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Focus on the Family with Jim Daly

Become a champion for your family in the time it takes to enjoy a cup of coffee! Every episode of the Focus on the Family Christian podcast helps you confidently guide your loved ones through the unique challenges faced by today’s Christian families. With over 40 years of trusted, compassionate stories of redemption, hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller connect you to biblically sound marriage and parenting help that is relatable, practical, and interesting. Listen/Learn/Apply/ThriveInChrist!

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When Your Son or Daughter is Deconstructing Faith (Part 2 of 2)
As a young man, John Marriott was questioning his Christian beliefs. He began analyzing and “deconstructing” his faith. Then, he RE-constructed his faith, built on the strong foundation of Jesus Christ. In an age where young people are seeking truth and authenticity, Marriott shares why many are leaving the Christian faith and how you can pray for and encourage others to rest in the truth of God’s Word. (Part 2 of 2)   Receive the book The Emotionally Healthy Marriage and an audio download of "Celebrating the Journey to Becoming a Dad " for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:22 6/20/24
When Your Son or Daughter is Deconstructing Faith (Part 1 of 2)
As a young man, John Marriott was questioning his Christian beliefs. He began analyzing and “deconstructing” his faith. Then, he RE-constructed his faith, built on the strong foundation of Jesus Christ. In an age where young people are seeking truth and authenticity, Marriott shares why many are leaving the Christian faith and how you can pray for and encourage others to rest in the truth of God’s Word. (Part 1 of 2)   Receive the book The Emotionally Healthy Marriage and an audio download of "Celebrating the Journey to Becoming a Dad " for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:13 6/19/24
Understanding Your Spouse’s Emotions (Part 2 of 2)
Drs. David and Jan Stoop discuss the concept of emotional intelligence; the ability to understand your emotions, as well as your spouse's. The Stoops explain how bettering that understanding can help you improve and strengthen your marriage. (Part 2 of 2)   Receive the book The Emotionally Healthy Marriage and an audio download of "Celebrating the Journey to Becoming a Dad " for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:08 6/18/24
Understanding Your Spouse’s Emotions (Part 1 of 2)
Drs. David and Jan Stoop discuss the concept of emotional intelligence; the ability to understand your emotions, as well as your spouse's. The Stoops explain how bettering that understanding can help you improve and strengthen your marriage. (Part 1 of 2)   Receive the book The Emotionally Healthy Marriage and an audio download of "Celebrating the Journey to Becoming a Dad " for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:39 6/17/24
Celebrating the Journey to Becoming a Dad
After a successful football career in the NFL, Benjamin Waston has turned his attention to celebrating fatherhood by encouraging first-time dads to be the man their wife and children need them to be. Benjamin speaks into the crisis of fatherlessness and the necessity for men to step up and take responsibility. A father’s role is a cornerstone in the family, and men must be ready to be physically and emotionally present. Benjamin walks through practical steps that dads can follow during the pregnancy all the way to raising newborns. Parenting kids is a full time commitment and can be chaotic at times, but Benjamin reminds us that all children are a gift from God.   Receive the book The New Dad's Playbook and an audio download of "Celebrating the Journey to Becoming a Dad" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:30 6/14/24
How to Positively Influence Your Husband (Part 2 of 2)
In a discussion based on his book Loving Him Well, Gary Thomas offers wives practical advice for influencing their husband when he seems unwilling to change. (Part 2 of 2)   Receive Gary Thomas' book Loving Him Well and an audio download of "How to Positively Influence Your Husband " for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
26:29 6/13/24
How to Positively Influence Your Husband (Part 1 of 2)
In a discussion based on his book Loving Him Well, Gary Thomas offers wives practical advice for influencing their husband when he seems unwilling to change. (Part 1 of 2)   Receive Gary Thomas' book Loving Him Well and an audio download of "How to Positively Influence Your Husband " for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:41 6/12/24
Overcoming Abortion and Becoming a Force for Life
Abby Johnson shares how a series of small compromises, over several years, almost derailed her life. As a teenager, Abby sought the attention of men, which resulted in her first pregnancy and abortion. Believing that Planned Parenthood helped poor women get real health care, she became a model employee of her local center, until she witnessed an ultrasound-guided abortion. She was devastated. Abby encourages her audience to be counter-cultural and boldly fight for the lives of pre-born children.   Your gift to support our Option Ultrasound program will equip pregnancy medical clinics across the country with ultrasound machines, resources, and sonography training for nurses, so that a mother considering abortion can see her baby, hear that tiny heartbeat . . . and be moved to choose life. And your gift today will be DOUBLED — dollar for dollar — to save TWICE THE LIVES!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
26:45 6/11/24
Nurturing a Love for the Bible in Your Kids
Danika Cooley shares practical ideas to equip parents to help their children develop a strong foundation of faith and nurture a solid relationship with God by studying the Bible together.   Get the book Help Your Kids Learn & Love the Bible and an audio download of "Nurturing a Love for the Bible in Your Kids" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:37 6/10/24
Homemade Meals for Busy Families
