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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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Establishing Good Communication in Your Marriage – ll
If you want to increase the romance in your marriage, pucker up! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. David Clarke will share why kissing matters, and address some of the reasons why men and women struggle in their communication. You’ll also learn how to better navigate conflict and deal with issues of past pain.

2017-11-21

Establishing Good Communication in Your Marriage - l
You can learn better communication skills with your spouse! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. David Clark shares the typical communication styles of men and women, how men can be more intentional in initiating conversations, and how you can better navigate conflict.

2017-11-20

Rescuing Your Teen Daughter from Secret Sins - II
Teen girls often keep secrets — but some secrets can destroy their lives. Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll examine dangerous and hidden behaviors, and why parents need to create an open and safe dialogue about these issues with teen daughters.

2017-11-17

Rescuing Your Teen Daughter from Secret Sins - I
Any desire or behavior that replaces God is sin. Today on “Focus on the Family,” a young Christian woman describes how she lived with a “secret sin” — and how she discovered God’s healing and forgiveness.

2017-11-16

Forgiving the Past, Embracing the Future
With God’s help, you can forgive those who have wounded you, and live a life of freedom. Today on “Focus on the Family,” hear one woman’s powerful story of forgiving her abusive parents and how you can begin the forgiveness process in your own life.

2017-11-15

Encouraging Dads to be Heroes – I & II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” Pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker provides great insights to encourage any father to strengthen his relationship with his kids. She’ll provide solid advice on communication, listening, guiding and spending time with your kids.

2017-11-14

Encouraging Dads to be Heroes – I & II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” Pediatrician Dr. Meg Meeker provides great insights to encourage any father to strengthen his relationship with his kids. She’ll provide solid advice on communication, listening, guiding and spending time with your kids.

2017-11-13

Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms-II
Blending two families requires a delicate touch, as well as firm resolve. Today on “Focus on the Family,” authors Carol Boley and Kathi Lipp shine a light on being a stepmother. From building trust in the relationship to handling discipline to offering forgiveness, they speak words of encouragement to women in that role.

2017-11-10

Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms - I
Most little girls grow up dreaming of being a mom, but probably none dream of becoming a stepmom. Today on “Focus on the Family,” authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, delivering both humor and hope to blended families.

2017-11-09

Discovering Rest in a Busy World
Most parents are overwhelmed with the never-ending “to do” list, and find themselves too busy to stop and smell the roses with their children. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Vicki Courtney points out why we need to avoid making comparisons with others, and spend more time with God to fill our hearts and souls with the rest we so desperately crave.

2017-11-08

Understanding Your Teen’s Behavior - II .
Your teen’s brain is rapidly growing and developing, and they need your compassion. Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll take a look at brain science and why conversations often result in conflict, how to adjust expectations, what to do with a disrespectful teen, and how to help your teen navigate peer pressure.

2017-11-07

Understanding Your Teen’s Behavior - I
You CAN understand your teen…and how they think! Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll learn what’s going on in your teen’s brain from a neurological perspective, how to understand your teens emotions, and the impact of puberty and hormones on them.

2017-11-06

Navigating Dating and the Single Life - II
If you’re older and single, you may feel like a fifth wheel among your Christian friends. And if you’re not called to singleness, life can be pretty lonely. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Jim Daly and Miss Lisa Anderson will give you some fresh ideas and a brand new game plan – to help you intentionally get out there and meet marriage prospects.

2017-11-03

Navigating Dating and the Single Life – I
If you’re discouraged with the single life, Today on “Focus on the Family”. Lisa Anderson, host of the Boundless webzine and podcast for young adults, has some practical advice to help you overcome some of your frustration – as you search for your future spouse in a way that honors God.

2017-11-02

A Fresh Look at Dating - II
You may have trained for a career, a degree or a marathon … but have you trained for marriage? Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Gary Thomas explains that married life isn’t a fairy tale, and things don’t always turn out how you expect.

