During December, it was my daily prayer that I wouldn’t lose focus on the real reason for the Christmas season: the hope of eternal life through our Saviour Jesus Christ. What a beautiful promise that is!

Even with this hope we have in Christ, I know life is not without challenges. I look back on the past year, thinking about stories of personal heartache, broken families, devastating wars, political unrest and so much more.

But amidst all this uncertainty, I want you to know you don’t have to face difficult times alone. Focus on the Family Canada is here for you. For 40 years, Focus Canada has offered encouragement and help to millions of families as they build their lives on the foundation of Jesus Christ. Our ministry aims to be the place Canadian families turn for trusted help and encouragement!

Here are some of the ways Focus on the Family Canada is here for you.

Focus on the Family Canada offers a one-time complimentary telephone counselling consultation with one of our registered and highly trained Christian counsellors. When more intensive help is needed, the counselling staff will direct you to a Focus-approved professional counsellor in your area.

Answers to life challenges
On our website, you can read hundreds of articles that address common life issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, addiction and abuse.

Hope for broken marriages
Couples facing a crisis in their marriage will be referred to Focus on the Family’s Hope Restored Marriage Intensive program.

Prayer and support
Each weekday morning, Focus on the Family Canada staff from across the country gather to pray for the needs of Canadian families. Whenever someone submits a prayer request online, over the phone, through social media or by writing in, they receive care and attention through prayer by our staff members. Whether you’re looking for a specific resource, an answer to a question or prayer for an issue your family is facing, Focus on the Family Canada is ready to help.

Daily Broadcast
The Focus on the Family Daily Broadcast is available on our website, free mobile app, and radio stations across the country. With the free app, you can enjoy an archive of past programs, browse by topic, and stay up to date on free resources, events and more. The app is available in all app stores.

Free magazine
Subscribe to the free Focus on the Family magazine to receive regular help and encouragement every two months. Every issue of this newsstand-quality magazine is packed with relevant advice to build up your kids, strengthen your marriage, navigate entertainment and culture, and handle common challenges you may face in your marriage and parenting journeys.

Specific life challenges resources
Over the last year, Focus on the Family Canada has created in-depth booklets to help you navigate issues like anxiety, grief, stress and burnout, and depression. Each booklet is available free of charge.

Free video series
Focus on the Family Canada has put together free video series from a variety of expert guests that help you address issues concerning marriage, parenting, faith or life challenges. Plus, each video has follow-up resource suggestions to help you dive deeper into the topics discussed.

I pray you’ll experience the peace of Christ in your life today, tomorrow and every day.


Jean-Paul Beran, MA
Focus on the Family Canada