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Endorsements


Irreplaceable is a very thought provoking film that looks at some of the core issues affecting our families today. It details how our changing views on marriage, children and parenting have negatively impacted our society. And rather than merely highlighting the problems, it also points people to Jesus Christ to find the answers.”

Tony Dungy, Super Bowl-winning coach and best-selling author

"I'm honored to be part of this film. Family is simply one of the most important concepts in human history and it is currently dangerously misunderstood and undervalued. I applaud Focus on the Family for this film reminding us that family is at the very heart of God’s purposes in all societies, and that to abandon it is to abandon all hope of human flourishing.”

Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author and cultural commentator

“We know that family is important, but sometimes we struggle to describe why to a culture that seems to have forgotten. That’s why Irreplaceable is so important. I’ve seen an advanced screening of this new film, and honestly, I was blown away. This is one of the more important projects I’ve had the privilege to be a part of. Please join me in celebrating the family, May 6!”

John Stonestreet, Speaker and Fellow, the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview

Irreplaceable hits home with both stories and stats that remind us that family is God's idea and not our own. A great inspiration to put first things first in my own life and to encourage others to consider the same."

Brian Doyle, Founder and President, Iron Sharpens Iron

Irreplaceable is a compelling documentary about a subject very important to so many of us … family. What makes a family and more importantly what value does family play in today’s society? The documentary does a fascinating job blending research as well as real life scenarios as it investigates a concept that has changed and evolved over time. Irreplaceable was a great conversation starter for my husband and I as we reflected on our roles as parents as well as husband and wife. It also gave us a kick-start to reexamine our goals as a family and what we’d love our own children to learn about themselves as they will one day go on to create their own families.”

Brandi Wilson, Cross Point Church

Irreplaceable is one of the most powerful and effective defenses of the necessity and value of the family I've ever seen because it upholds the truth, but does it with grace, transparency, and humility. This movie is a blueprint for how to communicate truth in love to a culture desperately in need of it.”

Steve Deace, National Radio Show Host & Washington Times contributor

Irreplaceable will be a great encouragement to the Christian community to rededicate itself to godly marriage, since it is the Bible’s metaphor portraying God’s relationship to His people in a broken world. Without a proper understanding of biblical marriage and family, it is difficult to understand our Heavenly Father’s desire for relationship. Irreplaceable will help recapture that.”

Rev. Ray Vander Laan, Historian & host of Faith Lessons video series

“At the National Center for Fathering, we're proud to be part of such a powerful film. The facts and figures bring out the truth about the family and the need for committed fathering. Irreplaceable has the potential to help change our culture for the better; it's greatly fulfilling to see the completion of this tool.”

Carey Casey, CEO, National Center for Fathering

“Does family matter? Does the life-long union of one man and one woman in marriage matter? Do children born and raised by a father and a mother matter? Irreplaceable seeks and finds the answers to these questions – questions that are critical for the preservation of our culture and our society. This is more than a documentary. Irreplaceable is a deeply moving look at marriage and family and the reasons why they must be preserved.”

Most Rev. Michael J. Sheridan S. Th.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs

“"Very powerful! Should be mandatory viewing for America ... the world!"”

author & former Compassion President & CEO Wess Stafford

“Like our heritage of freedom, we cannot take the family for granted. Irreplaceable reminds us why we must continue to cherish the unique value of a married mom and dad for a child and for all of society. The love that we first experience in the family is the foundation for loving our neighbors, and that can ultimately extend to America as a whole. Mark your calendar for this May 6 event in a theater near you.”

Sen. Jim DeMint, former U.S. Senator and President of The Heritage Foundation

“Focus on the Family’s new documentary, Irreplaceable, is an important film. It explains why God’s design for the family works, and why society suffers when we deviate from that design. I believe that as we embrace God’s beautiful plan for the family, His blessings will flow.”

Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, President, NHCLC, Hispanic Evangelical Association

“I’m looking forward to the release of Focus on the Family’s new documentary film, Irreplaceable, and the companion small group experience, The Family Project. These important resources explain why the institution of the family is a signpost pointing us directly to God Himself, and why this truth has profound implications for both the Church and society.”

Dr. Russell D. Moore, President, Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission

“The institution of the family is on the ropes. It is being torn apart by the schemes of Satan, a hostile culture, and our own self-centeredness. But hope is not lost! Irreplaceable reminds us that healing and restoration are found in God’s wonderful design for the family. This movie paints a beautiful picture of redemption. There are no perfect families, but every family can be redeemed.”

Ted Cunningham, Founding Pastor, Woodland Hills Family Church

“The documentary film, Irreplaceable clearly illustrates the issue in the family today, which is the missing father in today’s family. This issue is worldwide not just local. The film further identifies that all issues stem from the missing father in the homes. The National Coalition of Ministries to Men (NCMM) is in full support of this documentary.”

Darrel Billups, NCMM, Executive Director

Irreplaceable is unforgettable. Finally, an honest look at the transcendent value of family that isn't judgmental, but instead offers great hope through the power of love.”

Mark Daniels, Host, The Mark Daniels Show, WFIL-WNTP Radio

“In its global quest to answer the question “What’s wrong with the family?” Irreplaceable offers the only real answer. Two humble, honest, challenging words that say it all. Don’t expect me to tell you what those words are here; watch the movie.”

Christopher West, Founder and President, The Cor Project &
Senior Lecturer, Theology of the Body Institute

“Every day we see evidence that the breakdown of the family has serious consequences for children—financially, emotionally, developmentally, and spiritually. I’m so glad that Focus on the Family has produced this powerful new documentary, because it demonstrates why healthy, stable families represent the best hope for the success of future generations.”

Mary Hunt, founder of Debt-Proof Living & author of Raising Financially Responsible Kids

“Wow, this movie is dynamite! You have nailed the number 1 cultural problem in America today. Knowing Focus on the Family, I am not surprised the film also delivers the right solution. The tone seems right—personal, yet prophetic. It also transcends race and nationality. I am thrilled about this film. I recommend it enthusiastically!”

Dr. Jerry Johnson, president of the National Religious Broadcasters

“I'm pleasantly surprised. To be blunt, I am used to evangelical-sponsored efforts looking lame, sentimental, outdated, hysterical, etc. But Irreplaceable looks like a fully professional documentary. It's well done. Also, the movie reaches far beyond the circle of evangelical "usual suspects" in the range of people they interview.”

Frederica Mathewes-Green