Real FamilyLife®

Dave and Ann Wilson

The Honeymoon's Over

October 15, 2021

On our honeymoon, the airport security pulled me aside after scanning the luggage…and they found a pie server, which was really long and pointed…looked like a knife. They said, "What are you doing with this? Are you sure this doesn't open?" And they kept stickin' it in my face! And I said, "No," I said, "it's just a souvenir!"

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"Well, we can't really number our days, because tomorrow isn't promised to us, so today could actually be our last day."
October 14, 2021
I would say the most difficut time in our marriage was when we experienced the miscarriage of our first child. Although it was difficult, it definitely drew us closer together.
October 13, 2021
We had a lot of experience trying to get away with things. We'd maybe try to do things behind our folks' back or by telling my parents that I did not understand their expectations.
October 12, 2021
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.
October 11, 2021
There's some students that we need to encourage to be more involved in school activities, but there's others that we need to pull the brakes in on them and slow them down a little bit.
October 8, 2021
Growing up, my family went out to eat often. And so when we first got married, we didn't have much money, so therefore I had to adjust to eating at home more often.
October 7, 2021
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."
October 6, 2021
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."
October 5, 2021
"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."
October 4, 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.
October 1, 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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