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  • 29-Mar-2017 18 FEB

    Faith, Family, and my battle to survive Ebola

    Dr. Kent Brantly was one of the many courageous healthcare professionals who served in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic. In this post explores his backstory, his Christian faith, and how his experience of contracting the deadly Ebola virus has affected his family.

    By: Kelsey Poole
  • 27-Mar-2017 18 FEB

    Practical tips for helping children with anger management

    Few parental responsibilities are more important than teaching children how to constructively handle anger. Yet many parents feel ill-equipped. This post offers practical tips for parents who want to help their children avoid the problem of anger getting the better of them.

    By: Gary Chapman
  • 07-Feb-2017 18 FEB

    "Remarkable" new porn proofing tool available now!

    Are you a parent who wants to take proactive action to protect your kids from the risks of Internet pornography? If so, then we're really excited to be able to let you know about our brand new porn proofing resource for families called Good Pictures Bad Picture!

    By: Focus NZ
  • 01-Feb-2017 18 FEB

    Are You Kind to Your Kids?

    As parents, we don't often consider the concept of kindness within the context of parenting. We treat co-workers and store clerks and strangers on the street with kindness. Does this relationship dynamic really apply to all the big work that goes into parenting?

    By: Daniel Huerta
  • 24-Jan-2017 18 FEB

    Valuing Life from the Start - a FREE resource for parents!

    It's never too early to educate children about the sanctity of human life - to help them understand that every person, born and pre-born, has profound value and worth - and that's why we're offering this 24 page teaching resource for parents absolutely FREE!

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 07-Dec-2016 18 FEB

    A tank full of love

    In her presence you could feel the warmth and acceptance. Her sparkling eyes would engage you and her smile put you at ease. Despite her good looks there was nothing threatening or intimidating about her. She had the ability to illuminate the room and draw out the best in everyone around her.

    By: Dani Higginbotham
  • 30-Nov-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - DECEMBER 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand in the month of December. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 09-Nov-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - NOVEMBER 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand in the month of November. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 25-Oct-2016 18 FEB

    I'm a mum who is learning that it's okay to make mistakes

    One of the hardest things I have found about being a mum is not the sleepless nights, or the never-ending housework, but rather my own harsh judgements about my parenting - but lately I've been learning that making mistakes is all just part of the parenting journey!

    By: Dani Higginbotham
  • 14-Oct-2016 18 FEB

    The Promise of God Nobody Wants

    In this life we will experience sickness, persecution, disappointment, and trauma. Jesus doesn’t attempt to gloss over that fact. Why, then, do we have such difficulty seeing the hand of God at work when trials arrive on our doorstep?

    By: Jim Daily
  • 03-Oct-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - OCTOBER 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand in the month of October. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 19-Sep-2016 18 FEB

    This Blur Called Life

    The call to evangelism is fundamental to who we are as followers of Christ, but sometimes it can be the most difficult aspect of living the Christian life. Check out this beautifully honest reflection from Dani on the challenges of being salt and light in a broken world.

    By: Dani Higginbotham
  • 05-Sep-2016 18 FEB

    A very special invitation to Christian Ministers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch!

    Christian ministers in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch are warmly invited to join us at our upcoming minsters' lunches for the launch of The Family Project, our awesome new DVD resource!

    By: Wayne Mulqueen
  • 26-Aug-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - SEPTEMBER 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand in the month of September. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 09-Aug-2016 18 FEB

    Mothers, are you seeing the man in your son?

    Men respond to respect. And there’s a man inside every boy. But do mums know this?
    This may explain their confusion and sense of disconnection from their precious boys as their sons grow.

    By: Emerson Eggerichs
  • 23-Jul-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - AUGUST 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand in the month of August. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 21-Jul-2016 18 FEB

    The Pro-Life internship has given me a sense of purpose, excitement and resilient joy

    The passion and fervour of both interns and leaders came from a deep compassion for those made victims by our culture of death, rather than from a place of self-righteous outrage, something which I had always been afraid of in the pro-life movement.

    By: David
  • 22-Jun-2016 18 FEB

    Why the latest NZ abortion statistics show some very encouraging trends

    Last week the annual New Zealand abortion statistics for 2015 were released, and there are some very encouraging trends which paint a very positive picture for New Zealand.

