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Dave and Ann Wilson

Watching Your Words

May 1, 2014
Do you regret what you said? Communications professor Tim Muehlhoff reminds us that our words, especially those that are written, are powerful, and can often be misinterpreted. Without being able to see your body language or other facial cues, our email and other media posts can sometimes communicate a message we don't intend.

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Words are like seeds. It's best then to be purposeful with the words that you sow. Tim Muehlhoff, an associate professor of communications at Biola, encourages listeners to anticipate the effect their words have on others and to think twice before they speak. Tim explains that behind each communication problem is usually a heart problem, and cautions against exploding your emotions on others.
April 30, 2014
God uses the weak to confound the strong. Dave Furman, pastor of Redeemer Church in Dubai, and his wife, Gloria, talk about the debilitating disease that has weakened his muscles, but not their faith or their ministry.  
April 29, 2014
God is in the monotonous. Gloria Furman, a pastor’s wife and mother of four, talks about the day she realized that her mom duties weren’t interruptions to her spiritual growth, but that God wanted to interact with her in the day to day, amongst the dishes and the diapers.
April 28, 2014
How well do you know your intended? Husband and wife duo Bill and Pam Farrell, encourages men and women to know what they might be getting into by asking their boyfriend or girlfriend the right questions, reminding us that a good marriage demands good preparation.
April 25, 2014
How do you know if you’re ready to take the Big Step? Bill and Pam Farrell, authors of “The Before-You-Marry Book of Questions,” reminisce about their courtship in the 70’s, and encourage couples to walk in faith, not fear, towards marriage, but not without asking some strategic, thought-provoking questions to their romantic interest first.
April 24, 2014
Is there room for grace in the bedroom? You bet! Tim and Darcy Kimmel, marriage and family therapists for 31 years, explain that in a grace-filled marriage you have to put the other person’s interests first and be available. This doesn’t mean you can demand sex, which isn’t gracious, but rather doing whatever you can to meet your spouse’s need when possible.
April 23, 2014
Are you loving your mate as God loves you? FamilyLife speakers Tim and Darcy Kimmel define love as “the commitment of my will to your needs and best interest, regardless of the cost,” and talk about the three driving inner needs we hope to satisfy in marriage:  security, significance, and strength.
April 22, 2014
Do you show your spouse grace? Grace, according to authors Tim and Darcy Kimmel, is giving someone what they desperately need, but don’t especially deserve. Tim and Darcy know what it means to give and receive grace, and share some grace moments from their own marriage.
April 21, 2014
Adoption is a calling. But it’s not a smooth road. Johnny Carr, a former national director of church partnerships at Bethany Christian Services, talks about some of the challenges that can take place in the adoption system. More importantly, Johnny talks about the plight of orphans around the world.
April 18, 2014
Adoption is good, but it’s not for everyone. So thought Pastor Johnny Carr until a missionary spoke to him about the desperate needs of deaf orphans in Belarus. Feeling burdened by what he heard, Johnny shares how he and his wife, a teacher to the deaf, came to adopt three special needs children to add to their family of four.
April 17, 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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