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What Your Husband Needs: Respect

September 19, 2012
A man needs to be honored in his home, and one way to do that is through respect. Author Arlene Pellicane shares three things that spell respect to her husband: sexual intimacy, letting him lead, and praise. She also tells why having fun and doing activities with your spouse builds the relationship and opens doors of communication.

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Respect for our husbands has far-reaching effects, especially in the bedroom. Wife and mom Arlene Pellicane lets wives in on a little secret about sex — husbands equate making love with respect, and the less intimacy they share with their wife, the less they feel respected. Hear Arlene’s great advice for affair-proofing your marriage.Download Transcript
September 18, 2012
Would others describe your home as peaceful? Arlene Pellicane, author of 31 Days to a Happy Husband, talks to wives about the importance of making their homes a sanctuary of peace and order. Sharing stories from her own life, Arlene explains how husbands want and need a place of rest, and can’t often find it if the house is a wreck, the kids are screaming, and their wives are focused on everything but them.Download Transcript
September 17, 2012
Are you totally honest with your spouse? Are they totally honest with you? Lou Priolo, author of Picking Up the Pieces, reminds us that communication must be honest and open if we’re going to have a healthy marriage. Concealment — or not telling the entire truth, is still a lie. But what do you do if your spouse isn’t telling the truth? Lou explains that any behavior done to mislead or deceive is a lie and must be confronted.
September 14, 2012
Has anyone ever broken your heart? Christian counselor Lou Priolo gives some sound advice for dealing with the emotions of a break-up. Lou explains that while we can’t turn our emotions off, we can, with God’s help, turn them around, and continue to love that person with the love of Christ, even if they aren’t around.
September 13, 2012
Live long enough, and someone will likely break your heart. Author and biblical counselor Lou Priolo talks about the emotions people feel as they struggle with a broken heart: guilt, loneliness, despair, hopelessness and shame. Lou encourages the brokenhearted to practice forgiveness and to remember Romans 12:18: “So far as it depends on you, live peaceably with everyone.”
September 12, 2012
Remember your Sunday school days? If you’re like most, you remember more about the craft projects and snacks than you do about learning the Scriptures. Dennis Rainey talks to Phil Vischer, the creator of VeggieTales and the interactive, online “mini-network” for children called JellyTelly. Phil talks about the collapse of his original company, Big Idea Productions, and his newest project that will take kids, and parents, chapter by chapter through the Bible, from Old Testament to the New.Download Transcript
September 11, 2012
The Bible, and Bible study, is thought by many to be dry and boring. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be! VeggieTales creator Phil Vischer wants parents and children alike to know that learning the Bible can be exciting and fun! Phil talks about his latest project, a 13-DVD series called Buck Denver Asks…What’s in the Bible?, that will take families all the way through the Bible — Genesis to Revelation.Download Transcript
September 10, 2012
The earthquake of divorce doesn’t just affect the spouses involved. Shock waves are felt by everyone who knows the couple, especially their children. Sharon Hersh, author of Begin Again, Believe Again, talks about the divide that came between her and her daughter as her daughter reached adulthood. It culminated with them not speaking to each other for a year. Sharon explains how she began to rest in the notion that God was in the circumstances and would work it out in His own time. And to her delight and awe, He did.Download Transcript
September 7, 2012
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom before you can look up. That’s where author and counselor Sharon Hersh found herself after her husband left her. Sharon tells how she turned to her old friends, alcohol and work, for comfort, but soon realized that only God, and all His grace, could lead her out of despair. Sharon recalls the moment when she was able to forgive her husband and surrender to God’s will for her life.Download Transcript
September 6, 2012
She and her husband were considered “experts” in marriage. They spoke at conferences and gave couples biblical, practical advice on how to build intimacy and oneness. So when her own marriage dissolved, she was stunned. Christian counselor Sharon Hersh admits that parallel lives, lack of communication, and neglect of the marriage contributed to its demise, but shares how God is using her brokenness as a stepping stone to build another beautiful story of hope with her life.Download Transcript
September 5, 2012
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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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