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Mama Maggie: The Mother Teresa of Egypt

September 9, 2015

It’s rare to meet someone who epitomizes the servant-leadership of our Savior Jesus Christ, but Mama Maggie is one such person. On today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Dr. Meg Meeker interviews Marty Makary on the woman nicknamed “The Mother Teresa of Egypt.” 

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Yes, America has her problems, and over the past few years we’ve heard about most of them. But there is still hope for this great nation, and on today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Chaplain Barry Black and movie maker Alex Kendrick will encourage us to seek the Lord and watch him heal our land.
September 8, 2015
What’s it like to not only grow up in a wealthy family, but also in a family who lives their lives on primetime television? On today’s edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Dr. Meg Meeker interviews Sadie Robertson—a star from the hit-shows Duck Dynasty and Dancing With The Stars—on how to live original in a world that wants you to conform to its ideals.
September 7, 2015
If the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective, how much more potent are the prayers of moms who gather to intercede on behalf of the next generation! On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews Fern Nichols and Sally Burke about their ministry, Moms In Prayer.
September 4, 2015
Picture this: A group of moms who gather to pray not only for their own children, but also for the entire school. On today’s edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews Fern Nichols and Sally Burke on how to join a Moms In Prayer group and start off the school year on the right foot.
September 3, 2015
Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman faced a parent’s worst fear: the death of their 5- year-old daughter Maria. On today's classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson talks with them about what it feels like to hit rock bottom while clinging to the hope we have in Jesus Christ. That’s today, on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
September 2, 2015
Is it really possible for a family to recover after the tragic death of a child? On today's classic edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson spends time with Stephen Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman discussing the stunning and painful loss of Maria, their 5-year-old daughter. That’s today, on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
September 1, 2015
On a tragic spring day in 2008, Steven Curtis Chapman lost his 5-year-old daughter in an accident. On today's edition of Family Talk, we will wind back the clock and enjoy a classic interview between Dr. James Dobson and Steven Curtis Chapman, as they discuss how to cling to the hope of Christ in the midst of a painful loss. That’s today, on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
August 31, 2015
Many scholars suggest that the Biblical story of the Exodus is just that, a story. But on today's edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Dr. Meg Meeker interviews filmmaker Tim Mahoney on the archaeological proof of the Israelites’ Exodus from Egypt. That’s today, on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
August 28, 2015
The Israelites’ exodus from Egypt is one of the pivotal and most important stories in the Bible, yet according to some experts there is no archaeological proof that the Exodus happened. On today's edition of Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, Dr. Meg Meeker interviews filmmaker Tim Mahoney about the findings that corroborate the Biblical account. That’s today, on Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.
August 27, 2015
What does it look like to serve God outside of a ministry or church? Is it possible to minister to people if you’re not an ordained minister? On today's edition of Family Talk, Dr. James Dobson interviews Drayton McLane about serving God through whatever doors He opens.
August 26, 2015
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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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