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Dr. James Dobson

America’s Birthday: The Real Story

July 2, 2010
Tune in today to learn what the history books won’t teach you about America’s humble beginnings. Historian, David Barton of WallBuilders, knows what really motivated our founding fathers over 200 years ago and shares several inspiring stories about the United States’ spiritual heritage. You’ll hear how early Americans created a society, including a government, based on biblical concepts and gain an added appreciation for why we celebrate the 4th of July!

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Dr. James Dobson loves getting out into the community - and he especially enjoys hearing directly from you! Listen today as we feature his recent on-air interview with Adam McManus of KSLR 630 AM in San Antonio, TX. Dr. James Dobson discusses how Family Talk got started and responds to questions from several local callers on topics ranging from homeschooling to the United States Supreme Court. It’s a spontaneous exchange you won’t want to miss!
July 1, 2010
Join Dr. Dobson and Dr. Scott Stanley, the author of the book The Heart of Commitment, as they discuss some of the principles that help make marriages last, including communication and positive conflict management. Dr. Stanley examines research that reveals why some couples thrive in their relationships and why others lack the commitment to do so. Don’t miss their fascinating conversation today!
June 30, 2010
A sanctuary for abused horses and children alike, Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch is a place where broken spirits are made whole. Dr. Dobson sits down with Kim Meeder, who along with her husband Troy, have transformed a destitute 9 acres in Oregon into a healing ground that houses 30 horses and is the destination of nearly 5,000 visitors a year. Make sure you have a Kleenex—this touching broadcast should not be missed!
June 29, 2010
A sanctuary for abused horses and children alike, Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch is a place where broken spirits are made whole. Dr. Dobson sits down with Kim Meeder, who along with her husband Troy, have transformed a destitute 9 acres in Oregon into a healing ground that houses 30 horses and is the destination of nearly 5,000 visitors a year. Make sure you have a Kleenex—this touching broadcast should not be missed!
June 28, 2010
On this heartfelt program, well-known Irish recording artist and former politician Dana Scallon relates her personal story to Dr. Dobson. As a young mother of a 7-month old, Dana was overwhelmed to discover she was pregnant again. A threatened miscarriage, however, caused a renewed appreciation for the gift of life in her womb. Listen to Dana’s emotional account and touching tribute to young moms today!
June 25, 2010
On part I of this program, Dr. Dobson and Dr. R.T. Kendall talked about why it is so important for Christians’ spiritual and physical health to forgive others. Today Dr. Kendall provides insights into what forgiveness looks like, and what it doesn’t look like. He also asks: is it possible to forgive … and to forget? Find out by listening to today’s broadcast!
June 24, 2010
Matthew 6 says that in order to receive God’s forgiveness Christians must forgive others. Moreover, the Lord says in Romans 12, “It is mine to avenge; I will repay.” Why do believers have such a hard time following these commands? Why is it so vitally important that we learn to do so? Dr. Dobson sits down to discuss these topics with Dr. R.T. Kendall on today’s program. Don’t miss their enlightening conversation!
June 23, 2010
On part II of Dr. Dobson’s inspiring interview with Dr. Ken Hutcherson, Hutch recounts his dramatic personal story of growing up in Alabama, dealing with prejudice, and his subsequent hatred of white people. An encounter with Christ transformed his life, and Hutch now preaches at Antioch Bible Church in Kirkland, WA. He describes several of his church’s outreaches, including their adoption placement program and Antioch Holy Cow.
June 22, 2010
Dr. Ken Hutcherson, former NFL linebacker and well-known pastor and author, has been living with cancer for 9 years, much to the amazement of his doctors. Dr. Dobson recently visited Hutch in Seattle to talk about his book, Hope is Contagious, and the current state of the church in America. Don’t miss Hutch’s inspiring account of how the chemotherapy treatments have deadened his nerves but not his spirit!
June 21, 2010
Don’t miss the conclusion to Dr. Dobson’s humorous and insightful conversation with his daughter Danae! You’ll hear Danae’s firsthand account of what Dr. Dobson was like as a dad, learn more about why Dr. Dobson didn’t adopt the stray dog that Danae wanted to keep—and discover practical tips about how a father can be his little girl’s hero by building a solid relationship with her that will last a lifetime.
June 18, 2010
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About Family Talk

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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