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 20-Jun-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - JULY 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand in the month of July. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 01-Jun-2016 18 FEB

    Attend our ACTIV8 Pro-Life Internship for free!

    A generous donor has offered to fund four participants from the Canterbury region to attend our ACTIV8 Pro-Life Internship at the start of July. Check out this post to find out whether you might be eligible for this generous offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 25-May-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - JUNE 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand in the month of June. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 20-May-2016 18 FEB

    6 Reasons YOU should see Irreplaceable in Nelson or Timaru!

    Don't miss one of the special screenings of Irreplaceable - our powerful new documentary on marriage and family - happening in the cities of Nelson and Timaru over the coming weeks!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 04-May-2016 18 FEB

    Why I chose to stay with my husband and his pornography addiction

    We are privileged to be able present this exclusive guest post from a Kiwi wife and mother about the serious harms of pornography & the important lessons that she and her husband have learned about fighting back.

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 19-Apr-2016 18 FEB

    Win a FREE DVD prize pack for you AND a friend!

    We're giving away EIGHT free DVD prize packs to eight lucky winners! In this post you'll find all the important details about what's in each DVD pack, and what you need to do to get your name in the draw to win one!
    Entries close on Monday 23 May!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 19-Apr-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - MAY 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand next month. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 18-Apr-2016 18 FEB

    "How many other people go off the rails after an abortion?"

    Today's post features a heartfelt letter from a man serving time in a NZ prison. It serves as a powerful reminder of the way in which abortion hurts both women and men, and the hope that is offered to people in this dark situation by Christian post-aboriton healing ministries.

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 08-Apr-2016 18 FEB

    We need your help to train the next generation of Kiwi leaders!

    Focus on the Family's ACTIV8 Pro-Life Internship is happening again this July, and we need your support to help train the next germination of Kiwi leaders of conscience and compassion! Check out this update for all the important details on how you can make a difference!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 22-Mar-2016 18 FEB

    The problem of porn and how to overcome it

    Brendan Malone from Focus on the Family NZ was recently a guest on The Forum show on Life FM to talk about the problem of pornography and practical strategies for porn-free living.
    You can check out the full recording of that interview at the link below.

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 10-Mar-2016 18 FEB

    Win 1 of 3 awesome Adventures in Odyssey prizes!

    Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey crew have been in the country this week to film a brand new series of their children's show from right here in New Zealand and so we're giving away three awesome prizes to mark the occasion! Here's what you need to do to be in the draw!

    By: Focus NZ
  • 08-Mar-2016 18 FEB

    Is this the beginning of the end for pornography?

    It is my belief that in 100 years time the history of pornography and our societal attitudes towards it will have charted a similar course to that of smoking - in that, where we had previously accepted it, we will now actively disdain and discourage it because of the harms that it causes.

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 07-Mar-2016 18 FEB

    6 Reasons YOU should see Irreplaceable in Hamilton NEXT week!

    There's just over a week to go until our special screening of Irreplaceable - our powerful new documentary on marriage and family - in Hamilton on Wednesday 16 March. Here's 6 good reasons why you should definitely be there!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 04-Mar-2016 18 FEB

    Adventures in Odyssey PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

    Next week Focus on the Family's Adventures in Odyssey crew are in the country to film a brand new series of their children's show from right here in New Zealand and so we're giving away some prizes to mark the occasion! Here's what you need to do to be in the draw!

    By: Focus NZ
  • 29-Feb-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts March 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand this month.
    As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer, so make sure you don't miss it!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 10-Feb-2016 18 FEB

    Why Lent is great for marriage and family life

    When most people think of Lent, they think of giving something up for 40 days (like chocolate, or watching a favourite TV show, etc.), but how many people think about marriage and family when they hear the word 'Lent'? If we don't, perhaps something important is missing?

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 01-Feb-2016 18 FEB

    Focus on the Family Rhema Broadcasts - February 2016

    Check out the full list of all the awesome radio broadcasts that we've got playing on Rhema New Zealand this month. As per usual, there is a lot of really excellent content on marriage and family issues on offer!

