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Dave and Ann Wilson

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November 28, 2013
Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living".  Many people avoid examining their own lives out of fear that they'll find it empty.  Dr. Duane Litfin, former president of Wheaton College, gives an exposition on Psalm 127 recommending it as a tool to help us examine our own lives.

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The time had come to let Molly go.  Surrounded by family, Jake and Rebecca Mutz surrendered their newborn daughter to the arms of Jesus.  Hear Jake and Rebecca, Dennis and Barbara Rainey, and Bill and Pam Mutz share their thoughts on the memorial service. Hear also, how Rebecca has processed her grief in the last five years.Click Here to listen to the special audio
November 27, 2013
It was a one in a million stroke of bad luck--or was it?  Molly Mutz, infant daughter of Rebecca and Jake Mutz, was born with an exceptionally rare and terribly damaging defect in the blood vessels supplying her brain. Jake and Rebecca tell how they waited to hear the diagnosis that could mean life or death for their firstborn daughter, Molly.  Hear how they considered what God would have them do in response.Click Here to listen to the special audio
November 26, 2013
Rebecca Mutz wanted to be a mom every since she could remember.  Hear Rebecca tell how her dreams came true in a labor and delivery room in a small Colorado hospital.  When baby Molly didn't cry for four minutes after delivery, however, a new mother's worst fears began to materialize. Joining Rebecca this week is her husband Jake, her in-laws, Bill and Pam Mutz, and her parents, Dennis and Barbara Rainey.Click Here to listen to the special audio
November 25, 2013
Kids need to know they’re loved, but they also need hope. Children’s author, Sally Lloyd-Jones, explains that children are easily discouraged when they sense they aren’t getting it right. Sally tells how her book, “Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing,” invites children to see what God – the creator of everything, says about them, His true masterpieces. Sally wants children to know that God will turn everything bad into good in the end, and that the best is yet to come. Sally tells how she became a children’s writer, and shares her perspective on American children today.
November 22, 2013
Sometimes one bold, courageous step can lead to a higher calling and purpose. Such is the case for Sally Lloyd-Jones, author of “The Jesus Storybook Bible.” Sally recalls how her father sent her off to boarding school at the tender age of eight with the words of Joshua 1, “Be strong and very courageous.” Though ill and terribly frightened at the time, Sally was sure that God was going ahead of her. Sally tells how those years of boarding school stretched her imagination and helped mold her into the writer she is today.
November 21, 2013
Love may involve cards and flowers, but it's so much more than that.  Biblical counselor Paul David Tripp explains that love is willing self-sacrifice.  He further contrasts our culture's contractual view of love - I do this and you do that, to the biblical view of love which loves another not because they deserve it but because God loved us first.
November 20, 2013
Selfishness runs in our DNA. That's why we need to make confession and forgiveness a part of our lifestyle, according to Paul David Tripp. Paul recalls a time in his own marriage when his eyes were opened to his own anger issues, and he was finally in a place where God could change and restore him.
November 19, 2013
Think back to when you first got married. What were your expectations?  Popular speaker and author Paul David Tripp talks about the reality of marriage and reminds couples that marriage is a union between two flawed people in a fallen world.
November 18, 2013
Despite their differences, husbands and wives are God’s perfect gift to each other. Pastor and marriage expert Crawford Loritts talks today about those differences in the way men and women think, act, and form opinions.
November 15, 2013
Hear the many benefits to “leaving and cleaving” in marriage from pastor and marriage expert Crawford Loritts.
November 14, 2013
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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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