Holidays

A very young girl is staring into the top of a lit jack-o-lanter

Series

Halloween and Harvest Parties

What is the best alternative for a fall celebration for your family — Halloween, harvest parties, or something else? And what can you do with all the candy you get during the autumn season? 

Read more
Focus on the Family Broadcast

Episode

Finding True Joy at Christmas

In celebration of Christmas, Phil and Kay Robertson of the hit reality TV show Duck Dynasty share heartwarming and funny holiday stories from their famous family, and their faith in Jesus who is the true reason for the season.

Listen
Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

Christmas Fruit Cake

Years from now, it won’t be the Christmas gifts that you’ll remember.  It’ll be all the memories you created.

Listen
Focus on the Family Commentary

Episode

The Real Saint Nick

If I asked your children to tell me about Santa Claus, what would they say? I know there are many ways parents have told their children about this "jolly old elf", but however you've approached it in your family, be sure to tell your kids about the real Saint Nick.

Listen
Hands are shown writing a wish list with packages all around them

Article

Rethinking Christmas Wish Lists

Jill Savage

Help your teen move from receiving to giving — using these six simple strategies.

Read more
Family enjoying hot chocolate outdoors at a ski resort

Article

The Very Best Christmas Money Can't Buy

Gary Thomas

When your oldest child is 30, and you ask him or her, “What’s your most treasured Christmas memory?” what do you want to hear?

Read more
Illustration of a family of eight seating around a holiday dining table

Article

A "Relative" Challenge

Bill Maier

How do you handle a difficult relative at a family gathering?

Read more
Illustration of a mom holding the hand of a smiling little girl and leading her away from the Christmas tree

Article

Putting Christ Back Into Christmas

Brent Rinehart

Help your kids celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, not just the materialistic side of it.

Read more
Illustration of a husband and wife standing and looking at a nativity manger set in their living room

Article

Crowding the Manger

Marcy Hires

What does your Nativity say about you?

Read more
Boy and girl looking out window at the snow

Article

In the Small and Ordinary

Ann Voskamp

Catch glimpses of the miraculous in unexpected places.

Read more
Illustration of a little girl looking overwhelmed by a Christmas gathering with many toys, packages, cameras and relatives

Article

Calming the Holiday Din

Karen Crum

Simplify Christmas for kids with sensory sensitivities.

Read more
Baby waving American flag

Article

Freedom & Faith

Rebecca Hagelin

American liberties are based on Christian principles. As Christians, we should teach our children to be enthusiastic citizens.

Read more
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.

Listen
Illustration of a family sitting at a dinner table

Series

New Year's

Start the new year right! Consider these ideas for helping your family thrive throughout the coming year.

Read more
A child playing with the nativity set

Series

Christmas

Enjoy the Christmas season even more as you better understand the purpose of Christ's birth and shift your focus to serving others.

Read more
droids in nativity scene

Series

Christmas Traditions

Traditions are meant to be enjoyed by the whole family, but as your family changes, should your traditions? 

Read more
Toddler girl opening christmas gift sitting in front of a christmas tree

Article

Fewer Toys, More Christmas Joy

Amber Van Schooneveld

Parents of young children don’t need to spend a lot of money to make the holidays merry.

Read more
The cover and a page from the advent calendar "Knowing Him by Name."

Series

Advent Calendars

Find the perfect Advent calendar for your family to help you keep your eyes on Jesus during the Christmas season. 

Read more
Illustration of Connie and Wooten. The cover of the Adventures in Odyssey Advent Activity Calendar book shows to the right of Wooten.

Article

ADVENTures in Odyssey

Jim Daly

The characters in Odyssey are ready to help your kids enjoy the Christmas season with this Advent calendar.

Read more

Article

Journey to the Manger

Focus on the Family Magazine

Learn more about Bible characters as your family counts down to Christmas. Although no longer a free download, you can still purchase this calendar.

Read more
Girl and boy sitting at a table with pies on it. The boy is laughing after having poked his thumb into a pumpkin pie.

Series

Thanksgiving

From family traditions to a bountiful feast shared with friends, Thanksgiving is an ideal time to refocus our hearts on God and teach our children what it truly means to be grateful.

Read more
A group of deployed military personnel with their boxes from Operation Gratitude

Article

How to Honor and Support Those Who Serve

various authors

Model a healthy respect for your country's military men and women to your kids through activities, your words and actions. 

Read more
Jim Daly laughing with his sons

Article

Father's Day

Jim Daly

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

Read more