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Dr. James Dobson

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January 3, 2011
Are you or your spouse crazy about cars? If so, don't miss today's program, featuring Mr. Barry Meguiar, the host of The Speed Channel’s "Car Crazy" television show. Mr. Meguiar tells Dr. Dobson about a recent illness and why the Lord had to issue him a hefty speeding ticket to get him to slow down. It’s an inspiring lesson from which we can all benefit!

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On today’s broadcast, nutritionist David Meinz concludes his talk on healthy eating. With his characteristic humor, he explains everything you need to know about making mealtime with the family both happy and healthy. Dr. Dobson talks about the drastic changes he made to his diet after having a heart attack, and closes by pointing out that losing weight is partly so difficult because unlike other vices, you can’t completely avoid food, and eating is often associated with happy occasions.
December 31, 2010
In part 2 of this program on healthy eating for families, nutritionist David Meinz offers several practical tips on good nutrition. He lists the “rules of the game” and says that frequency and quantity are key factors to a healthy eating lifestyle. To the delight of youngsters everywhere, Meinz also discusses how parents can allow their children to eat a limited amount of sweets without overdoing it.
December 30, 2010
The diet industry is a multi-million dollar business. It seems that everyone is looking for the secret to weight loss, whether it be a magic pill or a fad diet. On today’s program, nutritionist David Meinz—with his characterist humor—talks about what realistic changes we can all make in order to lead healthier lifestyles. If “you are what you eat,” then healthy families need to eat healthy food. We’ll get you started on the right path today!
December 29, 2010
Hear more from our studio guests Emily Colson and her father, Chuck Colson, the founder of Prison Fellowship. Emily speaks from her heart about the rollercoaster of emotions she has experienced while parenting her autistic son, Max. Find out how she has discovered an abundance of joy in the midst of difficult times on today’s Family Talk.  It’s a reminder for us to concentrate on the unique gifts with which God has equipped each of our children!
December 28, 2010
Are you or someone you know parenting a child with special needs?  If so, you’ll want to catch today’s program as Dr. Dobson and the team are joined by Chuck Colson and his daughter, Emily. Our studio guests describe their journey with Max – Emily’s 19-year-old autistic son – and reveal how the Lord has brought joy into their lives in the most unexpected ways.
December 27, 2010
It’s Christmas Eve and we'd like you to help us celebrate our first yuletide season together.   Get to know the wonderful folks behind the scenes as Family Talk staff members reveal their favorite Christmas memories.  Learn who spray painted their house with fake snow in order to have a white Christmas! It’s a special gift from our family to yours.
December 24, 2010
Just in time for Christmas – stories to warm you heart! Gifted storyteller Bob Stromberg treats us to some delightful glimpses of childhood from the perspective of both a father and a son.  Grab a cup of steaming hot chocolate, gather your family, and tune in for a special holiday treat!
December 23, 2010
Are you looking for that special guy or gal with whom to spend the rest of your life?  If so, tune in for Lee Strobel's list of 15 key questions you should ask before marrying the love of your life. If you’re single, today’s program may be especially meaningful to you. It’s a half-hour that could literally change your future!
December 22, 2010
Your spouse isn’t a Christian and it breaks your heart.  You desperately wish they shared your love for the Lord, and yet somehow they seem threatened by it.  On today’s program, we’ll address issues that can arise when a married couple is “unequally yoked.”  It’s a message filled with hope and healing.
December 21, 2010
“Unequally yoked”  – when one spouse is deeply committed to the Lord, and the other is not.  This scenario can present difficulties, and believe it our not, it affects one in every four Christian marriages!  Tune in today as studio guests Lee and Leslie Strobel discuss with Dr. Dobson their story about personally dealing with this issue.
December 20, 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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