Real FamilyLife®

Dave and Ann Wilson

The Most Courageous Thing

September 21, 2021

The most courageous thing I’ve ever done? Besides this? (laughter) I dunno. I guess I’m not very courageous or anything.

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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
Funnest thing to do on Saturday? Just spending time with my dad. We just hang out together and do stuff, fun stuff like shoot fireworks.”
September 16, 2021
I acted like a teenager until I was, I don't know, 30… But you've settled down… …so I act more like my dad now. Except he left… I haven’t done that yet. That's true.
September 15, 2021
I think today's junior highers are starting to develop relationships with the opposite sex that are unhealthy and that are gonna lead to poor decisions. Things that you do in junior high are going to affect your marriage later on.
September 14, 2021
Can't think of hardly a day went by that my husband didn't compliment something about the meal we had. Nearly every day he'd say I love you. He was just a precious man.
September 13, 2021
BL: Who led family devotions in your family? Clip: Most of the time it was my dad. He would read something from the Bible or we would operate out of a devotional book, and he would start things off. And so I'm following his footsteps in that regard as the spiritual leader of my household.
September 10, 2021
When people call me on the cell phone and it starts breaking up, I get pretty aggrivated 'cause I can't understand what they're saying and I want to know what they're saying a lot of the times. So a lot of times I'll just hang up and let them call me back.
September 9, 2021
When we got married, meals together was going to be a high priority for us. That when we started having children, we would have family time at the dinnertable. We'd pray together, and dinner would become a big priority. And now, it's rare that we don't have any meals together.
September 8, 2021
My observations with a number of the schools have been, where the parents are involved with the school, the school seems to move ahead. Where there's lack of parent involvement, the schools are definitely lagging behind.
September 7, 2021
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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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