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 23-Dec-2015 18 FEB

    The true message of Christmas: without humility there is no redemption

    One of the most glaring and obvious truths of Christmas often passes us by completely unnoticed, despite the fact that everything about this celebration calls us to consider it ever more deeply.

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 20-Dec-2015 18 FEB

    Merry Christmas and thanks for all your support this year!

    God's blessing on the ministry of Focus on the Family NZ has been truly immense in 2015, and we believe that 2016 promises even more in our efforts to build a renewed culture of life, marriage and family here in NZ.

    By: Wayne Mulqueen
  • 16-Dec-2015 18 FEB

    7 practical ways to teach your family the true meaning of Christmas

    Seven practical things that you can do that really make a difference in helping to keep your family focused on Christmas as the time to celebrate the birth of Jesus

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 08-Dec-2015 18 FEB

    Internet censorship is how society cares for children, young people, and their parents

    Today’s blog post is a written version of a presentation that Brendan Malone from Focus on the Family NZ delivered last Thursday night in Wellington at an Internet NZ event.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 03-Dec-2015 18 FEB

    How to make your family Internet safe these holidays

    We are now only two weeks away from the start of the Christmas school holidays, which is why this is the ideal time to thinking about what sort of Internet safety measures you have in place at the home to keep your family safe

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 24-Nov-2015 18 FEB

    Families need practical support, not our angry cynicism

    Is it just me, or does anyone else get the sense that it has suddenly become extremely trendy for writers to bemoan just about every aspect of modern living - with parenting in particular coming in for the harshest criticisms of all?

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 17-Nov-2015 18 FEB

    6 Reasons why you should see Irreplaceable in Wellington!

    On Thursday 10th December we're launching our brand new documentary movie Irreplaceable at a special one-night only screening in Wellington. Here’s six reasons why you should definitely join us there!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 12-Nov-2015 18 FEB

    So, what is the right age to get married?

    I have to be honest, I found myself chuckling when I read the article in the NZ Herald. To put it simply: success in marriage has very little to do with the age at which a man and woman are when they make their wedding vows.

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 29-Oct-2015 18 FEB

    Join us for the next screening of Irreplaceable!

    On Thursday 10th December we're launching our brand new documentary movie Irreplaceable at a special one-night only screening in Wellington. Here’s six reasons why you should definitely join us there!

    By: Focus on the Family NZ
  • 20-Oct-2015 18 FEB

    How legalised euthanasia would harm families

    I would argue very strongly that this is not how a death in the family is meant to take place, and any law which enables such a passing, or creates a framework where this is one of the very real risks, is not something good for families.

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 12-Oct-2015 18 FEB

    Jennifer Doolabh taught what us heroic motherhood looks like

    In an age that fears suffering, and wrongly equates human dignity with perfection and control, Jennifer taught us the true meaning of dignity, and how to embrace the cross even when its weight seems like it is simply far too great to bear.

    By: Brendan Malone
  • 29-Sep-2015 18 FEB

    What if all the shouting about abortion means that hurting women are not being heard?

    If I knew back then what I would go through, I would have chosen life for my baby, and a future free from the consequences of health and relationship problems that resulted from my abortion.

    By: Marina Young
  • 26-Sep-2015 18 FEB

    Is Interstellar actually about the dangers of scientism?

    Interstellar is a film where the two main villains are two of the greatest scientific minds of their era, both of whom are motivated by a desire to achieve a good outcome - yet despite all this, and in the name of progress, they perpetrate great evils.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 24-Sep-2015 18 FEB

    Marriage is about an 'I will', not just an 'I do'

    Marriage is about more than just the vows you made on your wedding day - it's about the vows you make to each other EVERY day.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 11-Sep-2015 18 FEB

    Four vital lessons that we need to teach young men

    Four practical tips for living out a healthy and authentic vision of masculinity - no matter your age, or status in life!

