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God's Answer to Fear, Worry and Anxiety - I

October 28, 2019

What does the bible say about worry? Today on Family Talk, Pastor Greg Laurie tackles this tough subject through his message at the 2019 Harvest SoCal outreach. He explains the universal problem of anxiousness, but explains God’s remedy for our fears and feelings of hopelessness.  

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Since 2017, over 4,000 Christians have been murdered for their faith, with another 2,600 falsely imprisoned. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with Pastor Andrew and Norine Brunson, who experienced fierce persecution in Turkey. The Brunsons discuss Andrew’s 2-year prison sentence, how he was rescued by the American government, and what he learned through this adversity.
October 25, 2019
Nothing more effectively eats away at a person’s heart or family unity, more than jealousy.  Today’s classic Family Talk broadcast features the remainder of Dr. Dobson’s interview with Dr. R.T. Kendall.  Dr. Kendall opens up about a time when he was stricken with jealousy, then identifies various Bible characters who struggled with this sin. 
October 24, 2019
Have you ever been jealous of someone else? What can we learn from the Bible on this issue? On this classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson talks about this tough subject with best-selling author and theologian, Dr. R.T. Kendall.  He explains the origins of these envious feelings, and examines the way King Saul’s relationship with God was destroyed by jealousy.  Hear what we can do to combat this sinful emotion. 
October 23, 2019
A lot of marriages encounter difficulties when spouses don’t honor each other, or understand their specific strengths and weaknesses.  On today’s Family Talk broadcast, the late marriage and family expert, Gary Smalley, examines a husband’s duty to value his wife.  He unpacks the key physical and emotional differences between males and females, and the ways the sexes balance one another out. 
October 22, 2019
Psalm 82 reminds us to ‘Defend the weak and the fatherless and uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.’ Today Dr. Dobson welcomes to the Family Talk studios Sarah Vienna, founder of Firm Foundations Romania. She explains why she started her organization, and what they are doing to care for the destitute people of Romania.  Sarah also voices her pro-life values by singing for Dr. Dobson, her new song “I Am Alive.” 
October 21, 2019
With the busyness of life, many Christian neglect their relationship with God. Today on Family Talk, author and speaker, Marilyn Hontz, addresses our daily need to spend time in God’s Word and commune with Him. She reminds us that our Heavenly Father wants to have a personal relationship with us in order to better guide and direct our lives.
October 18, 2019
Matthew 5 commands us to let our light shine before men, in order to glorify our Heavenly Father. This classic edition of Family Talk features the conclusion to Dr. Dobson’s interview with the late Chuck Colson. Chuck talks about his book, The Body, and highlights the church’s role to be beacon of truth in this morally failing society. Hear what Christians can do to better engage culture.
October 17, 2019
The late Chuck Colson was a key figure in the notorious Watergate Scandal. After being sent to prison for related crimes, his ‘tough guy’ persona was softened due to a radical encounter with Jesus. On this classic Family Talk broadcast, you’ll hear Dr. Dobson’s conversation with Chuck Colson. He describes the ways in which God has used his life since Watergate to minister to those incarcerated.
October 16, 2019
Despite being horribly treated by his brothers, Joseph forgave them saying, "You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good." On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson concludes his discussion with comedian, Dr. Dennis Swanberg. They each explain the way secret sin or past pain has profoundly hurt their families. Dr. Swanberg also emphasizes the importance of confession and confiding in others. 
October 15, 2019
Lingering memories of our past mistakes or a painful trauma can keep us from fully experiencing God’s redemption. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with comedian Dr. Dennis Swanberg to discuss his new book, No More Secrets. Dr. Swanberg opens up about his son’s battle with alcoholism and explains why parents shouldn’t feel guilty for a child’s waywardness.
October 14, 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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