Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family by Jim Daly

February 01, 2015

Daughter's Lies Catching Up With Her at School

Q: How can I get my teenage daughter to stop lying? I've caught her telling "tall tales," and now she's complaining that the kids at school don't believe anything she says. What should I do? Jim: I'd suggest you start by trying to uncover the underlying motive for her lying.... continue

January 25, 2015

Money Woes Expose Couple's Communication Problems

Question: How can I convince my husband that budgeting is important? I'm a firm believer in it, but my husband doesn't think it will work in our situation. Jim: Finances are a significant issue in any marriage. Disagreements about money can create huge problems between husband and wife, but... continue

January 18, 2015

Grandparents Want to Help, Not Butt In, With New Baby

Question: How can grandparents help new parents without wearing out their welcome? I'm excited to play an active and positive role in my grandchild's life, but I want to be careful to respect appropriate boundaries with my son and daughter-in-law. Jim: As a grandparent, you can have a profound... continue

January 11, 2015

Acknowledging Addiction a Painful First Step to Recovery

Question: I've had a problem with alcohol for years, and now it's severely impacting my family and even my work. I doubt that I'll be able to stop drinking without professional assistance. Can you point me in the right direction? Jim: You've already taken the most important step toward... continue

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