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Building Hedges Around Your Marriage - I

October 31, 2018

Every marriage is vulnerable to attack unless proper defenses are put in place. On this broadcast of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with best-selling author and speaker, Jerry Jenkins. Jerry unpacks his book Hedges and the concept of purposefully creating boundaries around your relationships. Hear how protecting your marriage reaps long-term benefits. 

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Introducing the Dobson Culture Center
The purpose of the Dobson Culture Center is to help families and individuals live Scripturally-rooted lives and to engage culture with a biblical worldview, exposing darkness and exalting the light of Christ (Ephesians 5:11; Colossians 1:28). Learn more and receive weekly updates from the Dobson Culture Center. Sign up for the "Lighting Up Culture" report and stay updated on issues that matter to your family.

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The Bible does not teach that believers will avoid hardship, but that God will be present during our dark times. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues talking to Diet Eman, a Dutch Christian imprisoned by the Nazis during WWII. Diet explains her life after being released from a concentration camp, and how she learned to trust God’s sovereign plans. 
October 30, 2018
Dietrich Bonhoeffer famously said, “Not to speak is to speak, not to act is to act.”  On this Family Talk broadcast, you’ll hear from Diet [dEEt] Eman [emon], a Holocaust survivor who was imprisoned for her resistance to the Nazis.  She shares with Dr. Dobson stories of suffering through a concentration camp, and why she felt compelled to help those who were persecuted.
October 29, 2018
The widespread abuse and fatalities attributed to opioid addiction have forced the government to label it a public health crisis. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with Shannon Royce of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She describes how addiction warps the brain, but also how communities can bring an end to this epidemic.
October 26, 2018
During his ministry, the Reverend Billy Graham led millions of people to a meaningful relationship with Jesus. Today on Family Talk, we’ll look back at his life through an interview Dr. Dobson had with Franklin Graham. Franklin shares stories of his father’s early childhood, and what Billy Graham was like when he wasn’t preaching. It’s a fascinating conversation about one of the most well-known evangelists.
October 25, 2018
Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks about the passing of his close friend and cousin, Reverend H.B. London. He honors Rev. London through one of their most meaningful conversations about each of their fathers, recorded in 1997. They discuss the need for dads to prioritize their children, and regularly communicate love to them. Dr. Dobson and Rev. London also talk about the role of forgiveness and reconciliation in broken relationships. 
October 24, 2018
The dynamic between parents and their children can be quite hostile if respect and honor are not a priority. Today on Family Talk, you’ll hear a classic conversation Dr. Dobson had with author and speaker, Dr. Gary Smalley. Dr. Smalley stressed the need for parents to be gentle and loving toward their kids in all circumstances. The two also talked about how proper discipline can edify, while still encouraging good behavior.
October 23, 2018
The dynamic between parents and their children can be quite hostile if respect and honor are not a priority. Today on Family Talk, you’ll hear a classic conversation Dr. Dobson had with author and speaker, Dr. Gary Smalley. Dr. Smalley stressed the need for parents to be gentle and loving toward their kids in all circumstances. The two also talked about how proper discipline can edify, while still encouraging good behavior.
October 22, 2018
The case for the validity of the Bible is overwhelming, especially with the number of archeological findings. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks with Lisette and David Brody about Lisette's new book Etched in Stone. They share the various discoveries they’ve cataloged that verify the existence of biblical characters and places and the renewed confidence we can have in the Bible.
October 19, 2018
There is no bigger obligation for parents than to teach their kids God’s Word. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his conversation with Joe White, president of Kanakuk Kamps and author of Faith Training. They reiterate the jobs of mothers and fathers to complete their children’s education, with the Bible as the centerpiece.
October 18, 2018
Isaiah 38 reminds parents to share stories of God’s faithfulness with their kids. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks with his good friend Joe White, author of Faith Training. Joe uses the analogy of passing a baton to describe the transfer of a spiritual legacy from generation to generation. The two also examine the value of memorizing Scripture, and the numerous ways to love your kids.  
October 17, 2018
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Introducing the Dobson Culture Center
The purpose of the Dobson Culture Center is to help families and individuals live Scripturally-rooted lives and to engage culture with a biblical worldview, exposing darkness and exalting the light of Christ (Ephesians 5:11; Colossians 1:28). Learn more and receive weekly updates from the Dobson Culture Center. Sign up for the "Lighting Up Culture" report and stay updated on issues that matter to your family.

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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