Reporting | Family
Are Pro-Life and Pro-Choice Women Any Closer to Finding Common Ground?
A year after the first Women’s March, politics continue to splinter the women’s movement.
violence, genocide, foster care, and even special needs adoption has been among the most meaningful work I've been a part of,” said Kelly Rosati, Focus on the Family's vice president
Reporting | Pop Culture
Millennials Can Leave Evangelicalism. But Not Its Pop Culture.
Does the cottage industry around Christian subculture nostalgia reveal the church’s failures—or its successes?
moment. The 36-year-old tight end walked into Focus on the Family's recording studio to lend his voice to an Adventures in Odyssey (AiO) character.
Opinion | Family
Your Spouse Doesn’t Need Your Unconditional Support
Sometimes the deepest expression of love comes in the form of difficult-to-hear truths.
Others have been challenged by their spouses to delegate more or to focus their goals more, in order to provide better health and stability for the family. Love is more than affirmation.
Opinion | Family
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
Women raised in evangelical homes in the '80s and '90s shared a similar sense of nostalgia over the recent news that Focus on the Family is resurrecting Brio, its magazine for preteen
Opinion | Family
Never on Pause
In seasons of unpaid work or at-home care, your calling is still significant.
Our discussions often focus on the topic of God's justice and mercy after one child wrongs the generally, “women's lives are broken into 20-year cycles” of maturity, work, family care, and
Opinion | Family
Your Childhood Wounds May Be Hurting Your Marriage
Lessons from attachment theory on building secure and trusting intimacy.
Opinion | Family. Adults who grow up in such environments may lack discernment about who is and who isn't trustworthy and may tend to focus on the others' needs while detaching from
Opinion | Family
When I Lost a Daughter, My Children Lost a Sister
Helping kids heal after sibling loss.
parent.” To keep children from feeling overlooked when a loss happens in the family, she said While few Bible stories focus on the loss of a sibling, many acknowledge our sorrow and
interview | Family
The Turquoise Table Movement Wants You
Kristin Schell invites believers to trade entertaining for simple front-yard hospitality.
or the focus, that's when it's time to dig into the heart and say, “Okay, what am I really trying to do here and what am I getting hung up on?” I've made dinners just for my family where I've
Opinion | Family
I’m Not Called to Keep My Kids from Danger
I can’t keep my kids safe. But I can prepare them for a life of faithfulness.
Piper boiled it down to one particular refrain that served as a powerful catalyst for our family. shop for much more than food; a slow pace of living that allowed us to focus on relationships
Opinion | Pop Culture
The Crown: Balancing Family and Calling Is a Royal Pain
The Netflix series focuses on the pressure around the monarch's marriage.
The Crown brings into focus how much the story of Elizabeth's transition into leadership is affairs of a nation and punctuated by moments of great human feeling among (royal) family.
Opinion | Family
How to Address America’s Foster Care Crisis? It Takes a Village
The next wave of the evangelical adoption movement will rely on the church's support.
In Colorado, Focus on the Family, Project 1:27, and other Christian nonprofits worked with the state's Department of Human Services to lower the number of waiting kids in foster care
Reporting | Pop Culture
Making Music and Babies: Christian Singers Open Up About Motherhood
For artists like Kari Jobe and Audrey Assad, family comes first, but that doesn’t mean their careers go away.
she'd have to stop looking beside her for comparison and critique and instead focus on Jesus Working in the music industry has given their family the opportunity to talk about calling and
Reporting | Church
Women Speak Up in #SilenceIsNotSpiritual Campaign
Leaders from Lynne Hybels to Jen Hatmaker want evangelical churches to take a more proactive position on behalf of victims.
at the University of Virginia and a senior fellow of the Institute for Family Studies, parsed the campaign will run Christmas through Easter, with a potential expansion to focus on concerns
excerpt | Discipleship
God’s Ministry of Disappointment
In pain and confusion, I’m finding that God is, indeed, close to the brokenhearted.
Having a child doesn't start our family. You focus your positive thinking on the fact that God is powerful enough to answer and that he will do all in his power and with his unlimited
Opinion | Discipleship
To More Than a Few Good Men: Don’t Give Up on Working with Women
Four research-based solutions beyond Mike Pence’s ‘Billy Graham Rule.’
something improper—or one false allegation,” they would tell me, “would not only destroy my family but would It also helps us to focus on our ministry and work, rather than on each other
Opinion | Family
Before I Could Forgive, I Had to Lament
I needed to do more than hide my bruises and cover my pain.
Her situation seemed so vastly different from the abuse I had experienced in my family. We need God's help to forgive, and we need a heavenly perspective to shift our focus off us and
Opinion | Discipleship
How to Counter the Economic Argument for Abortion
To provide a persuasive alternative, the church must offer holistic, long-term support.
That's a vision we can get behind. Kelly Rosati is vice president of community outreach at Focus on the Family. More information is available at
Opinion | Church
6 Things Your Church Can Do During the Refugee Ban
The recent executive order has thrust refugees and resettlement agencies into limbo. Here’s how you can help.
plans on hold—at least for the next several months—and thrust our refugee family, along with Consider holding a book study or Sunday school class in which you focus on the historical
Opinion | Family
The Gift of Mom Guilt
Hearing God’s call in a "lean in" or "opt out" world.
to wounds, adjusted ventilator settings, performed bronchoscopies, and counseled family members into the In their focus on policy, social norms, and leather-bound organizers, popular
Opinion | Discipleship
Online Tribalism Threatens Women’s Ministry
From our special issue: reflections on discipleship in a fractured age.
rises, women want to know how to live faithfully beyond roles in the nuclear family. around womanhood can easily make the shared identity of womanhood the focus of spiritual growth