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March 29, 2010
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Al Mohler Marriage - it's all just a personal matter, right? Not so fast, explains Dr. Al Mohler. In this stirring address, presented to an ecumenical audience in New York City last year, Dr. Mohler lays out common ground upon which all Christians must unite, if we are to accurately and compassionately transfer the culture-defining and civilizing truth about marriage to the next generation.
March 26, 2010
Al Mohler The redefinition of marriage is more than a matter of personal rights. Today, Dr. Al Mohler provides a concise and challenging analysis of marriage's role as a foundation stone of civilization. In this historic address delivered to the signatories of the Manhattan Declaration, Dr. Mohler defends the traditional definition of marriage, as he outlines the opportunity every Christian has to add his voice in support of the Manhattan Declaration.
March 25, 2010
Karyn Purvis You can't impart what you don't possess. Today leading expert in developmental psychology, Karyn Purvis, talks to parents about parenting their adopted children. Karyn exhorts parents to heal their personal wounds and losses before adopting and not to expect their children to fill those gaps for them. Parents, Purvis says, have to come to their children as a blank slate, realizing that all they've previously known about parenting may not apply to these special children.
March 24, 2010
Karyn Purvis All parents have expectations for their children. Today, Karyn Purvis, a former foster mother who holds her doctorate in developmental psychology, cautions parents to be aware of possible risk factors in their adoptive and foster children and adjust their expectations accordingly. Karyn explains that children need unconditional love and that adoptive parents will need wisdom in regards to disciplining these sensitive children.
March 23, 2010
Karyn Purvis There are joys to adoption, but there are also risks. Today, Karyn Purvis, a leading expert in developmental psychology specializing in at-risk children, talks about the risks factors associated with adopted and foster children, those children she calls "children from hard places."
March 22, 2010
Leslie Leyland Fields Is it a parent's job to produce godly children or God's? Mother of six Leslie Leyland Fields says that for most parents, the goal of parenting is to raise children to be godly adults, but that often leads to disappointment. Instead, she says, a parent's goal should be to glorify God. The danger, she explains, is when parents make too much of themselves and not enough of God. Leslie highlights some well-known parents of the Bible and shows what they did or didn't do right.
March 19, 2010
Leslie Leyland Fields Good parenting is hard work, and not always appreciated by your kids. That's the message of Leslie Leyland Fields, a mother of six, who talks about the adventures of being a parent and the myths that often lead us to frustration, like the myth that "good parenting leads to happy children." Hear Leslie reveal what's more important than happy kids.
March 18, 2010
Leslie Leyland Fields Does parenting make you feel guilty? Join the club! According to today's guest, author Leslie Leyland Fields, 80% of parents feel guilty. Most parents, Fields explains, come to parenting unprepared and filled with unrealistic expectations. One false belief she exposes today is the myth that "children make you happy."
March 17, 2010
Dr. Meg Meeker As a parent, you can make a huge difference in the life of your teen, especially in regards to abstinence. Pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker talks about the alarming spread of STDs in America and urges parents to talk to their kids about the dangers of premarital sex. Telling the truth could save their lives! Hear seven ways to protect your kids from this epidemic.
March 16, 2010
Dr. Meg Meeker The culture is in denial about sexually transmitted diseases. One of the country's leading experts on teens and children's health, Dr. Meg Meeker, exposes the shocking facts and statistics about STDs. Meeker, who practices pediatric and adolescent medicine, exhorts parents not to gloss over the dangers of teenage sex, but to encourage abstinence instead.
March 15, 2010
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About FamilyLife Today®

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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