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Warning Your Kids About the Dangers

August 31, 2011
So you've told your kids sex is a wonderful thing. But have you told them of the dangers? Mary Flo Ridley is author of Simple Truths, a book and video series designed to give parents a plan for shaping their child's sexual character.

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Choose your words wisely. Especially when you're talking to your children about sex. Sex educator Mary Flo Ridley, a mother of three, encourages parents to develop a plan for teaching their children about sex early in their parenting. Mary Flo explains how she approached the topic with her own children and why she decided to use the right biological terms for explaining how a baby is born to her youngsters.Download Transcript
August 30, 2011
When is the best time to talk to your children about sex? According to our guest, Mary Flo Ridley, any time can be a teachable moment. Since 1986, Mary Flo has been equipping parents to guide their children's sexual values, and today she talks about the importance of talking to your kids about sex when they're young and then building on that basic knowledge as they mature.Download Transcript
August 29, 2011
Sometimes we know what to do, but lack the courage to do it. Author Paul Coughlin talks about the Christian's role model and Savior, Jesus Christ, who refused to be a quiet bystander to injustice and cruelty. Paul explains how to help a child who’s being bullied.
August 26, 2011
Whether done in a school yard or online, it hurts to be bullied. But there's one man who is doing something about it. Paul Coughlin, founder of The Protectors, a faith-based solution to bullying, talks with Dennis Rainey about his program and how it trains kids to respond when they see another person being attacked. Coughlin explains that we're not required to overlook bad behavior or take revenge, but that there are things we can do to stop the persecution.
August 25, 2011
Words of encouragement linger sweetly in your ear. Sometimes they can even change your life. Illustrating the power of an affirming word, Pastor Sam Crabtree tells the story of a father who decided to affirm his son after years of criticism, making the first move towards reconciliation. Sam reminds us that we are called by God to edify one another, and in doing so, will find ourselves refreshed.
August 24, 2011
Since all of us like praise, then why aren't we better at praising others? Sam Crabtree, author of the book, Practicing Affirmation, is passionate about praise and wants believers to be passionate about it too. Sam encourages listeners to lavish appreciation on those they love, commending those qualities in them that Christ commends: mercy, grace, generosity, loyalty and many more.
August 23, 2011
Can you recall the last time you praised someone? What about the last time you were praised? Pastor Sam Crabtree talks about the power of praise and affirmation, and shares a story about a troubled student of his long-ago who was transformed with a few simple compliments.
August 22, 2011
Users beware. That’s the warning label that Internet safety expert Donna Rice Hughes wishes popped up each time a person logged on. Donna talks about the prolific number of online predators that use the internet for criminal purposes. Find out where online pedophiles search for children and how they lure them to meet face to face.Download Transcript
August 19, 2011
LOL, BTW, ROFL--you may not know what those letters stand for, but your kids likely do. "Enough Is Enough" president Donna Rice Hughes warns parents about the dangers of internet porn and reveals some of the tricks pornographers use to lure your kids into their sites. Donna also tells parents what to do if they realize that their son or daughter has been viewing inappropriate material.Download Transcript
August 18, 2011
Modern technology allows us to obtain information faster than ever before. But with the benefits also comes danger. Internet safety expert Donna Rice Hughes talks honestly about some of the dangers of the internet, including pornography and the presence of pedophiles, and advises parents on what they can do to keep their kids safe.Download Transcript
August 17, 2011
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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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