Jim Daly is the president of Focus on the Family. He talks about what happened in his childhood. He says, “I had an utterly broken family, a destroyed family. I think that energy, that emotion, that drive in me comes because I don’t think any child should suffer that kind of loss and tragedy – in the way that I did. My dad was an alcoholic and our family fell apart when I was five years old. I remember the night when my dad walked in with a hammer and started swinging away at the walls in our house looking for my mom, shouting he was going to kill her. My older brother who was fifteen, put me in a bedroom.”
Jim says, “Family’s should do well together…anything we can do to intervene and help a family not have to go through that or help a child who’s gone through that get a better understanding of God’s love for him or her.” Psalm 127:3 says, “Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.” Whether its changing how we treat our own children or helping a child and family in a tight spot, we should do all we can.