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Unlocking the Mysteries of Lent

January 28, 2013
Many Christians have forgotten the “holy” in the holidays…and perhaps none more so than Easter. Barbara Rainey helps us rediscover Easter, as we rediscover Lent… Easter’s season of preparation for the greatest holiday in the church year.

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God has a divine purpose in mind when He calls us to be parents.  Dennis Rainey says when he and his wife Barbara were first planning their family, he wrongly assumed God was giving them children to raise.  But after years of parenting, he realized that the children were to help him finish growing up.  Dennis Rainey shares the final installment of lessons learned in 40 years of marriage from a talk he gave to students at Southern Seminary.Download Transcript
January 25, 2013
It is impossible to experience marriage as God designed it without being liberal and lavish in forgiveness.  Dennis Rainey shares the second installment of lessons he's learned in over 40 years of marriage, to students at Southern Seminary.Download Transcript
January 24, 2013
In the first few years of his marriage to Barbara, Dennis Rainey made a lot of, what he calls "rookie errors".  Today, after celebrating 40 years of marriage, he wishes to pass along the first ten of forty lessons he learned to students at Southern Theological Seminary to help them avoid making the same errors.Download Transcript
January 23, 2013
Though madly in love, marriage didn't bring the happiness they longed for.  Hans and Star Molegraaf tell how their marriage fell apart nearly as quickly as their red-hot romance had started.  After separating, Hans tells how he began to come face-to-face with his anger issues, but Star admits she had already found someone else.  Hear how God lead them back to one another and miraculously renovated their marriage.Download Transcript
January 22, 2013
Sparks flew the night they met.  Hans and Star Molegraaf reminisce about their whirlwind courtship and their partying lifestyle that lead them away from the Lord and into each other's arms.Download Transcript
January 21, 2013
Just five guidelines for a successful marriage:  sounds easy!  Author and pastor Tommy Nelson details these important steps, and gives a few thoughts to consider before you take the plunge. Download Transcript
January 18, 2013
Thinking about getting married?  Author and pastor Tommy Nelson tells you how to build a marriage that will last.Download Transcript
January 17, 2013
After 10 years of marriage Justin and Trish Davis felt like virtual strangers living under one roof. A slow drift became a great divide, and an extramarital affair threatened to end their marriage for good. But God had other plans. Justin and Trish Davis talk honestly about the marital problems that almost sunk their relationship and their ministry until God’s truth and healing brought their marriage back on solid ground.Download Transcript
January 16, 2013
They knew they were right for each other, but marriage revealed they were much more different than they initially thought. A baby followed, and petty annoyances became resentment that drew them further and further off course. Pastor Justin  Davis and his wife, Trish, talk about the early years of their marriage and the difficulties that turned them from lovers, to best friends, to friends, to enemies and eventually strangers.Download Transcript
January 15, 2013
Sometimes a drizzle can turn into a downpour. When Trisha first met Justin Davis on the campus of Lincoln Christian College sparks didn’t fly. At least not right away. But Justin persisted and soon their friendship turned to romance, and marriage followed. Justin and Trisha reflect back on their college days, their courtship, the awkward proposal and their even more awkward honeymoon.  Download Transcript
January 14, 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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