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Training Toward the Gospel

February 15, 2018

Virgil said, “As the twig is bent, so the tree inclines.” Dennis Rainey shares how that concept applies to parenting.  And how the parenting principles taught him about the gospel.

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Scripture says that sexuality is spiritual. When clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery realized this, she dedicated three months to pray about this area of her life. As she drew near to the Lord, she grew closer to her husband. Slattery encourages couples to invite God into their bedrooms.
February 14, 2018
Where did you first learn about sex? Dr. Juli Slattery, a clinical psychologist and co-founder of Authentic Intimacy, states that many Christians don't have the big picture of God's perspective on sexual intimacy. Slattery encourages parents to talk to their children about God's plan for sexuality so they won't be frustrated like she was in her early years of marriage.
February 13, 2018
Some things, like intimacy, are hard to discuss. Clinical psychologist Dr. Juli Slattery answers the question she's asked most frequently: "What does God approve of?" Slattery says that in such a sexually permissive culture, it's safe to assume that the average couple deals with porn, and many men and women are affected by sexual trauma, shame, and guilt.
February 12, 2018
David Eaton and Melanie Mudge coach parents on how to talk to their kids about true freedom and explain why living without boundaries isn't freedom at all. They talk about how technology has made peer pressure virtually inescapable given how much unsupervised access teens have to each other through their smartphones.
February 9, 2018
David Eaton and Melanie Mudge, along with the rest of their team at Axis, help pastors, parents, and teachers across the country understand teen culture. They tell listeners how, in an information-saturated society, our teens need to look to God's Word, as well as their parents, for answers.
February 8, 2018
David Eaton, cofounder of Axis—a non-profit ministry that seeks to help the next generation have lifelong faith by resourcing parents and faith leaders—and Melanie Mudge, director of content and certification at Axis, tell listeners why Christian kids are leaving the faith. Eaton explains why parents must move away from behavior management and rule enforcement and focus on the truth that Jesus is life.
February 7, 2018
The culture doesn't make much of Easter, but believers should. After all, it is the day when we remember Christ's death and burial and celebrate HIs resurrection. Barbara Rainey and Tracy Lane tell what they do to make Easter special in their homes.
February 6, 2018
It's almost Easter! Will you be ready spiritually? Barbara Rainey teams up with Tracy Lane to coach moms on how to make the most of Easter. Unlike Christmas, with all its hoopla and pizzaz, Easter comes and goes fairly unnoticed. Rainey reminds listeners of the significance of the cross and Easter, and explains the purpose of the Lenten season.
February 5, 2018
Shaunti Feldhahn and Ron Deal, Director of FamilyLife Blended, team up to talk about kindness and the stepfamily. Feldhahn believes that kindness is a habit we all need to embrace. When we intentionally practice it for 30 days by ignoring the negative, encouraging the positive, and practicing small acts of kindness, 89% of relationships have been improved. Feldhahn helps us pinpoint our patterns of negativity, and Deal reminds us that kindness can melt the hardest of hearts.
February 2, 2018
Shaunti Feldhahn reminds us that expressing kindness goes a long way, especially in marriage. When a spouse starts noticing that their mate has stopped pointing out negatives, each spouse will begin to feel so much more joy. Start the kindness challenge today: Remember to say nothing negative to or about them, then praise something, and then follow with an act of kindness.
February 1, 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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