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A daily podcast by Focus on the Family. These daily gems are here to inspire and encourage us in our daily lives as parents and spouses.

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Praying for Your Sons
You can raise men of integrity, character and respect—and it all begins on your knees in prayer. Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll learn practical, easy ways to pray for your sons and allow God to change you through the process.

2017-04-28

Passing Along a Blessing to Your Children
You really love your children, but do they know that? Today on “Focus on the Family,”
Dr. John Trent will help you understand just how much your child depends on your encouraging words to remind them of your love – and God’s love as well. Discover the five essential elements of a blessing and how to give that to your children.

2017-04-27

Encouragement for Remarried Couples - I & II
Gil and Brenda Stuart know all too well about the myriad of challenges that stepfamilies face. Today on “Focus on the Family,” they’ll talk candidly about the pain associated with the loss of a previous marriage and the difficulties of navigating through parenting issues, as they share about a healthy path forward—through forgiveness.

2017-04-26

Encouragement for Remarried Couples - I & II
Gil and Brenda Stuart know all too well about the myriad of challenges that stepfamilies face. Today on “Focus on the Family,” they’ll talk candidly about the pain associated with the loss of a previous marriage and the difficulties of navigating through parenting issues, as they share about a healthy path forward—through forgiveness.

2017-04-25

Enjoying Intimacy as a Newlywed
God created physical intimacy for every season of marriage – Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr.Juli Slattery shares how newlywed couples can be mutually satisfied in their relationship.

2017-04-24

The Transition into Manhood
What is it that defines a Christian boy’s transition into manhood? There is a definite desire in boys to be welcomed and accepted into manhood by a community of men, Today on “Focus on the Family”, with Graeme Schnell, our guests explain a rite of passage experience, based on biblical principles, that helps boys make a transition from boy to man.

2017-04-21

Conversation Around Intimacy
Maybe sex is not something you're used to talking about, maybe it's been taboo in your household. Today on “Focus on the Family”, will help you to understand why it's so important that we do talk about sex within a godly marriage.

2017-04-20

Who is the Author of Your Faith? - II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” Pastor Andy Stanley provides real hope for every person who believes in Jesus Christ – a faith that is historically proven. Be sure that your faith is built on the foundation that the Lord provided, so you won’t be swept away by life’s storms.

2017-04-19

Who is the Author of Your Faith? - I
Is your faith built on Solid Rock, or is it based on how “life” is treating you? Today on “Focus on the Family,” Pastor Andy Stanley explains why many Christians have a ‘shaky faith’, and provides real reasons why we can have a faith that defies any trial in life.

2017-04-18

Avoiding the Chore War with Your Kids
Involving children in household chores is necessary, not only to create a functional home, but to prepare them for the future. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley and Jean Daly share their personal experiences in getting their children to help out.

2017-04-17

Jesus and His Power
What’s the good news of Good Friday? Today on “Focus on the Family,” Pastor Tony Evans takes us through an overview of the entire Bible, with an emphasis on how Christ’s work on the cross can bring His power and authority in your life.

2017-04-14

Teaching Kids About Easter
Easter is the most important weekend of the year for Christians. Are your kids excited about the bunnies, colored eggs and candy-filled baskets, or something more significant? Today on “Focus on the Family”… learn how to bring the true meaning of Easter to life in a way your kids can understand.

2017-04-13

Practical Advice for Raising Responsible Children
As well-meaning parents, we provide everything we can for our kids. But what if we’re missing what they need most? Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll examine how dealing with failure, doing chores, and learning the value of hard work can benefit children in profound ways.

2017-04-12

Navigating the Middle School Years - II
The early teenage years are often fraught with drama and angst. Today on “Focus on the Family,” education expert Cynthia Tobias [Toe-BYE-us] and Sue Acuna [Uh-COON-Ya] offer practical ways you can help your child navigate the joys and struggles of middle school.

2017-04-11

Navigating the Middle School Years - I
One moment, your child is respectful and kind, and another, he is defiant and withdrawn. Today on “Focus on the Family,” education experts Cynthia Tobias [Toe-BYE-us] and
Sue Acuna [Uh-COON-Ya] share their insights on the turbulent middle school years and how you can make the most of them as a parent.

