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Why Kids Leave Christianity (And What to Do About It): Drs. Sean McDowell and John Marriott

August 30, 2023

“Will my kids leave the faith?” It’s a legitimate concern. Drs. Sean McDowell and John Marriott reveal why kids leave Christianity, what happens in deconstruction, and how parents can both prevent and respond to faith crises.

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Can deconstructing faith be healthy? Authors Sean McDowell and John Marriott explore the realities of deconstruction—and the need for each of us to wrestle with doubts, questions, and incongruities toward robust faith.
August 29, 2023
Identity, belonging: They’re burning questions in any teen. How can you feed these in your teen, so their transitions between vastly different stepfamily homes mean they grow stronger, more resilient, and grounded in Jesus Christ? Author Kara Powell discusses the needs of teens in stepfamilies with Gayla Grace and Ron Deal.
August 28, 2023
Why are people leaving church? And with what we know—what could parents do differently? Jim Davis, author of The Great Dechurching, and church planter Michael Aitcheson offer ideas for shaping kids who want to stay.
August 25, 2023
Why do people leave church? And what can parents know and do so their kids aren’t casualties to a mass church exodus? Church planter Michael Aitcheson and author Jim Davis, author of The Great Dechurching: Who’s Leaving, Why Are They Going, and What Will It Take to Bring Them Back? as the two explore what’s happening in the church—and how parents can actively, intentionally shape kids who stay.
August 24, 2023
The statistics on the exodus from the church are reason for all of us to be concerned. What do we need to know? Jim Davis, author of The Great Dechurching, and church planter Michael Aitcheson talk about who’s leaving, why, and what needs to happen.
August 23, 2023
Need time management just for moms? Crystal Paine of The Time-Saving Mom explains an easy-to-implement four-step system to organize and simplify your life.
August 22, 2023
Too much to do, not enough time to do it? You don’t just have to hustle harder. You can simplify and (yes) enjoy your life. Crystal Paine—mom of six, bestselling author of The Money-Saving Mom, and entrepreneur—delivers real-world, no-nonsense time management advice for moms from her latest book, The Time-Saving Mom. Her ideas will keep you sane and enjoying the things you love most.
August 21, 2023
If your home was emotionally unhealthy, would you know it? Counselor David Thomas offers 5 ways to identify dysfunction in your own home—and constructive responses to choose instead for a lifetime of better relationships.
August 18, 2023
Hitting. Yelling. Punching. Does your son have anger issues? Counselor David Thomas understands boys’ anger—and that telling them to “stop being angry” works about as well as you’d think. Thomas offers time-tested strategies to help boys deal with powerful emotions.
August 17, 2023
Could a healthier relationship with your mother-in-law or daughter-in-law be closer than you think? Whether your struggle is one of feeling unseen, unheard, or unvalued, authors and in-laws Barbara and Stacy Reaoch have been there. They insist your relationship can succeed, even when it’s painful. And they’ll show you how.
August 16, 2023
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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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