Focus on the Family

Focus on the Family by Jim Daly

August 24, 2014

Healthy Boundaries Are Important With Opposite-Sex Friends

Q: Is it OK for married persons to have friends of the opposite sex? While my husband was away on a weeklong trip, I had a male friend from work come over to help me care for our 18-month-old daughter. After she fell asleep, we hung out watching movies together. I told my husband about it, and now he's upset... continue

August 17, 2014

Try Creative, Inexpensive Ways to Share Time as a Couple

Q: How can we get a break from the kids once in a while? Ever since they came along, we can't even find two minutes to sit down and have a meaningful conversation. Jim: This is a common challenge for most parents, and it probably won't surprise you that the biggest hurdles are typically time... continue

August 10, 2014

Retiree Wondering What to Do Next

Q: After decades of looking forward to retirement, I find that the promised carefree lifestyle isn't quite what I expected. I worked hard to attain this goal, and now I'm struggling with discontentment. What do you suggest I do? Jim: Restlessness and discontent are often spawned by false hopes... continue

August 03, 2014

Adapt Marital Roles to Changing Health Crises

Q: We just learned my spouse has cancer, and we're reeling. We have the best possible medical care, but there's one area where doctors can't help us: What can we do to keep the disease from harming our marriage? Jim: Your world's been turned on its head overnight, and my heart truly... continue

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