letter she wrote to him.
August 28, 2013
We’re born selfish. Unfortunately, some of us never grow out of it. Today Pastor Dave Stone talks to parents about teaching their children to be others-centered instead of self-centered. Dave talks about the importance of grace in parenting, as well as the benefits of boundaries and consequences.  He tells a humorous story about a time as a teen when he took the family car out for a cruise without having a driver’s license.
August 27, 2013
Is your family joyful?  Author Dave Stone reflects on the fun days of his childhood and on his parents, who exuded what it means to live out their faith joyfully. Because of that attitude, Dave says, many of his friends loved hanging out at their house.  Dave shares a beautiful story about his race for class president and the consistent prayer his parents lifted up for him as a child.
August 26, 2013
“There’s power, power, wonder-working power, in the blood of the Lamb.” So proclaims our hymnals, but do we believe it? Former pastor and theologian Duane Litfin reminds us that our primary mission as Christians is to preach the gospel and share who Christ is and what He has done and to reach out with deeds of compassion to others. Is one better than the other? Not necessarily, Liftin confides, but the church is called to balance proclamation and demonstration, always remembering that the gospel is power.
August 23, 2013
The gospel needs to be proclaimed both in word and in deed. Duane Litfin, President Emeritus of Wheaton College, shares his concerns about Christians who are eager to get involved in social issues, yet don’t feel the need to share the gospel. While doing good works in Christ’s name is beneficial and appropriate, Litfin explains why it’s still necessary to share the gospel verbally.
August 22, 2013
Bishop WC Martin, of Bennett Chapel in Possum Trot, Texas, was inspired by the life and memory of his mother-in-law, to give back to the community. So he and his wife adoped a young girl and her brother from the foster care system.  What started out as an act of obedience to one family, caught fire with the congregation in the small community.
August 21, 2013
In the midst of raising her own 5 children, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann also opened her home to a total of 23 foster children.  Bachmann encourages the members of the body of Christ to consider opening their homes to one foster child for one year, so that child can experience what a "normal," God-honoring home is supposed to be.
August 20, 2013
Meditating on the Word of God is vital for the Christian who wants to know and abide in Christ. Scott Lindsey shares some great tools that will give you an edge when studying the Scriptures.
August 19, 2013
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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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