Focus on the Family Broadcast podcast

Focus on the Family Broadcast

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!

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!

 

#100

When Lives Collide: Navigating Remarriage and Stepfamily (Part 1 of 2)

In this broadcast, Sarah Beasley McDonald will help couples and single adults prepare for remarriage and the formation of a stepfamily. She also talks about the unique challenges that couples face in remarriages and stepfamilies face. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book A Home Built from Love and Loss and the audio download of the broadcast "When Lives Collide: Navigating Remarriage and Stepfamily" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-27?refcd=2013805)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/when-lives-collide-navigating-remarriage-and-stepfamily-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

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#99

Learning to Live Out God’s Call on Your Life

Did you know that God uses ordinary people like you to do extraordinary things? Pastor Jeff Simmons shares insights into living a fulfilling and joyful life by embracing God’s call. He’ll encourage you to invest your time and money wisely, with your focus on God and others instead of yourself.   [Receive the book Finding the Extra in Ordinary and the audio download of the broadcast "Restoring Your Marriage After an Affair" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-26?refcd=2013502)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/learning-to-live-out-gods-call-on-your-life/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

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#98

Restoring Your Marriage After an Affair (Part 2 of 2)

Infidelity can rip a marriage apart — and it’s hard to imagine a betrayal more painful than finding out your spouse is involved with someone else. Josh and Katie Walters share the story of Katie’s affair with the husband of their good friend couple, and how Katie vacillated for quite a while, torn between doing the right thing (ending the affair) and still feeling love for the other man. Meanwhile, Josh was convinced by God that divorce was wrong and he needed to love Katie as Christ loves the Church, which meant pushing through the pain and hoping against hope to rescue his marriage. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book New Marriage, Same Couple and the audio download of the broadcast "Restoring Your Marriage After an Affair" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-22?refcd=2010401)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/restoring-your-marriage-after-an-affair-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

23 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:11

23 Feb 2024


#97

Restoring Your Marriage After an Affair (Part 1 of 2)

Infidelity can rip a marriage apart — and it’s hard to imagine a betrayal more painful than finding out your spouse is involved with someone else. Josh and Katie Walters share the story of Katie’s affair with the husband of their good friend couple, and how Katie vacillated for quite a while, torn between doing the right thing (ending the affair) and still feeling love for the other man. Meanwhile, Josh was convinced by God that divorce was wrong and he needed to love Katie as Christ loves the Church, which meant pushing through the pain and hoping against hope to rescue his marriage. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book New Marriage, Same Couple and the audio download of the broadcast "Restoring Your Marriage After an Affair" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-22?refcd=2010401)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/restoring-your-marriage-after-an-affair-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

22 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:06

22 Feb 2024


#96

Practical Advice for Parenting Strong-Willed Children (Part 2 of 2)

Educator and author Cynthia Tobias offers encouragement and practical advice for the difficult scenarios faced by frustrated parents of strong-willed children, ranging from very young to adult. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book You Can't Make Me and the audio download of the broadcast "Practical Advice for Parenting Strong-Willed Children" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-20?refcd=2009701)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/practical-advice-for-parenting-strong-willed-children-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

21 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:35

21 Feb 2024


#95

Practical Advice for Parenting Strong-Willed Children (Part 1 of 2)

Educator and author Cynthia Tobias offers encouragement and practical advice for the difficult scenarios faced by frustrated parents of strong-willed children, ranging from very young to adult. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book You Can't Make Me and the audio download of the broadcast "Practical Advice for Parenting Strong-Willed Children" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-20?refcd=2009701)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/practical-advice-for-parenting-strong-willed-children-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

20 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:10

20 Feb 2024


#94

Changing Minds to Save the Pre-Born

Kristan Hawkins, the president of Students for Life of America, shares inspiring stories about the pro-life movement and will help you to speak up for the preborn and vulnerable women. She talks about what motivated her as a teenager to get involved in the pro-life movement, her work with Students for Life of America, and how to graciously deal with criticism, attacks, and misinformation from abortion advocates.   [Your gift will equip pregnancy medical clinics across the country with ultrasound machines, resources, and nurses' sonography training so abortion-vulnerable mothers can see their babies ... and be moved to choose life. Every $60 you donate will help save the life of one preborn baby through our Option Ultrasound program.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-19?refcd=2011502)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/changing-minds-to-save-the-pre-born/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

