2016 News Releases

Linkin' Bridge to Perform at Focus on the Family's Wait No More Event on Nov. 12

November 04, 2016

More than 350 children and youth are waiting for adoptive families in Kentucky’s foster care system.

More Than 300,000 Students Expected to Join #BringYourBible to School on Oct. 6

September 21, 2016

Students to exercise their religious freedoms in all 50 states.

Focus on the Family President: Obama Administration’s Letter to Public Schools Undermines Parental Rights, Politicizes Education of 50 Million Schoolchildren

May 16, 2016

"There should be a balanced approach – one that does not ignore privacy concerns."

Unprecedented Evangelical Pro-Life Conference to be Held at 2016 March for Life

January 05, 2016

Focus on the Family also announces its Option Ultrasound Program has helped save an estimated 358,000 preborn babies.

2015 News Releases

Focus on the Family Inspires People to Live Out Their Faith and Helps Save Numerous Marriages in 2015

December 07, 2015

Ministry also releases its second film: nearly 300,000 theatergoers see "The Drop Box".

“Bring Your Bible to School Day” Will Unite Students Nationwide in Celebration of Religious Freedom on Oct. 8

September 23, 2015

Christian band Newsboys to raise awareness of event, issue with new song "Guilty".

Jim Daly Statement on Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage

June 26, 2015

Focus on the Family President Reacts to Oral Arguments in SCOTUS Marriage Case

April 28, 2015

"In a pluralistic society, it's up to the people to decide how marriage should be defined. Afeter all, it's the people who will be impacted by this decision."

Focus on the Family Amicus Brief Gives Millions of Marriage Supporters a Voice at the Supreme Court

April 21, 2015

Pro-family groups present evidence children do best with a married mom and dad, advocate for laws promoting gender diversity in parenting.

Day of Dialogue Free Speech Event on April 16 to Give Christian Teens a Voice

April 13, 2015

Student-led outreach promotes religious freedoms in schools.

Encore Presentation for “The Drop Box” to Show on March 16

March 11, 2015

Audiences get second change to see award-winning documentary after last week's sold-out theaters, weather closures.

Social Media Reviews are in: #TheDropBox is an “Incredible Story of Love” and “Life Changing”

March 04, 2015

Film debuts in 727 theaters across all 50 states; with more than 100,000 tickets sold with two nights remaining for film's limited-engagement run.

Focus on the Family’s Super Bowl Ad Saved a Life: Five Years Later

January 30, 2015

Commercial featuring Tim Tebow helped convince a woman to not abort her baby.

Praise, Endorsements Pour in for “The Drop Box” Documentary

January 29, 2015

Film highlighting South Korea pastor saving babies from abandonment to be released nationwide on March 3, 4 and 5.

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly Responds to Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Marriage Cases

January 16, 2015

Focus' Option Ultrasound Program Celebrates 300,000 Babies Saved

January 05, 2015

#iSEETWO social media campaign highlights value of both mom and baby during Sanctity of Human Life Month 2015.

2014 News Releases

Focus on the Family Debuts Filmmaking Efforts in 2014

December 02, 2014

Helping churches respond to mental health issues, introducing a marriage "ER" and empowering students to share their faith at school round out the year's main highlights.

Focus on the Family Hosts the Heart Gallery for Colorado’s Waiting Kids

November 10, 2014

Gallery features 100 children in the state awaiting adoption.

Focus on the Family to Release “The Drop Box” Through Fathom Events in Cinemas Nationwide March 3, 4 and 5, 2015

November 04, 2014

The award-winning documentary highlights a South Korean pastor's heroic efforts to embrace and protect the most vulnerable members of society.

Focus Launches Digital Engagement Center to Reach Families Through Social Media Engagement

October 23, 2014

State-of-the-art digital command center is the first of its type in the Rocky Mountain region.

