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 | Family
Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably Moms
We grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
Image: Focus on the Family. Women raised youth culture? Focus on the Family says Brio is a break from the norm for girls today—but sees that as its advantage.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Reporting | Family
The Key to Raising Kind Kids
Harvard psychologist Richard Weissbourd says it’s closer than you think.
his colleagues argue that the key to fostering moral development is to focus on your At our nation's beginning, childhood meant participating in the family's provision of basic needs (for
Opinion | Church
When Mother’s Day Feels Like a Minefield
Let's reimagine ways we can honor mothers without wounding others.
to honor mothers in some way, but rather than attracting women with its special focus, legions either a devoted mother of five who has beautifully cared for her home and family, tells me
Opinion | Family
10 Books You Should Read to Your Kids This Christmas
I celebrate the season by reading stories to my kids. Here are our favorites.
focus on the African American experience (including two of my personal favorites, Goin' Someplace Special and Flossie and the Fox). In this Christmas tale, she tells the story of a family
Kay Warren: 'We Were in Marital Hell'
Through God's work in our lives, we've beaten the odds that divorce would be the outcome of our ill-advised union.
relationship; to seek marriage counseling again and again; to allow our small group and our family into the imagine what it's like to be on the other side of me; to choose to focus on what
Reporting | Family
Melinda Gates: Why Women Are the Best Investment
Women have the power to transform society. But here’s what they need to make it happen.
Why does the foundation primarily focus on women? We know that for every marginal dollar a woman gets in her hands, she's twice as likely [as a man] to pile it back into her family.
Opinion | Family
Adoption Doesn’t ‘Fix’ KidsSubscriber access only
Responding to childhood trauma with Christ’s love, not tough love.
These crucial differences are at the core of our foster care adoption education and training at Focus on the Family. Before beginning the foster care adoption
Opinion | Sexuality
Why Adult Coloring Works for Christians
I mocked the coloring book trend, until I discovered it for myself.
hobbies. I, too, mocked the trend right up until I started coloring this year as a therapy tool and discovered that it settles my mind and helps me focus.
Opinion | Discipleship
Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship
Are churches missing out on discipling those in midlife?
My church seems to focus on involvement catalysts, of course, are numerous: an empty nest, vocational frustration, spiritual stagnation, medical crises, and changing family relationships
Opinion | Family
The Youth Sports Myth: You Owe It to Your Child
Hundreds of dollars, hours of intense practice. Is it worth the cost?
who have studied children and physical activity for years—are warning that “extreme, early focus on one Before we know it, we can't remember the last weekend our family spent in the
Opinion | Sexuality
The Pro-Life Case for Paid Maternity Leave
Where are the conservative Christians rallying for working moms?
Our discussions of women and work tend to focus (critically) on the woman advancing her career at the expense of her family, rather than the woman who has no choice but to work to
Opinion | Discipleship
Why Advent Is More Jewish Than You Think
As a Messianic Jew, I see the rich origins of this liturgical season.
Our family began using those little Advent calendars with a Bible verse for each day, and Though the focus of the season was on preparing church members to welcome the newborn