Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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The Unique 
Matter of 
Manhood

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Manhood is in crisis today. The increasingly accurate term “perpetual adolescence” is not a reference to girls failing to grow up.

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Convicted

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

In 2006, a corrupt white cop sent an innocent black man to prison on drug charges after mistaking him for someone else—and then was sent to federal prison himself for falsifying documents.

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The debate over “hate”

Mark Mellinger

Once known for taking on hate groups like the Ku Klux Klan, many now question why the Southern Poverty Law Center is “hating” on groups that stick to Christian teaching on LGBT issues.

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To Forgive is Divine

Karla Dial

As a magazine editor, publicists send all sorts of books to my desk for reviews or coverage. Many times, they’re off topic for our mission; sometimes you see excerpts from them in our pages.

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News Flash: 
Men and Women Are Different

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

In 1995, television reporter John Stossel aired a special on ABC’s 20/20 entitled, “Boys and Girls are Different: Men, Women, and the Sex Difference.”

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Abandoning 
the Faith

Alex McFarland and Jason Jimenez

A new book examines the reasons Millennials are walking away from church—and how churches can win them back.

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Young, Single and Adopting

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

Taking care of orphans isn’t an area of social justice solely reserved for the married, graduated, financially comfortable or “old enough.” A small group of 20-somethings is showing other Millennials why now is the perfect time to jump into orphan justice.

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Out of the Orphanage

Matt Kaufman

International orphan-care groups are shifting their focus, getting children out of group care and into permanent families.

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Our Adoption Story

Tara Etter

When Crystal Kupper wrote an article appearing in the November issue of Citizen last year, she had no idea the impact it would have on one family.

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A Long String of Pearls

Karla Dial

This month, Citizen celebrates its 30th birthday. In the parlance of marriage, that makes it our pearl anniversary.

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Training Days

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Training Days

Matt Kaufman

At the week-long Statesmen Academy, new legislators learn how to put their principles into practice and make an impact in their states.

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Dialed In

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Traffic Stop

Karla Dial

On Jan. 10, the PSI released a lengthy report detailing the myriad ways Backpage’s CEO, Carl Ferrer, and its other two executives had not only knowingly facilitated the sex trafficking of minors, but gone to great lengths to conceal their activities.

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Does Our Culture Make Kids Feel Ashamed of Their Faith?

Focus on the Family Issue Analysts

As Christians, we all know how important it is to equip kids with a sense of joy in reading God’s Word and the confidence to freely express their faith in Jesus.

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Campus Culture

Crystal Kupper

The field of higher education has long been a pro-abortion stronghold. But with inspiration from America’s rich history of pro-life feminism, one organization is changing the conversation about abortion and true empowerment with practical help and guidance for student parents on the nation’s campuses.

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Declarative Justice

Mark Mellinger

Christian leaders hope a new document, the Justice Declaration, will help end what many see as a culture of over-incarceration.

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'I see the difference in my daughter'

Matt Kaufman

Families 
of
 inmates 
say
 One �y
 with
 God
 enriches
 the 
lives 
of
 children.

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Day of Restoration

Matt Kaufman

A unique prison ministry brings inmates and their children together behind prison walls for a day—and lays a foundation for tomorrow.

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Father of Twelve Thousand

Crystal Kupper

Charles Mully was once an abandoned child, begging on the streets of Kenya. By his forties, he was a millionaire—yet there are more than 12,000 other reasons his life story is hitting theaters this October.

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Crime and Punishment

Karla Dial

Evil hearts “create confusion and contention” by misleading, lying, withholding information and avoiding responsibility.

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Stay of Execution

Matt Kaufman

A few months ago, Hawaii looked certain to legalize doctor-assisted suicide. But those who opposed medical killing weren’t about to lie down and die.

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The Valley of Death

Daniel L. Weiss

The global death lobby is looking for new victims and has its sights set on America's vulnerable.

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Marked By Love

Karla Dial

For the last several years, Amor Sierra has used her tattoo studio as a base of ministry to reach people the Church typically can’t. And her own testimony allows her to build bridges to the hurting.

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Unity and Uniformity

Karla Dial

We made the Inbox section a standing feature of the magazine five years ago because not only is interaction something consumers demand in this era of social media, but we actually want to build relationship with our subscribers.

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