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Dave and Ann Wilson

What is Hospitality?

September 17, 2013
How might another’s life change if you offered them the gift of hospitality? Former English professor and lesbian, Rosaria Butterfield, defines hospitality as bringing in the stranger, even going out and finding the stranger if you have to.  Rosaria tells how her life and worldview began to change when a pastor and his wife befriended her and invited her into their home.  As she began to feel loved and accepted, she began to be more open to the truths of God found in the Scriptures.

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Rosaria’s life wasn’t typical. An English professor at Syracruse University, Rosaria was a full-fledged feminist and lesbian bent on exposing a sector she believed was out to threaten her freedoms, the religious right.  Rosaria Butterfield recalls how she viewed Christians back then, when she was a respected leader in the LGBT community.  But then a surprising letter came her way that would introduce her to pastor Ken Smith and his wife, Floy. Rosaria talks about her developing friendship with this couple, and what they did to welcome her and reconsider her views about God.
September 16, 2013
Bob was devastated to learn of Audrey’s brief affair. He repeatedly questioned her about the details, and even though he knew it was right, he found it hard to forgive her. How had this stranger come between them? Bob and Audrey Meisner reveal how busyness marked their marriage and their ministry, leaving them each isolated, and for Audrey, emotionally vulnerable to the advances of another man.  How would their marriage be able to withstand this infidelity and the shocking news of Audrey’s unexpected pregnancy?
September 13, 2013
They thought their marriage was invulnerable. But they would soon learn differently. Audrey Meisner, accompanied by her husband, Bob, tells how she got involved in an extramarital affair, and the steps she took to come clean and seek forgiveness from both God and her husband.
September 12, 2013
The early years of their marriage were sweet. Almost picture perfect. But as children arrived, and life became more predictable, Mike began to pay a little less attention to Pam and a little more attention to her friends. When Pam voiced her concern, Mike ignored her, causing a rift in their once ideal marriage. Mike and Pam take us back to the day when Pam’s frustration over Mike’s behavior escalated to the boiling point and she let him know that things had to change. And they did, but not for the better. Mike moved out for good. Find out how God brought this couple together again.
September 11, 2013
Are you a Tigger in the bedroom or more of a Eeyore? Robyn McKelvey knows from speaking to hundreds of women at FamilyLife’s WTR Marriage Conferences alongside her husband, Ray, that many wives aren’t enjoying the physical intimacy God designed for couples to enjoy.  Robyn discloses some of the reasons a woman might not be fully invested in the sexual relationship with her husband, and reminds women again of the privilege it is to be their husband’s sole lover and companion.
September 10, 2013
Not tonight, dear. Maybe you’re one who has said that too much or heard it too often. Robyn McKelvey, a wife to Ray for over 20 years and a mother of nine, talks honestly to women about enjoying and thriving in a sexual relationship with their husbands.
September 9, 2013
"You have to choose between God and me.  If you choose God, I'm leaving you."  That's what Suzette Garmon told her newly-Christian husband, Scott, when he indicated interest in going on a mission trip. Hear how God redeemed this dysfunctional relationship.
September 6, 2013
At the memorial service for Cheryl Spangler,  Mathew Spangler reflects on the years spent living with his stepmom. He remembers times he spitefully told her she was not his  mother. But she assumed that role regardless. Mathew shares a moving tribute to his stepmom Cheryl, whom he calls "mom."
September 5, 2013
"By the end of the night we were two broken people."  Those are the comments of Sandy and Cheryl Spangler, a couple who found a new life together in Christ after attending a FamilyLife Marriage Conference.  The Spanglers talk about their new start and the miracles they've seen take place in the months and years since their first conference.
September 4, 2013
Cheryl was battling a bout of depression.  Her marriage of just a few years was on the rocks, despite her love for her husband, Sandy.  Hear Sandy and Cheryl Spangler tell Dennis Rainey how God used the FamilyLife Marriage Conference to give them hope and bring new life to their marriage.
September 3, 2013
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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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