Focus on the Family Broadcast Focus on the Family Broadcast Focus on the Family is a half-hour daily dose of encouragement and advice for the family with Jim Daly and John Fuller. Focus on the Family began airing in 1977. It is now carried daily on 2,000 radio outlets in the United States and has become one of today's most recognized Christian radio programs. Programs

Episodes

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    May 28, 2020 Modeling Generosity for Your Children

    Based on their book Everyday Generosity, Brad Formsma and his son Drew offer encouragement and practical guidance for helping your family develop generosity – not just with money, but with time, influence, attention, and words. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/modeling-generosity-for-your-children
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    May 27, 2020 Taking Positive Steps in Your Marriage

    For couples experiencing stress in their marriage because of the Coronavirus pandemic, Dr. David Clarke outlines some practical steps they can take to relieve that stress, strengthen their relationship, and build intimacy. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/taking-positive-steps-in-your-marriage
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    May 26, 2020 Creating Summer Memories With Your Kids

    As many summer activities – from swim lessons to summer camps – may be delayed or canceled because of the Coronavirus pandemic, moms may feel overwhelmed and intimidated at the thought of coming up with fun and meaningful things for their kids to do. On this broadcast, Krystle Porter and Tara Davis offer moms encouragement and practical ideas for addressing the challenges of family time and creating at-home activities for kids. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/creating-summer-memories-with-your-kids
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    May 25, 2020 Honoring the Sacrifice for Freedom

    In commemoration of Memorial Day, Vietnam veteran Dave Roever and Focus on the Family listeners share touching stories about soldiers they know who sacrificed their life in defense of the freedoms we enjoy in our nation. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/honoring-the-sacrifice-for-freedom
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    May 22, 2020 Ideas for Simple and Budget-Friendly Meals at Home

    Mary Beth Lagerborg and Mimi Wilson, co-authors of the best-selling book Once-a-Month Cooking, discuss the resurgence of making meals at home that's been brought about by the Coronavirus pandemic. They encourage listeners to make the most of this opportunity to make mealtime more meaningful for their family, offering many practical suggestions for doing so. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/ideas-for-simple-and-budget-friendly-meals-at-home
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    May 21, 2020 Living in View of Eternity (Part 2 of 2)

    Best-selling author Randy Alcorn discusses the stereotypes surrounding Heaven and emphasizes the importance of developing a biblically-inspired imagination and identity regarding eternal life. (Part 2 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/living-in-view-of-eternity-pt2
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    May 20, 2020 Living in View of Eternity (Part 1 of 2)

    Best-selling author Randy Alcorn discusses the stereotypes surrounding Heaven and emphasizes the importance of developing a biblically-inspired imagination and identity regarding eternal life. (Part 1 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/living-in-view-of-eternity-pt1
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    May 19, 2020 Better Than Before: Re-Prioritizing Your Post-Quarantine Life

    As pandemic restrictions ease and we look to resume something of a 'normal' life, it'd be easy to forget the good, simple values we rediscovered while quarantined at home. On this broadcast, author Alexandra Kuykendall encourages us to move forward with purpose and intentionality so that we can continue nurturing those values and avoid allowing busyness to consume our families again. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/better-than-before-re-prioritizing-your-post-quarantine-life
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    May 18, 2020 Kids: You Gotta Love 'Em!

    Comedian Kenn Kington celebrates funny family moments as he shares memorable experiences he's had with his wife and children. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/kids-you-gotta-love-em
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    May 15, 2020 Managing Money Well During a Crisis

    The Coronavirus pandemic has had a hard-hitting impact on millions of Americans and their family budgets. On this broadcast, finance expert Michelle Singletary offers practical advice for the wise management of money during this crisis and encourages listeners to trust in God for His provision. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/managing-money-well-during-a-crisis
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    May 14, 2020 Setting Boundaries When Young Adults Return Home

    As a result of the Coronavirus, many adult children are moving back home with their parents, creating a new set of challenges. On this broadcast, Dr. John Townsend helps families navigate expectations and responsibilities to set healthy boundaries and show mutual respect. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/setting-boundaries-when-young-adults-return-home
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    May 13, 2020 Reasons to Believe in Jesus (Part 2 of 2)

    The Rev. Canon J.John highlights a few of the reasons Christianity is appealing - its historical accuracy, the opportunity to be forgiven and the fact that the Christian faith really works. (Part 2 of 2)

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    May 12, 2020 Reasons to Believe in Jesus (Part 1 of 2)

    The Rev. Canon J.John highlights a few of the reasons Christianity is appealing - its historical accuracy, the opportunity to be forgiven and the fact that the Christian faith really works. (Part 1 of 2) Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/reasons-to-believe-in-jesus-pt1
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    May 11, 2020 Calming Your Fears

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gives an update on his work internationally during the coronavirus pandemic.


