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Jean Daly

Jean Daly is a wife, mother, and an advocate for children in foster care.  She is a volunteer for Maple Star Colorado, an independent, non-profit organization providing foster care, clinical, and community support systems.  Jean and her husband Jim have shared their home with foster children – both short and long term – since 2011. Jean also gives her time to the Flying Horse Foundation, helping provide Equine-Assisted Learning for children who have experienced trauma.  She is very active in a local church, and also enjoys hiking, glamping, and life with their two young-adult sons.

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Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage (Part 2 of 2)

Based on their book Marriage Triggers, Amber and Guy Lia discuss common, everyday things – from house cleaning and backseat driving to workaholism and lack of intimacy – which can provoke anger and tension in marriage. Our guests explain how couples can identify those ‘triggers’ and deal with them in a healthy way. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation. (Part 2 of 2)

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Identifying Triggers in Your Marriage (Part 1 of 2)

Based on their book Marriage Triggers, Amber and Guy Lia discuss common, everyday things – from house cleaning and backseat driving to workaholism and lack of intimacy – which can provoke anger and tension in marriage. Our guests explain how couples can identify those ‘triggers’ and deal with them in a healthy way. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation. (Part 1 of 2)

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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)

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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)

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When God Gives You the Family You Never Expected (Part 2 of 2)

Foster parents are often called “heroes” for bringing needy children into their home, but Jillana Goble argues that they are normal people who simply obeyed God’s call to care for orphans and widows. Joined by Jean Daly, sharing from their own experiences, they describe some of the common challenges of foster parenting, such as feeling overwhelmed, not knowing how past trauma affects behaviors today, loving children and giving them back to their bio parents, dealing with extra stress in your marriage and family and being stretched out of your comfort zone. (Part 2 of 2)

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When God Gives You the Family You Never Expected (Part 1 of 2)

Foster parents are often called “heroes” for bringing needy children into their home, but Jillana Goble argues that they are normal people who simply obeyed God’s call to care for orphans and widows. Joined by Jean Daly, sharing from their own experiences, they describe some of the common challenges of foster parenting, such as feeling overwhelmed, not knowing how past trauma affects behaviors today, loving children and giving them back to their bio parents, dealing with extra stress in your marriage and family and being stretched out of your comfort zone. (Part 1 of 2)

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Avoiding the Chore War

Shared responsibilities are a key to a successful marriage. Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley describe how they came to realize that household chores was a bone of contention in their marriage. After identifying the problem, working together, and communicating expectations, they were able to resolve a lot of conflict. Host Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, highlights common reasons for a couple’s “chore wars” and shares additional insights for creating a positive home environment, communicating expectations clearly, and reaching a win-win situation for both spouses.

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Foster Care: Making a Difference During the Formative Years

Jon and Dawn Stone give their perspective as temporary parents to children in the foster care system as well as describe how having grace will change their lives as well as your own. Jean Daly also joins to share some heartwarming stories from her time fostering with Jim and encourages you to ask God how you can be involved in this community to make an impact for children in need!

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Best of 2022: How to Speak Your Child’s Love Language (Part 2 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Chapman helps parents understand their child’s primary and secondary love language to keep their son or daughter’s “love tank” filled and to strengthen the parent-child bond. Jean Daly joins the discussion to share personal examples from the Daly family.

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Best of 2022: How to Speak Your Child’s Love Language (Part 1 of 2)

In this best of 2022 broadcast, Dr. Chapman helps parents understand their child’s primary and secondary love language to keep their son or daughter’s “love tank” filled and to strengthen the parent-child bond. Jean Daly joins the discussion to share personal examples from the Daly family. (Part 1 of 2)

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Filling Your Marriage With God’s Best

Pastor Levi Lusko and his wife, Jennie, describe how you and your spouse can experience a miraculous, God-blessed marriage through several intentional practices, including fulfilling your God-assigned roles, sacrificing for one another, celebrating your victories, and more. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation, offering her insights from their marriage of over 30 years.

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Finding God’s Healing After a Suicide Loss

Suicide has a devastating impact on families and finding hope and healing in Christ is essential for those reeling after a sudden loss. Rita Schulte and Jean Daly share about losing a loved one and how they processed their grief with others and sought help from the Lord to move forward in His strength.

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Thriving as a Wife and Mom in the Middle Years (Part 2 of 2)

Lisa-Jo describes how she helps her kids find the right kind of heroes into today’s culture, urging them to focus more on Jesus than celebrities. She shares a story about how her brothers are navigating a cancer diagnosis and how their faithfulness in parenting and supporting their families inspires her. (Part 2 of 2)

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Thriving as a Wife and Mom in the Middle Years (Part 1 of 2)

In this broadcast, Lisa-Jo Baker depicts how to be comfortable in the “middle years” of your life. She describes coming to terms with her own sense of beauty and accepting her body after birthing 3 kids. She also embraces the everyday “ordinary” in her marriage to her husband Pete, which doesn’t sound as glamorous as a Hollywood romance, but is much more real. Jean Daly joins the conversation. (Part 1 of 2)

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How to Speak Your Child’s Love Language (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Chapman helps parents understand their child’s primary and secondary love language to keep their son or daughter’s “love tank” filled and to strengthen the parent-child bond. Jean Daly joins the discussion to share personal examples from the Daly family. (Part 2 of 2)

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How to Speak Your Child’s Love Language (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Chapman helps parents understand their child’s primary and secondary love language to keep their son or daughter’s “love tank” filled and to strengthen the parent-child bond. Jean Daly joins the discussion to share personal examples from the Daly family. (Part 1 of 2)

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Giving Up Sugar, Tasting God’s Goodness

Author Wendy Speake explains how she developed a closer relationship with God after overcoming her sugar addiction which she had been turning to for comfort in the face of life’s difficulties, and challenges listeners to pursue spiritual transformation by overcoming their own addictions. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation to share her personal experiences.

