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Dr. James Dobson

Life After Hopelessness - II

October 12, 2010
Sixteen-year-old Kristen Anderson went through more in one year than any teenager should ever have to endure. A sexual assault, followed by the loss of three loved ones (one as a result of suicide) deceived her into believing that life was worthless, so she began to plan her own death. Yet, Kristen is triumphantly alive today and now boldly proclaims the powerful truth of God's love and redemption! It's an opportunity to stop and ponder our own eternal destiny as we hear the conclusion to Kristen's compelling story today.

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Let's face it: As parents, we've come to expect some emotional turbulence in our teenager's life. But how can we tell when adolescent moodiness turns into serious, life-threatening depression? On today's program, Dr. Dobson sits down with a young woman who was so distraught that, at the age of 16, she attempted to take her own life. If you're in a distressing situation, find hope from the story of one who has been there - and survived.
October 11, 2010
True or false? A current United Nations treaty denies parents the right to teach children their values if they’re deemed to be politically incorrect. True! While this sounds like the plot of a science fiction story, it’s actually the law in nearly every country except ours. What can you do while powers are at work trying to force the United States to accept this treaty? Find out how to defend your parental rights on today’s Family Talk!
October 8, 2010
Can a woman be hospitable and gracious, yet still succeed in the business world? “You better believe she can!” says Mary Crowley. A former president of a multi-million dollar company, Mrs. Crowley loves to point out that – regardless of your career status – when you sign up to work with the Lord, not only is the pay good, but the retirement is out of this world! Join us today as we hear from this true woman of God.
October 7, 2010
Mary Crowley was the first woman elected to the Board of Directors of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. She served on the boards of the American Red Cross and the Better Business Bureau, and also presided over a multi-million dollar corporation boasting thirty thousand employees. While she may have entered a man’s world years ago, she remained every inch a lady. Meet this extraordinary woman and learn how she patterned her life after the perfect mentor, Jesus.
October 6, 2010
Jill was married to one of the most successful NFL quarterbacks of all time and yet when tragedy struck their home after the birth of their son, she went one way, and he went the other. So how is it that they are more in love than before and sitting down with Dr. Dobson to talk about it today? Tune in and find encouragement for your own marriage¬ – even if your circumstances seem beyond hope.
October 5, 2010
Jim Kelly was one of the most successful quarterbacks in the history of the NFL. He led the Buffalo Bills to the Super Bowl four times and was voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His world fell apart, however, when his one and only son, Hunter, was born with a rare genetic disorder. Though devastated at the time, years later Hunter played a huge role in saving the Kellys’ marriage. Be inspired by Jim and Jill’s story today!
October 4, 2010
You have to get a table for one at the restaurant. You often realize that the house is painfully quiet. There’s an ache in your heart every time “that date” pops up on the calendar. We’ll hear once again from Dee Brestin as she talks about the reality of her life as a widow, and how she still clings to the fact our Heavenly Father is indeed the God of all comfort. Tune in for this heartfelt message about a tough subject.
October 1, 2010
It’s a statistic that no wife wants to hear: 80% of women will eventually live life as a widow. On today’s program, well-loved author Dee Brestin reveals her emotional and heart-wrenching journey back into a life of singleness following the death of her husband, Steve. You, too, can discover God’s unwavering faithfulness in the midst of deep loneliness.
September 30, 2010
Credit card debt, Pornography, In-law conflict....they’re all “marriage killers!” Combined with the everyday stresses of life, how can a marriage ever manage to survive? On today’s program, you’ll hear some great ideas for rekindling your love. As someone who recently celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary, Dr. Dobson shares time-tested secrets for strong marriages that can weather life’s storms.
September 29, 2010
When you and your spouse stood at the altar to pledge your vows, you probably expected to be together forever, right? However, it doesn’t take long to realize that constant pressures are working against your marriage. Let’s face it - we all could use a refresher course on those fundamentals required for making love last a lifetime. Tune in today as Dr. Dobson explains the “Three C’s of Marriage.”
September 28, 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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