Focus on the Family Joins with the North American Mission Board to Offer Pastor Care Line

October 01, 2014

Partnership provides support for pastors from more than 50,000 Southern Baptist Convention churches.

Focus on the Family Equips Pastors to Address Mental Illness in the Church

September 18, 2014

Partnership with LifeWay Research yields helpful insight into intersection of Christian faith and mental illness.

Pursuit 2014 Event to Connect Young Singles from Around the World

July 29, 2014

Boundless' first-ever weekend event to bring 20- and 30-something singles together for "part conference, part meet-up".

Focus on the Family President Responds to U.S. Supreme Court’s Rulings on Religious Freedom

June 30, 2014

Religious groups and business owners should not have to violate their faith in order to follow the law.

Focus on the Family Joins with National Institute of Marriage to Save Marriages in Severe Crisis

June 03, 2014

84 percent of couples in crisis stay together after going through NIM's intensive marriage counseling.

Focus on the Family Wins 18 Evangelical Press Association Awards

May 20, 2014

Ministry publications for young adults and children receive first-place awards.

Encore Performance for Focus on the Family’s “Irreplaceable” Documentary: Thursday, May 15

May 09, 2014

Nearly 100,000 people fill theaters nationwide for initial event screening.

Focus on the Family President Responds to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Legislative Prayer

May 05, 2014 "With its 5-4 ruling, the high court is declaring there’s no need to scrub all religion from the public square."

Is Focus on the Family’s “Irreplaceable” Documentary Too Controversial for Theaters?

April 22, 2014

Activists ask theaters to cancel showings over the film's biblical view of marriage, gender and human sexuality.

"Irreplaceable" Documentary Focuses on Exploring the Meaning of Family

February 03, 2014

Fathom Events, Focus on the Family and Pine Creek Entertainment Bring One-Night Thought-Provoking Event to Select Movie Theatres on Tuesday, May 6.

Focus on the Family Launches the Odyssey Adventure Club

January 09, 2014

Adventures in Odyssey club gives members access to audio drama's entire library of more than 700 episodes.

Focus’ Option Ultrasound Program Celebrates 10 Years and More Than 230,000 Babies Saved

January 06, 2014

Ministry also launches the "Be a Voice for Life" pledge.

2013 News Releases

Focus Outreach to Families Grows With Digital Outreach

December 10, 2013

Digital Engagement Center opens new opportunities for helping families.

Focus on the Family Celebrates Five Years of Helping Find Homes for Children Waiting to Be Adopted

November 13, 2013

Wait No More has helped more than 2,600 families start the adoption process.

Focus on the Family’s “Kingdom Man” Reaches More Than 100,000 Copies Sold

October 07, 2013

Milestone shows men eager to embrace their God-given purpose.

Boundless Challenges Young Adults to "Rock the Body"

August 16, 2013

Campaign calls millennials to commit to a local body of believers.

Focus President Jim Daly Interviews Bono

June 24, 2013

U2 Rock Star and Activist shares about family, marriage and how his faith impacts his heart for those in extreme poverty.

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly Reacts to Exodus’ Decision to Shut Down

June 21, 2013

"We believe there is hope for those who struggle sexually…The hope of a Christian is that our behavior becomes more in line with God and God’s will."

Focus on the Family President Responds to SCOTUS Marriage Rulings

May 26, 2013

"The critical role of man-woman is not diminished by these rulings today. The essential need for children to have both a married mother and father is not lessened by the opinions."

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly Reacts to Gosnell Trial Verdict

May 13, 2013 "It should be the prayer of all people that the Gosnell trial will ultimately serve as a turning point in the ongoing effort to promote the beauty and protection of all life."

Focus on the Family Co-Sponsors National Foster Care Prayer Vigil with Show Hope and Hope for Orphans

May 06, 2013

"Scripture is clear about the command to the church to care for orphans."

