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Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family and host of its National Radio Hall of Fame-honored daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S. He is husband to Jean and father to Trent and Troy.
How to Be a Good Dad When You Didn’t Have One

If you want to know how much dads matter in the lives of their children, ask me – I didn’t grow up with a dad. My biological dad, stepdad and foster dad were all out of my life by the time I turned 13. It’s tough to go through life with a father who’s either physically or emotionally absent. But don’t take my word for it; just look at the statistics. They’ll show you how things go awry when a dad’s not at home.

WATCH: Men and Women Are Different

It’s a minute-long video that shares a reality some would want to deny.

Jesus, the Lamb of God

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Did You Hear What Happened in Denver Last Night?

It's not every day that you find a high-ranking Catholic prelate standing with a bullhorn on the steps of a state capital building, leading the public in prayer for the defense and protection of pre-born life.

This is Not Why Jesus Died

The New York Times ran an interesting opinion piece this weekend: “Raising a Moral Child.”

WATCH: Elderly Couple Demonstrates Marital Joy

A couple of months ago I blogged about marriage and joy. In that post, I encouraged Christian couples to live out a marriage that exemplified the goodness of God’s design by enjoying each other and having fun together.

WATCH: Behind the Scenes of Focus’ “Irreplaceable” Movie

I’ve been blogging a lot about “Irreplaceable,” Focus on the Family’s first movie debuting in a one-night theater event on May 6. In these posts, I mention how Tim Sisarich, the former executive director of Focus on the Family New Zealand, serves as the host to the documentary on family. On today’s broadcast, you’ll get to meet Tim.

Who’s the Better Christian?

Let’s try to guess which of these two men is doing more to expand the Kingdom of God.

WATCH: Help Your Family Thrive for 3 Generations

Toss a pebble into a lake, and the resulting ripple impacts the entire body. In the same way, you have the ability to positively influence your family by taking small steps that create big impact.

Can Our Film “Irreplaceable” Rise Above Censorship Efforts?

It started in December, when Focus on the Family first began running “Irreplaceable” trailers in cinemas across the nation. The trailer – which you can watch on YouTube – was benign, a collection of clips with a voiceover of host Tim Sisarich asking what happened to the belief in traditional family. What happened to the view that a man and woman should marry, raise children and remain committed for a lifetime?

Dave Ramsey Likens Focus Movie/Curriculum to “Investment in Your Family”

It’s hard to believe we’re less than a month away from debuting “Irreplaceable,” Focus on the Family’s first-ever movie. We’re working hard to be ready for the big one-day event that will take place on May 6 in more than 700 cinemas nationwide – we’re making final edits to the film and spreading the word via media interviews.

Good News: Common-Sense Abortion Industry Rules Upheld in Texas

The first time some people heard of the dangers abortion can pose for the woman was during the court trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell last year. Kermit Gosnell was ultimately found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died from complications from her abortion.

How to Respond to the Ousting of Mozilla’s CEO

This is the kind of news story that will make you shake your head at where we are as a culture.

Practical Help for the Spiritually Stuck

Do you ever feel spiritually stuck? If so, you’re not alone. Research suggests that 80 percent of North American Christians spend three to four months of the year feeling disconnected from God. As a result, they might become frustrated with the church and they might stop growing in their faith.

Day of Dialogue Helps Students Express Their Biblical Views

About 90 percent of today’s school-age children attend public schools – and they’re discussing a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic in their classes.

Ghastly Revelation Gives Abortion Debate a Moment of Clarity

The news came as a shocker to many: British hospitals were incinerating the remains of aborted and miscarried babies to heat their facilities. How can we not be aghast at this news… at this act committed against these precious little bodies?

Guys… Put Down the Phone

I’m not that old, but I can remember the days when young men and women who were interested in each other interacted in ways that were pretty low-tech compared to today’s standards. If a guy liked a girl but wasn’t able speak with her in person he picked up the phone and called her. If he couldn’t do that, he wrote her a letter. Remember those?

WATCH: Sneak Peak to “Irreplaceable” Film Features Eric Metaxas

Focus on the Family’s first feature-length film, “Irreplaceable” will debut in a one-night theatrical event in more than 700 cinemas nationwide on May 6. I want to share a clip from the movie that really sets up what the documentary is all about.

How Focus’ Staff Gives Back

Here’s a heartwarming story as we close in on the end of the week: there’s a Colorado young woman who’s taking care of preemies and their families in a most thoughtful way.

World Vision’s Reversal Is the Right Decision

Since its founding in 1950, World Vision has put the teachings of Jesus Christ into daily practice around the world by feeding and caring for those in dire need. As a ministry, it’s been one the great gems of evangelical Christendom. Their organization has made – and is making - a dramatic difference in the lives of countless individuals.

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