There's a lot of confusion about marriage and who it involves. But God's design for marriage hasn't changed. Marriage Done Right
is a wake-up call - a candid and passionate challenge to Christian men and women to examine their own lives and behavior before pointing fingers at others. Drawing on Focus on the Family's rich experience counseling couples, Jim Daly guides you and your spouse through a Personalized Marriage Assessment, helping you to build the holy marriage and the happy, thriving family that will be your most important contribution to the rediscovery of our country.
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 6.4 hours; 6 CDs; read by Tom Parks.
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 marriagein fact, today's legal definition of "marriage" bears little resemblance to the institution of traditional marriage many of us still hold dear.
Jim Daly, president of the evangelical organization Focus on the Family, celebrates God's original design for marriage in Marriage Done Right: One Man. One Woman. This faith-based book is an exploration of Gods purposes for marriage, including the unique benefits that a mom and a dad bring to the partnership of raising children. With a compassionate tone and an eye toward the future, Daly reaffirms the beauty of traditional marriage and reflects on how the Supreme Court's 2015 redefinition of marriage is affecting today's marriage culture.
Jim Daly is president of Focus on the Family and host of the daily broadcast, heard by more than 2.9 million listeners a week on more than 1,000 radio stations across the U.S. The show was honored as 2012 Program of the Year by the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB).
Dalys personal journey from orphan to head of an international Christian organization dedicated to helping families thrive is a powerful story. Abandoned by his alcoholic father at age 5, he lost his mother to cancer four years later a wound that deepened when his grieving stepfather emptied the family home and left Daly, the youngest of five children, and his siblings to fend for themselves after their mother's funeral.
Several tough years followed, including time in foster care, before Daly became a Christian in high school and found meaning and a sense of purpose.
"I am living proof," he wrote in his 2007 autobiography, Finding Home, "that no matter how torn up the road has already been, or how pothole-infested it may look ahead, nothing nothing is impossible for God."
Daly was named president of Focus on the Family in 2005 after 16 years with the ministry. Under his leadership, the organization has taken on a major role nationally in encouraging and helping facilitate foster-care adoptions, earning recognition from the White House and Congress for its efforts. The ministry also has reinvigorated its traditional focus on helping couples build strong marriages and raise healthy, resilient kids. In just the last 12 months, with the help of Focus on the Family, research indicates that 830,000 couples have built stronger marriages and 660,000 families have become stronger, healthier and more God-honoring.
Daly graduated from California State University, San Bernardino, in 1984 with a B.S. in Business Administration. During his senior year, he attended Waseda University in Tokyo, and after graduating worked for a Fortune 500 company. In 1997, he completed his MBA in International Business at Regis University in Denver. In 2009, he received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Colorado Christian University in Denver.
Daly has received the 2008 World Childrens Center Humanitarian Award, the 2009 Childrens Hunger Fund Childrens Champion Award, and the 2010 HomeWord Family Ministry Award. He has appeared on such television programs as "Fox & Friends," "America Live with Megyn Kelly," "ABC World News Tonight" and PBS "Religion & Ethics"; and been featured in Time, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, USA Today and Newsweek, which named him one of the Top 10 next-generation evangelical leaders of influence. He was the subject of a July 2011 cover story in Christianity Today and is a regular panelist for The Washington Post blog "On Faith" alongside leading academics.
Daly has been married to his wife, Jean, since 1986. They have two sons and reside in Colorado Springs, Colo.