Nearly one year since a massive wildfire decimated neighborhoods just to the west of our campus here in Colorado Springs, we once again find ourselves glued to news reports of devastating fires destroying homes in the area.7 comments
"It's Not About the Nail" is a short video that's been making the rounds. It takes a humorous look at the differences in how men and women communicate – and if you've been married for at least five minutes, you can probably relate to what the couple in the clip is going through.5 comments
Online dating is one of those subjects that Christians enjoy debating. In one camp, there are some who believe looking for love online betrays a lack of faith in God's provision of a spouse. In their view, the seemingly endless lists of online profiles creates a superficial consumer mentality that undermines the sacrificial nature of Christ-centered love.35 comments
Standing there on the deserted trail, in the shadow of the memorial that contained the names of too many of his friends, Roger, in halting voice, shared with me his story.3 comments
So there are a lot of new things to teach our children. Important things. Critical things. But I would urge every parent to teach their children one more thing this week and emphasize it all the year through: Teach them about the meaning behind Memorial Day.
I haven't hugged Jan Daly for over 40 years, but her love and prayers have followed me all my life. Our time together was too short, but I'd like to think I inherited Mom's playful wit and humor. I miss you, Mom.6 comments
Of all the hats I wear in life, the one I enjoy most may be that of "dad." As much fun as Trent, Troy, and I have together, whether it's camping or just throwing the ball around, not a day goes by that I don't give serious thought to how my wife, Jean, and I are leading them spiritually.81 comments
Today's Focus on the Family broadcast features two of the brightest minds in the country discussing the Supreme Court's recent oral arguments on the matter of same-sex marriage.
The fact that people openly acknowledge that a news professional is taking a risk for reporting factual news reveals the depth of the media's bias when it comes to the issue of life.5 comments
Children, please turn away from the computer. Here's the secret: moms and dads aren't perfect. Sometimes we hurt our kids' feelings with the things we say, often without even knowing it.
The May edition of Reader's Digest features a breezy article titled "Is Your Marriage Normal or Nuts?" Don't answer just yet.
All this conversation about an economic cliff has got me thinking: Is there a moral cliff? And have we already reached it – or are we walking dangerously close to the edge?52 comments
What if I told you there's a story circulating within the national media today about a controversial female Christian evangelist who's wrapped up in a scandal of major proportions? The married evangelist in question has been rumored to have had several extramarital affairs, even one with a well-known Hollywood celebrity. Known for her progressive theology, some have accused her of peddling feminist propaganda in the midst of her preaching.53 comments
As many Christians who see the confluence of our faith and the many issues of culture, we poured our hearts and souls into this year's election. We donated our time and gave of our treasure. We made phone calls. We helped to register and educate new voters. We prayed.265 comments
"It's fun, isn't it?" Those were the words of Governor Romney shortly into last night's presidential debate with President Obama. I have to admit. The debate was fun. What an extraordinary country we live in, where two men with very different visions can stand on the same stage and politely, if not pointedly, debate the other.20 comments