Focus on the Family with Jim Daly podcast

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!

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

Practical Ways to Celebrate Your Marriage

Jay and Laura Laffoon laugh their way through a conversation on practical ways to celebrate your marriage. This couple of over thirty-nine years talks about how to enjoy your spouse by improving your day-to-day habits and attitudes. Work, parenting, and the realities of life can keep couples from taking the time to invest in each other, so Jay and Laura advise couples about how to be intentional and connect more deeply.   [Receive the book Celebrate Your Marriage and the audio download of the broadcast "Practical Ways to Celebrate Your Marriage" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-07-19?refcd=2100208)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/practical-ways-to-celebrate-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/) ... Read more

Yesterday

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26:58

Yesterday


#99

Moms and Anger: Understanding Your Triggers (Part 2 of 2)

Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry. They share their journeys overcoming their own triggers, like when their children disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can prepare to handle their triggers in a healthier way. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book Triggers and the audio download of the broadcast "Moms and Anger: Understanding Your Triggers" 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-2024-07-17?refcd=2099304)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/moms-and-anger-understanding-your-triggers-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/) ... Read more

18 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:05

18 Jul 2024


#98

Moms and Anger: Understanding Your Triggers (Part 1 of 2)

Amber Lia and Wendy Speake discuss common external and internal triggers that can make mothers angry. They share their journeys overcoming their own triggers, like when their children disobey and complain, and when they have to deal with exhaustion. Our guests offer encouragement to moms and explain how they can prepare to handle their triggers in a healthier way. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book Triggers and the audio download of the broadcast "Moms and Anger: Understanding Your Triggers" 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-2024-07-17?refcd=2099304)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/moms-and-anger-understanding-your-triggers-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/) ... Read more

17 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:14

17 Jul 2024


#97

When God Allows Suffering (Part 2 of 2)

Joni explores the question of why God doesn’t heal every disease and every pain we suffer. She shares her struggles with deep depression after being paralyzed at age 17, and her ardent pursuit of healing from the Lord. After much disappointment, Joni’s perspective changed for the better when she realized that God was more concerned about healing her soul than healing her body. She also reveals the problems that her disability has caused in her marriage to her husband Ken, and how the Lord helped them through those difficult years. As a bonus on day one, we share a brief conversation between Jim Daly and Ken Tada about his deep love for Joni, and the Lord, and how having an attitude of service has helped him cope as the husband of a quadriplegic. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book Joni & Ken the audio download of the broadcast "When God Allows Suffering" 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-2024-07-15?refcd=2100102)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/when-god-allows-suffering-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/) ... Read more

16 Jul 2024

26 MINS

26:40

16 Jul 2024


#96

When God Allows Suffering (Part 1 of 2)

Joni explores the question of why God doesn’t heal every disease and every pain we suffer. She shares her struggles with deep depression after being paralyzed at age 17, and her ardent pursuit of healing from the Lord. After much disappointment, Joni’s perspective changed for the better when she realized that God was more concerned about healing her soul than healing her body. She also reveals the problems that her disability has caused in her marriage to her husband Ken, and how the Lord helped them through those difficult years. As a bonus on day one, we share a brief conversation between Jim Daly and Ken Tada about his deep love for Joni, and the Lord, and how having an attitude of service has helped him cope as the husband of a quadriplegic. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book Joni & Ken the audio download of the broadcast "When God Allows Suffering" 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-2024-07-15?refcd=2100102)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/when-god-allows-suffering-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/) ... Read more

15 Jul 2024

26 MINS

26:52

15 Jul 2024


#95

Pursuing Our Untamable God (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Encountering Our Wild God, Kim Meeder shares inspiring stories illustrating that we can experience more of God in our daily lives by trusting Him fully, even when we don’t fully understand His ways. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book Encountering Our Wild God and the audio download of the broadcast "Pursuing Our Untamable God" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-07-11?refcd=2095101)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/pursuing-our-untamable-god-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/) ... Read more

