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Steve Watters

Steve Watters is the Director of Marriage and Parenting Preparation for the Family Ministries department.

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Kids Can Be Good for Marriage, Really

Yes, having children will change your marriage, but you can trust that God designed your marriage to grow and deepen through that change.

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Getting On the Same Page About Kids

Do you and your spouse have different beliefs about starting your family – about when to get started or whether to have children at all?

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Preparing to Start a Family

Couples who arrive at a shared vision and a purposeful approach to starting a family are able to experience greater joy in their marriages and in their future roles as parents.

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Can We Afford a Baby?

Many couples would like to start their family, but worry they can’t pull it off financially.

Timing Matters When Having Kids

Your timeline for having kids is important. It is worthy of careful prayer, but not hypercare.

Why Have Kids?

“Why have kids?” That’s a question couples are increasingly prone to ask.

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When is it Appropriate for Me to Leave?

Christian counselors generally agree that you should physically separate yourself from your spouse if you or your children are being exploited or victimized or enduring ongoing verbal abuse or emotional cruelty.

Dealing With Pornography and Internet Addiction

Finding answers to your questions can be the first step in helping your addicted spouse.

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Should I Confront My Spouse?

If you see indications that your spouse’s Internet use is out of control, you need to confront them with your concern.

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How Do I Handle His/Her Denial or Refusal to Get Help?

Don’t be surprised if your spouse denies having a problem.

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My Wife Has a Cybersex Problem

Because of the incredible shame they face, men are not as eager to talk through their spouse’s sexual problems as women often are.

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What if I Only Suspect a Problem?

What you should be worried about are signs that your spouse’s use is getting out of control.

Resisting the Power of Pornography

Pornography is a problem for many teen guys. Consider these ways for helping them break free from porn, get back on the road of purity and renew their minds.

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The Daily Citizen

The Daily Citizen from Focus on the Family exists to be your most trustworthy news source. Our team of analysts is devoted to giving you timely and relevant analysis of current events and cultural trends – all from a biblical worldview – so that you can be inspired and assured that the information you share with others comes from a reliable source.

Alive to Thrive is a biblical guide to preventing teen suicide. Anyone who interacts with teens can learn how to help prevent suicidal thinking through sound practical and clinical advice, and more importantly, biblical principles that will provide a young person with hope in Christ.

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Every year on Bring Your Bible to School Day, students across the nation celebrate religious freedom and share God’s love with their friends. This event is designed to empower students to express their belief in the truth of God’s Word–and to do so in a respectful way that demonstrates the love of Christ.

Focus on the Family’s® Foster Care and Adoption program focuses on two main areas:

  • Wait No More events, which educate and empower families to help waiting kids in foster care

  • Post-placement resources for foster and adoptive families

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Find Christian Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and Psychiatrists near you! Search by location, name or specialty to find professionals in Focus on the Family’s Christian Counselors Network who are eager to assist you.

Boundless is a Focus on the Family community for Christian young adults who want to pursue faith, relationships and adulthood with confidence and joy.

Through reviews, articles and discussions, Plugged In exists to shine a light on the world of popular entertainment while giving you and your family the essential tools you need to understand, navigate and impact the culture in which we live.

Have you been looking for a way to build your child’s faith in a fun and exciting way?
Adventures in Odyssey® audio dramas will do just that. Through original audio stories brought to life by actors who make you feel like part of the experience; these fictional, character-building dramas use storytelling to teach lasting truths.

Focus on the Family’s Hope Restored all-inclusive intensives offer marriage counseling for couples who are facing an extreme crisis in their marriage, and who may even feel they are headed for divorce.