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Dr. James Dobson

Learning to Embrace Brokenness

November 3, 2010
Moses … Joseph … Peter … Dwight L. Moody and Fanny Crosby. They are all undisputed legends of the faith, but what else do they have in common? Each one went through intense periods of suffering, pain, or loss. Find out today how these faith heroes emerged from their trials in a better position to make a godly impact on our world. We’ll take an in-depth look at the topic of brokenness, a gift that no one wants, but everyone needs.

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It’s time to head to the polls fellow Americans! As citizens of this great land, voting is not just a privilege, but also a right. Today, we will honor this sacred responsibility by hearing from a retired Army Captain who put his life on the line to protect the very freedoms we hold so dear. Listen as General Boykin pays tribute to our military on this Election Day!
November 2, 2010
“God Bless America” is a beloved patriotic tune we might hum while watching fireworks or standing on the curb at a Veteran’s Day parade. The lyrics take on a whole new meaning when sung by soldiers preparing for battle overseas, however. On today’s program, retired three-star General Jerry Boykin recalls the times he led his troops in singing this song before heading into battle. Join us as he shares a few miraculous stories of war.
November 1, 2010
With next Tuesday’s national election right around the corner, public policy expert Gary Bauer joins Dr. Dobson for an inside look at the choices we’re facing at the polls. While you may be frustrated with the partisan bickering and negative campaigning, Mr. Bauer offers words of wisdom and a fresh look at the real issues behind the politics. Listen today to learn how your vote will affect the future course of America.
October 29, 2010
Even though there was no medical explanation for why Nick Vujicic was born without arms or legs, his loving parents never questioned God, nor did they regret his birth. In fact, they raised Nick with a powerful understanding of God’s sovereignty. Tune in today to meet this young man who now travels the globe proclaiming the goodness of God!
October 28, 2010
Nick Vujicic has spoken over 1,500 times, in 35 countries, to nearly four million people. The result? 500 thousand new members of the body of Christ! On today’s program, Dr. Dobson welcomes Nick to the Family Talk recording studio. Born without arms or legs, Nick is an amazing testament of God’s faithfulness. Join us as we discover how God’s power often shines best through our weaknesses.
October 27, 2010
Sadly, many orphans get bounced around from home to home, never really able to put down roots. It's the harsh reality for boy and girls who have been labeled "unadoptable" by the system. Today, we'll hear first-hand from one couple who has set out to change that — one child at a time. Tune in as we learn that every child is adoptable in the family of God, and how you, too, can be the hands and feet of Christ.
October 26, 2010
On today's program, we'll introduce you to a couple that is making a world of difference in the lives of abandoned children. An inspiration to all, Billy Jack and Anne Barrett have opened their hearts and home to hurting teenagers who have been tossed about in the foster care system. Their powerful story is a touching reminder of the value of every life in God's eyes. Listen as we discover their "extreme makeover!"
October 25, 2010
Ken Davis was often bullied as a child, but he learned a very important lesson when he turned the tables and picked on someone weaker than himself. While Ken got the attention he wanted from his friends, his actions had another unexpected result; on today’s show, he explains the message he received of God’s “Good News.” Listen and learn how the Lord uses the foolish things of this world to confound the wise.
October 22, 2010
Is God really just a “Cosmic Killjoy” like some people say He is? For years comedian Ken Davis thought so, but not any more. Ken discovered that the God of the universe not only delights in the laughter of His children, He often plants the joy Himself! Tune in today to find out how to truly live life with “gusto” like God intended!
October 21, 2010
Over 100 years ago, British statesman Sir Winston Churchill said, “Taxes are an evil - a necessary evil, but still an evil – and the fewer of them we have, the better.” Dr. Dobson agrees with a resounding “Amen to that!” Tune in to today’s program and hear inspiring lessons from Churchill that Americans would be wise to consider before heading to polls in November.
October 20, 2010
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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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