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Jim Daly Christian Blog and Commentary Archives

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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. Jim's Focus on the Family Blog
Three Things to Remember Before Giving Advice to Your Spouse

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a rather provocative column on marriage and advice-giving, linking the practice to lower marital satisfaction rates.

Why You Can’t Teach Just Abstinence

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.

I Want YOU… to Share Your Date Night Stories, Questions and Advice

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.

VIDEO: Watch Cheerios’ Controversial Commercial

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.

Did You Notice This About the Royal Baby?

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.

To Moms Who’ve Received a Prenatal Down Syndrome Diagnosis

Each year, thousands of pregnant couples throughout the U.S. find out through prenatal testing that the child they’re expecting has Down syndrome.

How Couples Can Work Through PTSD

Yesterday I wrote about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder from the perspective of military marriages – what might couples expect after a war veteran returns home.

Things to Remember About PTSD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a contributing factor to the challenges many of these couples and families face.

Why Treating Your Family Like Customers is a Good Idea

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.

The Story Behind the Preborn Baby with Down Syndrome

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.

Five Things Every Dad Should Know

When I was an eight-year-old boy, I looked to Hank, the father figure in my life, for all the things the other kids my age seemed to enjoy with their dads. Sadly, Hank wasn’t willing to be engaged in my life. He adored my mom, but my siblings and I were simply excess baggage.

- What Kind of Person Are You? -

At the very core of Christianity is an understanding of our own inadequacy. I do not possess any strength or power - or even purpose - outside of Jesus Christ. I am entirely dependent upon Him to lift me up when I fall down, which I do on a daily basis.

Was George Carlin Right?

The late comedian George Carlin once said, “Some national parks have long waiting lists for camping reservations. When you have to wait a year to sleep next to a tree, something is wrong.”

Trent’s First Fish

Have you ever noticed that when kids are young and growing fast, something from only four years back seems like an eternity ago? In that spirit, I’d like to share a great memory with you - "way back" from 2009. I hope it brings a smile to your face. Have a great weekend!

You’re Free to Have Fun

Last year Pastor Mark posted a blog on July 4 that caught my attention, so I wanted to share it with you today. It continues on the theme I blogged about on Tuesday, about vacations and rest.

VIDEO: See a Love Story 50 Years in the Making

True love can stand the tests of time and illness.

On Vacations and Rest

Summer is officially here, and along with it comes a season when many families take time to vacation and be together to rest.

- How Your Relationship with Your In-Laws Impacts Your Marriage -

According to a newly released study, men who are on good terms with their wives’ parents are more likely to enjoy a long-lasting marriage than those who struggle to get along with their in-laws.

Analyzing the Supreme Court’s Decisions on Marriage

On today’s Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast, you’ll hear as Dr. Al Mohler, Focus Board member and president of Southern Seminary and George Mason University law professor Helen Alvare and I discuss the rulings expected impact to families and the Church.

Millennial Support for Marriage is #NotDeadYet

Millions of teens and twenty-somethings are standing firm for marriage. Among them are the brightest young men and women we welcome each year to our Focus Leadership Institute, where they learn about Christian worldview and God’s design for marriage and family.

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