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.

All things to all people: Living as contextual believers
Context is king. Without attention to context – setting, circumstances, genre, target audience, authorial intent – readers will miss the point of a text, or misunderstand it altogether. It’s the same principle for living as followers of Jesus and sharing him with others. The Gospel itself is eternal and unchanging. But sharing it without sensitivity to the cultural and spiritual context of those listening – and watching – may cause them to miss the message, or not hear it at all. Click through to read more.
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Teaching teens about love and how to recognize a toxic relationship
Before your teen starts dating, make sure they know how to distinguish love from infatuation, and how to recognize an abusive, controlling relationship. Get help with starting this important conversation.
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5 ways to stay on the same team
After coming home from a workday when his firstborn was about six months old, Joshua started telling his wife, Christi, about his day. She was soon in tears. Though she wasn’t able to articulate it in the moment, Christi, a super ambitious stay-at-home mom with two master’s degrees, was slowly losing her identity. Read about the five ways they’ve now learned to work as teammates.
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A fine-tuned cosmos and the hand of the Creator
Modern physicists and astronomers have discovered that the odds against the universe existing in its present form by pure chance are, well, astronomical. Click through to read how recent discoveries only serve to underscore the timeless scriptural truth of a cosmic Designer.
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