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Give the gift of family

By Terence Rolston on Dec 01, 2018

When I reflect on the past year, I think of those who are facing circumstances in life that feel overwhelming, the number of couples in marital distress who reached out to us for help, and the moms and dads searching for guidance on how to raise their children in today’s confusing culture.

  • I think of Tracy* who for years struggled silently with depression, not wanting to burden those around her with her mental illness but who was uncertain of how to continue on with this weight on her shoulders.
  • I think of Jim and Paula, a couple who were living apart with very few people in their lives hopeful for any kind of marital reconciliation.
  • I think of one mom who was heartbroken when she discovered her daughter was cutting and suicidal.

In moments of crisis, life can feel overwhelming. It can seem like there’s no hope at all, and it becomes difficult to see the truth and find a path through the pain. Perhaps you know of someone in your own life – a friend or family member, a neighbour or co-worker, who is walking through a valley in their life right now.

They need to know there is hope! And that restoration is possible!

We know this to be true because we put our faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who took on our brokenness in order to give us hope, offer us His peace and provide us with salvation.

At Focus on the Family Canada, we give couples and families the tools and advice they need to guide them through whatever challenges they may be facing in their lives. But more importantly, we point them to the one true source of hope and truth: Jesus Christ.

Would you help give families the Biblically based tools they need to work through their pain and point them to Christ by donating today? When you donate to Focus on the Family Canada, you provide families with the hope they need to move forward, inspiration to find the path toward healing, and proven tools and resources to thrive.

Because of donations from people like you, Tracy was able to receive the counselling support she needed to manage her mental health well. Jim and Paula were able to receive focused, Biblically based marital counselling at the Hope Restored marriage intensive retreats. And one mom was able to get the information she needed to better understand the TV show 13 Reasons Why, which her daughter was watching during a vulnerable time in her young life.

When you give, you make it possible for our counsellors to be there for people like Tracy when they need it most. You help couples get access to the marriage-saving principles of Hope Restored, either through marriage intensives or through retreats, conferences, and online resources. You make it possible for families to have access to Biblically based hope and encouragement through our online resources, Focus on the Family Broadcast, both on the radio and on TV, Focus on the Family magazine, and much more!

But in order for us to be there for even more families in 2019, we need your help! Would you consider a special gift today?

Giving at this time of year is especially important because the donations we receive now determine how many families we can help in the next year. We’re facing increased costs for some of our most impactful resources, yet now, more than ever, families are leaning on us for guidance and help. If you make a donation before December 31, 2018, we can ensure – together – that families who need this life-changing help in the next year will receive it.

If you are able to this Christmas, please join with us in this life-changing ministry. Thank you!

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

P.S. Would you consider a special donation today? When you donate to Focus on the Family Canada, you provide families with the hope they need to move forward, inspiration to find the path toward healing, and proven tools and resources to thrive. Call our team at 1.800.661.9800 today.

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