Jim Daly, president and CEO of Focus on the Family, is an expert in fatherhood - in part because his own 'fathers' failed him so badly. His biological dad was an alcoholic. His stepfather deserted him. His foster father accused Jim of trying to kill him. All were out of Jim's life by the time he turned 13. Isn't it odd - and reminiscent of the hand of God - that the director of the leading organization on family turned out to be a guy whose own background as a kid and son were pretty messed up?
"great read for new or old parents."
Respected Christian couples open up about the wisdom that has made the difference in their marriage. Nearly 20 of today’s Christian authors, speakers, and entertainers relay their joys and fears, their triumphs and failures - and the advice that got them through - in this inspiring collection from Focus on the Family. The names of these husbands and wives, like their experiences, will be familiar to anyone who’s ever said, "I do". But the transforming advice these couples received when they needed it most is what will motivate you and your spouse - whether you’re newlyweds or in your golden years - to strengthen your relationship.
Instead, Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family managed to rise above his harrowing childhood that began in the Compton suburb of Los Angeles. In this deeply personal memoir, he relives horrors no child should endure. A bloodcurdling neighborhood murder merely serves as the backdrop to the abuse and alcoholism within the four walls of his own home, a cycle broken only by the cancer that leaves him motherless.
A good marriage is a strong and sacred foundation upon which a God-loving family may be built. It is between a man and a woman; it is a permanent union; and it is blessed by God. Unfortunately, modern marriage laws no longer reflect true marriage - in fact, today's legal definition of "marriage" bears little resemblance to the institution of traditional marriage many of us still hold dear.
Well-known Christian moms and dads reveal the words that have mattered most for their family. Whether it’s a crying baby or a rebellious teenager, every parent has moments with their kids that they wish they’d been better prepared to handle - if only they’d known. This audiobook, published in conjunction with Focus on the Family, shares heartwarming and valuable experiences from well-known moms and dads. Their surprising, sometimes humorous, and always relatable stories of raising kids - and their warm accounts of the advice that got them through - will put your heart at ease as you learn to embrace one of life’s most important assignments.
"Not my favorite Jim Daly, but good"
In Stronger, Jim weaves together compelling stories and life principles with his trademark warmth and familiarity. Devoid of formulas but filled with biblical insights, Jim treats us to a feast of self-effacing, yet uplifting stories both about himself and about many others he has worked with through Focus on the Family. Jim talks about the most formidable and powerful strength - the kind that endures and hopes even when all seems hopeless.
"Well written and perfectly narrated"
Written by Jim Daly, the compassionate leader of Focus on the Family, ReFocus inspires and motivates Christians to transcend political agendas and partisan battles and instead interact with others in a way that will consistently reveal the heart of God to a desperately hurting world. Our culture has become painfully polarized, often hindering relationships with neighbors, colleagues, and the very people who need to discover the love of Jesus Christ.
"Great ideas and enjoyed the narrator"