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

Original Air Date 11/22/2014

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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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Al Andrews

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Al Andrews is the founder and executive director of Porter's Call which is dedicated to counseling, supporting and encouraging recording artists and their families. He's authored several books including a children's work called The Boy, the Kite and the Wind, and a Christmas book titled A Walk One Winter Night. Al is also a counselor who worked in private practice for more than 10 years. He and his wife, Nita, reside in Nashville and have two sons.


Jim Daly

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Jim Daly is an author and broadcaster, president of Focus on the Family and host of the daily broadcast, heard by more than 6.3 million listeners a week and honored as 2012 Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters.

Under his leadership, the ministry has reinvigorated its traditional focus on helping couples build strong marriages and raise healthy, resilient kids. Daly and his wife, Jean, have two sons and are currently parenting two children transitioning from foster care. They live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Jean Daly

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Jean Daly became a Christian in 2nd grade and rededicated her life to Christ at 17. She attended the University of California at Davis and earned her degree in Biology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Jean has been married to her husband, Jim, since 1986; they have two boys.