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Domestic Violence and Toxic Anger - I

October 2, 2019

For nearly 40 years, October has been observed as Domestic Violence Awareness month. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton talks to licensed psychotherapist, Dr. Barry Lord, about this growing problem of abuse. Dr. Lord shares shocking statistics on this pervasive issue, and why protecting victims is paramount. The two also explain how spousal abuse breaks the bond of trust in a marriage. 

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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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On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson concludes his insightful conversation with best-selling author and international evangelist, Anne Graham Lotz. She continues to reveal the profound lessons she discovered about the Holy Spirit, while experiencing the darkest days of her life.  Anne provides evidence for the Holy Spirit all throughout Scripture, and explains His role as advocate, intercessor and constant companion.  
October 1, 2019
Before ascending into Heaven, Jesus promised to send us another comforter for us to rely on.  Today, Dr. Dobson welcomes best-selling author and evangelist Anne Graham Lotz to the Family Talk studios.  Anne shares how the Holy Spirit ministered to her after losing her husband and father, and being diagnosed with cancer.
September 30, 2019
On this edition of Family Talk, you will hear the conclusion to one of Dr. Dobson’s favorite interviews featuring Super Bowl winning coach, Tony Dungy.  Today, Coach Dungy answers some very pertinent questions from the studio audience.  They inquired about his unique coaching style, the decision to pursue adoption, and the advice he gives to young athletes.
September 27, 2019
The Apostle Paul reminds those in positions of influence to obey God wholeheartedly, so that those  who follow them will do likewise.  On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson will continue his timeless interview with Super Bowl winning coach, Tony Dungy.  Tony reflects on his playing and coaching careers, and shares that his greatest achievement is pointing people to Jesus.  
September 26, 2019
The great NFL coach Vince Lombardi said leaders aren’t born, they are made through hard work.  This classic edition of Family Talk, features Dr. Dobson’s popular conversation with another NFL coach who epitomizes Christian leadership.  Former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy talks about his outspoken Christian faith, which comes from his strong godly heritage. 
September 25, 2019
Will the United States ever revere God again? Is a revival on the horizon? Today’s Family Talk broadcast will address these questions through Dr. Dobson’s recent interview with Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias. The two discuss the moral free fall of this nation, and why the millennial generation is key to our future. Ravi will also talk about the hunger he has seen for the Gospel all over the world.
September 24, 2019
Oftentimes when standing up for our beliefs, we become hostile towards those who oppose our worldview. However, Scripture reminds us to be graceful, loving and wise when defending our faith. On this special edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson is joined by prominent Christian apologist and author, Ravi Zacharias. He highlights the importance of first understanding the person who is asking difficult questions regarding meaning or purpose.
September 23, 2019
On this enlightening edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his informative conversation with Dr. Walt Larimore. They continue to examine the health tips covered in Dr. Larimore’s new book, Fit Over 50. He highlights the lack of prayer in the church, the importance of sleep, and the healthiest foods you should be eating.
September 20, 2019
Scripture is very clear that we honor God when we take care of the bodies He has entrusted to us. Today, Dr. Dobson welcomes his good friend Dr. Walt Larimore to the Family Talk studios to discuss his newest book, Fit Over 50. Dr. Larimore emphasizes the importance of a person’s complete emotional, spiritual, physical and mental wellness. Hear practical tips on what you can do to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
September 19, 2019
The Apostle James reminds us to be quick to listen, and slow to anger. However, we sometimes forget that advice when it comes to our spouse. On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson talks about anger in marriage with the late author and counselor, Jean Lush. She describes the damage this emotion can cause, and provides practical steps to resolve the buildup of hostility or resentment.
September 18, 2019
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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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