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Hope in the Midst of Childhood Cancer - II

March 13, 2018

There is a tremendous emotional weight that parents carry when their children are diagnosed with cancer. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Dobson will continue his conversation with three parents who have dealt with or are still enduring the effects of childhood cancer. He will also talk with Melinda Mayton about how she ministers to these hurting families by allowing them to relax and find joy through her organization, Lighthouse Family Retreat. Don’t miss this touching broadcast of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. 

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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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Cancer is horrific disease that is destroying lives.  And many of these families are not prepared when their children are diagnosed with this illness at a young age.  On this broadcast of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson will talk with multiple parents who have experienced childhood cancer and, in some cases, lost their child.  They will share their heartfelt experiences and why they felt alone at times, on this moving edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
March 12, 2018
Every year, thousands of families are devastated by the suicide of a loved one. Today on Family Talk, Dr. Tim Clinton, President of the American Association of Christian Counselors, will talk with author and spiritual leader Dr. Frank Page, whose daughter Melissa took her own life in 2009. Dr. Page will share what God taught his family through this dark time and will give some warning signs to watch for to recognize those who might be considering suicide. 
March 9, 2018
Fathers have crucial roles as the head of their households: to love and cherish their wives and guide and prepare their children for life. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson will conclude his interview with Dr. Charles Crismier, about his book “Hearts of the Fathers.” The two will examine what godly parenting looks like and how fervent prayer can change the heart of an unbelieving spouse.
March 8, 2018
The absence of fathers and role models for children is becoming all too common in today’s society. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson will talk with longtime friend and radio personality Dr. Charles Crismier, author of the book “Hearts of the Fathers.” They will discuss the problem of fatherlessness and how divorce and pornography are deteriorating the institution of the family.
March 7, 2018
Sex trafficking is an atrocious global problem that is destroying the lives of many women and children. Today Dr. Dobson will talk with former U.S. Congresswoman Linda Smith in the Family Talk studios, about her ministry Shared Hope International. She founded this organization to bring awareness to the reality of the sex trade and help people identify individuals in their communities that are trapped in it. Hear how Linda is fighting this evil and pushing lawmakers to criminalize the perpetrators.
March 6, 2018
Today on this special edition of Family Talk, chief announcer Roger Marsh will talk with Dr. Dobson about his recent trip to Israel. Also, Dr. Dobson will share his thoughts on the legacy of Reverend Billy Graham.  Listen to what Dr. Dobson and his Christian colleagues accomplished while visiting the Holy Land, and hear about the incredible impact that Billy Graham has had on the world the last 70 years.
March 5, 2018
On this Friday edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson will continue his uplifting conversation with Kim Meeder from Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch. Today Kim will talk about her incredibly traumatic childhood and how it burdened her to love on and care for, the hurting children that come to visit her ranch. Be sure to listen to the conclusion to this impactful broadcast of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. 
March 2, 2018
Many children with physical and emotional scars have a profound connection with horses that have been through similar hardships. Today on Family Talk, Kim Meeder from Crystal Peaks Youth Ranch will bring Dr. Dobson up to date on how God has expanded their horse ministry and enabled them to restore hundreds of broken lives through the love of Jesus. That’s today on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. 
March 1, 2018
Adversity in life can sometimes cause our faith to be shaken. Today Dr. Dobson welcomes the President of Harvest Prayer Ministries Dave Butts to the Family Talk studios. Dave will share what he learned about the peace of God in the midst of his cancer diagnosis and how through fervent prayer he is now in remission. Don’t miss this powerful testimony, today on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk. 
February 28, 2018
Harboring hatred or animosity towards someone for the hurt they caused you can eat away at your mind and soul. On this edition of Family Talk, Dr. Dobson will talk with clinical psychologist Dr. Arch Hart about the slippery slope of resentment. Listen to why this emotion is a disease that can ruin one’s life and how forgiveness is the only cure.
February 27, 2018
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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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