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Fueling the Passion in Your Marriage - II

September 8, 2010
Are you looking for ways to spice up your marriage? Then try feeding the ducks! If this isn’t the advice you were expecting, tune in to hear Part II of our lively interview with Bill and Pam Farrel, the authors of the book Red-Hot Monogamy, and find out why. Who knows … revving up your love life might begin with a simple stroll through the park!

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Is the flame of romance in your marriage more like a roaring fire, or a flicker that's about to fan out? On today's Family Talk, hear guests Bill and Pam Farrell, authors of the book Red-Hot Monogamy, get real about the idea of intimacy in marriage. For starters, they'll explain why leaving love notes for your spouse isn’t just child’s play. If you desire more passion in your marriage, this conversation is for you!
September 7, 2010
On today’s program, Dr. Dobson, along with studio guests Dr. Tim and Pam Elmore, discusses ways to prepare children to not only stand firm in their convictions, but to be able to lead others in the right direction. Dr. Elmore points out that every child has leadership potential, and he explains different styles of leadership. Learn how to nurture your child’s leadership abilities on today’s Family Talk!
September 6, 2010
Labor Day Weekend means the unofficial end of summer and beginning of a new school year. On Part II of our “Homeschooling in 2010” program, we’ll hear more from one family who discovered that their best education choice was found right in their own home. Find out why their kids, and 1.5 million other children in the United States, are thriving when mom and dad are the teachers!
September 3, 2010
After visiting your children’s school, do you come away thinking, “Why don’t they share my values? Don’t they understand that Tyler (or Ashley) doesn’t learn that way?” If so, today’s Family Talk discussion might be just for you. While homeschooling isn’t for everyone, thousands of families have discovered it’s just the right choice. Hear our program guests, the St. Johns, describe how their children are thriving because their home’s kitchen doubles as a daytime classroom.
September 2, 2010
Stocking up on school supplies, shopping for new clothes, scheduling car pools, and packing sack lunches: It’s that time of year! But is traditional schooling really the best option for your young child? Not necessarily, especially for the little boy in your home. Don’t miss a fascinating and historic conversation between Dr. Dobson and the late Dr. Ray Moore—the pioneer of home schooling—on today’s Family Talk!
September 1, 2010
“Where are we going to spend the holidays this year—with your parents or mine?” It’s the age-old question dreaded by all married couples, and the answer is never easy. We’ll hear today from guests Toben and Joanne Heim regarding how they dealt with this issue, and others like it, which cropped up early in their marriage. Dr. Dobson and the team discuss how God can use marriage to soften our rough edges and transform us into being more Christ-like. Learn how to strengthen your marriage on today’s Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson!
August 31, 2010
We all know it’s true that couples can argue over some of the most insignificant things, such as the “right” way to fold towels or fill ice cube trays. On today’s program, guests Toben and Joanne Heim discuss some of the small – yet seemingly insurmountable – conflicts that crop up when the honeymoon is over. Whether your marriage is one week or ten years old, it’s never too late for practical tips on dealing with premarital expectations!
August 30, 2010
It’s called the “Golden” Anniversary for a reason! Dr. and Mrs. Dobson are celebrating 50 years of committed covenant marriage, one rich in history and love. On today’s Family Talk, we’ll take a look back at how it all began. The Dobsons recall in their own words about how they met in college, and what early married life was like. You’ll also hear the one secret that’s kept them bonded together through the years!
August 27, 2010
So what's it REALLY like to be married to America's favorite family man, Dr. James Dobson? And how did a tuna sandwich teach Mrs. Dobson about marital trust? Today you’ll receive a rare glimpse at a marriage made in heaven – and one that’s grown stronger over the years. In honor of their 50th anniversary, listen to Shirley Dobson’s heart-warming tribute to her husband on Family Talk with Dr. James Dobson!
August 26, 2010
The year was 1960 – the era that ushered in the Cold War was over. A promising new decade was at hand, one that would introduce the Beatles, Star Trek and the walk on the moon. For 24-year old Jim Dobson, August of 1960 marked the beginning of a new chapter in his life, as well; a lovely young woman by the name of Ms. Shirley Deere became his bride. Don’t miss today’s program and Dr. Dobson’s emotional tribute to the woman he loves!
August 25, 2010
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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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