Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

Squelching the Slave Trade

Article

Squelching the Slave Trade

Matt Kaufman

In South Dakota, a pro-family group is helping to lead the effort against human trafficking.

Read more

Article

States Take Action on Abortion

Citizen Magazine Staff

Amid lingering questions about the public funding of abortion and the abortion surcharge attached to many health plans on state and federal exchanges, several states have taken action to prevent or restrict abortion coverage.

Read more

Article

Insured for Life

Benjamin Hawkins

A Connecticut family leads the way in standing for pro-life health coverage.

Read more
Jason & Kara Tippetts

Article

Different Pathways

Paula K. Parker

When Brittany Maynard committed suicide last November to avoid the prolonged pain of terminal brain cancer, leftist activists began using her story to push bills legalizing physician-assisted suicide. Meanwhile, other terminal cancer patients-like Kara Tippetts of Colorado-say a "dignified death" means living every moment of God-ordained life.

Read more

Article

Same-Sex Parenting: Social Science Proves Gender Does Matter

Glenn Stanton

A new study on children raised by parents in same-sex relationships is out―and its findings won’t be popular in the mainstream media.

Read more
The U.S. Capitol building

Article

Bringing New Things to Life

Matt Kaufman

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

Read more
The Drop Box

Article

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.

Read more
The Freshmen of the 115th Congress

Article

Meet the 2015 Freshmen Class

Matt Kaufman

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

Read more
Rep. Gary Palmer

Article

Mr. Palmer Goes to Washington

Matt Kaufman

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

Read more
A pair of masks.

Series

Transgenderism: Blurring The Lines

An archive of Citizen magazine articles dealing with transgenderism.

Read more
A pair of masks.

Article

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."

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

Article

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.

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

Article

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.

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

Article

‘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.

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

Article

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.

Read more
A large group of young adults.

Article

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?

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

Article

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.

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

Article

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.

Read more
Group of

Article

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.

Read more

Article

Turning the Tide

Rod Thomson

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

Read more

Article

Roots of Revival

Matt Kaufman

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Article

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.

Read more
Reps. James Lankford & Tim Scott

Article

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.

Read more