American Christian conservative organization founded in 1977 in The focus of sports training of children California by psychologist James Dobson, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Focus on the Family’s stated mission is “nurturing and defending the God-ordained institution of the family and promoting biblical truths worldwide”.
The core promotional activities of the organization include a daily radio broadcast by its president Jim Daly and his colleagues, providing free resources according to Focus on the Family views, and publishing magazines, videos, and audio recordings. Focus on the Family’s former logo. Focus on the Family’s Visitor’s Welcome Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. From 1977 to 2003, James Dobson served as the sole leader of the organization. Hodel became president and chief executive officer, tasked with the day-to-day operations. This left Dobson as chairman of the board of directors, with chiefly creative and speaking duties.
In March 2005, Hodel retired and Jim Daly, formerly the Vice President in charge of Focus on the Family’s International Division, assumed the role of president and chief executive officer. In November 2008, the organization announced that it was eliminating 202 jobs, representing 18 percent of its workforce. In February 2009, Dobson resigned his chairmanship, He left Focus on the Family in early 2010, and subsequently founded Family Talk as a non-profit organization and launched a new broadcast that began airing nationally on May 3, 2010. He is no longer affiliated with Focus on the Family.
89 million budget were “Not for public inspection. Focus on the Family sees its primary ministry as helping couples “build healthy marriages that reflect God’s design”, based on what it sees as “morals and values grounded in biblical principles. The group strongly opposes same-sex marriage. Focus on the Family formed Love Won Out, an ex-gay ministry, in 1998 and in 2009, it was sold to Exodus International. Focus on the Family’s Wait No More ministry works with adoption agencies, church leaders and ministry partners to recruit families to adopt children from foster care. The program co-sponsors several adoption conferences throughout the country each year. 80 percent of the cost of an ultrasound machine or sonography training.
The Option Ultrasound Program reported in 2014 that it has helped prevent more than 270,000 abortions since 2004. A study released in February 2012 shows that ultrasounds do not have a direct impact on an abortion decision. In 2011, FOTF President Jim Daly announced that while FOTF will continue to fight for the overturn of Roe v. A wall in Whit’s End at the visitor’s center showing the Adventures in Odyssey voice actors, challenging viewers to match them with the characters. Focus on The Family Radio Theatre is a series of audio dramas adapting classic literature, mystery mini-series and biographical productions, extending its reach to the mainstream as well as the Christian audience. Radio Theatre began in 1996 with a 90-minute radio drama based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, which was produced and aired as a broadcast special. It was aired on over 1300 outlets, 325 of which were general market stations.