Holidays

Two children greeting military man home on leave

Article

Honoring Those Who Serve

various authors

Consider modeling a healthy respect for your country's military personnel and teaching your kids to thank men and women in uniform for their sacrifice and service.

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Jim Daly laughing with his sons

Article

Father's Day

Jim Daly

Jim Daly encourages families to make the most of Father's Day.

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The waist and legs of a child holding a valentine while wearing striped socks and a tutu

Article

Valentine's Day Cards and Activities

Sheila Seifert (and others)

It’s easier than ever to let your family and friends know how much you care.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Jesus Was Here on Earth

Mommy blogger Melanie Shankle recalls her daughter’s reaction to the Christmas story. Listen to the full program here.

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A girl helping give out bags of food

Article

An Others-Centered Christmas

Kay Wyma

Help your kids get more out of Christmas.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Plan for the Holidays

Family get-togethers are supposed to be a big part of the reason we experience joy during the holidays.  But it often doesn’t work that way.

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illustration of a girl at a party that looks lonely

Article

Blending Christmas Traditions

Heather M. Browne

Help your kids feel it's their holiday, too.

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droids in nativity scene

Article

While Droids Stood Watch

Paul Asay

Sometimes it’s nice to give traditions a little twist.

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A child playing with the nativity set

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The Purpose of Christmas

Alex McFarland

Jesus Christ was born for a purpose. Help your children understand the reason for His birth.

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A tween looking at a Christmas tree

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Updating Tired Traditions

Marian Fritzemeier

Do you need to tweak what you do at Christmas so your kids will enjoy your family's activities as they grow older?

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man with infant son

Article

Joseph: Not Your Ordinary Father

Glenn Stanton

How does Christ's earthly father reflects God's love of fatherhood

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illustration of two men arguing over a meal in front of a child

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Handling Holiday Conflict

Jill Hart

Walk through tough holiday times with your children to show them how to handle conflict between extended family.

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A family with extended family sitting around the holiday table

Article

Seven People at Your Thanksgiving Table

Erin Smalley

Spend time planning how you will successfully model Christ's love to your children as you manage extended family dynamics.

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Family eating a holiday meal

Article

Thanksgiving Traditions

Donna Brennan , Sally Jadlow , Joanne Kraft , Letitia Suk , and Jeannie Vogel

Thriving Family asked parents to share a cherished tradition that has helped their family experience real gratitude.

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Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast

Episode

Getting Organized for Christmas

Author Kathi Lipp offers practical suggestions for planning your family's Christmas celebration so that it can be budget-friendly, stress-free and Christ-centered. 

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woman with a Christmas package

Article

Get Organized to Reduce Christmas Stress

Ellie Kay

Start now to de-stress the Christmas holiday season through the use of a simple checklist! 

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child holding a paper that says "Thank you!"

Article

Show Kids How to Appreciate Their Pastor

Pam Woody

Celebrate Clergy Appreciation Month by teaching your kids to show gratitude to your family's pastor.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Learn Money Personalities From Easter Candy

Financial expert and mom, Bethany Palmer, says you can learn how your child handles money using their Easter candy. Listen to the full program here.

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Blackboard sign that says: My New Year Resolutions.

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Three Ways to Keep the Best New Year's Resolution

Janine Petry

Need a New Year's resolution your kids can keep? Consider: This year, I resolve to intentionally listen for God’s voice in Scripture and respond to Him.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Christmas Traditions

Do you have a favorite Christmas tradition?  If not, let me encourage you to start one this Christmas season.  Traditions can fill your home with richness and meaning for years to come.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Norwegian Christmas Ornaments

Memories are always created around Christmas and here’s Dr. Kevin Leman sharing an interesting one on today’s Focus on the Family Minute. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Tracking Santa

It’s been a staple of the holiday season for almost 60 years.  But if it hadn’t been for someone who believed in the spirit of Christmas, it might never have happened.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

Jesus Was Here on Earth

Mommy blogger, Melanie Shankle recalls her daughter’s reaction to the Christmas story. Listen to the full program here.

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Focus on the Family Weekend

Episode

Embracing the Reality of Christmas and Connecting as a Couple Despite Your Differences

In Part 1 of this weekend's program, storyteller Al Andrews shares a dramatic reading of his narrative called A Walk One Winter Night. For more information, see the daily broadcast episode Embracing the Reality of Christmas.

In Part 2, Jim Daly and his wife, Jean, offer advice and encouragement to couples as they describe how they worked through their differences in the early years of their marriage. To learn more, see the daily broadcast episode Connecting as a Couple Despite Your Differences.

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