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Dave and Ann Wilson

You, God, and Your Marriage

September 27, 2019

Author Nina Roesner reflects on a wife's need to be right and to be known. Roesner admits this was a problem early in her marriage, but explains that as she went deeper in her relationship with Christ, it became less of an issue. Instead of trying to control a situation, Roesner encourages wives to walk through each situation with their husbands without criticizing.

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Nina Roesner, author of "12 Truths to Change Your Marriage," explains what happens when a spouse loves the marriage more than they love Jesus or His Word. When Roesner's marriage wasn't meeting her expectations six months in, she thought she had married the wrong person. She didn't realize the infatuation part of love wears off. Roesner tells what she learned about respect and submission.
September 26, 2019
What's the best way to nurture a healthy relationship with your grown children? Author Jim Burns encourages parents to continue to show their love and support to their grown children even if there have been years of distance between you. Constantly preaching to your sons and daughters will only keep them at arm's length. If an adult child is married, parents have to allow them to leave and cleave to their spouse. In other words, let go. 
September 25, 2019
At what point do you cut your children off financially? HomeWord president and best-selling author Jim Burns cautions parents not to enable their adult children by continually giving them money or bailing them out, especially if it's money parents will need for their own retirement someday. A financial gift occasionally is okay, but it's important to teach your kids to handle money in a healthy way. Burns also answers challenging questions about adult kids visiting with their significant other.
September 24, 2019
Author Jim Burns, president of HomeWord, coaches parents of adult children on how to keep the relational ties open once their young adults leave home. The relationship will change, and it's okay to grieve the loss of the day-to-day relationship, but a more satisfying adult-to-adult relationship should eventually take its place. Burns shares what to do if adult children come back home temporarily, and tells how he's living this out with his own daughter.
September 23, 2019
Ann Wilson coaches engaged women, offering practical suggestions for pursuing sexual purity before marriage, and gives a realistic picture of what to expect on their honeymoon.
September 20, 2019
Ann Wilson talks to engaged women about things to keep in mind, things to be prepared for, and things to talk with their fiance' about before saying "I do." 
September 19, 2019
Authors Ryan and Selena Frederick talk about the importance of leaving margin in your marriage. The Fredericks share how a European backpacking trip made them realize they were spread too thin, leaving little time for each other. Their schedules were full with church involvement, demanding jobs, and hobbies, but their relationship lacked depth and purpose. Hear about the radical changes they made once they agreed that "life is short," and God needs to come first. 
September 18, 2019
Authors Ryan and Selena Frederick talk about their early years of marriage when they headed overseas to fulfill Selena's dream of working on a horse farm in Switzerland. Selena worked as an au pair/groomer and Ryan worked as a stable boy, until Ryan's health took a turn for the worse. Ryan tells how an infection in his heart valve and open heart surgery changed his perspective on life and tested his marriage.
September 17, 2019
Ryan and Selena Frederick, authors of "Fierce Marriage," reflect on meeting in 8th grade and the romance that unfolded in their high school and college years. Desiring to keep their relationship pure, they decided to marry at 20 and 21 years old. Together they tell how waiting until marriage to be sexually intimate didn't ensure them the instant fireworks they expected and that in reality, oneness in sex took time and effort.
September 16, 2019
When a husband doesn't deserve respect, should his wife show it anyway? Shaunti Feldhahn describes what many women have discovered by doing just that. This isn't a naive pep talk. It's a presentation of transformational steps wives can take when their husband shows little respectability.
September 13, 2019
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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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