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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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Being a Champion to your Grandkids
Today on “Focus on the Family,” Mr. Carey Casey shares about the critical importance of grandfathers in the lives of their grandkids. He addresses how to bridge the relational gap between the generations and how to model integrity to your grandchildren and leave a lasting, godly legacy.

2017-09-26

Coping with the Loss of Your Adult Child
Every parent wants to protect their children, but ultimately, they are in God’s hands. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Jan Harrison shares about the loss of her son on the mission field, and how her faith would be challenged and strengthened through that tragedy.

2017-09-25

Conveying God’s Love through Discipline - II
Disciplining your child is hard work! Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll give you practical ways to convey God’s love, even in the midst of misbehavior. You’ll learn the four essential messages kids need to hear from you, how to become a calmer parent, and how to make the most of teachable moments.

2017-09-22

Conveying God’s Love Through Discipline - l
You can discipline your child in a God-centered, grace-based way! Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll learn how to convey love to your child in the midst of misbehavior, how to become a calmer parent, and how to see the positive attributes of bad behavior.

2017-09-21

Keys to Becoming More Intentional Parents

2017-09-20

Cherish Your Spouse, Change Your Marriage - II
If you want a better marriage, pay attention to your spouse! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Gary Thomas encourages married couples to communicate more, learn how to forgive, and avoid contempt in their relationship. It’s a great formula for taking your marriage to the next level!

2017-09-19

Shining a Positive Light on Down Syndrome
Today on “Focus on the Family,” one man shares his struggle with alcoholism. When he married and started a family, he thought his life had turned around, but hearing the doctor announce his newborn son had Down syndrome crushed him. Years later, he is sober and a strong advocate for his son, who is changing the world.

2017-09-15

Simplifying Life, Living More Fully
More is not always better, and stuff does not lead to happiness. Today on “Focus on the Family,” an intriguing story of one family’s journey to minimalize their possessions and maximize their lives. You’ll learn practical ideas on how to get started decluttering, and the importance of generosity.

2017-09-14

Practical Help for When You’re Overwhelmed - ll
By making a few changes, you can reduce stress in your life, quiet the chaos and restore your sanity. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory will give you practical ways to organize your schedule, say no, and increase your capacity for joy.

2017-09-13

The way you’re wired impacts how you respond to stress. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory share on the four main personality types and how you can use your personality to quiet the chaos and restore your sanity.

2017-09-12

Staying Together When Tragedy Strikes Your Marriage
Katherine nearly died, but Jay remained by her side during the next two years of recovery. Today on “Focus on the Family,” the dramatic story of a young couple who survived a stroke, kept their marriage strong, and now offer hope to others!

2017-09-11

His and Her Brains: The Humorous Side of Marriage - II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” comedian and relationship speaker, Mark Gungor [GUN-ger], challenges husbands and wives to commit to their marriages in hard times. In his humorous style, he’ll lay out some strong principles to help couples come together and stay together

2017-09-08

His and Her Brains: The Humorous Side of Marriage - I
Ever heard of a “nothing box?” Learn about that and more Today on “Focus on the Family,” as comedian Mark Gungor [GUN-ger] takes you on a humorous journey through the minds of a stereotypical male and female. In his outrageously funny style, he’ll illustrate some of the God given differences between men and women.

2017-09-07

Learning to Relish Life with Your Spouse
Finding joy and contentment every day is as simple as cherishing the moments you’ve been given. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Alexandra Kuykendall [KIR-kin-dahl] shares her results of her nine-month experiment to rekindle her love of ordinary life.

2017-09-06

Practical Advice for Young Married Couples - II
You met, you fell in love and got married! Now what? The first few years of marriage can be fun…and challenging. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Greg Smalley shares humorous stories and practical advice on how to handle emotions, grow spiritually and increase intimacy.

2017-09-05

Practical Advice for Young Married Couples - I
Tuxedos, dresses, rings and vows—getting married is a busy but exciting adventure! Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll hear practical and humorous advice for young married couples on how to handle unmet expectations, nosy in-laws, and communication conflicts.

