Real FamilyLife®

Dave and Ann Wilson

The Golden Gate Bridge

October 1, 2021

When I was young, Monday was my favorite day, because my dad's day off was on Monday. So he would let me go along with him and do all the errands, and my dad spent time with me.

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What comes to my mind when you say isolation - when two people are married, but they don't talk, and they're just barely friends.  You go on a date, and you talk about the mortgage.
September 30, 2021
The temptation that the enemy throws in my way is just the thought of, "Hey, I've worked hard all day. I deserve some time to veg out and spend time alone and not engaging with my family."
September 29, 2021
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.
September 28, 2021
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.
September 27, 2021
We've got grandkids that are dating, and we know what they're facing. Their parents are trying to bring them up right, of course we see that they do, but then we know that they face a lot of problems we didn't face.
September 24, 2021
BL: There is wisdom in the words of this 83 year old man. Consider your wife, every move you make whatever decisions you make in every way. If more people would be based on that theory, it'd be a better world in which to live.
September 23, 2021
When we first got married, neither one of us knew how to really love our spouse. But the Lord blessed us by sending us a couple who mentored us in the first 15 years of our marriage. Without them it would have been a whole lot harder.
September 22, 2021
The most courageous thing I’ve ever done? Besides this? (laughter) I dunno. I guess I’m not very courageous or anything.
September 21, 2021
Gotta be the great dad, a good listener to your wife, cut the grass, lead family devotions, win at work, serve at church…it’s kind of exhausting. I get tired just thinking about it. Maybe I have low T!
September 20, 2021
I haven’t seen my dad in years – I guess…[I'm] just busy…you know he lives across country – he doesn't do computers very well, so he's not on facebook or anything like that. Umm. Yeah, I guess he’s doing okay.
September 17, 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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