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Dave and Ann Wilson

Unpacking Peer Pressure

August 17, 2012
Feeling like you’ve been edged out in popularity by your tween’s friends? Take heart Mom and Dad — you are still the most important person in your child’s life. Mom and daughter duo, Dr. Brenda Hunter and Kristin Blair, talk about raising tweens during the perilous middle-school years. Although peer pressure is powerful, especially since “fitting in” is the most important thing in a middle-schooler’s life, parents need to be at the top of their game, recognizing bad influences and encouraging good friendships.

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Has parenting gotten harder since your child hit puberty? Psychologist Dr. Brenda Hunter and her daughter, education columnist Kristen Blair, talk about the challenges parents of tweens face. Most concerning, they relate, is the bombardment of the media and it’s infringement on the life of the family and the life of their children. Hunter and Blair encourage parents to take back the territory they’ve lost by setting some healthy boundaries for their children.Download Transcript
August 16, 2012
Meeting “the one” her freshman year, moving to Germany… Those weren’t the only surprises God would have for her in the coming years. Lisa Williams, the former anchor of the K-LOVE morning show, tells what it was that lead her into radio and talks frankly about her 20 year struggle with infertility, her family, and her decision to become a stay-at-home mom.Download Transcript
August 15, 2012
When your kids leave home, what temptations will they face? Best-selling authors Michael and Hayley DiMarco reveal three truths about temptation and encourage parents to teach their teens to handle temptation before they come knocking. The DiMarco’s also remind students that college is the most opportunity rich time in their lives, and to use this time wisely.Download Transcript
August 14, 2012
You’ve graduated, and the next chapter of your life is about to begin. Michael and Hayley DiMarco, founders and publishers of Hungry Planet books, reminisce about their own launch at 18 into the big, wide world and tell what they should have, and could have, done better, as they embraced their new-found freedom.Download Transcript
August 13, 2012
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.Download Transcript
August 10, 2012
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.Download Transcript
August 9, 2012
Do your kids think you’re strict? Then welcome to the club! Long-time pastor Crawford Loritts encourages parents to own up to the responsibility of shepherding their family with courage. Crawford reminds moms and dads that kids need protection, but that they also need development, and so parents must hold-back from overprotecting in order for their kids to grow.Download Transcript
August 3, 2012
Kids aren’t the only ones who mess up. Parents often do as well. Pastor and author Crawford Loritts recalls a time in his childhood when his father taught him the consequences of stealing and the power of repentance. Crawford goes on to explain the difference between godly discipline and violent punishment or denial, and reminds parents of the value of shame.Download Transcript
August 2, 2012
Besides material “stuff,” what are you really passing on to your kids? If it isn’t the Word of God and His character, then you haven’t left them much. Today Pastor Crawford Loritts honors the greatest man he ever knew — his father, and talks about the power of leaving a godly legacy.Download Transcript
August 1, 2012
God can use any man fully committed to Him. Steve Farrar, talks to fathers today about the important and necessary task of discipline. Farrar tells men to teach their children to respect their authority and to start discipline early while their kids are still young and pliable.Download Transcript
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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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