Glenn has worked for the past 25 years as a full-time researcher and sought-after writer, speaker and contributing founder of the growing movement to recover marriage as a social resource in improving the well-being of children, women, men and communities. He greatly enjoys serving as the Director of Global Family Formation Studies at Focus on the Family in Colorado Springs, an international organization working to build thriving families around the globe.
Glenn debates and lectures extensively on the issues of gender, sexuality, marriage and parenting at universities and churches around the country. He served the George W. Bush administration for many years as a consultant on increasing fatherhood involvement in the Head Start program. Glenn is a contributor to Focus on the Family’s Boundless blog, National Review Online’s The Corner, as well as Christianity Today, First Things, The National Catholic Register, a Senior Contributor at The Federalist and the Gospel Coalition
He is the author of 8 books and a contributor to 9 or so others. He has two brand new books out. The Family Project (Tyndale, 2014), co-authored with Leon Wirth, serves as a practical Christian worldview on marriage, family, and sexuality. This book is a companion to the larger 12-part DVD small group curriculum from Focus on the Family by the same name that he also co-wrote with Leon Wirth. Loving My (LGBT) Neighbor (Moody, 2014) is a very practical look at how Christians can befriend their LGBT neighbors, co-workers, family members and those they sit next to at church in meaningful ways without having to give up our convictions.
His others are The Ring Makes All the Difference (Moody, 2011), a researched-based guide in understanding how marriage and cohabitation are very different kinds of foundations upon which to build healthy, thriving relationships and Secure Daughters Confident Sons: How Parents Guide Their Children into Authentic Masculinity and Feminity(Multnomah, 2011), which explores how mothers and fathers uniquely raise girls and boys to be strong, healthy women and men.
Glenn is working on his 9th book, The Myth of Dying Church, out in June 2019.
His others are Why Marriage Matters: Reasons to Believe in Marriage in Postmodern Society (1997) and My Crazy, Imperfect Christian Family (NavPress, 2004) and Marriage on Trial: The Case Against Same-Sex Marriage and Parenting (InterVarsity Press, 2004) which was featured on C-SPAN BookTV.
He is also the co-author of the wide theatrically released and acclaimed film Irreplaceable.