Real FamilyLife®

Dave and Ann Wilson

The Sin of Complaining

January 18, 2022

Probably I complain about my children - they don't act the way I want them to. Maybe I don't just verbally complain but in my heart I complain - maybe the actions of my wife or other people's actions or something like that.

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I wish I would've had more godly input about remarriage, submission to husband, how to encourage my husband, it'd been nice to have had some help about stepparenting.
January 17, 2022
When my son first started driving, he asked me, when we were going through the insurance process, could he be listed as a secondary driver, and I would be the primary, which would make the insurance much cheaper. And I said "Son, that's just not the right thing to do. He didn't like that, because it was money that was coming out of his pocket. But I think later on he did realize that was the right thing to do.
January 14, 2022
I remember a time when I had to tell my fiancee - soon to be wife - about something from my past that I knew I had to tell her. But I knew it wasn't going to be fun, but I did it. It set the stage for where we communicate today, now fourteen years into marriage.
January 13, 2022
Some things I appreciate about my wife are: she's kind, extremely supportive. Her hard labor is an asset to what I do. She's a hard worker. She hustles all day long.
January 12, 2022
Well, the kitchen is a mess, because my children cleared the table so I doubt that they're even stacked up. The living room has toys and scraps of paper. I know of at least one dirty diaper sitting around in the bedroom. The toilets probably haven't even been flushed!
January 11, 2022
31 years ago, when I married my wife, I told her I loved her, that day. And if I ever change my mind, I'll be sure and tell her that, too.
January 10, 2022
I love my wife because of how much respect I have for her and all that she does for me. I love my wife because I think she's cute.
January 7, 2022
Always gives me what I want, as long as it doesn't cost too much… He told me the other night how he loves that he comes home and the house is in order…When you're feeling down and blue and big and pregnant he tells me that he thinks I am the most beautiful woman in the world.
January 6, 2022
I did not have family devotions growing up. I went to a Christian school and had a Christian home, but that was just something that we never did together. I think that it made it harder for me to be committed and do a daily devotion on my own. It made that harder.
January 5, 2022
My husband and I were watching the movie Zorro. He was sitting in the theater with his arms crossed and just being really bored. And then on the screen came the leading actress. And he sat straight up in his chair and he goes, "Now this is a movie!"
January 4, 2022
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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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