I had to protect my children once, when we were living out in the country in north Georgia when we had some wild dogs come upon the property. I had to run and pick up my children out of the front yard and get between them and the wild dogs, and chase the dogs off.
What do you look for in a church? "I got two kids, so somethin' to deal with youth." "A place where we can serve effectively, followed by more of a psychological/philosophical fit." "I'm a musician, so I would look for a church that has a really quality music program."
We asked this woman what it means to "fear God"… "I think it's a reverent fear like we have for our parents, that if we don't obey Him, He has the power and the authority to…put our souls in Hell. So I fear Hell. I fear His authority to put me there if I don't obey."
"Waking up late causes me stress." "Something that causes me stress is indecision." "Lots of times when my house is a total mess. I've got lots of things to do, thank yous to write, and I can't seem to find the time."
I get tempted by…like…men, being a single woman. It's tempting to go about doing things your own way…You don't want this type of man…you've been there, done that, and you don't want to go back to those old ways.
When you lose credibility, it takes a long long time to regain the credibility that you've lost. Live a trustworthy life so that your mate does not have to question whether or not you're being honest with him or her.
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.