A weekly advice column written by Jim Daly, Focus on the Family draws upon a deep, abiding Christian faith to help heal broken marriages and troubled families, built on a foundation of "the power of hope and second chances." Focus on the Family's sound, Christian guidance gives readers helpful answers on how to navigate a steady path in an uncertain world.
Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family, an international Christian communications ministry based in Colorado Springs, Colo. Under Daly's leadership, Focus on the Family has taken on a major role nationally in encouraging and helping facilitate foster-care adoptions, earning recognition from the White House and Congress for its efforts.
Reaching nearly 3 million listeners across more than 1,000 radio stations every week, Daly is the main host of the "Focus on the Family" radio program. He has appeared on television programs such as "Fox & Friends," "America Live With Megyn Kelly," "ABC World News Tonight" and PBS' "Religion & Ethics"; and been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today, and Newsweek, which named him one of the Top 10 next-generation evangelical leaders of influence. He was the subject of a July 2011 cover story in Christianity Today and is a regular panelist for The Washington Post blog "On Faith" alongside leading academics and theologians.
In addition, Daly's efforts have been recognized with multiple awards, including the 2008 World Children's Center Humanitarian Award, the 2009 Children's Hunger Fund Children's Champion Award and the 2010 HomeWord Family Ministry Award.
Daly's personal journey from orphan to head of an international Christian organization dedicated to helping families thrive is a powerful story. Abandoned by his alcoholic father at age 5, he lost his mother to cancer four years later - a wound deepened when his grieving stepfather emptied the family home and left Daly, the youngest of five children, and his siblings to fend for themselves after their mother's funeral. Several tough years followed, including time in foster care, before Daly became a Christian in high school and found meaning, purpose and a sense of belonging.
Daly now lives in Colorado Springs, Colo., with his wife and two children.