One of the ways we support families here at Focus is through our series of original articles, which we publish for free online each month. In case you may have missed them, here are links to a few of our latest articles related to marriage and parenting, as well as to faith and culture.

Maintaining your marriage when you become parents

Raising children should be a joint venture that requires communication, understanding, love and a willingness to compromise, but couples who have not developed these attitudes and skills before the baby arrives will not find them automatically emerging upon the arrival of their child. There must be a way to have a healthy marriage and be good parents, right? Click through for advice from Gary Chapman on how you can strengthen your marriage after you have children.
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Helping kids who procrastinate on school work

A child’s habit of stalling over school work can drive their parents crazy. But what’s really behind all the dilly-dallying and delaying? Is procrastination simply laziness or lack of self-discipline? Read our latest article for insights that help you help your child.
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Unique and surprising narrative twists in the Gospel of Luke

As a gentile, Luke had a special concern for outsiders, foreigners and women. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, he included details that would’ve subverted the assumptions of his original audience, perhaps even scandalized some of them. This is especially so in his record of the events surrounding Jesus’ death and resurrection, and it’s surely no accident. These narrative twists grab the reader’s interest and give Luke’s account the ring of truth. After all, who’d make up such a story and then try to pass it off as history?
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Unique and surprising narrative twists in the book of Acts

Together with the Gospel of Luke, the Book of Acts forms a two-volume history of the life of Jesus and the birth of the Church. Luke and Acts are the only books of Scripture written by a non-Jew, but they make up over a quarter of the New Testament, more than the work of any other single author. Click through to read how Luke's narrative twists created a compelling and inspiring storyline that traced the spread of the Gospel through the unlikeliest of people and into corners of the world one would least expect.
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