2017-11-01

A Fresh Look at Dating - I
Well, congratulations; you’ve decided to get married. But have you ever asked yourself “why”? Today on “Focus on the Family … Dr. Gary Thomas challenges you to examine your motives more closely. Relationships change fast when the unexpected happens. The road to bliss is often paved with hard times and it can be a rugged journey.

2017-10-31

The Truth About ADHD
If you would like to find out the truth about ADHD, explained in such a way that you don’t need to be a doctor to understand, then stay tuned, because Today on Focus on the Family with Graeme Schnell, you’ll hear from a medical professional who dispels some of the myths surrounding ADHD, and talks straight about what this condition really entails.

2017-10-30

Finding Unexpected Blessings in Marriage I - II
Laura Story is perhaps best known for her contributions in contemporary Christian music, but behind her songs is a story of pain, struggle, and God’s redemptive touch. Today on
“Focus on the Family,” she and her husband, Martin, share how a brain tumor shattered their hopes and dreams of a perfect life, but also how God is using their situation to inspire others.

2017-10-27

Finding Unexpected Blessings in Marriage I - II
Laura Story is perhaps best known for her contributions in contemporary Christian music, but behind her songs is a story of pain, struggle, and God’s redemptive touch. Today on
“Focus on the Family,” she and her husband, Martin, share how a brain tumor shattered their hopes and dreams of a perfect life, but also how God is using their situation to inspire others.

2017-10-26

Discovering Your Love Style - II
No matter how long you’ve been married, you’ve likely developed patterns in the way you love your spouse. Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll discover your love style and how to break free from negative patterns to create a deeper, richer marriage. Find help for better understanding your spouse.

2017-10-25

Discovering Your Love Style - I
The way you show love to others, especially your spouse, has a lot to do with how you were taught to love as a child. Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll discover your love style and learn what steps you can take toward loving like God does.

2017-10-24

Bringing Laughter to Everyday Life
How would you like a GPS device for relationships, to tell you what to say next? Today on “Focus on the Family,” comedian Tim Hawkins brings his wacky sense of humor to many aspects of daily life. When things get stressful, it’s important to just have a good laugh.

2017-10-23

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.

2017-10-20

Reducing Conflict in Your Marriage
You can have healthy communication with your spouse that doesn’t end in a fight! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Fawn Weaver shares how you can reduce conflict in your marriage by making small, intentional changes.

2017-10-19

Liberating Yourself from the Common Myths of Motherhood l - II
In a world full of Pinterest and Facebook, as a mom, you may feel…well, less than perfect. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Karen Ehman [EE-muhn] and Ruth Schwenk [SHWINK] will do some mommy myth-busting and help you embrace your identity as a mom. It’s a refreshing, encouraging look at motherhood!

2017-10-18

Liberating Yourself from the Common Myths of Motherhood l - II
In a world full of Pinterest and Facebook, as a mom, you may feel…well, less than perfect. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Karen Ehman [EE-muhn] and Ruth Schwenk [SHWINK] will do some mommy myth-busting and help you embrace your identity as a mom. It’s a refreshing, encouraging look at motherhood!

2017-10-17

The Value of Dating Your Mate
Is the romance gone in your marriage? Today on "Focus on the Family," marriage experts Gary & Barb Rosberg encourage you to keep “dating” your spouse—even when you’ve been married for years.

2017-10-16

How Mentoring Saved Our Marriage - II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” On the outside Tom and Sandy Ralya looked happy, but behind closed doors things were very different. Separation was their last desperate measure. In the time they were apart, God miraculously healed their marriage, but He didn’t do it alone.

2017-10-13

How Mentoring Saved Our Marriage - I
Tom and Sandy Ralya had a happy marriage -- at least that’s what they wanted everyone to think. But nothing could have been further from the truth. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Tom and Sandy share their story of deception, separation and redemption … and how mentoring saved not only THEIR marriage, but many others.

2017-10-12

Dating Your Mate: Overcoming the Challenges
Today on “Focus on the Family,” what’s stopping you and your spouse from having a date night? Not enough cash? Not enough time? Well, get ready to go out again – Greg and Erin Smalley are redefining the date night!

2017-10-11