Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Made in God's Image

Courtney Cruz

Younger Christians bring a Genesis-inspired view of feminism to the cultural understanding of the term.

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Anti-Change Agents

Matt Kaufman

California lawmakers want to ban counseling that helps people leave the LGBT life. But grassroots Christian voices have put that plan on hold.

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A Mom's Tips For Raising A Kind, Compassionate Man

Deirdre Hade

We have done an amazing job over the last 20 years of empowering our girls to lean in, have a voice and be heard. But let’s not forget our boys. It’s time we focused on helping them grow up and into the emotionally connected, empowered men our world needs right now.

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Why Men Matter

Craig Glass

Surprise! Even in a post-feminist culture, they still do.

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A group holding hands and praying

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To Adopt a Brothel

Annika Bergen

Houston's praying ladies are shutting down the sex industry, one prayer at a time.

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Young woman holding a pro-life sign

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A Big Win for Pro-Lifers and for Free Speech

Matt Kaufman

In a case pitting California against pro-life pregnancy centers, the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the centers. The benefits will be felt nationwide.

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Bringing God’s Hope to School—with Bibles

Candi Cushman

This generation’s Esthers and Daniels are boldly overcoming fear to share Jesus’ love with classmates.

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Honey Lake Clinic in Florida

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A Providential Place

Mark Mellinger

With so many struggling to find solutions to their opioid struggles, one Christian treatment center aims to lead the Church into the next phase of the “behavioral health revolution” its founder says Jesus started.

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Hope, Not Handcuffs

Matt Kaufman

In a growing number of towns, police aren’t arresting people facing addiction. Instead, they’re providing a doorway to treatment.

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Measuring prescription drugs

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Resources

An alphabetized, non-exhaustive list of agencies, organizations and other programs where you can find more information about drug abuse, opioids, and where to find help.

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First Responders, Second Chances

Matt Kaufman

Specialized substance-abuse treatment programs are giving a new lease on life to people working in some vital, high-stress jobs.

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Dr. Sharen Ford

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System Solution

Crystal Kupper

As the opioid crisis leaves its mark on the American foster care system, nonprofit organizations from coast to coast are stepping up to fill in the gaps for America’s most vulnerable citizens.

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All For One

Crystal Kupper

When opioid addiction takes over one life, it damages untold more—including innocent children’s. So Christians nationwide are breaking the cycle by bringing healing to entire family units.

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And Then There Were None

Mark Mellinger

One family hopes passing along the lessons they’ve learned from their son’s fatal overdose can save many others.

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Troubling Vital Signs

Mark Mellinger

The opioid epidemic is straining America’s health care and treatment resources, while opening the door for unscrupulous fraudsters to make money off those struggling to overcome addiction.

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Taking It to the Streets

Matt Kaufman

The opioid epidemic doesn’t stay behind closed doors. It’s spilling into public life, spurring crime and homelessness.

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Occupational Hazards

Matt Kaufman

First responders are fighting the opioid crisis, but they’re not immune to it. In some ways, they’re especially vulnerable.

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A crying baby

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A System on the Brink

Crystal Kupper

Already under tremendous strain from a lack of qualified homes and social support, the American foster care system is staring down its toughest opponent yet: the opioid epidemic.

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Baby bottle filled with prescription pills

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Collateral Damage

Crystal Kupper

As the nation grapples with opioids’ hold over millions, its smallest victims cry out to be heard, held and healed.

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Dangerous Prescriptions

Mark Mellinger

As physicians seek fast ways to deliver relief to those in pain, Americans’ struggles with opioids hit a crisis point.

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Hands holding bottles of prescription drugs

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Close to Home

Karla Dial

If you think you don’t know anyone whose life has been touched in some way by the opioid crisis currently ravaging our country, chances are pretty good that you’re wrong.

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Photo of woman walking into a Planned Parenthood clinic

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A Legacy of Scandal: 100 Years of Planned Parenthood

Citizen Magazine Staff

Earlier this year, Cecile Richards stepped down from her position as president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America after 12 years at its helm.

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Off The Dole

David Cox

Several states are trying to stop giving taxpayers’ dollars to Planned Parenthood.

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