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What Is Domestic Abuse?

May 21, 2018

Domestic abuse is ravaging our homes. Pastor Justin Holcomb, author of “Is It My Fault?”, defines the meaning of domestic violence and shares a little about his wife’s experience growing up with an abusive father. While physical abuse is definitely a part of domestic abuse, mental, emotional, and financial abuse are just as devastating, Justin explains.

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What does it feel like to hear your parents are getting a divorce? How does it feel when one of those parents remarries? Shannon Simmons and Lauren Reitsema share the stories of their blended family experiences.
May 18, 2018
Kevin Thompson, author of the book, "Friends, Partners and Lovers," encourages husbands and wives to give the intimate part of their relationship the attention it deserves. Thompson explains that everything done in a marriage is either making the relationship better or worse, so wise spouses make sure to give their partners the best of themselves in the bedroom.
May 17, 2018
Do you think of your spouse as a business partner? Author Kevin Thompson believes husbands and wives are more than partners in marriage. He explains that partners have an equal desire for success in a venture, and they value the differing strengths of their counterpart. Being partners is about how we can make our dreams come true together.
May 16, 2018
Pastor Kevin Thompson challenges couples to think of their relationship in three categories: friends, partners, and lovers. All relationships need a good foundation that begins with friendship built on trust. Without trust, the friendship—and relationship—erodes. Thompson shares some fun, practical ways a couple can build their friendship through the years.
May 15, 2018
Official Bible Bee spokesman Emeal Zwayne joins Hannah Leary, winner of the inaugural National Bible Bee Game Show, to talk about the 10th anniversary of the National Bible Bee, which will be held December 3-6 in San Antonio. Leary, who has memorized 12 books of the Bible, says she learned the Scriptures like everyone else who competes, one verse at a time, and shares how memorizing Scripture has blessed her life.
May 14, 2018
Hosea could have left his adulterous wife, Gomer, but chose instead to illustrate the sacrificial, costly, extravagant love of God by continuing to pursue her. Bryan Loritts continues his message from the book of Hosea, and points out where we fit into the story.
May 11, 2018
God called the prophet Hosea to marry the prostitute Gomer. Pastor Bryan Loritts walks us through the biblical account that illustrates how counter-cultural true love really is.
May 10, 2018
Nancy Houston, a licensed counselor, encourages those involved in marital infidelity due to porn or a sexual affair, that healing is possible if you're willing to do the hard work. The journey begins by humbling yourself and admitting to your spouse that you've done the wrong thing, and then hearing your spouse's anger and disgust. While you may feel relief, your spouse feels betrayed, but now the grief work can begin.
May 9, 2018
Nancy Houston, author of the book, "Love and Sex," talks about the dangerous addiction of pornography. Houston explains that God created sex to be a bonding experience between a husband and wife. When a person watches porn, he/she gets a rush of dopamine, which makes it addictive. It also damages the relationship center of the brain, called the prefrontal cortex. "Porn is often used to medicate pain," Houston says, "But there are deeper issues that usually need healing." A necessary first step to recovery is to bring our addiction out of the dark and into the light.
May 8, 2018
Sex therapist and professional counselor Nancy Houston recalls her childhood and the difficulty growing up in a non-Christian home with a violent father who suffered from PTSD. He was also sexually abusive, which was something she deeply buried until after she was married with children of her own. That's when Houston's healing journey began. Houston reminds listeners, "God is for you, and abuse is never okay."
May 7, 2018
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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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