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Dave and Ann Wilson

When a Controller Loves a Liar

July 10, 2012
After more than a decade of marriage, Scott Jennings had fully developed the art of lying to his wife. Meanwhile, Sherry had become an expert control freak. The stage was set for a marital meltdown, and Scott was only too happy to play the lead. But then Sherry met Jesus. The props of a typical broken marriage story were cleared away, and a new drama of deep healing began to unfold.

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When Scott and Sherry Jennings married in college, all they needed was love. Fourteen years later, their feelings had morphed into anger, deceit, and adultery. Find out how a couple moves from love to hate...and back to love.Download Transcript
July 9, 2012
Sometimes it takes a pivotal event to open your eyes to God’s truth about your life. Former Arkansas Congressman Ed Bethune and his wife, Lana, talk about the “perfect storm” they found themselves in while sailing across the Atlantic ocean. Their boat was hammered by 25-30 foot waves and shrieking winds for 36 hours. Uncertain they would make it out alive, they radioed the U.S. Coast Guard, who rescued them several hours later.Download Transcript
July 6, 2012
Question: He’s been a Marine, a FBI Agent, a U.S. Congressman, and an Attorney. Who is it? Answer: Ed Bethune. Ed and his wife, Lana, talk about their love of sailing, their lives growing up in Arkansas, and their realization that God’s will was more important than their own.Download Transcript
July 5, 2012
Rusty and Robin Eckstrom’s life appeared full, content, and apparently complete. But was it? Why did the Eckstroms still long to be part of something bigger? Find out how God used a willing couple to bring help and hope to marriages in the Iron Range.Download Transcript
July 4, 2012
There are some good things taking place in Portland, Oregon! Luis Palau Association President, Kevin Palau, tells how Christians are teaming up with Portland’s mayor in order to find new ways to serve the city in areas of hunger, homelessness, healthcare and the environment.Download Transcript
July 3, 2012
At 16 he dedicated his life to the Lord. Kevin Palau, president of the Luis Palau Association, talks about growing up as the son of the great evangelist, Luis Palau, and admits to having some doubts during his college years, but eventually concluded that God was worthy of his faith and allegiance. Find out how the Lord has led him to reach the nations since then.Download Transcript
July 2, 2012
A marriage has to face big adjustments when a health issue threatens a spouse. Pastor Jim Garlow talks with Dennis Rainey about the ups and downs he and his wife, Carol, have had to make since she was first diagnosed with cancer five years ago. Married for almost 41 years, Garlow explains how the threat of cancer has transformed their marriage for the better and has made them feel like newlyweds again.Download Transcript
June 29, 2012
Adversity is a tough teacher. And Pastor Jim Garlow knows. He's been walking alongside his wife, Carol, for the past five years as she faces the biggest battle of her life — cancer. Hear more about their journey, and why they continue to hope in the face of disheartening odds.Download Transcript
June 28, 2012
What do you want your children to know before they leave home? Ken Calwell, CEO of Papa Murphy's Pizza, joins his wife, Sandy, to talk about some of the things they wanted to teach their son before he left for college, such as how to handle adversity. Ken recalls his own brush with adversity when he was hit by a car while training for a triathlon.Download Transcript
June 27, 2012
If a job is worth doing it's worth doing well. That's what Sandy Calwell thought when she decided to stay home with her son instead of pursuing her career as a media executive. Sandy and her husband, Ken, talk about her transition from media guru to full-time mom.Download Transcript
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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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