19 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:19

19 Feb 2024


#93

The Impact of a Life Well Lived

Dr. Gary Chapman reflects on the lessons God has taught him throughout his life—through his parents, his wife, and his children. He recalls how he identified the Five Love Languages and offers some solid insight on marriage and parenting. As he reflects on his personal journey, you’ll be encouraged to do the same!   [Receive the book Life Lessons and Love Languages for Life and the audio download of the broadcast "The Impact of a Life Well Lived" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-16?refcd=2003601)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/the-impact-of-a-life-well-lived/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

16 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:13

16 Feb 2024


#92

Believing God’s Promises Despite Hard Circumstances

Are you waiting for a miracle from God? In this winsome presentation, author and bible teacher Lisa Harper shares how the Lord redeemed gut-wrenching disappointments in her life. She encourages believers to see “waiting on God” as the bold stance of a prayerful warrior, not an attitude of defeated pessimism.   [Receive the book Life and the audio download of the broadcast "Finding Hope For Lasting Relief From Depression" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-15?refcd=2006114)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/believing-gods-promises-despite-hard-circumstances/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

15 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:44

15 Feb 2024


#91

Discovering the Secrets to a Lifelong Romance (Part 2 of 2)

Popular guest Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical suggestions for maintaining a lasting, thriving marriage, including identifying your spouse's key needs, living a lifestyle of "24/7 intimacy," using feelings to strengthen your relationship, and more. Jim Daly's wife, Jean, joins the conversation to offer her insights from their marriage of over 30 years. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive Dr. Kevin Leman's book The Intimate Connection and the audio download of the broadcast "Discovering the Secrets to a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-12?refcd=2006904)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/discovering-the-secrets-to-a-lifelong-romance-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

14 Feb 2024

28 MINS

28:20

14 Feb 2024


#90

Discovering the Secrets to a Lifelong Romance (Part 1 of 2)

Popular guest Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical suggestions for maintaining a lasting, thriving marriage, including identifying your spouse's key needs, living a lifestyle of "24/7 intimacy," using feelings to strengthen your relationship, and more. Jim Daly's wife, Jean, joins the conversation to offer her insights from their marriage of over 30 years. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive Dr. Kevin Leman's book The Intimate Connection and the audio download of the broadcast "Discovering the Secrets to a Lifelong Romance" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-12?refcd=2006904)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/discovering-the-secrets-to-a-lifelong-romance-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

13 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:41

13 Feb 2024


#89

Cultivating a Mentally Healthy Family

Research increasingly shows that our culture is in the midst of a mental health epidemic, especially among children and youth — persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness, anxiety and even suicidal thoughts. But Dr. Danny Huerta believes parents can offset these issues by routinely initiating conversations with their children to assess their mental and emotional well-being. He encourages parents to establish a solid spiritual environment in the home to help improve mental health.   [Receive the book Seven Traits of Effective Parenting and the audio download of the broadcast "Cultivating a Mentally Healthy Family" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-12?refcd=2006203)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/cultivating-a-mentally-healthy-family/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

12 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:16

12 Feb 2024


#88

Leading Your Family as a Single Mom (Part 2 of 2)

Pam Farrel (raised by a single mom) and PeggySue Wells (a single mom of seven!) offer guidance to single moms (and dads!) as they navigate life with their children. They examine some of the best decisions a single mom can make—things like choosing to thrive, creating a nurturing home, introducing your child to Jesus, and learning to respond to situations in healthy ways. It’s an encouraging conversation for the single parent! (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book The 10 Best Decisions a Single Mom Can Make and the audio download of the broadcast "Leading Your Family as a Single Mom" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-08?refcd=2002408)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/leading-your-family-as-a-single-mom-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

09 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:22

09 Feb 2024


#87

Leading Your Family as a Single Mom (Part 1 of 2)

