Focus on the Family

Weekdays | 10:30am PT/1:30pm ET

For years, the Focus on the Family Broadcast has brought hope and encouragement to radio listeners across the country – and now it’s on TV! Tune in to watch hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller interview a variety of guests on topics that are relevant for couples, parents and Christians navigating today’s culture.

In the usual format, hosts Jim Daly and John Fuller will interview a variety of guests on topics that are relevant for couples, parents and Christians navigating today’s culture – but this time you’ll be able to see each guest being interviewed, connecting with them on a deeper level as if you’re sitting in the studio with them!

“Focus on the Family” can also be seen Weekdays at 4:30 am PT/7:30am ET.

For more, visit focusonthefamily.ca

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– EPISODE GUIDE –

Mon. May 7
Impacting the Culture by Walking with Jesus – Part 1

Lisa Harper talks about a challenging childhood and past involving abandonment from her father, sexual abuse as a child and decades of singleness. She shares how she strove to be the “perfect” Christian before she finally got to the breaking point when she realized she couldn’t do life without God.

Tues. May 8
Impacting the Culture by Walking with Jesus – Part 2 

In part two, Lisa Harper continues talking about how you can accept God’s love for your life and live out your faith in culture, despite any difficulties from your past. Watch as she shares her incredible journey of how God has worked powerfully in her life.

Wed. May 9
Practical Advice for New Parents – Part 1

Gary Chapman talks about how expectant and new parents can make good choices for themselves, their marriage and their kids. Learn how children radically change your schedule, that no two children are alike and how children’s emotional heath is as important as their physical heath.

Thurs. May 10
Practical Advice for New Parents – Part 2 

In part two of this broadcast, Gary Chapman is back discussing how children radically change your schedule, that no two children are alike and how children’s emotional heath is as important as their physical heath. Learn what you can do for your child’s development.

Fri. May 11
The Importance of Leaving and Cleaving

Ted Cunningham provides wise advice to newlyweds and their parents about the importance of separating emotionally, relationally and financially from their family of origin in order to form a strong bond with their new spouse. Learn how to honour your parents while also enjoying the oneness of marriage.

Mon. May 14
Sharing God’s Gift of Laughter Through Life’s Tragedies – Part 1 

With humour and candour, comedian Chonda Pierce discusses the struggles, tragedies and joys she’s experienced in her life – including childhood abuse from her mentally unstable father and her husband’s alcoholism. Find out how, through all of that, she’s learned to depend on God for strength and comfort.

Tues. May 15
Sharing God’s Gift of Laughter Through Life’s Tragedies – Part 2

In part two, Chonda Pierce continues discussing the struggles, tragedies and joys she’s experienced in her life – including childhood abuse from her mentally unstable father and her husband’s alcoholism. Find out how, through all of that, she’s learned to depend on God for strength and comfort.

Wed. May 16
Celebrating God Through Marriage, Faith and Music – Part 1 

Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, vulnerably describe how their marriage was impacted by his parents’ divorce and their adopted daughter’s death. Find a message of hope and perseverance for all married couples about trusting God and seeking Him even in the darkest valleys of life.

Thurs. May 17
Celebrating God Through Marriage, Faith and Music – Part 2

In part two of this special broadcast, Steven Curtis Chapman and his wife, Mary Beth, continue talking about the great joys and great sorrows of their marriage. Find a message of hope and perseverance for all couples about trusting God and seeking Him even in the darkest valleys of life.

Fri. May 18
Helping Your Child Deal with Bullies

Author and anti-bullying expert Nancy Rue casts a light on bullying and ways educators, parents and children can stop it. With heartbreaking stories of bullying she’s seen, Nancy offers practical tips and hope to help your child deal with bullies and equip you to put an end to bullying.

Mon. May 21
Establishing Good Communication in Your Marriage – Part 1

Dr. David Clarke discusses the typical communication styles of men and women, how men can be more intentional in initiating conversations and how to better navigate conflict. Both parts one and two finish with Dr. Clarke and hosts answering questions they’ve received from women.

Tues. May 22
Establishing Good Communication in Your Marriage – Part 2

In part two of this broadcast, Dr. Clarke continues talking about the need for romance, as well as how to address sin and pain in marriage. Both parts one and two finish with Dr. Clarke and hosts answering questions they’ve received from women.

Wed. May 23
Staying Together When Tragedy Strikes Your Marriage 

As a young wife and mother of a six-month-old boy, Katherine Wolf suffered from a brain-stem stroke and miraculously survived. Today she still struggles, but both she and her husband, Jay, talk openly about how they clung to their faith and decided to trust God for the future, even in the darkest days.

Thurs. May 24
Practical Advice for Raising Young Men – Part 1

With a little study and observation, you can understand your son and what he needs to thrive. Dr. Gregory Jantz discusses how parents can understand from a scientific and biblical perspective how their sons think and act.

Fri. May 25
Practical Advice for Raising Young Men – Part 2

In part two of this broadcast, Dr. Gregory Jantz continues talking about how boys develop, what they learn from their mom and dad, and how parents can come alongside and support them emotionally and academically.

Mon. May 28
Practical Help When You are Overwhelmed – Part 1

Authors Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory discuss practical ways to organize your schedule, say “no” when necessary, increase your capacity for joy, make time for the Sabbath and create a personal manifesto that states your values to help you make better choices in the future.

Tues. May 29
Practical Heal When You are Overwhelmed – Part 2

In part two, guests Kathi Lipp and Cheri Gregory continue discussing practical ways to organize your schedule, say “no” when necessary, increase your capacity for joy, make time for the Sabbath and create a personal manifesto that states your values to help you make better choices in the future.

Wed. May 30
Your New Roles with an Empty Nest 

Author Michele Howe discusses the transition empty nesters have to make to establish a new identity and parenting role when their children leave home. Watch for help on setting appropriate boundaries, the pain of dealing with a prodigal child, and how to refocus on your marriage.

Thurs. May 31
Uncovering Your Mom Personality – Part 1

Author Hettie Brittz outlines the four main personality types of moms, unpacking the positive and negative traits of each, and explains how a mom can have a thriving relationship with her children by harmonizing her personality type with theirs.

Fri. June 1
Uncovering Your Mom Personality – Part 2 

In part two of this broadcast, Hettie Brittz continues to share her journey to motherhood and the challenges she faced early on. Learn about how four main personality types work with kids’ different personalities and within the marriage relationship.

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