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Dr. James Dobson

Kids and Bullying

September 20, 2010
It might begin as harmless playground teasing – grabbing a ball away or tripping someone as a joke – but actions like these can quickly escalate into full-fledged bullying. On today’s Family Talk, Dr. Dobson sits down with a group of school-aged children for a revealing look at how it feels to be picked on, and you may be surprised at some of their responses. It’s a discussion every parent needs to hear!

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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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On Part II of this program, author and speaker Frank Peretti warns against the danger of allowing bitterness to take hold in your life. Peretti describes being bullied mercilessly in junior high because of a disability, and how the wounds he endured followed him into adulthood. Learn how to overcome the hurts in your life before they destroy you, on today’s Family Talk.
September 17, 2010
The sting of rejection from peers or loved ones is a harsh burden to bear, and the scars can last a lifetime. On today’s Family Talk, well-known author Frank Peretti talks about his painful childhood experiences, which included bullying by schoolmates – until a kind teacher finally intervened. In his great storytelling fashion, Peretti inspires listeners as he recounts his journey of healing from a deeply wounded spirit.
September 16, 2010
Are you flirting with the idea of having an affair? Sure, all marriages have down times, and when you’re infuriated with your spouse, running into the arms of someone “more understanding” might not seem out of the question. However, those who do will wake up to a harsh reality. As Dr. Dobson often says: the grass on the other side of the fence might look greener, but you’ve still got to mow it! Tune in for practical ideas on how to strengthen and protect your marriage on today’s Family Talk.
September 15, 2010
On Part II of this program, we’ll hear more from 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!
September 14, 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. Tune in to hear this memorable and encouraging conversation!
September 13, 2010
September 11, 2001 will forever be remembered as one of the darkest days in our nation’s history. As we approach yet another anniversary of the horrific attack on America, the Family Talk team pauses to commemorate this sober time of year. On today’s broadcast, hear Dr. Dobson’s personal reflections on that tragic day, as well as his thoughts on current events being debated in our nation.
September 10, 2010
The world has its share of earthquake victims, AIDS patients, widows and orphans. Scripture calls on believers to reach out to “the least of these,” and on today’s Family Talk, we’ll take a look at the important work being done by many people called “social justice.” Since the Christian church has been caring for the poor around the world for centuries, we’ll also explore the new fascination and emphasis on relief work and discuss why it is so “fashionable” in Christian circles lately.
September 9, 2010
Are you looking for ways to spice up your marriage? Then try feeding the ducks! If this isn’t the advice you were expecting, tune in to hear Part II of our lively interview with Bill and Pam Farrel, the authors of the book Red-Hot Monogamy, and find out why. Who knows … revving up your love life might begin with a simple stroll through the park!
September 8, 2010
Is the flame of romance in your marriage more like a roaring fire, or a flicker that's about to fan out? On today's Family Talk, hear guests Bill and Pam Farrell, authors of the book 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. If you desire more passion in your marriage, this conversation is for you!
September 7, 2010
On today’s program, Dr. Dobson, along with studio guests Dr. Tim and Pam Elmore, discusses ways to prepare children to not only stand firm in their convictions, but to be able to lead others in the right direction. Dr. Elmore points out that every child has leadership potential, and he explains different styles of leadership. Learn how to nurture your child’s leadership abilities on today’s Family Talk!
September 6, 2010
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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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