A few weeks ago I shared a moving video about a young couple and their unborn child that inspired many of you to tell me your own stories of love, loss and the dignity of every human life. Today I want to tell you how that video came to be – and to introduce you to the two very special men, a real-life father and son, who starred in the short feature “A Letter from Dad.”
- August 07, 2013 |
Pope Francis’ comments on homosexuality late last month made headlines around the world.
- August 06, 2013 |
The suspension of thirteen Major League Baseball stars today is a sordid and layered story, to be sure. That the investigation has played out over the course of several years is just one indication of the many protagonists and antagonists (and a whole lot of money) in the mix. Simply put, it’s a mess.
- August 05, 2013 |
Would you miss the birth of your child for the largest paycheck of your life?
- August 02, 2013 |
It’s not an easy road – but it’s a road that can be walked well. That’s the core message of our two-part broadcast: there is hope. By making a decision to put the kids first, divorced parents can raise their children in a loving environment despite the challenging circumstances.
- August 01, 2013 |
Scientists love to study how happy parents are (or aren’t). Year after year, news outlets report on the topic, touting studies that they say either find how unhappy parents are, or how much satisfaction and “positive emotion” children bring to their parents’ lives.
- July 31, 2013 |
By now you’ve heard that pastor and bestselling author Rick Warren returned to the pulpit this past Sunday for the first time since his son’s suicide in April.
- July 30, 2013 |
What struck me about this exchange was how this woman perceived hospitality. It mattered to her. Intuitively, she understood why it mattered that we extend warmth and care to others. Hospitality – or the lack of it – says something about us, and how we see the value of others.
- July 29, 2013 |
A video of Dustin Hoffman has gone viral. In it, the acclaimed actor shares the real reason why he agreed to star in the 1982 hit, “Tootsie,” a film about a man who dressed up as a woman to get more work.
- July 26, 2013 |
Here at Focus, we like to talk about “thriving families,” and yes, God wants your family to thrive. However, please understand that going through tough days doesn’t mean you’re not thriving. It just means you’re living through the messy beauty that is marriage and parenthood. It’s a process that’s meant to take you to God in prayer.
- July 25, 2013 |
The Wall Street Journal recently ran a rather provocative column on marriage and advice-giving, linking the practice to lower marital satisfaction rates.
- July 24, 2013 |
Do you remember Elizabeth Smart? Her story certainly broke my heart. In 2002, she was kidnapped from her own bedroom in Utah and held captive for nine months.
- July 23, 2013 |
Here at Focus, we’ve long promoted the idea that married couples thrive when they take the time to go on a regular “date night.” Yes, that’s right – in the middle of our fast-paced lives and parenting craziness, husband and wives should put in the effort to plan a time together to talk and connect outside of the normal routine.
- July 22, 2013 |
Usually commercials for cereal are pretty run-of-the-mill, but there’s one that recently generated a lot of conversation, and even some controversy.
The big announcement that Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge and the wife of Great Britain’s Prince William, was pregnant came with much fanfare last December.
Each year, thousands of pregnant couples throughout the U.S. find out through prenatal testing that the child they’re expecting has Down syndrome.
Yesterday I wrote about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the perspective of military marriages – what might couples expect after a war veteran returns home.
- July 17, 2013 |
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a contributing factor to the challenges many of these couples and families face.
- July 15, 2013 |
It’s a familiar formula for movie and TV plots: the hugely successful, workaholic husband and dad is a failure at home. His wife feels like he’s a stranger, and his kids resent him. The man’s life is crumbling around him, even while his career is in high gear. The reason the plot is used again and again is because it sadly echoes reality in far too many homes across the country.
- July 12, 2013 |
In a world where we can medically screen to ensure we have “perfect” babies, most people haven’t met someone with Down syndrome. They might assume the worst about the condition when in reality people with the condition are the sweetest you’ll ever meet.
- July 11, 2013 |