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Dr. James Dobson

God: The Architect of Our Lives - II

November 15, 2019

Psalm 90:12 says, “Teach us to number our days.” On this classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his conversation with author, John Maxwell, and cardiologist, Dr. John Cage. They discuss what it means to live life to the fullest and not take one’s gifts and opportunities for granted. John Maxwell and Dr. Cage also stress the importance of taking complete care of one’s body.

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Have you ever had something so astonishing happen to you that could only be explained by Divine intervention? On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson talks with best-selling author and speaker John Maxwell and noted cardiologist, Dr. John Cage. John Maxwell recounts his nearly fatal heart attack, while Dr. Cage explains how God used him to save John's life.
November 14, 2019
Colorado cake maker, Jack Phillips, made national headlines in 2012, when he was mercilessly ridiculed for refusing to design a cake for a same-sex wedding. Today, he and his attorney, Jim Campbell, sit down with Dr. Dobson in the Family Talk studios to review Jack’s ongoing fight for religious expression. Jim unpacks why this is a freedom of speech case, not discrimination; while Jack shares how his faith influences his cake designs.
November 13, 2019
On this special Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson concludes his recent conversation with former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin. She continues talking about her close-knit family, and the struggles each of her kids have endured. Sarah also, for the first time, openly addresses her marital problems, after her husband Todd filed for divorce. 
November 12, 2019
Many Christian leaders and those in places of influence, abandon their godly character when pressured by this society. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson interviews former Alaska governor and Vice Presidential nominee, Sarah Palin. She explains how she’s maintained her faith in the political spotlight, and emphasizes the importance of her family. 
November 11, 2019
Are you looking for ways to spice up your marriage? Then try feeding the ducks! If this isn’t the advice you were expecting, listen to the conclusion of Dr. Dobson’s interview with Bill and Pam Farrel, authors of Red-Hot Monogamy. Find out how you can rev up your love life by taking a simple stroll through the park. 
November 8, 2019
Is the flame of romance in your marriage more like a roaring fire or a flicker that's about to fan out? Today on Family Talk, Bill and Pam Farrel, authors of 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.  
November 7, 2019
Former First Lady Abigail Adams once said, “Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” On today’s Family Talk broadcast, you will hear the conclusion to Dr. Dobson’s classic interview with author and speaker, Cynthia Tobias. She fields various audience questions about homeschooling vs. public schools, instilling proper motivation, and the church’s responsibility in educating children. 
November 6, 2019
Does your child struggle in school? Is the ‘one size fits all’ approach not working for your son or daughter? On this classic Family Talk broadcast, author and speaker Cynthia Tobias talks to Dr. Dobson about the various learning methods. She explains to teachers and parents how to understand a child’s specific educational needs and motivations. 
November 5, 2019
The prophet Daniel was a prime example of properly engaging the surrounding culture without compromising one’s beliefs. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton discusses this concept with best-selling author and radio personality, Eric Metaxas. Eric points to the rampant immorality that exists in politics and on social media. He and Dr. Clinton urge Christians to be active in this darkening society. 
November 4, 2019
What should churches do to protect themselves in this increasingly violent and hostile culture? Today, Dr. Dobson welcomes back national church-security spokesman, Carl Chinn to the Family Talk studios. He briefly talks about the mission for his organization, Faith Based Security Network, and shares sobering data around church shootings. 
November 1, 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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