Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Making History

Matt Kaufman

Tennessee has passed a pro-life constitutional amendment that’s the first of its kind—and other states may follow.

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Face-to-Face with al-Qa’ida

Michele Rigby Assad

For 10 years, Michele Rigby Assad worked in some of the most dangerous places on earth—as half of a husband-and-wife team operating as undercover agents for the CIA. It was an unusual job for which God had uniquely prepared them both.

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Focal Point

Karla Dial

In discussing the spate of natural and man-made disasters that have beset our nation over the last year—the cover story of our March issue—someone recently asked me if it seemed “evident” that God was removing His hand of protection over our country as punishment for our many sins and collective failures.

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Why is Down Syndrome Disappearing?

Citizen Magazine Staff

According to the Charlotte Lozier Institute—a pro-life think tank in Washington, D.C.—the number of people living with Down syndrome in the United States has declined by 30 percent over the last 36 years.

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The Billy Graham of Generation Z?

Mark Mellinger

Jordan Whitmer’s zeal for evangelism and vision for a movement have some comparing his ministry to that of Billy Graham. And he’s only 19.

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Without Hesitation

Karla Dial

With her long strawberry blonde hair, white cable-knit sweater and pearl necklace, Emily Gause is the picture of conservative professionalism. When asked about the subject matter for this story, though, the first words out of her mouth might surprise you.

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A Good Break

Matt Kaufman

April is Second Chance Month, focusing on new jobs—and lives—for people who’ve been in prison. Meet some men and women who are working to offer them one.

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Deep Web, Deeper Faith

Crystal Kupper

It started off as a college student’s senior project. Seven years later, 
it has morphed into one of the premiere tools for law enforcement 𠊊gencies nationwide to catch human traffickers and free their victims.

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Harvest of Poison

Matt Kaufman

Pollution from illegal marijuana farms deep in California’s national forests is far worse than previously thought, and has turned thousands of acres into waste dumps so toxic that simply touching plants has landed law enforcement officers in the hospital.

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What Were They Smoking?

Matt Kaufman

California has legalized recreational marijuana. Other states already know what lies ahead—but their warnings fell on deaf ears.

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The God of Second Chances

Karla Dial

In explaining the Gospel, a wise person once told me that God created justice so He could release mercy.

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Helping Teens Respond to Homosexuality With Love, Truth and Courage

Citizen Magazine Staff

Our culture celebrates gay-identified individuals and same-sex relationships. Even some churches, denominations and prominent Christian leaders have shifted on this issue, claiming that Scripture supports same-sex marriage.

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Political Insider

Sarah Joy Laszloffy

A Millennial’s perspective as the youngest member of the Montana Legislature.

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THE SEXUAL ASSAULT SCANDALS: Fallout of the Sexual Revolution

Jim Daly

Like many of you, I’ve been following the news of the last few months with a mixture of shock and disgust. Each day has seemed to bring with it the downfall of another celebrity or high-profile individual.

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Crossing Delaware

Matt Kaufman

When state officials tried promoting transgenderism among children of all ages, they touched off a powerful parents’ revolt.

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Voices of Hope

Matt Kaufman

Meet some of the men and women who are helping people who are struggling with homosexuality to find hope and healing in Christ.

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Hope Amid Heartache

Mark Mellinger

With the devastating impact of some of the worst natural disasters and mass shootings in America’s history still deeply felt, God is using local churches and global Christian ministries to bring healing and eternal good.

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First Responders

Karla Dial

There’s a special group of people who have something written in their DNA that makes them run toward trouble, rather than away from it, when disaster strikes.

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Do Preborn Babies Feel Pain?

Citizen Magazine Staff

Recent studies have demonstrated unborn babies are capable of feeling pain by the 20th week of pregnancy, but politics often influences how—and whether—those studies are reported.

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"Jesus Turned the Water Into...Coffee?"

Annika Bergen

What would Jesus do if He was ministering in person today? He might open a coffee shop.

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A Victory for Conscience at HHS

Bruce Hausknecht

Seven years, 100 lawsuits and a presidential election upset later.

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Pulling The Plug On Hope

Mark Mellinger

America’s medical system is sometimes giving up on patients with serious brain impairments—even taking children off life support against their parents’ wishes.

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LAWYER for LIFE

Crystal Kupper

In 2015, when California tried to force its pregnancy resource centers to refer clients to abortion facilities, an attorney named Nada Higuera stepped up to defend the pro-life organizations. No one could have guessed how deeply her own story of abuse and abortion dovetailed with one of the biggest cases of her young career.

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