Focus on the Family
Focus on the Family was founded in 1977 by James Dobson, a psychologist, radio host, and author of Dare to Discipline, among many other books. Based in Colorado Springs, the ministry produces a daily radio broadcast, counseling, and other resources. Dobson transferred leadership over to president Jim Daly and (to the surprise of Focus’s employees) in 2012 went on to start his own radio ministry called Family Talk. Focus's budget, number of employees, and radio listeners have dropped since Dobson’s departure. In 2010, the organization purchased a 30-second ad featuring Tim Tebow during the Super Bowl, drawing attention to the organization’s new approach to social issues.
- How Christians Are Rebuilding a Relationship with Colorado SpringsIt’s one thing to tell the city that you’re there for its good. It’s another to show it.
- Do Christians Focus Too Much on the Family?Pew survey finds that a minority of Americans, even within the church, put faith first.
- Died: Focus on the Family’s H. B. London, Who Inspired Pastor AppreciationThe popular “Pastor to Pastors” host passed away at 81 due to cancer.
- 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.
- How to Counter the Economic Argument for AbortionTo provide a persuasive alternative, the church must offer holistic, long-term support.
- Who’s the Most Excited About Brio? Probably MomsWe grew up on glossies. Our daughters want a different medium.
- Bleep Off: The Fight to Save Family-Friendly Movie FilteringHollywood studios sue VidAngel’s attempt to let viewers be ‘in the world but not of it.’
- Died: Gary Smalley, Author Who Helped Christians Make Love Last ForeverSpeaker was one of Focus on the Family's favorite experts on marriage and relationships.
- Why Pastors Can’t Spot Churchgoing Couples Headed for DivorceFocus on the Family and LifeWay Research survey compares the happily and unhappily married.
- Build Families Not Baby BoxesAdoption is far more complicated than a drop-off.