Adventures in Odyssey, Tyndale and Good Goers Call Kids to a "Summer of Service"

April 29, 2013

A Call to Serve (A.C.T.S!) campaign makes serving fun with prizes including an Adventure-Based Mission Trip.

Focus on the Family Joins With National Council for Adoption to Help Moms "Consider the Possibilities"

March 18, 2013

Collaboration part of Focus' efforts which have helped save more than 146,000 babies.

Focus on the Family Wins Two 2013 NRB Awards

March 04, 2013

Ministry recognized for online and social media efforts.

Life and Justice 2013 to Unite Advocates of Preborn Life and Biblical Justice

February 11, 2013

Two-day conference kicks off with a roundtable event moderated by Christianity Today Editor Mark Galli.

Focus on the Family Welcomes New Vice President of Communications

January 31, 2013

Paul Batura has more than 20 years of experience in the news media, broadcast journalism, publishing and non-profit administration.

"Remembering Roe" Campaign Highlights Focus’ Sanctity of Human Life Month Efforts

January 02, 2013

Year-long efforts will promote the dignity of the pre-born, children, orphan, and victims of human trafficking.

2012 News Releases

Focus on the Family Nominated for Three NRB 2013 Media Awards

December 13, 2012

Ministry recognized for excellence in TV, online and social media efforts.

Decisions for Christ Highlight Focus on the Family’s 2012 Efforts

November 26, 2012

Ministry helped save a marriage every six minutes; helped a family navigate a crisis involving their children every 60 seconds.

Focus on the Family and Net Nanny Join Forces to Protect Families from Online Dangers

October 31, 2012

Alliance unites two trusted family-help leaders.

Jim Daly Statement on Chick-Fil-A

September 20, 2012

"I feel bad the Cathys are having to endure accounts mischaracterizing their values and charitable efforts."

Focus on the Family’s Truetolerance.org Offers Parents New Tools for Back-to-School Season

September 04, 2012

Site now offers Parents' Bill of Rights with local school districts and outlines how parents can be involved in their child's education.

Jim Daly Statement on FRC Shooting

August 15, 2012

"No person or group of any ideologial stripe...should have to fear physcial violence"

Pro-Family and Pro-Life Groups Partner to Get Out the Vote

July 30, 2012

"Commit 2 Vote 2012" is reaching 5 million unregistered pro-life, pro-family houselolds with 10 million reistration forms

Focus' "Today, I Will" Campaign Exhorts Families Towards Small, Intentional Acts

July 23, 2012

Reseach shows daily commitments can significantly strengthen marriages and families.

A Community Rises: July 4 Wildfire Relief Benefit Concert at World Arena

June 29, 2012

Outpouring of support by local organizations to help aid victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire.

Big Events and Fun Mark Adventures in Odyssey’s 25th Anniversary Celebrations

May 14, 2012

Festivities will bring AIO fans up close and personal with beloved characters.

Jim Daly Mourns Loss of Lion of Faith - Chuck Colson

April 21, 2012

Focus on the Family President Jim Daly issued the following statement today on the passing of Chuck Colson.

Focus on the Family’s Adventures in Odyssey Celebrates 25 Years

April 16, 2012

Radio program continues to impact millions of kids and adults worldwide.

Focus on the Family Named NRB Radio Program of the Year

February 21, 2012

Ministry's flagship broadcast with daily audience of 1.5 million honored for consistently "relevant" and "entertaining" programming.

Focus’ Jim Daly Reserving Final Judgment on Obama Contraception Announcement

February 10, 2012

“Religious liberties are not something any president has the legal right to recognize or deny; they are granted to all citizens by the Constitution.”

Focus on the Family On Prop 8 Ruling: “No Judge Has the Right to Redefine Marriage”

February 07, 2012

Focus on the Family On Prop 8 Ruling: “No Judge Has the Right to Redefine Marriage”

Focus Leadership Institute Welcomes New Executive Director

February 01, 2012

Professor and author Dr. Kneeland C. Brown brings a vision of scholarship, faith and action to Institute

Clubhouse Magazine Celebrates 25th Anniversary

January 24, 2012

Focus on the Family’s much-honored children’s publication teaches timeless truths through innovative, fun methods.

