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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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HOPE FOR EVERY HOME – II
Parents are so often on a mission to be a Supermom or Dad, but find that they’re never quite getting it right. Today on Focus on the Family with Graeme Schnell, parenting expert, Hettie Brittz liberates moms and dads by teaching them that they can be supernatural parents by co-operating with God in the raising of their kids.

2017-07-27

HOPE FOR EVERY HOME – I
Have you ever looked sideways at what other parents are doing and felt as though they seemed to be completely natural in their parenting, while you felt as though you were swimming against the current? Today on Focus on the Family with Graeme Schnell, well-known parenting expert Hettie Brittz will offer hope in the message that you are the perfect parents for your child, by showing you that your unique style reflects important aspects of God’s heart.

2017-07-26

Practical Advice for Raising Young Men - II
You can raise your son to be a man of character. Today on “Focus on the Family,”
Dr. Gregory Jantz shares how you can teach your son to be a H-E-R-O—a man of Honor, Enterprise, Responsibility and Originality.

2017-07-25

Practical Advice for Raising Young Men - I
You can raise a son of good character, self-discipline, and faith! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Gregory Jantz shares how the Bible and brain science overlap, what it reveals about your son, and what he most needs from you!

2017-07-24

Pursuing Happiness in Godly Ways
In today’s culture, we have more opportunities for fun and pleasure than ever before! So, why are so many people still unhappy? Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll examine what true happiness really looks like, and how to slow down and savor the joyful moments God gives us every day!

2017-07-21

Impacting the Culture by Walking with Jesus – l & ll
Regardless of your past, you can accept God’s love for your life! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Lisa Harper shares transparently on her challenging childhood, decades of singleness and a powerful call to adopt from Haiti.

2017-07-20

Impacting the Culture by Walking with Jesus – l & ll
Regardless of your past, you can accept God’s love for your life! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Lisa Harper shares transparently on her challenging childhood, decades of singleness and a powerful call to adopt from Haiti.

2017-07-19

Uncovering Your Mom Personality - I & ll
You are the exact mom that your child needs! Today on “Focus on the Family,” South African mother of three, Hettie Brittz describes the four main “tree” personality types of moms: boxwood, rosebush, palm tree, and pine…as she unpacks the positive and negative traits of each.

2017-07-18

Uncovering Your Mom Personality - I & ll
You are the exact mom that your child needs! Today on “Focus on the Family,” South African mother of three, Hettie Brittz describes the four main “tree” personality types of moms: boxwood, rosebush, palm tree, and pine…as she unpacks the positive and negative traits of each.

2017-07-17

Discovering the Secrets of a Happy Marriage
Today on “Focus on the Family”… Fawn Weaver took a worldwide tour to learn the secrets of happy marriage, and now she’s sharing them with you! From stories of couples in Asia, Africa, and North America, to Fawn’s personal marriage journey, you’ll be encouraged to seek the best in your spouse and choose happiness in your marriage.

2017-07-14

Unspoil Your Child – II
Knowing your child's in-built temperament can help a great deal in not spoiling your children. Well known author and speaker, Hettie Brittz will tell us how Today on “Focus on the Family”. Hettie teaches parents to recognise spoiling based on how different children respond or behave in specific circumstances, and gives parents clever tools to avoid making the mistake of spoiling their kids.

2017-07-13

Unspoil Your Child – I
Most parents are intent on not spoiling their children because they know how detrimental it can be to the child's character development, however, Today on “Focus on the Family”, Hettie Brittz points out ways in which parents could be spoiling their children without even knowing it, and steers them away from some of the common mistakes parents make in this area.

2017-07-12

Being Your Daughter’s Hero
Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Michelle Watson explores the connection between a father and his daughter, offering encouragement and practical ways you can “click” with your daughter.

2017-07-11

Communicating with your Teen Daughter
It’s not easy to be a teenage girl these days…nor does to be the parent of a teen girl and it never hurt to hear expert advice from someone who really understands kids. Today on “Focus on the Family,” founder of Susie Magazine and former youth pastor, Susie Shellenberger, helps take parents through the maze of communicationwith a teen daughter.

