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Dave and Ann Wilson

What to Do When They Fall

June 17, 2016
Our children will fail at times, just like we do. Brian Housman, father of two, talks with parents about how to handle the moral failings of their children. Housman shares what he did when realized his teen son had been viewing pornography.

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You know you're a parent, but did you also realize you're a heart surgeon? Discipline can be a great way to get to the heart of your child. Brian Housman, author of the book, "How You Always Meant to Parent," explains that parents need to look past their child's behavior and into their child's heart. Housman shares what he's done at the Housman home to address such issues as lying and media usage.
June 16, 2016
What is your goal as a parent? Author Brian Housman knows parents, like coaches, want to win at the end of the day, but what does that look like? For some parents it's obedience, but Housman encourages parents to shoot for a bigger goal—to see their children's hearts transformed into Christlikeness.
June 15, 2016
In football, a blitz happens when the defense has an all-out attack on the quarterback once the ball is snapped. Former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp shares a game plan for facing the blitzes in life.
June 14, 2016
How does football provide an apt metaphor for the Christian's walk? Jeff Kemp, former NFL quarterback, shares life lessons he learned from his years playing professional football.
June 13, 2016
A man is only as good as his character. Author and pastor, Crawford Loritts, talks about the qualities that make up a man's character: personal habits, leadership in the home, and spiritual health.
June 10, 2016
What is a real man, and what does he do? To find out, pastor Crawford Loritts points us to 1 Timothy 3, where Paul explains what a real man and leader should be. Loritts talks about how being a man is a choice, and that a man must be intentional about his character, always resisting the urge to be passive.
June 9, 2016
According to William Bennett, the Latin term for father is "pater," which means "the one who shows up and takes responsibility." Bennett reflects on the legacy he'd like to leave behind and coaches new dads on the significant role they've been assigned.
June 8, 2016
What does a boy need from a father? William Bennett, a father of two sons and author of the book, "The Book of Man," reminds listeners that boys are moral and spiritual beings, and if we forget this, we've lost the key to raising and educating them.
June 7, 2016
A boy without a father is like an explorer without a map. William Bennett, former Secretary of Education under Ronald Reagan, addresses manhood in today's culture and reflects on his own boyhood and the men who influenced him.
June 6, 2016
Parents are natural protectors, but they can't be with their kids 100 percent of the time. Pastor Justin Holcomb, author of the book, "God Made All of Me," talks about some of the ways parents can protect their children from child abuse, beginning with teaching their children how "beautifully and wonderfully" made their bodies really are. The book also shows parents how to help their children identify those adults they can trust, the parts of their bodies that are private, and what to do if someone tries to invade their privacy.
June 3, 2016
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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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