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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
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.

Why I'm Not Despairing Over the Marriage Rulings

Today's two rulings do not touch the 38 states across our nation that enshrine natural marriage as law. And the two rulings don't diminish the job of the Church to proclaim God's truth to a culture that desperately needs it.

Why Orthodox Christians Should Appreciate an Unorthodox Bono

As Bono spoke, the phrase from the Bible that ran through my mind was from the Epistle of James: “faith without works is dead” (2:26). In other words, don’t just talk the talk, walk the walk. It’s a basic tenet of Christian orthopraxy: following God and living by faith takes practice. And loving God and obeying His Word is nothing if not practical.

Bono in the Spotlight

By now you may have heard that Bono will be our special guest on tomorrow’s broadcast. Yes, that Bono – the rock star and human rights activist who is also a committed Christian. In fact, it’s his faith that motivates him to help those in extreme poverty and living with HIV/AIDS.

On the Closure of Exodus International

Over the years Focus has enjoyed working with Exodus’ leadership, including its current president, Alan Chambers. The dedicated team at Exodus has been used by the Lord to educate, inspire and encourage countless people.

Dr. Al Mohler Remembers His Father

I want to thank Dr. Mohler for his openness in sharing these heartfelt reflections. He's given us an intimate glimpse into a father-son relationship that is so sacred and so special that it is eclipsed only by the bond between God, our Heavenly Father, and His children.

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