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America’s Birthday: The Real Story

July 3, 2019

The United States of America was established by men who understood morality and biblical principles. Sadly, many don’t know the true spiritual heritage of this great nation. On today’s Family Talk broadcast, historian David Barton unpacks the untold parts of American history, and shares several stories of the Founding Father’s genuine inspiration for these United States.

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A healthy marriage takes hard work and intentionality, unlike the Hollywood portrayal of effortless relationships. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson’s guests on this classic broadcast were Jim and Debi Godsey, along with marriage expert Dennis Rainey. The Godsey’s explain how God redeemed their failing marriage, and why they started a ministry for inner city kids. 
July 2, 2019
Many marriages today are bombarded by hardships, like a ship in the midst of a storm. Is restoration possible for those failing relationships?  On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson is joined by his friend Dennis Rainey, and a couple who were miserable in an unhealthy relationship. They share the serious troubles that plagued their marriage for years, and the hope they found in the loving arms of Jesus.
July 1, 2019
Is your relationship adultery proof? Have you established defenses around your marriage? Today on Family Talk, pastor and author Dr. David Jeremiah concludes his sermon on the threats and deceptiveness of adultery. He warns couples to take this issue seriously, and set up realistic boundaries around their marriage.
June 28, 2019
Since the Garden of Eden, Satan has sought to destroy the institution of marriage. On this Family Talk broadcast, well-known and respected pastor, Dr. David Jeremiah, talks about the prevalent and dangerous sin of infidelity. He identifies the origin of this immorality, and the gradual ways adultery can enter a relationship.
June 27, 2019
Is there is a way to curb federal overreach and return power back to the American people? On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues his discussion about the Convention of States project with former Senator Tom Coburn. They highlight the key issues this movement could solve and share their concerns about the rise of socialism in America.
June 26, 2019
In recent years, the U.S. government has passed more progressive laws and continued to spend frivolously. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks about a real solution to these growing issues with former Senator Tom Coburn. He addresses the fiscal irresponsibility of Washington, and why a Convention of States needs to be called.
June 25, 2019
How strong is your faith in the face of hardship? On this classic Family Talk broadcast, hear a powerful testimony from missionary Steve Saint. He shares the well-known story of his missionary father Nathan, who was killed by a native tribe in Ecuador. Steve explains how God burdened his heart for missions, ultimately leading him back to the same people who killed his dad.
June 24, 2019
One of the most effective ways churches can minister to the next generation is through the online community. On this special Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with Nona Jones, leader of Global Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook. She shares how God brought her through an abusive childhood, and how she’s using her position in social media to grow the online church, and create disciples through digital means.
June 21, 2019
The 2016 Presidential Election was a pivotal win for many religious groups in America. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues discussing a Christian’s moral responsibility in politics, with Pastor Robert Jeffress from First Baptist Church. Pastor Jeffress defends his stance for choosing moral candidates for public office, and shares the sharp criticism he has received over the years.  
June 20, 2019
Roughly 7 out of 10 Americans are professing Christians, with the task of fighting for righteousness in this perverse culture. On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson talks about this responsibility with Pastor Robert Jeffress from First Baptist Church in Dallas. They look at the spread of immorality in society, and explain why Christ followers can no longer sit on the sidelines.
June 19, 2019
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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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