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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
Sexual Purity in Men

Fred Stoeker was in the fifth grade when he saw his mom try to kill his dad. She stood behind him, scissors raised, ready to stab her husband – a serial adulterer – in the back. Fred’s dad was also addicted to pornography. And although Fred swore he’d never treat women the way his own father treated them … he eventually did.

3 Revealing Things About “Atheist Churches”

You might have seen some of the media coverage of so-called “atheist churches.” The concept started with two British comedians, Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans. Jones told the AP, “If you think about church, there's very little that's bad. It's singing awesome songs, hearing interesting talks, thinking about improving yourself and helping other people — and doing that in a community with wonderful relationships. What part of that is not to like?"

You Can’t “Unfriend” Family

It’s pretty easy to avoid dealing with conflict nowadays. Do your former college roommate’s views on parenting irritate you? Hide her posts from your Facebook news feed. Annoyed by the neighbor’s political signs on the front lawn? Sadly, it doesn’t take much effort to avoid interacting with neighbors these days.

Adventures in Odyssey Fans Will Want to Read This

Do you know someone who’d jump at the chance at having access to Adventures in Odyssey’s entire library of 700-plus episodes? Are you one of the many college students and adults who secretly listen to AIO on your mp3 player? Are you a parent of little ones looking for fun ways to invest in their spiritual growth? If you can identify with any of the above questions, Focus’ new Odyssey Adventure Club is for you.

The App You Would Like Your Child to Have

On any given Sunday there’s a significant number of folks who pull out their cell phones when the pastor asks them to turn to the morning’s passage. They’re not being rude – they’re just accessing the Bible via their smartphones.

Alabama, George W. Bush and a Note

Alabama faces off against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl tonight, a marquee match-up, to be sure, but not quite what the defending national champion Crimson Tide squad anticipated back in early December when they lost a heartbreaker to rival Auburn.

All Things Are Made New

There’s something about a new year that provides a promise of hope and excitement at what will happen next.

Protecting Your Family from the Digital Invasion

I recently asked my blog readers if they could do without a handheld device like a smartphone or tablet for 24 hours. It’s a reasonable question to ask since mobile users check their smartphones an average of 150 times a day.

VIDEO: 7 Ways God was Faithful in 2013

There’s no doubt that God helped Focus on the Family accomplish its mission of helping families thrive this year. There are so many tangible ways He’s guided and blessed our efforts during 2013 that I can’t list them all. I do want to share a few of them with you, however.

VIDEO: A Father’s Confession to His Daughter with Down Syndrome

They say becoming a father changes a man. This video illustrates that truth.

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.

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