Pam Farrel (raised by a single mom) and PeggySue Wells (a single mom of seven!) offer guidance to single moms (and dads!) as they navigate life with their children. They examine some of the best decisions a single mom can make—things like choosing to thrive, creating a nurturing home, introducing your child to Jesus, and learning to respond to situations in healthy ways. It’s an encouraging conversation for the single parent! (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book The 10 Best Decisions a Single Mom Can Make and the audio download of the broadcast "Leading Your Family as a Single Mom" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-08?refcd=2002408)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/leading-your-family-as-a-single-mom-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

08 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:01

08 Feb 2024


#86

Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith (Part 2 of 2)

If you’re a Christian who struggles with feelings of inadequacy when it comes to evangelism or guilt for not doing more to share your faith, listen in as Dr. Mike Bechtle offers encouragement, explaining why there’s no prescribed method that’s ‘best,’ and that God can use your unique personality to accomplish the same goal. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive Dr. Mike Bechtle's book Evangelism for the Rest of Us and the audio download of the broadcast "Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-06?refcd=2002106)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/using-your-unique-personality-to-share-your-faith-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

07 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:54

07 Feb 2024


#85

Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith (Part 1 of 2)

If you’re a Christian who struggles with feelings of inadequacy when it comes to evangelism or guilt for not doing more to share your faith, listen in as Dr. Mike Bechtle offers encouragement, explaining why there’s no prescribed method that’s ‘best,’ and that God can use your unique personality to accomplish the same goal. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive Dr. Mike Bechtle's book Evangelism for the Rest of Us and the audio download of the broadcast "Using Your Unique Personality to Share Your Faith" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-06?refcd=2002106)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/using-your-unique-personality-to-share-your-faith-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

06 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:48

06 Feb 2024


#84

How to Avoid Bad Influences On Your Marriage

Dave and Ashley Willis encourage husbands and wives to share as much as possible, rather than have separate bank accounts, hobbies, and even friends. The risk is pursuing your own life rather than prioritizing your spouse.   [Receive the 7 Days to a Naked Marriage Bundle and the audio download of the broadcast "How to Avoid Bad Influences On Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-05?refcd=2001903)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/how-to-avoid-bad-influences-on-your-marriage/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

05 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:29

05 Feb 2024


#83

Inviting God Into Your Dating Relationship (Part 2 of 2)

Debra Fileta discusses finding your identity before you make it your relationship, having emotional boundaries, and focusing on Christ as the true healing and fulfillment in your life. Her practical advice and fun stories are something you don’t want to miss! (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book True Love Dates and the audio download of the broadcast "Inviting God Into Your Dating Relationship" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-01?refcd=1999303)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/inviting-god-into-your-dating-relationship-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

02 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:28

02 Feb 2024


#82

Inviting God Into Your Dating Relationship (Part 1 of 2)

Debra Fileta discusses finding your identity before you make it your relationship, having emotional boundaries, and focusing on Christ as the true healing and fulfillment in your life. Her practical advice and fun stories are something you don’t want to miss! (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book True Love Dates and the audio download of the broadcast "Inviting God Into Your Dating Relationship" for your donation of any amount! Plus, receive member-exclusive benefits when you make a recurring gift today. Your monthly support helps families thrive.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-02-01?refcd=1999303)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/inviting-god-into-your-dating-relationship-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

01 Feb 2024

27 MINS

27:36

01 Feb 2024


#81

Finding Hope For Lasting Relief From Depression (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Gregory Jantz, a leading authority on mental and behavioral health, shares encouragement and help for those overwhelmed by feelings of guilt and shame associated with depression. He tells success stories from patients who’ve found hope and healing for mind, soul and body, by developing healthy habits, growing spiritually in your faith community, and taking prescribed medication when appropriate. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book Healing Depression for Life and the audio download of the broadcast "Finding Hope For Lasting Relief From Depression" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-01-30?refcd=1998606)   [Get More Episode Resources] (http://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/finding-hope-for-lasting-relief-from-depression-part-2-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   [We'd love to hear from you! Visit our Homepage to leave us a voicemail.] (https://podcasts.focusonthefamily.com/show/focus-on-the-family-broadcast/)   [If you've listened to any of our podcasts, please give us your feedback.] (https://focusonthefamily.com/podcastsurvey) ... Read more

31 Jan 2024

27 MINS

27:04

31 Jan 2024