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Families in Crisis: The Anderson Family - I

April 8, 2019

When the Apostle Paul petitioned God to remove a persistent pain, God responded “My grace is sufficient.” On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Roger and Darlene Anderson open up to Dr. Dobson about their heartbreaking testimony. They shared how a birth defect afflicted 4 of their 7 children with debilitating hearing loss, and how they saw the faithfulness of God through their trying times.

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According to the American Psychological Association, 48% of all marriages in the United States end in divorce. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Tim Clinton unpacks the effects divorce has on children through his conversation with Dr. Greg Jantz. The two discuss the harmful idea of ‘Parental Alienation’, manipulation to hate, but also the healing these families can find. 
April 5, 2019
How should parents respond biblically when their children enter the rebellious teenage years? Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson answers this complex question through a conversation with authors Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice. These experienced mothers share their findings on how kids want to be treated, and why parents must carefully answer pivotal worldview questions. 
April 4, 2019
Many moms and dads are stunned when their once sweet little kids turn in to unruly teenagers. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with two expert moms for a discussion on guiding teens through adolescence. Shaunti Feldhahn and Lisa Rice explore issues young people struggle with such as responsibility, the lures of freedom, and peer pressure.
April 3, 2019
King David wrote in Psalm 8, “What is man that you are mindful of him?” On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Carol Swain finishes telling her life story, which began in poverty and despair. She discloses to Dr. Dobson her difficult road to earning numerous college degrees and securing prestigious teaching jobs. Dr. Swain also reveals the moment she fully dedicated her life to God.
April 2, 2019
No matter how hopeless our circumstances may seem, we can always trust our Father in Heaven. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Carol Swain shares her journey from poverty to becoming an accomplished university professor and intellectual. She recounts with Dr. Dobson the many obstacles she overcame, including bullying, flunking out of school, and an abusive stepfather.
April 1, 2019
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, eating disorders are the third most common chronic illness adolescents face. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton discusses this devastating epidemic with clinical psychologist Dr. Margaret Nagib. Dr. Nagib identifies the widespread impact of diseases like bulimia and anorexia, and how those struggling can find healing and restoration.
March 29, 2019
When Jesus fed the 5000, He did not rely on the Roman government, but challenged His followers to complete this task. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues addressing the welfare crisis by interviewing author and speaker, Star Parker. She explains how economic programs, like food stamps or low-income housing, actually hurt minorities in America. Hear what the church can do to help the poor.
March 28, 2019
Scripture instructs every believer to care for and protect the oppressed and needy. On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson discusses the failures of the welfare system with Star Parker, author of Uncle Sam’s Plantation. She opens up about overcoming her past of poverty, addiction, and crime. Star also shows how the government is not truly helping the poor in this country.
March 27, 2019
Everything that we do, both physically and mentally, must be done to glorify God. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson continues his conversation with successful business man Ken Eldred. Ken explains why so many in the corporate world ‘burn out,’ and how he integrated faith into his daily work habits. He also shares stories of God answering prayers in unexpected ways.
March 26, 2019
Psalm 127 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson sits down author and business man Ken Eldred. Ken describes how his empty achievements in the corporate world caused him to seek out a relationship with Jesus. He also challenges those in business to evaluate how their work schedule impacts family life.
March 25, 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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