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Hero and Friend: My Days with Pistol Pete Maravich - I

July 22, 2019

The late Pete Maravich was, without question, one of the greatest basketball players of all time. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson discusses this sports legend with seasoned TV writer, author, and producer Darrel Campbell. He talks about his personal friendship with Pete, and shares some of the turbulent stories from Pete’s childhood and early basketball career.  

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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.

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The prodigal son is a classic example of how a life apart from God is unfulfilling. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton sits down with Stu Fuhlendorf, Senior Pastor at Redemption Hills Church in Littleton, Colorado. Pastor Fuhlendorf opens up about his past life as a narcissistic, self-sufficient corporate executive. He shares how that world drastically fell apart, which caused him to seek out a meaningful relationship with Jesus. 
July 19, 2019
America’s Founders purposefully constructed defenses in the Constitution to protect religious people and institutions from inevitable hostility. On this Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson continues his conversation with best-selling conservative author, David Horowitz. They analyze the progressive leftist agenda to suppress Christianity and highlight the importance of our God-centered heritage. 
July 18, 2019
Christianity has been unfairly targeted by the progressive culture. Fortunately, more and more non-religious groups are coming to the defense of religious liberty. Today, Dr. Dobson welcomes popular conservative author and speaker, David Horowitz, to the Family Talk studios. The two discuss the origins of the hostility towards religion, while David explains his decision to walk away from a progressive leftist mindset.
July 17, 2019
Beginning in the 1950s, Americans fell in love with the entertaining western duo of Roy Rogers and his wife, Dale Evans. Today on Family Talk, you will hear a timeless message from Dale as she shares her moving testimony. Outside of her fame, many don’t know her personal journey, which was marred by heartache and sorrow.
July 16, 2019
Christians living in this modern culture must be bold and refuse to keep their beliefs silent. On this classic Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson sits down with law professor and radio journalist, Hugh Hewitt. Professor Hewitt talks about his book The Embarrassed Believer, and why so many Christ followers are afraid to live out or share their faith publicly.  
July 15, 2019
With a party girl mother who was married 7 different times while he was young, Pastor Greg Laurie’s home life was understandably chaotic. On today’s Family Talk broadcast, Pastor Laurie continues talking about his rebellious teenage years that included heavy drug use. Hear how a group of ‘Jesus Freaks’ helped him find the freedom that completely transformed his life forever.
July 12, 2019
Jesus often taught in parables, because powerful stories are memorable and meaningful. Today on Family Talk, Pastor Greg Laurie from Harvest Christian Fellowship shares his powerful testimony involving a troubled upbringing. He explains how his mother’s wild lifestyle led him down a similar destructive path as a young adult. Hear how Pastor Laurie’s deep longing for purpose led him to a meaningful relationship with Jesus.
July 11, 2019
There is tremendous division throughout the entire nation over what is happening at our southern border. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson addresses this humanitarian crisis through the reading of his July newsletter. He shares his heartbreaking visit to the holding facilities in Texas, and discredits the media’s misconceptions about the refugee’s living conditions.
July 10, 2019
What are the best ways for the church to engage the millennial generation? On today’s Family Talk broadcast, Dr. Dobson continues talking to Minister Jonathan Teague from Prestonwood Baptist Church. They examine young people’s disconnect with the concept of absolute truth, and emphasize why mature believers must disciple and minister to millennials.
July 9, 2019
For years, the millennial generation has been characterized as being lazy, liberal, and non-religious. But are these attributes true? Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson discusses some misconceptions about young people with Minister Jonathan Teague, from Prestonwood Baptist Church. He explains a millennial’s distorted worldview, and why they struggle to connect with the older generations.
July 8, 2019
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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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