Building Relationships

Portrait of multicultural family

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A Double Dose of Variety

Gareth Morgan and Michael Ridgeway

Raising kids in an intercultural home has many benefits.

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Get Your Kids to Talk to You

Mary E. DeMuth

Develop a conversational approach to parenting.

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Matthew West: On the Road

Jeremy V. Jones

Contemporary Christian artist Matthew West and his wife made some hard decisions, but once made, the whole family is enjoying life on the road.

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A granddaughter is giving hr grandmother a wrapped present

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Making Gifts for Grandma

Lori Stanley Roeleveld

Making gifts for our extended family has created even more meaningful relationships.

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A family sits down together, three generations, for a Sunday dinner

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Sunday Dinner With the Family

Karen Ehman

If you are fortunate enough to have extended family living nearby, why not resurrect the often-overlooked tradition of a family meal?

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An older woman side-hugging a child

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Linking the Generations

Kids need relationship with the elderly as much as the elderly need to interact with them. Here are some ways to connect these two generations.

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Sketch of Hosanna in a hospital bed with Autumn at her bedside

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From Pen Pals to Friends

Thomas Jeffries

Two girls formed a bond that spanned the miles — a bond that knew no bounds when one girl fell ill. Their friendship, a connection started through Clubhouse’s pen pal program, became a godsend for their families when crisis hit.

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Daughter and Dad looking at each other, smiling

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Dad Time

Your kids are important to you. Here are ways to show them that you like them and care about them.

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Family Fun and Faith

Do these fun and faith-filled activities with your kids to help you grow closer together as a family!

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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The Power of Moms in Community

Authors Jill Savage and Anne McClane discuss the need for moms to have good friends who will encourage and support them in the challenges of parenting.

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A toddler in summer clothes, sitting in a suitcase with things to use on the beach

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Vacations With Kids

From cruises to road trips to staycations, time off with kids is a great time to reconnect as a family and enjoy life together. Here are some ideas for helping you pack, get along and enjoy the time you have with your children.

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Illustration of 5 little cousins sitting on dock of a lake happily feeding gold fish. Row boat in background with a sign hanging above that says Cousin camp

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Cousin Camp

Linda Gilden

Create an event for all the kids in your extended family to come together for a mini-vacation . . . a cousin camp.

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Photo collage of family of four in field, dad looking through binoculars; various vacations options represented: hiking, dinosaur museum, state capitol, exploration, wildlife

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Find Field-Trip Attractions in Your Area

Andrea Gutierrez

Get links to U.S. and Canadian attractions that your family can visit.

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tween girl with friends

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A Place to Belong

Daniel P. Huerta

Help kids understand the difference between fitting in and belonging

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Empowering Your Family Through Love and Respect (Part 2)

Internationally known speaker, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, shares stories from his own childhood and parenting journey to paint a vivid picture of just how vital love and respect is to family as a whole. (Part 2 of 2)

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Empowering Your Family Through Love and Respect (Part 1)

Internationally known speaker, Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, shares stories from his own childhood and parenting journey to paint a vivid picture of just how vital love and respect is to family as a whole. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 2 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Overcoming Distractions to Connect With Your Family (Part 1 of 2)

Blogger and author Rachel Macy Stafford offers encouragement from her bestselling book, Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! (Part 1 of 2)

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illustration of a boy being goofy

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Do You Need to Lighten Up

Courtney DeFeo

Don't settle for a gloomy household. Instead, discover the fun in everyday family life.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Mending Fences

Newsflash! Mothers and daughters don’t always get along. Parenting expert Cheri Fuller suggests a way to mend those fences. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Minute

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Writing a Tribute to Dad

If you have a strained relationship with your father, hear how Dennis Mansfield’s wife helped him process the past  by listing why he’s thankful. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 2 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Finding True Connection in a Disconnected World (Part 1 of 2)

Author Erin Davis explains how social media and technology in general can lead to isolation and loneliness, and offers help for finding and maintaining strong, healthy relationships. (Part 1 of 2)

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