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Adult Children of Alcoholics - III

February 10, 2016

Roughly 30 million Americans grew up in homes where at least one parent was an alcoholic. Today on Family Talk, four guests continue their discussion about the chaos of growing up in an alcoholic home. Hear how God healed their painful pasts and brought peace and joy into their lives.

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Did one or more of your parents struggle with alcohol? On today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues a dramatic conversation with four people who know all too well the challenges of growing up with alcoholic parents. Learn the 13 common struggles of adult children of alcoholics on today’s classic edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
February 9, 2016
In the home of an alcoholic, children have three unwritten rules. Don't talk. Don’t feel. Don't trust. Those emotional reactions eventually become baggage as that child grows into adulthood. On today’s classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson interviews four people who grew up in alcoholic homes.
February 8, 2016
Have you ever heard God asking you to do something unexpected or maybe even something crazy? John and Josee Waller jumped into international adoption and suddenly found themselves with nine children. On today's Family Talk, they share how they’ve learned to live completely by faith. Hear their interview with Dr. Meeker on today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
February 5, 2016
Gender-neutral policies are changing the face of America’s military, but are these changes for the better? Which politicians are standing up for the integrity of the military? Find out on the next Family Talk when Dr. Dobson and Dr. Meeker conclude their conversation with Elaine Donnelly.
February 4, 2016
America’s military is one of the strongest in the world, yet there are internal changes that threaten the strength of our forces. Today on Family Talk, Elaine Donnelly joins Dr. Dobson and Dr. Meeker to talk about the impact of gender-related policies on the Armed Forces.
February 3, 2016
If Jesus lived in your house, how would He treat the hurting people you know? How would He reach out to your neighbors? Lee Strobel concludes his message about taking the gospel to the world right outside your front door. Get encouragement and practical advice for reaching the lost today on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
February 2, 2016
Who in your life needs to know the Lord? Is it a wife? A brother? A college roommate? All of us know at least one person who does not know Jesus Christ as their personal savior. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Lee Strobel will encourage listeners to share their faith with the lost. Learn how to help someone change their eternal destiny on today’s Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
February 1, 2016
How do you recover from painful loss? How do you get stronger in the face of life’s challenges and difficulties? On today’s edition of Family Talk, former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp continues to share three simple strategies for recovering from the blitz.
January 29, 2016
The entire momentum of an NFL game can turn as the result of a blitz. Life is no different. We will have unexpected challenges, painful losses, and intense difficulties – and just like a quarterback, our job in life is not to merely survive the blitz, it’s to beat it. On this edition of Family Talk, former NFL quarterback Jeff Kemp shares time-tested strategies for overcoming blitzes at home, at the office, and in key relationships.
January 28, 2016
Prayer can change the world. Every Home for Christ has always prayed fervently for the world and now they’re turning their focus on America. On today's edition of Family Talk, Dick Eastman tells Dr. Dobson about the new American Center for Prayer and Revival and the mission to pray new spiritual life into the nation. Don’t miss that inspiring conversation, today on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
January 27, 2016
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Family Talk is a Christian non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded in 2010 by Dr. James Dobson, the ministry promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development. Since its inception, Family Talk has served millions of families with broadcasts, monthly newsletters, feature articles, videos, blogs, books and other resources available on demand via its website, mobile apps, and social media platforms.


The Dr. James Dobson Family Institute (JDFI) is a Christian non-profit organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Founded initially as Family Talk in 2010 by Dr. James Dobson, the ministry promotes and teaches biblical principles that support marriage, family, and child-development. Since its inception, Family Talk has served families with broadcasts, monthly newsletters, feature articles, videos, blogs, books, and other resources available on demand via its website, mobile apps, and social media platforms. In 2017, the ministry rebranded under JDFI to expand its four core ministry divisions consisting of Family Talk, the Dobson Policy and Education Centers, and the Dobson Digital Library.


Dr. Dobson's flagship program, "Family Talk," is aired on more than 1,300 terrestrial radio outlets and numerous digital channels that reach millions of people each month.

About Dr. James Dobson

Dr. James Dobson is the Founder and President of Family Talk, a nonprofit organization that produces his radio program, "Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk." He is the author of more than 30 books dedicated to the preservation of the family, including The New Dare to Discipline, Love for a Lifetime, Life on the Edge, Love Must Be Tough, The New Strong-Willed Child, When God Doesn't Make Sense, Bringing Up Boys, Marriage Under Fire, Bringing Up Girls, Head Over Heels and, most recently, Your Legacy: The Greatest Gift.


Dr. Dobson served as an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Southern California School of Medicine for 14 years and on the attending staff of Children's Hospital of Los Angeles for 17 years. He has been active in governmental affairs and has advised five U.S. presidents on family matters. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Southern California (1967) in the field of child development. He holds 17 honorary doctoral degrees, and was inducted in 2008 into The National Radio Hall of Fame. Dr. Dobson recently received the following awards: Winston Churchill Lifetime Achievement Award from the Faith & Freedom Coalition (2017), Daniel Award from AZ Christian University (2016), and the Defender of Life Award from the Justice Foundation (2015).


Dr. Dobson is married to Shirley and they have two grown children, Danae and Ryan, and two grandchildren. The Dobsons reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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