Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

The Drop Box

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Box Office Babies

Karla Dial

Brian Ivie just wanted to make award-winning films that would make him world-famous.  But, God had bigger plans—and you can help make them realities.

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Rep. Gary Palmer

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Mr. Palmer Goes to Washington

Matt Kaufman

Family policy council pioneer Gary Palmer is winning rave reviews from conservatives.

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The U.S. Capitol building

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Bringing New Things to Life

Matt Kaufman

The elections brought a big crop of new legislators—and opportunities for pro-lifers.

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The Freshmen of the 115th Congress

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Meet the 2015 Freshmen Class

Matt Kaufman

Who are the pro-life, pro-family members joining the 114th U.S. Congress?

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A pair of masks.

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Transgenderism: Blurring The Lines

An archive of Citizen magazine articles dealing with transgenderism.

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A man scratching his head, wondering what the term "transgender" means.

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What Does That Mean? Understanding Transgenderism Terminology

Jeff Johnston

Understanding the culture — and how to respond in a Christ-like manner — often begins with understanding its terminology.

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A pair of masks.

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Transgenderism: Blurring the Lines

Jeff Johnston

From haute couture to elementary schools, activists aren't just trying to "push the envelope" when it comes to gender distinction — they're trying to "erase the line."

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Three pictures of Walt Heyer at various points in his life.

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‘Trading My Sorrows’ — A Story of Healing from Transgenderism

Jeff Johnston

Walt Heyer's life looked like a success. Since childhood, however, he had struggled with the desire to dress in women's clothes and to be a woman.

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A family sitting around a table, all using electronic devices.

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Desensitizing Society on Transgenderism

Jeff Johnston

In the past few years, the push toward transgender acceptance has accelerated, and is being mainlined into every area of our lives.

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A large group of young adults.

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Mentoring Millennials About the Past—And the Future

Ashley Shaw

What’s it like to be a member of the group most decimated by abortion in history?

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A sidewalk with several pro-life messages written on it.

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Reaching the End of Lebanon Road: The Pioneer of Partial-Birth Abortion Forced to Close Down Shop

Paula K. Parker

With the drop of a gavel, an Ohio court brought the leading practioner of partial-birth abortion one step closer to going out of business.

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A woman getting an ultrasound, with her husband beside her.

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A New Lease on Life

Paula K. Parker

In 1989, Vivian and Steve Koob didn't have a grand vision. They just knew there was an abortion facility in their Dayton neighborhood.

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A group of pro-life demonstrators in front of the Denver State Capitol building.

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Mass Resistance: Pro-Life Supporters Stop Radical Abortion Bill

Matt Kaufman

On short notice, more than a thousand pro-lifers flocked to the Colorado Capitol to block what might have been the nation’s most radical abortion bill.

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The Choice

Crystal Kupper

Increasing numbers of colleges are demanding that Christian ministries allow non-Christians to seek leadership positions or forego official recognition. The groups’ response? Better to please God than man.

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Article

Roots of Revival

Matt Kaufman

An Iowa pro-family group is helping spark a growing spiritual movement.

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Article

Turning the Tide

Rod Thomson

Three state ballot initiatives may be harbingers of shifting attitudes towards gambling, abortion and gender-identity laws.

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Article

Surrogacy: Redefining the Family - and The Future

Daniel L. Weiss

This article, which ran in the October 2014 issue of Citizen magazine, took fifth place in the Reporting category of the annual Evangelical Press Association contest.

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Tough-Love Training for Contenders

Karla Dial

This column, which ran in the May 2014 issue of Citizen magazine, took second place in the Editorial category of the annual Evangelical Press Association contest.

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Reps. James Lankford & Tim Scott

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Two of a Kind

Catherine O. Snow

It's no secret that nearly 100 new conservatives were swept into Congress during the 2010 elections. But what most people don't know is that several of them have more in common than just the "R" beside their names. They are outspoken about their faith.

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Education

An archive of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with education issues.

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Religious Freedom

An archive of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with religious freedom issues.

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Life Issues

An archive of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with life issues.

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Marijuana

A collection of Citizen Magazine articles dealing with marijuana issues.

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The Artist

Four years ago, Amor Sierra had a six-figure job running an apartment community in Dallas. That's when got a call from God, and He said 'Quit, Serve Me.’

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