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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.
The Grand Miracle

Just the other day a colleague forwarded me an excerpt from a marvelous C.S. Lewis essay. It is titled, The Grand Miracle. What wonderful Christmas imagery! I loved it – and thought you would as well.

VIDEO: The “It” Present This Christmas Is…

The year’s “it” Christmas present changes from year to year … or does it?

Memories of Christmas

What’s your favorite Christmas memory? We asked a wide variety of Focus on the Family broadcast listeners that same question, and their answers were eye-opening.

VIDEO: What Should Christmas Mean to Americans in the 21st Century?

The question has been asked, “Is Christmas still relevant?” In our modern, enlightened world, with information at our fingertips and life moving forward at breakneck speed, does this holiday even have anything to offer us anymore? What does the “archaic” Christian tradition of celebrating the seemingly obscure birth of a baby born more than 2,000 years ago even mean in a modern context?

Can There Be a “Wrongful Birth?”

We’ve all heard of “wrongful death” lawsuits – a civil action where someone seeks damages against a party for causing a person’s demise. Well, there’s a new trend gathering steam: the “wrongful birth” lawsuit. But … can there even be such a thing?

Duck Dynasty is Controversial? So is the Gospel.

The buzz surrounding Duck Dynasty patriarch Phil Robertson is growing after it was announced last night that he was being put on “indefinite hiatus” from his incredibly popular show on A&E.

VIDEO: This Commercial Captures Parenting’s “Big Picture”

This ad from Coca-Cola Argentina captures the contradictory nature of parenting better than anything I’ve seen in a long time.

Singleness During the Christmas Season

Being single during the holidays is the stuff movies, blog posts and TV show plot lines are made of. While they’re usually making light of how “awkward” things are for singles during Christmas, others try to look on the bright side of things.

Reaching the World Online Through Our Digital Engagement Center

Focus on the Family’s perennial calling to help families thrive recently received a huge boost when we unveiled our “Digital Engagement Center.”

Tickets Available for Focus on the Family Movie Event

For more than 35 years now, Focus on the Family has been sharing the wonderful truth about God’s design for family. This time, we’re doing it on the big screen.

“Will You Marry Me, Mommy?”

It’s an innocent question many moms have heard from their young sons: “Will you marry me, Mommy?”

Should Christians Be Better Tippers Than Non-Christians?

Waiters and tipping have been in the news a lot lately. There has to be a reason these stories go viral. Might it be that, right or wrong, Christians or conservative-leaning people might have a bad reputation among some restaurant workers?

Click Here for the Best Programs of the Year

If you’re a regular listener to our daily radio program, you know that each December we re-air some of our most popular broadcasts of the year.

Why Did This Painting Sell for $46 Million?

Norman Rockwell was originally paid $3,500 for the painting, a detailed illustration of an older woman and a young boy bowing their heads in prayer over a meal in the middle of a crowded restaurant. It first appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post in 1951.

Give the Gift of Family this Christmas

Everything we do at Focus on the Family is made possible by friends like you – and we want you to know just how your contributions make a difference in the lives of so many.

5 Things Christians Can Learn from Adoption

I recently had the opportunity to write a piece for The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, a group dedicated to engaging the culture and speaking to issues in the public square.

VIDEO: Boys, BB Guns and Christmas

Ralphie Parker wanted just one thing for Christmas: "An official Red Ryder, carbine-action, two-hundred-shot, range-model air rifle. " Fans of the perennial Yuletide favorite “A Christmas Story” know the plot like the back of their hand. Many even recite the lines from memory.

VIDEO: Troubled Boy Has a Dad-Sized Hole in His Heart

This 40-second clip demonstrates the need for engaged dads more than a thousand research papers ever could.

One-Hundred Year-Old Wisdom About Living a Joyful Life

Just a few miles to the west of the Focus campus stands one of the premier ministries in all of Christendom. There, in the shadow of the red rocks of the Garden of the Gods park is headquartered the Navigators, an international, interdenominational organization committed “to know Christ and Make Him Known.”

The Waitress and the Hoax

You may have heard the story of the homosexual New Jersey waitress who claimed some customers left her a hateful note instead of a tip. It turns out her story appears to have been a hoax.

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