Focus on the Family Citizen® magazine

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Perspective

Karla Dial

In the movie, Tomorrowland, a burned-out and bitter Frank looks at Casey and asks Athena, "Why now? Why her?" And Athena answers, "Because she hasn't given up."

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Everybody’s Business

Crystal Kupper

Child abuse prevention isn't just for social services.

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An Ounce of Prevention

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An Ounce of Prevention

Crystal Kupper

Childhood sexual abuse is often silent and hidden. But one victim is changing the culture of youth-serving organizations in response to a heavenly call.

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Where There's Smoke ...

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Where There’s Smoke …

Rod Thomson

Coloradans are beginning to see the negative impact of legalizing recreational marijuana as crime and addiction soar—and it's shocking some people into action.

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Years in the Making

Rod Thomson

The road to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana in Colorado is marked by three distinct eras: The early effort to legalize medical marijuana (2000-2008), the medical marijuana commercialization era (2009-present) and the recreational marijuana era (2014-present).

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Canceled

Matt Kaufman

In Oregon, a sex-ed conference that exposed kids to explicit content has been called off—thanks to some watchful parents and an investigative reporter.

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A group of men watching a piece of legislation being signed.

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Battles in the Badger State

Matt Kaufman

Protecting workers' rights of conscience is just the latest campaign for Focus on the Family's public-policy partner in Wisconsin.

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Julaine Appling's KGB Connection

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Julaine Appling's KGB Connection

Matt Kaufman

Mention the initials "KGB" to a Green Bay Packers fan and they'll immediately know who you mean: Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, the defensive standout who set the Packers' team record of 74.5 career sacks over nine seasons before retiring in 2008. But his gridiron achievements are just part of his story—and not the most interesting part.

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A bride and groom with a preacher, surrounded by legal text about marriage.

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What’s Coming Down the Aisle?

Karla Dial

The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to make an historic decision regarding same-sex marriage and states’ rights. The words the justices pen could potentially bind up some of our fundamental freedoms.

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Walt Tutka

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Fired Up Over the Bible

Crystal Kupper

When students ask teachers about religion, can public schools fire their employees for answering truthfully and gifting a personal Bible? One man found out the hard way—but when he fought back, he won.

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From the Editor of Citizen magazine

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The Walking Dead

Karla Dial

"Every man dies. But not every man truly lives."
—Mel Gibson as William Wallace, Braveheart (1995)

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Bazzel Baz

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The Rescuers

Karla Dial

If you have a problem, and if no one else can help … maybe you can hire the ARC team.

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Jason & Kara Tippetts

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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.

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Insured for Life

Benjamin Hawkins

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

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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.

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Squelching the Slave Trade

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Squelching the Slave Trade

Matt Kaufman

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

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Open Letter to Brittany Maynard

Maggie Karner

Brittany Maynard’s viral video drew huge responses from people urging her to choose life—including some from other women with her disease. One came from Maggie Karner, director of life and health services for the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, who posted a YouTube video directed at Maynard on Oct. 29.

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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.

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Two pairs of feet standing on a welcome mat

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Love Thy Neighbor, Part 1

Karla Dial

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield knows a thing or two about effective communication. Before she submitted her life to Christ in 1999, she was a newly tenured English professor at Syracuse University. She was also a lesbian.

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Two pairs of feet standing on a welcome mat

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Love Thy Neighbor, Part 2

Karla Dial

Culture watchers have long warned that when same-sex marriage is embraced, religious freedom will be sacrificed. In this new environment, how do we effectively go about loving our neighbors as ourselves?

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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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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 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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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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