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Dave and Ann Wilson

Why Our Kids Are Leaving the Faith

October 31, 2011
Do you have a teen straying from the faith? If so, you're not alone. Authors Drew Dyck and Rob Rienow join forces to talk about prodigals -- who they are and why they've chosen to leave the church.

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Think you can't lead a family devotional? Think again. Pastor Marty Machowski introduces you to his devotional, Long Story Short, a gospel-centered resource that helps busy parents teach the Old Testament to children.Download Transcript
October 28, 2011
The Bible is a treasure trove of truth. But it has to be opened to be enjoyed. Pastor Marty Machowski talks with Dennis Rainey about the benefits of family devotions. Desiring to lead his wife and children in family devotions, Marty began to lead his family through the Old Testament book by book, which eventually became a family devotional called, Long Story Short.Download Transcript
October 27, 2011
Standing for truth isn't popular, but necessary. Barbara Rainey talks about her latest project, Growing Together in Truth, a book comprised of seven true stories about people holding fast to God’s truth. She tells the story of Karen Loritts, a girl in the Philadelphia projects who banked her life on the Word of God, and Martin Luther, a young man who bargained with God and ended up revolutionizing the Church.Download Transcript
October 26, 2011
What is truth? Pontius Pilate asked that question, and it’s still being asked today. Barbara Rainey talks about Growing Together in Truth, part of a series of books designed to teach character qualities through stories.Download Transcript
October 25, 2011
Stories, like Jesus' parables, can illustrate truth like nothing else. Barbara Rainey talks about her latest resource for families, Growing Together in Truth, a compilation of seven stories designed to teach children of all ages how to live out God's truth.Download Transcript
October 24, 2011
What's your EQ (your emotional intelligence)? Winston Smith, a marriage and family counselor, talks about our emotions -- where they come from, what they tell us and how they reflect our Creator.Download Transcript
October 21, 2011
If marriage isn't about meeting my needs, then what is it? Christian counselor Winston Smith says that when it comes to marital love, many of us have breadth, but little depth. Winston reminds us that with God's help we can love others as we should, sacrificing our own wants and needs for the sake of those we’ve committed to in marriage.Download Transcript
October 20, 2011
We want change fast. But it often happens slowly through the nuts and bolts of everyday living. Marriage and family counselor Winston Smith teaches that it’s not the "aha" moments where real change is found, but in the ordinary moments, when we choose to lay aside our own needs for the sake of our spouse.Download Transcript
October 19, 2011
Do you know your job description as a husband? Pastor Rob Rienow, a husband and father to six, talks about a man's responsibility to love, serve, and lead his wife.Download Transcript
October 18, 2011
Who gets the best of you? Your employer? Your church? Perhaps your kids? Pastor Rob Rienow recalls a time in his life when God showed him his backwards priorities, with his church usually getting his best and his family getting the leftovers. Rob explains what he did to get his priorities back on track and how it has changed him -- and his marriage, for the better.Download Transcript
October 17, 2011
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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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