2017-04-10

Dealing with Loss and Grief in an Adverse Pregnancy
Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll hear the courageous story of a pro-life couple who decided to go ahead with their pregnancy, even though their baby wouldn’t survive outside the womb.

2017-04-07

OvercYou can overcome deep-seated rejection and recognize your value as a child loved by God. Today on “Focus on the Family,” LysaTerKeurst[TER-kurst] shares transparently about her emotionally absent father, an unwanted pregnancy, and how she found her identity in Christ. oming Rejection to Live in God’s Love - II

2017-04-06

OvercominGod loves you for who you are, not for what you do. Today on “Focus on the Family,” LysaTerKeurst[TER-kurst] shares how you can overcome deep-seated rejection and recognize your value as a child dearly loved by God. g Rejection to Live in God’s Love - I

2017-04-05

Intelligence: Discovering Your Child’s Unique Gifts - I & II
Your child is smart…and perhaps in a way you’ve never considered! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Kathy Koch [Cook] introduces and explores eight facets of our intelligence to help you identify and cultivate your child’s unique gifts.

2017-04-04

Intelligence: Discovering Your Child’s Unique Gifts - I & II
Your child is smart…and perhaps in a way you’ve never considered! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Kathy Koch [Cook] introduces and explores eight facets of our intelligence to help you identify and cultivate your child’s unique gifts.

2017-04-03

A Jewish Believer’s Story - II
Have you ever worried about telling your family some big news? Today on “Focus on the Family,” Lon Solomon worried about sharing his new-found faith in Christ with his Jewish family. After the initial shock wore off, Lon’s father also came to faith!

2017-03-31

A Jewish Believer’s Story - I
Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll hear a riveting testimony from Lon Solomon, who grew up attending synagogue, but spent a lot of years in turmoil and drug use. Everything changed when he came in contact with the living God!

2017-03-30

The Attitudes that Strengthen Your Marriage
Today on “Focus on the Family,” Pastor Mark Gungor[GUNG-ger] encourages spouses to adopt nine positive attitudes that are essential for a good marriage. With humor, he encourages husbands and wives to take their eyes off of self and find happiness by taking a simple approach to life.

2017-03-29

Experiencing God's Grace
Although we've been freed from the Law through Jesus Christ, as Christians we can still live out our lives leaning on the principles of The Law rather than God's Grace. Today on “Focus on the Family”,HettieBrittz shares an incredible story of climbing Mount Kilimanjaro where she both experienced, and gained a greater revelation of God's Amazing Grace.

2017-03-28

A Lighthearted Look at Wedded Bliss
Married life isn’t always wedded bliss. Today on “Focus on the Family,” comedian John Branyan[BRAN-yuhn] shares a lighthearted look at the daily challenges of being married: from the trials of dealing with a chirpy ‘morning person,’ to caring for a pregnant wife, with a strange appetite.

2017-03-27

Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved - II
God cares about your situation. Today on “Focus on the Family,” former orphan Dorie Van Stone explains how the Lord rescued her from her circumstances and gave her the family that she’d always desired.

2017-03-24

Dorie: The Girl Nobody Loved - I
At the age of six, her mother left her at an orphanage. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dorie Van Stone shares her story of being a little girl that nobody loved….that is, until she learned about the love of Christ.

2017-03-23

Staying Committed Through the Rough Seasons of Marriage - IIIToday on “Focus on the Family,” Al and Lisa Robertson, of the Duck Dynasty TV show family, share how God redeemed their marriage, carrying them through the pain of adultery and betrayal to a whole and healed relationship. Through the testimony of their struggles, they offer hope and wisdom for marriages in all seasons.

2017-03-22

Staying Committed Through the Rough Seasons of Marriage - II
In the midst of relationship struggles, God can often do His best work. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Al and Lisa Robertson, from the Duck Dynasty TV show family, share the extraordinary story of their tumultuous marriage. They’ll talk about wounds from the past and hurtful choices that led to adultery and separation, and how through it all, God was faithful.

2017-03-21

Staying Committed Through the Rough Seasons of Marriage - I
Today on “Focus on the Family,” Al and Lisa Robertson, of the Duck Dynasty TV show family, share their dramatic stories of difficult childhoods, wild teenage years, and challenging relationships. Hear how God worked through all that to bring about a beautiful and redeemed marriage.

2017-03-20