Relationships

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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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Games and Activities for Road Trips

various authors

Are you looking for new games to play and activities to do on your next road trip? Look no further. We've compiled a number of games and activities that work well in the car. 

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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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Fun Family Activities

Focus on the Family Magazine

Activities for those rainy-day blues

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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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Staycation: 7 Cabin Fever Rescues

various authors

When cabin fever strikes during your next staycation, here's a list of ideas to keep your kids entertained, instead of restless and bored. 

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Staycation: Family Field Trips

Andrea Gutierrez

What can you do on a staycation? If there's one way to cement a meaningful learning experience in the hearts and minds of children, it's field trips. As in, family field trips. Enrich your family time with low-cost, educational opportunities. 

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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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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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Right Now Love — Why Kids Should Visit the Elderly

Elsa Kok Colopy

Teach your children why it's important to serve the elderly, even if those served can't remember who the children are.

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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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Article

Time With Dad

Tim Parsons

Spending one-on-one time with kids allows for a deeper connection between Dads and children, especially when you help them look forward to the time, enjoy an activity with them and then reflect on what you did.

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Focus on the Family Minute

Episode

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

Episode

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

Episode

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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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 2 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 2 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Practical Advice for Parenting Teens (Part 1 of 2)

Dr. Kevin Leman offers practical advice to parents on maintaining a positive relationship with their children during the often-turbulent teen years. Jean Daly shares her perspectives as well. (Part 1 of 2) 

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Encouraging Men to be Good Dads (Part 2 of 2)

Care Net CEO Roland Warren explains how fathers can avoid common parenting mistakes in a discussion based on his book, Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid. (Part 2 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Encouraging Men to be Good Dads (Part 1 of 2)

Care Net CEO Roland Warren explains how fathers can avoid common parenting mistakes in a discussion based on his book, Bad Dads of the Bible: 8 Mistakes Every Good Dad Can Avoid. (Part 1 of 2)

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Focus on the Family Weekend

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms

This weekend, authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families.

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Focus on the Family Broadcast

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Hope and Encouragement for Stepmoms (Part 2)

Authors Kathi Lipp and Carol Boley share their experiences as stepmothers, offering humor, wisdom and hope to stepmoms and their families. (Part 2 of 2)

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