FamilyLife Today® Podcast

No-Fail Parenting

with Crystal Paine | November 15, 2021
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Do you struggle with how others see you as a parent? Crystal Paine guarantees that parents cannot fail if they do ONE thing.

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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.

Do you struggle with how others see you as a parent? Crystal Paine guarantees that parents cannot fail if they do ONE thing.

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No-Fail Parenting

With Crystal Paine
November 15, 2021
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Bob: I think what is at the heart of real love-centered parenting is wanting God’s purposes to be fulfilled in our kids. As Ann Wilson was just saying, all of us, as parents, can fall into the trap of wanting our kids to perform a particular way because of how it makes us look or makes us feel. It’s one of the ways we need to diagnose: “Just how love-centered is our parenting?”

A helpful way to diagnose that in each of us is to go through the book that Crystal Paine has written, which is called Love-Centered Parenting. This is a book we want to make available to you this week if you’re able to help support the ongoing work and ministry of FamilyLife Today. Our goal here, at FamilyLife, is to see every home become a godly home to effectively develop godly marriages and families. And you help extend the reach of this ministry every time you make a donation.

If you’re a regular listener, and you’ve never made a donation, or if it’s been a while, today’s a great day for you to go online or call us and donate to support the ministry of FamilyLife Today. And when you do, we’d love to send you, again, a copy of Crystal Paine’s book, Love-Centered Parenting, as a way of saying, “Thank you for your partnership with us.” You can donate online at, or call to donate at 1-800-FL-TODAY. Again, the website is; or call 1-800-358-6329; that’s 1-800-“F” as in family, “L” as in life, and then the word, “TODAY.”


Now, tomorrow, Dave and Ann Wilson are going interact with Crystal Paine about what is at the heart of real love-centered parenting. It begins with a proper understanding of how our Father God loves us. We’ll  hear that conversation tomorrow. I hope you can be with us for that.

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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