Jim Burns

Jim Burns is the president of HomeWord. and the executive director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. He is a popular public speaker and writer who has almost two million resources in print in 20 languages. He primarily addresses the topics of building strong marriages, encouraging parents and empowering kids and healthy leaders. Jim’s books include Confident Parenting, The Purity Code, and Creating an Intimate Marriage. He and his wife, Cathy, reside in Southern California and have three grown daughters and two grandchildren.

Navigating the Challenges Teens Face (Part 2 of 2)

In a discussion based on his book Understanding Your Teen, Jim Burns offers advice for how parents can help their teens deal with the challenging issues they face, including the use of technology and social media, peer pressure, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, the transition to adulthood, and more. (Part 2 of 2)

Navigating the Challenges Teens Face (Part 1 of 2)

In a discussion based on his book Understanding Your Teen, Jim Burns offers advice for how parents can help their teens deal with the challenging issues they face, including the use of technology and social media, peer pressure, drug and alcohol abuse, depression, the transition to adulthood, and more. (Part 1 of 2)

What to Do When Your Teens Aren’t Ready to Go Back to School

Help your teens make a smoother transition as they head back to school.

Starting Your Marriage Out Right (Part 2 of 2)

Best-selling authors Jim Burns and Doug Fields offer practical advice to engaged and newlywed couples in a discussion based on their book The First Few Years of Marriage: 8 Ways to Strengthen Your “I Do.” (Part 2 of 2)

Starting Your Marriage Out Right (Part 1 of 2)

Best-selling authors Jim Burns and Doug Fields offer practical advice to engaged and newlywed couples in a discussion based on their book The First Few Years of Marriage: 8 Ways to Strengthen Your “I Do.” (Part 1 of 2)

How to Keep Your Marriage on Course

All couples risk drifting apart. By observing three principles — scheduling dates, admitting to brokenness and seeking spiritual intimacy — a couple can keep their marriage on course and enhance it.

angry married couple

What Are You Really Fighting About?

Many couples don’t realize that hurt feelings are really awakened fears. Understanding the way relational fear feeds recurring conflict is the key to breaking the cycle of hurtful arguments.

Building Family Identity

Families who nurture shared time, traditions and values create a sense of belonging that helps kids thrive.

Creating Spiritual Rites of Passage for Your Children

Radio host and author Jim Burns draws upon his years of parenting experience and work with young people to provide parents with some creative and simple spiritual rites of passage for their kids.

Couples’ Faith: Finding Community

God never intended couples to handle marriage and family issues alone. A community of fellow sojourners is an essential ingredient for a healthy marriage and a vibrant faith.

Family Time and Relationships

My wife, Cathy, and I stared at each other in disbelief as our oldest daughter, Christy, told us she was running away. When she started packing her suitcase, we knew she was serious. Cathy and I weren’t sure if we should laugh or cry — after all, Chris …

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