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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
GUEST POST: The Qualities I Thought My Future Husband Should Have

He’s tall, dark and handsome. Witty. Intellectual. Smart. Well-read. Spontaneous. Motivated. Masculine. Good hair, good dresser. Musically talented. Organized. Creative. Responsible. Strong handshake. He also hates cats, but loves chocolate and talking about feelings. He spends most Saturdays volunteering at the homeless shelter or rescuing stray kittens. He’s working toward his MBA.

Relationships: Inconvenience or Divine Appointment?

Are you busy? Silly question, right? Who isn’t? Everybody seems to be racing from one place to another and scrambling to get the next thing on their to-do list checked off.

Marriages and Wisdom

Isn’t summer great? It’s the season for family vacations, blooming flowers, patriotic celebrations, and best of all – weddings. June, July, and August continue to be the most popular months to get married.

Supreme Court Rulings Update

By now, you’ve probably heard about the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on June 30th, which upheld the protection of religious liberties. At issue was one facet of the Affordable Care Act which would have forced many business owners to violate their religious principles by requiring them to fund possible abortion-causing drugs in their company health plans.

Key to Your Success

A lot of people assume it’s their circumstances that determine their attitude. But that’s really not the case. It’s actually quite the opposite.

Guest Post: New Research About Kids With Two Moms

A new study from the University of Melbourne in Australia on how kids from same-sex homes fare is getting a good deal of press. Perhaps you’ve seen the news stories and wondered if this changes the nature of the debate over the importance of the family? It does not.

Balancing a Busy Family Life

Life just keeps moving faster and faster for all of us. With jobs and kids and all that goes into running a household, daily life can be difficult to balance. Fortunately, there are a couple of ways to make that task a little easier.

Keeping Your Priorities in Order

I often hear from folks who want to reprioritize their lives. They just don’t know how. I get it.

The Cost of American Independence

When it comes to America’s sovereignty, freedom has never been free. Dating back to the Revolutionary War right up until our ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, over 1.3 million Americans have died in combat.

Guest Post: The Hobby Lobby Decision and Wedding Vendors

The Supreme Court’s June 30 decision, which protects Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties from having to pay for possible abortion-causing drugs in company health plans, was a necessary win for religious freedom.

Testifying to the Gospel of God’s Grace

Our family is visiting Mt. Rushmore this 4th of July weekend.

The Three Most Common Regrets of the Dying

It probably won’t surprise you, then, that in the fading hours of people’s lives, regrets often come to mind.

Is Your Smartphone Making You into an Android?

But I wonder if technology has mostly become a cheap substitute for good old conversation? Not only with our fellow man, but with our Heavenly Father.

BREAKING: Supreme Court Upholds Religious Freedom

This is a great day for religious freedom.

She Told Him She’d Marry Him All Over Again

Many weddings take place in the month of June. It’s a happy time of starry-eyed couples pledging each other a lifetime of love and commitment.

Loving Dads Help Pass On Faith to Kids

In a previous blog post I wrote on passing along a faith that lasts to your children. That post focused on the most important factor parents can do: live out a vibrant faith themselves.

Why Are You Thankful for Your Pastor?

The broadcast team and I are working on a program to honor our pastors, and we’d like your help.

Guest Post: Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties.

Last week I introduced a series by Bruce Hausknecht, Focus’ judicial analyst, on two cases currently before the U.S. Supreme Court. These cases can potentially have far-reaching implication on the state of religious liberties in our country, which is why it’s important that Christians understand what’s going on – and what’s at stake.

What Seattle Pacific University Students Taught Me

Earlier this month, a young male started shooting a gun at Seattle Pacific University, a Christian school. Before he stopped to reload his weapon, he had killed one and injured three others. A 22-year old student, Jon Meis, put himself in harm’s way to stop the gunman from inflicting further harm.

What Does the Bible Say About Homosexuality and Eating Shrimp?

Same-sex marriage is in the news. That’s partly the result of various national-level religious liberty debates stemming from Christian photographers, florists and bakers conscientiously declining to participate in homosexual marriage ceremonies – and the lawsuits that they’ve had to face.

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