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Dave and Ann Wilson

What Fathers Need to Do

October 13, 2009
Dr. Meg Meeker
How will my son learn to be a man? Today, best-selling author and pediatrician, Dr. Meg Meeker, tells parents why it's important to teach their sons about the power of virtues like self-control. Meeker tells parents that if they set the bar high for their sons, they'll most likely see them rise to that level of character and behavior.

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Dr. Meg Meeker Are you expecting your son to behave like a girl? You might, and not even realize it. Boys are under attack, according to pediatrician and mother of six, Dr. Meg Meeker. Today, Dr. Meeker tells how boys, who are naturally attracted to activity and motion, are being reprimanded for acting like boys. Hear Dr. Meeker share her concerns about too many boys being misdiagnosed with ADHD, and advises Dads to reach into their sons' lives by doing something with them.
October 12, 2009
Barry St. Clair Have you ever felt like your parenting tank was low? Today, youth expert Barry St. Clair tells parents how they can build a bridge from their hearts to their children's hearts. Barry recalls how difficult it was to connect with his grieving daughter after the death of his wife and encourages parents to continue reaching out to their children even when they push back.
October 9, 2009
Barry St. Clair Sometimes when all your safety nets are broken you have no choice but to fall into the arms of God. That's where today's guest, Barry St. Clair, found himself when his wife of 28 years died suddenly after a short illness, leaving him as a single father of four. Barry recalls how he leaned on God in those early months to help his children process the loss.
October 8, 2009
Barry St. Clair Are you worried your children won't turn out right? Then maybe you're worried about the wrong thing. Today, Barry St. Clair, founder of Reach Out Youth Solutions, calls parents to focus less on their children's achievements and more on their children's love for Jesus. Barry gives parents practical ways to build into the next generation and to help their kids answer the question "Who Am I?" by pointing them back to God.
October 7, 2009
Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice Today on the broadcast, Dennis Rainey talks with best-selling authors Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice about their book, For Parents Only. Filled with profound and statistically solid survey results garnered from more than 1,200 teens nationwide, For Parents Only unravels the mysteries behind children's misunderstood behavior.
October 6, 2009
Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice Do you know what makes your teen tick? Find out on today's broadcast when Dennis Rainey talks to Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice, authors of For Parents Only, a revealing new parenting book that tells what's on the minds and hearts of teens today. Today, Shaunti and Lisa reveal the number one thing teens say they really want the most.
October 5, 2009
With Russell Moore Adoption is close to the heart of God; so says Russell Moore, father of adopted sons Benjamin and Timothy and author of the book Adopted for Life. Today Russell talks about the challenges of adapting his adopted children to their new life and the blessings they've seen since expanding their family through adoption.
October 2, 2009
With Russell Moore Does God want to bless your life through adoption? Today Russell Moore, author of Adopted for Life, fondly remembers the days when he and his wife waited for a word from their adoption agency to go pick up their sons. Hear Russell describe the orphanage in Russia where his sons lived and the emotions they felt as they prepared the boys to travel to their new home in the United States.
October 1, 2009
With Russell Moore Could God be leading you to adoption? Today Russell Moore, dean of the School of Theology at Southern Seminary, talks honestly about his family's struggle with infertility and recalls the precious moment when he opened his heart and mind to the idea of adoption.
September 30, 2009
With Al Mohler You'd never think of teaching your kids to spell before first teaching them their ABC's. Why then would you try to teach your kids life skills before first introducing them to the Life Giver, God himself? Today Southern Seminary President, Al Mohler, exhorts parents to protect and bless their children by teaching them God's law.
September 29, 2009
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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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