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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
Dave Ramsey Likens Focus Movie/Curriculum to “Investment in Your Family”

It’s hard to believe we’re less than a month away from debuting “Irreplaceable,” Focus on the Family’s first-ever movie. We’re working hard to be ready for the big one-day event that will take place on May 6 in more than 700 cinemas nationwide – we’re making final edits to the film and spreading the word via media interviews.

Good News: Common-Sense Abortion Industry Rules Upheld in Texas

The first time some people heard of the dangers abortion can pose for the woman was during the court trial of abortionist Kermit Gosnell last year. Kermit Gosnell was ultimately found guilty of involuntary manslaughter in the death of 41-year-old Karnamaya Mongar, who died from complications from her abortion.

How to Respond to the Ousting of Mozilla’s CEO

This is the kind of news story that will make you shake your head at where we are as a culture.

Practical Help for the Spiritually Stuck

Do you ever feel spiritually stuck? If so, you’re not alone. Research suggests that 80 percent of North American Christians spend three to four months of the year feeling disconnected from God. As a result, they might become frustrated with the church and they might stop growing in their faith.

Day of Dialogue Helps Students Express Their Biblical Views

About 90 percent of today’s school-age children attend public schools – and they’re discussing a lot more than reading, writing and arithmetic in their classes.

Ghastly Revelation Gives Abortion Debate a Moment of Clarity

The news came as a shocker to many: British hospitals were incinerating the remains of aborted and miscarried babies to heat their facilities. How can we not be aghast at this news… at this act committed against these precious little bodies?

Guys… Put Down the Phone

I’m not that old, but I can remember the days when young men and women who were interested in each other interacted in ways that were pretty low-tech compared to today’s standards. If a guy liked a girl but wasn’t able speak with her in person he picked up the phone and called her. If he couldn’t do that, he wrote her a letter. Remember those?

WATCH: Sneak Peak to “Irreplaceable” Film Features Eric Metaxas

Focus on the Family’s first feature-length film, “Irreplaceable” will debut in a one-night theatrical event in more than 700 cinemas nationwide on May 6. I want to share a clip from the movie that really sets up what the documentary is all about.

How Focus’ Staff Gives Back

Here’s a heartwarming story as we close in on the end of the week: there’s a Colorado young woman who’s taking care of preemies and their families in a most thoughtful way.

World Vision’s Reversal Is the Right Decision

Since its founding in 1950, World Vision has put the teachings of Jesus Christ into daily practice around the world by feeding and caring for those in dire need. As a ministry, it’s been one the great gems of evangelical Christendom. Their organization has made – and is making - a dramatic difference in the lives of countless individuals.

Please Pray for Religious Liberties Cases before the Supreme Court Today

Today the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments for two cases that will have far-reaching implications for our religious freedom: Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius. I’d like to ask for you to please pray about these cases – but before I go into specific prayer requests, I want to share a bit about why they're so important.

What Kind of “Smart” is Your Child? Unlocking Their Potential

Each day on the daily radio broadcast, John and I have the privilege of interviewing a great variety of people – all of them uniquely gifted by God. We’ve featured athletes and authors; singers and activists; theologians and politicians… and it’s wonderful to see how they contribute in their own areas, for the glory of God.

“Dear Future Mom” Video Affirms Value of People with Down Syndrome

You have to see this new video. It’s a message from 15 people with Down syndrome to a pregnant mom who just received a prenatal diagnosis that the son she carries may have the condition.

Can Any Two Adults Raise a Child?

Can you be a parent without the hassle of a romantic relationship? According to some people, you can – and should.

VIDEO: A Father’s Sacrifice

It’s one of the most well-known and well-loved Bible verses, the Gospel boiled down to a few words. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son… ” (John 3:16).

“Submissive Wives” Need Not Endure Emotional Abuse

Some weeks ago I shared three thoughts about submission in marriage. Today I want to expand a bit on the third point, “A husband’s authority over his wife is not absolute.”

How to Avoid This Leading Cause of Divorce

Mary Hunt was cheating on her husband. Her tryst, though, wasn’t with another man – but it had the power to destroy the marriage just the same. The secret Mary hid from her husband was about her financial infidelity – to the tune of $100,000 in credit card debt.

Businessman’s Kindness Towards Girl with Autism Hope-Renewing

Sometimes it seems like the culture is making our job as parents more difficult.

My New Book at Half Price

I spent part of this past weekend recording the audio version of my new book, The Good Dad: Becoming the Father You Were Meant to Be. It's always fun to see a project come to fruition and this latest book is no exception.

Is Yelling the New Spanking for Parents? 5 Tips for Screaming-Prone Moms and Dads

Parenting children at any stage can be a real challenge. From the toddler who throws a lay-flat-on-the-floor-and-cry tantrum to the school-age brother and sister who won’t stop fighting, parents regularly navigate a wide array of situations that require dealing with unacceptable behavior.

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