February 2nd, 2015

Effects of Technology on the Family

The Family Focus Radio Program is back after a long holiday break. On this week’s show, Phil and Dave discuss the fact that technology is so firmly ingrained in our society and some of the positive and negative ways that it can impact the family.

December 21st, 2014

Why Forgiveness is Important

On this episode, Phil and Dave discuss the topic of forgiveness and why it is so important to not only forgive others but to actively seek forgiveness from others when you need to.

December 14th, 2014

Learning from Divorced Couples

This week, Phil and Dave talk about the things that we can learn from divorced couples that can help us to protect and improve our own relationships. Some of the points that they will discuss are the necessity of affirmation and encouragement in a good marriage, as well as the importance of taking responsibility for your part in any struggles in your relationship and letting go of the past.

December 8th, 2014

Family Get-Togethers

With the holidays coming up, Phil and Dave decided it would be a good idea to talk about some of the conflicts that can tend to happen during family get-togethers and some suggestions for how to handle them.

November 24th, 2014

Proactive vs Reactive Parenting

On this week’s show, Phil and Dave discuss the benefits of parenting in a proactive way vs a reactive way.

November 17th, 2014

Appropriate Communication with Your Kids

On this episode, Phil and Dave talk about what is appropriate and what is inappropriate for you to talk about with or in front of your kids. A couple of the topics that they will touch on are the pros and cons of sharing negative aspects of your history with your kids and whether or not it is appropriate to have a dispute with your spouse in front of your kids.

November 10th, 2014

Emotionally Healthy Children

This week Dave and Phil discuss the importance of having emotionally healthy children. A couple of the ways that you can help your children to be emotionally healthy, that Dave and Phil will talk about, are bonding with your children at an early age and being intentional about guiding and being in tune with your child’s emotional needs.

October 13th, 2014

Learning from Our Parents

This week Phil and Dave talk about how we can improve our parenting skills by learning from what our own parents did. A few of the ways that you can learn from your parents is to look at what they did that was good, bad, missing, and confusing.

October 6th, 2014

Spouse Who is Struggling Emotionally

On this episode, Phil and Dave discuss the difficult topic of what to do when your spouse is struggling emotionally. They focus primarily on the struggles of depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, as these are very common issues, and what to do if you believe that your spouse may be having a problem with any of these areas.

September 29th, 2014

Dating

Many parents struggle with the topic of dating; how to talk to their kids about dating, when to allow their kids to date, etc. On this episode, Phil and Dave will discuss these issues, and will hopefully give parents some answers to some of these difficult questions.