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Dave and Ann Wilson

Why Marriage Is Good

January 22, 2020

Cohabitation has become a cultural norm. But is it really equal to marriage? Authors John Trent and Curt Hamner realize that many couples cohabit out of financial and physical convenience. Trent and Hamner help couples think through the marriage vs. cohabitation dilemma.

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Authors John Trent and Curt Hamner talk about the purpose of marriage—God’s glory. Glorifying God in marriage echoes who He is and how He loves us. This loving God is a God of unity and community, and He reveals that through marriage.
January 21, 2020
Authors Curt Hamner and John Trent talk about the theology of marriage. When we open the book of Genesis, we see that God had a specific purpose for Adam and Eve. Civilization began with the foundation of marriage, but since the Fall, marriages have been in trouble. Together they explain that, even during difficulty, marriage is still important.
January 20, 2020
Though the Song of Solomon was written thousands of years ago, Sharon Jaynes believes it still has practical applications for us today. It’s not just about marital intimacy, but also about love, romance, and passion. Jaynes talks about the “little foxes,” which can be people, church, work, or apathy that can ruin a marriage if a couple isn't careful. 
January 17, 2020
Sharon Jaynes, author of “Lovestruck,” looks to the Song of Solomon for practical wisdom on love and romance. Jaynes studies the Shulamite woman, who is head over heels for Solomon, to find out what is most attractive to a woman, and then tells what Solomon found most attractive in her.
January 16, 2020
Author Sharon Jaynes dives headlong into the Song of Solomon to teach us about biblical romance. By studying the relationship between Solomon and his Shulamite, we get a picture of God’s design for marriage. And, what we see modeled by our parents influences our ideas about love later in life. 
January 15, 2020
Dr. Marcus Warner and Reverend Chris Coursey, authors of the book “The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages,” reveal four habits that, if practiced, will make your marriage happier. Find out more about the habits of playing together, appreciating one another, listening for emotion, and nurturing a rhythm.
January 14, 2020
Dr. Marcus Warner and Reverend Chris Coursey want you to know how to cultivate joy in your marriage. They explain what recent discoveries in brain science have been found as they relate to joy, and encourage couples to sow seeds of joy into their marriages for a more satisfying marriage.
January 13, 2020
Tony and Kelly Trent, parents of Tyler Trent, talk about Tyler’s heroic battle with bone cancer. Tyler received his second diagnosis of bone cancer when he was a high school senior. Despite his treatment, he enrolled as a freshman at Purdue and lived his life to the full, cheering on the Boilermakers, until his death in 2018.
January 10, 2020
Tony and Kelly Trent reflect on the difficult cancer journey of their son, Tyler, one of the biggest fans the Purdue Boilermakers ever had. Tyler loved the Lord and had a fascination for sports statistics. At the age of 15, Tyler was diagnosed with bone cancer, but pressed on, despite the challenging treatment.
January 9, 2020
God is always working in our lives. But many times, we just don't see it. Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth and her husband, Robert, remind us that we have a Father in heaven who is so good and faithful. Even if your loved one has turned their back on Him, continue to entrust that child or loved one to the One who knows and loves them best.
January 8, 2020
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About FamilyLife Today®

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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