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Family, Irreplaceable

January 31, 2014

by Candice Watters

Is it true that family is the building block of society? If the family fails, will society fail with it? Rightly answering these questions has never been more critical.

It seems each day brings new headlines about the further assault on the natural family, and with it, more chaos and confusion. Every article I read leaves me wondering, what can we do?

Pray. Certainly. And stay informed. Albert Mohler’s daily podcast, “The Briefing,” is an invaluable resource. But yesterday I learned that I might need to add “buy a movie ticket” to my list of fight-for-the-family activities. Coming soon — May 6, 2014 — to select theaters is Irreplaceable, a documentary pioneered by Focus on the Family that “follows one man’s journey to see if family still matters.” The man is Tim Sisarich, executive director of Focus on the Family New Zealand.

Irreplaceable, says Focus, will answer the questions “What is family?” and “If family fails, does society fail, too?”

Among the experts Sisarich interviews are Michael Medved (radio host, author, political commentator and film critic), Eric Metaxas (host of BreakPoint and New York Times best-selling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and 7 Men), Jonathan Last (author, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting), and Dr. Miriam Grossman (author, Unprotected and You’re Teaching My Child WHAT?).

Jim Daly, president of Focus, hopes Irreplaceable will help viewers “truly understand the significance of God’s great plan for humanity through families, live with purpose and an eternal perspective, and model God’s redemptive design for family to their neighbors, peers, coworkers, and ultimately, their culture.”

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

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The CBMW National Conference is April 8, 2014 in Louisville, KY.  Speakers include John Piper, David Platt, Albert Mohler, and more. Registration is just $30. Find more information here.

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