FamilyLife Today® Podcast

Christmas Is About Jesus

with Clayton Greene | November 22, 2021
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How do we get our kids to care about the real meaning of Christmas? Clayton Greene offers a creative and personal idea.

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  • Dave and Ann Wilson

    Dave and Ann Wilson are hosts of FamilyLife Today®, FamilyLife’s nationally-syndicated radio program. Dave and Ann have been married for more than 38 years and have spent the last 33 teaching and mentoring couples and parents across the country. They have been featured speakers at FamilyLife’s Weekend to Remember® marriage getaway since 1993 and have also hosted their own marriage conferences across the country. Cofounders of Kensington Church—a national, multicampus church that hosts more than 14,000 visitors every weekend—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 book Vertical Marriage (Zondervan, 2019). 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 33 years. Ann attended the University of Kentucky. She has been active alongside Dave in ministry as a speaker, writer, small-group leader, and mentor to countless wives of professional athletes. 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.

How do we get our kids to care about the real meaning of Christmas? Clayton Greene offers a creative and personal idea.

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Christmas Is About Jesus

With Clayton Greene
November 22, 2021
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Bob: All of us, as parents, head into the holiday season, wanting to make the birth of Jesus and the celebration of His birth the center point of what we do as a family; and yet, the holiday season has a way of distracting us/getting our minds on other things. I really love the perspective that Dave and Ann have talked with Clayton Greene about today: how we can be more purposeful and intentional, as parents, to put Jesus at the center of our holiday celebration.

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And we hope you can join us, again, tomorrow. Dave and Ann Wilson are going to talk about how important it is for honor to be at the center of our homes/how important it is for us to honor one another in our marriages and in our families. We’ll hear from them tomorrow. I hope you can be with us.

On behalf of our hosts, Dave and Ann Wilson, I’m Bob Lepine. We will see you back next time for another edition of FamilyLife Today.

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