Focus on the Family, National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Join Forces to Help US Hispanics

January 19, 2012

NHCLC will distribute Focus marriage and worldview resources to the 16 million Hispanic born-again Christians it serves.

Focus on the Family Joins Forces with Crown Financial Ministries and Finicity to Help Christians Live Debt Free

January 16, 2012

Proven budgeting tools now available in mobile devices to help today’s on-the-go families.

Focus on the Family Airs National TV Commercial During Tonight's Broncos-Patriots Playoff Game

January 14, 2012

Group behind the most talked about ad of Super Bowl XLIV shares the meaning of the Bible's John 3:16 with an estimated 40 million football fans.

Focus’ “Date Night Challenge” to Strengthen Marriages

January 10, 2012

Event to help husbands and wives take intentional steps toward thriving relationships.

Focus to Promote the Value of Human Life Year Round

January 04, 2012

Be a Voice for Life Campaign kicks off with respect for the preborn child.

2011 News Releases

Focus on the Family Exceeds Goals for 2011

December 07, 2011

Ministry continues to build momentum and strengthen families worldwide.

Boundless.org Joins Forces with Online Dating Service ChristianCafe.com

November 07, 2011

Boundless.org and ChristianCafe.com are working together to help Christian singles connect online for marriage-focused relationships and Bible-based relationship advice.

Area Children Join Together for an Event to Support Kids in Foster Care Who Need Permanent Homes

November 07, 2011

Focus on the Family, in partnership with the State of Colorado, to raise awareness of the hundreds who are awaiting adoption.

Focus on the Family Clarifies Option Ultrasound Numbers

October 18, 2011

Ministry also appluads prolifebill in Congress that seeks to illuminate the reality of life in the womb.

Wait No More Conference Encourages Pennsylvania Families to Adopt Waiting Orphans

October 04, 2011

More than 1,000 children in Pennsylvania’s foster care system are waiting for adoptive families.

Focus on the Family Ready for Courageous Movie Release

September 30, 2011

Film partnership to result in opportunities to reach thousands of men on the issue of fatherhood.

Focus on the Family Announces Staff Reductions

September 16, 2011

Ongoing global economic woes force elimination of 49 jobs; ministry thankful for $90 million-plus in donations in FY11, committed to continue helping families.

Wait No More Conference Encourages Washington Families to Adopt Waiting Orphans

August 29, 2011

More than 1,000 children in Washington’s foster care system are waiting for adoptive families.

New Plugged-In Parenting Book Takes the Stress Out of Media Discernment

August 15, 2011

Trusted entertainment advisor Bob Waliszewski helps families work together to make wise entertainment choices.

Focus on the Family Teams Up with gmc to Provide Quality Advertising to Constituents

July 12, 2011

Partnership will connect families with family-friendly ads.

Focus on the Family Still Wants to Help Kids Get Shoes Through TOMS

July 10, 2011

Ministry hopes it can still air broadcast featuring TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie, despite Internet controversy generated by those who disagree with group's views on marriage.

Update Focus on the Family's Option Ultrasound Program

June 07, 2011

June 7 Update: Nearly 100,000 babies potentially saved*

Focus on the Family’s Clubhouse Magazine Encourages Children to Spend Summer Break Helping Others

May 23, 2011

Latest summer challenge to aid children and orphans in Rwanda.

'America's Pastor to Pastors' Retiring from Focus

May 20, 2011

Rev. H.B. London Jr. says 20 years with group a 'gift from God to me'.

Focus' "Make Every Day Count" Campaign to Help Families Grow Stronger

May 16, 2011

Facebook page helps parents take intentional steps towards a thriving family.

Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs Independent Join Forces to Celebrate and Support Foster Children and Their Families

May 09, 2011

Event to be held Saturday, June 11 at Colorado College.

Wait No More Adoption Conference Heads to Michigan

May 03, 2011

More than 4,600 legal orphans in the Michigan foster care system are waiting for adoptive families.

Leading Pro-Life Groups Host Live Webcast Event

May 03, 2011

Webcast features dramatic story of former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson; event to benefit pregnancy care organizations.

Focus on the Family to Host Family Concert Events

April 25, 2011

Event will feature performances by Phil Joel and The Lads.

Focus on the Family to Sponsor Family Activities During 2011 Sky Sox Season

March 30, 2011

"Focus on the Family Fun Zone" will feature games for parents, children to enjoy together during each baseball game.

Focus on the Family to Sponsor Student-Led Day of Dialogue TM

March 14, 2011

April 18 event helps students share hope of God's love and truth with classmates in their schools.

Focus on the Family and Dole Nutrition Institute Co-Sponsor Nutrition Contest

March 11, 2011

Healthy Family Trivia contest promotes healthy lifestyles, good nutrition and the importance of family mealtimes.

The Duggar Family to Visit Focus on the Family March 19

March 07, 2011

The stars of 19 Kids and Counting will film episode on Focus campus, participate in "Meet the Duggars" event.

Focus on the Family Super Bowl Ad Wins Broadcasting Award

February 23, 2011

5.5 million reconsidered position on abortion after seeing ad.

Wait No More Adoption Conference Heads to Georgia

February 08, 2011

More than 1,500 legal orphans in the Georgia foster care system are waiting for adoptive families.

Diverse Pro-Life Coalition to Sponsor Life and Justice Conference

January 11, 2011

Jan. 22 event to examine sanctity of human life and biblical justice issues including orphan care, human trafficking and genocide.

2010 News Releases

Focus on the Family More Relevant Than Ever

December 16, 2010

Ministry still impacting families worldwide.

Focus on the Family Airs Exclusive Bush Interview Today

December 14, 2010

Former president discusses his faith, family.

Focus President Jim Daly Recognized by Newsweek

December 10, 2010

Magazine names him one of top new evangelical leaders.

Focus on the Family to Air Exclusive President Bush Interview

December 06, 2010

Former president discusses faith, family Dec. 14-15.

New Focus on Day of Truth: Now "Day of Dialogue"

November 11, 2010

Focus on the Family becomes new event sponsor, Alliance Defense Fund will continue to offer students free legal support.

Focus on the Family Announces 2010 Christmas Campaign

November 06, 2010

From shopping with a purpose to raising money for vulnerable children, helping others is at the heart of this season's efforts.

Wait No More Adoption Conference Heads to Dallas

November 01, 2010

More than 3,500 legal orphans in the Texas foster care system are waiting for adoptive families.

Focus on the Family's Radio Theatre Returns on Oct. 9 with The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

October 08, 2010

Fans of the C.S. Lewis classic can compete for a free trip to the London premiere.

Plugged In Celebrates 20 Years of Helping Families Navigate Media in an Ever-Changing Culture

October 04, 2010

PluggedIn.Com Gets More Than 1 Million Visits Each Month; Launching Mobile Phone App.

Focus on the Family Celebrates Pastors with Clergy Appreciation Month

September 27, 2010

Focus on the Family Celebrates Pastors with Clergy Appreciation Month.

Wait No More Conference Heads to Denver Sept. 18

August 30, 2010

Previous Colorado events have already helped reduce number of waiting kids in state foster care from more than 800 to 365.

Focus on the Family Announces Budget Reductions

August 02, 2010

Ministry trims 110 staff, pledges to continue 'robustly' serving millions worldwide.

Focus on the Family Launches New Facebook Page

July 22, 2010

Improved functionality, interactivity match even top business sites.

Family News in Focus Names Stuart Shepard New Host

July 12, 2010

Longtime broadcaster, former correspondent replaces Kim Trobee.

