Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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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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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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Words and Deeds

Charles Causey

To be a man of courageous integrity, you need both. In his new book, Army Chaplain Charles Causey not only explains why, but provides diagnostic tools to help you assess where you stand—and biblical resources to help you improve.

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From Acts to Austin

Crystal Kupper

When an ordinary Texas mom went to sleep one March night,
she had no idea what she would wake up with: A Lone Star state-sized dream to prevent human trafficking using a method pulled straight from the book of Acts.

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Voice to the World

Josh M. Shepherd

Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs is more than a motivational speaker—he’s an evangelist who speaks up for the value of every life.

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Justice Served

Karla Dial

At approximately 11 a.m. on April 11, President Donald Trump signed into law a bill giving sex trafficking victims the ability to pursue damages from Web site operators who knowingly facilitate and profit from their exploitation.

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The High Cost of Fatherlessness

Citizen Magazine Staff

In his book The Good Dad (Zondervan, 2014), Focus on the Family President Jim Daly describes standing on his high school football field on Dad’s Night. The announcer called out the name of each athlete and then the name of his father, who would run onto the field to stand by his son.

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What is Sex For?

Todd Wilson

So many of the pressing social issues of our day revolve around sex. Which begs the question: Why do we have sex? Why does it exist?

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A Case of Conviction

Bruce Hausknecht

This spring, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in two cases regarding freedom of expression. Here’s why the decisions, expected next month, should matter to you.

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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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