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Focus on the Family‘s popular radio drama series, Family Portraits, has captured the hearts and imaginations of listeners - young and old. This heart-warming collection of 13 family-oriented stories follows the continuing adventures of John Avery Whittaker (Whit) and his friends, residents of the town of Odyssey. Through their everyday foibles and frustrations, these characters illuminate the daily struggles we all face: sibling rivalry, the consequences of lying, the effects of divorce on kids, peer pressure, teen rebellion and the relationship between children and their parents.

These Family Portraits episodes are certain to find many practical uses around your home.

Episodes

  • #FP1: Whit's Visitor
    Whit finds a young boy named Davey Morrison hiding in his garage. The boy's parents are getting separated and Whit realizes Davey needs some help coping with the pain.
  • #FP2: Dental Dilemma
    Emily Forbes loves the dentist. But when her older brother frightens her with lies about her teeth, she fears Dr. Graves is going to pull all of them out!
  • #FP3: The New Kid in Town
    After a meeting his new neighbors, Whit reaches out to make their daughter feel welcome being the new kid.
  • #FP4: No Stupid Questions
    Chris Gottlieb, a man in a wheelchair, and Meg Stevens, a girl with a lot of questions, form an odd friendship when they help each other out.
  • #FP5: You're Not Gonna Believe This…
    Budgie likes to exaggerate and his cousin Jamie feels he just can't trust him anymore. After an incredibly over-the-top tale, Whit helps both Jamie and Budgie deal with their differences and accept each other for who they are.
  • #FP6: My Brother's Keeper
    Philip Callas gets angry during baseball practice and tells his younger brother Dean to go home. When Dean doesn't return home, the police get involved and try to track down the boy.
  • #FP7: While Dad's Away
    While showing a family around a house that is up for sale, Whit tells a couple the story behind the house and why the former owners decided to move.
  • #FP8: The Letter
    After her father embarrasses her in front of a friend, Stacy refuses to speak to him. Her mother intervenes and tries to prove to her how much her father actually loves her.
  • #FP9: A Different Kind of Peer Pressure
    The Hudson family is having trouble with peer pressure. The daughter, Blair, decides not be friends with a guy who is not considered "in" and her father, Richard, puts down a co-worker to fit in.
  • #FP10: In Memory of Herman
    When the Hardwick's family frog dies, they have to learn to deal with the death of a loved one and face some important life changing decisions.
  • #FP11: A Member of the Family (Part 1)
    Whit's grandson Monty comes to visit him but starts causing problems for Whit and the rest of the town when Monty starts acting out, feeling his grandfather has been treated him unfairly.
  • #FP12: A Member of the Family (Part 2)
    Whit's grandson Monty comes to visit him but starts causing problems for Whit and the rest of the town when Monty starts acting out, feeling his grandfather has been treated him unfairly.
  • #FP13: A Simple Addition
    In an effort to get attention, young Nicky does whatever he can to get his parents to stop thinking about their soon-to-be-born child.