Do you remember the movie Back to the Future, the fun iconic film of the 1980’s featuring the then-rising star, Michael J. Fox? It spent 11 weeks at the top of the charts in the hot summer of 1985 and spawned two popular sequels. That seems like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it?
In a way, I was reminded of that film while recording yesterday’s Focus on the Family radio program. Along with Dr. Juli Slattery and John Fuller, the three of us went back in time and discussed the foundational principles of the ministry. During our conversation we shared a mutual commitment to reaching a new generation of families in creative and new ways—yet without compromising or changing our long-standing 33-year mission that you’ve come to know, trust and rely upon.
In that sense, Monday’s program was a look back to the future. In doing so, what did we see?
You’ll have to tune-in to get the full flavor of our visit. You can listen here.
In short, from helping a man wrought with guilt and wrapped up in an extra-marital affair, to counseling a woman who was going to abort her baby—until she saw Focus on the Family’s recent Super Bowl commercial, our outreach, thanks to the Lord’s favor and your support, is making a significant and, dare I say, an eternal difference.
In fact, I’ve never been more excited in my 21 years here at Focus on the Family. What we’re doing (and have been doing) is what motivated me to join the ministry in the first place! Borne out of a love for the Lord and a deep and abiding respect for Dr. Dobson and his calling, I can remember just how excited I was to join the Focus team back in 1989.
That excitement has never abated; in fact, it’s only grown more intense with the passage of the years.
Please do me a favor, won’t you? Please continue to let your friends know about the exciting developments here at Focus on the Family. It would be our pleasure and privilege to connect with you and with them in the weeks, months, and years to come as we seek to help families thrive.