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 05-Sep-2015 18 FEB

    8 Practical Tips For Dads And Daughters

    Eight practical tips that I think the dads out there might find useful for helping to build and maintain strong relationships with their daughters

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 01-Sep-2015 18 FEB

    How loss of virtue is killing the romantic comedy

    Basically, more than any other movie genre, comedy has become a rather troubling window into the soul of a Western culture that has become mired in a loss of authentic human identity, sexual confusion and moral relativism.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 30-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Breaking Bad: lessons in how not to be a man

    Like all men, Walter White is faced with a choice about what sort of legacy he will leave in his wake. Sadly, he chooses wrong and leaves a trail of brokenness and destruction in his wake.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 28-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Don't panic: marriage is meant to be a messy thing

    The problem is that we live in a culture that has become both very individualistic, and at the same time, also very focused on controlling things and eliminating any hint of difficulty or suffering.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 27-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    My child with spina bifida taught to love more deeply

    More than our strong beliefs around abortion, our love for our son Eli was so strong that no doctor could put a price or worth on him. Eli is God’s gift to us; our gift to share with the world.

    By: Adele, Kiwi Mum
  • 13-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Sex education: four reasons why parents are better

    The end result is confusion all round, and an entire generation of young people left exposed to a haphazard approach to human sexuality that is already starting to take its toll on many of them and their peers.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 12-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Stop complaining and start living!

    It never ceases to amaze me how often we can take for granted all of the many good things that we have in our lives, instead choosing to see our glass as being half-empty, failing to see that every drop in our vessel is actually a precious gift that needs to be grabbed firmly with both hands and lived to its fullest.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 11-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Your daughter doesn't need you to be a feminist

    When my daughters are old enough to start dating, any young men who show interest will not be labouring under any misapprehension - instead it will be made very clear to them that the way they treat my girls matters a heck of lot to me.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 09-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Warm Bodies: the best zombie film about authentic love

    Zombie films are a lot of things, but, until I watched the recently released Warm Bodies, I never imagined I'd see one that provided such an amazingly profound treatise on the human condition and our need for authentic love.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 08-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    The inherent danger of Valentine's Day for men

    I'm no anti-Valentine's Day grinch, but I can't help but sense that the current, and highly commercialized approach to Valentine's Day is actually causing us men to lose sight of some important truths about authentic love.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 03-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Tis the season to be family together

    The pre-Christmas rush is now officially in full swing, but I wonder how many of us, amidst all of the holiday planning, present-buying and end-of-year social functions have stopped to think about what time we are going to devote to our families over the fast approaching Christmas holiday period?

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 01-Aug-2015 18 FEB

    Six fun things you can do with your family for under $30

    The Christmas/New Year holiday period offers us the ideal opportunity to spend time together as a family, making great memories and generally having the kind of unique and unhindered fun that the annual holiday break should be all about.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 21-Jul-2015 18 FEB

    The moments that real fatherhood is made of

    These simple moments are the things that our kids crave from us the most, and if we're honest they are also the moments that we dads live for most as well.

    By: Focus on the Family
  • 16-Jul-2015 18 FEB

    Yet another attempt to downplay post-abortion grief

    Is anyone, apart from a minority of militant activists, really so deluded as to read these stories and then accept Allison Joyce's claim that ""none"" of these women regret their abortions?

    By: Focus on the Family

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  • 29-Mar-2017 01 FEB
    Faith, Family, and my battle to survive Ebola
    Dr. Kent Brantly was one of the many courageous healthcare professionals who served in Liberia during the Ebola epidemic. In this post explores his backstory, his Christian faith, and how his experience of contracting the deadly Ebola virus has affected his family.

    By: Kelsey Poole

  • 27-Mar-2017 01 FEB
    Practical tips for helping children with anger management
    Few parental responsibilities are more important than teaching children how to constructively handle anger. Yet many parents feel ill-equipped. This post offers practical tips for parents who want to help their children avoid the problem of anger getting the better of them.

    By: Gary Chapman

  • 07-Feb-2017 01 FEB
    "Remarkable" new porn proofing tool available now!
    Are you a parent who wants to take proactive action to protect your kids from the risks of Internet pornography? If so, then we're really excited to be able to let you know about our brand new porn proofing resource for families called Good Pictures Bad Picture!

    By: Focus NZ

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In Focus is the blog of Focus on the Family NZ. It offers original commentary and articles on marriage, family, faith, sexuality, human dignity, and other important life issues.

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