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Dr. James Dobson

Love For a Lifetime - II

September 28, 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.”

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It seems every day we hear about another couple headed for divorce. So is a lifetime love really possible anymore? Dr. Dobson says, “Yes!” Whether you’re a wide-eyed newlywed – or pushing your 25th anniversary – tune in to today’s program. Listen as Dr. Dobson shares some fundamentals that will help you and your spouse go the distance.
September 27, 2010
Are you looking for just the right man or woman with whom to spend the rest of your life? If you’re Christian and single, today’s Family Talk is just for you! Dr. Dobson’s studio guest, author Lee Strobel, outlines key questions you should ask before you say “I do.” It’s 30 minutes that could change the direction of your life, and a conversation you don’t want to miss.
September 24, 2010
Your spouse isn’t a Christian. It breaks your heart and even influences your daily interaction. You desperately wish they shared your love for the Lord, and yet somehow they seem threatened by it. On today’s Family Talk, we’ll address these and other complicated issues that arise when a married couple is “unequally yoked.” It’s a major issue for 25% of all Christian marriages, so even if it doesn’t hit you personally, tune in and gain a new compassion for those sitting next to you on Sunday morning.
September 23, 2010
It’s called “unequally yoked” – when one spouse is deeply committed to following the Lord, and the other is not. It’s a tough scenario that affects one out of every four Christian marriages! On today’s Family Talk, author Lee Strobel, along with his wife Leslie, join Dr. Dobson in the studio to talk about how they’ve dealt with this complex struggle that so many couples are facing.
September 22, 2010
Though they might not have been called “BFFs” back then, every girl had a “best friend forever” when in school. To adolescent girls, it’s one of life’s most precious things! On today’s program, we’ll hear from a 16-year-old who fought through the pain, rejection and loneliness that occurred when her buddies became bullies. Tune in to learn how to help your children cope with an increasingly common problem!
September 21, 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!
September 20, 2010
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
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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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