12 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:44

12 Jul 2024


#94

Pursuing Our Untamable God (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on her book Encountering Our Wild God, Kim Meeder shares inspiring stories illustrating that we can experience more of God in our daily lives by trusting Him fully, even when we don’t fully understand His ways. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book Encountering Our Wild God and the audio download of the broadcast "Pursuing Our Untamable God" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-07-11?refcd=2095101)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/pursuing-our-untamable-god-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/) ... Read more

11 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:15

11 Jul 2024


#93

How Your Family Can Manage Technology Well (Part 2 of 2)

Arlene Pellicane looks at some ways you can draw boundaries around your family’s tech use. She also identifies five healthy habits to cultivate in your child when it comes to relationships. You’ll gain some solid insight about technology and digital devices along with some practical tools for connecting with your children in the midst of their tech-driven world. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book Screen Kids and the audio download of the broadcast " How Your Family Can Manage Technology Well " 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-2024-07-09?refcd=2094304)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/how-your-family-can-manage-technology-well-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/) ... Read more

10 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:26

10 Jul 2024


#92

How Your Family Can Manage Technology Well (Part 1 of 2)

Arlene Pellicane looks at some ways you can draw boundaries around your family’s tech use. She also identifies five healthy habits to cultivate in your child when it comes to relationships. You’ll gain some solid insight about technology and digital devices along with some practical tools for connecting with your children in the midst of their tech-driven world. (Part 1 of 2)     [Receive the book Screen Kids and the audio download of the broadcast " How Your Family Can Manage Technology Well " 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-2024-07-09?refcd=2094304)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/how-your-family-can-manage-technology-well-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/) ... Read more

09 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:31

09 Jul 2024


#91

Pursuing Intimacy with a Reluctant Husband

Husbands and wives are different physically, emotionally and sexually. Tragically, 1 out of 3 married women have a greater sex-drive than their husbands, which can lead to shame, isolation, and conflict in their marriages. But couples can learn how to draw together and trust God through this struggle, and expand their understanding of intimacy in marriage.   [Receive the book I Want Him to Want Me and the audio download of the broadcast "Pursuing Intimacy with a Reluctant 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.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-07-08?refcd=2094702)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/pursuing-intimacy-with-a-reluctant-husband/#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/) ... Read more

08 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:01

08 Jul 2024


#90

Giving Your Child a Love for Adventure

As a teenager, Greta Eskridge’s love for adventure was sparked by an overseas mission trip with her dad to India. In this conversation, she provides practical tips for parents and families to help kids break out of technology addiction, get out of their comfort zone, and start adventuring together!    [Receive the book Adventuring Together and the audio download of the broadcast "Giving Your Child a Love for Adventure" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-07-05?refcd=2092302)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/giving-your-child-a-love-for-adventure/#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/) ... Read more

05 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:25

05 Jul 2024


#89

The Midnight Ride

To celebrate Independence Day, we’re featuring an Adventures in Odyssey drama. Listen in as John Avery Whitaker shares the story of Paul Revere, his famous ride, and the “shot heard ’round the world.”   [The Adventures in Odyssey Club helps the whole family grow closer to Jesus and to each other. Club membership includes unlimited, on-demand, streaming access to nearly 1,000 Adventures in Odyssey episodes—plus daily devotions, fun videos, faith-building activities and more! Join today and give your kids a virtual home away from home.] (https://www.adventuresinodyssey.com/join-the-adventure-for-free/?refcd=2092304)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/the-midnight-ride/#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/) ... Read more

04 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:53

04 Jul 2024


#88

The Search for a Godly Spouse (Part 2 of 2)

In a warm and upbeat speech given to college students, Alistair Begg challenges single men and women to measure any potential partner against six essential traits, such as a strong faith in Christ, integrity, and kindness. (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive Alistair Begg's book Lasting Love and the audio download of the broadcast "The Search for a Godly Spouse" 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-2024-07-02?refcd=1999303)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/the-search-for-a-godly-spouse-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/) ... Read more

03 Jul 2024

26 MINS

26:53

03 Jul 2024


#87

The Search for a Godly Spouse (Part 1 of 2)

In a warm and upbeat speech given to college students, Alistair Begg challenges single men and women to measure any potential partner against six essential traits, such as a strong faith in Christ, integrity, and kindness. (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive Alistair Begg's book Lasting Love and the audio download of the broadcast "The Search for a Godly Spouse" 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-2024-07-02?refcd=1999303)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/the-search-for-a-godly-spouse-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/) ... Read more

