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Turning Broken into Beautiful

November 19, 2014
Is your family broken? MOPS founder Elisa Morgan wants you to know that you're not alone. Elisa recalls the fear she had going to the board of MOPS to tell them about her teen daughter's pregnancy, knowing that the information would shatter her ideal family image. But grace won out, and Elisa watched amazed as God took the broken pieces of her family and redeemed it into a thing a beauty, as He will yours, if you let Him.

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Motherhood can be overwhelming. MOPS founder Elisa Morgan shares how Christ changed her life at age 16 and led her to attend seminary. It was there that Elisa met her husband, Evan, and seven months later, they married. Their family would expand years later when they adopted two children. Raising children, Elisa explains, came with plenty of challenges, including her unwed daughter's two pregnancies and her son's addictions.
November 18, 2014
Life isn't perfect, and neither are families. Elisa Morgan, founder of MOPS  International, (Mothers Of Preschoolers) talks honestly about her parents' sudden divorce when she was five, her mother's alcoholism, and her father's absence. Armed with a heart of faith, Elisa determined to create the perfect intact family once she married and had children of her own. While her efforts still didn't give her the perfect family, learning to forgive the family God gave her was transformative.
November 17, 2014
Perhaps you’ve heard some successful man or woman identify the source of their success by admitting that they simply “stand on the shoulders of giants.”  For pastor and speaker Crawford Loritts, those shoulders belonged to his great-grandfather, Peter Loritts.
November 14, 2014
It's easy to spot today’s problems--disintegration of the family, divorce, crime, and loss of core values like integrity and trust.  What’s more difficult is to find solutions to these issues.  Pastor and author Crawford Loritts’ two-pronged solution is both simple and novel.  First, live out integrity.  Second, pass it on to the next generation.
November 13, 2014
Is your marriage in a rut? Pastor Ted Cunningham shares some sound advice for getting your marriage out of the doldrums and back on the happy track. Ted suggests intentionally filling your partner's "love jug," but not until first connecting into your real source of love and fulfillment, Jesus Christ.
November 12, 2014
Would your spouse describe you as fun-loving? Pastor Ted Cunningham, author of "Fun Loving You," tells of the fun he has making his wife laugh. Ted reminds couples to enjoy themselves in the midst of life's ups and downs. Instead of resenting each other's quirks, Ted encourages husbands and wives to celebrate their differences and find the humor in it all.  When possible, couples should also plan small getaways to have fun and reconnect.
November 11, 2014
Would you call your marriage fun? Pastor Ted Cunningham reflects on his fun-loving engagement and marriage to his bride of 17 years, Amy, but admits that the early years of matrimony weren't without their challenges.  Ted talks about the difficulty he had of opening his heart to his wife, especially about his struggle with lust. Once he overcame his fear, however, they began to experience authentic, true joy.
November 10, 2014
Every parent knows that gratefulness doesn't just happen. It must be nurtured by example. Join us as we help parents nurture their children's gratitude by their own practice of gratefulness during the upcoming holiday.
November 7, 2014
Hard to believe it's that time again! Time for Barbara Rainey's official and most favorite holiday, Thanksgiving! Join us for a special look back at Thanksgivings past and present at the Rainey house.
November 6, 2014
Would you like your children to be more grateful?  Barbara Rainey tells what she did to try and cultivate a heart of gratitude in her children.  Barbara also explains why we struggle to be grateful for God's blessings.
November 5, 2014
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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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