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Will You Be My Neighbor?

October 31, 2013
Do you know your neighbors?  Research shows that a majority of us don’t. Amy Lively, the creator of The Neighborhood Café, remembers what it was like the first time she knocked on doors to invite her neighbors over. But that little step of faith, and the relationships she developed, made her initial nervousness worth it. Amy shares how anyone can easily reach out with the love of Christ to their neighbors, and perhaps change their neighborhood for good.

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Jesus spoke in parables, and a great way to teach children is through stories as well. Barbara Rainey joins her husband Dennis to talk about her new resource, “Written and  Remembered,” a book consisting of four true stories designed to teach children of all ages the beauty of gratitude. The Rainey’s daughter, Ashley Rainey Escue, a mother of five boys herself, joins the couple by phone to tell of the fun her kids had reading the stories and doing the challenges at the end of each chapter.
October 30, 2013
Is the conversation around your Thanksgiving table becoming a little stale? Barbara Rainey encourages families to “dig a little deeper” in the conversation well by asking questions designed to help guests think thoughtfully about all their blessings.  To make dinner conversation more engaging, Barbara has designed a unique resource called, “Untie Your Story,” which includes a muslin ribbon with  12-thought provoking questions on it that can be cut and tied around a napkin to be shared with guests during mealtime.  As guests take turns answering their question, each will have a chance to share a little bit about their story and to connect with others in a deeper way.
October 29, 2013
Does faith encourage art, or does art encourage faith? Barbara Rainey recalls the moment in her mothering when she realized that her children must be her priority and her art, specifically her water coloring, must be set aside for a season.  But as her children grew and left the nest, Barbara tells how she once again picked up her brush and starting honing her skills through art classes. Her renewed interest had her wondering how she might use her artistic bent for a creative use, and “Ever Thine Home” products and resources were born.
October 28, 2013
Barbara Rainey gives wives five suggestions for encouraging their husbands toward manhood.
October 25, 2013
Barbara Rainey, talks frankly to women about the five things that hinder manly development.
October 24, 2013
Dennis Rainey talks about the four steps that need to be applied to help a boy develop into a man.
October 23, 2013
There's something in a man that inspires him to be a warrior. Hear Dennis encourage men to give their sons a vision of manhood.
October 22, 2013
'There is confusion today about the meaning of manhood.  Dennis Rainey calls men to step up and be real men--strong, purposeful and spiritual.  Hear Dennis tell how a father's influence can be the compass that points a boy to true masculinity.
October 21, 2013
A mother wears a lot of hats. She’s the family grocer, cook, housekeeper, nurse, teacher, and so on.  She is also the family spiritual director and interceder for her family. Mother and author Rachel Jankovic tells how she finds snatches of time during the daily rush of life to offer up prayers for her children.  She reminds moms that it’s okay to pray while cooking or rocking or other chores, and reminds them not to feel guilty if they can’t find time for the perfect devotional time or Bible reading.
October 18, 2013
Mothering can get wearisome. But the pro’s far outweigh the cons. Mother of six Rachel Jankovic waxes on the gift of motherhood and reminds moms that motherhood is not an opportunity for a pity party, but a means to see God work in the daily ups and downs of life. Rachel encourages moms to lean hard on the Lord to provide the strength and wisdom they’ll need to rise to the challenges presented to them.
October 17, 2013
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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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