    Then, in a discussion based on her book 30 Days to Taming Your Fears, Deborah Pegues offers hope to those who feel overwhelmed by anxiety, providing practical suggestions for overcoming it with God's help. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/calming-your-fears
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    May 8, 2020 Thriving as a Mom

    Kara-Kae James describes how she struggled with a cycle of anxiety and depression as a mom until she learned how to thrive by seeking counseling, letting go of perfectionism, and relying on God. She offers moms encouragement, inspiration, and help in this discussion based on her book Mom Up: Thriving With Grace in the Chaos of Motherhood. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/thriving-as-a-mom
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    May 7, 2020 Prayers and Stories of Hope for America

    Focus on the Family listeners have contacted our ministry to share their prayers and inspiring stories of how God has worked in their families and communities during the coronavirus pandemic. Today, we feature some of those stories to encourage you to pray that God would continue to display His grace and love amidst the challenges we're all facing. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/prayers-and-stories-of-hope-for-america
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    May 6, 2020 Caring for Your Neighbors During Coronavirus

    Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon, co-authors of the book The Art of Neighboring, offer guidance for how you can reach out to and help your neighbors amidst the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/caring-for-your-neighbors-during-coronavirus
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    May 5, 2020 Helping Your Child Develop a Resilient Faith in Uncertain Times

    With the Coronavirus pandemic illustrating how we live in uncertain times, John Stonestreet offers parents guidance for how they can help their children build a rock-solid faith in a shaky culture. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/helping-your-child-develop-a-resilient-faith-in-uncertain-times
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    May 4, 2020 Creative Date Ideas for You and Your Spouse

    With everything going on in the world right now, a date night with your spouse is probably the last thing on your mind. But quality time together might be just what you need most. Today, author Kathi Lipp offers practical suggestions for fun and low-cost dates that can help your marriage thrive during this trying time. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/creative-date-ideas-for-you-and-your-spouse
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    May 1, 2020 Hope for Getting Through the Tough Times

    Pastor and best-selling author Max Lucado offers hope to those struggling with hardship, particularly in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/hope-for-getting-through-the-tough-times
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    April 30, 2020 Dealing With Grief and Loss During Coronavirus

    Trauma therapist Dr. H. Norman Wright offers hope and insight for dealing with illness and death during the coronavirus pandemic, addressing the hardships that come with sheltering in place – like not being able to say goodbye to loved ones in the hospital, not being able to visit the elderly in nursing homes, and having to attend funerals online. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/dealing-with-grief-and-loss-during-coronavirus
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    April 29, 2020 Connecting With Your Kids Through Reading

    Jim Daly has a discussion with Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar who offers his expert insights on the coronavirus pandemic.


    Then Sarah Mackenzie, author of The Read-Aloud Family, explains how parents can strengthen their relationships with their children by reading books together as a family.
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    April 28, 2020 Reconnecting as a Couple During the Coronavirus Outbreak

    Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley describe how you can see the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to strengthen your marriage. The Smalleys share stories of their own confinement experience and insights they've gained that can help you reconnect with your spouse and develop a thriving relationship. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/reconnecting-as-a-couple-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak
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    April 27, 2020 Balancing Work and Family While Staying Home

    As we're forced to stay home during the coronavirus pandemic, we're spending more time online, and our work, school, and family life have blended together in an unprecedented way. Today, author Arlene Pellicane offers guidance for managing our digital habits in a healthy manner so that we go online with purpose and unplug regularly to build real, solid relationships with those around us. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/balancing-work-and-family-while-staying-home
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    April 24, 2020 Holding on to the Hope of Heaven

    Pastor John Burke offers hope and encouragement found in his best-selling book Imagine Heaven: Near-Death Experiences, God's Promises, and the Exhilarating Future That Awaits You. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/holding-on-to-the-hope-of-heaven
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    April 23, 2020 Growing Closer to Your Spouse When Money is Tight

    Best-selling authors Jeff and Shaunti Feldhahn offer encouragement and guidance for couples feeling financial pressure and uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/growing-closer-to-your-spouse-when-money-is-tight
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    April 22, 2020 Four Things Your Family Can Do During Coronavirus

    Best-selling author Dr. Kathy Koch outlines a practical four-step process to help families stay sane and thrive during this season of sheltering-at-home during the coronavirus pandemic. Podcast users, find today's related broadcast resources here: https://dbx.focusonthefamily.com/media/daily-broadcast/four-things-your-family-can-do-during-coronavirus
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