FamilyLife Today® Podcast

Easing Anxiety – Like 1, 2, 3

with Sissy Goff | August 24, 2021
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When our anxiety seems to be spiraling out of control, what can we do? Sissy Goff presents three steps to help ground us in the truth.

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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.

When our anxiety seems to be spiraling out of control, what can we do? Sissy Goff presents three steps to help ground us in the truth.

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Easing Anxiety – Like 1, 2, 3

With Sissy Goff
August 24, 2021
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Bob: How we interact with and communicate with our teenagers, especially around subjects like anxiety and fear—how we hear from them about what’s going on in their own heart—this is not easy; they don’t make it easy for us as parents. It takes skill on our part to know how to engage with our teens; so that we can help them, and we can point them in the right direction: we can point them to faith instead of fear; we can point them to what the Bible has to say and help them in the midst of the anxiety they’re dealing with.

This is at the heart of what Sissy Goff has written in her book, Brave. The subtitle is A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety. I think, honestly, it may help some moms and dads of teenagers to understand how we can deal with our own worry and anxiety as well. We have Sissy’s book available. You can order it from us online at, or you can call to order at 1-800-FL-TODAY. Again, the title of the book is Brave. It’s available online at, or call to order at 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”

I have to tell you, one of the things that the team, here at FamilyLife, is really excited about as we look toward a new month—look toward September—is the fact that, starting in September, we will be hosting Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways in dozens of cities all across the country. Of course, for the last 18 months, we’ve had to cancel those Weekends to Remember. It’s exciting to have them happening again this fall.

We’re very busy, here, at FamilyLife Today. One of the reasons I mention this is because our team is also hoping and praying, here in the last week of August, that in every city where FamilyLife Today is heard, there might be two families who would join us as monthly donors to FamilyLife; we call them Legacy Partners. If you are one of those two families to join us in your community, we’d like to send you, as a thank-you gift, a certificate so that you and your spouse, or someone you know that you’d like to gift this to, can attend one of the upcoming getaways as our guests.

The certificate is our way of saying, “Thank you for helping to support the ongoing work of FamilyLife Today as a monthly Legacy Partner.” Legacy Partners are the backbone of all that we do, here at FamilyLife. In addition to the certificate to attend a Weekend to Remember getaway, we’d also like to send you a copy of Dave and Ann Wilson’s new book, No Perfect Parents, and access to more than a dozen messages from Dave and Ann—some of which have been heard on FamilyLife Today; some of which have not—you’ll have access to those messages. All of this is our way of saying, “Thank you for becoming a FamilyLife Today Legacy Partner.”

Would you join us in praying that, in each city where this program is heard, there might be two families who would step forward and say, “We’re going to join the team”? If you’d like to become one of those two, you can become a Legacy Partner by calling 1-800-FL-TODAY; or simply go online at, and the information you need is available there. Thanks, in advance, for joining us and partnering with us in the ministry of FamilyLife Today.

And we hope you can join us back tomorrow as we continue to explore how we, as parents, can help our teenage daughters, who may be experiencing unusually high levels of anxiety, fear, or worry. Sissy Goff will be back with us, again, tomorrow. I hope you can be here as well.

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

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