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Fun, engaging conversations about what it takes to build stronger, healthier marriage and family relationships. Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson with FamilyLife Today® veteran cohost Bob Lepine for new episodes every weekday.

Fun, engaging conversations about what it takes to build stronger, healthier marriage and family relationships. Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson with FamilyLife Today® veteran cohost Bob Lepine for new episodes every weekday.

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Little Rock, AR

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Fun, engaging conversations about what it takes to build stronger, healthier marriage and family relationships. Join hosts Dave and Ann Wilson with FamilyLife Today® veteran cohost Bob Lepine for new episodes every weekday.

Language:

English

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FAMILY LIFE TODAY Box 7111 Little Rock, AR 72223 1-800-358-6329


Episodes

What Does It Mean To Be Wholly a Woman?

5/17/2021
Author Abigail Dodds, a wife and mother to five, talks about the way men and women are inherently different from one another. It's easy to generalize male and female characteristics, but we must be careful. Dodds admits she doesn't really fit the mold of a woman with a gentle and quiet spirit. The gifts of the Spirit, she reminds us-love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control-can be exhibited by all believers, regardless of gender. Show Notes...

Duration:00:27:26

Avoid Unintended Disinheritance

5/14/2021
Conversations about money and inheritances can be uncomfortable. But wouldn't it be better to talk about it with family members while you can, rather than to leave it to the state to decide after you're gone? Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, walks through different scenarios, and gives suggestions about how to make wise money decisions. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Learn more about the...

Duration:00:29:10

Yours, Mine, Ours, Theirs?

5/13/2021
You can tell a lot about what a person values by the choices they make with money. Ron Deal, director of FamilyLife Blended, says finances and personal values are especially complicated in blended families. Ron urges couples thinking about blending a family, to plan, plan, plan, for your financial future together. He lists practical tools to help make asset management easier. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at...

Duration:00:30:16

Great Money Milestones

5/12/2021
Our purse strings are tied to our heart strings. Financial advisor Art Rainer encourages believers to showcase the generosity of God by giving generously to those in need. Rainer lists eight money milestones couples can aim for that can help them get their finances and their giving on track. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife's new app! https://www.familylife.com/app/ Check out all...

Duration:00:29:52

The Money Disruptors

5/11/2021
Art Rainer, author of "The Marriage Challenge: A Finance Guide for Married Couples," talks about four different money personalities in marriage: the saver, spender, investor, and ignorer. He explains how to talk about money before and after marriage, including how to address bad money habits, like hiding purchases, that can derail a marriage. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife's new...

Duration:00:28:20

The Motivation for Financial Health

5/10/2021
Financial expert Art Rainer shares how his parents' handling of the family finances influenced his own approach to money. Rainer reminds us that God wants believers to be conduits of His blessings. As we give generously, we advance God's kingdom. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife's new app! https://www.familylife.com/app/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast...

Duration:00:27:30

Praying For Your Kids

5/7/2021
Nancy Guthrie, author of "What Every Child Should Know About Prayer," recalls a season in her parenting when she realized she was worrying a lot more than praying. She fed her fears and allowed her train of thought to take her to the worst possible outcome. She realized her desires needed to be shaped by the Word of God. So many times parents' prayers revolve around asking God to give their child an appetite for the Word, but using the Scriptures to pray helps parents pray for even deeper...

Duration:00:26:46

Teaching Your Kids to Pray

5/6/2021
When teaching kids to pray, Nancy Guthrie admits that thank you's dominate, and requests follow. Guthrie's desire is to see children grounded in the Scriptures and practicing real prayer. This requires that children understand who God is, which will help them move into prayers of confession-an aspect often missing in family prayer times. Kids follow what we do more than what we say. If we want our kids to have an intimate relationship with God, we need to model that. Show Notes and...

Duration:00:29:16

Cheerleading Your Spouse

5/5/2021
In marriage, we can mistakenly assume our spouses know how much we love them. Authors Aaron and Jamie Ivey cheer us on to become our spouse's greatest cheerleader and to understand how vital it is to a marriage. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife's new app! https://www.familylife.com/app/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:32:32

Marriage as a Living Painting

5/4/2021
What does God's love look like? Authors Aaron and Jamie Ivey share that just as two different colors can add depth and beauty to a canvas, a marriage of two people is a painting that can speak the truth about God to those who experience it. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife's new app! https://www.familylife.com/app/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:30:29

Choosing Together

5/3/2021
Whether you really like your spouse or you aren't feeling anything, Aaron and Jamie Ivey, authors of "Complement," assert that "choosing together" in marriage is surprisingly beautiful. Listen as they share with hosts Dave and Ann Wilson about complementing one another with purpose. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife's new app! https://www.familylife.com/app/ Check out all that's...

