Real FamilyLife®

Dave and Ann Wilson

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December 30, 2021

I would say that too often, I say, do as I say, and not as I do. Which is not something that I'm thrilled about. I'm certainly more aware of how I say things as well as do things.

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I relate to Mary Magdalene in that, because she was forgiven much, she loved much. And I can relate to Lazarus because he was in the tomb, and Christ called him out and gave him another chance at life. And basically, that's exactly what happened to me.
December 29, 2021
I think junior high is a tough time for a child because of peer pressure. I think it's really important that you've trained your child in advance to be able to go through that stage.
December 28, 2021
That very first Christmas, I don't know what was going through my head, but I bought her this great pair of long underwear. That did not meet what her expectations were!
December 27, 2021
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today, in the town of David, a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ, the Lord! This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. Suddenly, a great company of the heavenly hosts appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom His favor rests!"
December 24, 2021
I remember when I was 29 years old. My dad was dying with cancer, and I had just made a major career change, my wife was unexpectedly pregnant with our first child. That all happened within a three-month period. It was hard.
December 23, 2021
Mother just instilled in the family a sense of humor. And it's a release to be able to laugh and have your children enjoy it and grow up that way.
December 22, 2021
As I sew a dress, picking out the material is really important. I take my measurements and adjust the pattern accordingly. And also make sure that I match up the patterns in the fabric so that my plaids match and my flowers match…
December 21, 2021
My wife and I were both mentored by her cousin and his wife. And this ministry has went on now for over 30 years, and it's just been a wonderful thing to have someone to minister to you in that way.
December 20, 2021
I don't know where we got it, but someone gave my wife and me a picture that says, "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble," and my wife doesn't like, she wants to get rid of it because it's ugly. But I like the verse, so it's still in our house.
December 17, 2021
It does hit on holidays, how you interact with extended family, even just food and grocery shopping. We've had to learn to figure out what are the best pieces that we need to really hang on to, and what are the pieces that it really doesn't matter and we can do without.
December 16, 2021
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Real FamilyLife® is conversational in nature and provides practical, biblical tools to address the issues affecting your family. You'll receive motivation, encouragement, and help.

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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