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.

How to strengthen your spiritual connection in marriage
As a couple, Greg and Erin Smalley understand the importance of building a shared spiritual relationship, but this pursuit can often feel like a roller coaster ride – full of highs and lows, twists and turns – as they go through different seasons. Over the past 25 years, they have discovered three key experiences that help strengthen their spiritual connection.
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Social and emotional milestones in child development
Worried that your two-year-old has trouble sharing? Or that your three-year-old keeps putting her shoes on the wrong feet? You may be worrying needlessly about your kiddo by simply expecting too much too soon. Check out our latest article on typical milestones for children ages two to 10.
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Apollo 11, the creation mandate and communion on the moon
On July 20, 1969, an estimated 650 million people watched as Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the moon. There was near-universal awe at the magnitude of this achievement and a feeling that this was a defining event in human history. More than that, Apollo 11 awakened a humble sense of wonder as humanity took its first steps into a new frontier of God’s cosmos – a perception that still lingers half a century on.
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Genres of the Bible: one story in diverse voices
The Bible is a collection of 66 documents, written over the course of some 1,500 years on three continents and in three languages. Its human authors came from a diverse range of backgrounds and their writings represent an eclectic array of literary genres. It’s strange, therefore, how readers will often approach the Scriptures with a one-size-fits-all mentality. But God, the ultimate author of Scripture, never designed his word to be read that way.
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