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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
Should Churches Display the American Flag?

With the opening of the Republican National Convention this week and the Democratic Convention next, the American flag will be front and center as members of both parties proudly fly and wave the red, white and blue.

5 Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

Terri Orbuch, a psychologist and research professor at the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research, recently identified some of the top common regrets of divorced couples.

Communion on the Moon

The passing of Neil Armstrong this past Saturday stirs up a wave of nostalgia for me. At the time he became the first man to walk on the moon, I was 7 and had just two great loves of my life: football and astronomy.

If You Think You Don't Have Time to Read

Once upon a time in the dead of winter in the Dakota Territory, Theodore Roosevelt took off in a makeshift boat down the Little Missouri River in pursuit of a couple of thieves who had stolen his prized rowboat.

What's So Wrong About a Church Feeding a Football Team?

A high school football coach in Georgia is under investigation today for allowing his football team to receive meals from local church groups.

Tim Tebow, Chastity and New York

Is it more difficult to remain a virgin in New York City than elsewhere in America?

Have a Quiet Child? Here are Three Things You Must Do

Susan Cain is the best-selling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. A popular lecturer, the Harvard-trained lawyer offers terrific insight and advice for everybody in her book, but especially for parents who have quiet-tempered children.

The Secret to Finding Joy

Do you want to have Christian joy?

Video: How to Make a Difference

In East Los Angeles you’ll find a little boy with a big imagination. Only 9 years old, Caine Monroy spent his summer at his dad’s auto parts store with nothing much to do. So with the help of a little packing tape and a lot of creativity, he turned a back room full of empty boxes into a makeshift arcade.

A Dad Reflects on the First Day of School

Today I want to share with you a poignant reflection from my friend and colleague, James Anderson. If you have children, I know you’ll relate to his words.

Reaction to the Shooting at the Family Research Council

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends at FRC. Senseless shootings like this are always tragic; but there’s an extra measure of sadness and disbelief when it hits so close to home. We are thankful that the heroic security guard who subdued his alleged shooter was not more seriously wounded.

Would You Take Friends on Your Honeymoon?

According to a recent article in The New York Times, more and more couples are bringing their friends and even their parents on their honeymoon. In fact, there’s even a newly coined term for the practice: The Buddymoon.

Five Things This Hero Taught Us About Fighting Evil

Nellie Gray, “the mother of the March for Life” each year in Washington, D.C., has died. She was 86.

Two of My Favorite Quotes

"When a man is getting better, he understands more and more clearly the evil that is still left in him. When a man is getting worse, he understands his own badness less and less. A moderately bad man knows he’s not very good: a thoroughly bad man thinks he’s all right."

What You Won't Hear at the Olympics

Next to the actual moment of victory, one of the most inspiring scenes at any Olympics has to be the sight of a gold-medal athlete on the winner’s podium, watching and often singing their nation’s anthem as the flag of their respective country is hoisted high in celebration.

Dear Stay-at-Home Mom

You’ll never convince me that anybody works harder than a mother. Parenting is a joy-filled experience, of course, but it also requires a tremendous amount of effort. The legendary writer John Steinbeck once put it quite succinctly. "It takes courage," he wrote, "to raise children."

Ten Easy Ways to Express Appreciation to Almost Anyone

From Gary Chapman's book, The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace.

The Recipe for American Renewal

America needs a special kind of citizenry; a mature, well-informed electorate of persons able to reason clearly and rule themselves prudently.

What One Mom Has Learned From the Olympics

The London Games continue to serve up hours and hours of spirited fun for millions around the world. For parents, the Olympics also provide all kinds of "teachable moments" for our kids, from talking about the dedication required in training to how to handle disappointment when a medal is just beyond reach.

Tell Me About Your Time at Chick-fil-A Yesterday

Because they’re a privately owned corporation, Chick-fil-A isn’t expected to release sales figures from yesterday’s events, but from what I’ve seen and heard, it was a record-setting day for the organization. Don’t you like it when good folks do well?

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