FamilyLife Today® Podcast

High Anxiety

with Sissy Goff | August 23, 2021
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With the rise in anxiety, what can we do to help ourselves and others? Sissy Goff pinpoints some sources of anxiety and shares a simple way to cope with it in a moment's notice.

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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.

With the rise in anxiety, what can we do to help ourselves and others? Sissy Goff pinpoints some sources of anxiety and shares a simple way to cope with it in a moment’s notice.

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High Anxiety

With Sissy Goff
August 23, 2021
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Bob: There is certainly no shortage of news in our world today that can lead us to become anxious or fearful. And if that’s true for us, think about what it’s like for adolescent young women in our culture today. As parents, we need to be alert to this reality and know how to step into our daughter’s life and help her deal with the anxiety or fear she’s feeling. That’s what this series with Sissy Goff is all about on FamilyLife Today. It’s also what Sissy’s book, entitled Brave, is all about. The subtitle is A Teen Girl’s Guide to Beating Worry and Anxiety, a great book for moms and daughters to go through together.

It’s a book that we’ve got in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. You can order it from us, online, at; or call 1-800-FL-TODAY to order. If you’d like to understand your daughter’s emotions better, and learn ways that you can help her battle against worry and anxiety, go to to order your copy of Sissy Goff’s book, Brave; or call us to order at 1-800-FL-TODAY. 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”

Now, I don’t know about whether your calendar is starting to look more crowded in the weeks and months ahead. I think most of our calendars start to fill up about this time of year. Here at FamilyLife, there’s a lot that’s filling up our calendars—like the return of the Weekend to Remember® marriage getaways. We’ve got about 30 of those events happening in cities all across the country this fall. We have other events/resources being released; and of course, FamilyLife Today continues, day in and day out.

All of this activity has one goal in mind and that is to effectively develop godly marriages and families. We believe godly marriages and families can change the culture one home at a time. As we head into what is, for us, a new fiscal year, we are asking FamilyLife Today listeners to consider joining us in this mission. Help make FamilyLife Today and all of the resources of FamilyLife available to people in your community by joining with us financially. We’re particularly praying that God would raise up, in every city where FamilyLife Today is heard, two new Legacy Partner families. These are families, who say, “We believe in what FamilyLife Today is all about. We want to see this ministry continue in our community; and as a result, we’re willing to become monthly supporters to make a monthly donation in support of the ministry of FamilyLife Today.”

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And then we’ll send you a certificate so that you and your spouse, or a couple you know, can attend as our guests one of our upcoming Weekend to Remember marriage getaways. The certificate covers the registration cost; and it’s our gift to you, along with the book, and the access to the messages from Dave and Ann when you become a monthly Legacy Partner in support of the ministry of FamilyLife Today.

And that’s easy to do. You can go online at; or you can call 1-800-FL-TODAY and say, “I’d like to become a Legacy Partner.” Please pray with us that, in every city where FamilyLife Today is heard, there would be two new families who would step forward to do that. If you’re one of those two new families, thanks, in advance, for joining the Legacy Partner team. We look forward to connecting with you.


And we hope you can join us, again, tomorrow when we’re going to continue the conversation about how to help our adolescent daughters battle anxiety and worry, insecurity, fear. Sissy Goff joins us again; I hope you can be here as well.

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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