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Dave and Ann Wilson

Training Her to Face the World

June 20, 2018

Jonathan and Wynter Pitts want their four daughters not to be afraid of the world. That's why they are grounding them in the truth of God's Word. The Pitts realize that if their girls believe the Bible is true and live it out, they will be marginalized by the world. So they are preparing them to suffer by teaching them to lean on the Holy Spirit. They share how their parents modeled a love and enthusiasm for sharing the gospel with others, and what they are doing as a family to do the same.

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Jonathan and Wynter Pitts know what it's like to raise girls. They have four of them! How do they nurture their relationships? Jonathan admits that he loves including the girls in his world, whether he's at work or going to Home Depot. Wynter, on the other hand, most likes to enjoy time with them snuggling on the couch. Either way, the Pitts encourage parents to get to know their children's personalities and preferences so they can best encourage their interests and talents.
June 19, 2018
Thank heaven for little girls! Jonathan and Wynter Pitts talk about their adventure of raising four girls. The Pitts talk realistically about the challenges of loving, guiding, and protecting their daughters. They believe their primary assignment is to help their children have a right relationship with God and the world around them.
June 18, 2018
Husbands, do you know how to speak “woman”?  Wives, do you know how to be a magnet to your husband? Dennis Rainey offers suggestions for ways couples can use adventure, intrigue, and surprise to keep the romance alive. 
June 15, 2018
Marriage is built upon a foundation of commitment to Christ and to your covenant with each other. Dennis Rainey talks about proactive ways you can uphold your marriage commitment.
June 14, 2018
Pastor Todd Wilson, a husband for over 20 years and father to seven, tells how he's raising his children to know what a biblical marriage is like. Wilson takes listeners back to the first marriage of Adam and Eve and explains how everything related to sexual ethics comes out of that one-flesh concept. Todd reveals why waiting to have sex until marriage is a wise move.
June 13, 2018
Why did God make two genders rather than, say, seven? Pastor Todd Wilson, author of "Mere Sexuality," points listeners back to Jesus to talk about sexuality. Wilson reminds us that Jesus came to earth as a male and will continue for all eternity as a male. Christians should celebrate being the male or female they were created to be and not bow to their desires to be someone they aren't.
June 12, 2018
Pastor Todd Wilson talks about God's design for sexuality. Wilson challenges listeners to consider what God was doing when He intentionally created humans male and female. Wilson tells how he would tutor his own seven children on sexuality and help them relate to people who don't share their same views.
June 11, 2018
Are you taking care of yourself? Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, tackles the topic of living fit in all areas of our lives: spiritually, physically, relationally, financially, and emotionally. Floyd shares how he came to Christ, and the lesson a friend taught him about "never letting anyone outside your circle of love."
June 8, 2018
Pastor Ronnie Floyd, author of "Living Fit," shares five gauges in a person's life that are indicators he or she is living to their fullest. The first gauge is foundational to a person's spiritual life. Floyd shares that when a person stops spending time with God and dreaming about what He might want them to do, that means the caution light on their spiritual dashboard is flashing. Floyd recommends praying boldly like Jabez, who called out to the God of Israel, asking Him to extend his border, to bless him, and to keep him from harm.
June 7, 2018
Elizabeth Oates reminds us that the family we grew up in marks us, but it doesn't have to define us. Oates, a child of divorce, and Ron Deal, stepfamily expert and director of FamilyLife Blended, talk about establishing new relational patterns in marriage rather than repeating what was modeled for you growing up.
June 6, 2018
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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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