Mary Beth Lagerborg, co-creator of Once-A-Month-Cooking, discusses the importance of hospitality and how families can prioritize dinner time by cooking a month's worth of healthy meals in one session.   Receive the book Once-a-Month Cooking Family Favorites and an audio download of "Homemade Meals for Busy Families" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:46 6/7/24
Sharing Your Pro-Life Views Post-Roe (Part 2 of 2)
Scott Klusendorf, President of The Life Training Institute and Robyn Chambers, Vice President of Advocacy for Children at Focus on the Family, share strategies and encouragement in the pro-life movement. They offer compassion for abortion-minded women and speak up for pre-born babies. (Part 2 of 2)   Ultrasound scans make a difference! More than half a million precious lives have been saved since the beginning of the Option Ultrasound Program in 2004.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:39 6/6/24
Sharing Your Pro-Life Views Post-Roe (Part 1 of 2)
Scott Klusendorf, President of The Life Training Institute and Robyn Chambers, Vice President of Advocacy for Children at Focus on the Family, share strategies and encouragement in the pro-life movement. They offer compassion for abortion-minded women and speak up for pre-born babies. (Part 1 of 2)   Ultrasound scans make a difference! More than half a million precious lives have been saved since the beginning of the Option Ultrasound Program in 2004.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:37 6/5/24
Trusting God with Your Adult Child
Author Jodie Berndt offers encouragement to parents who worry about their adult child and guidance for how they can entrust their child to God through prayer.   Receive the book Praying the Scriptures for Your Adult Children and an audio download of "Trusting God With Your Adult Child" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:03 6/4/24
Loving Your Wife With Your Words
Ryan Frederick helps you as a husband learn how to better love your wife in the way you speak with her. From seemingly small efforts like thinking before you respond and asking insightful questions to building a shared language, you’ll pick up some great tips on how to better communicate for a stronger bond with your wife.   Receive the book How a Husband Speaks and an audio download of "Loving Your Wife With Your Words" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:41 6/3/24
Laughing and Loving Small Town Living
Clean comedian Jeremy Nunes pokes fun at his “freakish height” (he’s 6’6”), becoming a small-town mayor by accident, and the joys of being with his extended family in rural Illinois. He also riffs on marriage, parenting, and shares a heartfelt story about the power of prayer.   If you’ve loved hearing the insightful and encouraging words of our speaker, and even had a laugh, click here to fill out the form to continue listening to this hilarious collection.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:11 5/31/24
Understanding the Root of Your Child’s Misbehavior (Part 2 of 2)
Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his or her birth order. Featuring Jean Daly (Part 2 of 2)   Receive the book Why Your Kids Misbehave, and What To Do About It for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:08 5/30/24
Understanding the Root of Your Child’s Misbehavior (Part 1 of 2)
Dr. Kevin Leman offers advice to help parents transform their child’s behavior. He discusses the benefits of allowing your kids to learn from real-life consequences and describes the importance of understanding your child’s temperament based on his or her birth order. Featuring Jean Daly (Part 1 of 2)   Receive the book Why Your Kids Misbehave, and What To Do About It for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:37 5/29/24
Hope and Encouragement for Military Families
Jessica Manfre describes the unique challenges military spouses and families face. Long separation, constant moves, and work-related trauma can devastate a marriage. The good news is — God is always there. Faith, friendship, and service can build a strong foundation for facing life’s challenges.   Receive the book Never Alone and an audio download of "Hope and Encouragement for Military Families" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
26:50 5/28/24
Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day
Focus President Jim Daly and John Fuller share listener-submitted stories of friends and family members who gave the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we enjoy today as Americans.   Visit our online store and purchase a CD of today's program for yourself or to share with a friend.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:42 5/27/24
Gaining a New Perspective on Life
Who is in control of your life? British evangelist J.John challenges believers to live up to our tremendous God-given potential by letting Jesus into the driver’s seat of our lives. With humorous stories of his many years in ministry, J.John explains that the essence of Christianity is to know Christ, and make Him known to others.   Receive complimentary access to our exclusive collection of encouraging broadcasts from J.John. Just click the link, fill out the form, and you’re in!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
26:56 5/24/24
Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage (Part 2 of 2)
Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, talk candidly about the past troubles they experienced in their personal lives and in their marriage, and offer hope to struggling couples as they describe how God brought them restoration and redemption. (Part 2 of 2)   Receive Darryl and Tracy Strawberry's book The Imperfect Marriage and an audio download of "Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:31 5/23/24
Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage (Part 1 of 2)
Former Major League Baseball player Darryl Strawberry and his wife, Tracy, talk candidly about the past troubles they experienced in their personal lives and in their marriage, and offer hope to struggling couples as they describe how God brought them restoration and redemption. (Part 1 of 2)   Receive Darryl and Tracy Strawberry's book The Imperfect Marriage and an audio download of "Examining Your Part in a Difficult Marriage" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:42 5/22/24
Where Do Babies Come From?