Focus on the Family Affirms Patients’ Right to Designate Decision Makers

April 16, 2010

Focus on the Family Affiarms Patients' Right to Designate Decision Makers.

Focus on the Family Launches 12-City 'Celebrate Family Tour' in Dallas

April 06, 2010

Event to feature a live taping with Focus President Jim Daly and Gary Smalley.

Wait No More Adoption Conference Heads to Ohio

March 29, 2010

More than 3,000 awaiting adoption in Ohio's foster care system.

Focus on the Family’s 'The Screwtape Letters' Nominated for Audies Award

February 22, 2010

Contest winners will be announced May 25.

Abstinence Education Works – and Should be Funded

February 03, 2010

Young adults eager to embrace a lifestyle that will ensure future success.

Focus on the Family to Air Super Bowl Ad

January 15, 2010

Commercial will feature Tim Tebow and his mother, Pam.

Focus Applauds President Obama's Call for Greater Efforts to Prevent Human Trafficking

January 11, 2010

Battling pornography key in preventing the trafficking problem.

2009 News Releases

Focus on the Family Looks To Bright Future

December 30, 2009

Ministry wishes founder James Dobson well in new radio endeavor with son.

Florida to Host Next "Wait No More" Adoption Conference

December 10, 2009

The event will educate people about today's orphan crisis.

Conference to Challenge Mainstream Views on Homosexuality

November 02, 2009

"Love Won Out" speakers will affirm that those with unwanted same-sex attraction have a right to self-determination and change.

"Thriving Family" Replaces "Focus on the Family" Magazine

October 30, 2009

The new magazine emphasizes the core parenting content upon which Focus on the Family was founded.

Focus Takes Next Step in Leadership Transition

October 30, 2009

Dr. James Dobson praised for "remarkable" legacy.

Focus on the Family and "VeggieTales" Creator Introduce "JellyTelly"

October 12, 2009

Families will find engaging daily programming and games that also offer valuable life lessons from a biblical perspective.

Conference Challenges Colorado Families to Adopt Waiting Orphans

October 06, 2009

Colorado's waiting kids deserve forever families.

'The Screwtape Letters' Stars Andy Serkis from 'The Lord of the Rings'

October 05, 2009

Focus on the Family Radio Theatre® introduces first-ever full-cast dramatization of the C.S. Lewis classic.

Focus on the Family Launches Blog to Build Community for Newlyweds and Beyond

September 30, 2009

Young Married Life will offer candid thoughts on the joys and challenges of starting a family with the hope of providing couples a smoother transition.

Clergy Appreciation Month Marks Years of Ministry to Pastors

September 10, 2009

Clergy Appreciation Month serves as a time for church members to find creative, helpful ways to lift up their pastors and show them they are loved, valued and needed.

Focus on the Family Teams with State of California to Reduce Number of Waiting

August 13, 2009

"California's waiting kids deserve permanent homes."

Love Won Out Transitions to Exodus International

August 11, 2009

Focus on the Family's conference on homosexuality joins Exodus' expanding church outreach.

National Apologetics Conference Challenges Youth to Confront Today's Culture

July 30, 2009

"The world cares what this generation thinks and says and does."

St. Louis Event Challenges Churches to Adopt Missouri Kids

May 20, 2009

"Missouri’s waiting kids in foster care deserve forever adoptive families."

Prayer Vigils for Children in Foster Care to be Held Across America

April 24, 2009

'Prayer is essential to our efforts to help children in the U.S. foster care system.'

Focus on the Family Responds to Pres. Obama's Order Endangering Human Embryos

March 09, 2009

Focus on the Family Responds to Pres. Obama's Order Endangering Human Embryos.

Dr. James Dobson Steps Down as Focus on the Family Chairman

February 27, 2009

Latest development in natural transition alleviates more administrative burden; will continue to appear on daily radio program.