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Why Some Countries are Poor

March 24, 2014
Are some countries destined to be poor? While traveling in Africa, seminary professor Dr. Wayne Grudem, was asked a troubling question by a local:  "Why is Africa so poor? Are we under a curse?" Startled by this puzzling question, Dr. Grudem set out to find an answer. Today Grudem shares what he's found during his search, and encourages those in wealthier countries not to blame themselves for the lack in the poorer countries, but instead to look at the poorer countries' economics, which most often don't support a free market system and hinders productivity among its people.

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Let it not be said of us that we've forgotten a direct command of God. The collection continues with tributes from Sharon Jaynes, Max Lucado, R.V. Brown and others pulled from the archives.
March 21, 2014
Dennis Rainey encourages listeners to honor their parents.  Hear some memorable tributes from Andrew Palau, Jani Ortlund, Crawford Loritts and others pulled from the FamilyLife Today archives.
March 20, 2014
What makes your parents tick? Dennis Rainey opens the Scriptures to help you better understand, and love, your parents.
March 19, 2014
Good ole' Mom and Dad!  Dennis Rainey gives you some practical advice on honoring and loving your parents.
March 18, 2014
You've loved them, you've hated them, and sometimes you didn't understand them at all.  Who are they?  Your parents, of course!  Dennis Rainey helps you put your parents in proper perspective.
March 17, 2014
Parents are busy. And Brad Mathias, a father of three, is no different. But when he and his wife noticed their 14-year-old daughter pulling away from the family, they decided to act. Brad reflects on the night they learned of their daughter’s molestation, and talks about the Holy Spirit led trip he took his family on that would turn around his daughter’s life, as well as his family’s.
March 14, 2014
Each life has defining moments. And for Brad Mathias, his couldn’t have come a minute too soon. Brad tells Dennis Rainey how his self-obsession led to his failed marriage, but even that didn’t detour him off his destructive course. It wasn’t until a middle-ear condition landed him in the hospital that his heart began to turn to the Lord, and he experienced God in a powerful, life-changing way.
March 13, 2014
When your husband won’t lead spiritually, it’s disappointing. Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller, who both experienced a spiritual renewal after marrying outside the faith, coach moms on how be the spiritual leader in their homes. Lynn and Dineen also talk about showing their husbands love and respect, despite their faith differences.
March 12, 2014
All marriages face challenges. But when a husband and wife don’t see eye to eye spiritually, the problems can be especially painful.  Dineen Miller and Lynn Donovan tell how they’ve handled their marital expectations since marrying unbelievers and talk about other areas in their marriage where they share common ground with their husbands.
March 11, 2014
Scripture tells us not to be unequally yoked. But what if you didn’t know that at the time you got married, or didn’t care? Lynn Donovan and Dineen Miller, married to men who don’t share their faith, tell how they wound up in a spiritually mismatched marriage, and how it affects the family dynamics, especially raising children.
March 10, 2014
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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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