Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Do Preborn Babies Feel Pain?

Recent studies have demonstrated unborn babies are capable of feeling pain by the 20th week of pregnancy, but politics often influences how—and whether—those studies are reported.

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Jesus Turned the Water Into Coffee?

Annika Bergen

What would Jesus do if He was ministering in person today? He might open a coffee shop.

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A Victory for Conscience at HHS

Bruce Hausknecht

Seven years, 100 lawsuits and a presidential 𠊎lection upset later.

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Pulling The Plug On Hope

America’s medical system is sometimes giving up on patients with serious brain impairments—even taking children off life support against their parents’ wishes.

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LAWYER for LIFE

Crystal Kupper

In 2015, when California tried to force its pregnancy resource centers to refer clients to abortion facilities, an attorney named Nada Higuera stepped up to defend the pro-life organizations. No one could have guessed how deeply her own story of abuse and abortion dovetailed with one of the biggest cases of her young career.

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‘Unnecessary and Unprecedented’

California keeps pressuring churches to fund abortion. Churches keep resisting.

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Free Speech vs. Forced Speech

Matt Kaufman

That’s what’s at stake in battles over a California law ordering pro-life pregnancy centers to promote abortion. And the free-speech side just won a big victory.

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Every Tribe

Karla Dial

As I pulled into my church parking lot for the second service one recent Sunday morning, I was struck by what I saw: An unusually large number of homeless people seated on a grassy area near the driveway.

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The Divine Assignment of Social Media

Courtney Cruz

God has given each of us a ministry in social media. How we utilize it to be Jesus to a hurting world is a gift—and more important than we might realize.

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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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Students Lead a Bible Revolution

Candi Cushman

Bring Your Bible to School Day is back and better than ever.

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The Transgender Revolution and the Challenge to Your Church

Andrew T. Walker

Are our churches ready and willing to be the communities our Lord calls us to be—both compassionate and truthful?

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Religious Freedom on Campus

For the past few months, students have been descending on dorm rooms nationwide—settling into a new rhythm of life at public colleges and universities.

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Leaking Fast

Tim Goeglein

A new study suggests the covalent bonds that hold our society together are weakening.

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