02 Jul 2024

27 MINS

27:19

02 Jul 2024


#86

From Foster Care to Family: How a Small Church is Making a Big Impact

Bishop W. C. Martin shares his remarkable story of leading his small church to adopt 77 children out of the foster care system, alongside the producer who's turned his story into a movie, Rebekah Weigel. Dr. Sharen Ford encourages and equips families to be a part of the movement Martin and Weigel are starting, to end the foster care crisis. Encourage hurting children with a suitcase bundle today. Your donation will not only support our Wait No More Foster Care and Adoption program efforts, but you’ll also offer a waiting child something comforting that they can call their own! And when you give, we'll say thanks by sending you a book, "Small Town, Big Miracle." Donate [here.] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-07-01?refcd=2092101) [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/from-foster-care-to-family-how-a-small-church-is-making-a-big-impact/#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/) ... Read more

01 Jul 2024

28 MINS

28:22

01 Jul 2024


#85

Strengthening Your Marriage Through Daily Choices

Pastor Ron Zappia and his wife, Jody, describe the turbulent early years of their marriage and how God's grace helped restore their relationship. They share the valuable lessons they learned through that process in a discussion based on their book, "The Marriage Knot: 7 Choices That Keep Couples Together." [Receive Ron & Jody's book "The Marriage Knot" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-06-28?refcd=2087503) [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/strengthening-your-marriage-through-daily-choices/#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/) ... Read more

28 Jun 2024

26 MINS

26:12

28 Jun 2024


#84

Finding God’s Peace by Understanding Psalm 23 (Part 2 of 2)

In an upbeat and fascinating presentation, Dr. Steve Farrar explains the meaning of Psalm 23 in the context of our roles as sheep who are led by the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. (Part 2 of 2) [Receive the book Gettin' There and an audio download of "Finding God's Peace by Understanding Psalm 23" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-06-26?refcd=2086510) [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/finding-gods-peace-by-understanding-psalm-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/) ... Read more

27 Jun 2024

27 MINS

27:31

27 Jun 2024


#83

Finding God’s Peace by Understanding Psalm 23 (Part 1 of 2)

In an upbeat and fascinating presentation, Dr. Steve Farrar explains the meaning of Psalm 23 in the context of our roles as sheep who are led by the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ. (Part 1 of 2) [Receive the book Gettin' There and an audio download of "Finding God's Peace by Understanding Psalm 23" for your donation of any amount!] (https://donate.focusonthefamily.com/don-daily-broadcast-product-2024-06-26?refcd=2086510) [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/finding-gods-peace-by-understanding-psalm-part-1-of-2/#featured-resource-cta)   ... Read more

26 Jun 2024

27 MINS

27:28

26 Jun 2024


#82

Retaining Your Identity in Motherhood (Part 2 of 2)

Alli Worthington, offers help and hope to you as a mom, encouraging you to focus on the majors and to enjoy your children in the stages they are in. She covers things like mom guilt, anger, feeling inadequate, and keeping the spark in your marriage. It’s an uplifting look at motherhood! (Part 2 of 2)   [Receive the book Remaining You While Raising Them and an audio download of "Retaining Your Identity in Motherhood" 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-2024-06-24?refcd=2086506)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/retaining-your-identity-in-motherhood-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/) ... Read more

25 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:09

25 Jun 2024


#81

Retaining Your Identity in Motherhood (Part 1 of 2)

Alli Worthington, offers help and hope to you as a mom, encouraging you to focus on the majors and to enjoy your children in the stages they are in. She covers things like mom guilt, anger, feeling inadequate, and keeping the spark in your marriage. It’s an uplifting look at motherhood! (Part 1 of 2)   [Receive the book Remaining You While Raising Them and an audio download of "Retaining Your Identity in Motherhood" 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-2024-06-24?refcd=2086506)   [Get More Episode Resources] (https://www.focusonthefamily.com/episodes/broadcast/retaining-your-identity-in-motherhood-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/) ... Read more

24 Jun 2024

28 MINS

28:03

24 Jun 2024