Dr. Justin and Lindsey Holcomb help you answer that question in a kid-friendly way. While the world wants to teach your kids about sexuality, God has shown us in nature and in His Word how to describe this to our curious kids in a way that honors and glorifies Him. You’ll be encouraged and empowered as a parent!   Get the book God Made Babies and an audio download of "Where Do Babies Come From?" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
26:51 5/21/24
Understanding Your Purpose and God’s Plan
 Dr. Gregory Jantz can help you discover your gifts and find a direction that pleases God. He’ll help you to become an active participant in finding your true desires, living with optimism, and serving God intentionally.   Get the book Find Your Purpose in Life and an audio download of "Understanding Your Purpose and God's Plan" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:16 5/20/24
What You Can Do to Help Kids in Foster Care
Julie Bagamary never set out to be a foster parent, but she felt God’s call to help needy children. She and her husband, Randy, provided a safe and loving home for lots of children in the foster care system. But many more Christian families are needed – to become foster parents, or to encourage and support other foster families.     Receive book Foster Parenting Matters and an audio download of "What You Can Do to Help Kids in Foster Care" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:55 5/17/24
How Your Birth Order Shapes Your Marriage
Your birth order reveals some important clues about your personality and your relationship with loved ones. Dr. Kevin Leman discusses how birth order can affect your marriage. He reveals which pairings are the most complementary, and which ones might induce more conflict. Everyone is made uniquely, and Dr. Leman wants all couples to lean into their birth order strengths to make the most out of their marriages. At the end of this engaging conversation, we open the floor to the audience so that they might ask Dr. Leman specific questions regarding the subject matter.   Receive The Birth Order Book and an audio download of "How Your Birth Order Shapes Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:21 5/16/24
How Loneliness Can Draw You Closer to Jesus (Part 2 of 2)
Loneliness is like an ache and often we feel ashamed to admit that we feel lonely. Ruth Graham shares national statistics about how half of American adults feel lonely, and how loneliness can affect us emotionally and physiologically. (Part 2 of 2)   Get the book Transforming Loneliness and an audio download of "How Loneliness Can Draw You Closer to Jesus" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:04 5/15/24
How Loneliness Can Draw You Closer to Jesus (Part 1 of 2)
Loneliness is like an ache and often we feel ashamed to admit that we feel lonely. Ruth Graham shares national statistics about how half of American adults feel lonely, and how loneliness can affect us emotionally and physiologically. (Part 1 of 2)   Get the book Transforming Loneliness and an audio download of "How Loneliness Can Draw You Closer to Jesus" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:04 5/14/24
Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting
 Dr. Randy Schroeder offers moms and dads practical guidance for leading their children in a loving, confident manner by building on the foundational family principles of relationship, routines, responsibilities, and rules.   Get Dr. Randy Schroeder's book Simple Habits for Effective Parenting and an audio download of "Effective Habits to Embrace in Parenting" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:15 5/13/24
Hope and Encouragement for Moms
Kirsten Watson offers encouragement for moms in the trenches. As a mom of seven and wife of NFL veteran Benjamin Watson, Kirsten reminds you to embrace your identity in Christ and trust God through the everyday-ness of motherhood.   Receive the book Sis, Take a Breath and an audio download of "Hope and Encouragement for Moms" for your donation of any amount!   Get More Episode Resources   We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.
27:09 5/10/24

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