Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Focusing on the Family for 40 Years

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Do you know of a couple whose marriage is facing a crisis? Are you looking for biblically centered parenting tools to raise your children? Are you prepared to discuss today’s hot topics from a Christian perspective?

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Broken or Real?

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

In his new book, When Parenting Isn't Perfect, Focus on the Family President Jim Daly explores some of the questions all parents encounter in the messiness of family life.

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Strong Families, Strong Citizens

Tim Goeglein

Want to predict how well a child will do in school--and thus, in life? Look at the family.

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The Trump Card

Dave Gallagher

With Donald Trump in the White House, pro-life advocates are optimistic--but completely defunding Planned Parenthood has proven elusive so far.

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A Milestone Year

Karla Dial

There’s something amazing about anniversaries, isn’t there? Moments when we pause to reflect, to honor what God has done in the past and then look forward, with renewed purpose, to what He’s planning for the future.

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Spotting the Signs of Trafficking

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Too often, sex traffickers are able to keep their victims in the web of exploitation because sex trafficking can be hard to identify.

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Peace On The Inside

Preston Walcker

Freedom is relative. I found that out firsthand the moment it was taken from me on May 13, 2010.

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Close to Home

Matt Kaufman

An expert says human trafficking is happening in the U.S. more than most people know. And it’s not only sex trafficking: It’s also forced labor.

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Changing the Game

For the last three days, a unique mix of software developers, intelligence operatives and former members of the U.S. Special Operations Forces has been working together, trolling hundreds of local online sex ads to find underage girls being trafficked, to identify and locate their pimps, then hand ready-made cases over to law enforcement agencies.

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Meat is for the Mature

Karla Dial

There’s an evil in our midst: Selling children for sex. For years, we've known about this—but generally only thought it takes place in other countries.

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Passing on Principles

Less than two years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court redefined marriage to be the union of any two people—not just a husband and wife.

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Media Malpractice

Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer

In their investigation for a documentary film about Kermit Gosnell, a pair of investigative journalists uncovered so much previously unpublished material they couldn’t include that they wrote a book. One chapter examines the role the overtly pro-abortion media played in what took place—and how Christians, pro-life advocates and social media forced them to do their jobs.

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Can A Baby Have Three Biological Parents?

Glenn Stanton

It may seem far-fetched, but it’s already happened. Welcome to the next chapter of genetic bioengineering.

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A Last Chance At Life

Mark Mellinger

Right-to-try laws are providing a glimmer of hope for the terminally ill, and appear well on their way to becoming national policy.

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Weed Killers

Matt Kaufman

Bucking a national trend, Arizona voters said ‘No’ to legalized pot, thanks to some tireless anti-drug campaigners—and some energized Christians.

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The Power of Your Platform

Karla Dial

There’s been a lot of anger in the airwaves lately. And it seems to center largely around two words: Fake news.

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Altered States

Matt Kaufman

The elections opened new opportunities for cultural conservatives in several states—and at least one already has seen results.

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Suffer the Children

Karla Dial

The sex trafficking of minors is an issue Citizen takes extremely seriously. In 2014, Focus on the Family helped pass a law in Colorado that levied stiffer penalties on those convicted of this crime.

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Bar Wars

Bruce Hausknecht

The Left is now going after the conscience rights of the legal profession—and using lawyers to do it.

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Shut Down

Karla Dial

An international Web site accused of helping pimps more easily sell underage children for sex just shuttered its adult-services section. But the fight is far from over.

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Turning the Page

Karla Dial

For years, Backpage.com has hosted ads for all kinds of items for sale—including children being sold for sex. And so far, the site has avoided criminal charges or civil damages for that activity. But that could be changing soon.

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Going to Pot

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Voters in four states—California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada—voted to legalize marijuana for recreational use last November, despite growing evidence from Colorado showing the policy’s deleterious effects.

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Powerful People

Karla Dial

A few days before this issue went to press, I had a conversation with a person who runs an anti-trafficking organization that will be featured in Citizen a few months from now.

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