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Dr. James Dobson

Being a Light in the Darkness - II

October 17, 2019

Matthew 5 commands us to let our light shine before men, in order to glorify our Heavenly Father. This classic edition of Family Talk features the conclusion to Dr. Dobson’s interview with the late Chuck Colson. Chuck talks about his book, The Body, and highlights the church’s role to be beacon of truth in this morally failing society. Hear what Christians can do to better engage culture.

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The late Chuck Colson was a key figure in the notorious Watergate Scandal. After being sent to prison for related crimes, his ‘tough guy’ persona was softened due to a radical encounter with Jesus. On this classic Family Talk broadcast, you’ll hear Dr. Dobson’s conversation with Chuck Colson. He describes the ways in which God has used his life since Watergate to minister to those incarcerated.
October 16, 2019
Despite being horribly treated by his brothers, Joseph forgave them saying, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good." On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his discussion with comedian, Dr. Dennis Swanberg. They each explain the way secret sin or past pain has profoundly hurt their families. Dr. Swanberg also emphasizes the importance of confession and confiding in others. 
October 15, 2019
Lingering memories of our past mistakes or a painful trauma can keep us from fully experiencing God’s redemption. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with comedian Dr. Dennis Swanberg to discuss his new book, No More Secrets. Dr. Swanberg opens up about his son’s battle with alcoholism and explains why parents shouldn’t feel guilty for a child’s waywardness.
October 14, 2019
On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his interview with Dr. David Jeremiah, pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church. Dr. Jeremiah talks about the emotional and spiritual low points in his battle with cancer, and refutes the delusional belief that Christians won’t experience suffering. Hear why we must rely on God’s strength when hardship comes.
October 11, 2019
It’s been said that everyone is either coming out of hardship, in the midst of a struggle, or about to experience difficulty. On today’s classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson sits down with his good friend, prominent pastor and author, Dr. David Jeremiah. He discusses his battle with cancer, and why he believes God allows suffering in all of our lives.
October 10, 2019
According to research from Enough is Enough, America is the top consumer of pornography with 4 in 10 people believing these images are morally acceptable.  Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his interview with author Nancy Blake.  She reveals why she initially blamed herself for her first husband’s addiction to pornography, and how she depended on God through this betrayal.  Nancy also talks about getting remarried, and the healing that she continues to experience. 
October 9, 2019
Pornography is an evil that warps the minds of many young people, with an addiction stronger than most drugs.  Today Dr. Dobson welcomes author Nancy Blake to the Family Talk studios.  She opens up about her first husband’s struggles with pornography, which eventually destroyed their marriage.  Hear how she recovered from this heartbreak, and what she is doing to help other women in similar circumstances.
October 8, 2019
Many kids in the 21st century have an unhealthy attitude of entitlement, which is often perpetuated by their parents.  On this edition of Family Talk, author and parenting blogger Kay Wills Wyma, talks to Dr. Dobson about this subject through her book Cleaning House.  She examines the damaging effects of ‘helicopter parenting’, while providing practical advice to parents on how to ready their children for the real world. 
October 7, 2019
In 1 Kings, King Solomon charged the Israelites to be ‘wholly devoted to the Lord.’  On this classic Family Talk broadcast, retired LAPD officer Bob Vernon talks about the importance of maintaining our Christian walk.  He highlights 3 prayers we must constantly remember in order to rid ourselves of sin, and remain faithful to God. 
October 4, 2019
Researchers have found that nearly 1 in 4 women are victims of abuse from their supposed loving partner. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton continues his conversation about domestic violence with licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Barry Lord. He describes an abused woman’s feelings of imprisonment, and why she keeps this abuse secret from everyone. Hear what the church can do to help those in violent situations at home.
October 3, 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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