2017-09-04

Improving Your Marriage as a Blended Family Couple - II
If your marriage has formed a stepfamily, it’s no secret that you will face more challenges than other couples! Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll help stepfamily couples build better bonds of trust and commitment, navigate conflicts with ex-spouses and step-kids, and learn the value of doing fun things together!

2017-09-01

Improving Your Marriage as a Blended Family Couple - I
You do checkups on your car and your health — but what about a checkup for your marriage? Today on “Focus on the Family,” Ron Deal wants to help you assess the health of your relationship and give you practical tools to improve it!

2017-08-31

Being Authentic with God
If you know what it’s like to feel as though you’re in a tight spot, or even as though your world is falling apart, but the message you’re giving out is, ‘I’m fine’, Today on “Focus on the Family,” with Graeme Schnell where he speaks to ester Fleece, international speaker, author and blogger about her latest book:

2017-08-30

Finding God in the Story You Didn’t Want
God has a plan and a purpose for your pain Today on. “Focus on the Family,” One woman shares her journey through decades of singleness, and how she learned to trust God in the midst of her heartache. It’s a powerful look on what to do in the midst of situations we didn’t want or plan for.

2017-08-29

Hope for Parents of Premature Babies
God will meet you in the midst of your pain. You can count on it. Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll hear a powerful story of a woman who gave birth to her daughter prematurely, and how her faith in God allowed her to overcome her fears. A reminder that there is always hope, even in dire circumstances.

2017-08-28

Cultivating Community with Your Neighbors
Today on “Focus on the Family”… Amy Lively had many fears and excuses that kept her from getting to know her neighbors. But God kept nudging her until she finally sent out invitations for a casual neighborhood get-together. You’ll hear what happened next as Amy shares some great tips on how to reach out to your neighbors.

2017-08-25

Helping Your Millennial Child Reconnect with God – I & II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll explore reasons why some Millennials are walking away from their Christian faith, and what parents can do to help them reconnect with Jesus. We’ll also offer hope and encouragement to parents who have regrets about being poor role-models for their kids.

2017-08-24

Helping Your Millennial Child Reconnect with God – I & II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll explore reasons why some Millennials are walking away from their Christian faith, and what parents can do to help them reconnect with Jesus. We’ll also offer hope and encouragement to parents who have regrets about being poor role-models for their kids.

2017-08-23

Loving and Leading Your Strong Woman - II
A woman’s strength can tear down her man…or build him up. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Kimberly and LeRoy Wagner share how Kim’s fierceness nearly destroyed their marriage, until God led them through a healing journey. Today, the Wagners offer fresh insight, hope, and heart to couples who may be struggling.

2017-08-22

Loving and Leading Your Strong Woman – I
Today on “Focus on the Family,” LeRoy and Kimberly Wagner felt they were trapped in a loveless marriage. Between Kim’s strong nature and LeRoy’s passive reactions, their relationship was failing…until God turned it all around.

2017-08-21

Discovering God’s Grace Behind Bars - I & II
A bank loan gone wrong resulted in a prison sentence… Today on “Focus on the Family,” Bo and Gari Mitchell talk about their busy lives in business and ministry...and how that all changed when Bo was caught up in a financial scandal. What seemed like a major life roadblock actually turned out to be a transforming and healing journey for his family.

2017-08-18

Discovering God’s Grace Behind Bars - I & II
A bank loan gone wrong resulted in a prison sentence… Today on “Focus on the Family,” Bo and Gari Mitchell talk about their busy lives in business and ministry...and how that all changed when Bo was caught up in a financial scandal. What seemed like a major life roadblock actually turned out to be a transforming and healing journey for his family.

2017-08-17

Parenting Your Teen When Times are Tough
You are the exact parent your teenager needs! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Greg Smalley will give you hope that regardless of the choices your teenager is making, or the parenting challenges you’re facing, you can trust in God’s plan for their future.

2017-08-16

Lessons Learned While Serving Others - II
You can make a difference in the lives of those around you! Today on “Focus on the Family,” an inspiring conversation with Pastor Matthew Barnett on how God can work through you to make a difference in the lives of others.

2017-08-15