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.

Bursting negative thought bubbles
When we’re stressed, we tend to fall into unhealthy ways of thinking that are very predictable. This article will help you learn to recognize these common, unhelpful thought patterns. And you’ll want to help your kids learn to recognize them too.
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Radical grace in an ungracious cultural moment
When it comes to conversations on social media, unity, liberty and charity are often in short supply. Instead, polarizing tribalism has become the ruling paradigm, not just on Twitter or Facebook but in the culture at large. To share an opinion – any opinion – about faith, politics or a popular movie is to invite scorn and verbal abuse. It goes without saying that followers of Jesus are called to a different standard. In a cultural moment plagued by ungracious interactions online and in real life, we are to represent our Lord with radical grace to our brothers, our sisters and everyone else. Click through to read more.
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Building bridges in intimate loneliness
Loneliness has likely hounded us all. We carry around a heart that is aching to be known, felt in a way that warms us from the distances we feel in our relationships. And the closer we are in the relationship, the deeper the pangs of loneliness can be. When our words fall to the ground instead of entering the heart of our spouse, there is a sadness that comes. A sadness that is more difficult to accept, since the heart is fashioned to be known. Click through to learn how to understand and manage loneliness in marriage.
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Every nation, tribe and tongue: Jesus’ beautiful multiracial bride
The story of humanity begins in a garden with a man and woman made in the image of God. It ends in a city with a vast population of their image-bearing descendants – women and men of every race, ethnicity, culture and language – joined forever in perfect union with God and one another. To say things haven’t gone to script between those two terminus points would be a cosmic understatement. As fallen humans, we have a baleful record of hating and harming our fellow image-bearers who look or act or speak different from us. As followers of Jesus, how should we respond?
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