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What Your Spouse Really Needs

We all have things we want from our spouse. But there’s an important distinction between a need and a desire. John, Greg and Erin will explain what true needs are in marriage. Featuring guests Dr. Kevin Leman and Jean Daly.

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Enjoying Special Days With Your Family

Author Becky Kiser offers practical guidance for making special days – including holidays, birthdays, and summer vacation – more meaningful and enjoyable for your family. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation to share her suggestions.

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Remembering the Hope of Heaven

In a follow-up to our recent broadcast “Holding on to the Hope of Heaven,” Pastor John Burke returns to offer encouragement as he shares hope-filled stories from people who have had near-death experiences and received a glimpse of the beautiful destination that awaits followers of Christ. John and Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, inspire listeners to imagine heaven and hold on to the hope of eternal life promised by God.

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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. Jim Daly’s wife, Jean, joins the conversation.

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Embracing Grace, Fun, and Family This Holiday Season

Becky Kiser and Jean Daly offer practical suggestions for filling your family’s holiday season with peace, joy, faith, and fun.

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Experiencing the Lands of the Bible

My journey in the Judean Desert has taught me to read Scripture in a new way

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Marriage Meditation – Adjusting to Your Spouse’s Personality

Couples often say one of their toughest challenges is adjusting to their spouse’s personality. Sound familiar? If so, here’s help.

Healthy Living for Age 50 and Beyond (Part 2 of 2)

Healthy Living for Age 50 and Beyond (Part 2 of 2)

In a conversation based on his book Fit Over 50, Dr. Walt Larimore and Mrs. Jean Daly explain how those over age 50 can pursue good health in its four primary aspects – physical, emotional/mental, relational, and spiritual. Though geared toward older people, the principles discussed apply to all ages. (Part 2 of 2)

Healthy Living for Age 50 and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)

Healthy Living for Age 50 and Beyond (Part 1 of 2)

In a conversation based on his book Fit Over 50, Dr. Walt Larimore and Mrs. Jean Daly explain how those over age 50 can pursue good health in its four primary aspects – physical, emotional/mental, relational, and spiritual. Though geared toward older people, the principles discussed apply to all ages. (Part 1 of 2)

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Helping Kids Thrive in the Middle School Years (Part 2 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly explain how parents can successfully navigate the challenges they face in dealing with the physical, emotional and social changes their children experience during the middle school years. (Part 2 of 2)

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Helping Kids Thrive in the Middle School Years (Part 1 of 2)

Cynthia Tobias and Jean Daly explain how parents can successfully navigate the challenges they face in dealing with the physical, emotional and social changes their children experience during the middle school years. (Part 1 of 2)

Faith Conversation: Money

The Lord knows we’re prone to want more than we currently have, even if we have a lot. To help us combat these cravings, God provides the best available counsel to manage this challenge — the Bible.

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Practical Tips for Getting Organized (Part 2 of 2)

Kathi Lipp and Jean Daly discuss the value of house organization and explain what it means to treat your living space like a “grown-up kindergarten room.” Our guests also offer suggestions for best cleaning practices. (Part 2 of 2)

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Practical Tips for Getting Organized (Part 1 of 2)

Kathi Lipp and Jean Daly discuss the value of house organization and explain what it means to treat your living space like a “grown-up kindergarten room.” Our guests also offer suggestions for best cleaning practices. (Part 1 of 2)

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Embracing the Messiness of Parenting (Part 2 of 2)

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and his wife, Jean, discuss the cultural pressure moms and dads feel to be perfect parents with perfect children, and explain how imperfect families can actually be healthy families when grace is freely given and received. Dr. Meg Meeker sits in as host. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Embracing the Messiness of Parenting (Part 1 of 2)

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly and his wife, Jean, discuss the cultural pressure moms and dads feel to be perfect parents with perfect children, and explain how imperfect families can actually be healthy families when grace is freely given and received. Dr. Meg Meeker sits in as host. (Part 1 of 2) 

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Parenting Tips for the Middle School Years (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman and Mrs. Jean Daly offer parents of middle schoolers advice and encouragement in a discussion based on Dr. Leman’s new book, Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama. (Part 2 of 2)

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Parenting Tips for the Middle School Years (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman and Mrs. Jean Daly offer parents of middle schoolers advice and encouragement in a discussion based on Dr. Leman’s new book, Planet Middle School: Helping Your Child Through the Peer Pressure, Awkward Moments & Emotional Drama. (Part 1 of 2)

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Connecting as a Couple Despite Your Differences

Focus on the Family President 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. They also offer insights from their new couples devotional, The Best Year of Your Marriage.