Duration:00:26:46

Finding Freedom

4/30/2021
Christopher Yuan knows what it's like to be a captive. A former drug dealer and homosexual who discovered he had HIV while serving time in prison, Yuan shares how God got his attention and eventually, his heart. Yuan explains what it's like for him now that his identity is in Christ. Show Notes and Resources LISTEN: Christopher Yuan and his mother, Angela, talk about the way God slowly and patiently drew Christopher to Jesus Christ. Find resources from this podcast at...

Duration:00:32:02

When Your Identity is in Christ

4/29/2021
Author Christopher Yuan, who left his homosexual lifestyle after believing in Jesus, talks freely about his identity as a Christian. Yuan explains that when he lived as a gay man, being gay wasn't what he did but who he was, or so he thought. Realizing he's in Christ and bears God's image gave him a new identity as a Christ follower. Show Notes and Resources LISTEN: Christopher Yuan and his mother, Angela, talk about the way God slowly and patiently drew Christopher to Jesus Christ. Find...

Duration:00:29:37

What is Holy Sexuality?

4/28/2021
Christopher Yuan delves into the meaning of holy sexuality as prescribed in the Scriptures: chastity in singleness or faithfulness in marriage. Yuan explains chastity is more than just abstinence. It's about holiness and wholeness. While faithfulness includes being faithful emotionally and physically, there's more to that, too. Hear Yuan explain how Christians find their identity in Christ, not sex. Show Notes and Resources LISTEN: Christopher Yuan and his mother, Angela, talk about the...

Duration:00:26:18

How to Live in Love With Your Wife

4/27/2021
When life threatens to beat you down, don't lose sight of each other. That's the advice of authors Matt and Lisa Jacobson. The Jacobsons reflect on a particularly difficult time in their marriage-the birth of their fifth child, who was born with brain damage after suffering a stroke in utero. The long days in the hospital's ICU, along with starting a new company and caring for four other children at home, put a strain on their marriage. Matt explains what it means to "act like a man," and...

Duration:00:28:04

How to Love Your Wife

4/26/2021
What does it mean to love your wife like Christ loves the church? Authors Matt and Lisa Jacobson tell how simple, daily gestures of love and kindness can make a big difference in a marriage. Hear them share practical tips for loving your wife in a way that honors her and the Lord. Show Notes and Resources FaithfulMan.com with Matt Jacobson. https://faithfulman.com/ Club31Women.com with Lisa Jacobson. https://club31women.com/ Find resources from this podcast at...

Duration:00:28:05

Turning Toward Home

4/23/2021
As the lead singer of the band Sanctus Real, Matt Hammitt had assumed loving Jesus would overcome his neglect of his marriage. But a moment at the dining room table changed everything when his wife, Sarah, made the desperate plea, "I need you to lead me." Matt describes the look on her face that day compared to the joyful look in their wedding photo hanging on the wall. This led not only to their reconciliation, but also to them co-writing the powerful song "Lead Me." Show Notes and...

Duration:00:29:06

Moving Up and Moving Apart

4/22/2021
Matt and Sarah Hammitt describe the many risk factors facing their marriage due to his musical career as the lead singer of the band Sanctus Real. Sarah persisted in her desire to resolve their issues and prioritize the marriage, but Matt found it easier to pour himself into his traveling musical career and avoid the conflict. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Vertical Marriage Small Group Leader Kit:...

Duration:00:28:31

If I Could Turn Back Time- Dads With Daughters

4/21/2021
Dads, what do you wish your daughters would say about you when you are gone? It's never too late to win your daughter's heart. Michelle Watson Canfield encourages fathers to stay invested in their daughters' lives. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Download FamilyLife's new app! https://www.familylife.com/app/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:30:54

Communication Tips For Dads With Their Daughters

4/20/2021
Men often like to cut to the bottom line of a conversation, but a girl's heart often opens by sharing words. Michelle Watson Canfield bridges that gap by sharing practical communication tips, along with ideas of what to do when a daughter pulls away. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/Products.aspx?categoryid=130. Learn more about the Blended and Blessed Live Event and Livestream. https://blendedandblessed.com/ Download FamilyLife's...

Duration:00:29:24