FamilyLife Today® Podcast

Work at Home Matters

with Courtney Reissig | August 4, 2021
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The blessings of working at home can be great and eternal. Author Courtney Reissig explains how it is not only a ministry to those in our homes, but an act of worship to our God.

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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.

The blessings of working at home can be great and eternal. Author Courtney Reissig explains how it is not only a ministry to those in our homes, but an act of worship to our God.

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Work at Home Matters

With Courtney Reissig
August 04, 2021
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Bob: The next time you’re opening a box of mac and cheese, or waiting in the carpool line, or going through the mundane of keeping a family together, just keep in mind that what you’re doing has an eternal purpose. God is using those moments to shape, not only your life, but the lives of your children. There is glory in the ordinary; that’s the name of Courtney Reissig’s book.

It’s a book that we have in our FamilyLife Today Resource Center. It helps remind us of the value of all that we do—that God is present in those moments—He’s at work in all of life. You can get a copy of Courtney’s book: order it from our website; go to and order there; or call if you’d like to order a copy. Our number is 1-800-FL-TODAY. Again, Courtney Reissig’s book is called Glory in the Ordinary. You can order it 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.”

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Tomorrow, we’re going to hear from Dave Wilson about what it is that defines a man as a godly man, and how an understanding of that can reshape who he is, as a husband and as a dad—the importance of looking vertical before we look anywhere else as men—Dave will talk about that tomorrow. I hope you can be with us for that.

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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