Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family by Jim Daly

September 28, 2014

Adoption Can Make a Life-Changing Difference for Families

Q: Would you recommend adopting a child from another country or a different ethnic group? My spouse and I are seriously interested in helping a youngster who needs a home, but we're unsure about the potential risks and challenges of interracial or intercultural adoption. Jim: Let me applaud you... continue

September 21, 2014

Boy's Fascination With 'Bad Guys' Nothing to Worry About

Q: How should I respond to my child's fascination with evil characters? He's only 3 years old, but whenever he plays make-believe, he always takes on the role of the villain, and the only action figures he wants are those representing "bad guys." Is this fascination unhealthy? Jim:... continue

September 14, 2014

Newlyweds Try to Set Boundaries With in-Laws

Q: My husband and I are newly married, and my in-laws are always making unannounced visits. We've subtly suggested that they call first, but so far nothing has changed. What should we do? Jim: In-law relations can be especially sensitive and difficult to manage. Because this involves your... continue

September 07, 2014

Humility and Self-Sacrifice Are Keys to Strong Leadership

Q: The idea of "leadership" seems to be getting a lot of hype these days. Whether I'm at church, in a bookstore or at work, it seems the assertion that "everybody should strive to be a leader" is always being pushed. What are your thoughts? Jim: The greatest leader who ever... continue

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