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Dr. James Dobson

Bullies, Buddies, and Best Friends

December 6, 2010
To adolescent girls, a “BFF,” or Best Friend Forever, is one of life’s most precious things! In this encore presentation of one our most popular broadcasts from 2010, we’ll hear from a 16-year-old who fought through the pain, rejection and loneliness that occurred when her buddies became bullies. Tune in to learn how to help your children cope with an increasingly common problem!

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Young girls who desire to live their lives according to God’s perfect plan find that cultural forces are working against them every step of the way. On today’s program, Dr. Dobson is joined by his daughter, Danae, for a heart-to-heart father/daughter discussion.  Listen in as they impart helpful advice to parents who aspire to keep their daughters on the right track – morally and spiritually.
December 3, 2010
While committing physical adultery is clearly wrong and absolutely devastating for a marriage, is there any real harm in flirting a little with that nice guy at work or chatting with an old boyfriend online? Dr. Dobson is joined in the studio today by Julie Barnhill for an honest conversation about how dabbling in behavior that might seem innocent can lead to emotional infidelity.
December 2, 2010
An old flame requests you as a “friend” on Facebook:  what should you do?  On today’s broadcast, author and speaker Julie Barnhill shares candidly about how emotional infidelity almost destroyed her marriage.  It’s an important discussion for all women who want to understand their God-given emotions and needs.
December 1, 2010
It would be difficult to look back over the relatively brief history of America without coming to the conclusion that God has abundantly blessed our nation in countless ways.  Dr. Dobson's guest on today's program, Dr. Richard Land, believes God has taken a particular interest in the United States.  Listen in as he discusses what he views as our responsibility to spread freedom throughout the world.
November 30, 2010
It’s hard to believe that nearly a month has gone by since the midterm elections.  Now that things have settled down, many of us are wondering about the results and what they mean for the future of our country.  Dr. Richard Land joins Dr. Dobson in the studio today and shares his insightful analysis of recent voting trends.  Don't miss his ideas regarding what we can do to get America back on track.
November 29, 2010
On today’s program, we will hear once again from special guest, Joni Eareckson Tada.  Hear her talk about how the great hymns of the faith continue to help her in practical ways every day.  The hymns, each of them a poetic, theological gem, help her fulfill the Scriptural admonition to “Pray without ceasing.”  Find out how these sacred songs can enrich your spiritual walk as well!
November 26, 2010
Happy Thanksgiving!  Join us in celebration today as we focus on the great hymns of the faith.  We will learn why the song “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” was the battle cry for the Reformers, and Joni Eareckson Tada will share about a hymn that is particularly close to her heart.  You may find yourself singing along as you listen to our first Thanksgiving broadcast at Family Talk!
November 25, 2010
School has been in session for a few months now. Do you have any concerns about the education your children is receiving?  Would you like to know about other learning options that are available to you and your young scholars?  On today’s program, education expert Michael Farris provides us with up-to-date information on the modern homeschool movement.  Tune in to find out if this idea is right for your own family.
November 24, 2010
Many universities offer co-ed dorms and showers, “sex week” celebrations, and a persistent criticism of Judeo-Christian values. Is this the kind of college atmosphere you want your son or daughter to experience?  If not, tune in today to hear about other options available from schools that desire to link arms with parents with the goal of raising up the next Wilbur Wilberforce or Patrick Henry.  It’s a refreshing look at higher education.
November 23, 2010
It’s late autumn and the school year is nearly half over. If you have a high school student, your mailbox is probably flooded daily with college flyers. The choices are endless – public, private, in state, out of state – and there are many factors to consider. Dr. Dobson is joined in the studio today by college president and former US Senator, Bill Armstrong.  Together, they provide clarity and offer practical advice regarding the important decision of where to go to college!
November 22, 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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