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Coping With A Messie

June 29, 2018

It’s almost impossible for a couple to go one day without conflict, because everyone is different. And a major point of contention in many marriages occurs when one person is messy, while the other is more organized. Today on Family Talk, the founder of Messies Anonymous, Sandra Felton, defines what a ‘messie’ is and explains how marriages can survive this obstacle. Plus she explains how she dealt with her messy lifestyle, and offers advice for others to do the same.

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Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his conversation with Morton Blackwell, founder and president of The Leadership Institute. They will discuss how his organization is preparing students to not just fit in with the crowd, but to educate them to pursue meaningful careers. Morton concludes by speaking to the hope of recovering and restoring the college campuses in this country.
June 28, 2018
Colleges across the nation are becoming increasingly hostile towards religious and conservative values. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Morton Blackwell, founder and president of The Leadership Institute, sits down with Dr. Dobson to explain why he started this organization and shares his passion for the minds of this generation. Morton also will share how The Leadership Institute has stopped multiple attacks on Christian ideals on campuses.
June 27, 2018
Many Christians view Jesus as completely God, but sometimes forget that He was also completely man. On this edition of Family Talk, Jill Savage, author of the book Real Moms… Real Jesus, shares why Jesus understands the exhaustion, disappointment, and vulnerability that mothers feel. She also unpacks with Dr. Dobson the need for people to define themselves by who Christ is, and the necessity for a mom to have a supportive and caring husband.
June 26, 2018
Moms have a lot to deal with on an everyday basis, with the weight and stress of that job sometimes becoming overwhelming. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson is joined by author and speaker Jill Savage, discussing how her grass roots movement to encourage moms quickly developed into an organization. She walks through the major stressors that affect every mom and explains how Jesus experienced similar burdens.
June 25, 2018
Romans chapter 8 promises that nothing in all of creation can separate us from God’s love, and one person who experienced the fervent pursuit of God’s intense love is Joseph Rojas, lead singer of the band Seventh Day Slumber. Today, Family Talk’s co-host Dr. Tim Clinton will talk with Joseph about his incredible testimony of being delivered from a life filled with drugs and depression, and how he was able to reconcile with his abusive father.
June 22, 2018
Edmund Burke once said that the only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson welcomes former high school football coach Joe Kennedy and Kelly Shackelford from First Liberty. Coach Kennedy was fired for kneeling and praying after games, and will share why acknowledging God is important to him. His legal counsel, Kelly Shackleford, will explain why they are taking this discrimination lawsuit to the Supreme Court. 
June 21, 2018
On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his conversation with author and international speaker Julie Barnhill, by answering questions from those in attendance at the time of the recording. Dr. Dobson and Julie fielded questions about how to ride the emotional ups and downs of parenting and avoid blaming oneself for the bad choices their kids make. 
June 20, 2018
Moms and dads must let go of the idea of being a flawless parent and forgive themselves for the mistakes they have made. Dr. Dobson continues his discussion on this edition of Family Talk with Julie Barnhill, author of Confessions of an Imperfect Mom. Today, she continues to climb through her analogy of mountains of blame that moms experience, and explains why laughter and grace are great remedies.
June 19, 2018
Learning the difference between true and false guilt can be a challenge. And mothers of all ages tend to suppress some form of perceived guilt for their shortcomings and failures as a mother. Today on Family Talk, author and speaker Julie Barnhill talks with Dr. Dobson about why guilt plagues so many mothers, and how she encourages them to focus on the things they have done right for their children.
June 18, 2018
This weekend we celebrate the impact fathers have on our lives. Unfortunately, many children have been physically or emotionally abandoned by their dad. Today on Family Talk, comedian and author Ken Davis explains how he processed his relationship with his emotionally distant father, and why it is important for dads to display love and affection toward their kids. 
June 15, 2018
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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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