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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.

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English

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


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Episodes

How the Resurrection Changes Us

4/10/2020
Why did Jesus go to the cross? Renowned author and pastor John Piper says there's an explanation for Christ's actions, and it's love. Using the life of Paul as an illustration, Piper explains what living in the hope of the resurrection looks like.

Duration:00:26:48

The Early Church and the Family

4/9/2020
Best-selling author and church history professor Jerry Sittser gives us a peek into the lives and marriages of the early Christians who were an influence for good in the Roman culture. How did they do that? Early Christians valued marriage and children, unlike their Roman contemporaries who divorced at will and practiced abortion and infanticide. Early Christ followers also upheld their vows of faithfulness, and even took in abandoned babies left to die. Christians also had a strong sexual...

Duration:00:27:26

The Influence of the Early Church

4/8/2020
How did the unlearned, poor disciples of the early church change the world? Jerry Sittser, a professor of church history at Whitworth University, shares what the early Christians did to influence their neighbors and transform their culture. While the Romans practiced accommodation and the Jews practiced isolation, the early Christians maintained high standards of discipleship without isolating themselves.They were truly in this world, but not of it, and paid a costly price to follow...

Duration:00:30:58

From Pig Feed to Kingdom Work

4/7/2020
Entrepreneur Gary Ringger and his wife, Marla, talk about the thriving food business they built with God's direction and grace. Gary remembers his big break selling rice crisps to Quaker, and they also reflect on their decision to sell the company at just the right moment. Since then Gary and Marla have invested in hundreds of families by helping them adopt children through their ministry, Lifesong. Show Notes and Resources Lifesong.org Apply for financial assistance towards adoption....

Duration:00:28:06

In Partnership With God

4/6/2020
Businessman Gary Ringger and his wife, Marla, reflect on how they took Gary's dad's simple pig feed business and, with God's help, built a thriving food business called Ringger Foods. Gary realized early on that God was the real CEO and embraced his role as steward, carrying out plans as God led. Gary and Marla also talk about their commitment to tithing and the contract they made with God to dedicate 100% of their business to Him. Show Notes and Resources Lifesong.org Apply for financial...

Duration:00:27:10

Avoid Unintended Disinheritance

4/3/2020
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 are 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/. Learn more about the Blended and Blessed Live Event...

Duration:00:27:14

Yours, Mine, Ours, Theirs?

4/2/2020
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 https://shop.familylife.com/. Learn more about the...

Duration:00:28:32

Communication Tools That Work

4/1/2020
Rob and Gina Flood talk about the communication skills they learned that turned their isolated marriage into a relationship of true oneness. Together they help couples understand how implementing these tools—first response, prayer, physical touch, mirroring, and proper timing—can take their communication from a C- to an A+. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:32:49

Marital Communication That Works

3/31/2020
Like many couples, Rob and Gina Flood had a lot to learn about healthy communication in marriage. They realized early on that communication wasn't about winning or losing, but about building up or tearing down. Together they share five communication tools that helped transform their marriage. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast Network....

Duration:00:28:48

Help! My Spouse and I Can’t Communicate

3/29/2020
Some marriages are difficult right off the bat. That was the case for Rob and Gina Flood, who were surprised their honeymoon was as difficult as it was. It was only after months of frustration they realized their bad communication habits kept short circuiting healthy dialogue. Learn what they did to turn their communication, and marriage, around. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife...

Duration:00:25:53

When Providence Brings a Plague

3/27/2020
FamilyLife Today's Bob Lepine brings a wise and seasoned perspective to what God is doing in the world amidst COVID-19. He offers us two options on how to view the current crisis: 1) the "Imagine" option, with no one or nothing governing our world and the universe simply running on it's own, and 2) the "Providence" option, with the world and everything in it governed by God. Learn the practical comfort and profound implications of this "Providence" option. Show Notes and Resources We have...

Duration:00:28:19

Hope Isn’t Canceled

3/25/2020
FamilyLIfe Today hosts Dave and Ann Wilson bring us six W's of hope for families during COVID-19, including: Word (reading the Bible), Worship (having a vertical perspective), Work/Play (finding a healthy balance), Words (relationships need communication), Walk (love and serve your neighborhood), and Weave (seizing the moment by coming together as a family). Show Notes and Resources We have partnered with Phil Vischer, creator of Veggie Tales, as he launches a new way to bring faith to our...

Duration:00:33:01

Talking to Your Son About Porn

3/25/2020
When should you talk to your son about the dangers of porn? Author Dave Willis talks to parents about raising boys who respect girls. Women are to be cherished, and that is contrary to the message porn sends. Willis recalls his past struggles with porn, and offers dads some valuable insight into broaching this topic with their sons. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. The Weekend to Remember®...

Duration:00:28:05

Navigating Your New Normal

3/24/2020
With COVID-19 we're all in uncharted territory. Brian Goins, head of content at FamilyLIfe, and Ron Deal, head of FamilyLife Blended, offer us a compass for navigating this frightening new normal. Listen as Brian and Ron talk about the four points of the compass: 1) finding true north in God, 2) sorting through our anxieties so things don't go south, 3) establishing new rhythms as families, and 4) walking in love as salt and light in the world. Show Notes and Resources We have partnered...

Duration:00:35:07

Where Men Miss the Mark

3/24/2020
Author Dave Willis, who is also a husband and father of four sons, talks honestly about where he feels men are missing the mark. He reminds men that selfishness is the opposite of respect, and advises men to train their sons to serve others as Christ did. He also talks about a man's struggle between career and hobbies, and shares how men often prioritize their hobbies over their family. Show Notes and Resources Download "7 areas dads unintentionally teach their sons the wrong priorities."...

Duration:00:25:42

Teaching Boys to Esteem Girls

3/23/2020
Author Dave Willis recalls a time when his middle-school son came home and asked him a question that shocked him. He answered his son the best he could and encourages parents to initiate those challenging conversations about sex and girls with their sons as soon as possible, before the culture schools them in untruths. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/ Check...

Duration:00:28:44

Beauty and the Culture

3/20/2020
How does your daughter view herself? Vicki Courtney talks about the harm constant comparison causes, and she encourages moms to teach their daughters their true worth can only be found in Jesus. Moms can have a tremendous influence on how their girls see themselves, especially in the context of media. But they must intentionally have those hard conversations. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. The Weekend to Remember®...

Duration:00:32:37

Time to Talk

3/19/2020
Mother of three Vicki Courtney reflects on how the use of technology is changing the landscape of our culture, and not always for good. Increased levels of mental illness, anxiety, depression, and suicide among our teens make it paramount for mothers to teach their daughters where their worth and identity really come from. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. The Weekend to Remember®...

Duration:00:29:58

Engage Your Emotions

3/18/2020
What does the Bible mean when it calls women "the weaker vessel"? Author Mary Kassian explains that women are more vulnerable to being abused and hurt. When women are hurt they sometimes respond in one of two ways: They either live by their emotions or they suppress their emotions, and neither option is good. Kassian gives women practical advice for engaging their emotions in a God-honoring way. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. The...

Duration:00:27:43

Capture the Creeps

3/17/2020
Author Mary Kassian tells women that if they want to be strong in the Lord, stay away from the creeps. Creeps can be anything from bad boys to bad attitudes, and don't forget the biggest creep of all-Satan-who would love to distract you from the things of the Lord. Show Notes and Resources Find resources from this podcast at https://shop.familylife.com/. The Weekend to Remember® https://www.familylife.com/weekend-to-remember/ Check out all that's available on the FamilyLife Podcast...

Duration:00:29:00