2017-07-10

Parenting With Purpose – II
If you find that you are still looking for ways in which to better parent your child, then you’ll not want to miss Today on “Focus on the Family,” as guest Jaci Mun-Gavin, mother of 7 children shares practical and simple ideas on how to parent our kids. Using biblical reference for all her tips, Jaci puts some of our biggest parenting challenges into perspective.

2017-07-07

Parenting With Purpose – I
Have you ever asked yourself what the purpose of parenting is according to God? We can often become caught up with cultural influences about what is best for our children instead of focussing on what God has in mind.

2017-07-06

Balancing Bonding and Boundaries as a Parent
If you could start all over as a parent, what would you do differently? Today on “Focus on the Family,” Jonathan McKee helps younger parents learn from his parenting “flubs.” He’ll give you some great strategies to be an intentional parent, bond with your child, and successfully raise him or her into adulthood.

2017-07-05

Raising Teachable Kids - ll
Your kids need you to teach them good coping skills. Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll hear practical advice on how to help your kids process through their angry thoughts and think flexibly. Also, advice on reducing sibling rivalry in your home, and modeling the life skills you want you want them to learn.

2017-07-04

Raising Teachable Kids - l
With a little intentionality, you can raise great kids! Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll learn the importance of listening to your child, always looking and pointing out the positives you see in them, and how you can effectively handle tantrums.

2017-07-03

Growing Closer Through Family Devotions
When you think about “family devotions,” it may strike fear in you. Don’t worry. Today on “Focus on the Family,” you’ll get some practical help and encouragement to gather at dinner time and dialogue with your kids about spiritual matters.

2017-06-30

Putting the Sizzle Back in Your Marriage – II
Your intimate life with your spouse can be fulfilling and fun! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson join us to share practical ways to switch from mommy mode to lover mode and the importance of open communication with your spouse on intimacy issues.

2017-06-29

Putting the Sizzle Back in Your Marriage - I
You can have a fun and intimate marriage, even in the midst of the daily grind of parenting! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Kathi Lipp and Erin MacPherson share how moms can develop body confidence, get in the mood, and have a sizzling hot marriage.

2017-06-28

Learning to Be Honest with God
Do you make a practice of being honest with God? Today on “Focus on the Family,” Esther Fleece describes the freeing power she’s experienced as she stopped faking happiness and started dealing with her broken past with honesty and healthy grieving.

2017-06-27

Giving Your Preschooler a Good Foundation
Parents of preschoolers can put themselves under a whole lot of pressure, barking out orders and trying to juggle everything under the sun, with the hope their children will turn out right. But there’s a better way. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Tim Sanford offers some simple advice about giving your children a choice and a voice to help them prepare for the future.

2017-06-26

Learning to Effectively Communicate with Your Husband
Good communication can be a challenge — even in the most loving marriage! Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll get some practical help from “husband whisperer” Greg Smalley and his wife, Erin, about how to turn your small talk into an intimate “heart connection” with your spouse!

2017-06-23

Directing Your Strong Will to Improve Your Relationships
You can use your personality to honor God and others! Today on “Focus on the Family,” Cynthia Tobias offers insight and hope to the strong-willed woman. You’ll learn how to balance your strength with tenderness and warmth, and the fine art of surrendering to God.

2017-06-22

How God Saved Me from Suicide - II
Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll share the amazing story of Lacey Sturm — a former suicidal teen transformed into a “hard rock princess.” Today she’s a voice of God’s love, healing and power for people who have only known pain and dysfunction.

2017-06-21

How God Saved Me from Suicide - I
As a teenager, Lacey was convinced life wasn’t worth living — but then God intervened. Today on “Focus on the Family,” we’ll introduce you to young woman who was literally snatched from despair and suicide to become a vibrant witness for Christ!

2017-06-20

How Birth Order Impacts Your Marriage
When you tied the knot, you probably didn’t consider how your birth order might impact your marriage. Today on “Focus on the Family,” Dr. Kevin Leman describes character traits of first-born leaders, middle-born peacemakers, and the playful babies of the family – and which birth order combination makes for the strongest marriage.

2017-06-19

Thanks Dad!
There something special about DADS … those who coach us, lead us … make us laugh. Listeners will share memories of those moments Today on “Focus on the Family”. Whether he’s your OWN dad, or a man you respect and admire, remember and honor the father figure in your life.

2017-06-16